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THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF MUSIC Winter 2016

Faculty NEWS Abbey Dvor ak, assistant professor of music education and music therapy, recently presented at the American Music Therapy Association National Conference in Sandusky, Ohio. Her presentations included an AMTA Research Committee Presents invited presentation Student Engagement in Research: Developing Skills through Experiential Learning, and a presentation with music therapists Deborah Spiegel, Lindsey Landeck, and Marie Lesiak called DBT-Informed Music Therapy: Clinical Interventions and Research Applications. In addition, Kendall Joplin, MME ‘16 and MT-BC, and Dvorak had the paper “A Survey Exploring the Current State of Censorship in Adult Psychiatric Music Therapy Practice” accepted for publication in Music Therapy Perspectives.  Sar ah Frisof, associate professor of flute, was a guest artist on the New York Flute Club series, presenting a recital on Dec. 4. In November,

she performed Joel Puckett’s Shadow of Sirius Concerto with the Dallas Winds in the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.  Also, Frisof, Vince Gnojek, professor of saxophone, Eric Stomberg, professor of bassoon, and Stephanie Zelnick, associate professor of clarinet, presented clinics to the woodwind students at F.L. Schlagle High School in the Kansas City, Kansas school district on Nov. 18. Band director Reginald May hosted the group. The students had the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about their instruments from woodwind specialists.  In October, Dan Gailey, director of jazz studies, performed as a featured guest artist and gave master classes at the China Modern Jazz Education

Festival in Shanghai and the Hong Kong International Jazz Education Festival. The China Modern Jazz Education Festival took place at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with a final performance at the Shanghai Centre Theatre that also included NEA Jazz Master and legendary saxophonist Dave Liebman. Also that month, Gailey was composer-in-residence and guest conductor with the University of New Hampshire’s 3 O’Clock Jazz Band. The residency included the world premiere of his new composition Broken Cycles, which was commissioned by UNH as part of the Seiler Commissioning Project. Nate Jorgensen, BM ‘99 and DMA ‘10 in saxophone, is the director of jazz studies at UNH. In August, Gailey was commissioned to write a big band arrangement of Bill Evans’ composition Very Early for Grammy-winning clarinetist Eddie Daniels. He conducted the premiere performance of the arrangement at ClarinetFest 2016 at the Lied Center with Daniels performing with an allstar big band.  Melissa Gr ady, assistant professor of music education and music therapy, conducted the South Central KMEA Women’s

Cover Photo: On Nov. 13, the KU School of Music presented “The Music that Unites Us,” a concert at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, featuring the KU Symphony Orchestra, KU Choirs and soloists and F.L. Schlage Choir and students from Haskell Indian Nations University.

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Honor Choir on Dec. 3. Grady taught public school in the South Central district for 11 years, so it was an opportunity to work with her former district.  Christopher Johnson, professor of music education and music therapy, presented the paper Impact of Music Program Participation on Students’ School Engagement Academic Success: The Use of Structural Equation Modeling to Investigate Theoretically Causative Relationships at the 2016 World Arts Education Summit in Hangzhou, China. 

Paul W. Popiel, director of bands, conducted the high school honor band at the University of Central Arkansas on Dec. 1 and 2. He also gave a rehearsal clinic to the Blue Valley West High School Wind Ensemble prior to their shared concert with the KU Wind Ensemble at the Lied Center on Nov. 9. Popiel’s concert with the KU Wind Ensemble featured soloists Joey Tartell on trumpet and Han Wang on piano, as well as music by composer-in-residence Kevin Walczyk.  Ketty Wong, associate professor of ethnomusicology, presented the paper Ballroom Dancing in China: Sport or Social Dance? Sinification of a Western Dance Expression at the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 10 to 13. She also chaired the session of the Latin American and Caribbean section. 

Debr a Hedden, professor of music education and music therapy, doctoral student Jenny Potter and undergraduate student K atie Jacobsen directed the KU Youth Chorus for a performance during the Chancellor’s Holiday Reception on Dec. 15 at the Adams Alumni Center.  Martin Nedbal, assistant professor of musicology, published the paper “František Šír’s First Czech Translation of Mozart’s Final Opera Buffa and the Reception of Così fan tutte in Prague 1791-1831,” in the Czech theater studies journal Czech Theater Review. Part of the article is an edition of the first Czech translation of Lorenzo da Ponte’s Così fan tutte. The translation was thought to be lost, and Nedbal transcribed it from an old manuscript conducting score, possibly used by Mozart himself in 1791, that he discovered in a Prague archive.  Br ad Osborn, assistant professor of music theory, has been named the KU Center for Undergraduate Research’s featured mentor. Mentoring two firstgeneration college students through the Emerging Scholars program, Osborn collaborates with these students to analyze visual and musical elements in 1990s music videos.  Colin Roust, assistant professor of musicology, gave two invited lectures in Upstate New York. He spoke on An Ultramodernist Goes Pop: Georges Auric and Pop Culture from the 1950s to the 1970s on the Musicology Colloquium Series at the University at Buffalo and Georges Auric and the Transformations of Copyright Law, 1945–1978 on the Musicology Colloquium Series at SUNY Fredonia. 

