The trio will present a full program with works by Brahms, Bach, and Debussy, followed by contemporary pieces by Hundley, Gordon, Niles, Heggie, and Massenet.
Professor of Music Dismukes has served in the Department of Vocal Music at Lee University’s School of Music since 1992. She has appeared as a soloist in the Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, U.K. as well as the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
She performs locally with the Choral Arts of Chattanooga, the Chat-tanooga Symphony Orchestra and the Chattanooga Bach Chorale. Dismukes earned the bachelor of music education at Lee College, a master of music at Austin Peay State University, and the doctor of musical arts at the University of Alabama.
She currently serves as director of music for St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Cleveland and as a vocal consultant for the Young People's Chorus of New York City.
Lecturer in Music Perry Mears II earned a master of music from the University of Maryland, and a masters in church music and bachelor of art s from Lee University. He has performed in venues such as the Arts Club of Washington D.C. and the Aspen Music Festival’s Harris Hall.
He has served as an opera coach with the Ash Lawn Festival Opera, Lee University Opera Theatre Workshop, and the Maryland Opera Studio.
Mears is also an alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival and School where he was part of the prestigious Collaborative Artist Program.
Ringer earned a master of music in violin performance and pedagogy from the Hartt School of Music. She has made solo appearances with the Holberg Chamber Orchestra, and performed throughout the Southeast and New England.
Ringer served as faculty at the Hartt School Community Division in Conn. and at Cadek Conservatory in Tennessee and enjoyed serving as a guest clinician at Summer String festivals, both in the United States and in Tasmania, Australia.
Currently Ringer performs with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera.