Trade Alley Arts Performance Schedule
*Maximum of 15 people per time slot
5:00 p.m. | Shawn Roberts (Percussion)
5:30 p.m. | Kelsey Philbrick (Violin)
6:00 p.m. | Shawn Roberts (Percussion)
6:30 p.m. | Kelsey Philbrick (Violin)
7:00 p.m. | Shawn Roberts (Percussion)
7:30 p.m. | Kelsey Philbrick (Violin)
Shawn M Roberts received his D.M.A. from West Virginia University, and his M.M. in Percussion Performance and B.M. in Music Education from Appalachian State University. He currently teaches Humanities courses in World Music, Jazz, and Western European Art Music at both Appalachian State and Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.
Dr. Roberts is an active and eclectic performer, serving as Principal Percussionist with the Western Piedmont Symphony since 2010, providing accompaniment for the Appalachian State Dance Department, and percussionist with da Capo Brass and the North Carolina Brass Band. Notable performances include the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Lotus Blossom World Music and Arts Festival in Bloomington, Indiana, and Director of the West Virginia University Steel Band during the induction of Ellie Mannette into the Percussive Arts Hall of Fame.
In addition to performance, Dr. Roberts is passionate about community programs. He conducts numerous workshops in schools both public and private, has served as a scholar and coordinator for Mapping the Beat, a program under the aegis of Arts Bridge America and funded by National Geographic, partnered with the Western Youth Network in creating music programs for underprivileged youth, and is a regular instructor for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) serving academically gifted children across North Carolina.
Kelsey Philbrick is a violinist currently residing in Greensboro, NC. She performs frequently in symphonies across North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Kelsey began playing violin at the age of eight in the Chapel Hill, NC area, later earning degrees in Violin Performance from UNC-Greensboro (2014) and Appalachian State University. She has performed with numerous symphonies, including the Fayetteville Symphony, Durham Symphony, Johnson City Symphony, North State Chamber Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Symphony of the Mountains, and Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. Kelsey currently performs as Assistant Concertmaster with the Western Piedmont Symphony and teaches as Adjunct Instructor of Violin at Appalachian State University. When Kelsey is not performing or teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband Ian and their cat Sibby (short for Sibelius!).