2017 Alumni Magazine

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FALL 2017




A Magazine for Alumni & Friends

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN Welcome to the fall 2017 Alumni Magazine, which highlights some of the exciting things that have been happening at the College of Music since our last issue. The college continues to flourish with a broad array of coursework taught by expert faculty reaching some 1,000 music majors at FSU. Daily life in the college is characterized by high energy and activity among today’s students as they move through the halls where they live, learn, study, listen, perform, and socialize. Taking a “sound walk” around Housewright and Kuersteiner Music Buildings you might hear a snare drummer practicing outside the studio door facing the parking lot, a couple of trombonists in the lowest level of the outdoor stairwell, the sweet sounds of a choir through the doors of the KMU rehearsal space, an intricate Irish melody coming from the world music room, a mashup of singers, violinists, and pianists as you walk by studio spaces and practice rooms, followed by an Orff ensemble wafting from KMU 340. As you descend to the ground floor you are sure to encounter a guitarist practicing outside Professor Holzman’s studio -- all this punctuated by the sound of conversation and laughter in the outdoor seating areas. Remember? Of course our students are not confined to buildings on campus. As you will read in this issue, FSU music students are engaged throughout the state of Florida and beyond through internships, apprenticeships, volunteer services, residencies, and performance opportunities. The scope and vitality of the College of Music remain strong by any measure, whether it is state metrics, national rankings, faculty productivity, caliber of learning outcomes including critical thinking, placement of graduates, or alumni engagement. The College of Music adopted a new mission statement this fall to capture its broad array of activity in teaching and learning; research and creative activity; engagement and entrepreneurship; and leadership in the music disciplines. The following statements

will serve to focus our commitment toward excellence within a R1 institution – that is, a “doctoral university with highest research activity.” The mission of the Florida State University College of Music is: • To provide a comprehensive educational environment that develops the abilities of students to become consummate music professionals as performers, educators, scholars, composers, conductors, music therapists, entrepreneurs, commercial musicians, and arts administrators. • To seek new knowledge and deeper understanding of music in interdisciplinary contexts through innovative research, music performance, and creative activity. • To contribute to the culture, vibrancy, diversity, and economy of the university community and the region through outreach that engages students and citizens from different backgrounds and walks of life. • To cultivate national and international distinction through achievement and leadership in the various music professions. As you read the fall 2017 Alumni Magazine, you will find many examples of congruence between mission and accomplishment: the collegiate premiere of Carlisle Floyd’s latest opera, Prince of Players; the leadership of arts administration graduates mentored by Dr. Anne Hodges; and the forward thinking and updates to the Warren D. Allen Music Library headed by Laura Gayle Green. The magazine is full of news and information about faculty, students, and alumni. I hope you are inspired by all these comings and goings. Sincere thanks to Associate Dean Stanley Pelkey for his expert service as writer and editor of the Alumni Magazine, and to his entire team for their work in its production. Most of all, I remain grateful to you -- our loyal alumni -- for your friendship, generosity, and support. Yours truly,

Patricia J. Flowers Dean, College of Music



Patricia J. Flowers EDITOR

Stanley C. Pelkey WRITERS

Jayme Agee John Drew Larry Gerber Caroline Glaeser Stanley C. Pelkey John Ross Nina Scheibe Corinne Smith Wendy Smith DESIGN

Perry Albrigo LAYOUT


Michael Broyles Bill Lax Bruce Palmer Wendy Smith COVER PHOTO

FEATURES 2 Prince of American Opera Takes

Center Stage at FSU

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Faculty Accolades & Awards

Arts Administration Graduates Flourish

10 The Warren D. Allen Library:

Preserving the Past / Charting the Future

Wendy Smith


Great things are afoot in the Warren D. Allen Music Library! See the feature article on page 10.


New Faculty


Great Performances


Comings and Goings


Student News


Faculty News


Alumni News


Major Gifts, Friends and Supporters





Opperman Music Hall dimmed, the orchestra began to play, and four days of performances of Carlisle Floyd’s latest opera, Prince of Players, commenced. The Florida State Opera’s production of Prince of Players was only the third time that the opera had been staged anywhere in the world, and it was the very first collegiate production. Prince of Players, which had its world premiere in Houston in March 2016, is based on the stage play Compleat Female Beauty by Jeffrey Hatcher. It tells the story of Restoration-era actor Edward Kynaston, heralded as the greatest portrayer of female characters in a time when only men were permitted on stage. In an effort to please his favored mistress,


actress Nell Gwynn, King Charles II decrees that only women will play female characters on the stage. Kynaston, who has only played female roles, must rediscover his talent if he hopes to continue his life on stage.

premiered at the Houston Grand Opera and has subsequently been performed by opera companies across the United States, including Florida State Opera. Over the course of his career, Floyd has been presented with a number of important awards. He was inducted


James Schmid, who performed the role of Kynaston, sings for guests at the Governor’s Club (above); Schmid and co-lead, Holly Curtis, mid-performance (facing page).

Carlisle Floyd, who was a faculty member in the College of Music from 1947 until 1976, is considered to be one of the foremost composers and librettists of opera in the United States, and his operas are regularly performed in North America and Europe. Floyd first achieved national prominence with his opera Susannah (1953-1954). It received its world premiere on February 24, 1955, at Florida State University, with opera stars Phyllis Curtin and Mack Harrell in the starring roles of Susannah and Reverend Olin Blitch; the subsequent New York premiere of Susannah by the New York City Opera in 1956 brought Floyd critical acclaim. He went on to compose other well-received operas, including Wuthering Heights (1958), Of Mice and Men (1969), Willie Stark (1981), and Cold Sassy Tree (2000), which was

into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001, the South Carolina Hall of Fame in 2011, and the Florida Artist Hall of Fame in 2015. He also holds six honorary doctorates and was a winner of the National Medal of Arts in 2004. The performances of Prince of Players at FSU represented another milestone in the rich musical relationship between the FSU College of Music and Carlisle Floyd. In addition to presenting the premiere of Susannah in 1955, the FSU College of Music has staged several other productions of the opera. In 1963 Floyd directed Susannah at the College of Music and returned in 1989 as stage director for another production, directed by Lincoln Clark (see memorial on page 37). The College also staged the 50th anniversary production in 2005 and hosted a gala concert, “A Celebration of Carlisle Floyd,” which featured performances of selections from Floyd’s works by College of Music alumni, faculty, and students, in September 2011. Furthermore,

Carlisle Floyd’s contribution to generations of FSU students is both ongoing and incalculable. Many students have sung his operas since the premiere of Susannah on campus in 1955. Others have benefited from his visits to campus to work with singers or to share about his life and work as a composer and librettist. On March 30th, the College of Music and FSU Foundation hosted a luncheon at the Governors Club in Tallahassee to honor Carlisle Floyd and to celebrate his lifetime of achievements, his support of the College of Music and Florida State Opera, and the collegiate premiere of Prince of Players. "There's nothing quite as sweet as coming home," observed Floyd, "and with the recent production of Prince of Players, I feel that the FSU College of Music and I have once again come full circle. I will forever be indebted to Dean Kuersteiner for presenting my first opera, Susannah, which launched my career in 1955. After these many years, I still consider this fine institution my musical home. I look forward to more memorable years of making music together."

In this photo from 1989, Floyd coaches students during a rehearsal of Susannah. A full video recording of the 2017 collegiate premiere of Floyd’s most recent opera, Prince of Players, is available on the College of Music’s website: music.fsu.edu.



FACULTY ACCOLADES & AWARDS Dr. Sarah Eyerly, Assistant Professor of Musicology and Director of the Early Music Program, has been awarded a Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies — the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences – to support her work on Songs of the Spirit: The Collaborative Hymnody of the Mohican Moravian Missions. The ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 75 national scholarly organizations, advances scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies. The 2017 Collaborative Research Fellowship program is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and supports small teams of scholars as they research and coauthor a major scholarly product. ACLS Director of Fellowship Programs Matthew Goldfeder notes on the ACLS website, “These collaborations transcend disciplines, institutions, time periods, or geographic regions (and, in some cases, all four) to shape new understandings of our world.” Eyerly will share the Collaborative Research Fellowship with religious studies scholar

Rachel Wheeler (Associate Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis) as they investigate how native Mohicans and German-Moravian missionaries developed a Mohican-Moravian hymn tradition in eighteenth-century North America. Eyerly writes that several small booklets of hymns dating to the 1740s (and now in the Moravian Church Archives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) have titles

Songs of the Spirit explores the adaptation of the German-Moravian hymn tradition in North American mission contexts by focusing on the collaborative process that brought the hymns into existence and the Native and European musical and religious traditions that informed their creation, performance, and use. This project provides new insights into the ways music functioned as a site of cultural encounter between European missionaries and Native peoples in early America. Wheeler and Eyerly combine their respective expertise in Native American religious history and musicology to investigate the musical, cultural, and linguistic significance of these hymns. Their research will result in three coauthored articles, supported by digital and spatial humanities modes of research and publication, as well as historically informed recordings and modern arrangements of these hymns, done in collaboration with members of the Mohican community.

announcing that they are written in Mohican. At first glance, the hymns appear simply to be popular German-Moravian hymns of the time, translated for use in Moravian missions to the Mohicans. But a more careful look reveals that a number of the Mohican stanzas are attributed to Native residents of the community, and an analysis of their content demonstrates that the stanzas are not translations, but new creations.

Denise Von Glahn, Coordinator of the Musicology Area in the College of Music, celebrated Eyerly’s accomplishments, noting, “Today’s musicologists are more aware than ever of the need for the relevancy of what they do. Gone is the assumption that scholarship for scholarship’s sake is reason enough to invest personal and institutional time and resources; our age requires that our scholarship matters beyond our ivory towers. Sarah’s work does that in


musicology and beyond. Her project on Moravian and Mohican interactions has the potential to return a once-lost language to its people. It’s hard to imagine a more broadly resonant and meaningful undertaking for any scholar. The Musicology Area is thrilled that Sarah Eyerly’s work has been recognized for its power to impact one small corner of our world.” Dr. Steve Kelly has been elected President of the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA). He is the first FSU professor to serve in this capacity. Founded in 1944, FMEA is the second largest state music education organization in the country with over 8000 members. The mission of FMEA is to promote quality comprehensive music education for all Florida students as a part of their complete education. FMEA represents Pre-K–20 music education, including public and private school music educators, as well as higher education and music industry representatives. The organization sponsors and coordinates the Florida All-State ensembles, research components and publications, scholarship opportunities, and developmental leadership programs for both students and teachers around the state. FMEA embraces diversity and continuing professional development through its collaboration with the Florida Department of Education sponsoring an ESE course for music educators to work with students with disabilities, its annual statewide Professional Development Conference Meetings, Summer Institutes and Emerging Leader programs for professional growth, model Demonstration schools, and a Multicultural Network to enhance teaching

strategies for all students. Advocacy for music education is a strong focus of FMEA. As a state organization affiliated with the National Association for Music Education, Dr. Kelly will represent Florida music educators across the country. “It is amazing what the scope of FMEA represents,” stated Kelly. “Music education influences and contributes to our lives in so many ways beyond our classrooms. The successes of our students and teachers are incredible, and I want to tell their stories. I am excited to have this opportunity to represent Florida music programs around our state and across the country.” Dr. Steve Kelly is an active clinician, adjudicator, consultant, and guest conductor. His teaching and research interests include sociological issues in music education, teacher preparation, and effective teacher characteristics. He has published in national and international journals and presented widely at conferences throughout the world. At FSU, he teaches undergraduate and graduate music education classes, conducts the University Concert Band, and coordinates the music education internship program. He is also the Director of the FSU Summer Music Camps. He begins his six-year term of leadership for FMEA as President-Elect in 2017 and President in 2019. Dr. André J. Thomas, Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music, received the 2017 Robert Shaw Choral Award from the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Presented every two years at the National ACDA Conference, the Robert Shaw Choral Award is given to

a choral leader who has made especially outstanding contributions to the art of choral music. It is the highest award conferred by the ACDA and is an accolade that represents a lifetime of achievement for the honoree. Members of the ACDA Past Presidents’ Council canvas the opinions of choral association officers and choral conductors worldwide to determine the award recipient. Upon presentation of the award, Dr. Tim Sharp, president of ACDA, stated that Dr. Thomas’s name was mentioned frequently not only by choral professionals in the United States, but also by those in Europe and Asia. Dr. Patricia Flowers, Dean of the FSU College of Music, noted that the presentation of the award at the ACDA conference “brought together generations of FSU graduates in a highly visible national venue to honor one of the College of Music’s most revered professors.” Dr. Thomas is Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Choral Music Education at Florida State University, as well as the Artistic Director of the Tallahassee Community Chorus and is in demand as a choral adjudicator, clinician, and director of Honor/All-State Choirs throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. Dr. Thomas has conducted choirs at state, division, and national conventions. His international conducting credits are extensive and include conductor/ clinician for the International Federation of Choral Musicians. He has been the guest conductor of such distinguished orchestras and choirs as the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in England, the Berlin Radio Choir, and the Netherlands Radio Choir. Thomas has also distinguished himself as a composer/arranger. He has produced two instructional videos: What They See Is What You Get on choral conducting, with Rodney Eichenberger, and Body, Mind, Spirit, Voice on adolescent voices, with Anton Armstrong. In addition, he has authored a book—Way



Over in Beulah Lan’: Understanding and Performing the Negro Spiritual. He is the past president of the Florida ACDA, and the past president of the Southern Division of the ACDA. Dr. Thomas is now the second FSU choral director to have received the Robert Shaw Choral Award; in 2001, the ACDA recognized Colleen J. Kirk, who had served at the FSU College of Music from 1970 until her retirement in 1990. Past recipients also include such choral luminaries as Charles Hirt, Howard Swan, Harold A. Decker, Weston Noble, Paul Salamunovich, Dale Warland, and Gene Brooks.

Photograph by Claire Timm

Dr. AndrĂŠ J. Thomas, Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music, receives the 2017 Robert Shaw Choral Award from the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).

Be a part of the journey... University Musical Associates Join us for the 2017-2018 Concert Season For more information, please contact Kim Shively, Director of Special Programs for the College of Music, at 850.644-4744 | kshively@fsu.edu

The College of Music is now represented in the FSU Heritage Museum with a new stained glass window created by the FSU Master Craftsman Studio. The window, which was installed in May, 2017, is modeled on a 1948 relief sculpture that adorns the north exterior wall of the Kuersteiner Music Building. Visitors to campus may view the window, as well as displayed photographs, ephemera, and artifacts that document the history of FSU, in the Werkmeister Reading Room in Dodd Hall (near Ruby Diamond Concert Hall) Monday-Thursday, 11 am to 4 pm. Guests and friends attending programs at Opperman Music Hall can see the original relief sculpture by looking up from the Jimmie and Donna Callaway Courtyard (adjacent to the breezeway connecting the Housewright and Kuersteiner Music Buildings). Photograph by Michael Broyles



Since 2001, 130 arts administrators have graduated from the College of Music. Led by Dr. Anne R. Hodges, the arts administration program has a Corinne Smith and Caroline Glaser nearly 100% job placement rate. Graduates work in major cities across the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and Miami. We interviewed some of our graduates from the last decade to see where they are now and how their experiences at FSU helped to shape their careers.

How did your time at FSU shape what you are doing now?

