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UK Opera Theatre, UK Symphony Orchestra, and UK Chorale played a key role in “Our Lincoln” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. UK Wind Ensemble completed a ten-day concert tour of China. UK Symphony Orchestra performed with Arlo Guthrie to a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall in New York City and recorded music from that concert on a commercial CD. In the past four seasons the UK Symphony Orchestra has produced commercial recordings on Naxos and Albany labels. The UKSO has also performed in concert with legends Lynn Harrell, Gil Shaham, Mark O’Connor, and Sarah Chang. UK Opera Theatre premiered Thomas Pasatieri’s new opera Hotel Casablanca, with Mr. Pasatieri in attendance, and later recorded the opera for Albany Records to great acclaim. UK Opera premiered River of Time, by UK faculty members Joseph Baber and James Rodgers.
UK Chorale toured the Bahamas under the auspices of the Minister of Culture. UK Men’s Choir performed at the Intercollegiate Male Choruses (IMC) National Seminar in Oxford, Ohio and at the ACDA Southern Division Convention in Louisville. UK Women’s Choir made their second European tour and was featured at the MENC National Convention in Milwaukee and ACDA Southern Division Convention in Louisville. UK Jazz Ensemble was one of only two collegiate bands invited to perform at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. UK Percussion Ensemble was the featured ensemble at Percussive Arts Society International Competition for an unprecedented third straight time.
UK Trumpet Ensemble opened for the New York Philharmonic Brass concert at the International Trumpet Guild Conference. The UK School of Music received three gifts of over a million dollars: UK Opera Theatre received a $1,000,000 contribution from William E. Schmidt, for renovation of the Schmidt Vocal Arts Center and contributed to the Schmidt Opera Outreach Program. UK Symphony Orchestra is the recipient of a $1.5 million dollar endowment through the generosity of the Keeneland Foundation and Maker’s Mark. A $1 million grant from the Lucille Little Foundation for a Music and Health Initiative with UK HealthCare, which is being matched 3 to 1 for a total of $3,000,000.
These are only some of The UK Wildcat Marching the highlights since 2007 Band performed at the opening featured within this report! ceremonies of the Ryder Cup in See how the School of Music Louisville. came to be ON FIRE! UK Trumpet Quintet took Fourth Place at the National Trumpet Competition in Washington, D.C.
UK Ensembles Perform at the
For the 200th anniversary of Abraham
and the Lexington Singers Children’s Choir
Lincoln’s birth, more than 375 performers
directed by Lori Hetzel. Metropolitan Opera
and technicians traveled from Kentucky
stars Angela Brown and Greg Turay and
in February 2009 to perform a special
world-renowned fiddler Mark O’Connor
presentation of Our Lincoln at the Kennedy
joined the ensembles, and Kentucky-born
Center in Washington, D.C. The University
journalist Nick Clooney emceed the evening.
of Kentucky School of Music played a major role in this event co-produced by UK Opera Theatre director Everett McCorvey and Virginia Carter, Director of the Kentucky Humanities Council. The concert featured the UK Symphony Orchestra led by John Nardolillo, members of UK Opera Theatre and the American Spiritual Ensemble directed by Everett McCorvey, the UK Chorale and the Lexington Singers led by Jefferson Johnson,
Portions of UK Professor of Composition Joseph Baber’s new opera River of Time, about Lincoln’s early years in Kentucky, were performed along with Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait.
UK Wind Ensemble Tours in
The University of Kentucky Wind Ensemble,
Distilled in Kentucky: Premieres from the
under the direction of Dr. John Cody
Bluegrass State. The ensemble performed
Birdwell, toured and performed in the Peopleâ€™s
concerts for thousands of Chinese citizens in
Republic of China for two weeks in May
the cities of Suzhou, Changzhou, Yangzhou,
2008 as the Asian nation prepared to host the
and Beijing, with the final concert taking
world at the Beijing Summer Olympics. The
place in the stunning new concert hall built
UK Wind Ensemble was the only American
specifically for the Military Band of the
collegiate music ensemble to receive the
Peopleâ€™s Liberation Army in Beijing. The
invitation from the US-China Cultural
musicians also had opportunities to visit
and Educational Foundation. UK garnered
many historical sights including Tiananmen
this prestigious invitation as a result of the
Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great
excellence of its CD release,
Wall of China.
