Announcements, March 26, 2012

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Music Notes

This is Opera Week in the Broyhill Music Center.  Rosen Concert Hall is being transformed into the Schwarzwald as we look forward to four performances of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel.  (See details below.)  Meanwhile, all other activities continue as we make our way in this second half of the semester.


EVENTS   For complete listings, including details about live audio/video stream availability, please see the HSoM Calendar:  http://music.appstate.edu/current-news-events

Pershing's Own U.S. Army Brass Quintet performs Monday, March 26, at 8 pm, in Farthing.

HSoM faculty trombonist Drew Leslie performs in recital Wednesday, March 28, at 8 pm, in the Recital Hall.

ASU Opera's production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel opens Thursday, March 29, at 8 pm, in Rosen, with additional performances at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, March 30-31, and a 2 pm matinee on Sunday, April 1. $$

Student brass ensembles perform on Monday, April 2, at 8 pm, location TBA.

The HSoM Faculty Recital Series presents "An Evening of Music for Winds" on Tuesday, April 3, at 8 pm, in Rosen.


LOOKING AHEAD


Harmonia Baroque and Collegium Musicum perform on Wednesday, April 4, at 8 pm, in Rosen.

Student woodwind chamber ensembles perform on Thursday, April 5, at 8 pm, in Rosen.

Monday and Tuesday, April 9 and 10, are ASU holidays. 


HSoM ON THE ROAD (upcoming)


The following students will be presenting research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in Ogden, UT March 29-31.  The School of Music had the second highest acceptance rate for research proposals for ASU.  Congratulations to the following undergraduates and their mentors!

  • THE EFFECT OF MUSIC EDUCATION ON SOCIAL AND POLITICAL LIBERALISM IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS  Alexander M Alberti (Mentor:  W Pelto)
  • MUSIC THEORY AND AURAL SKILLS: CREATING A CROSSROADS BETWEEN CONTEXT AND MASTERY  Meredith Anderson  (Mentor: J Snodgrass)
  • STEEL DRUMS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE PIANO IN THE FIELD OF MUSIC THEORY PEDAGOGY  Duncan Boatright   (Mentor: J Snodgrass)
  • MEAT, GRAVY, AND IONISATION: THE CONTROVERSIAL MUSIC OF EDGARD VARÈSE AND FRANK ZAPPA  Brannon Kling  (Mentor:  R Shulstad)
  • FORMAL ANALYSIS OF SELECT BERIO "SEQUENZAS"  Shawn Milloway  (Mentor:  G Fankhauser)
  • AMY MARCY CHENEY BEACH AND RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER: THE ROLE OF GENDER IN THE PERCEPTION OF WOMEN COMPOSERS IN THE LATE NINETEENTH AND EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURIES  Mary Alyssa Nance  (Mentor:  V Mansure)
  • VIDEO GAMES IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM: TECHNOLOGY FOR A NEW GENERATION  Christina Naylor  (Mentor: J Snodgrass)
  • UNCONVENTIONAL OR IS IT? THE USE OF POLYPHONY, FORESHADOWING, AND HARMONIC EXPECTATIONS IN THE FIRST MOVEMENT OF SHOSTAKOVICH’S SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO  Mary A Reidinger   (Mentor: J Snodgrass)
  • VISUAL AND ARTISTIC INFLUENCES ON DEBUSSY'S PIANO MUSIC  Lindsey Vickers  (Mentor:  V Mansure)


About 35 students and faculty from the Music Therapy Program will attend the conference of the Southeastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association to be held in Charlotte March 29-31. Appalachian and the Hayes School of Music will be well represented through concurrent session presentations and research posters.

Upcoming Steely Pan Steel Band performances off campus include the following:
April 20 - Alexander County Schools  and a dinner show at the Hiddenite Center.
April 21 - Burke County Library annual outdoor concert, Morganton.
April 23 - RJ Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem.

The ASU Wind Ensemble will perform at the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) national conference on Wednesday, June 20, in Asheville, NC.


KUDOS, APPRECIATION, and OTHER EVENTS


*Last week's ASU Board of Trustees meeting included action on behalf of nine HSoM colleagues:

  • Associate Professors Nancy Bargerstock and Todd Wright received promotion to Professor.
  • Associate Professors Hiu-Wah Au and Jimmy Stokes received tenure.
  • Assistant Professors Joby Bell, Scott Kallestad, Lisa Runner, Reeves Shulstad, and Scott Wynne received tenure and promotion to associate professor.

Congratulations go out to these colleagues for their achievements and this recognition by the campus community. 



*HSoM music theorist Jennifer Snodgrass has recently co-authored a textbook entitled

Fundamentals of Music: Rudiments, Musicianship, and Composition

.  The book was released last week and is published through Pearson/Prentice Hall.



*HSoM composer and theorist Bill Harbinson served as composer-in-residence at the University of Delaware


(March 19-20) for the premier of his new orchestra composition

Of Fire and Ice

.




With my best wishes for week ten of ASU's Spring 2012 semester! 



-Bill



_____________________


William L. Pelto, Ph.D.


Dean, Hayes School of Music


Appalachian State University


Boone, NC 28608


828-262-3029


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