Tre Terra: Christmas Across the Americas
Celebrate the advent season with music by composers from South, Central, and North America. Featuring musical trio Tre Terra.
About the Performers
The members of Tre Terra come from three different lands, backgrounds and experiences, having a common bond through the love of music and a passion for education. Active solo performers and educators in our their own fields, they have collaborated together in the D.C. area for several years, having recently established a trio embracing their international background.
Soprano Theresa Sweet is a native to the Washington DC area. She received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from Oberlin Conservatory, and a graduate degree from Peabody Conservatory in Opera Performance. She made her Washington Summer Opera debut as Susannah in The Marriage of Figaro. Other East Coast opera appearances include Cunégonde in Benrstein’s Candide, Giulietta in Bellini’s I Capuleti ed i Montecchi, and the Governess in Britten’s Turn of the Screw. She also made appearances with the Charlottesville Symphony, Baltimore Concert Artists, and other concert groups/venues performing as soprano soloist in the great works of Mozart, Bach, Haydn, Handel, and others. She had lead roles in Godspell, played Maria in West Side Story and Liebeslieder in A Little Night Music. She is the Musical Director and Teaching Artist at Imagination Stage. She is the vocal coach and choral consultant for various musicals at Rockbridge Academy in Millersville, MD, where she was also the Artistic Director of You are A Good Man, Charlie Brown. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of StoryTellers, A Theater Arts Academy, which offers professional training and performance opportunities for young people.
Costa Rican cellist Irma Field-Cripe is a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. She holds degrees in cello performance from the University of Oregon, the University of Costa Rica and the Wichita State University in Kansas. She has performed as soloist with the Costa Rica National Symphony, and as a founding member of the group “QuinTango” she has performed as soloist with the Charleston Symphony, the Augusta Symphony and the Wichita Symphony. The group earned a Washington Area Music Award for the CD “Secret Places”, and was invited for a command performance at the White House. She currently freelances in the DC, Annapolis and Baltimore areas, regularly appears in chamber music recitals and performs with area orchestras such as the Alexandria Symphony, Washington Concert Opera and the National Philharmonic. A dedicated and enthusiastic music educator, she has taught cello at the University of Costa Rica and St. Mary’s College of MD, as well as having established a full K-12 strings and orchestra program at Rockbridge Academy in Millersville, MD. She is a certified Suzuki Cello instructor and has a private studio that performs locally in concert venues, nursing homes, parks, and other areas of community service.
Brazilian pianist Adriana Schueckler holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from University of São Paulo, and a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from Louisiana State University. An active performer with a passion for collaborative music, she has been a part in many ensembles in Brazil and the US. She was the staff pianist for the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, Sunrise Singers, for several years, and also belonged to the Kalani Group in Hawaii, playing the harpsichord. Currently, she is the pianist for the choirs and musical productions at Rockbridge Academy, in Millersville, MD, and also collaborates in several ensembles with area musicians in the school’s annual Muse Concert. She is a sought out collaborator for area students who participate in festivals and competitions, such as the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competitions. A committed educator, she developed the curriculum for the Kindergarten Enrichment Music program at Rockbridge Academy, where she teaches. An active member of the Anne Arundel Music Teachers Association, she the current Vice President, having held past positions as Treasurer and President. She serves as an adjudicator in events and competitions throughout Maryland, and her piano students participate successfully in several local and state events.