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“While my entrepreneurial spirit has led me to create my own company, I was originally planning to pursue a job right into the inner workings of orchestra administration. I am fortunate to have this background because I can see from a venue’s perspective what is needed in Kristen Klehr (MA ’14) order for a show to be successful Producer, Founder, and Chief from their end - everything from Executive of “Produced by BEAR: instrument allocation to artist Innovative Concert Design and Production,” Los Angeles contracts and negotiations. Working as the orchestra “I work to produce innovative concerts, music festivals, and manager for Florida State as my artistic collaborations from graduate assistantship helped me inception through post-production. balance and navigate priorities I am also an arts consultant for for multiple concert productions young non-profits and emerging artistic projects in the Los Angeles and events, as well as be able to and San Francisco communities. more effectively communicate As a producer, I am passionate with marketing and development about creating artistic experiences that will enrich people’s lives and teams. This has translated into encourage advancements in my communication skills with my society.” own PR team, third party sales/ ticketing reps, and community partners in Los Angeles. My master’s degree has also afforded me a deepened background in the non-profit field. When I have conversations with other professionals I can speak confidently and accurately within the arena. I am considering joining my first board soon, and am grateful to know what the responsibilities are when serving on a board, as well as what arts administration staff would desire from an ideal board member.” – Kristen Klehr

Courtney Keller (MA ’13)

Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Development Operations, Longy School of Music, Boston “I manage their Annual Giving program and their back-end development operations.”

Kevin Ginty (BM ’14, MA ’16)

Executive Director, St. Louis Classical Guitar Society “I am responsible for ensuring the success of our two main programs, a concert series that presents classical guitar superstars and an education initiative to build guitar programs in schools."

“FSU was a great program because there was a strong curriculum but also an emphasis on actual work experience. I used pieces of my internship portfolio in my most recent job interview, and the programs we learned about theoretically (such as El Sistema) are ones I am seeing applied practically, and now working to secure funding for. I already knew what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go, but FSU offered specific, tangible tools to help me get there.” – Courtney Keller

“Over the course of two degrees and six years at FSU, I was not only taught the skills necessary to accomplish my goals, but also given the opportunity to practice them in real world settings outside of academia.” – Kevin Ginty



“My graduate assistant position in my second year of the program was in the College of Music Admissions Office, and it led me to realize what a great fit admission work would be for me. Having been a high school chorus teacher before returning to school for my Master’s degree, Colby Carson (BME ’05, MA ’10) I always enjoyed working with Director of Recruitment and students and their families. When Enrollment, Carnegie Mellon I left teaching to come back to University School of Music, Pittsburgh FSU, it wasn’t because I was ‘all done’ teaching, or not enjoying “I manage the recruitment and admission process for all collegethe classroom – I realized that I level programs within the School really liked the administrative side of Music, working closely with the of the arts. The program at FSU Head of the School of Music and was a great fit for me because of faculty members.” its home in the College of Music, but also for the opportunity to take courses with other MA students in Drama and Dance. Working in admissions allows me to help high school students and families find the next step that will be right for them. Nearly every day on the job, I use skills that I gained through my Arts Admin classes and experiences at FSU – problem solving, altering my perspectives, analytical thinking, collaboration – the list goes on and on.” – Colby Carson “My time at FSU was critical for launching my career in New York. My Master’s degree in Arts Administration – a fairly rare degree in the field – helped my resume stand out and helped to secure my first job at Carnegie Hall. Thanks to FSU’s outstanding relationship with the Tallahassee Community Chorus, I had the opportunity to intern with the organization and then went on to serve as their Interim Executive Director during my second year. The skills required of me to serve in that position directly led to my work with the New York City Master Chorale. My coursework in the Arts Administration program taught me to think strategically and provided a foundation in all aspects of managing an organization.” – Erica Kelly

Have you built relationships with FSU alumni in your current city or job? “I have! Washington, D.C. is full of many wonderful arts organizations, and I worked with an alum of the Arts Admin program at my last job with the Kennedy Center. We also have a few alums nearby in Baltimore.” – Logan Busacca

“Yes, and funny enough, many are from the film school! That’s pretty typical, though, out here in LA, and I feel lucky that I found the FSU Alum network within that career circle as well. When I need a videographer or post-production editor to cover my productions and deliver a great sizzle reel pre/post show, I know just the crew to go to they do great work!” – Kristen Klehr “FSU has an alumni chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota here that has allowed me to meet a number of people. I keep in touch with my friends and classmates from grad school, and they are always a good source of knowledge, even when they’re thousands of miles away.” – Courtney Keller

Now that you’ve been immersed in the work force for a bit, what do you feel is the most valuable thing you learned as a student in the arts admin program?

Erica Kelly (MA ’09)

Executive Director of the New York City Master Chorale and Music Production Coordinator at Purchase College’s Conservatory of Music (SUNY)

“The Arts Administration program at FSU was a great balance of the higher level of strategic thinking needed to keep an organization thriving as well as the nuts and bolts of writing a press release or soliciting donations. I draw upon the skills I developed at FSU almost daily, especially in running a small non-profit where I manage tasks both large and small.” – Erica Kelly

“There are so many things that I could say, but I think one of the most valuable lessons I have learned is how to transfer all of my skills from one area to the next. I think that by the end of the two years in the program I was putting that together, and being shown how (and encouraged to) by professors. In the positions I’ve held since graduating, I have often made connections between a task or project and some aspect of what I learned at FSU. Whether it is using skills I learned in Fundraising Strategy to appropriately appeal to prospective college students, or skills from Descriptive Research to craft proposals for (or responses to) various initiatives within a school or campus.” – Colby Carson “I manage all of the operations of the NYC Master Chorale, including producing and marketing all our concerts, overseeing development, and working with the Board of Trustees. At Purchase College, I am responsible for scheduling, promoting, and producing the concerts of the Conservatory, as well as assisting in recruitment efforts.”


“The Arts Administration Master’s Program at Florida State taught me all about how nonprofit arts organizations function, and more importantly, how to ask the right questions to best serve our community.” – Logan Busacca “The most valuable thing I learned as a student in the Arts Administration program Individual Giving Coordinator, Americans for the Arts, Washington, was how non-profits function D.C. in a professional setting. I “I fundraise for the low-dollar learned this not only from annual fund, as well as the major reading in a textbook, but from gifts program. I work primarily with individuals and one or two family my assistantship, internship, foundations.” practicum, service learning, and in-class discussions. Many people have the ability to make a difference with something they are passionate about, but developing a set of professional skills has made a drastic difference in the impact I have been able to make.” – Kevin Ginty Logan Busacca (BA ’13, MA ’15)

Dr. Anne R. Hodges

Director of the Arts Administration program in music at the Florida State University College of Music

What have you learned about the field since graduating? What’s changing? “The Arts Administration field is broad – since leaving I’ve become more aware of how broad, and how many connections can be made. I see colleagues from FSU all over the country in all sorts of positions – I think we are expanding, creating, and reimagining opportunities for the arts on a regular basis. As such, everything is constantly changing, and my time in the program gave me the tools needed to be active in the change, and always work to make it better.” – Colby Carson “Since graduating I have learned that arts organizations are constantly faced with answering difficult questions about their relevance and funding. As the communities we serve become more diverse, arts programs and education must change to serve our people effectively.” – Kevin Ginty “The field of Arts Administration is one that is certainly never boring! It’s a fast-paced field in which administrators are constantly trying to do more with less in order to make the biggest impact possible. It is a community of people who are passionately dedicated to what they do and the power of the arts to make an impact on people’s lives.” – Erica Kelly

“When I took directorship of Arts Administration here in 2001, many academic programs in the U.S. had acquired a general perception of being disconnected and out of touch with the very real challenges facing arts organizations. These challenges have only intensified. Musicians often make excellent leaders, due to their backgrounds in self-discipline, problem-solving, and team effort. I share a philosophy that excellent musicians hold the capacity for calculating the causes of, and remedies for, these challenges. Every day, my faculty colleagues challenge students’ thinking and their passion for music; and they join me in encouraging our students to connect great music with the potential audiences in their lives.” – Dr. Anne R. Hodges



THE WARREN D. ALLEN MUSIC LIBR PRESERVING THE PAST / CHARTING T A distinguishing feature of the most important music programs across the country is that they have quality music libraries easily accessible to their undergraduate and graduate majors. The College of Music’s Warren D. Allen Music Library—one of the largest music libraries in the southeastern United States—has effectively served generations of music students, as well as faculty and other community members. But like all collegiate libraries, the Allen Music Library has been in a multi-decade period of transformation in terms of function, nature and preservation of collections, and use and management of physical infrastructure due to the digital revolution and the changing educational needs of collegiate students in

a digital world. The College, the Library, and the Library’s staff have risen to the challenge, renovating space, expanding collections, and addressing changing patterns of usage. For the past five years, Laura Gayle Green, the Head of the Warren D. Allen Music Library, has been guiding the implementation of those changes. Significant renovations were undertaken on the first floor of the Allen Music Library in 2010, under Dan O. Clark, previous Head of the Allen Music Library. The circulation desk area was updated, and a second set of doors between those that led into the library from the main hallway and the circulation desk were removed. These changes opened up the front of the library, improved traffic flow, and increased available gathering space. A glass wall was added to separate the quieter space where the reference section and collected editions are housed from the social space closer to the circulation desk where there are twenty computer workstations. The old copy room was also reconfigured to become a more inviting exhibit space. (See photo, left.) The Housewright Building, with its 18,000 square feet of dedicated space for the Allen Music Library, opened in the spring of 1979, just as the personal computing revolution was beginning. As that revolution has matured into the mobile computing

culture, limited availability of electrical outlets in older buildings across college and university campuses has presented a challenge for spaces, such as libraries, where students spend significant amounts of time. In 2010, additional electrical outlets for powering personal laptops and cell phones were added in the music library’s reference section; more outlets were also added on the second floor in the study area overlooking the Housewright parking lot in 2015. Of course, the computer and digital revolutions have profoundly transformed the nature of library collections and how students, staff, and faculty access information about collections. During the 1990s, staff at the Warren D. Allen Music Library completed the conversion of analog records of pre-1976 acquisitions to digital records. Long gone are the bulky paper card catalogs that those who attended college before 2000 will remember. But even the first generations of electronic files and databases on CD-ROMs have been superseded by completely digital databases and digital libraries of recordings and videos, which have been added to the Allen Music Library’s collection during the past twenty years. Today, students and faculty can even access many of these databases and digital libraries remotely. Acquisition of more digital materials has continued, and since 2012, Laura Gayle Green and her staff have added


ARY: HE FUTURE subscriptions to the Naxos Video Library, Oxford Bibliographies Online, Alexander Street Press Music Online (with streaming audio, video, and online reference works), as well as its Classical Scores Online, the IPASource database, Music Index Online, and Orchestral Music Online. "The internet has created more of a self-service information environment," Green noted. "What hasn't changed is the need for quality information, regardless of medium, and music librarians can help students and faculty obtain and evaluate those resources." Even more fundamental are the changing patterns of student use and the related expansion of the mission of an academic music library in today’s collegiate environment. Although the digital revolution led some to wonder if students would stop using physical libraries all together, data from “gate counts” — the actual number of people who come and go through the Allen Music Library — items checked out, and items used inside the library show that students and faculty continue to come to the physical library to use its resources. And students don’t just drop in to borrow materials; many hundred of students

stay and work in the library each day during the regular academic semesters. Laura Gayle Green notes that in-house use of materials accounts for about a third of the total use of the Allen Music Library’s resources. It is clear from all data about patterns of usage that the College of Music’s faculty and students continue to value access to physical scores, books, CDs, and DVDs, even as they take advantage of the many digital resources available to them. The fact remains, however, that the manner in which information is used and the kinds of information that students and faculty seek has changed with the digital revolution. This is pushing the best academic libraries, like the Warren D. Allen Music Library, to become multi-faceted learning spaces. For this reason, Laura Gayle Green has made a concerted effort to secure additional funds to improve the types of technologies available to music students in the library. In 2013, a Student Technology Fee Grant supported the purchase of two public scanners and one digitization scanner in the staff area. Additional Student Technology Fee Grants made possible the acquisition of 24 new PCs, with Finale notation software installed on each computer, as well as major upgrades to the equipment in the Library Seminar Room, which now features a SMART board, document camera, multiregion BluRay / DVD player, and webcam and microphones for videoconferencing. The College of Music provided additional funding for new carpet, furnishings, and white boards. Most recently, with another Student Technology Fee Grant, the Library bought 25-key MIDI keyboards, video cameras, microphones, audio recorders, tripods and charging cables, which FSU students, faculty,

and staff may check out for projects. Because the music library is open for more than 80 See “Library,” page 24

Laura Gayle Green holds degrees from Ashland College (BM, piano), the University of Virginia (MA, musicology), and Indiana University (MLS with an emphasis in music librarianship). She became Head of the Warren D. Allen Music Library at Florida State University in July 2012. Previous positions include Director, Music/ Media Library at the University of Missouri—Kansas City (UMKC, 1993-2012) with an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Conservatory of Music and Dance, and Visiting Assistant Librarian, Music Cataloger at Indiana University (19901993). Ms. Green has been published in Cataloging and Classification Quarterly and Music Reference Services Quarterly, and has invited articles in Women and Music in America Since 1900 (Oryx Press 2002). She has been a speaker and panelist at Music Library Association (MLA), Music Library Association Midwest Chapter, American Musicological Association, Society for American Music, and Innovative Users Group meetings. Ms. Green has served as Convention Manager, Assistant Convention Manager, Treasurer/Executive Secretary, Program Chair, and CoChair Local Arrangements Committee for MLA. Ms. Green serves on the advisory board for Naxos Music Library and is on the editorial board for College Music Symposium.




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University of Michigan.


Opera and Seattle Opera; the title role in

Ariadne auf Naxos with Seattle Opera and Berkshire Opera Festival; the title role

in Fidelio with Volksoper Vienna, Seattle

at several national and international solo


competitions and is a past winner of the

directs the Master

prestigious Aspen Music Festival Concerto

of Arts in Piano

Competition. He was the first tubist to


in the Wagner Division of the 2013 Gerda

receive both the New Horizons Fellowship

program. Dr. Yeoh

Lissner Foundational Vocal Competition,

and the Orchestral Fellowship at the Aspen

is a Registered Piano

the Leonie Rysanek prize-winner of the 2013

Technician of the

George London Vocal Competition, and a

Dr. Benavidez has been a prizewinner

Music Festival, where he held the Principal Tuba chair in the Aspen Festival Orchestra.

