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UK Friends of Music Monthly Newsletter

November 2019

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES UK Wind Symphony November 24, 3:00pm Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall The UK Wind Symphony will present a concert on November 24, sharing the stage with the Milford High School Wind Ensemble (directed by UK Alumnus Dr. Tim Dailey). The concert program will include works by Viet Cuong, Paul Hindemith, Jaromir Weinberger, and more. Tickets can be purchased through the Singletary Center Ticket Office. The UK Symphony and Concert Bands will take the stage on November 17 (3:00pm, SCFA Concert Hall), and will perform works by Morton Gould, Samuel Barber, Satoshi Yagisawa, and more. Admission is complementary.

Collage: A Holiday Spectacular December 7, 2:00pm and 7:30pm; December 8, 3:00pm Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall Rejoice in the holiday spirit with the 22nd annual Collage! Celebrated vocalists and musicians from the UK School of Music and the Lexington Singers Children's Choir perform holiday favorites from close to home and around the globe, conducted by UK Director of Choirs, Dr. Jefferson Johnson.

Looking Ahead‌ UK Symphony Orchestra December 5, 7:30pm | Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall Friends of Music Holiday Salon December 14, 4:30pm | Home of SoM Director Stanley & Heidi Pelkey Jazzy Xmas December 17, 7:30pm | Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall


SCHOOL OF MUSIC HAPPENINGS UK Choirs Welcomes Guest Composer

Student News

The UK Choirs were pleased to have guest composer Elaine Hagenberg on campus from October 22 through October 24. During her residency, Hagenberg worked with the UK Women’s Choir, UK Chorale, and UK Choristers, and the Lexington Singers Children’s Choir. She also presented a masterclass on choosing texts and conveying meaning through text. The UK Women’s Choir, directed by Dr. Lori Hetzel, particularly enjoyed the visit from Ms. Hagenberg; the ensemble has commissioned a work from her to be completed in 2021, and they are performing two of her pieces on their upcoming concert “Words that Heal” (November 1, 7:30pm, SCFA Recital Hall). Learn more about Elaine Hagenberg online at elainehagenberg.com

Students are over halfway through the fall semester. In addition to balancing classes, lessons, and concerts, a number of students choose to participate in conferences around the country to further their education in their field. Shareese Johnson (1st year, PhD Musicology) attended “Four Generations of American Scholarship on Russian Music” in September 2019 at Indiana University. The conference was a celebration of Malcolm Brown’s 90th birthday. Shareese chose to attend this conference because her research interests lie in Disability Studies in Music and Russian Vocal Music. Luciano Medina (sophomore, BM Music Performance) was selected to participate in the Collegiate All-Star Percussion Ensemble at the 2019 Percussive Arts Society International Convention, which will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana in November 2019. Luciano looks forward to meeting other percussionists from different backgrounds and getting to perform at the premier percussive arts event in the world.

UK Alumni at The Metropolitan Opera Eight UK School of Music alums (pictured, left) have made their Metropolitan Opera Debut this season in the MET’s Production of ‘Porgy and Bess.’ The production ran September 23-October 16, 2019 and will return to the stage from January 8-February 1, 2020.

Don’t Forget Your Concert Tickets! Friends of Music members are eligible for 2 tickets to your choice of select School of Music concerts*. Please call (859) 257-4900 and ask for Carrie or email carrie.matheny@uky.edu to place your order. Please include any seat preferences and how you would like to receive your tickets (box office, postal mail, or email). The Music office is open M-F 8:00am-4:30pm *excludes operas, Collage, Grand Night, & Singletary Signature Series. Tickets for these productions can be purchased separately through the Singletary Center.

UK Friends of Music (859) 257-4900 105 Fine Arts Building Lexington, KY 40506 Finearts.uky.edu/music/friends


RECRUITMENT AND OUTREACH UK Faculty Brass Quintet The UK Faculty Brass Quintet is comprised of the UK brass faculty plus one graduate student teaching assistant: Jason Dovel (trumpet), Allie Woodbury (trumpet), Margaret Tung (horn), Bradley Kerns (trombone), and Matthew Hightower (tuba). Committed to education and outreach, the quintet frequently performs throughout Kentucky and the surrounding states. The ensemble has recently been awarded an SEC travel grant which will fund trips to the University of Arkansas, Louisiana State University, University of Alabama, and University of Georgia to present recitals and master classes. The quintet will perform a preview concert for their upcoming tour on November 6 at 1:00pm in the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall. Admission is complimentary.

School of Music Faculty Faculty from all areas of the School of Music have been connecting with students across the state of Kentucky. From August through October Professor George Boulden travels across the Commonwealth to work with high school marching bands as they prepare for upcoming performances and competitions. The bands get the benefit of his years of experience as a music educator and adjudicator, and Professor Boulden enjoys maintaining his connection with band programs in the area. This fall he has worked with music programs in Bourbon County, Boone County, Harrison County, Henry County, Madison County, and Powell County. As the high school band programs finish the marching band season, Professor Boulden will begin scheduling guest conducting sessions to work with the concert bands. Boulden shares, “I really enjoy the chance to work with the high school musicians and their directors. It keeps me up to date with what is going on in the marching band activity, and I have the opportunity to make the group better. It’s a wonderful feeling to leave the rehearsal and know that I helped the band to improve, and in the process had a great time.” Professor Cynthia Lawrence-Calkins has recently worked with students at The School for the Creative and Performing Arts, presenting a 2-hour masterclass where she worked with 4 seniors. The event allowed Professor Calkins to share information about UK with the students in attendance, and she will be working with those who showed interest to coordinate shadow days or other visits to campus. She also has recently had 4 students from SCAPA middle school attend her studio class, where they were able to experience what it is like to study voice at the collegiate level.

Focus on Graduate Education “The value of having a teaching assistantship is to gain more experience from established faculty members at UK. Through this, [I] can learn, lead and teach others in areas of interest. It is a tremendous honor to be selected for this opportunity.” Sahng-Wan Philip Choi Graduate Teaching Assistant MM, Viola Performance (2020)


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Friends of Music November 2019 Newsletter  

A publication for the Friends of the University of Kentucky School of Music, an advocacy and support organization.

Friends of Music November 2019 Newsletter  

A publication for the Friends of the University of Kentucky School of Music, an advocacy and support organization.

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