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Upton Trio wraps up 28th year with KCSD
Will also perform Monday at TenEleven Galleria
Upton Trio at School Web
Upton Trio pianist and managing artistic director Billy Shepherd and composer and violinist Mary Lee Kinosian with 4th Grade students from Wateree Elementary School and Blaney Elementary School following a recent performance of The American Story. The student are (from left) Jacob Downer, Taki Watson, Abbie Robinson, Katherine Belton-Alford, Mercedes Ines, Collen Ashley, Ava Greenway and Taylor Bright. - photo by Provided by the KCSD
For two years shy of 30 years, pianist Billy Shepherd, composer and violinist Mary Lee Kinosian and cellist Dusan Vukajlovic have shared their love of classical music with students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). During the past 28 years, the three musicians -- collectively known as The Upton Trio -- have entertained and helped educate hundreds of students by combining music, visuals and storytelling. Recently, Shepherd, KCSD Executive Director K-12 Instruction Dr. Alisa Taylor and KCSD Coordinator for Early Childhood Education Pam Whitehead talked about what the unique partnership has done in recent years and hopes to do in the future.