A UC Davis music alumnus Uwate went on to first earn a master’s of music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and then a doctor of musical arts from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She teaches on the faculty of the University of Oregon, Eugene, where she has founded the Delgani String Quartet. Kimberlee performs nearly sixty concerts each year in a variety of capacities. Kimberlee’s orchestral experiences notably include concerts with the Festival Orchestra of the National Orchestra of the Dominican Republic in Santo Domingo, and at Carnegie Hall with members of the New York Philharmonic in a special benefit performance of Mahler’s Third Symphony.
Free, no tickets necessary (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)
Joy S. Shinkoskey was the mother of Deborah Pinkerton and mother-in-law to Bret Hewitt. They established an endowment to support noon concerts and musical performances in the UC Davis Department of Music.
Joy S. Shinkoskey (Pinkerton)
Mother of four children, including Deborah Pinkerton, Joy Shinkoskey was in her younger years a model and played the piano which is where she developed her love of music, playing Beethoven piano works in the Spokane Music Festival, 1940, and throughout her life.