Boyer College of Music and Dance Faculty News
Read about the many accomplishments by Boyer faculty from this summer and coming up in the fall.
Center for the Arts Boyer College of Music and Dance FACULTY NEWS Summer/Fall 2014 Please visit temple.edu/boyer for updated faculty news throughout the semester. TERELL STAFFORD (INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES/JAZZ STUDIES) Summer Performances/Tours: : Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard, NY; Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, NY: Dion Parson & 21st Century Band; Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens; Jon Faddis’ Triumph of rumpets (IL); Back Country Jazz with Bennie Wallace; (CT; David Lyttle Tour Ireland; European Summer Tour; Dizzy Gillespie All Stars, opening for Aretha Franklin, Montreal Int’l Jazz Festival; Festival Jazz de VitoriaGasteiz (SPAIN); Port Townsend Jazz Festival (WA); Summer Jazz Café: Jazz Legends & Lions (NJ); Willie Jones III Sextet (NJ); Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camp (WI); Clayton Brothers Quinte (CA)t; Vail Jazz Workshop; American Music Program Fundraiser with Terell Stafford (OR); Prairie Village Jazz Festival (MO); Jazz Festival Colmar (FRANCE); Fall: Vanguard Jazz Orchestra; Lush Life: Philadelphia Celebrates Billy Strayhorn: Outbeat Jazz Festival; Jazz Legends Live with Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Ken Peplowski, Benny Green and Todd Coolman (AZ); Residency w/Clayton Bros. Quintet, Dartmouth College (NH); Manly Jazz Festival (AUS); Denver School of the Arts Jazz Symposium (CO); Dizzy’s Big Band at the Blue Note (NY); Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Japan Tour. STEVEN ZOHN (MUSIC STUDIES: MUSIC HISTORY) July: Steven Zohn read a paper entitled “Morality, German Cultural Identity, and Telemann’s Faithful Music Master” at the International Conference on Baroque Music at the Mozarteum in Salzburg Austria, also performing with Joyce Lindorff on a concert presented by the conference. He also contributed an expanded version of his paper to the forthcoming volume Consuming Music, Commodifying Sound, to be published by the University of Rochester Press. Other summer writing projects included the article “Quadrosonate” for the Lexikon der Holzblasinstrumente: Oboe, Klarinette, Fagott, Saxophon (to be published by Laaber Verlag), and a review of the book Bohemian Baroque: Czech Musical Culture and Style, 1600-1750 for the journal Early Music. September: Zohn will speak on “The Irrational, Picturesque, and Sensible: Sara Levy and Musical Aesthetics of the Berlin Bach Cult” at the symposium “Sara Levy’s World: Music, Gender, and Judaism in Enlightenment Berlin,” held at Rutgers University. Also at Rutgers, he will perform in two concerts connected with the symposium. October: Zohn will perform an orchestral program with Houston’s Ars Lyrica at Cornell University. November: He will read a paper entitled “’Am besten bleib’ ich in der Mitte’: Morality and Telemann’s Secular Cantatas” at the conference “Die Kantate als Katalysator: Zur Karriere eines musikalisch-literarischen Strukturtypus um und nach 1700,” held at Martin-Luther-Universität in Halle, Germany. During his fall sabbatical, Zohn will begin work on a book entitled The Telemann Compendium for The Boydell Press. MARK FRANKO (DANCE) June: Mark Franko gave a seminar on "Benjamin and Method" at Middlesex University (London), continued ongoing research in Lausanne and Paris for an article on Serge Lifar, which he will present as a distinguished faculty lecture at CHAT on October 2. He read "Historicizing the Re in Reenactment" at the conference “Batsheva Dance Company: Body, Dance, Culture,” Tel Aviv University, and published two entries in the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics -- "Dance Studies" and "Authenticity in Dance." Fall: Franko will talk on dance and politics at Danspace (NYC), and plans to perform Le Marbre Tremble 2014 in London with Fabian Barba. He looks forward to the start of the second annual Dance Studies Colloquium at Boyer, for which he is curator. MICHAEL KLEIN (MUSIC STUDIES: MUSIC THEORY) Summer: Michael Klein completed the manuscript for his book, Music and the Crises of the Modern Subject, and sent it to Indiana University Press. The book should be released in 2015. September: He will give a lecture and run a workshop on musical affect at the European Music Analysis Conference in Leuven, Belgium. In November, he will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural conference of the Brazilian Association for Music Theory and Analysis, to be held in Salvador, Brazil. EMILY THREINEN (INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES: BANDS) June: USBands Eastern Concert Band Festival at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA—Honor Band Conductor and Emcee Phoenixville Area High School Wind Ensemble with student flute soloist Anna Thompson in Phoenixville, PA—Guest Conductor Conductors Guild Conference in Washington, DC —Board of Directors July: New England Band Directors Institute at Plymouth State University, hosting over 160 music educators in the area, in Plymouth, NH—Guest Clinician and Presenter TU Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop—Third Annual with Guest Clinician Craig Kirchhoff (Director of Bands at University of Minnesota) in Philadelphia, PA—Creator, Clinician, Presenter, and Host Atlantic Pops Community Band in New Jersey—Guest Conductor August: Orchestra Society of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania—Guest Conductor October: Temple University Wind Symphony—“Landscapes” with Trumpet Soloist David Bilger and Cello Soloist Yoni Drailblate in TPAC in Philadelphia, PA—Conductor Mosaic Concert—featuring Boyer students at TPAC in Philadelphia, PA—Conductor and Co-Coordinator November: Baltimore County Public Schools High School All Honors Band in Baltimore, MD—Conductor November: Banda Primativa Concert in Llíria, Spain—Conductor December: “The Three Embraces by Carter Pann”—Article for Teaching music through Performance in Band Book Series, GIA Publications, Volume 10 Temple University Wind Symphony—“Rising” with Oboe Soloist Jonathan Blumenfeld and Composer Joseph Schwantner in TPAC in Philadelphia, PA—Conductor Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Guest Conductor