UK Symphony Performs in
The University of Kentucky Symphony
Appalachian Spring. The rest of the evening
Orchestra (UKSO) appeared in New York’s
featured Guthrie and the UKSO performing
famous Carnegie Hall at the invitation
songs from the album, In Times Like These,
of legendary folk artist Arlo Guthrie in
which was recorded in March 2006. After the
November, 2007. Guthrie invited the
performance, The New York Times featured
orchestra to perform with him during his
the orchestra and director John Nardolillo
annual holiday concert that featured the
in an article, and the concert received major
orchestra performing Leonard Bernstein’s
coverage from the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Overture to Candide and Aaron Copland’s
UK Opera Theatre
UK Opera Theatre (UKOT) and UK Symphony “It’s a Grand Night for Singing!” attracts more Orchestra (UKSO) released its recording of
than 6,000 people annually during its six
Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus on Albany
performances in June.
Records in 2010. UK Opera Theatre Director Everett McCorvey UKOT and UKSO gave the first university
was named producer of the opening and closing
performance of Thomas Pasatieri’s Hotel
ceremonies for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian
Casablanca (2007) and the world premiere of
Games (2010), recognized as a Kentucky Star
Joseph Baber’s and James W. Rodgers’ River of
Awards Winner (April 2009), interviewed on the
national Bob Edwards Weekend show (Spring 2009), elected to the UK Board of Trustees
UKOT and UKSO performed on the original
(2008), elected to serve on the board of directors
cast recording of Thomas Pasatieri’s Hotel
for the National Assembly of State Art Agencies
Casablanca for Albany Records. The CD
(2007), and was named Vice-Chair of the
received excellent reviews in Opera News, Fanfare Kentucky Arts Council (2008). magazine, and American Record Guide (2008). UK held a renaming dedication of the Koinonia House, changing its name to the William E. Schmidt Vocal Arts Center, thanks to the million-dollar contribution of Mr. Schmidt (2008).
UK Symphony Orchestra
Since 2007 UKSO has performed in concert
UKSO released a CD of George Frederick
with legendary artists Sarah Chang, Lynn
McKay’s Epoch: An American Dance Symphony
Harrell, Gil Shaham, Mark O’Connor, and Arlo
on the Naxos American Masters Series
Guthrie. Itzhak Perlman and Marvin Hamlisch
(2008). It was the number one downloaded
are scheduled to perform with the orchestra
classical recording September, 2008, on
during the 2010-2011 season.
classicsonline.com. UKSO also recorded two operas with UK Opera Theatre: Die Fledermaus
UK Symphony Orchestra is the recipient of a
(2010) and the world premiere recording of
$1.5 million dollar endowment through the
Thomas Pasatieri’s Hotel Casablanca (2008).
generosity of the Keeneland Foundation and Maker’s Mark. Building on the past success of
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear took the
the Maker’s Mark/Keeneland charitable bottle
stage with the UKSO to perform as narrator in
series that supports projects at the University of
a performance of Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln
Kentucky, the endowment is funded from the
sale of bottles signed by Coach Rich Brooks and Coach John Calipari.
UK Choral Ensembles Since 1993 UK Choirs have been invited to
UK Women’s Choir was featured at the Music
appear at more than twenty music education
Educator’s National Convention in Milwaukee
conferences. Four different choirs have received
and the ACDA Southern Division Convention
in Louisville (2008).
UK Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Dr.
UK Chorale, under the direction of Dr.
Jefferson Johnson, has been invited to perform
Johnson, toured France (2010), performed at
at the National Convention of the American
the Kennedy Center (2009), and toured the
Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in
Bahamas under the auspices of the Minister of
Chicago in March 2011. The chorus has
performed at the Intercollegiate Male Choruses National Seminar at Miami University in
Over 2,000 people attend UK’s holiday Collage
Oxford, OH (2010) and at the ACDA Southern
concert each December.
Division Convention in Louisville (2008). Lori Hetzel was honored as “A Teacher Who Making its second European tour, the UK
Made a Difference” by the UK College of
Women’s Choir, under the direction of Dr. Lori
Hetzel, toured Italy, singing for a mass at the Vatican (Rome) and concerts in Montecatini, Florence, Bologna, Padua, and at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice (2009).
UK Bands In addition to its prestigious tour of China, the UK Wind Ensemble (UKWE), under the direction of Dr. John Cody Birdwell, has provided numerous outstanding opportunities for its students: UKWE performed the world premiere of
UKWE has shared the stage with a variety
GO! by Grammy award-winning saxophonist
of internationally recognized conductors,
and composer Bob Mintzer (2009). UKWE
composers and guest artists during the past
recorded GO! – The Music of Bob Mintzer in
several years including: Michael Colgrass, David
2009, with the composer appearing as soloist.
