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From left to right: Dr. Heinz Bulmahn, dean of the Graduate College; Maestro Leonard Slatkin; Dr. Sidney A. Ribeau, and Dr. Emily Freeman Brown at the conferral ceremony.

Leonard Slatkin
Internationally renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin received an honorary doctor of music degree from the College of Musical Arts on March 14.

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Slatkins visit to BGSU took place under the auspices of the Conductors Guilds Conductor Training Workshop, held on campus from March 1417. The degree conferral ceremony was held in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. A rehearsal of the Bowling Green Philharmonia, conducted by Maestro Slatkin, immediately followed. Celebrated around the world for his imaginative programming and outstanding interpretations of the standard and contemporary symphonic repertoire, Slatkin has appeared with virtually every major international orchestra, including the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra and Boston Symphony. He brought prominence to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as its music director for more than 25 years. During that period, the orchestra garnered numerous Grammy Awards and nominations, an exclusive recording I N S I d E T h I S I S S U E contract with RCA Red Seal Records, and national and international touring acclaim. 2 From the dean For the past 10 years, his dynamic leadership of the 2007-08 Festival Series National Symphony Orchestra has enriched the cultural life of 3 MidAmerican Center for the nations capital. He was also appointed music director of Contemporary Music the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this past fall. Slatkin is also admired for training, encouraging and 4 Fanfare/Faculty news nurturing young conductors through his involvement with 8 Kindergarten Congress the National Conducting Institute and the Conductors Guild, Undergraduate music and for guest appearances with student and youth orchestras education updates across the United States and abroad.
hanson Musical Series guest 10 Sostenuto/Student excellence 13 Alumni news 15 In memoriam 16 Cavalli opera

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Live Out Loud!
I have just returned to my office following a walk around the halls of the Moore Musical Arts Center. In doing so, I passed through the tunnel now adorned with a very special mural depicting the history of music over the ages. The title of this work of art is To Live Out Loud. Now seated at my desk, memories of Bernie Linden and Diana Barker Smith are fresh in my mind. Obituaries in this issue of a tempo confirm their untimely deaths, as well as others who have been part of this special learning community. As you know, the College of Musical Arts is more like a family than an ivory tower, and each day is filled with all of us Living Out Loud. Those who have passed will continue to live in our hearts. At the same time, we have strong memories of many positive events, such as this years Hansen Musical Arts Series, the McMaster Endowed Professorship, New Music & Art Festival, and the 1642 Cavalli opera performed at both BGSU and the Eastman School of Music. We have just concluded the final concerts of this fall semester and I am proud to report that our students, faculty and staff in the College of Musical Arts share a profound confidence in the importance and creation of music, teaching music and making it, as well. We also anticipate a very bright future for music and the arts at Bowling Green State University and take great pride in your accomplishments as alumni of the College. In the weeks ahead we will celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the Band Reading Clinic as well as the 90th anniversary of the founding of our campus orchestra. We continue to build on the proud heritage of talent and accomplishment that you have helped to create. This past semester has been a roller coaster of emotions, from the heights of student and faculty success to the depths of sadness. The recent loss of dear friends and loved ones inspires us to celebrate the transcendant power of music and the importance of those who dedicate their lives to the highest standards of instruction, performance and scholarship. They remind us what it is about music that drew us all to its flame in the first place. They inspire us to live up to the title of the mural, to Live Out Loud! With sincere best wishes, Dianne Reeves, the worlds pre-eminent jazz vocalist, will appear on March 14. Reeves improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings have made her one of the most sought-after jazz artists today. Recipient of the Ella Fitzgerald Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, she has recorded and performed

With five of six artists and ensembles making their local debuts, the 28th season of the Festival Series offers both fresh and traditional talent to northwest Ohio audiences. The series opened Sept. 28 with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble on the Lois M. Nitschke Memorial Concert. Comprised of the principal players from Londons illustrious Academy of St. Martin in the Fields orchestra, the ensemble is considered one of the worlds finest chamber ensembles. Bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolin player Mike Marshall performed on Oct. 12. For more than 20 years, Meyer and Marshall have been at the vanguard of American instrumental string music. Marshall is one of the worlds most versatile acoustic musicians; his playing is as imaginative and adventurous as it is technically thrilling. Meyer, the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and winner of two Grammy Awards, is arguably the greatest classical bassist to ever pick up the instrument. The Festival Series welcomed these two artists in a lighthearted concert of adventurous music with the kind of variety, beauty and range rarely experienced. Imani Winds returned to the series on Nov. 9. Comprised of five accomplished musicians of African/Latin American heritage who came together in 1996 to expand the boundaries of the traditional wind quintet, the ensemble has established itself with its distinctive presence, dynamic playing, innovative programming and inspirational outreach programs. Born in Tokyo and first appearing as a soloist with the Tokyo Symphony and Tokyo Chamber Orchestra at the age of 11, marimbist Naoko Takada made her Festival Series debut on Jan. 31. Referred to as a compact musical dynamo, she is renowned for her wide range of repertoirefrom Bach to Piazzolla. Firstprize winner of the 2002 Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, her concerts appeal to audiences of all ages with performances that explore the tone and nuances of her unique instrument. Takadas Bowling Green appearance included a community mini-residency.

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dr. Burton Beerman, musicology/composition/ theory (composition) Performances of JOLT! by Kayle+Company Dance Ensemble in Helsinki, Finland and St. Petersburg, Russia in June and July. A Still Small Voice performed by cellist Madeleine Shapiro and dancer Celesta Haraszti on a program sponsored by the Electronic Music Foundation in New York City in March 2007. The performance was funded through the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University. Vasile Beluska, music performance (violin), and dr. Robert Satterlee, music performance (piano) Visiting professors at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, China, May 1118, 2007. Their trip, which included recitals and lectures, was funded in part by the conservatory. dr. Per F. Broman, musicology/composition/theory (theory) Presented Bartoks Sentences: Teaching NonTonal Form in the Undergraduate Curriculum and The Good, the True and the Professional: Teaching Music History in an Age of Excess at the College Music Society annual meeting in Salt Lake City in November. Presented Beyond Diegesis: Ingmar Bergman and Music at the Music and the Moving Image conference at New York University in May 2007. An extended version was read at the Swedish Musicological Society annual meeting at Stockholm University this past summer. Presented and co-authored, with dr. Nora Engebretsen-Broman (theory), Roman or Riemann: Considerations for the Bologna Process at the Music Theory Symposium at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in May 2007. Article In Beethovens and Wagners Footsteps: Phrase Structures and Satzketten in the Instrumental Music of Bla Bartk in Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 48. Budapest, Hungary, published in 2007 by Akadmiai Kiad. Aesthetic Value, Ethos and Phil Collins: The power of Music in South Park, South Park and Philosophy edited by Robert Arp., Malden, Mass., Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, published in December 2006.

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From left to right: Toni Morrison, Robert OMeally, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Lenore Kitts, Dr. Robert Fallon and Grard Mortier, the general manager of New York City Opera. Fallon was part of a pre-opera panel for City Operas new production of Danielpours Margaret Garner.
dr. Nora Engebretsen-Broman (theory) Has been appointed to a two-year term on the Society for Music Theorys publication committee, representing the organizations online journal Music Theory Online. dr. Emily Freeman Brown (director of orchestral activities) Served as conductor of the Ohio Northeast District Orchestra in Cleveland in November. Program included a performance of Into Light by dr. Marilyn Shrude, Distinguished Artist Professor. Member of the jury for the third Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition held in Mexico City, honoring the Mexican conductor, in September 2007. Winston Choi, performance studies (piano) Solo recital in Montreal as part of the Montreal en Concert Series in December. Presented 11 concerts in the Prairie Provinces in Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) from Oct. 27-Nov. 10. The tour was sponsored by Prairie Debut. Two performances of the Prokoevs Second Piano Concerto with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra in Victoria, British Columbia, in September and October. Soloist for the Brahms Second Piano Concerto with the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra in Kamloops, British Columbia, in September. dr. Robert Fallon, musicology/composition/theory (musicology) Presented Nature and Supernature: Messiaens Theology of Birdsong at the Ohio State Universitys Lectures in Musicology series in November. Presented Dante as Guide to Messiaens Gothic Spirituality at the interdisciplinary conference Messiaen the Theologian hosted by the Boston University Messiaen Project, the BU School of Music and the BU School of Theology in October. As part of a pre-opera panel, spoke on the opera Margaret Garner, by Richard Danielpour and Toni Morrison, for a new production by the New York City Opera in September 2007. His fellow panelists included Bernice Johnson Reagon, the singer/composer who founded the group Sweet Honey in the Rock and Columbia Universitys Center for Jazz Studies, and Lenore Kitts, a postdoctoral research fellow at UC Berkeley. Chapter. The Record of Realism in Messiaens Bird Style, in Olivier Messiaen: Music, Art, and Literature, published by Ashgate in May 2007. The book was named editors choice by BBC Music Magazine. Recipient of a 2007 Merrill McEwen Memorial Fund award. His research will focus on the centenary of Olivier Messiaens birth. Clint Fox, music education (group piano, adjunct) Overtones: 11 Easy to Intermediate Piano Solos published by Wolfhead Music, Inc., in April 2007. Scott Gwinnell, performance studies (jazz piano, adjunct) The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra performed at the Detroit International Jazz Festival and at Cliff Bells in downtown Detroit in September. BGSU alumna Shannon Ford 95 plays baritone saxophone with the group. dr. david harnish, musicology/composition/ theory (ethnomusicology) Participated in WBGU-TVs Musics Brewin at Coffee Amichi featuring Jesse Ponce and Sal y Pimienta in January 2007. Presented Revisiting and Revising the Ancestors: Music, Contestation and Negotiating Modernity at the Lingsar Festival in Lombok, Indonesia at the Religious Festivals in Contemporary Southeast Asia held at the University of California Riverside in February 2007. dr. Carol hayward, music education (band activities) Guest conductor of the OMEA District II High School Honor Band held at Port Clinton High School in January 2007. Re-elected president of the Mid-American Conference Band Directors Association for a second two-year term at the meeting held at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago in December 2007. dr. Penny Thompson Kruse, performance studies (violin) Appointed to a two-year term on the Ohio String Teachers Associations general board. Coach for the 9th Annual March Chamber Music Retreat held at the Widewater Methodist Retreat Center in northwest Ohio and sponsored by Chamber Music America in March 2007.

