b'FA CULT YB I O G R A P H I E SHarimaya Adhikari (Himalaya Heritage Music Program), originally from Nepal, holds a Masters in Music from the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, and taught music at a university in Nepal. As a singer and harmonium player, she performs for Indian, Bhutanese, and Nepali communities throughout the Northeast, especially for religious events and traditional celebrations. She plays classical Indian music as well as sacred and popular tunes, and composes her own music in the South Asian traditions. (by special arrangement) Kent Allyn (jazz piano, guitar, bass, concerts & workshops) performs and records as a key sideman for many Harimaya Adhikari ensembles and songwriters including Ben Baldwin & the Big Note, Susie Burke & David Surette, Cosy Sheridan, Paul & Peggo, and Kathy Lowe. He has taught guitar, piano, and electric bass at Berwick Academy since 1989. Kent holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of New Hampshire. When not playing or teaching music he can be found relaxing in a recreational rowing shell or sailing a peapod on Pepperrell Cove in Kittery Point, ME. (by special arrangement) Kent AllynStefani Burk (wind department chair, oboe, woodwind ensembles) performs regularly as oboist for the Portland Symphony, Opera Maine, and Portland Ballet, and has also performed with the NH Music Festival, Opera North, and many other New England orchestras and chamber music festivals. She holds a B.A. in Music Education, and an M.A. in Oboe Performance from the University of Iowa, with further studies with Fred Cohen. She has taught at Bowdoin and Bates Colleges, Phillips Exeter, Indian Hill Arts, and currently at St. Pauls School. Stef finds humor and encouragement helpful for all ages of students to foster the patience and persistence needed to master the unique challenges of the Stefani Burk oboe.20'