Student News: Mary Alice Hutton Performs at The School Yard(violin, student of Sally O'Reilly) will perform with violinist Claire Belisle at The School Yard during the U of M Farmers Market outside the U of M McNamara Alumni Center on Wednesday, July 29 from noon to 1:30 pm. The School Yard events are free and open to the public. More information. July 27th, 2015
Faculty News: Alex Lubet Interviewed in "Dylan: Disc by Disc"Alex Lubet (theory/composition) appears in two interviews in popular music critic Jon Bream's (Star Tribune) new book about Bob Dylan's studio albums, Dylan: Disc by Disc (Voyageur Press).
July 27th, 2015
Student News: Beth Bayley accepted to the Operavision Academy (Urbania, Italy)July 20th, 2015
Alumni News: Seth Bovis to music direct Bloomington Public Schools Summer Musical: "Grease"Seth Bovis (voice/music education, student of Philip Zawisza and Adriana Zabala) is music director of Bloomington Public Schools Summer Musical: Grease. Performances are July 29 through August 1 at 7 pm, with a 3 pm matinee on August 1 at Kennedy High School Auditorium (Bloomington). Tickets are available one hour before show time at the door: $10 adults, $8 seniors/students. More info. July 20th, 2015
Alumni News: Composer Edie Hill's Recent PremieresIn the 2014-15 season, Edie Hill's (MA,1992/PhD, 2002, composition) music was performed from the Tapestry International Celebration of Women’s Choirs in Vancouver to Lincoln Center, to the Netherlands where her "Cancion de el alma" had its European premiere tour with the Nederlands Kamerkoor under the direction of Daniel Reuss. In August, she will participate in the Source Song Festival, and in November, her newest song cycle, "Rincón del cielo," will premiere at The Schubert Club by tenor Gary Ruschman and guitarist Kristian Anderson. She has just completed her 10th year as Composer-in-Residence at The Schubert Club where she runs the Composer Mentorship Program. July 13th, 2015
Student News: School of Music Students Perform at Goldstein Museum of Design's Gala, Lauren McNee is Published in Flute Talk Magazine, in partnership with the Mill City Summer Opera, at the Mill Ruins Courtyard (Mill City Museum) on Thursday, July 16 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Baritone/doctoral student Stephen Cunningham will perform with the Mill City Summer Opera and Mary Alice Hutton(violin), Yukina Ono (violin), Alastair Witherspoon (viola), and Charles Asch (cello) will perform as the Prospect Strings. Tickets and more information.
(DMA, flute, student of Immanuel Davis) was published in the July 2015 issue of Flute Talk Magazine. Her article, "Mathieu Andrè Reichert: An Extraordinary Virtuoso," is based on research conducted at Northwestern University under the advisement of Professor Drew Edward Davies.
July 13th, 2015
Faculty News: Alex Lubet Premieres New Works in New YorkAlex Lubet (theory/composition) performed premieres of 16 works for acoustic guitar (two of his own compositions and 14 pieces written for/dedicated to him) as featured soloist in a concert on New York’s Composer's Voice Series. Lubet was the first performer in the 15-year series history to play his program entirely from memory. The program included works by his current and former students Jay Afrisando,Nathaniel Akers, James Holdman, Yan Pang, and Zack Pentecost. Four of Lubet’s PhD composition students have been hired to faculty positions since Spring 2015: Andrew Bergmann (ABD, University of Texas-San Antonio); Joseph Curiale (2015, LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore); Benjamin Klein (current, Lawrence University), and Ishaya Yarison (2013, University of Northwestern).
July 13th, 2015
Faculty News: Mark Bjork teaches, performs, and presents at Colorado Suzuki Institute and Chamber Music of the RockiesMark Bjork (violin and pedagogy) taught master classes, presented two weeklong courses for teachers, and performed in four faculty chamber music concerts in the Villar Performing Arts Center during June at the Colorado Suzuki Institute and Chamber Music of the Rockies.
July 6th, 2015
Student News: Iris Kolodji published in NAfME's "Music Educators Journal"University of Minnesota Music Education Students Pay it Forward" is in the Connections section of the National Association for Music Education's (NAfME) Music Educators Journal (June 2015). The article features SOM music education students Emily Curran, Iris Kolodji, and Sandor Minko who delivered and donated instruments to the band at Underwood School in Underwood, Minnesota. The instruments were purchased through the fundraising efforts of the U of M NAfME Collegiate Chapter. Professor Laura Sindberg, U of M NAfME chapter advisor, drove the students to Underwood School. Photo (left to right): Emily Curran, Iris Kolodji, and Sandor Minko en route to Underwood, Minnesota. July 6th, 2015
Alumni News: Michael J. Krajewski presents at 2015 Guitar Foundation of America Convention and CompetitionMichael J. Krajewski, (DMA, 2013, guitar/music education, student of Jeffery Van, Scott Lipscomb, Alex Lubet, and Maja Radovanlija) recently presented a lecture entitled "Creating Interactive Course Materials with iBooks Author" at the 2015 Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition in Oklahoma City, OK. Krajewski is currently assistant professor of music industry and guitar studies at Minnesota State University, Moorhead. July 6th, 2015