Opera, and the Princeton Festival; the title role in Tosca with Arizona Opera and Opera Santa Barbara, and the title role in Salome

with Utah Opera. She was First Prize winner

Master Piano Technicians of America

finalist in Seattle Opera’s 2014 International

and a certified Damp Chaser installer. He

Wagner Competition. Stonikas received the

has received the C. F. Theodore Steinway

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

Technical Academy certificate at the New

from Oberlin Conservatory and the Master’s

York Steinway & Son and the PianoDisc

of Music in Vocal Performance from the

installer certificate at the Mason & Hamlin

Chicago College of Performing Arts at

a soloist, chamber


Roosevelt University.

musician, and teaching

artist in the United

Technology at the University of Nebraska-

States and abroad. His

Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music and

STIJN DE COCK, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PIANO, maintains an active musical career as

Dr. Yeoh was the Lecturer of Piano

playing has been described as “alternating

the Chief Piano Technician at the Lied


between the stormy and sublime, while

Center for Performing Arts. During his

Tokyo who grew up

getting to the heart of the music” and was

tenure, he has served Emanuel Ax, Tony

in Japan, Germany,

praised for its ability to create “a most

Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and

and the United

compelling musical narrative” (Amalfi

Jaap van Zweden, among others. Dr. Yeoh

States. She made her

Festival concert review).

earned both his master's and doctorate in

horn performance at the University of North

with the Academy of St. Martin in the

seasons have included concerts on four

Texas and has performed professionally in

Fields and has since performed in many

continents, from North America to Europe,

Asia, Europe, and North America.

operas and concerts throughout the

In recent years, Dr. De Cock’s concert

Carnegie Hall debut

Asia, and Africa. As the founding director

U.S., Europe and Asia, including with

or the Brancaleoni International Music

the Baltimore, Syracuse, Berkshire, and

Festival, Dr. De Cock has created a large-

Chautauqua Operas, Opera Maine, the

scale international summer festival in

Saito Kinen Festival, the Seiji Ozawa


Ongakujuku, the Tokyo Opera Nomori,

to an individual who has contributed to

Paul Ebbers, Associate Professor of

and the Seattle, Oregon, West Virginia,

music education in ‘their unique way.’ This

Tuba, has retired after 37 years of faithful

Chautauqua, Singapore, and Sapporo

is certainly true of Judy Bowers, who simply

service (1979-2017). He was an active

Symphonies. She has performed solo recitals

loves teaching. Her unique perspective on

member of the FSU Brass Quintet whose

in Bangkok, Thailand, sponsored by the

the inclusion of music education in all areas

tours included performances at numerous

Nomura Cultural Foundation, as well as in

of life ranged from conducting the Women’s

universities and conservatories in the US

Granada, Spain, where she won the First

Glee Club, to partnerships in the schools,

and 5 weeks of concerts at various venues

Miguel Zanetti International Spanish Song

service on committees, to a partnership with

in Europe. Recently, his FSU Tuba/

Competition in 2008. She is also a member

the Gadsden Correctional Facility where she

Euphonium Summer Camp program

of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus since

led the MTC Glee. She is an innovator with

received recognition through an article that

2012. She is a graduate of the New England

tireless energy. Every colleague and student

was originally published in the Tallahassee

Conservatory and the Manhattan School of

has been enhanced by being in her presence.

Democrat and subsequently republished by

Music and received the DMA from Rutgers

Her contributions at Florida State University

COCA. In a tribute to Ebbers during the


will long be remembered and cherished

Spring 2017 music faculty meeting, Professor

by all. Neil Pedersen, superintendent of

John Drew shared several anecdotes about

Chapel Hill, Carrboro (NC) City Schools

Ebbers and noted that he will be greatly

states, ‘Great teachers love what they do and

missed by his colleagues in the winds and

online music courses. He received a DMA

perceive teaching as their calling.’ This most

percussion area.

from the CUNY Graduate Center and

certainly describes Judy Bowers.”

EDUARDO LÓPEZ-DABDOUB, SPECIALIZED TEACHING FACULTY IN MUSICOLOGY, designs and supervises has presented his research at conferences

Jim ( James) Meade, Florida State Opera’s

throughout the United States, including the

Shirley Close, Professor of Voice (2006-

Society for American Music and Feminist

2017), had a significant impact on the

retired this summer. During his long tenure

Theory and Music. A clarinetist, López-

College of Music’s ability to maintain a

at the College of Music, he supervised the

Dabdoub has performed with orchestras,

level of superior students coming to the

scene shop and the building of more than

chamber ensembles, and as a soloist

college, especially at the graduate level.

150 productions for the opera program. He

throughout the United States and Canada.

While at FSU, Close became a nationally

also served as lighting designer for dozens

Prior to his appointment at FSU, he taught

known and highly respected voice teacher

of productions. His deep knowledge of

courses in musicology at the University of

at the collegiate level. In a tribute to

technical theater was instrumental in the

Oklahoma and the City College of New

Close presented at the Spring 2017 music

planning for renovations in both Ruby

York, and coached chamber music ensembles

faculty meeting, Professor Larry Gerber

Diamond Concert Hall and Opperman

at Queens College.

celebrated Close’s love of teaching, her

Music Hall. Jim’s contributions to the

curiosity and avid reading about vocal

opera program and the College at large

pedagogy, her personal work ethic and

are innumerable. His work took place

pedagogical expertise, and the success of her

entirely behind the scenes, but made every

students. Gerber also highlighted Close’s

performance run smoothly and efficiently.

performances at FSU, stating, “Among your

He deserves a standing ovation for the

many superb performances while at FSU, I

beautiful productions he has brought to the

will never forget your performance with the


RECENTLY RETIRED The FSU College of Music celebrates the contributions of colleagues who retired at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year and wishes them the very best in all of their new endeavors:

University Symphony Orchestra on their first concert in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.

Judy Bowers, Professor of Choral Music

Your performance of ‘Dich, teure Halle’ was

Education, retired after 27 years at FSU. Her

stunning, and a perfect inauguration for that

colleague, Dr. André J. Thomas, writes, “In

beautiful concert hall just up the hill from

2014, Judy Bowers was designated a Lowell


Mason Fellow. This distinction is awarded

technical director for more than 40 years,



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In October 2016, Associate Professor of Violin Dr. Corinne Stillwell took the stage as soloist with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s celebrated violin concerto. Stillwell is seen here with her student, Jia-Rong Gan, one of the 2017 Carnegie Hall Student Recital Competition winners. Dr. Ben Sung (violin), Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla (piano), and Dr. Evan Jones (cello), performed a series of chamber works by Canadian composers during one of the 2016-2017 UMA faculty chamber recitals.


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The University Symphony Orchestra opened their season with performances of Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9 (James Chang, conductor), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 in F Major (Dr. Alexander Jiménez, conductor), and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107, featuring the winner of the 2016 Doctoral Concerto Competition, Meghan Carey, cello.

Professor Eva Amsler (flute), Dr. Katherine Weintraub (saxophone), Dr. Deloise Lima (piano), Professor Jeff Keesecker (bassoon), and Dr. Eric Ohlsson (oboe) joined fellow faculty members and graduate students on stage for an evening of Viennese chamber masterworks.

Steven Goralnick, trombone, solos during the Fall 2016 Jazz Ensemble I performance. Professor Leon Anderson led the ensemble in this tribute to legendary Jazz guitarist and composer, Pat Metheny.

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COMINGS & GOIN The 18th Biennial Festival of New Music was held on the campus of the Florida State University College of Music in early February. It included masterclasses and presentations by guest artists, plus seven different concerts of acoustic and electroacoustic compositions for both small and large ensembles by FSU composition faculty, select students, and twenty-three composers from across the world chosen through a rigorous review process. The residencies of the featured composer, Louis Andriessen, and of featured guest performers and lecturers, the Bugallo-Williams Duo and Monica Germino, were

provided by the Wiley and Lucilla Housewright Eminent Scholar Chair in Music. Additional funding for the Festival of New Music was provided by the Florida State University College of Music. A full video recording of the closing concert is available on the College of Music’s YouTube channel (musicFSU). Israeli Ethnomusicologist Enhances Global Education Globally acclaimed Israeli composer and pianist Roee Ben Sira served as a visiting lecturer at the College of Music during Spring 2017. Ben Sira was one of fourteen top Israeli artists brought to major universities

Dr. Alexander Jiménez and the University Symphony Orchestra.

Closing concert of the 2017 Biennial Festival of New Music Professor Richard Clary and the University Wind Orchestra.

in the United States by the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Program. Trained in both classical and jazz music and an expert on Brazilian music, Ben Sira is a faculty member at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is working on his PhD dissertation in ethnomusicology. Ben Sira also launched an album in 2015 alongside leading Brazilian artists of Choro music in Rio De Janeiro, which was named one of the best albums of 2015 in a leading Israeli newspaper. During his time at Florida State University, Ben Sira worked with several of the world music ensembles and participated in the annual Rainbow Concert of World Music. The College of Music’s world music program is one of the largest such programs in American higher education. The Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists program is an initiative of the Israel Institute, which aims to promote the study of modern Israel through bringing Israeli filmmakers, artists, musicians, choreographers, and writers to some of the top universities in North America. The program was launched in 2008 and since its launch, has featured 78 artists in over 68 colleges and universities across the United States.

The Partnership Between the FSU Women’s Glee Club and Women Singers at the Gadsden Correctional Facility During the Spring of 2015, Dr. Judy Bowers, who retired this summer after 27 years at FSU, received an invitation from the Gadsden Correctional Facility for Women to help stabilize an existing prison choir and to support the director. Upon her first visit to the facility, Dr. Bowers realized she was the director. She writes, “This one small miscommunication has served to launch a most incredible community service partnership between the choral students in the College of Music at Florida State University and those women living in the correctional facility who choose to sing in the partnership choir, named MTC Glee.” After she had several rehearsals with the choir, some of Dr. Bowers’s FSU students asked her about the choir and offered to participate or assist as they could. “That became the next important building block,” Bowers notes. During Fall 2016, there were routinely over 20 singers from FSU Women’s Glee Club participating each week, and three doctoral students assisted with teaching/conducting the rehearsals and the concert that concludes each semester. Spring 2017 marked the fifth semester


NGS with heightened empathy for women who struggle to achieve daily challenges as well as work to meet more long-term goals that help the transition into life outside the prison. Interaction with women who face many challenges and do so with dignity and great courage has created a new perspective, according to participating FSU students.”

of MTC GLEE. Thus far, in addition to spirituals and folk songs, MTC GLEE has performed pieces with texts in Italian and German, and Bowers notes that the choir is eager to continue broadening its repertoire. When considering the positive impact that the MTC GLEE has had in its participants’ lives, Dr. Bowers writes, “Without a doubt, singing in choir provides the Inside Voices (the prison residents) with the many positive experiences that generally result from singing and performing music. The pride they take in performing is very inspirational to observe. The Outside Voices, FSU students who plan to be teachers and other undergraduates, gain so many opportunities for broadening their view of life far beyond their direct experiences. Young music teachers leave FSU

Wiley and Lucilla Housewright Eminent Scholars The College of Music hosts numerous guest artists and scholars, who visit studios, present masterclasses and guest recitals, and give special lectures and presentations. These activities enrich the educational experiences of students, strengthen their professional development, and widen networks of relationships among music students and professionals throughout the world. Among the most illustrious of the College of Music’s annual guests are the Wiley & Lucilla Housewright Eminent Scholars, who are chosen from across the spectrum of music professions and who have consistently demonstrated high ideals of teaching, creative activity, and leadership. In addition to the Housewright Eminent Scholars who participated in the Festival of New Music, Paige WhitleyBaugess & Thomas Baird

(Baroque dance; pictured at left), Thomas Christensen (theory), David Hickman (trumpet), Paul Lewis (piano), Pierre Vallet (voice and opera), Robert Winter (musicology), and the New Zealand Quartet (strings), were also Housewright Eminent Scholars and completed residencies at the College of Music during the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, Larkin Sanders, Nick Finzer, and members of the Daedalus Quartet were guests of the College of Music’s Entrepreneurship program and gave career development and arts entrepreneurship presentations during classes and in evening sessions.

College Hosts Day-long Conference The College of Music’s chapter of the Music Teachers National Association hosted a mini conference on campus during the spring 2017 term. The program included presentations by Dr. Michael Bakan, Dr. Suzanne Byrnes, Stephanie Neeman, and Martha Mier. A graduate of Florida State University, Mier is an internationally recognized composer and clinician who joined Alfred Music Publishing in 1989. Her educational piano music for students of all levels has made her one of today’s most popular composers. Students worldwide enjoy playing her music, including the popular Jazz, Rags & Blues series and the Romantic Impressions series.


joined members of the Renegade Bassoon Quartet for a photo during the FSU Day at the Capitol. The quartet performed as guests viewed displays in the rotunda.



STUDENTS PRESENT, PERFORM, AND 2017 Carnegie Hall Student Recital Competition

Peiskee, piano, plus alumni clarinetist Jackie

and its donors who made this all possible!”

Glazier (DM 2016) and violist Ivan Ugorich

By Nina Scheibe and Stanley Pelkey

(MA 2015). Gan and Stephenson performed

clarinet at the University of Arizona, added,

instrumental music from around the world

“It was a pleasure to represent the FSU

as a celebration of musical diversity. Their

College of Music with performances in the

graduate students and alumni from the

program also included a new work by

beautiful Weill Recital Hall. The gorgeous

College of Music presented the chamber

composer and FSU alumna Shao Fern Tao,

acoustics of the hall, the significance of

program, “Home and Abroad,” at Carnegie

who attended the recital. The Parlance Vocal

the venue, and the wonderful audience

Hall. The latest in a series of annual

Ensemble and the Cerulean Trio presented

contributed to a truly momentous event.”

performances sponsored by the College of

vocal solos and duos by FSU College

Music and held in Weill Recital Hall, the

of Music faculty member Dr. Timothy

wrote, “What a marvelous opportunity

recital was part of the annual “Noles in

Hoekman. Among the settings of stories,

the FSU College of Music provides to our

NYC” festival. The participating students

poems, and lore, which offered a variety

students with the Carnegie Hall Recital

were chosen through a rigorous application

of musical color and language, were a new

Competition. Hearing this year’s concert

process in which their program, sample

chamber transcription of the first scene duet

at Weill Recital Hall was a real thrill for

recordings, and business model were

from Hoekman’s opera Princess Gray Goose,

me. The FSU students and recent graduates

and the world premiere of “Go Out in Joy”

performed extremely well, presenting

from his new oratorio, Prophet Songs.

themselves as real professionals. The process

Stephenson|Gan Duo, featuring violinist Jia-

talented musicians was truly amazing,”

materials as well as to prepare a challenging

Rong Gan and pianist Timothy Stephenson,

Howes said. “We worked so hard this past

musical program for a New York debut will

and the Parlance Vocal Ensemble / Cerulean

semester to prepare the recital, and it was

be a real boost to their careers.”

Trio, featuring Lauren Feider, soprano,

incredibly gratifying to be able to share it

Emily Howes, mezzo-soprano, Galen Dean

with the public. We are so grateful to FSU

On the evening of May 10, 2017, seven

evaluated by faculty and administrators.

“Home and Abroad” blended

proposed programs by two ensembles, the

“Singing at Carnegie Hall with these

Students in Dr. Christopher Moore’s trumpet studio

Glazier, who is assistant professor of

Reflecting on the recital, Dr. Hoekman

of having to assemble exceptional publicity

successfully represented the College of Music throughout 2017.

Students in the horn studio of Professor Michelle Stebleton successfully participated in and competed at several

During the 2017 National Trumpet Competition, which was held

conferences and competitions throughout the academic year.

in Denver in March, the FSU Trumpet Ensemble finished second

Stebleton and Natalie Janas co-presented a lecture, “Horn GPS:

overall in the Large Ensemble Division. Other contenders in the

Navigating through the Horn World in Your Ensembles,” at the 2017

final round were ensembles from Baylor University and Southern

FBA/FMEA conference in Tampa. The FSU Horn Choir performed

Methodist University. The FSU Trumpet Ensemble performed a work

at the Southeast Horn Conference, held at James Madison University,

by composer James Stephenson, who told Dr. Moore, “I’m not sure

in March 2017. Jonathan Gannon tied for first place in the Solo

I’ve ever had ANY of my music as well-realized to my intentions as

Division at the Mid-South Horn Conference; Katherine Warren was

your group did.” Additionally, three soloists, graduate students John

a finalist in the Solo Division at the Southeast Horn Conference; and

Kilgore and Daniel Haddock and undergraduate student Matthew

the Undergraduate FSU Horn Quartet (Chris Phelps, Alyssa Taylor,

Mignardi, performed in the semifinals at the National Trumpet

Kristi Scaccia, and Madison Kronheim) won second place in the FSU

Competition. Mignardi was also selected to compete as a finalist at

Young Artist concerto competition.

the International Trumpet Guild Mock Military Band Competition at the International Conference in Hershey. Additionally, Daniel Haddock, who won both the State and South Division MTNA Brass Solo Competitions, placed 2nd in the MTNA Finals.