dr. Michael Kuehn, musicology/composition/ theory (composition) New work for 12 saxophones and electroacoustic music to be premiered by Jean-Michel Gourys saxophone ensemble at the North American Saxophone Alliance Convention in Columbia, S.C., this April. Crack recorded by Zephyr Duo on Errol records in France. Lecture on the History of Electroacoustic Music at the Laurentian University in Sudburry, Ontario. Color Fields, for tenor saxophone, vibraphone, guitar and piano, was performed by Flexible Music at Brigham Young University in October. The work will be performed by Flexible Music on Music at Our Saviors Atonement in Manhattan this March. Named new director of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music in June 2007. Combo for tenor, saxophone, vibraphone, guitar and piano, on the Flexible Music Series at the Construction Gallery in New York City. Chiaroscuro for cello and electronics performed by cellist Craig Hultgren in March 2007 on the New Music Circle Series in St. Louis. dr. Jacqueline Leclair, performance studies (oboe) Recorded The Long Boat for mezzo-soprano and English horn for the Albany Records release featuring music of Charles Wuorinens works for voice. As a member of Alarm Will Sound, presented a concert at Virginia Tech in October and on Stanford Universitys Lively Arts Series in November. The Stanford program, titled A/ rhythmia, included a world premiere chamber symphony by John Adams. The group also presented at The Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Congress Founders Day Concert in Washington, D.C. in October and a ve-day residency with a concert, open rehearsals and master classes at Otterbein College in September. With chamber orchestra, Sequitur, released a CD TRI-STAN by Eric Moe, on KOCH International Classics in October. Guest soloist with the New Millenium Ensemble in the world premiere of Charles Wuorinens Iridule in September. Vivien Schweitzer said in The New York Times that Leclair played with nesse and air. dr. Elainie Lillios, musicology/composition/theory (composition) Encounters, a collaboration with Bonnie Mitchell, associate professor, School of Art, was on exhibition at Owens Community College in November and December 2007 and at Ohio Northern University in January 2008. Listening Beyond premiered on High Voltage, a concert of new electroacoustic music at Louisiana State University, in December. The Ambisonic piece was commissioned by LSUs Center for Computation and Technology. Composer in Residence, hosted by the Center for Computation and Technology at Louisiana State University, for a month during November and December. Guest composer at Tulane University where she presented a concert of her electroacoustic music in November. Along with Bonnie Mitchell, premiered their collaborative interactive audio/video installation at the Kalamazoo Animation Festival International in May 2007. The duo also presented a paper on their collaborative teaching and on a panel on interactive installation art. See www. immersiveinstallationart.com.

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Oboist Jacqueline Leclair, assistant professor, has presented solo and chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Russia and Europe, and can frequently be heard performing with New York City ensembles such as Sospeso, Ensemble 21 and Carnegie Halls Zankel Band. Specializing in the study and performance of new music, she has premiered many works and regularly presents classes in contemporary music and its techniques. Leclair studied with Richard Killmer and Ronald Roseman at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester and SUNY Stony Brook, where she earned bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees and a Performers Certicate. Serving a two-year appointment: dr. david Mcdonald, instructor of ethnomusicology (not pictured).

Bassoonist Nathaniel Zeisler holds masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan, and a bachelors degree from Old Dominion University. He founded the Envision Chamber Consort, dedicated to presenting music as a form of contemporary communication and has served on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Interlochen Arts Academy. In addition to his teaching experience, Zeisler has participated in numerous summer festivals including three summer tours of Europe with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Bay View Music Festival in Michigan, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, and a summer tour of the U.S. and Russia with the American Russian Youth Orchestra. Most recently, he traveled to Russia and Finland with the Amirus Chamber Players in an extensive chamber music tour.

Eftychia Papanikolaou, assistant professor of musicology, holds a bachelors degree from the University of Athens and degrees from the National Conservatory of Athens in Greece, and masters and doctorate degrees from Boston University. Her principal research focuses on the interconnections of music, religion and politics in the 19th century, with emphasis on the sacred as a musical topos. Other research interests include music and/in lm, n-de-sicle Vienna and interdisciplinary studies. A frequent lecturer on music and aesthetics, she has presented papers in England, Greece, The Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and the U.S.

dr. david Mcdonald, musicology/composition/ theory (ethnomusicology) Presented Poetics and the Performance of Violence in Israel/Palestine at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C. in December. Presented Geographies of the Body: Violence and the Performance of Manhood in Israel/ Palestine at an interdisciplinary national conference on Music, Gender and Justice sponsored by Syracuse University in September. dr. Mark Munson, music education (choral studies) As president of the Ohio Choral Directors Association, presided over the organizations annual summer conference at Otterbein College in June 2007. Munson presented a special 2007 OCDA Distinguished Service Award to Professor Emeritus Richard Mathey at the event. Guest conducted the 2007 Ashtabula All-County Middle School Chorus, adjudicated middle and high school choruses as part of the Music in the Parks Program in Sandusky, and adjudicated choruses at two Michigan All-State Choral Festivals in May 2007.

dr. Laura Melton, performance studies (coordinator of keyboard, piano) Solo program broadcast on Live from FM-91 on WGTE in Toledo in November 2007. Presented concerts as a member of the Phoenix Piano Quartet at the Idyllwild Arts Academy and the University of California at Santa Barbara in October 2007. Program included the Mozart Piano Quartet in E-flat Major. Performed and recorded solo and chamber works by Samuel Adler for Albany Records at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York in September 2007. Solo performance at the American Liszt Society Festival at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in March 2007. dr. Bruce Moss, music education (director of bands) President of the College Band Directors National Conference, North Central Division. Served on the evaluation committee for the College Band Directors National Association Young Band Composition Award in December. Appointed to the National Council of Kappa Kappa Psi, honorary band fraternity, for a two-year term as vice president for professional relations, beginning in the fall.

Vasile Beluska and Dr. Robert Satterlee at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music

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(Left to right) Shawn Mathey, Dr. Bruce Moss and Professor Emeritus Richard Mathey following a special concert featuring the father and son duo at Wheaton College with the Wheaton Municipal Band and members from the various service bands program in July. According to Moss, The standing ovations at the concert were too numerous to count.
Charles Saenz, performance studies (trumpet) As a member of the Illinois Brass Quintet, taught at the 2007 Burgos Chamber Music Festival in Burgos, Spain, in July. Performed with jazz great Clark Terry at the 2007 Art Tatum Jazz Festival in June in Toledo. Also performing with Terry were Dr. Roger Schupp, drums, and Chris Buzzelli, guitar. dr. Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers, performance studies (soprano) Along with Kevin Bylsma (vocal/opera coach) served as co-directors of the 14th Annual Art Fair Song Fest in Ann Arbor in July 2007. The three-day event featured singers from the U.S. and Canada. See: www.a2fos.org. Performance on the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival at St. Hugos Chapel in Bloomeld Hills, Mich., with renowned pianist James Tocco and members of the Detroit Symphony wind section in June 2007. david Rogers, performance studies (horn, emeritus faculty) Songs of Joy and Comfort, a CD of original music for Native American ute, was nominated by the Native American Music Association for a Native American Music Award in the Native Heart category. dr. John Sampen, Distinguished Artist Professor, performance studies (coordinator of woodwinds, saxophone) and Mark Bunce 85, electronic/ recording engineer (director of recording services) Toured the northwestern U.S. in September 2007 presenting a multimedia show including music of Bunce and dr. Marilyn Shrude, (Distinguished Artist Professor). Concerts and saxophone master classes were presented at Lewis & Clark College, Whitman College, Pacic Lutheran University and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). Featured soloist and clinician at Central Michigan Universitys Saxophone Day with approximately 500 high school saxophonists from around Michigan attending in March 2007. Sampen and Bunce also presented master classes and a multimedia recital. In addition, the duo presented multimedia recitals and master classes at Miami University (Ohio) and Morehead State University in March. dr. John Sampen, Distinguished Artist Professor, performance studies (coordinator of woodwinds, saxophone) Represented the U.S. as a member of the jury for the International Londeix Saxophone Competition in Bangkok, Thailand in January 2008. Performance at the Region V North American Saxophone Alliance Convention at VanderCook College in Chicago in February 2007. dr. Robert Satterlee, coordinator of graduate admissions, performance studies (piano) Solo recital of works by Frederic Rzewski, including a performance of a newly commissioned piece, at the University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin at Madison in November 2006. Solo recital at the Muthaiga Country Club in Nairobi, Kenya, in January 2007. Kevin Schempf, performance studies (clarinet) Performed with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble from July 6Aug. 4, 2007. The group, which commissions new works, is known for its dramatically staged concerts, multimedia effects and choreography. As a member of the trio Tri Facto, presented concerts with the dance troop TILT in Maui and Oahu, Hawaii, in April 2007. As a member of the new music group Brave New Works, participated in a residency and concert at Williams College in Massachusetts in February 2007. Russell Schmidt, director of jazz activities, performance studies (piano) Can be heard on The Surprise of Being-Live at Birdland, released in December 2007. The album was recorded in June 2006 at the end of a four- night stint at the world-renown jazz club in Manhattan. Also performing on the release is percussionist Nathan douds, a masters candidate in jazz studies, from Newcastle, Pa. dr. Roger Schupp, performance studies (percussion) Served on the planning and execution committee for the Percussive Arts Societys International Solo Marimba Competition in October and November. Guest soloist in James Curnows Concertino for Solo Percussionist and Symphonic Band by James Curnow with the Toledo Symphony Concert Band in August 2007. He also performed throughout the summer as a member of the band. Performed with Clark Terry and the Toledo Jazz Orchestra at the Art Tatum Jazz Festival in Toledo in June.