Maslanka, John Mackey, Carter Pann, Bob Mintzer, James Curnow, Lowell Graham, and
UKWE was one of five university concert bands
invited to perform at the College Band Directors National Association Southern Division
UK Symphony Band, under the direction of
Conference at the University of Mississippi
George Boulden, performed at the Kentucky
Music Educators Conference in Louisville (2008, 2010).
UKWE’s compact disc Distilled in Kentucky –
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Premieres from the Bluegrass was nominated for
UK Wildcat Marching Band, under the
Grammy consideration by Mark Recording
direction of Carl Collins, performed at the
opening ceremonies of the Ryder Cup in
on Mintzer throughout his life. Rhythm of the Americas has been performed in several countries including the United States, Germany, Brazil, and England.
University of Kentucky Wind Ensemble
Credits Performance Recordings: Singletary Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall, University of KY
Premieres from the Bluegrass State
Louisville (2008) in addition to performances at the Music City Bowl in Nashville (2007, 2009)
Recording Engineer: David Henderson
and the Liberty Bowl in Memphis (2008).
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UKWE recorded several new wind band compositions by native Kentucky composer James Curnow as part of a series of compact discs to be released by the Salvation Army (2009).
Since 1995 the UK Jazz Ensemble has twice won The OSLAND/DAILEY Jazztet’s debut the “Outstanding Band” Award at the Notre
recording Evidence received critical acclaim,
Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival and five times at
worldwide airplay, and a recommendation for a
the Elmhurst Jazz Festival— two of the oldest,
Grammy nomination by Sea Breeze Jazz (2009)
most prestigious collegiate competitions in the country.
Five UK Jazz students won three prestigious DownBeat Magazine’s 31st Annual Student
Five recordings from the UK Jazz Department
Music Awards: David Harper (only college
have been recommended for Grammy
winner in the Classical Soloist category); Angie
nominations, and five recordings have received
Ortega (co-winner of the Jazz Vocalist category);
“4-star” reviews from DownBeat Magazine.
and UK Mega-Sax with David Harper, Joe Carucci, Chris Strange, and Brad Grable were
The UK Jazz Ensemble was invited to perform at the prestigious annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago (2008). The OSLAND/DAILEY Duo, consisting of Miles Osland (saxophone) and Raleigh Dailey (piano), was featured in an article and on CD in Saxophone Magazine (2009).
co-winners in the College Jazz category (2008).
UK Percussion UK Percussion Ensemble was named one of
Brian Nozny, DMA candidate, received
the three collegiate winners of the Percussive
commissions from such notable groups as NEXUS
Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble
and the Denkyem Percussion Group, resulting in
Competition (PASIC) and featured on a showcase
international premieres in Canada and Costa Rica.
concert at PASIC in Columbus, OH (2007). This is the third time in a row that the group has
UK Percussion DMA Students Andy Bliss, Brad
received this prestigious invitation.
Meyer, and Brian Nozny participated in the US premiere of John Luther Adam’s Inuksuit in 2010.
UK Percussion Group performed by invitation at the 2010 PASIC Convention in Indianapolis, IN
Alex Harmon, senior BM, performed Jim Casella’s
and the 2008 PASIC in Austin, TX.
Prime Ordinals during the PASIC Convention, Indianapolis, IN (2009).
Professor James Campbell, Director of Percussion Studies, was named to the Drum Corps
Danny Hawkins, MM candidate, won First
International Hall of Fame (2008), Provost’s
Place in the Collegiate Division Solo Marimba
Distinguished Service Professor of Music (2007),
Competition at the PASIC Convention, Austin,
and “A Teacher Who Made A Difference,” by the
UK College of Education (2009 and 2007). Brad Meyer, DMA candidate, was named Front Ensemble Manager for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps (2010), and served as Caption Head for the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (2009). Brian Mason (DMA 2009) was named the Music Percussion Coordinator and Designer for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, CA (2008).
Andy Bliss (DMA 2008, MM 2006) performed
He was also accepted in the residency program
with his chamber group “Base4” at the PASIC
for the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at
Convention in Columbus, OH (2007). He was
the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art,
also invited to adjudicate the Thailand Drumline
North Adams, MA (2007).