JILLIAN HARRIS (DANCE) June: Jillian Harris attended and presented at the Dancing into New Media: Dance Education and Technology Workshop at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. July: Teaching engagements included a week-long dance intensive for youth dancers in Maryland and movement classes as part of Temple's Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop. August: Harris was selected to present her research with Acclaim at New York University's Steinhardt School during the Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology (IMPACT) 2014 Conference. She also performed in NYC as part of musician Robin Cox's HOURGLASS event, an evening length improvisation consisting of composed music for violin, cello, and four channel electronic playback as well as immersive video projections. October: She will perform sections of a new trio created in collaboration with Assistant Professor Laura Katz Rizzo and Adjunct Instructor Rhonda Moore at the Grounds for Sculpture Park (Hamilton, NJ) during the Outlet Dance Project. JEFFREY SOLOW (INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES: CELLO) Jeffrey Solow’s summer activities included performing and teaching at four music festivals: the Park City Beethoven Festival (UT); the Summit Music Festival (Purchase, NY) where he also presented a week-long intensive cello seminar; the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (AK); and the Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar for Adults (NY). Among the chamber works he performed were the Brahms C minor Piano Quartet, Weber Clarinet Quintet, Kodály Duo for Violin and Cello, Franck Piano Quintet, Mozart G minor Viola Quintet, Schubert String Quartet in A minor, Beethoven 7 Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Miklós Rózsa Duo for Cello and Piano, Prokofiev Cello Sonata, and his own transcription of Beethoven’s Spring Sonata. For the 4th consecutive summer he presented the cycle of Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suites in two concerts at New York City’s popular floating concert venue Bargemusic. In a non-performance vein, Solow continued his duties as chair of the American String Teachers Association's 2015 National Solo Competition and he wrote reviews of two books for London’s prestigious magazine devoted to the string world, The Strad. Early in the summer, before he began his music festival rounds, he played a program of solo Bach at the historical mansion The Highlands as part of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association, Inc.’s annual national meeting, and gave a master class under the auspices of Temple Music Prep for cellists of the Icelandic Youth String Orchestra of Tónskólinn. He also managed to squeeze in a week of scuba diving in the Florida Keys. SHERRIL DODDS (DANCE) June: Sherril Dodds was invited as Distinguished Guest Faculty at the Mellon Dance Studies Seminar at Stanford University. August: Her book chapter “Values in Motion: Reflections on Popular Screen Dance” was published in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen, and she guest edited a special issue of Dance Research Journal titled “Body Parts: Pelvis, Feet, Face, Hips, Legs, Toes and Teeth,” which included her Editor’s Note, “The Choreographic Composite” and her article “The Choreographic Interface: Dancing Facial Expression in Hip Hop and Neo-burlesque Striptease.” Her current research focuses on theorizations of ‘facial choreography’ and she is currently undertaking field research into the use of facial expression within hip hop battles, cyphers and jams in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She was also interviewed for a new WHYY arts and culture program, Articulate, on the topic of “Life is a Dance?” which will be aired in the fall. NATHAN BUONVIRI (MUSIC EDUCATION) August: Nate Buonviri finished his eleventh season as principal percussionist with Utah Festival Opera, where he also gave an educational session, “Percussion from the Pit,” for the Utah Festival Academy. He presented two invited educational sessions at the New York State School Music Association conference, “Aural Skills for Instrumentalists” and “Essential Drumset for Ensemble Directors.” November: Buonviri will present a paper, “Instructional Strategies in AP Music Theory: A Case Study” at the Centre of Educational Research in Music International Conference in Oslo, Norway. He will also present an educational session, “Building Better Ears for Jazz Improvisation” at the PMEA District 12 Conference in Phoenixville, PA. Buonviri’s article “Measuring Aural Skills in United States High Schools: A Critical Analysis of the Advanced Placement Music Theory Exam” has just been published in Music Assessment and Global Diversity with GIA Publications. Two of his research articles will be published this year in the Journal of Research in Music Education: “Effects of a Preparatory Singing Pattern on Melodic Dictation Success” and “Melodic Dictation Instruction: A Survey of Advanced Placement Music Theory Teachers.” PAUL RARDIN (CHORAL ACTIVITIES) July: Paul Rardin was coordinator and lead clinician for the third annual choral symposium, Temple Sings, which drew professional conductors from eight states and The Netherlands to campus. Fall: Rardin will lead the Temple University Concert Choir in performance at the ACDA PA Fall Conference at Seton Hill University, and in the world premiere performance of Giles Swayne’s Our Orphan Souls (co-commissioned by the Boyer College of Music and Dance and the University of Wisconsin Whitewater), and will prepare the ensemble for the regional premiere of Jake Runestad’s Dreams of the Fallen with the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey and Rutgers-Camden Singers. He will serve as guest conductor with the Flower Mound (TX) High School choir’s performance of Schubert’s Mass in G. DEBORAH CONFREDO (MUSIC EDUCATION) July: Deborah Confredo met with other members of the International Society for Music Education Research Commission in Jo達o Pessoa (Paraiba, Brazil) for a week-long symposium. She presented research that focuses on interactions between formal and informal music learners. The paper is entitled, Musical Collaboration: Interactions Between Formally and Informally Trained Musicians Engaged in Popular Music Rehearsals. Confredo was invited