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Julie Yoonjeong Kim (DMA, organ, student of Dean Billmeyer) will perform J. S. Bach's Trio Sonata No. 1, BWV 526 at the Before Bach's Birthday Bash recital on Saturday, March 15 at 2 pm at the Church of St. John the Evalgelist (60 Kent St., St. Paul). To see a complete list of performers, visit the Twin Cities American Guild of Organists website.
Tom Ashworth (trombone) and John Tranter (euphonium) performed on six Minnesota Orchestra family concerts with Alex Wolff (BM, trombone, student of Tom Ashworth). Wolff, a member of the Copper Street Brass Quintet, has recently performed with the Minnesota Orchestra.
Tom Ashworth will conduct the U of M Trombone Choir when they join the Minneapolis Trombone Choir (MTC) for their 41st annual performance at 4 pm on Sunday, March 24 at Judson Memorial Baptist Church (Minneapolis). The MTC is led by Jim ten Bensel (BM/MM, music education) and features local music educators, students, and community members. Musical selections will include classical, contemporary, pop and jazz, as well as music by Minnesota composers and choir members. The MTC will also perform on the 2014 U of M Brass Symposium.
Matthew Mehaffey's (choral) Oratorio Society of Minnesota recently sold out their Music of Downton Abbey concert on March 8 and added another concert on Saturday, March 15 at St. Marks. The Star Tribune reports, "The program features some compositions by John Lunn, an Emmy winner for the soundtrack of the popular drama about the high- and low-born residents of an estate in post-Edwardian England, as well as other pieces of the time that have been woven into a sort of musical narrative featuring a long-lost relative of the Granthams." The Music of Downton Abbey was also featured in Boat Shoes and Button Downs. Find out more.
Karen Painter (musicology) will be Visiting Scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University, 2014-15.
Casey Clementson (music education) presented a research poster at the Minnesota Music Educators Association's Midwinter Clinic. Her poster featured the quantitative data from her dissertation (in progress): "A Mixed Method Investigation of Flow Experience in the Middle Level Instrumental Music Classroom."
Akosua Addo (music education) presented "Playing with Music and Math" at the Minnesota Music Educators Association's Midwinter Clinic. She recently also published "Amango: Movement in the Context of the Ghanaian Singing Game" in the winter 2014 edition of The Orff Echo.Scott Lipscomb (music education) presented "Making music ... REALLY: Musical composition and improvisation for implementation by ANY teacher" at the Minnesota Music Educators Association's Midwinter Clinic. He then traveled to Knoxville, TN for the regional conference of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (for which he is current President) and the College Music Society, where he presented "Rocking the web: Teaching music appreciation online" about his innovative online rock history course, which he teaches during summer sessions in an online format.
Laura Sindberg (music education) presented at the recent Minnesota Music Educators Association's Midwinter Clinic, held February 14-15 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The title of her session was, "Who? Me? Towards Becoming a Change Agent and an Excellent Teacher."
Fernando Meza (percussion) and Garry Kvistad of the internationally acclaimed percussion ensemble NEXUS, were the invited guests for the Ohio State University Percussion Festival on February 21 and 22. They performed with the OSU Percussion Ensemble, presented a clinic, and offered critique to high school percussion ensembles performing in the event.
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