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Join us for a Ragtime Concert to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Ragtime Great Scott Joplin.  Michael Dolman, Kansas City, Kansas native & San Francisco resident, will present a concert and lecture demonstration of Scott Joplin's piano works.  The piano works of Joplin are the American equivalent of Johann Sebastian Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias for keyboard.

Michael Dolman is a native of KCK.  He has a Bachelor o Music Education degree from UMKC and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Northern Colorado.  Mike presently resides in San Francisco.  He is painist for Alonzo King Lines Ballet, the University of California at Berkeley and pianist / organist for Trinity United Methodist Church (Berkeley).  Mike has also been a pianist for the San Franciso Ballet, Oakland Ballet, DanceAspen Summer Festival, Kansas City Ballet, and is a guest pianist for Lawrence Arts Center and Oklahoma City Ballet.

Mike is a noted advocate for the music of Scott Joplin.  He has presented several Joplin concerts throughout the country, and has brought Joplin's music into the American ballet class.

Mike is a noted clinician for ballet pianists.  In 2013, Mike with pianist Lucy Hudson performed "Rite of Spring" by Igor Stravinsky, celebrating the 100th anniversary of this milestone work.

Mike's composition "Guthrie OK Rag" (a joyous homage to his mother) is now a part of the repertory for Kathy Mata Ballet.