featured clinician at the Symposium on Music Education at North Dakota State University, where she presented a number of clinics for 40 graduate students attending the event. Fall: Confredo was selected to be a participating faculty member in the TU Tech Fellow program. During the fall she will be working with one of the Tech Fellows to learn more about the efficient and effective uses of technology in teaching. November: Confredo will present a new band music reading clinic as well as a session that focuses on composition and improvisation in wind band settings for the PMEA District 12 membership. Also in November she will travel to Iowa to as a guest speaker and clinician for three educational sessions at the IaMEA annual in-service conference in Ames. December: As Artistic Director, the Temple University Night Owls Campus Community Band will present their fall concert. Several graduate student conductors will be featured. Confredo continues work in the Musica per la Vita project that focuses on community band participation in the US and Italy. To date, over 3,000 musicians from 48 states and Italy have shared information and ideas about their community and municipal band experiences. DICK OATTS (JAZZ STUDIES) June: Performance at Longwood Gardens with the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP); Performance with the Vanguard Jazz Orch. (VJO) at the Village Vanguard (NYC); Recording new CD of Bob Brookmeyer compositions with VJO; Teaching and performing at the Summer Jazz Workshop in Holland at the Amsterdam Conservatory July: Performing at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival with Danish pianist, Soren Moller; Summer Jazz Clinics at the Tenerife Conservatory in Tenerife, Spain and performance with the big band De Canarias ath the 23rd Canarias Jazz Fest; Performances with pianist Jose Medina in Gran Canaria and a weeklong jazz workshop at the Teror Saxophone Academy. August/September: Harnosand, Sweden summer Jazz camp Teaching and Performance with the High Coast Jazz Band; Perform with VJO at the Village Vanguard (NYC);Rehearse, conduct, and perform with the Univ. of Texas Jazz band in Arlington, Texas at the Levitt Pavilion October: VJO at the Village Vanguard (NYC); Rehearse and perform with the St. Andreus Youth Band in Barcelona, Spain; Record with Jose Medina Trio November/December: Vanguard Jazz Orch. (VJO) Japan Tour; Teach and perform at the Amsterdam Conservatory in Holland; VJO at the Village Vanguard (NYC);JOP Performs at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Terell Stafford conducting; Master classes and performances at Florida State University. BETH BOLTON (MUSIC EDUCATION) Beth Boltonâ€™s new book of original tunes in unusual meters, Fives, Sevens, and Crazy Eights, and previous books Musicianship and Katangaroo were used by summer music programs at SUNY Buffalo, Baldwin Wallace, Rhode Island College and Michigan State University. Musicianship is in use as a textbook at SUNY Buffalo and University of South Carolina this fall. July: Bolton and international colleagues from Korea, Israel, Brazil and the US, who are members of the teaching collaborative group One Vision: Many Mirrors, presented their work in a live class with Brazilian children and parents at the Early Childhood Music Education (ECME/ISME) commission conference in Brasilia, Brazil. The group will hold its first independent international seminar in Rome in January 2015. JAN KRZYWICKI (MUSIC THEORY) Commissioned by Philadelphia Chamber Music Society to compose a new work for the 2015-16 season. June: Confluence (Denver CO) presented a Krzywicki concert, featuring two choral works (conducted by the composer) and two solo piano works. October: As conductor of Network for New Music premiered a work by John Harbison last April, oversaw creation of NNM's Exquisite Corpse project, and will conduct new works in concerts this season. Two works will premiere this coming season: a short work for the Dolce Suono Ensemble in January, and a work for Network for New Music in April (composer conducting). LAURA KATZ RIZZO (DANCE) June: Laura Katz Rizzo attended the CORPS de Ballet, International annual conference, where she presented a paper on "Globalization and the Homogenization of Ballet Aesthetics" and was elected to the board of directors. She was invited to participate in a working group at Taylor and Francis, Inc. where she was the only writer/teacher involved in a collaborative discussion about social media and research. From that working group she has been invited to co-present with Laura Horton from T and F's UK office and Linda Wobbe, from St. Mary's College, at the 34th Annual Charleston Conference, Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition. There, she will be an absentee presenter, sending her thoughts on academic research, publication, teaching and the uses of social media, included in the presentation, "Mobile Access â€“ Mobiles as Discovery Enhancers." July: Katz Rizzo was accepted into The International Dance Council. CID is recognized by UNESCO and its members are prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in more than 160 countries. That organization will hold the 38th World Congress on Dance Research in Tokyo, Japan, October 23-27. Katz Rizzo has been invited as an absentee presenter and will have her research distributed and published by the Congress, with her presentation on the emergence of regional ballet in the United States in the 1960's included in the program and in the proceedings. Katz Rizzo finalized the copy edits on her upcoming book, "Dancing the Fairy Tale: Performing and Producing The Sleeping Beauty," available for pre-order from Amazon.com, Book Manager and Book Depository.com. She is in talks with the Pennsylvania Ballet about a gala performance including excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty danced by company principals along with a book reading by Katz. In finalizing the images chosen for the book, Katz began a dialogue with Paul Kolnik, photographer for the New York City Ballet. Kolnik and Katz are planning an interdisciplinary workshop, exhibition and lecture/discussion to be held at Temple along with Barbara Weisberger (founder of the Pennsylvania Ballet and George Balanchine's first child student) and former principal dancer with NYCB, Kyra Nichols. The