McMaster Endowed Professor visits campus


The College of Musical Arts hosted a visit by the esteemed collaborative pianist Margo Garrett on October 8-10. This years Harold and Helen McMaster Endowed Professor in Voice and Choral Studies, Garrett coached student singers and pianists, and gave several public master classes. She has collaborated with such respected vocal artists as Dawn Upshaw, Barbara Bonney, Benita Valente and Kathleen Battle, and is currently on the faculty of The Juilliard School of Music.

Margo Garrett and Helen McMaster

Conducted the renowned Wheaton Municipal Band, with soloists Richard Mathey, professor emeritus, Shawn Mathey and members of the major service bands, in a series of popular summer venue concerts. dr. Mary Natvig, musicology/composition/theory (musicology) Appointed secretary of the American Musicological Society Council (non-voting board member) at the annual meeting in Quebec City, November 2007. Imitation in the Motets of Antoine Busnoys presented at the international conference titled On the Relationship of Imitation and Text Treatment: The Motet around 1500 at the University of Wales in Bangor, Wales, on March 29April 1, 2007. dr. Andrew Pelletier, performance studies (horn) Performance of George Crumbs Idyll for the Misbegotten and Jamo Sermilas Monody for Horn and Percussion with the Percussion Plus Project at Depauw University in September 2007. Host and producer of the 2007 International Horn Competition of America that was held at the college in July. Fifty competitors and 20 judges attended from around the world and competed in university and professional divisions. Tour to Mexico City with Southwest Chamber Music performing music of Carlos Chavez in May. A member of the Grammy award-winning ensemble, Pelletiers trip was funded in part through a 2007 Merrill McEwen Memorial Fund award. Granted tenure and appointed permanent principal horn of the Ann Arbor Symphony in May 2007. dr. Andrea Reinkemeyer, musicology/ composition/theory (adjunct) Lucky Sevens, Crazy Eights premiered by the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings in October 2007. Elegy for viola and tape on the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts at the University of Minnesota in January 2007.

Recorded Passaphae by Samuel Adler with dr. Laura Melton (performance studies, piano) in June. The recording is being released on the Naxos label. World premiere of Insomnia by Brooks Joyce at the International Double Reed Society Convention with Susan Tomkiewicz and dr. Nathaniel Zeisler (performance studies, bassoon) in June. dr. Marilyn Shrude, Distinguished Artist Professor, musicology/composition/theory (composition) Visions in Metaphor was performed by Theofilos Sotiriades, masters candidate from Greece, at the Internationale Musiktage Brache in Germany in August. Evolutions for mixed saxophone ensemble premiered at the Ionian Summer Academys Corfu Festival 2007 in July. dr. William Skoog, performance studies (director of choral activities) Musical Settings of War Texts in Three Major 20th-Century Choral Works will be included as a chapter in The Literature of War edited by Richard Pine. UK: Cambridge Scholars, to be published in October 2008. Invited clinician for the Cherry Creek Chorale (Brian Leatherman, artistic director) for a retreat that took place in Boulder, Colo., in September 2007. The ensemble performs with the Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra in Denver.

Presented a paper and participated in open discussions at the International Conference on the Literature of War at the Durrell School in Corfu, Greece, in May 2007. Bryan Stanbridge 06, Web designer, performance studies (steel drum, adjunct) Appointed coordinator of steel drums at the college and continues as Web designer. Shout Joyfully for choir and piano premiered at the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota in April 2007. The choir is under the direction of Judith Kniss 06 who is a graduate student at the college. dr. Sandra Stegman, music education (choral education) Guest conductor for the East Allen County Schools Honor Choir in Indiana in October 2007. dr. Nancy Sugden, music education Recipient of a 2007 Merrill McEwen Memorial Fund award. dr. Kenneth Thompson, music education (band activities) Selected to present a session titled Teach to the Back of the Room at national MENC in Milwaukee in April 2008. Worked with graduate and undergraduate music education majors and graduate conducting students at the University of Iowas School of Music in October 2007. Selected to serve as the only external consultant for the redrafting of the music content standards for all ETS/PRAXIS national exams, which are required for music education majors. Principal guest conductor of the St. Louis Wind Symphony; conducted a performance in its summer concert series. Guest conductor of the OMEA District II Junior High Honor Band in February 2007. Presented Marking Scores: Shifting from Visual to Aural Responses at the 2007 National Conference of the College Band Directors National Association in March 2007. dr. Gene Trantham, musicology/composition/ theory (theory) Presented Harmonic Hypermeter: Implications for Analysis and Performance as part of a panel discussion at the MARCO Annual Musicians Workshop in Madison, Wis., in June 2007.

Beerman wins Governors Award for the Arts


Dr. Burton Beerman, award-winning composer and professor of composition in the college, has been chosen to receive a 2008 Governors Award for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council has announced. He and the other winners of this years awards will be honored at a luncheon in Columbus on April 16, hosted by the council and the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation. Beerman founded the Universitys New Music & Art Festival and is the former director of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. He is one of two individuals chosen for recognition in the individual artist category. Singer/songwriter Steve Free of McDermott also will be honored. Beermans music, which often addresses social justice issues, spans many media, including chamber and orchestral music, music for documentary film, video art and performance, theatre, dance and interactive real-time electronics. His works have been recognized by more than 30 professional journals and publications, and his activities have been the subject of national and public television network broadcasts. He was awarded the 2005 Barlow Endowment Commission, an international award designed to encourage and financially support individuals who demonstrate technical skills and natural gifts for the composition of great music, according to the endowment. Performances of his compositions have taken place at well-known venues throughout the world.

Goodbye
The college said goodbye to three long-time faculty members in spring 2007: Virginia Marks, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita and professor of piano; Dr. Barbara Lockard Zimmerman, professor of voice, and George Novak, associate professor of trumpet. The college hosted a party in honor of Marks and Zimmerman in late April with family, friends, faculty and former colleagues and students in attendance.

Shown from left: Virginia Marks and Dr. Barbara Lockard Zimmerman.

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Update on undergraduate music education


The Department of Music Education recently initiated several changes in the undergraduate degree program, and we want to give our alumni some insight into our rationale for change, and to share these changes with you. We have implemented these revisions to facilitate student learning of the skills needed to become an effective teacher. Music teachers should possess a deep understanding of the discipline and the ability to make informed choices regarding what to teach and how to plan and deliver instruction. They should be able to shape instruction, in the moment, to meet the needs of individual learners. The college is fortunate to have dedicated and talented students who come here from active music programs across Ohio and beyond, bringing enthusiasm and curiosity to our classes. It is a privilege to observe changes in their comprehension of music and music instruction as they advance through the program and begin to realize their potential as music teachers. Over time, students have grown more articulate in their discussions of teaching, more observant and more reflective about their own teaching abilities. This is due in part to a renewed commitment by the faculty to focus on student achievement in the areas of teaching, musicianship and critical thinking. The department recognizes that successful music teachers rely on expertise in each of these areas. While we acknowledge that acquisition of expertise is a lifetime endeavor, we aim to encourage habits of mind that will support the continued development of our students, and benefit them throughout their professional lives. As educators, we know that assessing our students tells us if our teaching methods are being absorbed. It follows that a next step was to create assessments designed to evaluate student progress and to thus inform and benefit our own teaching. The department has established three points in the curriculum for assessment of student progress: entry to introduction to field experience, entry to junior teaching methods courses and completion of student teaching.
Introduction to field experience Sophomore review