WIN AWARDS passion. It has been a pleasure to work with them.”

Haiqiong Deng, a doctoral student in musicology who teaches at the College of Music and directs the Chinese Music Ensemble, was selected as one of five artists in the state to receive the 2017 Florida Folk Heritage Awards. On May 27, Deng and her fellow recipients performed at the Florida Folk Festival and were recognized for their Florida Folk Heritage Award. In announcing the awards, Secretary of State Ken Detzner said, “The contributions of these gifted individuals illustrate the extraordinary depth and diversity of Florida’s traditional culture. They are recognized for their remarkable achievements and their dedicated role in preserving Florida’s folk

2017 Costa Rica Cultural Exchange Tour By John Ross

performed throughout the week became

cultural resources.” Deng notes, “I gained

more and more ‘locked in’ with each other

maturity as both a musician and a person


while here at FSU because of the mentorship

and friendship offered by faculty. I feel so

The experience was musically beneficial

for Silver Lining Flutes (pictured above

grateful and fortunate to be part of this big

during a masterclass with students at Escuela

family!” The Florida Folklife Program, a

graduate flute students, spent their 2017

De Música Sinfónica De Pérez Zeledón),

component of the Florida Department of

spring break on an international tour in

but its members have spoken most of the

State’s Division of Historical Resources,

Costa Rica. The quartet is the latest student

graciousness and generosity of the people

documents and presents Florida’s folklife,

chamber ensemble selected by the College

they encountered. Clapper stated, “We had

folklore, and folk arts. The program

of Music to participate in the “Promising

this really beautiful week where we were all

coordinates a wide range of activities and

Artists of the 21st Century” program, a

open minded and opened to the experience

projects designed to increase the awareness

partnership between the College of Music

and being in a different culture.” Member

of Floridians and visitors alike about

and the Centro Cultural Costarricense

Elyse Davis said, “It ended up being an

Florida’s traditional culture. Established

Norteamericano. The group gave eight

amazing trip and a really great opportunity

in 1979 by the legislature to document and

performances and taught masterclasses

and experience for all of us.” Silver Lining

present Florida folklife, the program is one

at the University of Costa Rica, two

Flutes worked closely with the staff of the

of the oldest state folk arts programs in the

performing arts schools, and a charter

Eugene O’Neill Theatre at the Centro


school. With each masterclass, the members

Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano.

of the group met students eager to learn and

grow as musicians. This zeal inspired the

the quartet from San José to the School of

FSU undergraduates honored during the

quartet to perform with a growing passion

Symphonic Music in Pérez Zeledón, stated,

President’s Showcase of Undergraduate

in each of the performances that they gave.

“We had an amazing time together, like a

Research Excellence at the Turnbull Center

Laura Clapper, a doctoral flute student and

family.” Esteban Valverde Cortes said of the

on September 27, 2016. Veronica, a guitarist,

founding member of the group, stated, “I

group, “We are so thankful for all we shared.

had won an IDEA Grant for use during

think as a whole, even our playing as we

They are so humble, and have so much

the summer of 2016, which allowed her to

Silver Lining Flutes, a quartet of

Mr. Julio Quintero Intili, who escorted

Veronica Eres was one of several



research the composer Federico Moreno-

Aaron Spotts

Torroba and his Las Puertas de Madrid in

(MM 2015), a doctoral

Spain. During the President’s Showcase,

composition student

Veronica gave a talk about her work and her

in the studio of Dr.

experiences in Spain and also played one of

Ladislav Kubík, was

the movements from Torroba’s suite.

the first holder of the

Zwilich Graduate

Assistantship in

College of Music senior Roberto Flores, a double major in piano

Music Composition,

performance and interdisciplinary social

supported by the

science, was one of 30 undergraduate

generosity of Ellen

students and recent graduates from the

Taaffe Zwilich and the

United States and Europe who were selected

Rintels Foundation

as winners of Humanity in Action’s 2017

represented by Arthur

and practices related to modal frameworks

John Lewis Fellowship, which was held in

Stern. Recipients of this funding spend a

and harmonic functions. Tompkins writes,

Atlanta during July. The 2017 John Lewis

year of their doctoral studies consulting with

“One result seems to contrast conventional

Fellowship focused on issues of diversity

Dr. Alexander Jiménez, participating in the

understanding of modality. Before common

within the United States, with a particular

rehearsals of the University Philharmonia

practice tonality, music from sacred genres

emphasis on Georgia and the American

and the University Symphony Orchestra,

cluster into multiple modes, while music

South. Fellows participated in daily lectures

and composing an original orchestral work

from secular genres cluster into major

and discussions with renowned academics,

as the culmination of the year spent as

and minor. This is surprising because the

journalists, politicians, and activists

the Zwilich Assistant. Spotts’s fellowship

major-minor tonal system was not yet a part

and visited nonprofit and community

composition, Life for Life, received its world

of the notational or theoretical systems.

premiere with the USO under the direction

Music from sacred genres eventually cluster

of Dr. Jiménez on April 21, 2017. Aaron’s Two

into major and minor around 1700, when

organizations, museums, and memorials. Flores, who was born in Mexico City and

Days’ Bar Talk was premiered at the 2016 SCI

notation and theory began to support major-

Region VI conference, and his string quartet

minor tonality.” Tompkins graduated with

economic factors that shape immigration. At

was chosen as a finalist for the 2016 Bruno

his PhD in music theory in May 2017. His

FSU, Flores has been involved with a number

Maderna Composition Competition, which

award-winning project will be published in

of organizations and programs around

took place in Lviv, Ukraine.

the proceedings of the Mathematics and

moved to McAllen, Texas, at age 10, is interested in immigrant experiences and the

campus, such as the Pride Student Union,

Computation in Music conference, which

PeaceJam, and the Service Leadership

Daniel Tompkins won the “Best in

Seminar, and has expressed appreciation for

Show-Innovation” prize at FSU’s Digitech

was recently hired by Microsoft as a senior

the emphasis on social justice in leadership

2017 exposition, an event developed

applied scientist.

development for students at FSU.

by the Program in Interdisciplinary

Daniel Haddock, a master’s degree

Computing that showcases technological and computing innovations created by

student in the trumpet studio of Dr.

students at Florida State University.

Christopher Moore, won first place in

Tompkins’s project, “Machine Learning

the International Trumpet Guild Solo

and Music Analysis,” used machine

Competition, which was held in Hershey,

learning to analyze nearly 2,500 pieces

Pennsylvania, in early June 2017. Haddock

of music from 1400-1750, including over

competed with two other semi-finalists; all

500 that were digitized especially for this

were selected through a rigorous screening

project. Overall, the project enhances

process for this solo competition, which

how musicians can understand the

is one of the most prestigious within the

development of music over time, but the

trumpet world.

results also showed important trends

was held in Mexico City this past June. He


On May 26 and 27, 2017, the

the International Dissertation

Florida State Opera presented

Semester Research Fellowship

world premieres of two operas

from the FSU Graduate School to

composed by FSU students.

study in Ireland during the 2017-

2018 academic year. McKenna

Audiences were treated to The

Charmed Rock, with music and

Milici received a Legacy Fellowship. Christopher Orr won the Chateaubriand

Both operas presented

and Social Sciences. Felicia

Process, with music and libretto

by Joshua Baerwald, and libretto by Noah Nethery.

Fellowship in Humanities

perspectives on alienation from

Youngblood received the 2017

society. Nethery paints a colorful

Presser Foundation Graduate

picture in his musical depiction

Music Award.

of Charmed Rock, an idyllic New England

in the courtroom.

a young girl who yearns to break free from her over-protective father without the guilt

Graduate Students in the musicology program received a

The FSU Student Chapter of the American String Teachers Association was awarded the 2017

of abandoning him entirely. Baerwald’s

number of awards and honors from the

Outstanding Student Chapter Award at the

town. The opera portrays the struggles of

The Process looks at alienation through his

University: Alexandria Carrico

(The Trial). The opera explores the conflict

National Conference in Pittsburgh in March

adaptation of Franz Kafka’s novel Der Prozess

was named a “Preparing Future Faculty

2017. Congratulations to all members of the

Fellow” during the 2017 FSU Celebration

student chapter and to their faculty advisor,

when bureaucracy overrules judicial fairness

of Graduate Student Excellence and won

Dr. Katarzyna Bugaj.

Congratulations! We celebrate the accomplishments of the College's new and recent doctoral graduates who started collegiate faculty roles in Fall 2017: Brandon Boyd: Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Choral Activities, University of Missouri Annalisa Chang: Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Education, Clayton State University Carlos Feller: Adjunct Professor of Music, Ouachita Baptist University R. John Hamilton: Visiting Professor and Director of Choral Studies, New Mexico State University Sophia Han: Assistant Professor of Violin and Concertmaster, Southeast Missouri State University Trey Harris: Assistant Director of Bands, Kennesaw State University Sandy Hinkley: Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Choral Activities, Sam Houston State University

Stephen Ivany: Assistant Professor of Trombone, East Carolina University Ellen Johnson Mosley: Visiting Assistant Professor, Moorehead State University Michael Murphy: Director of Choral Activities, Stephen F. Austin State University Adam Potter: Director of Choral Activities, Roberts Wesleyan College Ryan Reynolds: Assistant Professor of Bassoon, Miami University of Ohio Hillary Ridgley: Choral Music Education, Syracuse University Amy Robertson: Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, University of Missouri-Kansas City Jeremy Robins: Visiting Assistant Professor, Stetson University

Laura Singletary: Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education, Texas Christian University Heather Small: Assistant Professor of Flute, Troy University Daniel Thompson: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Kenna Veronee: Assistant Professor of Music, University of Louisiana Monroe Matthew Williams: Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Arizona Sarah Jane Young: Adjunct Professor of Flute, Northwest Florida State College Alan Zabriskie: Director of Choral Activities, Texas Tech University Adam Zrust: Director of Choral Activities, Central Missouri University



FACULTY NEWS Dr. Michael Bakan, Professor of Ethnomusicology and Head of the World Music Ensembles Program, saw several articles and chapters to print during the past academic year. “The Gamelan Beleganjur as Balinese Percussion Ensemble” was published in The Cambridge Companion to Percussion, edited by J. R. Hartenberger. “Toward an Ethnographic Model of Disability in the Ethnomusicology of Autism” was published in The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies, edited by B. Howe, S. Jensen-Moulton, N. Lerner, and J. Straus. And “On the Disability Aesthetics of Music” appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society in Summer 2016. Dr. Michael Buchler, Associate Professor of Music Theory, served as President of Music Theory Southeast and also as Vice President of United Faculty of Florida-Florida State University. His chapter, “Licentious Harmony and Counterpoint in Porter’s ‘Love for Sale’” was published in A Cole Porter Companion, edited by Susan Weiss, Matthew Shaftel, and Don Randel (University of Illinois Press), and his article “Are There Any Bad (or Good) Transformational Analyses?” was published in the most recent issue of the journal Intégral. He also presented two papers at the October 2016 conference of the Association of College and University Housing Officers: “Faculty Buy-In: Mechanisms for Creating Enthusiasm and Participation in Living-Learning Communities” and “Faculty Perspectives, Concerns, and Limitations in Living-Learning Communities.” He was also a visiting scholar at Utah State University in April 2017 and presented a public lecture: “The Modern Cultural Practice of Ending on a High Note: Energetic Music from “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” to “I Believe”. During its most recent national meeting in March 2017, Professor Richard Clary assumed the presidency of the College Band Directors National Association. His term follows

that of Dr. Patrick Dunnigan, who served at CBDNA President from 2015 to 2017.

In addition to receiving a Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (see page 4 for full story), Dr. Sarah Eyerly and research collaborator, Mark Sciuchetti, received the 2017 Sight & Sound Subvention from the Society for American Music for their spatial humanities project, “Mapping the Historic Soundscapes of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.” This award provides financial assistance to facilitate the publication of non-print material concerning American music. Their project will eventually serve as the website for Eyerly’s book, How the Moravians Sang Away the Wilderness, which is under contract with IU Press. Eyerly and Sciuchetti also received a $10,000 grant from FSU, which supported a five-day research trip to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, during the summer of 2016, as well as three semesters of funded work time for Sciuchetti. He is a master’s student in the musicology program and a doctoral candidate in the geography program at FSU. Dr. Kevin Fenton, Professor of Choral Conducting and Ensembles, completed a five-week residency in September 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya, funded by the Fulbright Specialist Program, which promotes shortterm collaborative projects between scholars

in the United Stated and their counterparts abroad. Dr. Fenton introduced American-style choral conducting to conservatoire students. “Kenya and the conservatoire have many great choirs,” Fenton said. But there are students “who desire to become more successful with American music because their students would like to study music in the United States, and their approach to the rehearsal process and to teaching the techniques are different. I hope to provide conductors with an understanding of a rehearsal approach that is common in the United States.” Dr. Fenton is also one of the organizers of AVoice4Peace, a worldwide peace awareness project led by the Nairobi Chamber Chorus and the Festival Singers of Florida. Their work to date is featured in a new documentary film sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Kenya, which was released this summer. (avoice4peace.org/film/) Dr. Lori Gooding, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, was the recipient of the $1,000 “Awesome Award” from the Tallahassee chapter of the Awesome Foundation for her anti-bullying project. The Awesome Foundation (established in 2009) is “a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1,000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s ‘trustees’ and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.” Dr. Gooding’s music-therapy-based prevention program received a trial run at The Magnolia School, a K-8 private school in Tallahassee. “The program is called “DRUM Out Bullying,” Gooding explained, “and it focuses on bullying education as well as fostering healthy social-emotional skills.” As part of the program, College of Music faculty and student instructors from the Music Therapy program partnered with the Magnolia


School teachers and K-5 students to offer music interventions like drumming and song writing to teach participants how to recognize and respond to bullying. Seven sessions were offered, three for students in grades K-2 and three for grades 3-5, plus a final communitywide session, which highlighted program concepts and promoted a sense of community by sharing the musical experiences of the students, teachers, and parents.

Research Faculty Member Ian Hobson released three new CDs in 2016, all on the Toccata Classics label. Hobson joined violinist Sherban Lupu in a series of works for violin and piano on Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Complete Works, Vol. 5. He also conducted the Sinfonia Varsovia on two recordings, David DeBoor Canfield: Three “After” Concertos and Bohuslav Martinů: Early Orchestral Works, Vol. 2.

Flashes of Light, a compact disc consisting of four major works of Ladislav Kubik, Professor of Composition, has been released by NEOS and distributed by 18 international companies around the world. Four of Kubik’s compositions have also been recently published as sheet music by Triga and internationally distributed by Schott Music International. His works have also been honored at a special concert at the 27th “Days of Contemporary Music” festival and conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

Dr. Christopher Moore, Professor of Trumpet, served as an adjudicator at the National Trumpet Competition in Denver in March. He was also a guest artist, presenting performances and master classes at the University of North Texas and West Chester University during the 2016-2017 academic year. Moore was also interviewed and can be heard on “Trumpet Teacher Talk” at trumpetteachertalk.libsyn.com/episode45-finding-the-beauty-in-your-sound-aconversation-with-dr-christopher-moore.