event will offer a multifaceted look at "The Art and Architecture of George Balanchine's Choreography as Captured in Paul Kolnik's Photography." Katz will present a paper entitled, “The Architecture of Space as Embodied in Neo-classical Dance Choreography” at Dramatic Architectures: Places for drama - an international conference organized within the ESAP transversal research project Dramatic Architectures in the institutional framework of Escola Superior Artística do Porto Departments of Architecture and of Theatre and Cinema. Katz Rizzo will perform, "Paths," a collaborative work with Jillian Harris and Rhonda Moore as part of the August 29th Global Music and Dance at Temple and again on October 4th at The Outlet Dance Project in Hamilton, New Jersey. October: Katz Rizzo has been invited to teach a series of master classes at Yale University. She was invited to give a guest teaching and lecture session at Mount Holyoke College later that month. This fall she will be undertaking both scholarly and choreographic inquiry into the life and work of Ricki Starr, a ballet dancer and professional wrestler. MATTHEW GREENBAUM (MUSIC STUDIES: COMPOSITION) Course: Visual Music. July: Lecture on visual music at the Japan Society of Sonic Arts (JSSA) conference. Tokyo University of the Arts. Concert screening of EFFACEMENT (2014) for piano and video animation. JSSA, Tamagawa University, Tokyo. November: Commission by Vox&Plux of "Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes" on a text of Bernard de Fontanelle for soprano and two guitars for performance (Completed) -Composition of "Les Amoureux" for violin and video animation. For Mari Kimura. SHANA GOLDIN-PERSCHBACHER (MUSIC STUDIES:MUSIC HISTORY) joined the faculty this fall from postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford University and a lectureship at Yale University. Her article on singersongwriter Björk’s feminist musical responses to the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11/01, titled “Icelandic Nationalism, Difference Feminism, and Björk’s Maternal Aesthetic,” will appear in volume 18 (October 2014) of the journal Women and Music (University of Nebraska Press). Goldin-Perschbacher is currently writing a book chapter about transgender singer-songwriter Antony Hegarty solicited for the Oxford University Press handbook on music and queer studies. This fall at the national meeting of the American Musicological Society she will present a paper titled “Trans*Americana,” which draws from her book in progress about transgender and queer musicians and audience in contemporary folk music. PHILLIP O’BANION (INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES: PERCUSSION) June: Phillip O’Banion traveled to Rio Negro, Argentina as a resident artist at the 12th International Patagonia Percussion Festival, giving a solo recital and a public master class at the invitation of the Cultural Fundacion Patagonia and the University of General Roca. He also hosted the 9th annual Abel Orchestral Percussion Seminar at Temple (16th-21st). Other summer projects included work with the Philadelphia Orchestra, principal timpanist for the Endless Mountain Music Festival and lecturing at Boyer’s Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop. Fall: O’Banion will present a faculty recital in September, with additional recitals at West Chester University, Messiah College and York University, and concerto appearances with the Temple University Wind Symphony and West Chester Wind Ensemble. He is also performing and organizing in a memorial concert for the late Steve Weiss, founder of Steve Weiss Music, Inc. Steve was a North Philadelphia native who transformed a small music business in his home in the 1960’s to the world’s largest percussion retail company, now based in Willow Grove, PA. November: O’Banion will conduct a performance at the Kimmel Center, with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and NEXUS. This concert will also serve as the capstone to a percussion alumni fundraising effort for Boyer’s endowed percussion scholarships. On the 21st, he is slated to give a presentation at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, IN. MARIA TAYLOR (KEYBOARD STUDIES) Summer: Organized the annual Boyer Taubman Seminar, which reached capacity registration. Taylor designed a new brochure which brought participants from 10 different states and Brazil. The curriculum was updated and the responses were very enthusiastic. She also started a "Friends of the Taubman Seminar" group which organized a fundraiser to assist the out of town students with limited funds. At the beginning of the summer, Taylor’s Latin ensemble performed several concerts for the Mainline Unitarian Church concert series, the Free Library of Philadelphia and Musicopia. Piano students from her studio were featured at a Centennial Piano Soiree at Cunningham Piano Company. Silvanio Reis, Brazilian pianist who completed his MM degree and his Professional Studies diploma under Taylor’s was admitted to Boyer’s DMA program for the fall. ROLLO DILWORTH (CHORAL MUSIC EDUCATION) June: As Chairman of Chorus America, Dilworth presided over the annual conference in Washington, DC (11th-14th). July: Dilworth traveled to Dublin, Ireland to instruct elementary classroom teachers on vocal/choral pedagogy and repertoire. He co-presented a session at the NATS conference in Boston entitled “From Boys to Men: Keeping Boys Singing into Adulthood.” He served as guest conductor of the Berkshire Choral Festival in MA, conducting Johannes Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with 170 choristers, soloists and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. August: Dilworth facilitated a choral workshop for the Australian National Choral Association in Sydney, Australia at the Sydney Conservatory of Music. He also conducted a 4-day high school music festival with a culminating concert in Sydney Town Hall. Additional choral workshops for schools and community choruses took place in Brisbane and Melbourne. This summer, Hal Leonard released 5 new choral octavos and a new choral warm-up book entitled Choir Builders for Growing Voices 2. ALISON REYNOLDS (MUSIC EDUCATION) June: Alison Reynolds and Boyer PhD music education alum Wendy Hicks Valerio (University of South Carolina) presented an invited session, Research