Interlude Trio Performing at LTC

Interlude Trio
Jan 13, 2022

Interlude Trio will hold the first public performance in Lackey Music Hall on February 11. Lackey Music Hall is the newest addition to Lincoln Trail College. The program will feature chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Niccolò Paganini, Joseph Küffner, and Johann Kaspar Mertz. Interlude Trio members are Sophie Kershaw-Patilla (flute), Tanya Reed (viola), and Michael Patilla (guitar).

Sophie Kershaw-Patilla is a flutist and piccoloist with over 20 years of experience as a regional performer and private instructor. She is a former member and board member of the Tennessee Wind Symphony in Knoxville, Tennessee. She holds a Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education degree from Mississippi State University and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology from Tennessee Technological University. A member of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education, she is excited to join the faculty at Lincoln Trail College teaching applied music lessons and performing with the Jazz Band. 

Tanya Reed has been playing viola for over 30 years, both as a soloist and in orchestras and quartets, throughout Indianapolis, East Central Illinois, and the Chicagoland area. From 1996-2000, she was a member of the Bradley-Bourbonnais Strolling Strings Ensemble, and she performed in the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra from 1998-2006. She has spent the last 14 years playing in the Eastern Symphony Orchestra in Charleston, IL. Tanya has performed for weddings and many other special events. She teaches violin and viola lessons in Crawford County and is most proud of experiencing the joy music elicits from her young students. 

Michael Patilla holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and has been active as a classical guitarist for over 35 years, performing throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. As a Fulbright Scholar, he served as a guest lecturer at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, performed concerts throughout the country, made various radio and television appearances, and collaborated with Honduran composers to publish a collection of works for guitar. He created the guitar program at Mississippi State University, where he was on the faculty for 18 years, and is currently serving as Director of Fine Arts at Lincoln Trail College, where he teaches various music courses, directs the Jazz Band and Statesmen Singers, and teaches applied lessons in guitar and orchestral strings.

The concert on Feb. 11 begins at 7 p.m. There is a limit of 60 tickets, and they are $10 each. Tickets are available online at