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Associate professor of clarinet Stephanie Zelnick’s new fulllength album Diversions, released this year, was reviewed in The Clarinet, a International Clarinet Association journal. Among the accolades given, the review noted “the Poulenc Sonata here displays Zelnick’s crystal clear tone and beautifully shaped phrases. The delicate passages of the ‘Romanza’ movement are navigated with seamless legato and are beautifully expressive, yet stylistically fitting.” Also praised was Zelnick’s premiere of the clarinet arrangement of Erwin Schulhoff’s Hot Sonata, for which the reviewer noted “the meandering and casual cool that Zelnick achieves evokes the mood and feeling of a street cafe in Paris” and goes on to state “each note is shaped with care and warmth so that Zelnick’s full range of color effortlessly shines through.”

Student NEWS R affaele Cipriano, doctoral student in orchestral conducting, was the guest conductor of the Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City for a “Christmas Pops” concert on Dec. 11 at the Grand Avenue Temple in Kansas City. The repertoire included Giovanni Gabrieli’s brass music for double chorus, Arcangelo Corelli Christmas Concerto for strings, and Christmas Carols for full orchestra. 

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Melissa Cummins, a doctoral student in musicology, has accepted a position on the musicology faculty at Sam Houston State University, beginning January 2017. 

group presented the same program at Blue Valley High School. The KU Saxophone Quartet I members are: Nick May, soprano saxophone; Bennett Johnson, alto saxophone; Maxwell Rohlf, tenor saxophone; and Chris Agnew, baritone saxophone. Agnew is a graduate of Louisburg High School and Rohlf is a graduate of Blue Valley High School. The 2016 Vespers program on Dec. 4 featured the saxophone quartet playing holiday favorites in the lobby of the Lied Center before both performances. 

Upcoming Events JANUARY JAN. 20

BRASS ENSEMBLE

The Beta Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, pictured above, won the 2016 Theta A Province Collegiate Chapter Award, the 2015- 2016 Region II Collegiate Chapter Award and the Katherine Becker Collegiate Chapter Achievement Award for the 2015-2016 fraternity year. These awards represent recognition of excellence on the province, regional, and national levels. Described by Province Officer Ginger Patterson as hardworking, dedicated, energetic young women, the chapter has also been recognized for their philanthropic and fundraising efforts and their continued support of the national objectives on both the national level as well as in the local campus community.  The Lawrence Intergenerational Choir performed their Winter Follies concert Dec. 3 to a full house at the Senior Resource Center of Douglas County. The choir is a collaboration between adults in the community and music therapy and music education undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Music. Students included Natalie Bonding, Hannah Depriest, Melissa Gillespie, Jenna Goscha, Lauren Helms, Kolby Koczanowski, Tina Minor, Sar ah Morris, Mary R a ab, and Amanda Sipes. Songs were arranged, accompanied and conducted by the students with supportive accompaniment by the community members. This ensemble, led by Deanna Hanson-Abromeit, associate professor of music education and music therapy, is an opportunity to build relationships with community members and share the benefits of life-long experiences in music. Community members need no prior experience in music. The choir meets on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. each semester. Students interested in joining the choir for the spring semester can contact Hanson-Abromeit.  The KU Saxophone Quartet I under the direction of Vince Gnojek, professor of saxophone, prepared a varied program for public school band students. On Dec. 1, band director John Cisetti and the 140 band students at Louisburg High School hosted them. On Dec. 15, the

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

JAN. 24

TUBA-EUPHONIUM ANNUAL NEWCOMER CONCERT

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

JAN. 26-29 KU OPERA:

BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL

7:30 p.m. | Baustian Theatre

Tickets at the door or (785) 864-3436

JAN. 30

VISITING ARTIST: SETH MORRIS, FLUTE

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

FEBRUARY FEB. 3

VISITING ARTIST: NINO SANIKIDZE, PIANO WITH KU VOICE STUDENTS

FEB. 4*

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

KU WIND ENSEMBLE & JAZZ ENSEMBLE I (PRAIRIE WINDS)

FEB. 5

PRAIRIE WINDS CONCERT

7:30 p.m. | Lied Center

12:30 p.m. | Lied Center

FEB. 7

VISITING ARTIST: JERRY YOUNG, TUBA

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall FEB. 9 CELLO STUDIO RECITAL 7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

FEB. 14 KU JAZZ COMBOS 7:30 p.m. | Ingredient - 947 Massachusetts St. FEB. 15

KU WIND ENSEMBLE

7:30 p.m. | Lawrence High School

FEB. 16 GRADUATE HONOR RECITAL 7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall FEB. 18*

SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center

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FEB. 20*

UNIVERSITY BAND & SYMPHONIC BAND

MAR. 16

7:30 p.m. | Lied Center

FEB. 23

NEW MORSE CODE WITH MIKE TRUESDELL & GAL FAGANEL

MAR. 16

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

FACULTY RECITAL: PAUL STEVENS, HORN

5 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

VISITING ARTISTS: JACK UNZICKER, BASS & MARTHA WULVOORD, VIOLIN

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

FEB. 25

VISITING ARTIST: H2 SAXOPHONE QUARTET

MAR. 17

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

FEB. 26

MAR. 28* KU JAZZ ENSEMBLE I WITH KNEEBODY 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center

VISITING ARTIST: EXIT 128, COMPOSITION

2:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall FEB. 26 TRIO AMICAL 7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall FEB. 28

VISITING ARTISTS: DAVID SULLIVAN & ELIZABETH GRAY, FRENCH HORNS

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

MARCH MAR. 1

MAR. 29

VISITING ARTIST: RUSSELL MILLER, PIANO, WITH KU MUSIC STUDENTS 7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

UNDERGRADUATE HONOR RECITAL 7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

MAR. 30

VISITING ARTIST: KC LYRIC OPERA RESIDENT ARTISTS

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

APRIL APR. 1

VISITING ARTIST: MARTIN KATZ, PIANO WITH KU VOCAL STUDENTS

MAR. 3 MAR. 4

JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT I JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT II

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

7:30 p.m. | Woodruff Auditorium Kansas Union Tickets at the door or (785) 864-7469

MAR. 5

SUNFLOWER BAROQUE

2:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

MAR. 5

FACULTY RECITAL: KIP HAAHEIM, COMPOSITION 7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

MAR. 6 VISITING ARTIST: NORA LEWIS, OBOE 5 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

KU CHORAL FESTIVAL: JOY OF SINGING

3 p.m. | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts free admission but tickets required. see kauffmancenter.org or (816) 994-7222

APR. 4

COMPOSITION, BASSOON & OBOE COLLABORATION CONCERT

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

APR. 5

FACULTY RECITAL: HANNAH COLLINS, CELLO

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

APR. 6

WORLD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES

APR. 7

LANGSTON HUGHES PROJECT WITH RON MCCURDY

7:30 p.m. | Lawrence Arts Center

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

MAR. 8* KU WIND ENSEMBLE 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center

APR. 9

MAR. II

Recital Hall

4 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

APR. 10

MAR. 12

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

VISITING ARTIST: BONITA BOYD, FLUTE

KANSAS VIRTUOSI: “STATUESQUE” WITH JOYCE CASTLE & JAKE HEGGIE

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

MAR. 13

SYMPHONIC BAND CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall MAR. 14*

MAR. 15

KU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center

KU WIND ENSEMBLE AT CBDNA

8:30 p.m. | Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts

VISITING ARTIST: BORROMEO STRING QUARTET 7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall p.m. | Swarthout TUBA-EUPHONIUM CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

APR. 11

KU HORN ENSEMBLE & TROMBONE CHOIR

5 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

APR. 11

KU SAXOPHONE QUARTETS

APR. 12

KU PERCUSSION GROUP WITH GUEST ARTIST ANDY BLISS

APR. 13

KU FACULTY JAZZ COMBO

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

7:30 p.m. | Lawrence Arts Center

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APR. 15

HELIANTHUS CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE

APR. 18*

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

KU WIND ENSEMBLE 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center

KU JAZZ COMBOS

APR. 21, 27, 29 APR. 23

KU OPERA: DON GIOVANNI

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

7:30 p.m. | Crafton-Preyer Theatre 2:30 p.m. | Crafton-Preyer Theatre Tickets at the door or (785) 864-3982

APR. 24

FACULTY RECITAL: PHILIP KRAMP, VIOLA

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

APR. 25*

UNIVERSITY BAND & JAZZ ENSEMBLES II

MAY 2*

KU SYMPHONIC BAND

MAY 3

TUBA-EUPHONIUM CONSORT

APR. 20

MAY

7:30 p.m. | Lied Center

APR. 30 KU CHOIRS 2:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall APR. 30 COLLEGIUM MUSICUM 7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

7:30 p.m. | Lied Center

7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall

MAY 3*

PALOS NUEVOS: FLAMENCO/JAZZ PROJECT KU JAZZ ENSEMBLE I & KU DANCE DEPARTMENT

7:30 p.m. | Lied Center free admission, no tickets necessary

MAY 4

KU YOUTH CHORUS

5:15 p.m. | 328 Murphy Hall

All events subject to change. Please visit music.ku.edu for the latest event information. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. * All Lied Center concerts are livestreamed at music.ku.edu/livestream Tickets at lied.ku.edu or 785-864-2787

Warmest greetings and best wishes this holiday season from the KU School of Music. Enjoy our holiday video greeting featuring the talents of the KU Symphony Orchestra by visiting https://music.ku.edu/happy-holidays-ku-school-music.

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