Singing in Brazilian Portuguese: A Guide to Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire, a new book by Associate Professor of Voice Dr. Marcía Porter, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2017. It is the first resource of its kind for singers, voice teachers, vocal coaches, and collaborative pianists interested in exploring, teaching, and performing the Brazilian art song repertoire. Part I introduces the alphabet and pronunciation of sounds through IPA; Part II includes IPA transliterations and translations of representative songs. The book is enhanced by online audio recordings of native Brazilian classical singers. Dr. Iain Quinn, Assistant Professor of Organ and Coordinator of Sacred Music, taught organ lessons, gave lectures, and played concerts during the Spring 2017 at the distinguished Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, through a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award. The conservatory is one of the largest and most prestigious music schools in Eurasia, with over 1,300 students and more than 400 faculty. “I’ve been to Russia for

lectures and concerts before, but I haven’t been in residence for an extended period, so this a wonderful chance to be part of a different organ culture,” Quinn said. Russia’s organ culture differs from that of North America and Western Europe. Because Russian Orthodox services do not use instruments, organists in Russia are typically more focused on concert work rather than church work. Consequently, the approach to teaching organ studies includes a different long-term perspective. In Russia, organists are often able to make a consistent income with recital work because their skills are in demand at concert halls alongside other instrumentalists. Performances attract large audiences and organists have to be attuned to styles of music that can prove successful in those venues. Part of Quinn’s Fulbright residency involved research on what these differences mean for music students and their curricula. Quinn expects his Fulbright experience to shape his own teaching at FSU’s College of Music. Dr. Nancy Rogers, Professor of Music Theory, was elected Vice President of the Society for Music Theory and will begin her term in November. Her article “Hearing an Old Story in a New Way: An Analysis of Loewe’s Erlkönig” was published in the most recent issue of the journal Intégral. Rogers and Dr. Jane Piper Clendinning, Professor of Music Theory, along with Psychology colleagues Dr. Sarah Hart and Dr. Colleen Ganley, presented their research investigating the relationship between music theory and mathematics at several conferences. “Specific Mathematical and Spatial Abilities Correlate with Music



Theory Abilities” was presented both at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition in San Francisco (July 2016) and the annual meeting of Music Theory Southeast in Fort Myers (March 2017); it will also be presented this fall at the annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory in Washington, D.C. “The Development of the Music Theory Anxiety Scale” and “Cognitive and Affective Predictors of Music Theory Performance” were both presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Sciences in Chicago (May 2016).

2017 at the Victoria (TX) Bach Festival, where she gave a duo concert with Dr. Greg Sauer, Associate Professor of Cello, and served as Concertmaster and Principal Second Violin for two orchestra concerts. This was her 10th year going to Victoria. For the rest of the summer, Stillwell was back at the Brevard Music Center, where she taught and coached chamber music, performed and mentored students in weekly concerts with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, and collaborated with faculty colleagues for the Beethoven Septet and the Kurt Weill Quartet No. 1.

Michelle Stebleton, Associate Professor of Horn, conducted the FSU Horn Choir at the Southeast Horn Conference at James Madison University in March; she also performed as a member of the PSU/FSU Horn Quartet and adjudicated the High School Solo Competition. During August 2016, Stebleton performed with the Sinfonia Nacional in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She also served as a clinician and gave masterclasses throughout the year and performed frequently with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Stebleton recently traveled to Cuba to complete research for a current project.

Dr. André Thomas, Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music, traveled around the world during summer 2017 to teach and conduct. In May, Thomas conducted the Singing City and Orchestra in Philadelphia. In June, he served as Artistic Director for the Limerick Choral Festival, in Limerick, Ireland. In July, he was the Headliner and Conductor for Choralfest, the National convention of the Australian Choral Directors, which was held in Brisbane, Australia, and also headliner and Conductor for the New Zealand Choral Directors conference in Auckland, New Zealand. Following those engagements, Thomas spent part of July and August teaching for the FSU international program in London before heading to Sante Fe, New Mexico, where he was Guest Conductor of

2017 saw the long-awaited release of Peanuts® Gallery: The Making of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Suite for Piano and Orchestra. The DVD, released by Theodore Presser Company, includes interviews with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (Professor of Composition) and Jane Schulz, archival images and portions of previously produced interviews with Charles Schwarz, and the live 2006 recording of Peanuts® Gallery by the University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dr. Alexander Jiménez in Opperman Music Hall. The half-hour DVD begins with a general introduction, during which Ellen Taaffe Zwilich reflects on the creative process and recounts how she and Charles Schulz forged their friendship and professional collaboration; this is followed by the performances of the six movements of the suite. Each movement is introduced with commentary by Schulz and Zwilich about the cartoon characters (Schroder, Linus, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie) and the composer’s musical ideas for each. WFSU filmed the 2006 performance using multiple cameras, thus creating a visually rich record of the delightful piece, the USO’s role in bringing it to life for the Tallahassee community, and audience members’ reactions to the music and concert experience.

Libraries are meeting the challenges of the digital and mobile revolutions through the acquisition of new technologies and new online resources. But even in this wired world, the Allen Music Library’s collection of print materials continues to grow. Under Laura Gayle Green, a number of collected editions, such as the collection of Nico Castel IPA opera librettos, and the works of Schubert and Elgar, have been filled out, while complete editions

of the works of Bartok, Saint-Saens, and Richard Strauss have begun to be purchased. Additionally, valuable facsimile editions have been added to the Warren Music Library’s special collections; just last year, the library purchased about $15,000 dollars worth of facsimile scores, such as the one pictured at right, which bring to life the study of music history and can convey powerful lessons about the history of composition, notation

Dr. Corinne Stillwell, Associate Professor of Violin, spent a week during the summer of

the Desert Chorale.

Library, cont’d from page 11 hours per week, its expanded computer workspace is constantly busy. In the longerterm, Green hopes to be able to provide even more kinds of software, such as video editing software, to enhance the work music students do with sound and video resources for various kinds of projects, such as documentaries.


units has helped to shape conversations about long-term structural improvements to fight back against the risk from water, temperature, and mold. "One of my biggest concerns has been maintaining a controlled environment for our special collections, and a project has been approved to address this issue in Fall 2017," Green said.

by hand, and early printing technologies and practices. Such lessons provide insights into musical thinking and performance practices in past centuries for students used to having software notation programs such as Finale and Sibelius just a mouse click away. Special collections also offers access to hundreds of unique items, including original musical manuscripts, jazz charts from performers working with leading musicians, and rare editions of musical treatises, among other gems. During FSU’s most recent Great Give (March 30–31, 2017), the Warren Music Library raised an additional $5,000 for its endowment to support ongoing resource development for its special collections. Challenges for the future remain, however. Computers and software age quickly and have to be replaced, a reality that impacts facilities and budgets across the entire campus. A far more critical challenge is that the Allen Music Library is reaching an impasse between space and usage. Laura Gayle Green and her staff have begun taking steps to address this by moving collections of CDs and DVDs into

more compact “GemTrac” storage systems, for example, thus recapturing precious floor space for other purposes. In the longer term, the music library may be able to store more of its books on moveable, compact shelving units, but these will be limited to the first floor, as older library buildings were not built with upper floors designed to bear the kinds of loads that can be held by modern compact book shelving. Another option that may be available in the future is remote storage: items such as journals that are also available in the digital collections could be housed offsite but be available within 24 to 48 hours upon request. In Tallahassee’s humid climate, preservation of print collections is another major challenge. Laura Gayle Green is on a mission to improve all kinds of data collection to better manage the library’s resources and to enhance advocacy for the library. One way she has done this—while also addressing the climate challenge—is by installing throughout the library a number of HOBO Data Loggers, which discreetly monitor humidity and temperature. The data gathered by these

The digitization of special collections is also closely related to preservation efforts. In 2014, staff completed the effort to digitize the Allen Music Library’s extensive collection of original Confederate sheet music. It is now available to users online. Staff are working to digitize other portions of the special collections and will announce these projects as they are completed. With each such project, more of the collection is backed up against humidity and age but also becomes more widely available to performers, scholars, teachers, and students. For Laura Gayle Green, one of the great opportunities for the future is finding additional ways to integrate special collections materials and the music classroom experience. In the future, the Warren D. Allen Music Library will become increasingly important to FSU music majors as a site for active creation in many forms of media with many types of technology. FSU’s Strozier Library already provides some tutoring and other forms of support for multimedia creation by FSU students; Green hopes the same will be true for the music library. In the meantime, staff will continue to safeguard the accumulated treasures housed in the Allen Music Library and provide an inviting space where students and faculty can continue to gather, study, and create. "I've got a great staff that is committed to providing the best possible service to our students, faculty, and staff," she concluded. "None of this would be possible without their efforts!" scp



ALUMNI NEWS COLLEGE OF MUSIC FACULTY CITATIONS In late spring the faculty of the College of Music awarded annual citations to several distinguished alumni in recognition of outstanding contributions to the music professions. Dr. James Byo (PhD 1988), the Carl Prince Matthies Memorial Professor of Music Education and Associate Director of the School of Music at Louisiana State University, was awarded the Faculty Citation for Graduate Alumni. He completed his PhD in Music Education at FSU. In the years since, he has had a multifaceted career as a teacher, conductor, and researcher. Dr. Byo has published in major music education journals, written book chapters, and authored two books, has presented numerous times at national and international conferences, and has served on editorial boards and executive committees of professional organizations. Dr. Jane Cassidy (MME 1985; PhD 1988), Senior Vice Provost and Roy and Margaret Gianelloni Alumni Professor in Music and Dramatic Arts at Louisiana State University, was also awarded the Faculty Citation for Graduate Alumni. She completed both her Master of Music Education and PhD degrees at FSU. Dr.

Cassidy has published in major music education and music therapy journals, has served on editorial boards and reviewed article and book manuscripts for leading journals and publishers, and has filled endowed chairs and distinguished lectureships at other universities.

MASTER TEACHER AND CONDUCTOR NAMED FMEA EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR Ian Schwindt (MM 1999) was named the 2016-2017 FMEA Secondary Music Educator of the Year. Schwindt teaches instrumental music at Titusville High School, which has twice been named a Music Demonstration School and a Model Arts School by the State of Florida, and has earned the FMEA enrollment award. Schwindt has served as the conductor of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra and is currently Symphony Director for Creative Young Artists. He also conducts Melodies and Masterpieces each year and remains active as a clinician and adjudicator for both the Florida Bandmasters Association and the Florida Orchestra Association. He regularly conducts select ensembles, including the Florida State University Summer Music Camps and All-County groups state-wide. Schwindt’s other professional awards include the National Band Association Citation for Excellence, the FBA Oliver Hobbs Award, the FBA Tom Bishop Award, and Titusville High School Teacher of the Year.

MASTER JAZZ MUSICIAN RECEIVES OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD College of Music alumnus Etienne Charles (BA 2006) was the 2016 recipient of the Reubin O’D. Askew Young Alumni Award. This award is the highest honor bestowed upon young alumni by the FSU Alumni Association National Board of Directors’ Awards Committee, and recognizes the extraordinary achievements of these outstanding alumni. A trumpet performance major in the Jazz Studies program at FSU, Charles graduated from the College of Music in 2006. He went on to earn the Master of Arts degree from the Juilliard School and currently serves as Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University. Hailed by the New York Times as “an auteur” and by Jazz Times as “a daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism,” Charles was written into the US Congressional Record in 2012 for “his musical contributions to Trinidad & Tobago and the World.” In 2013, Charles released the highly acclaimed album Creole Soul, which spent three weeks at No. 1 in the Jazz Week charts, reached


No. 25 in the Billboard rankings, and was named the No. 3 “Jazz Album of the Year” by Jazz Week magazine. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Charles was also awarded the 2013 Caribbean Heritage Trailblazer Award by the Institute of Caribbean Studies in Washington, DC. In 2015, Charles premiered the “San Jose Suite,” a piece funded by the 2014 New Jazz Works grant of Chamber Music America, and he was also named a Guggenheim Fellow in that same year (2015)

in the Traditional Musical” at the ATINER Conference in Greece. Julio runs The Transition Workshop, a monthly audition studio in New York City.

ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: Julio Agustin (BM 1990) is an Associate Professor of Theatre & Dance at James Madison University. His new book, The Professional Actor’s Handbook: From Casting Call to Curtain Call (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), was recently published. He was also nominated for a SALT Award for Best Choreography for In the Heights at the Hangar Theatre and presented a paper on “Diversity

MUSIC THEATRE: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Former students of the BM Music Theatre Program are everywhere theatre is being performed, from Logan Mortier’s world cruise with Norwegian Creative Studios, including Australia, New Zealand, and China, to Mekia Cox and Mike Evariste coming to Tallahassee to teach master classes at the Music Theatre Intensive this past summer. Here are additional highlights from the past year. On Broadway, The Book of Mormon continues to be an FSU affair with Stephen

Justin Bowen (BM 2009) is performing in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! with Bette Midler. Alan Higgs (MM 2016) was admitted into the fiercely competitive Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago and is the first FSU alumnus in this young artist program. Higgs was an apprentice at the Sante Fe Opera last summer and spent much of the year in the new young artist program for Atlanta Opera. As a student in the College of Music, Higgs sang several roles with Florida State Opera, including Rucker Lattimore in Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree.

Anthony one of three FSU Music Theatre majors in the cast. Justin Bowen and two other FSU Music Theatre graduates are currently in Hello, Dolly, starring Bette Midler, which won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. Greg Mills continues in the longrunning Phantom of the Opera. Alumni on national tours this year include Austin Owen, who is still on the Jersey Boys tour, and Summer Broyhill, who recently finished two years on tour with Cinderella. In other New York news, Grace Choi continues Off-Broadway in Avenue Q as

Jennifer Oates (PhD 2001) Queens College, CUNY, received the Music Library Association’s Richard S. Hill Award for the best article on music librarianship or of a music-bibliographic nature for her article, “Engaging with Research and Resources in Music Courses,” Journal of Music History Pedagogy 4/2 (Spring 2014): 283-300. Drawing from existing literature on music history pedagogy and information literacy, Oates describes creative and practical techniques for introducing library resources to students within the context of music history classes. Oates’s edition of Hamish MacCunn: Complete Songs for Solo Voice and Piano (Songs from Collections) was also published by A-R Editions in 2016. Wendy Sims (PhD 1985) was named "2016 Senior Researcher" (a recognition similar to a lifetime achievement award) by the Society for Research in Music Education at the 2016 National Association for Music Education conference, and was also inducted as an “Honorary Life Member” in the International Society for Music Education at that organization’s 2016 conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

Christmas Eve. Aaron Gandy workshopped a new show, Galveston! The Musical, and in January music directed and conducted The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players new production of The Mikado. Aaron also wrote and hosted The Ziegfeld Society of New York City’s Thou Swell! Thou Witty!: The Songs of Rodgers & Hart in March, and in April produced and wrote The 32nd Annual Alec Wilder Tribute Concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below, featuring several Broadway stars. Whit Baldwin continues to do improv with New York BATSU!, the live Japanese game show, which is now in



its seventh year. The company has opened a new production in Chicago and is preparing to launch a national tour version. Mike Evariste and Mykal Kilgore workshopped a new version of Once on This Island. Mekia Cox, Mike Evariste, and BFA MT alum Tiffany Howard’s production company, 42 Seven Productions, is growing rapidly. Their shows are now at the W Hotel in Times Square, New York, as well as Hollywood. In the West, Nikka Wahl closed the Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys. Mekia Cox is still based in Los Angeles, where she is currently playing Robin Charles in "Chicago Med" on NBC. Max Chucker has moved to California, where he played young Frank in an exciting production of Merrily We Roll Along. He also did West Side Story at La Mirada Performing Arts Center. Rico LeBron was Fernando in the film F*cking People, which is about to be released. Jacob Mondry is still based in Los Angeles and has a new music video, Love You Once, which is available on YouTube. In other regional theatre highlights, Erin Wasmund was Magenta/Usherette in The Rocky Horror Show and was also in productions of Oliver! and Mary Poppins at Theatre Under the Stars. Erin worked the indie film circuit in Houston and Austin and played leads in four short films and two web series. She also worked the 6th Annual NFL Honors Broadcast for FOX. Jonathan Moussett was Usnavi in In the Heights at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in New Jersey. Leryn Turlington recently finished understudying Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, where she went on for nine performances, including opening night. She is also working on devised theatre projects

alongside other FSU alums in the Chicago area. Leryn is currently playing Iola Stover in Parade at the Writers Theatre in Chicago. Danny Burgos performed in In the Heights at the Fulton Opera House. Adair Watkins performs regularly at the New Orleans National World War II Museum and recently went to Flat Rock, North Carolina, to do The Music of the Rat Pack. Jaimie Woods Katz performed in productions of The Full Monty, Dreamgirls, and