Roundup at the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association biennial conference (Atlanta, GA). The purpose of the session was to synthesize research presented during the inaugural research sessions they had organized during 2012-2014 in their roles as Chair (Valerio) and Chair Elect (Reynolds) of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Early Childhood Special Research Interest Group (EC SRIG). July: Reynolds began her two-year term as Chair of the NAfME EC SRIG. Boyer PhD music education student/University Fellow, Heather Waters, presented as co-author with Reynolds on their juried research paper, Co-constructing Music and Research: Making Music Learning Audible and Visible, at the Early Childhood Music Education (ECME) Commission conference in Brasilia, Brazil. Waters traveled on to Porto Alegre, Brazil to present their co-authored research during a research poster session for the International Society of Music Education, the umbrella organization for ECME. August: Reynolds presented a paper, Art, Music, and Culture: Preserving Contexts, Erasing Borders, as the invited keynote speaker for the Korean Music Education Society's Annual Conference held at Sungshin Women's University in Seoul, Korea. She also presented a workshop, Student Voice and Student Choice: Self Expression in Music, for conference attendees. She presented a separate workshop, Making Music Learning Audible and Visible, at both Seoul National University and Sangmyung University (Seoul). Fall: She will work with undergraduate Ryan Carlin as Diamond Peer Teacher in Music Learning and Development. In October, she will be co-presenting a juried workshop Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed = Something YOU! at the NAfME National Inservice Conference in Nashville, Tennessee with general music teacher Julie Maragos. Their presentation grew out of a regional PMEA in-service workshop with the same title that Reynolds presented last fall. Maragos, who has often served as a cooperating teacher (Abington School District) for Boyer’s Music Education undergraduate student teachers, attended the workshop, implemented the ideas from the workshop with her general music students and agreed to share the outcomes with other teachers. November: Reynolds will present a juried workshop, Crossing Home and Preschool Borders: Strategies for Using Music to Promote Reciprocal Relationships with Families and a Caring Community of Learners, at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas. EDUARD SCHMIEDER (INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES:STRINGS) May – June : Jury Member, XXI Postacchini International Violin Competition, Fermo, Italy. KUSC-FM broadcast of iPalpiti concert from Disney Hall on the 29th. July: Directed iPalpiti Soloists Festival in Encinitas, CA –featured five internationally selected soloists in solo/chamber daily concerts at the Encinitas Library. 3nd season of sold-out concerts in this Oceanside community in San Diego county. Directed 17th annual iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles-Beverly Hills. Fourteen concerts/events featured 32 internationally selected artists from 22 countries. Conducted iPalpiti orchestra in three concerts: July 26: Grand-finale at Walt Disney Concert Hall– sold-out (2160 seat hall) July 20: Soka Performing Arts Center –1050 seat concert hall in Orange County July 19: Rolling Hills United Methodist Church Concert Series Five of Schmieder’s current students and two Boyer alumni were selected to participate in the Festival, performing solo and in ensembles in concert series at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, Bing Theatre at Los Angeles County Art Museum, and Korn Hall at UCLA. July-August: Artist-in-residence at the Summit Music Festival in New York at Manhattanville College, the Castle. Lecture: “Comparative Analyses of the Tone Production in Leading Violin Schools” Conducted Summit Festival Chamber Orchestra – festival finale concert. Schmieder students: Soloists in Vivaldi Concerto Grosso (Kanade Funayama, Joseph Kauffman, Samuel Nebyu, Xuan Shirley Yao) Video interview for violinchannel.com November: Conductor Jurist: 1st International Student Piano Competition of Shanghai 2014 (China) Masterclasses/Lectures: Beijing Central Conservatory, Shenyang Conservatory of Music, School for Gifted Children at Shanghai Central Conservatory. Media: Classical Voice North America (Journal of the Music Critics Association of North America): Hearing the Los Angeles Philharmonic Indoors and iPalpiti Indoors, byRichard S. Ginell, Dean of MCA (Review on July 20th at Soka Performing Arts Center) “In the good old summertime in the Los Angeles area, classical music heads outdoors to Hollywood Bowl or, defying the seasonal practice, indoors in the case of iPalpiti’s Festival of International Laureates. So let’s take a sampling from both over a long July weekend. …a resonant gem of a hall… highly-skilled, international string orchestra under the knowing direction of Eduard Schmieder… iPalpiti’s strings absolutely bloomed… delivering a deep, rich bass in a movement from a C.P.E. Bach “Hamburg” Sinfonia in A, floating almost Stokowski-like in pater J.S. Bach’s “Air” with terrific control of dynamics.” KARIAMU WELSH (DANCE) August: Kariamu Welsh completed the residency, Encuentros De. Investigacion en Historia Y Memoria de la Danza in Bogota, Cali and Cartagena Colombia, working with Afro-Colombian dance traditions and giving a lecture "Bailando con la tradicion. Estilizacion y (re) invencion de coreografias del pasado” on the transformation and stylization of traditional dances. SEPTEMBER: Welsh is giving a lecture "The Dancing Ground in Early America: Field Hollers, Pinksters and the Ring Shout” at the NEH conference "1619: Making of America" at Norfolk State University in Virginia on the 18th & 19th. She will give a lecture and workshop on the Umfundalai technique at Kent State in Kent Ohio on the 26th. The title of the presentation is "African Dance in America; Protest, Identity and Continuity" and the title of the workshop is "Let the Circle be Unbroken: African Dance and The Umfundalai Technique". October: Welsh is a keynote speaker at the the International Colloquium of Black Arts: Body, Performance and Ancestry on the 13-15th in Bahia, Brazil. November: Welsh has