Carmel High School graduate Terhune records saxophone duet videos


Cecily Terhune found a cool video site for her saxophone duet.

“This collaboration was born when Bill Nicholson put out a call for musicians to livestream from his beautiful Airbnb, the Victorian-era Charles Davis Mansion,” said Terhune, a Carmel resident. “He proposed a quid pro quo, whereby he would host us to film in the mansion and we would, in turn, share our experience in his magnificent Airbnb/event center.”

So, she and saxophone partner Carly Hood filmed three videos March 7 in the mansion in Shelbyville.

“Carly and I already had three pieces prepared for various projects, including the Saxiana international saxophone competition and the North American Saxophone Alliance 2021 regional conference,” Terhune said. “After checking out the mansion’s website, I conceptualized a project where Carly and I would shoot music videos there featuring the pieces we had prepared and, especially, Bill and Jessica Nicholson’s ravishing mansion.”

The first video, “Zippy!” by Gregory Wanamaker, was set to be released March 19 on Terhune’s YouTube channel, The other two videos set to be released are “La Dernière Nuit” by David Salleras March 26 and “Ars” by Christian Lauba April 2.

Terhune, a 2011 Carmel High School graduate, moved back to Carmel after graduating with a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati in May of 2018. Terhune and Hood met at the University of Cincinnati program.

“I have played with Carly since 2016, but we haven’t played together regularly recently,” Terhune said. “We reconnected at the end of last year to prepare a submission for the Saxiana International Saxophone competition in the duet category.”

Terhune teaches private woodwind lessons for high school students from Carmel and Noblesville and students from the three Carmel middle schools. She maintains a private studio with students from other schools.

“I am also a prolific performer/freelancer,” she said. “I am a regular member of a funk/rock band, Audiodacity, and modern jazz ensemble, the Sean Imboden Large Ensemble, but I have performed and recorded with many different types of classical, jazz, rock and other ensembles in Indy.”

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