Contest (Bangkok, 2008) and was named Front Ensemble Caption Head for the Madison Scouts
Davy Anderson, senior BM, was accepted
Drum and Bugle Corps (2007-08).
into the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) at the New England
Brian Archinal (senior BM) was one of only fifteen Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA (2007). musicians from around the globe selected for the Northeastern University Fusion Arts Exchange
Colin Campbell, senior BM, received an
(NU-FAX), an educational exchange program
“Outstanding Soloist” award at the 40th Annual
sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau Elmhurst College Jazz Festival (2007). of Educational and Cultural Affairs (2008).
UK Winds and Brass UK Trumpet Quintet won Fourth Place at the
UK Trumpet Sextet won Third Place the
National Trumpet Competition in Washington,
National Trumpet Competition in Washington
UK Trumpet Ensemble was invited to open for
Professor Skip Gray won the first Clifford
the New York Philharmonic Brass concert at
Bevan Award for Meritorious Work in Low
the International Trumpet Guild Conference
Brass Scholarship from the International Tuba
Euphonium Association (ITEA) (2010).
The UK student horn quartet “Cors d’Amour”
Alexandre Ferreira, DMA trombone
won the Horn Quartet competition at the
performance, received a Fulbright Fellowship
International Horn Society’s annual Southeast
Horn Workshop (2009). Elizabeth McDonald, undergraduate tuba performance major, was the Concerto Winner at the prestigious Aspen Summer Music Festival (2008) and received First Place in the Artist Division Tuba Solo Competition at the Leonard Falcone International Tuba-Euphonium Festival (2007). John-Morgan Bush, undergraduate French “Up Top,” UK’s student clarinet quartet, won
Horn performance major, won Second Prize
First Place in the Macauley Chamber Music
in the solo competition of
the 40th International Horn Society Annual Symposium
UK Thoroughbred Brass Quintet won Second
in Denver. This award was
Place in the International Brass Chamber Music
the top honor in the student
Society Competition (2008).
category. No first prize was awarded (2008).
UK Strings Benjamin Karp, Associate Professor of
Verdi String Quartet won Second Place in the
Violoncello, was invited to serve as a Visiting
college division of the 15th annual Macauley
Artist in Cello Performance at Indiana
Chamber Music Competition (2010).
University (2009-2010). Students in the string area have had Deborah Lander, Assistant Professor of Viola,
opportunities in the past four years to coach
was nominated for election to the Executive
with Sarah Chang, Lynn Harrell, Mark
Board of American Viola Society (2009) and is
Oâ€™Connor, Gil Shaham, and members of the
the Founding President of the Kentucky Viola
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
Society (2009). Niles String Quartet won First Place in the college division of the Macauley Chamber Competition (2008), was invited to study at the Banff Festival in Canada, and coached with members of the Juilliard String Quartet in New York (2008).
UK Keyboard Irina Voro, Associate Professor of Piano, received Tamara Bustamante and Seunghee Lee (DMA a Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition
piano students) performed and taught at the
Award, awarded annually to only 130
Second International Piano Festival in Vitoria,
teachers nationally from nominations by their
outstanding students (2009). Clinton Davis (BM piano) was selected as a Schuyler Robinson,
UK Gaines Scholar for the academic year
Professor of Organ
2008-09 and presented the 15th annual Edward
T. Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the
served as daily
Humanities at UK (2009).
organist for a ten-day residency in Lincoln
Seunghee Lee was a semi-finalist for the
International Grieg Society Festival and
(2009). This was
Competition at Rollins College (2008).
his sixth England cathedral organist residency, which included
Jennifer Ku (DMA piano) made her Carnegie
Westminster Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral, and
Hall Debut recital in Weil Recital Hall (2008).
St. Paulâ€™s Cathedral, London. Tamara Bustamante and Paula Galama (DMA Alan Hersh, Professor of Music, published A
piano students) were selected to participate in
Pianistâ€™s Dictionary: Reflections on a Life, with
the Prague International Master Classes (2007).
Hamilton Books (2010). Undergraduate piano major Laura Goepper was Kim Scott (DMA piano) was awarded an
the First Place Winner at the KMTA Bluegrass
American Scandinavian Foundation Grant for
Young Artist Piano Competition (2007).
research in Finland during 2007. Her doctoral study examining the piano music of Eino
UK Piano Duo Laura Goepper and James Friley
Rautavaara earned her a Fulbright Foundation
(undergraduate piano majors) won First Place at
Award for further research during 2010-2011.
the KMTA Bluegrass College Piano Ensemble Competition (2007).
