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Spring Concert Northwest Symphony Orchestra Dr. Robert Pippin – Conductor With Special Guest Artists Dr. William S. Richardson Mr. Joseph Michael Tomasso 2019 Concerto/Aria Contest Winner – Mitchell Martinez

Symphonic Band Dr. Kathryn Strickland – Conductor Benoit Gauthier and Jonah Bradford – Student Guest Conductors

Presented by Northwest Missouri State University College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts Monday, April 8, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. Charles Johnson Theatre Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building 1

Symphonic Band Jupiter (1914-1916)

Gustav Holst (1874-1934) arr. James Curnow Benoit Gauthier - Conductor

One Life Beautiful (2010)

Julie Giroux (b. 1961) Jonah Bradford - Conductor

Festival Prelude (1962)

Alfred Reed (1921-2005) Dr. Kathryn Strickland – Conductor

Northwest Symphony Orchestra Quiet City (1940)

Aaron Copland (1900-1990) Dr. William S. Richardson – Trumpet Mr. Joseph Michael Tomasso – English Horn

Hoe-Down from Rodeo (1942)

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Je suix joyeux, aria from the opera Rita (1841) Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) Mitchell Martinez – Tenor Carmen, Suite from the Opera (1874) 2. 3. 4. 5.

Georges Bizet (1838-1875) ed. Clark McAlister

The Changing of the Guard Seguidilla Habanera The Toreadors

Thank you to Dr. Jiwon Choi, who graciously donated her time to play piano on Hoe-Down! Special thanks to Alison Bagley, who assists the orchestra and Symphonic Band and helps with whatever Dr. Pippin and Dr. Strickland asks, sometimes on unfairly short notice. Also special thanks to Connor McNair, librarian for the Northwest Symphony and Mikaela Earl, librarian for the Symphonic Band. They have done a fantastic job making sure all the sheet music needs are taken care of for these ensembles, and we could not do our job making music without them. Thanks to the members of the Kappa Delta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, for their continued support of the bands at Northwest! 2

Dr. Kathryn Strickland is in her second year as the Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department, and her sixth year as Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Northwest Missouri State University. In addition to her departmental leadership duties, she oversees the Bearcat Marching Band and Northwest Pep Band, and teaches Applied Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and undergraduate music education coursework. During her time at Northwest, the Bearcat Marching Band has seen significant growth (from 135 to 180 members). Her applied students have won the Mid-Missouri Percussive Arts Trophy Contest and been selected for the Missouri All-Collegiate Percussion Ensemble, the Missouri All-Collegiate Concert Band, and the Missouri All-Collegiate Orchestra. Dr. Strickland was also awarded the Missouri Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Fall of 2017, an award presented to one faculty member at each of Missouri’s 4-year institutions. Dr. Strickland has published articles and presented conference clinics and research posters on the topics of instrumental intonation, music student motivation and retention, percussion pedagogy, and instrumental ensemble sight-reading at both the state (Louisiana and Missouri) and National levels, including the NAfME Biennial Conference. She also co-created the RTPTC, or Real-Time Pitch Tracker and Corrector, a computer program designed to teach instrumentalist’s intonation skills via real time auto-tuning. A veteran teacher of 13 years in the public schools of Louisiana, Dr. Strickland served as a board member of the Louisiana Music Educators Association. She is active as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician of marching bands, concert bands, and percussion groups of all ages. Dr. Strickland currently serves as Missouri State Chair for the National Band Association, and is a member of NAfME, MMEA, Phi Beta Mu, CBDNA, and the Percussive Arts Society, in addition to being an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi. Dr. William S. Richardson directs jazz ensembles and teaches trumpet at Northwest Missouri State University, where he has taught since 1999. He serves as Dennis C. Dau Endowed Professor of Music, the first endowed professorship in the institution’s history. A Fulbright Scholar, he was Visiting Professor of Trumpet at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, Latvia, in 2010. A member of the trumpet sections of the Saint Joseph (MO) Symphony Orchestra and the Saint Joseph Big Band, Richardson lives in Maryville with his wife Niki, daughters Sarah and Leah, and dog Pearl (loti stabils genijs). Dr. Richardson is a product of music education in Missouri, having graduated from Lee's Summit High School and participating in Missouri All-State Bands in 1987 and 1988. He holds degrees from Central Missouri State University (BME), Florida State University (MM-Trumpet Performance), and the University of Texas at Austin (DMA-Trumpet Performance). His primary trumpet teachers were Neal Seipp, David Aaberg, Bryan Goff, and Raymond Crisara. Richardson is co-faculty advisor of the Upsilon Chi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. A member of the International Trumpet Guild, he is a Conn-Selmer artist/clinician, performing Bach Stradivarius, Bach Artisan, and Conn Vintage-One instruments. His affiliation with Northwest Missouri State University has taken him to Austria, China, England, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, and Japan. 3