Beehive at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Kim Smail Stevens continues to sing and play mandolin and guitar with a band called Dole/Humphries. They frequently perform at a new venue for indie artists called Back Porch Music. Jennifer Bell was a soloist with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for their holiday concert. Collean Gallagher has put together a show with her sisters, which debuted in Atlanta in January. They were signed by the Barry Ball Talent Agency and did a showcase for them in March. Many of our alumni are currently teaching or writing. Jay Jaski just finished his fourth year of teaching at The Peddie School in Princeton, New Jersey, where he brought in FSU alum Erika MacLeod and longtime collaborator Kevin Stites as guest artists for his production of Les Misérables. This past May marked the graduation of Jay’s first class of

students—many of whom earned acceptance to top performance programs. This past summer, Jay was back at the O’Neill Music Theater Conference, working as a dramaturg with writers and composers of new music theater. For the past year Leryn Turlington has worked for the website PerformerStuff.com as a staff writer and reader. You can also read about Julio Agustin, Associate Professor of Theatre & Dance at James Madison University, in the "Highlights" section above. Other alumni also completed many exciting projects during the past summer. Danny Burgos was in Austin, Texas, at the ZACH Theatre, to do In the Heights, and then performed in the same production at the end of the summer at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Julio Agustin was the choreographer for In the Heights at Geva Theatre in August. Logan Mortier was at Cortland Repertory Theatre in La Cage aux Folles and Footloose. Jennifer Bell played Johanna in Sweeney Todd at Palm Beach Dramaworks. Mykal Kilgore finished performing Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar at the MUNY. The music theatre program’s newest alumni were also busy. Taylor Kate Eubanks performed in Beauty and the Beast at Atlanta Lyric, and Angel Lozada was at Busch Gardens, Virginia, for much of the summer but spent the early part of June as one of six people singing on a program at Lincoln Center called “Songwriting in the Schools.” Be sure to watch carefully wherever you are - chances are there are FSU music theatre alumni or current students performing for you! - Gayle Seaton, Director of Music Theatre


Voice and Opera Successes Students and alumni from the College’s voice department and opera program continue to achieve outstanding success in important competitions, win positions in young artist programs, and take the stage for performances with national and international opera companies. The following are highlights from the 2016-2017 season: INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES Theatre de Caen Opéra National de Bordeaux Grand Théâtre de Genève Opéra Royal de Versailles Theater an der Wien Bergen International Festival Opéra National de Lorraine Ray Chenez (DM ’11)

U.S. YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAMS Chatauqua Opera Young Artist Program Natalie Rose Havens (BM ’14) Chelsea Bolter (BM ’14) Emily Howes (DM ’18) Frank Rosamond (MM ’17) Merola Opera Young Artist Program Anthony Ciaramitaro (MM ’17) Andre Hiers (BM ’11) Andres Acosta (BM ’15)

U.S. COMPANIES Metropolitan Opera Daniel Collins (DM ’13) Kathryn Bowden

Minnesota Opera Young Artist Program Mary Hangley (MM ’14) William Lee Bryan (MM ’15)

Opera Omaha Alexander Elliott (BM ’08; MM ’10) Ray Chenez (DM ’11)

Music Academy of the West Kaitlin Zardetto-Smith (DM ’19)

Portland Opera Alexander Elliott (BM ’08; MM ’10) James Harrington (MM ’17)

Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Shannon Jennings Holman (BM ’11)

Ryan Opera Center Young Artist Program at Lyric Opera of Chicago Alan Higgs (MM ’14) Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Artist Program James Harrington (MM ’17) Abbigail Rethwisch Paulson (MM ’14) Sarasota Opera Young Artist Program Richard Coleman (MM ’16) Virginia Opera Emerging Artist Program Andrew Paulson (MM ’14) Wolf Trap Opera Company Lauren Feider (MM ’17) Among the 2016/2017 District Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition were Andres Acosta, Anthony Ciaramitaro, Mary Hangley, Alan Higgs, Shannon Jennings Holman, Andrew Paulson, and Jemeesa Yarborough (MM ’15). Alan Higgs was also a semi-finalist.

Mimi's Fund On August 24, 2016, Florida State Opera and the College of Music lost one of its greatest cheerleaders. Mimi Jones was a bright, enthusiastic, eager presence at countless performances and events at the College of Music. No one could come into Mimi’s orbit without feeling uplifted by her energy and spirit. She fought a long and difficult battle against the cancer that ultimately claimed her life, but she never lost her passion for music or her love for our students. She was a tireless advocate for all that we do. Whether it was an orchestra concert, a jazz ensemble performance, or the opera, we all looked forward to seeing Mimi’s beaming smile in the audience and chatting with her at intermission. In honor of Mimi’s unending support, Florida State Opera has renamed Score!, the opera development fund, in her honor. Mimi’s Fund continues to raise funds to support all the activities of Florida State Opera, including outreach performances, special student-directed projects, and mainstage productions. We hope Mimi Jones’s legacy as an advocate for music and opera will live on through Mimi’s Fund. We miss our friend, patron, and advocate more than words can describe.



MAJOR GIFTS & ENDOWMENTS Private philanthropic support has been a key component of the College of Music’s excellence for decades. Both outright and planned gifts help to address the College’s priorities, including support for students, faculty, innovative programs, and a world-class learning environment. Total giving to the College of Music in the past year was over $1.3 million. The College of Music would like to recognize the following benefactors for their exceptional contributions, given between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

Les and Ruth Akers

Les and Ruth Akers Fund for Entrepreneurial Activity in Music

Florence Helen Ashby

Professor Florence Helen Ashby Woodwind Scholarship Endowment Fund Professor Florence Helen Ashby and Laird B. Anderson Opperman Mezzanine

Gaston Dufresne Performing Arts Foundation Trust

Gaston Dufresne Foundation Scholarship Endowment

Doris Henderson

Marching Chiefs Instruments Fund

Linda J. and Roy F. Hester Sacred Music Scholarship Fund

Marcus D. Beaver and Janice A. Beaver Addie Ruth Beaver Endowed Fund for Choral Music Education

Daniel and Carol Beeman

Eugene A. Beeman Endowed Fund for Horns

Anthony N. and Helen C. Brittin Anthony N. Brittin Endowed Scholarship in Music

Jay T. Karahan

Jay Karahan Endowment for Opera and Jazz

The Presser Foundation Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award Presser Graduate Music Award

Dorothy & Jonathan Rintels Charitable Foundation

Zwilich Graduate Assistantship in Music Composition

Ramona Bowman

Warren D. Allen Music Library Fund University Musical Associates

Jimmie R. and Donna G. Callaway Jimmie and Donna Callaway Courtyard

Vernon C. Stutson Friends of Music

Sacred Music Scholarship Fund

Ellen T. Zwilich

Zwilich Graduate Assistantship in Music Composition



WE THANK THESE DONORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS GIFTS, GIVEN BETWEEN JULY 1, 2016 AND JUNE 30, 2017: Jayme Agee has served as Director of Development for the College of Music for the past two years. In this role, she is responsible for working with donors to meet the College’s priorities through outright and planned gifts. She also stewards donors for the College’s endowed funds, which currently total over $31 million and generate approximately $1.5 million in annual revenue for the College. A strong commitment to community has driven Jayme throughout her career. Prior to joining the College of Music, she worked in legislative affairs for over a decade, advocating for statewide issues, including education and real estate. She is actively engaged in the Tallahassee community and currently serves on the board of America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend. Are you interested in making a financial contribution to the College of Music? Please contact Jayme Agee via email at jagee@foundation.fsu.edu or by phone at (850) 228-8493.

$500,000 or more The Estate of Mr. Howard L. Latzer

$100,000 or more Mrs. Donna G. Callaway & Mr. Jimmie R. Callaway, Jr. The Estate of Dr. Wister J. Cook The Estate of Mrs. Diana J. Croft The Estate of Ms. Nancy E. Robertson

$25,000 -$49,000 Mr. Anthony N. Brittin & Dr. Helen C. Brittin Gaston Dufresne Performing Arts Foundation Trust The Estate of Ms. Mimi G. Jones Ms. Linda J. Hester & Mr. R. Fred Hester The Estate of Mr. Robert P. Kriegner

$10,000 - $24,999 Dr. Ruth R. Akers & Mr. Robert L. Akers Professor Florence Helen Ashby Dr. Marcus D. Beaver & Ms. Janice A. Beaver Ms. Ramona D. Bowman The Presser Foundation Dorothy & Jonathan Rintels Charitable Foundation Mr. Vernon C. Stutson The Estate of Miss Carolyn C. Taylor Dr. Ellen T. Zwilich

$5,000 - $9,999 Ms. Bridget M. Chandler Mr. Andrew F. Feinberg & Mrs. Michelle L. Feinberg Dean Patricia J. Flowers Jacksonville Jaguars, LLC Dr. Clifford K. Madsen & Mrs. Mary M. Madsen Dr. Mark H. Malone & Dr. Patricia S. Malone

Mr. Robert C. Parker, Jr. Mrs. Edna A. Schroeer Dr. Francis C. Skilling, Jr. & Mrs. Karen Watson Skilling, R.N. Westminster Oaks Residents' Council Mrs. Janet E. Williams & Mr. Ashbel C. Williams, Jr.

$1,000 - $4,999 Mr. Richard Elder Adams Mr. James H. Alexander, Jr. & Mrs. Ruth A. Alexander Dr. Frank W. Almond Mr. Thomas G. Ando & Mrs. Dana M. Ando Aramark Global Business Services Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund Beethoven & Company, Inc. Mr. M. Shaun Booth & Mrs. Melissa N. Booth Dr. Malcolm H. Brown Mr. C. Michael Burkhardt Mrs. Fedora L. Campbell & Mr. Girard N. Campbell Mr. William C. Carrico & Mrs. Judith J. Carrico Rev. Paul H. Cleveland & Ms. Linda A. Cleveland Mr. William E. Coen & Mrs. Barbara S. Coen Mr. Timothy A. Cole & Mrs. Peggy H. Cole Dr. David S. Collings Mr. Peter H. Collins & Mrs. Jennifer T. Collins The Community Foundation of North Florida Dr. Rebekah C. Covell Dr. Ewell T. Denmark, Jr. Mr. Salvador Diaz-Verson, Jr. & Mrs. Anne L. Diaz-Verson Mrs. Kimberly K. Dickson & Mr. Allan W. Dickson Ms. Janice L. Dougherty Dr. Richard B. Dusenbury Mr. G. Steven Everett & Mrs. Yayoi Everett Ms. Carole D. Fiore & Mr. Stanley E. Fiore Mr. James M. Gossler, III Mrs. Julia H. Gray & Mr. James R. Gray Dr. Robert D. Greer

Mrs. Mary L. Gredler & Dr. Frank E. Gredler Mrs. Mart P. Hill Miss Donna E. Hobbs Mr. Patrick Hobbs & Ms. Patricia Hobbs Mr. Wilbur M. Hobbs Dr. Anne R. Hodges Colonel (R) Edwin F. Hornbrook Ms. Beth A. Horner Mr. Glenn R. Hosken Mr. Christopher Iansiti ImpactAssets, Inc. Jacksonville Seminole Club The Jelks Family Foundation, Inc. Mr. Peter D. Jones & Mrs. Mary Lee Jones Mr. John M. Lee Mrs. Roberta E. LitzingerGinsberg & Mr. Allan R. Ginsberg Mr. William C. Lloyd & Mrs. Stephanie A. Lloyd Dr. Cort S. Madsen & Dr. Melissa L. Madsen Mr. Robert B. Mang Morgan Stanley Charitable Spending Account Mr. Christopher J. Mossey Mr. Francis J. Nardozza & Mrs. Anne M. Nardozza Mr. James B. Pace & Mrs. Linda M. Pace Mr. Harold D. Parkman Mrs. Judy B. Pate & Mr. J. Michael Pate Ms. Jane M. Quinton Dr. Charles E. Rockwood & Dr. Persis E. Rockwood Dr. James L. Rodgers, Jr. & Mrs. Betty Ann Rodgers Ms. Mary Ruark Dr. Ruth Sisson LTC(R) Douglas B. Smith, Jr. Dr. Julia R. St. Petery & Dr. Louis B. St. Petery The Tallahassee Community Chorus The Unity Music Foundation Dr. Denise R. Von Glahn & Dr. Michael E. Broyles Mr. Michael S. Weir & Mrs. Bridget Weir Dr. David E. Wolfe Dr. Cornelia Yarbrough & Ms. Jeana U. Womble Ms. Elizabeth B. Zollinger & Dr. Richard W. Zollinger, II



FRIENDS & SUPPORTERS $500 - $999 Mr. Richard S. Abrahams Dr. Sharon A. Aronovitch & Dr. Charles D. Aronovitch Mr. Tom Block & Mrs. Laura M. Block Mr. William C. Bowles & Ms. Eva Bowles Dr. Bill R. Brubaker Mr. Brian K. Bushong & Ms. Sara A. Bushong Mr. J. William Cartus, II & Ms. Carol M. Cartus Ms. Kimberlee Chucker Clark & Associates Mr. James C. Davis & Mrs. Rochelle M. Davis Dr. DeLos F. DeTar Dean Marcy P. Driscoll & Mr. Robert E. Driscoll Economic Club of Florida Mrs. Ellen D. Eikman & Dr. Edward A. Eikman Dr. Bill F. Faucett & Mrs. Colleen V. Faucett Dr. Katherine K. Fite Dr. John M. Geringer & Ms. Mary G. Geringer Mrs. Nancy H. Goff & Mr. Bryan Goff Ms. Christine K. Grow & Dr. Gerald O. Grow Mrs. Bette E. Halberg Mr. Paul M. Hanna & Mrs. Christine M. Hanna Mr. Christopher R. Haughee & Mrs. Nancy S. Haughee Mr. Steven L. Hearn & Ms. Suzanne Hearn Dr. Charles J. Holland & Ms. Charlotte E. Holland Ms. Karen C. Inman & Mr. Roger C. Inman Colonel Reid S. Jaffe Rev. Susan H. Johnson Mr. Stephen H. Kaprelian Ms. Nancy L. Kelley Ms. Claire B. Kelly Dr. John E. Kelsay & Ms. Rita M. Kelsay Mr. Thomas F. Kirwin, Esq. Mr. Jeffrey T. Lawyer & Ms. Barbara L. Lawyer Dr. Annelise Leysieffer Mr. Paul M. Lokie & Mrs. Deborah J. Lokie Dr. Warren D. Olfert Dr. Mark J. Parisian Ms. Ann W. Parramore Dr. Stanley C. Pelkey, II & Ms. Heidi A. Pelkey Mr. Thomas M. Phillips & Mrs. Dianne L. Phillips Dr. Lang-Ha T. Pham & Dr. Hy D. Tran Ms. Eva J. Plant