been selected to participate in a working session Disembodied Race and the Racial Elsewhere and deliver a paper at at the American Society for Theater Research (ASTR) conference on the 20-22nd in Baltimore MD. CHERYL DILEO (MUSIC THERAPY) Summer Presentations: June: Dileo, C. Invited Keynote Plenary Presentation: The Evolving Melody: Evidence from Cochrane Reviews regarding the Effectiveness of Music Interventions in Medicine. Singapore Palliative Care Conference, Singapore. Dileo, C. Invited Presentation: Music Therapy: Completing Relationships through Song. Singapore Palliative Care Conference, Singapore. Dileo, C. Invited Workshop: Music and Quality of Life in Palliative Care. Singapore Palliative Care Conference, Singapore. Dileo, C. Invited Workshop: Training in Music Therapy Entrainment. Singapore Music Therapy Association. July: Dileo, C. Invited Plenary Address (Spotlight Speaker). Music Therapy for Heart Health and Illness: An Evidence-Based Rationale. World Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria. Dileo, C. Invited Participant on Plenary Panel: How to bridge the gap between practice and research. World Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria. Dileo, C. At the Heart of Music Therapy Prevention and Treatment of Cardiac Disease. (Peer-Reviewed Presentation). World Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria. Dileo, C. Music Therapy at Temple University. Presentation at the Meeting of the Consortium of 9 Research Universities in Music Therapy, Vienna, Austria. Fall Presentations: Series of lectures at Temple University, Japan supported by Temple Internationalization Grant Invited Lectures and workshops at the Hogeschool Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Invited lecture and workshop at the University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria CMTE workshop on Ethics at the American Music Therapy Association, Louisville Peer-reviewed presentation at the American Music Therapy Association, Louisville Publications in Progress: Dileo, C. Mitsudome, Y., Lee, J. (final report in draft form) Effects of Music on Quality of Life across the Lifespan: A Meta-Analysis. Research supported by a Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Dileo, C. (Ed.) (preparing for publication 2014). Advanced Practice in Medical Music Therapy: Case Reports. Cherry Hill, NJ: Jeffrey Books. Dileo, C. (preparing for publication, 2014) Music Therapy in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiac Disease. Cherry Hill, NJ: Jeffrey Books. Bradt J, Dileo C, Magill L. (preparing for publication) Music interventions for improving psychological and physical outcomes in cancer patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD006911. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006911.pub2 KAREN BOND (DANCE) Summer: Karen Bond attended a one-week summer seminar on Theravadan Buddhism offered by Akincano Mark Weber at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Barre, MA. She is collaborating with body-oriented “tactile/visual artist” Rosalyn Driscoll (rosalyndriscoll.com) to develop a BCBS course for artists seeking to integrate Buddhist philosophy with artistic practice. September: Bond, Merián Soto and two third-year PhD Fellows in Dance, Robert Bingham and Molly Shanahan, will present “Drawing consciousness: Four bodies of research” at Investigating Somatic Consciousness: Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section, British Psychological Society 2014 Annual Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, on the 4-6th. November: She will represent the Temple/NDEO Center for Research in Dance Education at the National Dance Education Organization Conference in Chicago on the 5-9th. Publications in progress: Bond, K. E. (2014, in press). Susan W. Stinson: Teacher, scholar, advocate. Focus on Dance: The Art and Craft of Teaching - Proceedings of the 2013 National Dance Education Organization Conference. Bethesda, MD: NDEO. Bond, K. E. and Gerdes, E. V. (2015). Studentsâ€™ perceptions of gender and sexuality in a higher education dance pluralism course (2001-2013) in W. Oliver and D. Risner (eds), Dance and Gender: A Collection of New Research & Inquiry. CHARLES ABRAMOVIC (KEYBOARD STUDIES) Summer: Taught at the Young Artist Summer Program at Curtis; Chamber music performances at the Mt. Gretna summer festival with Wister Quartet and, at the Delaware Chamber Music Festival STEVEN KREINBERG (MUSIC HISTORY) September: Steven Kreinberg will be speak on "Engaging and Sustaining Assessment on Large Campuses: The Temple Experience" at the 10th Annual Regional Conference on Assessment at Drexel University along with Vice-Provost Jodi Laufgraben and Temple's Manager of Assessment and Evaluation, Gina Calzaferri. October: Kreinberg will deliver a lecture to the Rittenhouse Square Committee for The Philadelphia Orchestra on Janacek's Glagolitic Mass, Sibelius' Night Ride and Sunrise, and Dvorak's The Golden Spinning Wheel Fall: Kreinberg will deliver pre-concert lectures for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. CYNTHIA FOLIO (MUSIC STUDIES: MUSIC THEORY) Cynthia Folio has been commissioned to write a concerto for two flutes, string orchestra, and percussion with accompanying video and live manipulation of the sounds using computer software (to be premiered at Grinnell College in November) Clinician and recitalist (a concert of her music for flute) for FLUTEFEST, held at the University of Delaware in June Commissioned to write a piece for Scottish fiddle and string quartet (premiered at the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival in August) Recorded CD of her chamber music for flute for BCM+D records: INVERNO AZUL includes nine compositions, including a Latin jazz piece written specifically for the album. Composed a solo flute composition "Lilacs!" for the next issue of Perspective of New Music, in honor of her advisor at Eastman, Robert D. Morris; the project is called "RDM70" since it celebrates his 70th birthday. Folio wrote a biographical feature article for the last issue of the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) Journal MITOS ANDAYA (CHORAL ACTIVITIES) Summer: Lawrence University’s Cantala, (Appleton Wisconsin) performed Mitos Andaya’s arrangement of My Favorite Things, published by Hal Leonard, under the direction