When Adam Landry, a senior majoring in music education, agreed to narrate a performance by roughly 180 kindergarteners for an audience including Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland, his response was, I thought it would be a good teaching experience. It was certainly a memorable one for the Sylvania resident, who, dealing with a sprained ankle, found himself hopping on one leg during a folk dance presented by the children for Strickland and other dignitaries during a Kindergarten Congress Oct. 25 at Bowling Greens Kenwood Elementary School. A celebration of music, literacy and partnerships in teacher education, the event was organized by Dr. Joyce Eastlund Gromko, professor of music education. Gromko corresponded with the first ladys office early this year about her Kindergarten Project, and talked to Strickland in Columbus in May, paving the way for the visit. Ive been looking forward to coming to this school for a long, long time, Strickland said after listening to the kindergarteners from five Bowling Green schools Conneaut, Crim, Kenwood, Milton and Ridgeand Old Fort perform seven literacy songs. The short folk songs Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland watches as Adam Landry, a enhance the childrens aural senior music education major from Sylvania, leads a song at the perception of high/low, Kindergarten Congress at Bowling Greens Kenwood Elementary fast/slow and loud/soft sounds, School on Oct. 25. benefiting them both musically and in their phonemic (speech sound) awareness, Gromko states. They learn the songs in a sequence that builds auditory memory skills, beginning with chanting, clapping and then singing. After they can sing the songs, body percussion and instruments are added to reinforce their high/low, fast/slow perception. Finally, the children touch pictorial notations of the songs. Tying academics to the arts is great, said Strickland, an educational psychologist by training who developed a widely used screening test for kindergarten-age children. She agreed that a way they can learn to read is to read the songs they sing. Also known for playing the guitar and singing, she is now an advocate for arts education. Anytime I see a program that values the arts, I know its a program that knows what children need to thrive, added the first lady, who was presented a scarlet carnationOhios state flowerby Crim kindergartener Sarah Munson, daughter of Dr. Mark Munson, music education. Learning of their shared interests late last year, Gromko first wrote Strickland in January to tell her about the Kindergarten Project, which Gromko started in Bowling Green in 1992. The project, in which her advanced methods students teach music to kindergarteners, expanded to Otsego schools in 2005 and to Old Fort this year. Gromko subsequently received a phone message from Stricklands scheduler and administrative assistant, asking for the music book and accompanying CD that Gromko had mentioned in her letter. The book and CD were new elements of the project last spring, funded by Continuing and Extended Education and private donors, and sent home with about 400 students. The materials allowed the children to share with their parents the 10 folk songs they had learned at school. The touch charts used by the kindergarteners comprise the book which was sent, with the CD, to Stricklands office in March and led to the May 1 meeting in Columbus. The first lady mentioned possible use of the CD at other schools during the Oct. 25 event and, afterward, described it as one of the pathways in a broader initiative to encourage more student creativity and innovation in the classroom. Youre going to be really good leaders for other children in the state of Ohio, she told the kindergarteners.

Prior to entry into junior methods courses, students meet with a committee of the music education faculty to demonstrate performance skills on a primary instrument, sight singing and the ability to harmonize at the keyboard. Each student submits a writing sample, a video of performance on a secondary instrument and a video of a teaching project, which includes written evidence of planning and reflection.
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Student teachers document changes that take place in their teaching performance and in their students musical skills, in an electronic portfolio. Through systematic observations and self-analyses of their teaching, music education students reveal how they plan, deliver instruction and solve problems in classes and rehearsals. In effect, they display their ability to make appropriate decisions before and during teaching. This gives the department a window into how well prepared students are to deliver accurate, sequenced instruction in live classroom settings and into their ability to evaluate their own teaching performance as they attempt to

effect positive change in the performance of their students. Creating three assessments in the music education program has resulted in clearer articulations of the expectations for our students. By pausing and viewing several aspects of student work at three points in the program, we are better informed to track students development as teachers and adjust our own teaching accordingly. For music education students, these reviews provide an opportunity to demonstrate their accomplishments, and to remediate areas identified as requiring further development. The department continues to refine the music education program in response to changes in the profession and in the requirements for state licensure. We now offer three specializations: classroom, choral and instrumental (band or orchestra), which are reflective of the three major areas in the music teaching profession. The student teaching practicum has been extended from 10 to 15 weeks, giving students more time to work in classroom and rehearsal settings with practicing teachers who partner with us in shaping the development of future music

teachers. We are grateful to these professionals who serve as mentors and who give generously of their time and expertise. The state of Ohio requires all applicants for licensure to take a three-credit course in how to teach reading. Currently, music education students take this class during the first two weeks of student teaching. While many graduates of the music education program are teaching in Ohio, several have accepted competitive offers from states such as Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Nevada, Oregon, Illinois, Virginia and Indiana, to name a few. We enjoy hearing from each of our graduates as they describe their initial and continuing experiences in the profession, and we are encouraged by their successes. We know that to be a successful music educator is to be a skillful, knowledgeable and caring individual. The department will continue to refine the music education program in order to support student skill acquisition in the areas of teaching, musicianship and critical thinking for the purpose of preparing music educators for the challenges of teaching music in the 21st century.
Dr. Elaine Colprit, chair, music education

Jazzman Terence Blanchard 2007 hanson Musical Arts Series guest


The 2007 Hansen Musical Arts Series featured a residency by famed trumpeter, composer and bandleader Terence Blanchard, Sept. 5-7. A Blue Note recording artist, Blanchard is one of the most prolific jazz musicians to ever compose for motion pictures. Born and raised in New Orleans, where he studied with the Marsalis brothers at the famed New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, he won a scholarship to Rutgers University and immediately began performing in the Lionel Hampton Orchestra. Two years later he succeeded Wynton Marsalis in the legendary Jazz Messengers before forming his own influential groups. He originally began performing on film director Spike Lees soundtracks, including Mo Better Blues in which he ghosted the trumpet for actor Denzel Washington. Blanchards visit to Bowling Green included a variety of activities with students, faculty, staff and the general public. On Sept. 5, he and his band performed a free jazz concert in Kobacker Hall. Sidemen included Brice Winston, tenor sax; Fabian Almazan, piano; Derrick Hodge, bass, and Kendrick Scott, drums. Also open to the public was a screening of 25th Hour, one of Blanchards many collaborations with Lee, for whom he has composed numerous film scores. The screening was followed by a question and answer session with the composer. Blanchard spoke to students and faculty at the colleges fall convocation in Kobacker Hall and was a featured guest artist with the Toledo Jazz Orchestra at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes College in Sylvania. Blanchard also worked with student jazz musicians, composers and film students during his residency, which was supported by Dorothy and DuWayne Hansen. Dorothy Hansen is an alumna of the College of Musical Arts and DuWayne Hansen is a former chair of the Department of Music Education. The Dorothy E. and DuWayne Hansen Musical Arts Series Fund was established in 1996 to bring to the campus and the Bowling Green community significant representatives of the musical and creative arts to share their talent and knowledge with undergraduate and graduate students in the college and with residents of the community. This falls residency was the fifth of the series. Sesame Street star Bob McGrath was the inaugural guest in 2003, followed by Broadway performer Craig Schulman in 2004, and educator and researcher Dr. Howard Gardner in 2005. The husband and wife team of composer and critic Greg Sandow and Anne Midgette, arts critic for The New York Times, were the 2006 guests.

Pre-music education students begin a course sequence of aural skills, theory and history, which comprise the musicianship core. (The old theory-history modules were separated in 1997.) In addition, they take piano classes, techniques courses for secondary instruments and applied lessons on a primary instrument. Success in studio lessons, in the music core and in music education courses determines entry into the music education departments introduction to the profession course.

DuWayne Hansen, Terence Blanchard and Dorothy Hansen


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Irina Arbatskaya, certicate candidate from Russia (Maxim Mogilevsky), won the college piano division of the 47th Annual Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Lima Symphony in April 2007. She will solo with the orchestra next season as part of the award. She was a nalist in the 2007 Iowa International Piano Competition in March and won the Leo Sirota Memorial Award and third prize at the 2007 Corpus Christi International Competition in Corpus Christi, Texas, in February. Megan Bell, masters degree candidate from Columbus (Myra Merritt), won second place in the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Competition in the voice student division in March. Charles Bindis, trumpet, sophomore from Gareld Heights, and Sarah Roth, trumpet, senior from Akron, participated in the 10th Annual National Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in May 2007. Both study with Charles Saenz. KaCee Booth, masters degree candidate from Huntington, W.Va. (Dr. Andrew Pelletier); Joel Crawford, masters degree candidate from Maquoketa, Iowa (Charles Saenz); Stefan Stolarchuk, senior from Ann Arbor, Mich. (Dr. William Mathis); Joshua Thompson, masters degree candidate from Fairborn (Charles Saenz), and Clinton Webb, junior from Paulding (Timothy Olt), traveled to Greece in January to participate in the 2007 Exploring Brass in Greece. Charles Saenz accompanied the students. Stinj de Cock, senior from Belgium; Tatiana Shustova, masters degree candidate from Russia, and Ilya Blinov, masters degree candidate from Russia, were selected for the 2007 Toradze Concerto Institute and Festival in South Bend, Ind., May 7-13. They also participated in a PBS documentary being produced about the Toradze Piano Studio during the weeklong festival. All three study with Maxim Mogilevsky. drew dolan, (Dr. Mikel Kuehn) masters degree candidate from Atlanta, had his work Make Me Into Glass performed at the Society of Composers, Inc., Region II Conference at Queens College in New York City. Nathan douds, percussion, masters degree candidate from Newcastle, Pa., (Dr. Roger Schupp) played on the recording The Surprise of BeingLive at Birdland, released in December 2007. The album was recorded in June 2006 at the end of a four-night stint at the world-renown jazz club in Manhattan. Also performing on the release is Russell Schmidt, director of jazz activities. The Estraneo Quartet (Erika durham, senior from Berea; Emily Bair, masters degree candidate from Mandan, S.D.; Carl Wiggins, senior from Clarksburg, Md., and Jessica Simms, senior from (Dr. Roger Schupp), participated in the 2007 Ohio IAJE Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble at the OMEA Professional Conference in February in Columbus. Tim Stulman, doctoral candidate from Findlay (Dr. Mikel Kuehn), and Steven Weimer, masters degree candidate from Macomb, Ill. (Dr. Marilyn Shrude), had performances of their works at the 9th Annual Electronic Music MidWest in Kansas City in October. Stulmans 5 Sense Off, performed as part of the events 3rd Annual 60x60 Midwest Mix, and Weimers Uranium Popcorn were featured. Matthew youngs, 07 masters degree candidate from Stoughton, Wis., masters of music theory thesis titled Projecting Tolkiens Musical Worlds: A Study of Musical Affects in Howard Shores Soundtrack to Lord of the Rings, has been accepted for publication as a monograph by VDM Verlag Saarbrcken, Germany. Young is currently a doctoral student in music theory at the University of Texas at Austin. The Terpsichore String Quartet (The Graduate String Quartet) composed of violinist Maria Bessmeltseva, masters degree candidate from Russia (Vasile Beluska); violinist Paris Paraschoudis, masters degree candidate from Greece (Vasile Beluska); violist Jesse Griggs, masters degree candidate from Olathe, Kan. (Csaba Erdlyi), and cellist heather Scott, masters degree candidate from Muncie, Ind. (Dr. Alan Smith), were semi-nalists in the 2007 Plowman Chamber Music Competition in Columbia, Mo., in March. Dr. Penny Thompson Kruse and Csaba Erdlyi coached the ensemble for the competition. Fifth International Summer Academy & Festival (Corfu, Greece) was attended by Irina Arbatskaya; denielle Buenger, freshman from Holland; Adam Liddle, sophomore from Upper Arlington (Dr. John Sampen); Peter Oehrtman, freshman from Napoleon (Maxim Mogilevsky); Tatiana Shustova, masters degree candidate from Russia (Maxim Mogilevsky), and Anton Zotov, freshman from Russia (Maxim Mogilevsky).

