Hovey Dean Corbin, Jr., earned bachelor’s degrees in vocal performance and instrumental music education (percussion emphasis) from UNM. He is in his 28th year of teaching band at Albuquerque Academy, and is also the co-conductor of the Albuquerque Junior Symphony. He and his father enjoy building sackbuts and custom conducting batons in their spare time. Hovey performs with Steve Chavez and the New Mexican Marimba Band, the LINKS! Percussion Ensemble, the heavy-metal vaudeville troupe Skümbaag and the Sol Calypso Steel Drum Band with his wife, Alexis.
Dennis Davies-Wilson, woodwind specialist, has been performing with Música Antigua since 1988. He holds a Master of Music from UNM and a Master of Library Science (Music Specialization) from Indiana University. A retired librarian, he is currently a Lecturer in Music at UNM. Also a bassoonist, he has performed with the Opera Southwest Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony and Sangre de Cristo Chorale.
Ruth Helgeson has long been interested in many music traditions. While in college she performed early music with Concentus Musicus of the Twin Cities, directed by Arthur Maud. After receiving a BFA in Visual Arts with a minor in Chinese, she lived on Taiwan, where she studied the gu zheng (zither) and er-hu (fiddle). For ten years she was a psindhen (female vocalist) and instrumentalist with the Sumunar Central Javanese gamelan in Minnesota..
David McGuire, tenor, holds a Bachelor of Music in theory and composition from the University of North Texas, and an MBA from UNM. His vocal and instrumental compositions have been performed nationally and internationally. During his career in information technology, he has sung in many ensembles, including New York’s Manhattan Vocal Ensemble, Hartford’s Cathedral Chamber Singers, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and Quintessencea.
Art Sheinberg, a founding member of Música Antigua, holds a master’s degree in doublebass performance from UNM and performed in the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra for 15 years. He taught orchestra in the Albuquerque Public Schools for 36 years, and now works with music education students at UNM. He serves as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the Southwest, and has composed and arranged numerous works for school orchestra. In 2003, he was one of seven teachers to receive the Golden Apple Award for excellence in public school teaching in New Mexico.
Colleen Sheinberg is a founding member of Música Antigua. A graduate of Southern Methodist University and UNM, she holds master’s degrees in anthropology and piano performance and is active as a chamber musician, teacher and accompanist. She has performed with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and at the University of North Texas, Louisiana Tech University, University of Arkansas, and Fort Lewis College. She is on the faculty of the UNM Department of Music, where she teachers piano and harpsichord, directs the Early Music Ensemble, and is a coach-accompanist of vocal students.
Kathy Millé Wimmer, narrator for this season’s Christmas concerts, has been acting in and around Albuquerque for many years and is a member of various musical groups. She recently performed in and was musical director for the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival’s production of As You Like It. Some of her musical endeavors include playing Celtic harp with the Canterbury Harp Ensemble and a variety of early instruments with Cantores Festivi and the UNM Early Music Ensemble. She also performs with fellow harper Gwen Easterday as the Bardic Sisters.