of Dr. Phillip A. Swan. Andaya served as guest conductor for a new Philadelphia auditioned chamber choir, PhilHarmonia before being hired as their new music director beginning with their Fall Season. She conducted as a guest on the chamber choir’s June 20th concert. Temple Sings, conducting master classes, sessions “Of Convents, Courts and Concert Halls: Music of Women Composers” and “Rediscovering Music of the Kleinmeister Composers Fall: In addition to concerts with both the Temple University Singers and TU Jazz Singers, Andaya (along with Paul Rardin) will work with invited high school chamber choirs at Temple University’s Andaya assumes the directorship of the Philadelphia-based auditioned chamber choir, PhilHarmonia. The ensemble has been invited to perform at the Rockwood Museum in Delaware on September 28. In November, PhilHarmonia will perform a concert centered on war and remembrance to commemorate the centenary of WWI, as well as a Holiday Concert in December. Andaya has also invited to speak to and work with the students at Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Delaware, where she will work with them on her arrangement of My Favorite Things (Hal Leonard). Her ensemble, Temple University Singers, have been invited to perform as part of their Annual Christmas Musical at Historic St. George in Old City, December 7. Villanova University will perform Andaya’s published arrangement of My Favorite Things this fall and will be also be taking it to Salzburg, Austria on tour. JOANN MARIE KIRCHNER (KEYBOARD STUDIES) June: Presented a workshop on piano duets by women composers at the Pennsylvania Music Teacher’s State Conference at Gettysburg College in June. Fall: Kirchner will present a paper on “The Cognitive Components of Musical Performance Anxiety” for the Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists, in conjunction with the Performing Arts Medical Association at Chapman University in Orange, California. Later in the fall, she will present a workshop on Musical Performance Anxiety for the Vermont Music Educators Association Conference in Killington, Vermont. Kirchner continues as the cochair of the Research Committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. LAWRENCE INDIK (VOICE AND OPERA) June: Performed with Charles Abramovic and other Boyer colleagues in a reading of Monteverdi’s Orfeo. Fall: Indik returns as high holidays cantor to Temple Beth Ahm in Springfield, NJ. December: Organizing and performing concert celebrating the Yiddish song repertoire of celebrated Vilna born composer David Botwinick. Continuing research and writings in vocal science. MAURICE WRIGHT (MUSIC STUDIES: COMPOSITION) June: Maurice Wright's Domestic Tranquility, a half-hour long visual music composition masquerading as an animated film, was the longest work selected for performance at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. Including choreography and dance by Frances Gremillion (MM 2012), the work was also selected for the Cinesonika Festival in Vancouver BC. Commissioned by Lyric Fest, the art song "Hold my hands, lover" was performed by soprano Kelly Ann Bixby and pianist Laura Ward in Princeton, NJ. October: Act I of GALATEA_RESET, featuring a new opening scene for Vulcan and the Cupids, will be performed on the 21st at the Dixon Place Theater in New York City, on a program organized by the Association for the Promotion of New Music. Wright has curated a bang-up fall concert for CYBERSOUNDS, featuring music by Art Kreiger, Jole Gressel, Hubert Howe and others, in Rock Hall on the28th. November: The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents two of Wright's works on a concert honoring Alan Abel 85th birthday at the Kimmel Center on Sunday the 16th. Hirono Oka and Don Liuzzi Wright's Grand Duo. Luizzi, Angela Zator-Nelson, Anthony Orlando and Christopher Deviney will be joined by the NEXUS percussion ensemble, conducted by Abel, in Wright's OCTET. December: Jan Krzywicki conducts the premiere of Six to go, written for the New Music Ensemble on the 8th in Rock Hall. LAMBERT ORKIS (KEYBOARD STUDIES) June: Member of a panel discussion (topic: Rostropovich Retrospective) for the Conductors Guild Annual Conference held at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. U.S. release by Deutsche Grammophon of The Silver Album, the 2CD collection marking 25 years of collaboration between AnneSophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis. Newly recorded for this album are works by AndrĂŠ Previn, Ravel, Massenet. August: Concert with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter: Salzburg Festival, Salzburg, Austria. Program: works by Mozart, Previn, Beethoven. September: Concert with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter: Lucerne Festival, Lucerne Switzerland. Program: works by Mozart, Previn, Beethoven. October: Concert: Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. November: Concert with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter: The Annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert, Carnegie Hall, New York, New York. Program: works by Previn, Franck, Beethoven. Concert: Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Program: works by Spohr, Schubert. In addition, Orkis performs in concerts as principal keyboard of the National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., in September, October, and November. ALEXANDAR DEVARON (MUSIC STUDIES: MUSIC THEORY) Premiers: Songs for a Waxing Moon, a 30- minute work for chorus, two soloists and chamber ensemble will be premiered by Coro Allegro at The New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston (November). Publications: deVaron is preparing for publication a collection of 31 transcriptions and arrangements of songs from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition titled “Songs of Realization.” Recordings: seven of the “Songs of Realization” were recorded on two cd’s produced by Nalandabodhi. Release dates April and July. Performances: selected Songs of Realization performed at the Rubin Museum in New York to honor its tenth anniversary (July). Workshops and classes: recent weekend workshops in mindfulness meditation in New York City (May) and Pittsburgh (June). Upcoming workshops in Philadelphia (September) and Baltimore (February) This summer deVaron