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Carols in the Mountains  with the Elden Brass Quintet

Saturday, December 9, 3 PM 

featuring Kevin Memley’s Magnificat

with collaborations from Flagstaff and Coconino High Schools 

Coconino High School, Main Auditorium, 2801 N Izabel St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Tickets are not needed for this event. There is a suggested contribution of $20 for adults and $5 for students and children. 


When arriving at Coconino High School, parking is on the North side of the school by Cedar Ave. Watch for our Master Chorale signage for where to enter the building, once parked.

Guest Artists and Collaborators

Elden Brass Quintet

Coconino High School Choir

under the direction of Karen Whitaker

Flagstaff High School Choir

under the direction of Stephanie Galloway

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The Elden Brass Quintet is the faculty brass quintet at Northern Arizona University. This exciting ensemble performs a wide variety of musical styles including modern masterworks, jazz arrangements, Christmas tunes and pops programs. The Elden Brass Quintet performs concerts on the campus of NAU, has toured throughout the southwest, and has also performed in China, at the International Tuba and Euphonium Association’s 2010 international conference, and at the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructor’s national conference. The members are: Kevin Tague and Cindy Gould: Trumpets, Nancy Sullivan: Horn, David Vining: Trombone and Ben Ordaz: Tuba.

Abby Fisher is a percussionist and educator, focused on performing and supporting continued growth of new music, with expertise in contemporary and classical percussion. 

National and international performances include: Stony Brook University's TEDx, Transplanted Roots Percussion Symposium, New Music Gathering, Big Ears Festival, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and One World Trade Center. Abby is a co-founder of the percussion duo Fisher/Lau Project with Matthew Lau, and she regularly collaborates with composers and musicians on new works. Abby is a dedicated educator and is the Assistant Professor of Percussion and Director of Percussion Studies at Northern Arizona University. She currently serves on the Percussive Arts Society New Music/ Research Committee. Abby served as the Managing Director for Nief-Norf for seven years, and worked with the NN team to produce the annual Nief-Norf Summer Festival.  Abby is supported by Marimba One, Black Swamp Percussion,Vic Firth, and Zildjian.  Please visit her website:

Owen Davis is a composer, percussionist, improvisor, noise artist, educator, and curator based in Flagstaff, AZ. He is currently the general music teacher at Sturgeon Cromer Elementary School in Flagstaff Unified School District. He also maintains a growing private percussion studio teaching the percussive arts weekly to over 30 students of all ages at the Flagstaff School of Music. His artistic work is animated by noise - searching out ways to find and make it in composition, improvisation, and other artistic endeavors. He is an active recording artist, improvisor, and new music performer nationally and internationally frequently collaborating or composing for projects and performances. He holds degrees in Music Education (Northern Arizona University studying with percussion professor Steven Hemphill) and a master's degree in Music Composition (DePaul University). Owen founded and currently co-curates the Interference Series, a improvised/avant/experimental performance series and Non-Profit Organization.

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Stephanie Galloway is in her 8th year teaching at Flagstaff High School, where she teaches choir, piano, and music theory.  She has a wide and diverse span of choral and instrumental teaching experience in grades K-12 and beyond, including work in middle school jazz band, high school orchestra, and musical theater through the NAU Theater Department. She continues to work as a professional pianist, accompanist, organist, and music director within the Flagstaff community, playing all styles and genres. A certified fitness professional, Stephanie has taught all levels and styles of fitness at the Flagstaff Athletic Club for over 30 years. Happily married since 1992 to Steve Galloway, she is the mother of three sons, Luke (24), Max (22), and Paul (20), and daughter Melanie (22).


Karen Whitaker is currently in her third year as the band, orchestra, and choir director at Coconino High School. She graduated from Marywood University with a Bachelor's in Music Education. After graduating in 2021 she moved from Pennsylvania to Flagstaff Arizona for her current job at CHS. She also teaches Percussion, AP Music Theory, and also runs chamber orchestra, symphony orchestra, and percussion ensemble at CHS.

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