Irina Arbatskaya
Columbus) performed a guest recital at the 2007 U.S. Navy Band Saxophone Symposium at James Madison University in Virginia in January. Members of the quartet study with Dr. John Sampen, Distinguished Artist Professor. The Estraneo Quartet and saxophonists Jeffrey heisler, doctoral candidate from Lapeer, Mich.; Joel diegert, masters degree candidate from Vestal, N.Y.; Erika durham, senior from Berea, and Emily Bair, masters degree candidate from Mandan, N.D., all performed on the Region V North American Saxophone Alliance Convention at Vandercook College in Chicago in February. All study with Dr. John Sampen, Distinguished Artist Professor. Elizabeth hanson, 05, masters degree candidate from Loveland (Myra Merritt), and daniel Weber, senior from Bowling Green (David Okerlund), participated in a 10-day tour of Sweden with the Alumni Chamber Choir in June 2007. The group was directed by Dr. Mark Munson. Octavio Ms-Arocas, doctoral candidate from Spain (Dr. Emily Freeman Brown), was a seminalist in the third Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition held in Mexico City i n September Mihai Popean, masters degree candidate from Romania (Dr. Elainie Lillios), was the rst-place winner of the 2007 Young Composers Competition sponsored by Craigs Pianos & Keyboards and the University of Toledo. His piece titled Artemis and the Red Dragon was performed at the 30th Annual Spring Festival of New Music in April at UT. Stephen Slivka, senior from Bowling Green (Charles Saenz); Steven Walker, senior from Washington, D.C. (Chris Buzzelli), and Tim Cieplowski, senior from Gareld Heights

Thelma Robinson Award presented to Octavio Ms-Arocas


Octavio Ms-Arocas, a doctoral student from Spain, was awarded the prestigious 2006 Thelma Robinson Award. The award was presented to Ms-Arocas at the Conductors Guilds Conductor Training Workshop last January in Toronto. Ms-Arocas, who holds a diploma in conducting from Accademia Musicale Pescarese in Italy and a masters degree from Bard College in New York, has conducted in Europe and North and South America. The winner of numerous competitions, he was the 2005 prizewinner of the Third European Conductors Competition. He currently studies with Dr. Emily Freeman Brown, professor of performance studies and director of orchestral activities. The Thelma Robinson Award, sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs, a philanthropic non-profit music organization, is given once every two years to honor the most promising participant in the Conductors Guild Conductor Training Workshop, and to assist with career-related expenses or advanced study. The award was based on Ms-Arocas participation in the Cabrillo Festival Guild Conductor Training Workshop last summer and included a cash prize of $1,000. The Conductors Guild is comprised of close to 2,000 members including conductors, students, institutions, libraries and individuals interested in the profession of conducting. The Guild is designed to enhance professionalism by providing information and knowledge regarding conducting and to support growth in orchestras, bands, choruses and other ensembles. The Conductors Guild Workshops are designed to provide specific and insightful information on all matters to each participant, incorporating all areas of the profession.

Falcon Marching Band appears in regional championship


The Falcon Marching Band was invited to make a guest appearance at the Bands of America Regional Championship on Nov. 3 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Ind. Under the direction of Carol Hayward, this was the Falcon Marching Bands first appearance at a Bands of America regional event. One college band is selected to perform in exhibition at each regional championship, according to Hayward, an assistant professor of music education. Thirty-five high school bands from nine statesIllinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginiaalso competed at the regional event. Viewed as the pinnacle of programs for high school instrumental music, Bands of America, a division of Music for All Inc., offers both competitive and non-competitive marching band programs including the Grand National Marching Band Championships, the Music for All National Festival, Regional Marching Band Championships, the Honor Band of America, Honor Orchestra of America and the Jazz Band of America. The Falcon Marching Band performed a complex, brand-new show featuring music commissioned specifically for it, which is highly unusual for a marching band, according to Hayward. The band performed an original composition written by Ryan Nowlin 00, 04, titled New Frontiers, which includes original visual design by Jason Sivill 04. Michael Sander 97, band assistant, composed the percussion book. Fifteen Falcon Marching Band members who also are members of the University Mens Chorus sang the national anthem at the competition in Indianapolis, and the bands drum line was featured in another portion of the program. The largest student organization on campus, the 220-member Falcon Marching Band performs at all home BGSU football games and various other campus functions, serving as a showcase of the finest in musical and visual performances as well as a centerpiece for athletic spirit at the University. Membership is open by audition to students of all class levels and all majors from all colleges of the University. The band has previously performed at Miami University, the University of Michigan and Ohio State University, among other universities, as well as at professional football games in Cincinnati, Detroit and Cleveland. The band also has appeared at the California Raisin Bowl in Fresno, Calif., the Las Vegas Bowl, the Motor City Bowl in Detroit and the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

KaCee Booth, Joel Crawford, Charles Saenz, Stefan Stolarchuck, Clinton Webb and Joshua Thompson in Athens

The 8th Annual dr. Marjorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition
First place: mezzo-soprano Courtney Cleveland from Louisville, Ky. (Myra Merritt) and pianist I-Chen yeh from Taiwan (Dr. Laura Melton). Second place: mezzo-soprano Elizabeth hanson from Loveland (Myra Merritt) and pianist Margaret young from Chaska, Minn. (Dr. Laura Melton). Third place: soprano Marlayna Maynard from Dunlow, W.Va. (Dr. Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers) and pianist yee Von Ng from Malaysia (Dr. Laura Melton). Undergraduate division First place: soprano Sarah Flammer from Commerce, Mich. (David Okerlund) and pianist Stijn de Cock from Belgium (Maxim Mogilevsky). Second place: tenor Marcus Bedinger from Trotwood (Ellen Scholl) and pianist Casie dietrich from Genoa (Dr. Robert Satterlee). Third place: soprano Jenny Meggitt from Temperance, Mich. (Myra Merritt) and pianist Stijn de Cock.

From left to right: Stijn de Cock, Sarah Flammer, Dr. Marjorie Conrad Peatee, Courtney Cleveland and I-Chen Yeh

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The college announces the new Steel drum Ensemble directed by Bryan Stanbridge 06. This follows last years addition of the hayabusa Taiko Ensemble directed by Dr. Paul Yoon. The Afro-Caribbean Ensemble, directed by Dr. Steven Cornelius, performed at Ohio Northern University in November and at Owens Community College in February. The Athletic Band, directed by Dr. Carol Hayward, accompanied the BGSU Womens Basketball team to the MAC Basketball Tournaments in Cleveland and the rst and second rounds of the NCAA Tournaments in Greensboro, N.C., and East Lansing, Mich., in March. Celebrating its 90th year is the Bowling Green Philharmonia, directed by Dr. Emily Freeman Brown. Clarinetist Kevin Schempf (performance studies) was a featured soloist on Sam Adlers Beyond the Pale with the ensemble in October. The Collegiate Chorale, directed by Dr. William Skoog, participated in the premiere of two compositions by Professor Emeritus Dr. Wallace E. Depue as part of the Fall Music Showcase at Lourdes College in October. The chorale also performed at the Lima Senior Choir Invitational and Trinity United Methodist Church in Lima in February. A tour of the Midwest from May 6-13 with eight performances in Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota took place as well. The horn Club, directed by Dr. Andrew Pelletier, presented a concert at St. Marks Episcopal Church in April in Toledo. The program featured works by Dr. Christina Laberge (adjunct faculty, theory). The Kusuma Sari Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Dr. David Harnish, presented a gamelan demonstration and performance for the First Presbyterian Church Concert Series in Findlay in November and participated in a workshop with the famous club from Bali, Cudamani, in Ann Arbor in October. The New Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. Kenneth Thompson, presented world premieres of works by Dr. Mikel Kuehn (composition) and doctoral candidate Timothy Stulman of Findlay. Kuehns Tenor Madness and Stulmans Deaf ears hear no crying were featured on the April campus concert. Charles Saenz (performance studies) was also a featured soloist on Ellen Taaffe Zwilichs Concerto for Trumpet and Five Instruments. The Trombone Choir, under the direction of Dr. William Mathis, performed at St. Joan of Arc School in Toledo, Sylvania Northview High School in Sylvania and Pioneer High Schools in Ann Arbor, Mich., in March. The University Mens Chorus, directed by Skoog, performed a concert as part of the Parish Arts Series at Fairlawn Lutheran Church in Akron and a concert at Norwalk High School in November. The group also presented 15 concerts in schools, churches and concert halls in Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina on its annual spring break tour in March and premiered Hem and Haw by Michael Cox on its April concert. Cox work was commissioned in part by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Chris Buzzelli, was featured in a performance in November at the University of Findlay. The group also performed at the Bowling Green Junior High School, Adrian High School and UF in April.