Mr. Joseph Michael Tomasso is a multi-instrumentalist teaching and performing in the Northwest Missouri area. He has performed with the Omaha Symphony, Saint Joseph Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Gainesville Orchestra and recently been a featured soloist with the Central Missouri Bandmasters Association. In 2017 he toured Europe with the American Chamber winds and can be heard on their most recent album Radix Tyranis (2018). Mr. Tomasso can also be heard as a member of the oboe trio “2X3” and on their respective album, Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (2018). Additionally, he was the first American to win AGIMUS (associazione musicale giovanile musica) Padua International Music Competition (2011), and the first saxophonist to win multiple categories. Mr. Tomasso is currently serving in his second year as an Assistant Professor of Music at Northwest Missouri State. Previously he was a visiting lecturer in saxophone at the University of Florida, and held graduate teaching assistantships at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and University of North Carolina Greensboro. He holds degrees from the University of Illinios Urbana Champaign, University of North Carolina, University of Florida, and is currently finishing his Doctorate at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Dr. Robert Pippin is Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Music Education, Director of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and is Co-Director of the Northwest Summer Music Camp. A veteran public school educator, Robert taught high school band for thirteen years, while remaining an active performer in Colorado and Wyoming. He was a tenured member of the Fort Collins Symphony, and was in demand as a freelance artist in classical, jazz, and chamber music in the Rocky Mountain Region. Immediately prior to his appointment to Northwest, Robert was Director of The Johns Hopkins University Wind Ensemble, and assistant conductor for the Peabody Wind Ensemble while pursuing the Doctor of Music degree at the Peabody Conservatory. His applied students have been selected to the Missouri All-Collegiate Band, All-Collegiate Orchestra, and have been awarded graduate assistantships. Robert completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Band Conducting at Peabody, studying with Dr. Harlan Parker. While in residency at Peabody, he held the Graduate Assistantship in Wind Conducting, and the Graduate Assistantship in Music Education. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education, and a Master of Music in Conducting from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Robert studied conducting with Dr. J. Steven Moore, Wilfred Schwartz, and Dr. Michael Schaff; and studied low brass with Dr. Robert Brewer. In recent years, Dr. Pippin has been a performer and clinician with bands, orchestras, and jazz ensembles in Colorado, Missouri, Maryland, and Idaho – conducting honor bands, clinics, and adjudication for music events. Robert is co-faculty advisor of the Upsilon Chi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and is a member of NAfME, MMEA, CBDNA, MoASTA/ASTA, MBA, the Conductors Guild, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Mitchell Martinez is a 21-year-old tenor from Orrick, Missouri. He is a senior vocal music education major who is set to graduate in the spring of 2020. His singing career started in musical theater in 2010 as the Mayor in Meridith Wilson’s The Music Man. From there, he sang in several annual musicals including West Side Story, Little Shop of Horrors, and In the Heights. Mr. Martinez began his classical singing career in 2013 under the tutelage of Jayson Moll. In the remainder of his high school career he would receive multiple superior ratings at MSHAA district and state solo/small ensemble festival, be invited to perform at various venues, and sing as a member of the 2015 MMEA All-State Choir. Currently, Mr. Martinez studies voice with Dr. Stephen Town and choral conducting with Dr. Brian Lanier. In addition, he is conducting with the University Choral on their spring concert, teaching private voice lessons, and is the Music Director and Fraternity Education Officer of ΦΜΑ Sinfonia Fraternity. 4

Northwest Symphony Orchestra Personnel Flute William Licop, BME – Platte City, MO *# Reba Bowen, BME – Excelsior Springs, MO Marissa Glidewell BME – St. Joseph, MO Bassoon Jared Carlton, BME – De Soto, KS * Melody Willemsen, BS – Kansas City, MO Bass Clarinet Megan Watkins, BS – Kearney, MO Trumpet Kaila Stigler, BS / BA, Kansas City, MO *# Brandon Sconce, BME – Kansas City, MO Delaney Lynam, BS – Omaha NE Percussion Kaleb Hascall, BME – Kansas City, MO * Aidan Ervin, BME – St. Joseph, MO Jeremiah Price, BME – Bethany, MO Michael Sears, BA – Platte City, MO

Oboe Madi De Boer, BS – O’Fallon, IL * Rylee Norman, BSED – Lee’s Summit, MO Clarinet Alexi Fournier, BME, Ankeny, IA* Hannah Richter, BS, BA – Atlantic, IA+ Horn Kyle Fitzgerald, BA – Kansas City, MO * Scott Martin, BME – Kansas City, MO Grace Roby, BME – Plattsmouth, NE Riley Butterfield BS – Papillion, NE Trombone Chris Frisby, BA – Platte City, MO* Coby Brogan, BME – Gallatin, MO Bass Trombone Colton Butcher, BME – Platte City, MO Tuba Christian Hockman, BA – Gladstone, MO