UK Voice Associate Professor Cliff Jackson was named
Since 2007 UK vocal students have been
Vocal Coach of the Year by Classical Singer
winners in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions:
Kentucky District: Eric Brown, (2009), Christopher Conley (2008), Amanda Balltrip
Noemi Lugo, Professor of Voice, received a
(2008), Afton Battle (2008), Hannah Smith
Fulbright to research and perform in Brazil
(2007), and Christopher Conley (2007)
(March 2009) and won the University of
Tennessee District: Brandy Lynn Hawkins (2007)
Kentucky Provostâ€™s Award for Outstanding
Regional: Afton Battle (2008)
Teaching (2008). UK presents Schmidt Vocal Youth Competitions In its fifth year, the Alltech Vocal Scholarship
in ten US locations: San Diego (CA), Oxford
Competition conceived by Dr. Pearse Lyons,
(OH), Lexington (KY), Greencastle (IN),
founder of Alltech, helps attract voice students
Sarasota (FL), Atlanta (GA), Potsdam (NY),
to UK from all over the world.
New Orleans (LA), Nashville (TN), and Morgantown (WV).
UK Academics Music Education, Musicology & Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, Music Therapy UK School of Music in partnership with UK
Yawen Ludden (Ph.D. Musicology) received a
HealthCare received a $1,000,000 grant from
Fulbright award to China to research the Beijing
the Lucille Little Foundation to establish
Opera during the Cultural Revolution (2010).
the Lucille Caudill Little Performing Arts in HealthCare Program and to create the first
Nikos Pappas (Ph.D. Musicology) was the first
graduate Music Therapy program in Kentucky
doctoral student from a southern university
in the last twenty years to win the prestigious American Musicological Society 50 Fellowship
Jonathan Glixon, Professor of Musicology, was
(2007). He also won the dissertation completion
named Provostâ€™s Distinguished Service Professor
fellowship from the ACLS/Mellon Foundation
of Music (2010) and received one of four UK
and the Dena Epstein Award from the Music
Research Professorships (2008).
Library Association. In addition he received two Reese Fellowships, one from the American
Ron Pen, Associate Professor of Musicology,
Bibliographic Society and the second from the
won the Distinguished Service Award of the
American Antiquarian Society (2008).
Society for American Music (2009). Christine Carucci (Ph.D. Music Education) was Kevin Holm-Hudson, Associate Professor of
awarded a prestigious position with the Perpich
Music Theory, published Genesis and The Lamb
Center Arts Integration project in Minneapolis,
Lies Down on Broadway, Ashgate Publishing
Group (2008). David Sogin, Professor of Music Education, was elected to the editorial board of the String Research Journal and nominated for Outstanding Achievement in String Research Award (2010).
John Jacob Niles Center for American Music Because the show continues to produce and air weekly broadcasts, the Niles Center and the UK Library’s Special Collections and Digital The Niles Center, through the leadership of its director Ron Pen, has acquired the Woodsongs Archives, including 110 boxes of digital sound materials, posters, scripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and video images. From its origins before an audience of twenty in 1998 to weekly sold-out audiences of 400 in Lexington’s Kentucky Theater today, the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour is now broadcast by over 400 stations in thirty-six countries.
Programs are committed to ensuring that additional shows continue to be added to the archive. Each fall semester, the Niles Center presents the Appalachia in the Bluegrass Concert Series, featuring the nation’s most respected and influential traditional musicians. Folk artists performing to standing-room-only audiences in the Niles Gallery over the last few years have included: J. D. Crowe, Alice Gerrard, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Lee Sexton, Howard Levy, Red State Ramblers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Don Pedi, Gloria Belle, Martha Scanlan with Trevor and Travis Stewart, Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz, Dónal Maguire, and more.
The radio show has featured a remarkable array of grass roots American vernacular expression, including Jean Ritchie, Odetta, Ralph Stanley, Nickel Creek, John Hammond, Mike Seeger, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Riders in the Sky, Roger McGuinn, and many others.