created and piloted a ground-breaking class combining mindfulness meditation, current teachings on stress reduction, and singing. Due to the success of the pilot, Temple Prep will be offering it three times in the coming academic year. JOYCE LINDORFF (KEYBOARD STUDIES)| July: Joyce Lindorff presented a paper, “Poglietti’s Musical Legacy: The Compendium of 1676,” at the 16th International Conference on Baroque Music, held at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. She and Steven Zohn performed Telemann’s Concert V in B minor at the Delegateâ€™s Concert, at which she also performed selections from her new solo harpsichord CD, the Rossignolo of Poglietti. Released by the Paladino label (Vienna), it is available on Naxos. August: Lindorff performed solo fortepiano and harpsichord recitals and taught at the third Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival in Kuopio, Finland, founded by Boyer alumnus Michael Tsalka (DMA 2008). October: Paladino will release her double CD recording of the complete sonatas of Teodorico Pedrini (China, 18th century), performed with baroque violinist Nancy Wilson. November: Lindorff will participate for a third year on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program's National Screening Committee for Piano at the United Nations, NY. Fall: Lindorff will perform in recital at Montclair State University with her sister, Wendy Stern, who is on the flute faculty; and at New York's Symphony Space, in a performance honoring the late aesthetic philosopher and educator, Maxine Greene. VLADIMIR DYO (INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES: VIOLIN) June: Adjudicator and guest performer at the Philadelphia Korean Musicians Association's competition, and gala concert. Philadelphia, PA July: Benefit recital at the Hatboro Baptist Church, PA August: South Korea: Master classes and performances; Master class in DM Arts Center in Seoul; Master classes and performances at the Seoul International Music Camp Festival; Performed solo, and chamber music with Yossi Arnheim (the principal flutist of the Israel Philharmonic) and Korean professors; Master class at the Ilsan's Music school; Recital for patients at the MyungJi Hospital; Master class at the private violin studio in Bundang; Master class at the Kyawon Arts High School; Master Class at the Seoul Arts High School; Master class at the Ilsan's Music School. September: Recital at Rydal Park, PA on the 11th. Guest performer at the Washington Crossing 29th - Faculty Recital in Rock Hall on the 15 . th October: Leading the NJ Capital Philharmonic Orchestra's Opening Night at the Patriot's Theater in Trenton, NJ on the 25th November: Studio Recital TBA; Master classes in Seoul on the 3rd 4th; Soloist with the Tokyo Prime Symphony at the GwangJu International Music Festival, South Korea on the 8th. December: Leading NJ Capital Philharmonic Orchestra's New Year's Eve Concert at the Patriot's Theater in Trenton, NJ on the 31st WENDY MAGEE (MUSIC THERAPY) Peer reviewed publications: O'Kelly, J., Magee, W.L., Street, A., Fachner, J., Drake, A., Särkämö, T., Mette Ridder, H., Jungblut, M., Melhuish, R., Taylor, D.B. (2014). Music Therapy Advances in Neuro-disability: Innovations in Research and Practice: Summary report on a two day International Conference. Voices: A World Forum For Music Therapy, 14(1). Magee, W.L. (In press, publication due Oct 2014). Using electronic and digital technologies in music therapy: the implications of gender and age for therapists and the people with whom they work. In K. Stensæth (Ed.). Music, health, technology, and design. Oslo: NMH-publications Invited Lectures, Meetings, Trainings and Conference Work: Invited Conference Keynote: Music Therapy with adults and children with complex disabilities from profound brain injury. Music, therapy, education. Practice, education, art. International Scientific Conference, Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego w Katowicach, 15-16 July, 2014. Katowice, Poland. Lead trainer: International Training for the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness: INECO, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 17-19, 2014. Peer-reviewed conference abstracts & presentations: Magee, W. L. & O’Kelly, J. (2014). Music Therapy with Disorders of Consciousness: current evidence and emergent evidence-based practice. In Programme, The Neurosciences and Music – V, Dijon, France, May 29 – June 1 (p.11). Milan: Fondazione Pierfranco e Luisa Mariani Magee, W.L., Siegert, R., Taylor, S., Daveson, B.A., Lenton-Smith, G. (2014). Standardization of the music therapy assessment for awareness in disorders of consciousness (MATADOC). In Programme, 14th World Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria, July 7-14, 2014 (p.42). Krems, Austria: IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. Magee, W.L., Gray, D., Lichtensztejn, M., O’Connor, R., & O’Kelly, J. (2014). Music therapy with disorders of consciousness: research innovations to guide best practice. In Programme, 14th World Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria, July 7-14, 2014 (p.25). Krems, Austria: IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. Magee, W.L., & O’Connor, R. (2014). Music therapy assessment for awareness with disorders of consciousness (MATADOC): Assessment Protocol (Workshop). In Programme, 14th World Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria, July 7-14, 2014 (p.47). Krems, Austria: IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. JOHN JOHNSON (MUSIC STUDIES: MUSIC THEORY) John Johnson will deliver three lecture/performances on The Great American Songbook this semester at Paley Library's Basement Auditorium at noon on: Thursday, Sept. 25th (Cole Porter), Thursday, Oct. 9th (The Gershwin Brothers), and Thursday, Dec. 4th (Irving Berlin). VALÉRY RYVKIN (VOICE AND OPERA) June: Collaborated with the Metropolitan Opera tenor Philip Webb at a recital in Los Angeles on the 12th Served as a conductor and faculty member at iSING International Young Artists Festival in Suzhou, China, 26-28th. July: In a final Gala Concert on the 27th, conducted Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the best symphony orchestras in China. August: Prepared and accompanied a vocal studio recital at the Colburn Music School in Los Angeles on the 10th.