Fulbright full scholarship

41st Annual Competitions in Music Performance


Student winners of the colleges 41st annual Competitions in Music Performance have been announced: Octavio Ms-Arocas, doctoral student from Spain, won the composition division. His composition, A Santa Compaa: Holy Company, The Procession of the Dead, will be performed at the Universitys New Music & Art Festival next fall. Ms-Arocas composed the work while studying with Dr. Marilyn Shrude, Distinguished Artist Professor. Undergraduate winners were trombonist Li Kuang, freshman, and pianist Simeng Wu, sophomore, both from China. Kuang studies with Dr. William Mathis and Wu with Dr. Laura Melton. Graduate winners include pianist Artem Anuchin, certicate program student from Russia, and marimbist Yu-Tzu Huang, doctoral student from Taiwan. Anuchins studies with Winston Choi and Huang with Dr. Roger Schupp. The Virginia Marks Collaborative Pianist Award winner was Nikita Abrosimov, freshman student from Russia, who collaborated with Kuang. Abrosimov works with Virginia Marks, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita.

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David Wegehaupt came to BGSU to study with Dr. John Sampen, Distinguished Artist Professor. With Wegehaupts Fulbright full scholarship in Paris, he will study with master teacher Jean-Michel Goury. Wegehaupt already has fairly extensive experience performing overseas, including a recent trip to Greece, where he played with his group, the Cosmos Saxophone Quartet, returning just in time for May graduation. Last November (2006), I went to Dinant, Belgium, for two weeks and participated in one of the biggest saxophone competitions in the world, the International Adolphe Sax Competition, and I was the only American to advance to the semifinal round, Wegehaupt said. He counts this, and receiving the Fulbright award, as his two greatest accomplishments. To study in Paris is especially meaningful for a saxophonist, he said, because that is where the saxophone was invented and where the first conservatory class in saxophone was held in the early 1900s. It is also an important center for contemporary art music, which is what Wegehaupt is particularly interested in. Twentieth- and 21st-century contemporary music is what I am most involved in, he said. I want to keep moving music forward. Changing, evolving and progressing is what is most important to me. David is a tremendous talenta 4.0 student who learns so quickly and loves music and the arts, Sampen said. He has been planning and preparing for this Fulbright opportunity for over two years. In our saxophone lessons we have frequently discussed his interest and need to study in France. As a result, he has undertaken the appropriate preparatory steps in learning French, consulting with other Fulbright winners, undertaking preliminary trips abroad, contacting major world-class saxophonists and preparing professional-quality audition solos and recordings. In Paris, in addition to his classes with Goury, Wegehaupt is most looking forward to having virtually uninterrupted practice time. I plan to spend about eight hours a day playing and practicing, he said. As a student at BGSU, he was pressed to get in four hours a day when combined with school and his other activities, which included being a radio announcer and music director for WBGU-FM and a recording engineer. David is frequently requested for producing recitals and recordings, Sampen said. This past summer, in preparation for going to Paris, he studied French, gave saxophone lessons and spent as much time as possible practicing. I want to be playing my best when I get there, he said. What I particularly enjoy about David is his terrific energy and his consuming interest in playing the saxophone, Sampen added. He has wonderful musical taste (particularly in new music) and a natural affinity for expressing himself through the medium of sound.

Carol Jeffrey Todd 63 retired from public teaching in 1998 after 25 years of teaching vocal music K-12. She works for the music education program of Cedarville (Ohio) University and teaches voice and directs the Womens Choir at Wittenberg University. In addition, she has been included in the 2006 and 2007 editions of Whos Who in America, Whos Who in American Education and Whos Who of American Women. Richard Alleshouse 63 is principal double bass in the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. denver denny Seifried 64 plays bass trombone with the Springeld (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, of which he has been a member for 40 years. The players representative on the SSO Board, Seifried performs as bass trombonist in the Dayton Symphony Orchestra and as a freelance bass and tenor trombonist in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati. He moderates The Trombone Forum and serves as president of the Local 160 American Federation of Musicians in Springeld. Connie Worrall Alleshouse 66 retired in 2006 after 30 years as a music specialist in the Toledo Public Schools. She continues to play ute in the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra, the Lakeside Summer Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Moody Flutes, a ute choir in Toledo. Ann Spinner Pizer 68 is an elementary music teacher in Plymouth, Mass. She has been a violist in the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra since 1978 and a member of the Mayower String Quartet since 1979. Pizer was elected the 19992000 Inclusion Teacher of the Year by the ARC of southeastern Massachusetts.

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Paul deal 75 retired from the Oregon (Ohio) City Schools after teaching instrumental music for 31 years. douglas Wolf 75 was featured soloist for the grand opening and dedication of the Leonard Wolf Instrumental Music Room in Van Wert, Ohio. His grandfather, Leonard, served 25 years as the founding director of the Van Wert High School Band. An alumnus of the VWHS Band, Wolf is professor of percussion at the University of Utah and performs with the Utah Symphony Orchestra. On his return to Van Wert, he performed Ney Rosauros Concerto for Vibraphone and Wind Ensemble with the VWHS Band under the direction of Robert Sloan. Linda Wakefield Gartner 79 recently returned from her third European tour with the Sycamore Community Summer Singers, an auditioned group of 49 high school students from the suburban Cincinnati area. This years tour included performances in Prague, Rothenburg, Heidelburg, Lucerne and Innsbruck. On teaching 25 years at Sycamore Junior High School, Gartner said she has loved every minute! B.J. Whitehouse 79 has been teaching K-8 music at Little Compton Schools in Rhode Island for 17 years and has served as the music director for the Jamestown Community Chorus since 1989. He is founder and chairperson of the RI Festival Chorus, a consortium of ve community choruses, whose rst concert, RISings, was produced in 2005 and featured BGSU Professor Emeritus Richard Mathey as guest director. Whitehouse and his wife Christine Ariel, a solo-practicing attorney, live in Jamestown, R.I. John deliman 79, 83 and Edward Zunic 89, 95, serve as directors of the Upper Arlington (Ohio) High School Symphony Strings. One of 18 ensembles selected to perform at the 2007 National Orchestra Festival in Detroit this spring, the ensemble took home the top prize and trophy. Deliman also presented sessions on how to build a successful instrumental string program at the college for music education majors in March.

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New Chamber Music Competition


The college held the inaugural Chamber Music Competition in April. The competition is offered in two divisionsundergraduate and graduate. Sponsored by Richard and Carolyn Lineback and Pro Musica, 16 graduate and undergraduate student chamber music ensembles competed in the preliminary round. The winning ensembles were featured before the Tuesday Musical Associations Gidon Kremer Kremerata concert on April 17 in the lobby of E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron. This years competition will be held February 16-17, 2008.

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Dr. Frederick Speck

50th Annual Band Music Reading and directors Clinic


The colleges 50th Annual Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic featured four alumni as special guest conductors. Returning to campus were Dr. Vincent Polce 66 from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; Dr. Donald D. Ryder 85 from the University of Tennessee; Dr. James Saker 67 from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Dr. Frederick Speck 78, 82 from the University of Louisville. Nearly 2,000 high school musicians and band directors attended the annual event held January 2426, 2008. Clinic activities were held in Bryan Recital Hall and Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. All concerts took place in Kobacker Hall. The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Bruce Moss, performed on Friday, Jan. 25, and the Concert Band, directed by Dr. Carol Hayward, performed on Saturday, Jan. 26. The final performance of the clinic at 3:30 p.m. Saturday featured the High School Honor Bands. Guest high school bands included Strongsville High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of David Harbart 85, Princeton High School Symphonic Band under the direction of David Maroon 77 and Perkins High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of John Kustec 77, 79. The annual event provides high school students and band directors from throughout the state an opportunity to perform and hear new band literature. This years sponsor is Rettig Music Inc., of Defiance, Lima, Toledo and Westlake.