Pope Resources, LTD Mrs. Ann A. Pope & Dr. David J. Pope Mr. Jerald S. Price Colonel William L. Reynolds (R) & Mrs. Rebecca L. Reynolds The Honorable Nina N. Ashenafi Richardson & Commissioner Curtis B. Richardson Ms. Lisa H. Rutledge & Mr. John M. Rutledge Mrs. Shari R. Sauer & Mr. Edward K. Sauer, Jr. Dr. Gayle E. Seaton & Dr. Douglass Seaton Ms. Virginia E. Schenck Mr. Donald W. Schmeling & Mrs. Judy A. Schmeling Dr. Petra T. Schultz Dr. James C. Smith, Jr. & Mrs. Elizabeth R. Smith Ms. Henrietta Sumner Mr. John C. Terry Dr. Robert W. Todd & Ms. Lauren E. Todd Mrs. Sylvia B. Walford Ms. Margaret L. West Mr. Bret D. Whissel Dr. Stephen White Ms. Teresa B. Widmer Mr. David M. Zebrowitz & Mrs. Lesley A. Zebrowitz

$250 - $499 Mrs. Mary Jo Allman & Mr. Robert L. Allman American Endowment Foundation Ms. Patricia L. Anweiler Mrs. Patricia H. Barker & Mr. H. P. Barker, Jr. Ms. Kathryn M. Beggs Miss Geraldine L. Biringer Rev. Geoffrey T. Boyer & Mrs. Susan H. Boyer Ms. Laura L. Brickey Mrs. Loralee Bullen Mr. Ralph E. Crawley Dr. Holly M. Crowley & Dr. Michael A. Crowley Dr. Virginia C. Dale Mrs. Jeri Damasiewicz & Mr. Michael W. Damasiewicz Ms. Margaret J. Dancy & Dr. Russell M. Dancy Mr. Kenneth S. Davis Mr. Moshe Adato and Ms. Suzanne DeBlasio-Adato Mrs. Genie D. Dietz Dr. Edward C. Dobson, Jr. Mrs. Diane J. Dowling & Mr. Jack D. Dowling Ms. Kathy H. Dunnigan & Dr. Patrick Dunnigan

Mrs. Julie A. Felgar & Mr. Daniel C. da Silva Dr. Kevin A. Fenton & Ms. Suzanne Fenton Dr. Jere L. Forsythe & Ms. YehFen Chin Dr. William E. Fredrickson & Dr. Suzanne R. Byrnes Gilchrist Ross Crowe Architects, P.A. Mrs. Ruth W. Godfrey-Sigler Dr. Oliver N. Greene, Jr. Dr. Michele A. Gregoire Professor Dianne Gregory Mr. Edward J. Grunewald & Mrs. Kathy R. Grunewald Ms. Linda O. Harris Mr. R. Kenneth Haskins Ms. Catharine Goslin Hohmeister & Mr. Mark Hohmeister Mr. Michael T. Inlow Mr. Duane E. Jacobs Mr. J. Emory Johnson & Mrs. Dorothy J. Johnson Dr. Alan R. Kagan Dr. Howard W. Kessler & Ms. Anne G. Van Meter Mr. Jonathan E. Klepper Mr. Brian M. Knack Miss Rhonda D. Lipscomb Dr. Linda T. Lovins & CPT Robert A. Lovins Dr. Rebecca L. MacLeod & Dr. Scott R. MacLeod Ms. Joan T. R. Macmillan Ms. Marilyn J. Marshall & Dr. Alan G. Marshall Dr. James R. Mathes & Dr. Margaret Pendleton Dr. Carol J. McDowell Ms. Stephanie D. Meincke Dr. Ellis W. Mills, Jr. Mrs. Marion B. Moore & Dr. Walter L. Moore, Jr. Mrs. Sharon Mukoyama & Mrs. Denise Mukoyama Dr. Elizabeth A. Novinger Ms. Ermine M. Owenby, Jr. Colonel James A. Padgett & Dr. Jacqueline L. Padgett Dr. Allys Palladino-Craig & Mr. Malcolm A. Craig Dr. Sara C. Pankaskie Mr. Harris Parkman Mrs. Gloria W. Priest Ms. Barbara Y. Probst Mr. Kent R. Putnam, Esq. & Mrs. Paula L. Walborsky Dr. Donald W. Rapp & Mrs. Patricia C. Rapp Dr. David W. Rasmussen & Ms. Joanne Oliveri-Rasmussen Ms. Ann Kendall Ray Dr. Eleanor E. Reynolds Mrs. Delores K. Rowley Dr. Janice L. Ryberg

Mr. Christopher M. Sala & Ms. Deanna J. Sala Mr. Carey T. Smith Mr. Young Smith Ms. Amanda S. Starr Mrs. Robin G. Stuyverson & Mr. Robert C. Stuyverson Dr. Thomas S. Teague & Mrs. Nyoka H. Teague Dr. Michael Thrasher & Mrs. Jennifer Thrasher Mrs. Ida A. Thompson & Dr. William H. Thompson, IV Mr. Christopher P. Tracy Ms. Mildred Trezza Mr. Robert L. Van-Eck Ms. Charlotte P. Watkins Mr. Stuart H. Womble Ms. Kathy D. Wright

$100 - $249 3D Premotorskill Technologies, LLC Mr. Richard M. Adams, Jr. Mrs. Jessica S. Ago Mr. Andrew M. Altman Mrs. Geraldine H. Amori & Mr. John O. Ives Professor Eva Amsler Dr. Charlotte S. Angulo Mrs. Anna L. Antemann Ms. Joanne N. Apel Dr. Clifton D. Armstrong Mr. Timothy P. Atkinson & Mrs. Michelle C. Atkinson Mrs. Katherine W. Ball & Mr. James A. Ball, III Mrs. Christine A. Ballinger & Mr. Thomas E. Ballinger Mr. Thomas L. Barnard Mrs. Carol H. Barwick Ms. Barbara J. Bass Mr. Gary S. Bauer & Mrs. Carol Bauer Mrs. Lori S. Beck Dr. Martha C. Beech Dr. Daniel E. Beeman & Mrs. Carol F. Beeman Mrs. Katherine R. Beesting & Mr. Martin C. Avey Mr. Samuel A. Bennett & Mrs. Nancy W. Bennett Ms. Linda D. Benoit Ms. Norma T. Benton Mrs. Mary S. Bert Mrs. Jennifer Bertoni & Mr. Andrew L. Bertoni Ms. Lindsay R. Birmingham Ms. Nancy E. Bivins Mrs. Marcia Bjerregaard & Mr. Carl Bjerregaard Mr. Paul J. Blackhall & Mrs. Alice B. Blackhall Dr. Carina Blackmore


FRIENDS & SUPPORTERS Mrs. Karen L. Boebinger & Dr. Gregory S. Boebinger Ms. Eileen L. Boutelle & Mr. John O. Boutelle Dr. William D. Boyd Mr. Joseph W. Bradley Ms. Karen N. Bradley Dr. Ronald C. Braswell & Mrs. Mary A. Braswell Mrs. Connie B. Brink & Dr. Brian S. Brink Mr. Kenneth G. Brodhead & Ms. Jeannie M. Brodhead Mr. Richard E. Brooks Mr. Jerry L. Bryant, Jr. & Ms. Kathi Jo M. Bryant Ms. Charlene W. Cannon Mr. Mark E. Cannon Mrs. Marie L. Cantwell Ms. Elizabeth Carlton Mr. William T. Carolin Ms. Joanette H. Carpenter & Mr. William M. Carpenter Mr. Robert N. Carpentieri & Ms. Heidi K. Carpentieri Mr. Steven L. Carter Dr. Kathryn K. Cashin Mr. Judson M. Chapman Mr. Thomas W. Chase Mrs. Ann W. Choppin Dr. Robert C. Clark & Mrs. Sharon J. Clark Dr. Richard S. Clary & Mrs. Lauren D. Clary Dr. Robert P. Clickner & Mrs. Linda A. Clickner Ms. Linda S. Coleman Dr. Evangelina Colon Dr. Deborah A. Confredo & Mr. Ralph Confredo Mrs. Eleanor Connan & Mr. Andre F. Connan Mr. Joseph P. Conte & Mrs. Maria Conte Mrs. Lisa Corner Mrs. Janis G. Courson & Mr. Russell L. Courson, III Mrs. Samantha S. Courtney & Mr. Charles E. Courtney Mr. James C. Cripps Ms. Adele Cunningham Ms. Barbara C. D'Annunzio Mrs. Sandra J. Dafoe & CAPT James L. Dafoe, USN (Ret.) Mr. David H. Davidson LTC(R) Barry F. Davis & Mrs. Linda G. Davis Dr. Jennifer L. Dearden Mrs. Debra B. Dees & Mr. Fred B. Dees, Jr. Dr. Ned R. De Journett & Rev. Sue C. De Journett Joseph OO. Dr. Joseph O. Delage, Jr. Mr. Gary A. DeLapp Ms. Carol D. Denning Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee

Ms. Leslie Deslis Ms. Emily DeVall Mr. Charles W. Dodgen Mr. Wilson Dondo & Mrs. Lirian I. Dondo Dr. Rodney C. Dorsey Mrs. Jodi S. Drew & Dr. John R. Drew Mr. Robert J. Dunne Mr. William M. Dunnigan Ms. Stephanie J. Dureau Dr. Linda E. Durham Mr. William D. Durst & Ms. Katherine Durst Ms. Mary K. Edmonds Mr. Ronald H. Eng & Mrs. Heide Eng Dr. Grady K. Enlow & Ms. Valerie J. Dollar Mr. Charles M. Evans, Jr. & Mrs. Kimberly A. Evans Mrs. Jeannette C. Evans & Mr. C. Houston Evans Mrs. Melanie A. Evans & Mr. Robert J. Evans Mrs. Jo Ellen Falany & Mr. Curtis E. Falany, P.E. Dr. Charles E. Farley & Ms. Beverly J. Farley Mrs. Blanca N. Fernandez-Siegel Mr. Douglas L. Fisher Ms. Judith S. Flanigan & Rev. Jerry E. Flanigan Ms. Linda H. Fleming & Mr. John S. Fleming Dr. Ricky L. Fleming Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Ms. Melissa K. Forehand, L.M.T. Ms. Harriet A. Foucher Dr. Nancy C. Fowler Mrs. Joy C. Frank, Esq. & Mr. James W. Frank Dr. Alton D. Franklin & Dr. Elda E. Franklin Ms. Wendy L. Freedman Ms. Beverly B. Frick Ms. L. Kathryn Funchess Ms. Amelia G. Furman Miss Ann D. Gainey Dr. Juanita Gaston Professor Larry J. Gerber Ms. Beverly W. Gibson Mr. Kieran J. Gifford Ms. Christine S. Girod & Mr. Caesar O. Girod Ms. Judy R. Goldman, Esq. & Dr. Joel H. Goldman Mrs. Diana M. Gonzalez & Mr. Carlos Gonzalez Mr. Terence M. Goodwin Ms. Susan G. Granger Mrs. Maija R. Gray Ms. Laura Gayle Green Dr. Philip W. Griffin Ms. Julie J. Griffith Mrs. Tina M. Haddon

Mrs. Lindsay W. Hager & Mr. Alfred B. Hager Mr. L. Victor Hajos Dr. Michael J. Hanawalt & Dr. Justine K. Sasanfar Dr. Carl B. Hancock & Dr. Julia E. Hancock Mr. Matthew S. Harmon Mr. C. Ted Harris, Jr. Dr. James O. Harris & Mrs. JoElla L. Harris Dr. Natholyn D. Harris & Mr. Ronald A. Harris Mrs. Martha Reaves Head & Mr. John Head Ms. Donna H. Heald Dr. David M. Hedgecoth Mr. Jerome G. Heilbronner Ms. Marjorie H. Hendon Ms. Terry S. Herrera Mr. Brinton Hevey Mrs. Marilyn D. Hicks & Mr. Claude W. Hicks, Jr. LTC(R) Jerry O. Hill & Mrs. Roberta P. Hill Mr. Patrick B. Hill & Ms. Corlis T. Hill Mrs. Nan C. Hillis & Mr. Mark Hillis Mr. Jonathan R. Hinkle & Ms. Dorothy E. Hinkle Mr. Todd S. Hinkle VADM (R) Gordon S. Holder & Mrs. Pat A. Holder Mr. Richard D. Hopkins Hot Shots Paintball Ms. Jane E. Hughes Ms. Mary C. Hunter Mr. Carlton L. Ingram Mrs. Sarah M. Ingram & Mr. David H. Ingram Dr. James A. Jensen & Mrs. Diane Jensen Dr. Alexander E. Jimenez & Ms. Dawn M. Jimenez Mrs. Dorothy P. Johnsen & Dr. Russell H. Johnsen Mr. Charles E. Johnson, Jr. Mrs. Dorothy J. Johnson & Mr. J. Emory Johnson Mrs. Lynn B. Johnson Mr. Robert P. Johnson & Ms. Margaret M. Johnson Mr. Richard E. Joiner & Ms. Emily W. Joiner Mrs. Judith H. Jolly & Mr. E. Burke Jolly, Esq. Mr. James F. Jones & Mrs. Barbara T. Jones Mrs. Barbara A. Judd Mrs. Julie D. Judd Mr. Ronald A. Kanen Dr. Karen Detwiler Mr. Stephen A. Katona & Ms. Donna M. Katona Ms. Michelle C. Keasler Mr. Jeffrey S. Keesecker Mrs. Charlene H. Kelly

Ms. Erica W. Kelly Dr. Kirby W. Kemper & Ms. Margaret-Ray Kemper Ms. Kimberley W. Kincaid & Mr. David N. Kincaid Ms. O. Dean Kindley Mr. Dennis G. King, Esq. Mr. James C. Kirk Mrs. Calista A. Koch & Mr. Ben L. Waddy Mr. Jeffrey Koontz Mr. Joseph H. Kraft Mr. Joseph C. Kraus Dr. Richard L. Kravchak, Jr. Mr. Alfred A. Krombach, II Mr. John M. Kuehn Ms. Leila N. LaCrosse & Mr. James P. LaCrosse Mrs. Bonna A. Larson & Mr. Randolph B. McCartney Rev. Ronald Z. McCreary & Mrs. Elaine W. McCreary Rabbi Enid C. Lader & Dr. Harry J. Lader Professor Don L. Latham, Jr. Captain Thomas P. Licostie Ms. Sarah A. Lienemann Dr. Benjamin P. Lieser Mrs. Kay J. Luger Dr. Eric R. Maddox & Mrs. Mona K. Maddox Mr. William S. Majors Miss Violet C. Mandese Mr. William C. Manley & Ms. Gayle Manley Mr. George R. Mannheimer & Mrs. Julie B. Mannheimer Dr. Richard J. Martorano & Mrs. Ann E. Martorano Mr. Ronald P. Mattern & Ms. Linda H. Mattern Dr. Sandra L. Matthes & Dr. Lloyd J. Matthes Mr. Joseph A. McGlothlin, Esq. & Mrs. Gail L. McGlothlin Dr. Robert C. McKibben Mrs. Elsa L. McKinney, Esq. & Dr. Meredith L. McKinney Mrs. Rosa N. Mcnaughton, Esq. & Professor David A. McNaughton Mrs. Christine M. Mentzer & Mr. Timothy M. Mentzer Mrs. K. Patricia Meredith & Dr. Michael Meredith Ms. Leslie R. Mille & Mr. Keith J. Mille Ms. Barbara A. Miller Mrs. Stefania Moehring Ms. Etta W. Money Mr. Carl G. Monson Ms. June C. Montgomery Mr. Ralph F. Moore Mr. Wesley F. Moore Ms. Marjorie M. Morgan Mrs. Ann J. Morrow & Mr. Donald C. Morrow



