Shannon van der Reck (Bass)
Multi-Instrumentalist Shannon van der Reck has been performing for over 25 years. She has played in the La Jolla Symphony, Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Tifereth Israel Orchestra, as well as three seasons in the Minneapolis Children’s Theater Company’s Summer Intensive Program. Shannon has played in several projects around the Twin Cities, most notably for Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds” YouTube video and his own chamber ensemble Skeleton Crew, which performs the music of eclectic minimalist and post-minimalist composers of our time. Shannon teaches in St. Louis Park at Maestoso Music Studio.
Doug Rohde (Piano)
Doug Rohde, a child of the ’70s, has been playing all kind of gigs in the Twin Cities since moving here just a couple years after the class of ’85 graduated. Right now, he is also playing and recording with The Auto Body Experience, the Tommy Bentz Band, Tim Patrick and His Blue Eyes Band, the Big Stoop Big Band, the Girl Singers of the ’60s, the Belting Babes of Broadway, and vocalist Nichole Carey. Recently, he served as music director and bandleader for Candid Theater productions of Hair and The Rocky Horror Show. Doug also spent two years as music director at Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. In addition to his playing career, Doug teaches piano and improvisation at Center For Performing Arts in south Minneapolis, and just finished writing a first-of-its-kind popular music lesson and exam program for the Minnesota Music Teachers Association. www.dougrohdemusic.com