Undergraduate division
FIRST PLACE: BGSU Percussion Ensemble Pangea (coach Dr. Roger Schupp) Chris Spivey, freshman from Kettering; danny Klohn, freshman from Sandusky, and Chris Lennard, freshman from Samaria, Mich. SECONd PLACE: Floot Loops (coach Nina Assimakopoulos) Andrea Avers, sophomore from Clyde; Kristen hoverman, freshman from Van Wert; Chelsea Koziatek, freshman from Corning, N.Y., and Kelsi Milam, freshman from Newport, Mich. AUdIENCE ChOICE AWARd: BGSU Percussion Ensemble Pangea

Graduate division
FIRST PLACE: tre (coach Dr. Laura Melton) I-Chen yeh, piano, doctoral candidate from Taiwan (Dr. Laura Melton); Alina Istic, viola, masters degree candidate from Romania (Csaba Erdyli), and Michael hsin-en Liu, ute (Nina Assimakopoulos). SECONd PLACE: Rubix Saxophone Quartet (coach Dr. John Sampen) david Babich, senior from Amherst; Michael Van Pelt, masters degree candidate from Maineville; Chris Chmielewski, senior from East Lyme, Conn., and Susan Poirier, masters degree candidate from Wintersville. AUdIENCE ChOICE AWARd: Rokoko (coach Dr. Laura Melton) yeji Kim, masters degree candidate from China (Nina Assimakopoulos); Ovidiu Corneau, senior from Romania (Dr. Susan Hatch Tomkiewicz), and Jiung yoon, masters degree candidate from Seoul (Dr. Laura Melton).

Brian Bushong 80, daniel Saygers 81, david Saygers 88 and Bernice Schwartz 81, members of the Tower Brass Quintet, will perform on the Chamber Music Toledo 2007-08 Artist Series in April. The quintet also appeared as a featured ensemble on the colleges Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic in January. Cynthia Michalik Goldhaber 80 is assistant principal at Hilliard (Ohio) Davidson High School and owner of Big Daddys Bike Shop. She is the accompanist for the adult choir and contemporary ensemble at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Hilliard. She is also treasurer of the O.C.C. Academic League and was the chair of the O.C.C. Academic League Honors Choir. James L. Zychowicz 81 presented They Only Give Rise to Misunderstandings, Mahlers Sketches in Context at an international conference on genetic criticism at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign in March. He also serves as editor of Naturlaut, a quarterly journal on Mahler research. Madeline Sawmiller Frankenhauser 83 is director of bands at Tarboro High School in Tarboro, N.C. William Newnham 83 is a singer, actor and entertainer under the name William Garon. He is the featured star on tour with a re-creation of Liberaces stage show with bookings until December 2008. He continues to work in musical theatre, theme parks and cruise ships and has toured over 45 countries. He also runs a studio of 30 vocal and acting students of all ages, and mentors students interested in performing arts careers.

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Chris Garrett 84 founded and is director of the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Campus Band in Michigan. He also guest conducted the Elkhart County Symphony in two concerts this past year and is active in arranging music for the Sturgis High School Marching Band, the Kalamazoo Ringers Handbell Choir and his own ensembles. Greg Benson 85 has been named dean of Arts & Science at the College of Eastern Utah. denise Grupp-Verbon 85 was awarded Adjunct Instructor of the Year award for 200506 by the Ohio Association of Two Year Colleges. She is an adjunct instructor at Owens Community College in Toledo. Jennifer higdons 86 Soprano Sax Concerto was premiered by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop, in Santa Cruz, Calif., in August. Soprano saxophonist Tim McAllister was the soloist. Hidgon was also a featured composer on NPRs Performance Today in January. Susan (donley-Roberts) Slawinski 86 and Matthew Slawinski currently reside in Deance. They are proud to announce the birth of their son, Noah Robert, born December 7, 2006. Susan teaches vocal music in grades 5-12 for the Delphos St. Johns Schools and is the worship director at Christ United Methodist Church in Wauseon. Gregory Ruffer 87, 95 celebrated his fth anniversary as music director of the Orlando Chorale which he founded in 2002. The celebration concert included a commissioned work by Jennifer higdon 86 titled somewhere I have never traveled, gladly beyond. He also serves as director of choral activities at Central Florida Community College. Recently, he was accepted into the doctoral program in Collegiate Music Pedagogy at Columbia University in New York City. Katie (Gorman) Jones 88 is an instructor of ute at the University of Toledo. She played with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra in October and November 2006 and was selected to be a judge at the Central Ohio Flute Association Annual Competitions Flute Festival in April 2007. She and her husband Mike have three children. Stanley George 89, 00; Shannon Ford 95; Kevin heidbreder 85, and Jason yost 92, 96, members of the saxophone quartet, Sax 4th Avenue, performed on the Chamber Music Toledo 2007-08 Artist Series in November. T. Patrick Billig 93 toured China in June with the Windiana Concert Band and Australia and New Zealand with the Indiana Honor Band in July. He plays euphonium in both groups. Craig Porter 93 is in his fth year as director of bands at Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio, where he is also the JV boys tennis coach. His band program has grown from 43 members to 125. Previously, he served as assistant director of bands at Philo High School in Philo, Ohio. Shannon detlef Smith 93 is a music teacher at Stroudsburg Junior High School in Stroudsburg, Pa. Marian Tanau 93 plays in the rst violin sections of the Detroit Symphony and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestras. Tanau is president of the newly formed American Romanian Festival that recently nished its rst season with events in the greater Detroit area and Romania. Glen Tuomaala 93 is director of the Husky sports band at St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University and director of the St. Cloud Municipal Band. He also presented Marketing for Musicians at the 2007 Minnesota Music Educators Association conference in Minneapolis. Calesta A. heath day 94 is a second-year doctoral student at the University of Kentucky. She holds a masters degree in music education from Miami University (Ohio). She has worked as a pharmacy technician for eight years and also performs as a soprano in the American Spiritual Ensemble. Shannon Ford 5 plays baritone saxophone for the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra. The group played at the Detroit International Jazz Festival and at Cliff Bells in downtown Detroit in September. Graham Geisler 95 received a masters degree in music education from the University of Akron. He has been band director and instrumental music teacher at Manseld Christian School for 12 years. Geisler has spent part of the last three summers in Cambodia working with a Christian missions organization. d.J. hoek 96 had his book, Analyses of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music: 19402000, published by Scarecrow Press and the Music Library Association. This new edition of Arthur Wenks well-known bibliography includes more than 9,000 entries to scholarly music analyses. Paul heins 96 is director of the Concert Choir at Georgetown University where he teaches diatonic harmony and piano. He also serves as music director of the Lesbian & Gay Chorus of Washington. Alina Voicu 96 has opened a talent agency in Birmingham, Ala. Jeffrey Leinen 97 has been accepted into the graduate school at Boston University where he is working toward a masters degree in music education. Betsy Sutton 96 teaches voice at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. She also recently sang the role of Gretel in Skylight Opera Theaters production of Hansel and Gretel in Milwaukee. Glen holcomb 97 is coordinator of the Flint (Michigan) Institute of Musics Saturday school called Super Saturdays. The institute is the fth largest performing arts school in the nation. He also teaches private voice at 16 sites around Genesee County as well as early childhood music. Rick George 99 received a master of arts degree in Christian education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He serves as the pastor of worship ministries at Cary-Grove Evangelical Free Church in Cary, Ill. Paul Geraci 99 is an assistant professor of music at Saint Josephs College in Rensselaer, Ind. Matthew d. harder 99 is an assistant professor of music technology and percussion at West Liberty State College near Wheeling, W.Va. Aurelian Oprea 99 has been named acting concertmaster of the Dayton Philharmonic. Michael Vercelli 99 received a doctorate in percussion performance from the University of Arizona and has been appointed an adjunct faculty member at UA, where he teaches applied percussion and directs the World Music Gang. Jason Sivill 04 has accepted a position at the Punahou School in Hawaii. Elijah Vazquez 04 is director of instrumental music at T.W. Harvey High School in Painesville, Ohio. Jennifer (Morrison) Cooper 05 resides in Columbus with her husband, Jerad, and is an instrumental music director for Columbus City Schools. Jason dovel 05 has been appointed assistant professor of trumpet at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. Madeline M. (Sawmiller) Frankenhauser 05 is director of bands at Tarboro High Schooll in Tarboro, N.C. Emily (Lawry) hatch 05 teaches general music and double reed private lessons with her husband, BGSU graduate Jared hatch 06, at Woodstock International School in Mussoorie, India, in the rst range of the Himalayan Mountains. Laura Smith 05 is a member of the Columbus Symphony Chorus and resides in Bexley, Ohio. Joan Cano 06 performed in a Filipino opera titled Karim at Jasmin, which toured several cities, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego in the fall of 2007. She resides in Los Angeles. Karliss Chappel 06 has been appointed director of choral activities at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark. Allison Fahler 06 teaches music at Elyria Community Elementary in Elyria, Ohio. Aaron Kennell 06 is assistant band director at Aldine High School in Houston. He works with three high school concert bands, a jazz band, a marching band and a middle school concert band. Sharon Wilkins 06 teaches 8th and 9th grade band at Gallup Junior High in Gallup, New Mexico.

in memoriam
helen Jane Kelly, of Bowling Green, passed away on April 14, 2007, after a short illness. Wife of Mark S. Kelly, emeritus director of bands, she is survived by her husband and three daughters. She is remembered for her untiring dedication to her family and the band program at BGSU. Bernard Linden, professor emeritus of performance studies, passed away of a heart attack on September 21. Former principal violist of the Toledo Symphony, chamber musician and member of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, he is survived by two daughters, a brother and ve grandchildren. Cristina Purje, M.M. 05, passed away on November 19 from a rare form of adrenal cancer. The Bowling Green Philharmonia performed a benet in her honor last December to help offset her medical expenses. Elaine (Lingelbach) Reamsnyder, B.M. 72, passed away on November 13, 2006, from breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, Richard Reamsnyder, 71. She was a prominent musician and teacher in the Findlay area and will be remembered as an encourager of musicians of all ages. Harpist Rafaele Eva Schilewa, M.M. 88, lost her two-year battle with breast cancer on February 24, 2007. She was the principal harpist of the Neubrandenberg Philharmonie in Neubrandenberg, Germany. She is survived by her husband and three children. Pianist diana Barker Smith passed away suddenly on October 12, 2007. Smith was a member of the adjunct piano and the Piano Camp faculties at the college. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Alan Smith (associate dean), and daughter Hillary.

