Student News: Julie Yoonjeong Kim performs at the Before Bach's Birthday Bash Recital
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.March 10th, 2014
Faculty News: Tom Ashworth's latest concerts, Matthew Mehaffey's Oratorio Society's sold out Downton Abbey concert, Karen Painter's Visiting Scholar Position at Harvard
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.March 10th, 2014
Student News: Casey Clementson presents at Minnesota Music Educators Association's Midwinter Clinic
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."March 3rd, 2014
Faculty News: Akosua Addo, Scott Lipscomb, and Laura Sindberg present at Minnesota Music Educators Association's Midwinter Clinic; Fernando Meza performs and gives clinic
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.March 3rd, 2014
Faculty News: Tanya Remenikova performs with Hill House Chamber Players
Tanya Remenikova (cello) and her colleagues Jeffrey Van (former guitar faculty), Cathy Schubilske (Minnesota Orchestra), and Ivan Konev (alumnus, student of Alexander Braginsky) will perform with the Hill House Chamber Players on February 24 and March 3. This Russian Romantics program will include works by Pärt, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, and Paganini. Presented by the Schubert Club and Minnesota Historical Society. More information.February 25th, 2014
Watch the 2/18 U of M Wind Ensemble Concert Online via Livestream
Can't make it to Ted Mann Concert Hall tonight (2/18) for the U of M Wind Ensemble concert? Watch this concert online via Livestream.February 18th, 2014
Video: Life as a Music Major
Experience life as a music major at the University of Minnesota School of Music in the School of Music's new video featuring Kendra Wheeler (music education/saxophone, student of Eugene Rousseau).February 17th, 2014
Alumni News: Professor Lydia Artymiw's former students Loren Fishman, Corey Hamm, Minjeong Shin, and Andrew Staupe Shine
Loren Fishman (2011, DMA, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) will perform Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Minnesota Sinfonia (conducted by his father, Jay Fishman) on Friday, March 14 at 7 pm (Johnson High School, St. Paul) and Saturday, March 15 at 2 pm (Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis). Both performances are free.
strong>Corey Hamm's (DMA, 2005, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) CD of Frederic Rzewski's solo piano masterpiece, The People United Will Never Be Defeated, was released in February for Redshift Records in Canada.
Minjeong Shin (DMA, 2012, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) made her successful solo recital debut at the Seoul Arts Center Recital Hall on February 2. Her one year teaching contract at Myongji University in Seoul has been extended for a second year, and she also recently obtained a four year teaching position at Sunchon University. She has been invited to perform solo recitals featuring the music of British composer Peter Seabourne in London, and she will also record Seabourne's "Steps 1."
Andrew Staupe (MM, 2007, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) has been invited to write occasional articles for Classical Minnesota Public Radio's website. His first article, "So you want to be a concert pianist?", mentions his studies at the U of M. Staupe also performed a solo piano recital for the Hempy Keyboard Series at the Saugatuck Performing Arts Center in Saugatuck, Michigan on February 9.February 17th, 2014
Student News: Ryan Christianson and Angelika Strub perform
Ryan Christianson (trombone/music education, student of Thomas Ashworth) is a finalist in the International Trombone Association's Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Scholarship competition. Christianson competed with trombonists aged 22 and under from around the world and will perform on the Finalists' recital at the International Trombone Festival at the Eastman School of Music in June 2014.
Angelika Strub (violin, student of Sally O'Reilly) performed the Bruch Concerto as soloist on tour in Germany with the Junge Waldorf Philharmonie in 2013. She performed the Bruch Concerto in Berlin, Hamburg, Kasse, and in the Liederhalle Beethovensaal in Stuttgart. Watch Strub perform the Bruch Concerto on YouTube.February 17th, 2014
Faculty News: Lydia Artymiw Gives Solo Recitals
Lydia Artymiw (piano) performed a solo piano recital on Sunday, February 9 for the Laudie Porter Recital Series at Carleton College. Her program included works by Mozart, Robert Capanna, Barvinsky, Lysenko, Kosenko, Kolessa, Revutsky, and Schumann. She will repeat the same program for the Piano Series of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in Philadelphia on February 27 and presents a master class at Temple University on February 28.February 17th, 2014