Violin I Concert Master Josiah Akers, BA – Gentry, MO Associate Concert Master Amber Schrader-Matthies, BA – Smithville, MO Angel Trinh, BS – Lincoln, NE Viola Megan Clasen, BS – Chesterfield, MO * # Daniel Harris BS – Kansas City, MO Double Bass Josh Miller, BA – Kansas City, MO *# Andrew Holmes, BS – York, NE Piano Dr. Jiwon Choi

Violin II Kelly Nowack, BS – Dubuque, IA *# Tara Hunt, BS – Kansas City, MO Korbin Heater, BME – St. Joseph, MO Dominique Brooks, BS – Shawnee, KS Angelik Rodriguez – BME – Omaha, NE Cello Mary Evelyn Aguilera, BME – Blue Springs, MO* Abbey Braak, BS – Omaha, NE Dakota Hild, BA – Kansas City, MO * Principal + Assistant Principal # Graduating, Student Teaching in the fall, or unable to play next year for professional reasons


Symphonic Band Personnel Flute Reba Bowen Sydney Stewart Marisa Drake Emily Haberer Kayla Meade Daphne Bergren Francesca Infranca Ashlyn Kralik Makenzie Hartman Hannah Cline Alto Saxophone Brennen LaMastres Tysen Stine Hannah Johnson Amber Imperiale Richard Roveto Jensen Meyer



Tenor Saxophone Joshua Ratley Parker Schwartz Danielle Henry


Baritone Saxophone John Taylor Zachariah Durbin


Percussion Josh Dillman Alicsa Wilson Bailey Hopkins Benoit Gauthier Kimberly Shriver Nichlolas Austin Dylan Linch


B-flat Clarinet Alexandria Fournier Aubria Ray Natasha Helme Laura Mott Maile Johnson Kayla Belshe Bailee Smothers Amanda Horne Rilee Smothers Cheyenne Bird Alexandria Loeber


Trumpet Michael Ford BS Tiler Brooks BSEd Ashley Ball BME RaeAnne Hopkins BME John Rupert BS Dylan Opoka BA Parker Worden NW Alumi William Anderson BS McKayla Fellers BS Jaci Uhlman BA Trombone Chris Frisby Connor McNair Titus Weinzierl Joshua Westover Makayla Strong Sean Thibodeau Elliott Tuttle Stephen Burke Brandon Carey Liam Masland Christian Hockman


Oboe Alison Burski


Bassoon Jared Carlson Tré Chavez


Bass Clarinet Megan Watkins Tyson Jackson


Contra Clarinet Elizabeth Peterson


Horn Scott Martin Elizabeth Skelly Andrew Bowman Anthony Maldonado Seth Harmon Jacqueline Lingle Riley Butterfield Tori Hascall Alison Bagley Ashley Silligman


Euphonium Tristen Miles Ryan Edwards Alex Kocher Isabelle Steinhagen Andy Schmidt


Tuba Wesley Nelson Blaine Sirna Jasmyn French Hailey Rosemann David Clark


Northwest Administration Dr. John Jasinski – President Dr. Jamie Hooyman – Provost Dr. Michael Steiner – Associate Provost of Undergraduate Studies; Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Dr. Kathryn Strickland – Chair, Fine and Performing Arts Dr. William Richardson – Dennis C. Dau Endowed Professor of Music / Assistant Chair 6

Northwest Music Faculty Alyssa Bell – Violin, Viola John Bell – Director of Wind Symphony, Music Education Dr. Debra Brown – Music Education Dr. Jiwon Choi – Collaborative Pianist Dr. Rebecca Dunnell – Flute, Musicology Andrea Stanton – Horn Dr. Ernest Kramer – Piano, Harpsichord, Music Theory, Composition Dr. Brian Lanier – Madraliers, Celebration Show Choir, Univ. Chorale, Music Education Matthew McGrory – Cello, Double Bass Andrew Morales – Percussion Dr. Anthony Olson – Piano, Organ Dr. Sheila Phillips – Applied Voice Dr. Robert Pippin – Director of Orchestra, Low Brass, Music Education Dr. William Richardson – Trumpet, Jazz Studies Dr. Pamela Shannon – Applied Voice Dr. Kathryn Strickland – Director of Athletic Bands, Percussion, Music Education Joseph Tomasso – Reed Woodwinds, Composition, Foundations of Theory Dr. Stephen Town – Tower Choir, Applied Voice, Music Theory

Northwest Summer Music Camp June 9 – 14, 2019


Coming Events Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. Studio Jazz Ensemble The Pub – Downtown Maryville Free Admission Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. Faculty Recital: “All For Not – A Concert of Music NOT Written for Trombone” Dr. Robert Pippin and Dr. Jiwon Choi Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. Wind Symphony Concert With Special Guests – Platte County High School Wind Ensemble Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. Northwest Celebration Spring Show Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts Sunday, April 28, 3:00 p.m. Tower Choir / University Chorale Concert Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts


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