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Benjamin Brecher 91 is an assistant professor of music at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, where he is also the director of opera theater. daniel doty 91 sang the role of Gastone in Verdis La Traviata with the Akron Symphony Orchestra in February. Amy S. (dean) doty 90, 96, has been editor of TRIAD, the state journal of the Ohio Music Education Association, for the past two years. Lori Elias 91 served as music director of the Ohio premiere of the musical I Sing! and was assistant music director for the Cleveland premiere of Disneys High School Musical. This summer she was music director for Seussical the Musical for the Mercury Summer Stock theatre company and keyboardist for the Fine Arts Associations production of Guys and Dolls. She continues to teach at Willoughby Middle School in Willoughby, Ohio. Theresa Severin 91, 97 recently presented a recital at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Choral Arts Society of Washington. This past April she was the soprano soloist in the Verdi Requiem with the Mercersburg Area Community Chorus and Orchestra in Mercersburg, Pa. Severin also serves as choral director at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va.

Ryan Nowlin 00, 04 guest conducted his work Synergy Rising with the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony at Severance Hall in May. Nowlin is also an alumnus of the group. dana Tolan 00, 03 has taken a position as violinist with the Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra in Lebanon starting in January. Tracy Wolstoncroft Sturgis 00 was the soprano soloist in the Schubert Mass in G in April and is preparing the role of Olympia for The Tales of Hoffman with the Delaware Valley Opera Company in Philadelphia. Kari Johnston-Clevidence 01 is working as a K-4 music teacher at Darby Woods Elementary School in Galloway, Ohio. Leslie heffner 02 participated in the Bay Area Summer Opera Theatre Institute in San Francisco in summer 2007, where she performed the title role of the U.S. premiere of Handels Silla. She was a semi-nalist in the Young Patronesses of the Opera Vocal Competition in conjunction with Florida Grand Opera in March 2007. James Maiello 02 completed a doctorate in musicology with an optional emphasis in European medieval studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His dissertation is titled The Pistoia Choirbooks: An Introduction to the Sources and Their Repertory. He teaches instrumental, vocal and general music at Stissing Mountain Middle School in Pine Plains, N.Y. Amy Sample-Probst 01 graduated in May 2006 from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. She accepted a position with Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, a non-prot organization that provides free legal assistance to low-income individuals throughout southern Illinois. She and her husband, Luke, live in Belleville, Ill. Crystal (hendricks) Kretzer 03 will begin work on a masters degree in arts, entertainment and music management at Columbia College in Chicago this fall. Her plans after graduating include working for independent record labels as well as concert promotions. Lee Michael Morrison 03 is the high school instrumental music director at the New World School of the Arts at Lourdes College in Sylvania, Ohio. Formerly he was the director of instrumental music at St. Johns Jesuit High School in Toledo from 2003-07. While he held this position, the band grew from 53 members to 110 and earned an overall superior rating at OMEA District I evaluation for the rst time in 13 years. He served as a per-service musician with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra performing with Kenny Rogers, Eydie Gorme, Steve Lawrence, Patti Austin and Debbie Reynolds. He also played in the orchestras for the musicals The Producers and Chicago. Elizabeth Baldwin 04 received a masters degree in vocal performance from Indiana University this past summer. She is a teaching assistant at Indiana University, where she is a doctoral student in vocal performance and opera. She appeared in the title role of Richard Strausss Arabella with IU Opera Theatre this past spring and will appear as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro with IU Opera Theatre in February and March 2008.

Alumni choir tours Sweden


Fifteen former and current students of college faculty member Dr. Mark Munson took a 10-day concert tour in Sweden. Under the direction of Munson, members of the BGSU Alumni Chamber Choir presented concerts at the stermalms Church in Kristianstad, the Cathedral of Lund, the Swedish Church in Hr and St. Clara Church in Stockholm. Specifically formed for the July 9-18 tour, the choir was envisioned by Munson while he was on a faculty exchange in Sweden during the 2005-06 academic year. BGSU College of Musical Arts alumni from New York, Tennessee, North Carolina, Ohio and Michigan participated in the choir, as did Elizabeth Hanson 05, 07, a masters candidate in voice, and Daniel Weber, a senior music education major from Bowling Green. Most members of the ensemble sang under Munsons direction in BGSU choral ensembles. Others are friends of the College of Musical Arts. The tour was an opportunity for Munsons former students to gain an idea of some of his experiences while living in Sweden. The choir performed an all-American program ranging from well-known arrangements of traditional hymns to gospel pieces by contemporary composers Rollo Dilworth and Keith Hampton, as well as spirituals by Moses Hogan, pieces by the AfricanAmerican composer Adolphus Hailstork and a canon by the early American composer William Billings. Munson, an associate professor of music education, conducts the University Choral Society and teaches choral-related classes at BGSU. As part of the faculty exchange program, he taught music-profile students at Frknegrdskolan in Kristianstad and music Pictured at St. Clara Church in Stockholm are choir members majors at the Music Academy Elizabeth Hanson 05 and 07, Lori Haskell 05, Laura Smith of Malm, and conducted the 05, Natalie Mallis 06, Danielle Vandock 06 (College of Arts Motet Choir of Kristianstad. and Sciences), Shaunte Rouse 06, Joy E. Vandock, senior
music education major Daniel Weber, Adrian Killebrew, James B. Vaughn 00, William S. Derby 97, Allen F. Todd II 99, Kent W. Vandock 05, Kerry L. Vandock and Andrew Grega 94. Seated is Mark Munson.

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BGSUs Opera Theater collaborates with Eastman School of Music on Cavalli opera
Bowling Green State University and the Eastman School of Musics Collegium Musicum presented what may be the first full staging in North America of Francesco Cavallis La virt de strali dAmore. The opera was performed November 1 and 3 in Kobacker Hall and the production then traveled to Rochester, N.Y., for a performance on November 9 in Kilbourn Hall at Eastman. La virt was an artistic collaboration engaging the talents of faculty and students from BGSUs College of Musical Arts and Department of Theatre and Film, together with faculty and students from Eastmans Collegium Musicum. This is the second time the two universities have collaborated on a Cavalli project. The first was the 2005 North American premiere of Gli amori dApollo e di Dafne. La virt de strali dAmore was written in 1642 for one of Venices first public opera houses, the Teatro di San Cassiano. Translated as The Power of Loves Arrows, the Baroque opera transported the audience to a colorful, magical land where peasants and nobles, gods and mortals feel the flames of love when pricked by Amores capricious arrows. Characters and themes in the libretto can also be interpreted as reflections on Venetian society. Considered one of the most famous composers for the operatic stage during his lifetime, Cavalli composed 28 operas in a 30-year career. Giovanni Faustinis libretto for La virt de strali dAmore was his first operatic collaboration with Cavalli. The two would go on to collaborate on eight additional operas. For this staging, the opera libretto was translated by James M. Pfundstein, coordinator of the Great Ideas Program and a faculty member in romance and classical studies. Dr. Vincent Corrigan, professor of musicology, created the transcription and a modern edition of the archival score. The opera was staged by Dr. Ronald E. Shields, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre and Film, with choreography by Dr. Michael Ellison, an associate professor of theatre. Other BGSU staff and theatre faculty designed the production. Steve Boone, an assistant professor of theatre, created the set design; Margaret McCubbin, an associate professor of theatre, designed the costumes, and Keith Hofacker, technical director in the college, served as lighting designer. Kevin Bylsma, instructor of performance studies, provided the musical and language preparation. Guest music director and conductor Paul ODette, associate professor of conducting and ensembles at Eastman, conducted the orchestra, comprised of members of the Eastman Collegium Musicum. Cast members and dancers featured in the opera were all students at BGSU. Appearing as Amore, the keeper of loves arrows, was Megan Bell, a masters candidate majoring in vocal performance from Columbus (Myra Merritt). Masters candidate in vocal performance Sara Emerson of Traverse City, Mich. (Myra Merritt), performed the role of the princess Cleria, and the knight who is in love with Cleria was portrayed by senior vocal performance major Blaine Heeter III of Brookville (Kelly Anderson). Erabena, a young maiden disguised as the male servant Eumete, was masters candidate in vocal performance Katherine Liesner of Massillon (Christopher Scholl). Marcus Bedinger, a sophomore music education and performance major from Trotwood (Ellen Scholl), performed the role of Meonte, a pirate and Erabenas former lover, while masters candidate in vocal performance student Marlayna Maynard of Dunlow, W.Va. (Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers), portrayed Venere, the goddess Venus. Jesse Koza of Lancaster (Christopher Scholl), a masters candidate in vocal performance, performed the role of Saturno, the god of time and change, and Evagora, a noble ruler, father to Darete and Cleria. BGSU music faculty member Dr. Geoffrey Stephenson 97, instructor in music performance studies, performed the role of Giove, Ruler of the Gods.

Sarah Flammer, a masters candidate from Commerce, Mich., as the witch Ericlea and her demons torture Darete portrayed by Michael May, a senior from Hamilton, in the finale of act one.
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