FRIENDS & SUPPORTERS Dr. Gayle E. Muenchow & Mr. Richard S. Hopkins Ms. Kathryn A. Muldoon Dr. Arthur L. Mulick & Ms. Shelly C. Mulick Mr. Kelly P. Murnin & Mrs. Mary Suchyta Dr. Kenneth C. Murray & Mrs. Jane M. Murray Dr. Sean P. Murray Mrs. Terry S. Nadeau Dr. Charles B. Nam Ms. Amy Nathanson Heaney Dr. Jenifer E. Neale Ms. Patricia K. Neely Mrs. Evan M. Neidringhaus & Mr. Richard J. Neidringhaus Mrs. Sharon E. Nelson Ms. Sara K. Nodine Mrs. Pam Odonnell Mrs. Jennifer L. Oister Mrs. Martha J. Onate & Mr. Claro O. Onate Ms. Sandra L. Palmer Ms. Cynthea S. Panzarino & Mr. Chris Panzarino Ms. Ann E. Parker Mr. James H. Pennington & Mrs. Mary J. Pennington Ms. Linda H. Peters Ms. Shelley Peters Ms. Barbara A. Petersen Dr. Christopher A. Pfaff Mr. David A. Phillips Ms. Merrill L. Poliner Dr. Ann M. Porter & Mr. Don I. Williamson, Jr. Ms. Karalee Poschman Mr. Clyde M. Powell Ms. Anna P. Price & Dr. William E. Price Dr. Harry E. Price, II Ms. Mary Anne Price Dr. Robert D. Pritchard, II & Mrs. Elsie T. Pritchard Ms. Sherrill W. Ragans & Mr. James W. Ragans Dr. Penny A. Ralston, Ph.D. Ms. Catherine Raymond & Mr. Allan Raymond Dr. Florence A. Reaves Mrs. Amy J. Recht & Mr. John M. Recht, Jr. Mrs. Courtney C. Rees & Mr. John H. Rees Ms. Eileen W. Reynolds Dr. Paul D. Reynolds & Ms. Rina H. Reynolds Ms. Ellnora A. Riecken Mrs. Mary H. Ringe Dr. George T. Riordan & Ms. Karen E. Clarke Mrs. Jeanne M. Ristad Ms. Dorothy S. Roberts & Mr. Doug D. Roberts Mrs. Marcella S. Roberts & Mr. Eric S. Roberts

Mr. Douglas B. Rohan & Mrs. Julia M. Rohan Professor Francis J. Ryan, Jr. Mr. John Ryor & Ms. Carol M. Ryor Mr. Ken Saginario Ms. Nancy E. Sanderbeck Mrs. Carolyn Y. Sauer-Adams & Mr. Leonard P. Adams, II Mr. Charles G. Schenck & Mrs. Marion F. Schenck Ms. Amie Schilling Ms. Linda C. Schmidt Ms. Traci Schuman Mr. Gene T. Sellers & Ms. Connie A. Sellers Dr. Christiana M. Shaw CAPT Bennett H. Shelfer, Jr. & Mrs. Baxter B. Shelfer Mr. Michael H. Sheridan & Ms. Judy W. Sheridan Mrs. Maureen K. Shown Dr. Carl N. Shull & Mrs. Dorothy H. Shull Ms. Sue A. Shuttleworth Mrs. Laurie A. Siegel Mr. Michael J. Sloderbeck & Mrs. Prudence M. Sloderbeck Ms. Marjorie M. Smelt Dr. A. Byron Smith & Mrs. Barbara J. Smith Ms. Marjorie W. Smith Mr. Sergio O. Smith & Ms. Janice S. Smith Dr. W. Alan Smith & Ms. Dee Ann Smith Ms. Betty L. Soderholm Dr. Gita Soltani Mrs. Eileen F. Sperl-Hawkins & Mr. Christopher J. Hawkins Professor Robert G. Stakenas & Mrs. Margaret L. Stakenas Dr. Myra J. Staum Mr. James R. Stevens, II Ms. Carole M. Stewart & Mr. Rick Stewart Mr. Kevin Stewart Mr. Lee E. Stewart & Ms. Ramona D. Stewart Ms. Jennifer Stockett Mrs. Judith E. Stone & Mr. James M. Stone Mr. Frank L. Stubbs Mrs. Margaret F. Stutsman & Mr. Frederick C. Stutsman Ms. Rebecca A. Sullivan Mr. Bruce T. Swann Mr. Dale L. Swartzmiller & Ms. Harriett Swartzmiller Mr. George F. Sweat & Mrs. Jackie H. Sweat Mr. William E. Sweeney & Ms. Ma'Su B. Sweeney Mrs. Jennifer A. Symonds & Mr. Earl Symonds, III Dr. Winnie S. The & Dr. William T. Halbleib Ms. Catherine Tharpe

Dr. Barbara L. Thompson & Mr. Daniel B. Campbell Mrs. Karen S. Thornton & Mr. Davey S. Thornton Ms. Dorothy J. Timm Meili Dr. Ralph V. Turner Mr. C. Richard Tuten & Mrs. Phrieda L. Tuten Mr. P. Bradley Ulrich & Mrs. Caroline J. Ulrich Ms. Mary R. Van Pelt Mr. William M. Wagner & Mrs. Carol S. Wagner Mrs. Mekel A. Wakshlag & Mr. Simon B. Hirschhorn Dr. Michael P. Walker Elizabeth J. Walters, J.D. Mr. Joseph L. Walthall & Ms. Donna L. Legare Dr. Steven W. Walter & Ms. Kristen M. Walter Mr. Mack M. Warren & Mrs. JoAnne P. Warren Mr. David S. Watson & Ms. Jane M. Watson Ms. Jane M. Watson & Mr. David S. Watson Mr. Geoffrey B. Watts & Ms. Simone L. Watts Dr. John F. Weigand Mr. Michael S. Weintraub Mrs. Kathleen H. Wendelken & Mr. William R. Wendelken, III Mr. William A. Wendt & Mrs. Sara V. Wendt Ms. Marilynn F. Wills Dr. Patricia D. Wilhoit & Dr. Michael B. Wilhoit Mrs. Mary F. Wilson & Mr. Rudy Wilson Mr. Jeffrey E. Winfield Dr. Joseph J. Wise Mr. Scott A. Woods & Mrs. Mitzi T. Woods Ms. Jean B. Young Ms. Izabel E. Zambrzycki Mr. Douglas C. Zepeda

Up to $99 Mrs. Kathleen S. Ackermann & Mr. James J. Ackermann Mrs. Lisa U. Adams Mr. Sam H. Adams, Jr. & Mrs. Norma S. Adams Ms. Jayme Agee Mrs. Barbara L. Aguirre & Mr. Hector J. Aguire Mr. Daoud S. Ahmed Mr. James G. Akridge Mrs. Suzanne N. Aldridge Mrs. Meghan T. Alfaro & Mr. Alan Alfaro Ms. Emily R. Allen

Dr. Charles P. Alley & Mrs. Kathryn E. Alley Ms. Ashley N. Anderson Ms. Bethany Anderson Mrs. Isabelle Antoine & Mr. Phillipe M. Antoine, Jr. Ms. Joy Armstrong, Esq. & Mr. Thomas J. Armstrong Mr. Brent B. Arnold & Mrs. Brenda A. Arnold Ms. Beth A. Bachman Mr. Douglas R. Baker & Ms. Jennifer M. Baker Dr. Jennie R. Band Ms. Erin L. Bandle Mr. Roland S. Banks & Mrs. Janice F. Banks Mrs. Dawn E. Barham Mr. Matthew R. Barker & Mrs. Kacy M. Barker Dr. Karl S. Barton & Mrs. Melissa A. Barton Ms. Lisa M. Bass & Mr. Jeff Bass Mr. James C. Batcheller Ms. Jill E. Batcheller Ms. Peggy R. Bazzell Drs. Marci & Glenn Beck, P.A. Ms. Deborah Y. Beers-Jones Ms. Kensley A. Behel Mrs. Kelly J. Behnke & Mr. Matthew P. Behnke Mrs. Kimberly A. Belknap Mr. Charles C. Bell Dr. Anthony Bernarducci Mrs. Jennifer M. Berrien Mrs. Sharon E. Berry Mr. Charles E. Beutel & Mrs. Janet S. Beutel Mr. Nathan J. Billy Ms. Denise Birch Ms. Chelsea S. Blomberg Ms. Julia Blomberg Ms. Mary L. Boisvere Ms. Jacqueline Bosch Dr. Judy K. Bowers Mr. Michael T. Bowers SFC(R) Bruce J. Bowler & Ms. Cathalene R. Bowler Ms. Bonny A. Bowyer Ms. Krista A. Boyd & Mr. David N. Tarquine Dr. Helen N. Boyle Mr. Hillman G. Brannon, Jr. & Mrs. Linda H. Brannon Mr. Jonathan R. Branton Dr. Janna K. Brendell Mrs. Patricia W. Bright & Mr. David W. Bright Ms. Laurie S. Broadway Mr. Charles E. Brockner, Jr. Mr. Brian R. Brown Mrs. Jennifer J. Brown & Mr. William M. Brown, Jr. Mr. Michael J. Brown Ms. Verbena Brown-Cummings Dr. John L. Bryant & Ms. Virginia L. Bryant


FRIENDS & SUPPORTERS Dr. Michael H. Buchler & Dr. Nancy M. Rogers Mrs. Evah M. Buck & Dr. Matthew D. Buck Dr. Katarzyna Bugaj Ms. Laurie L. Burlington Mr. Steven A. Burney Mrs. Angela R. Bush Mrs. Rosanne K. Bush & Mr. Leonard J. Bush Mr. Mark J. Butsch Mrs. Amy L. Callahan & Mr. Daniel J. Callahan Ms. Jaime L. Campbell Mrs. Sandra L. Campbell & Mr. David B. Campbell Mrs. Traci K. Campbell & Mr. Patrick J. Campbell Mrs. Louise M. Capellan-Adams Mr. Edwin B. Cargill Mr. John W. Carmody & Ms. Martha E. Carmody Mrs. Karen D. Caron & Mr. Richard Caron Mrs. Camille H. Carruth & Dr. Joseph E. Carruth Mr. Fredric J. Castner Dr. Peter J. Cavnar Mr. Jeffrey P. Chamlis & Mrs. Meghan S. Chamlis Ms. Courtney N. Charles & Ryan Charles Ms. Harriet R. Chase Ms. Margaret A. Chase Mr. Daniel Cherry Mrs. Shannon N. Chicerelli & Mr. Vincent J. Chicerelli Ms. Jennifer A. Christensen Ms. Charlotte C. Christopher Mr. Dominic V. Church Ms. Roberta E. Clark Dr. Mary B. Coburn & Mr. David K. Coburn, Esq. Mrs. Sandra E. Coffey Ms. Sarah H. Cohen Mr. Adam C. Collins Mr. Nicholas W. Comforter Dr. Carla J. Connors & Dr. Timothy L. Hoekman Ms. Mary Ann Crain Mrs. Linda W. Crawford Mrs. Linda F. Crew & Mr. Gary L. Crew Mr. Raymond K. Crosby Dr. Jason P. Cumberledge Mr. David K. Custis & Mrs. Joan L. Custis Mrs. Elizabeth Daly-Landrum & Mr. Henry B. Landrum, Jr. Mr. Damon H. Dandridge Mrs. Virginia A. Daniel & Mr. Nelson Daniel Ms. Carrie Danielson Ms. Linda D. Davey Mrs. Jennifer E. Delgado & Mr. Kevin D. Delgado Mrs. Virginia L. Densmore & Mr. L. Gene Densmore

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IN MEMORIAM Li nc ol n Cl a r k

Robert L . Sm it h

(19 2 6 -

(193 5 -

2 016 ), former Director of the Florida

2 017), a distinguished retired faculty

State Opera (1983-1995), passed away on

member, passed away on Sunday July 23,

April 22, 2016. During his 12-year tenure

2017. Born in Cohay Camp, Mississippi,

at Florida State University, he initiated the

Smith was the son of a Methodist pastor

doctoral degree in opera performance and

and performed in a trio with two of his

organized and led a study and performance

brothers and a quartet that included

program for American singers at the FSU Study Center in Florence, Italy. Lincoln Clark was born in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, on

their father. The quartet, accompanied by Smith’s mother, sang in camp meetings with prominent evangelists. Smith completed degrees at Millsaps College, Ole

January 6, 1926. He began his opera career as a voice student in

Miss (Master of Music) and Florida State University (Doctorate

1946, after serving in the U.S. Navy. Following music, drama,

in Music Education). He taught and had administrative

and Romance language studies at UCLA and at Los Angeles

responsibilities at Inter American University in Puerto Rico,

City College and Opera Performance at the Music Academy

where he met Amilda Tomei, whom he married in 1961. Smith

of the West, Clark won a Fulbright fellowship to the Bavarian

trained choirs that sang throughout South and Central America

State Music Academy in Munich. That led to a three-year

and traveled to Europe.

contract with the Hannover State Opera. Guest engagements

In 1977, Smith joined the faculty of the College of Music,

followed at the Hamburg State Opera, the State Opera houses

where he taught Music Theory and Ethnomusicology. He

at Braunschweig and Karlsruhe, the Munich Festival, and the

started the Center for Music of the Americas and directed

Raimund Theater in Vienna for leading tenor roles.

ensembles, including Salsa Florida, the steel pan ensemble, and

In 1974 he received a National Opera Institute grant that

the Gospel Choir. In the final years of his career, Smith worked

enabled his transfer back to the USA where he made his stage

for FSU’s International Programs. His former colleague,

directing debut with a production of Der Rosenkavalier. Over

Professor Emeritus Larry Gerber, writes: “Bob’s legacy is

the course of his career, he directed 58 productions for the opera

firmly rooted in our Center for Music of the Americas. He

companies at Seattle, Vancouver, Denver, Philadelphia, San

helped many graduate students for whom English was a second

Diego and Portland, and for the Manila Metropolitan Theater,

language achieve their degrees. He worked tirelessly to assist

where he was a regular guest director for five seasons. He won

those students. During the 90s, Bob also assisted FSU to

international praise for his direction of Wagner’s Der Ring des

establish a strong presence in Costa Rica. We are still enjoying

the Teatro del Gran Liceu in Barcelona, Spain.

him very much.” Dr. Denise Von Glahn, Coordinator of the

Nibelungen for the Pacific Northwest Festival and his Siegfried at

the fruits of that labor. Bob was a good friend, and I shall miss

Following his tenure at FSU, Clark returned to freelance

Musicology Area, notes, “When assuming the directorship of

directing and consulting. With his wife, Dr. Patricia Pease, Mr.

the Center for Music of the Americas in 2008, I learned of Bob

Clark enjoyed an 18-year engagement for a lecture series at Il

Smith’s role founding the Center. His passionate commitment

Chiostro Autumn Arts Festival in Tuscany at Dievole/Siena,

to building bridges between the university and the community


has inspired me to continue that legacy. As the CMA works each year with community partners to host visiting musicians, dancers, and scholars from around the world, Bob Smith’s spirit is alive and well.”

L a disl av Ku bík

(19 4 6 - 2 01 7), Czech-American composer and Professor of Composition, passed away as production of this issue was

concluding. Our next issue will feature an extensive reflection on Professor Kubík's life, his contribution to new music, and his lasting legacy through the work of the composition students who studied with him at Florida State University.


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