New Faculty Ten new professors have joined the UK School of Music in the past four years, five of whom filled new positions in band, ethnomusicology, jazz, viola, and music therapy in conjunction with UK HealthCare. Carl Collins (Assistant Professor and Director of the Wildcat Marching Band) M.A. University of Iowa
Lori Gooding, (Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of the Music Therapy Program) Ph.D. Florida State University
Donna Kwon (Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology) Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Deborah Lander (Assistant Professor of Viola) Ph.D. University of Newcastle, Australia
Raleigh Dailey (Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano) Ph.D. University of Kentucky
Elizabeth Arnold (Assistant Professor of Voice) D.M.A. College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
Michael Baker (Assistant Professor of Music Theory) Ph.D. Indiana University
Karen Bottge (Assistant Professor of Music Theory) Ph.D. University of Wisconsinâ€“Madison
Angelique Clay (Assistant Professor of Voice) D.M.A. University of Kentucky
Cynthia Lawrence (Endowed Professor of Voice) M.M. University of Colorado, Boulder, and Metropolitan Opera star
UK School of Music Faculty & Staff As Director of the UK School of Music, it gives me great pleasure to recognize the talented and dedicated faculty and staff who have ignited this fire! ADMINISTRATION Benjamin Arnold, Director of School of Music
WOODWINDS Nancy Clauter, Associate Professor of Oboe
Peter Simpson, Assistant Director of School of Music
Gordon Cole, Associate Professor of Flute
Lance Brunner, Director of Graduate Studies
Lisa Osland, Lecturer of Saxophone
Gordon Cole, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Miles Osland, Professor of Saxophone
ENSEMBLES John Cody Birdwell, Director of Bands George Boulden, Associate Director of Bands Carl Collins, Assistant Director of Bands, Director of Wildcat Marching Band Raleigh Dailey, Director of Jazz Lab Band Lori Hetzel, Associate Director of Choral Activities Jefferson Johnson, Director of Choral Activities Everett McCorvey, Director of UK Opera Theatre John Nardolillo, Director of Orchestras Miles Osland, Director of Jazz Studies
STRINGS Elaine Cook, Instructor of Harp Dieter Hennings, Lecturer of Classical Guitar Benjamin Karp, Associate Professor of Violoncello Margaret Karp, Instructor of Violin
Deborah Lander, Assistant Peter Simpson, Associate Professor Professor of Viola of Bassoon Daniel Mason, Associate Professor of Violin Scott Wright, Associate Professor of Clarinet Karl Olson, Instructor of Double Bass BRASS Mark Clodfelter, Associate KEYBOARD Professor of Trumpet Raleigh Dailey, Assistant Professor David Elliott, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies of Horn Alan Hersh, Professor of Piano Skip Gray, Professor of Tuba and Vicki McVay, Lecturer of Piano, Euphonium Director of the Piano Preparatory Program Dale E. Warren, Associate Professor of Trombone Schuyler Robinson, Professor of Organ and Harpsichord, Director PERCUSSION of Sacred Music Program James B. Campbell, Provostâ€™s Irina Voro, Associate Professor of Distinguished Service Professor Piano of Music, Director of Percussion Studies
Stephen Penn, Vocal Coach, JAZZ STUDIES Raleigh Dailey, Assistant Professor Lecturer of Opera of Jazz Piano Marc Schlackman, Lecturer of Opera, Production Supervisor Lisa Osland, Lecturer of Saxophone MUSIC EDUCATION Miles Osland, Professor of W. Harry Clarke, Associate Saxophone, Director of Jazz Professor of Music Studies Lori Gooding, Assistant Professor, Director of Music Therapy VOICE, OPERA, AND CHORAL MUSIC Lori Hetzel, Associate Professor of Elizabeth Arnold, Assistant Choral Music Education Professor of Voice David Sogin, Professor of Music Dennis Bender, Associate Education Professor of Voice Joan Stansbury, Instructor of Angelique Clay, Assistant Music Education Professor of Voice Cecilia Wang, Professor of Music Lori Hetzel, Associate Professor of Education Choral Music Education Cliff Jackson, Associate Professor of Vocal Coaching, Head Vocal Coach Jefferson Johnson, Professor of Choral Music Cynthia Lawrence, Endowed Chair of Voice Tedrin Lindsay, Vocal Coach, Lecturer of Opera Noemi Lugo, Professor of Voice Everett McCorvey, Professor of Voice, Lexington Opera Society Endowed Chair of Opera Nan McSwain, Adjunct Vocal Coach
MUSIC THEORY AND COMPOSITION Joseph Baber, Professor of Composition
MUSICOLOGY & ethnomusicology Lance Brunner, Associate Professor of Musicology Beth Glixon, Instructor of Musicology Jonathan Glixon, Provostâ€™s Distinguished Service Professor of Music, Professor of Musicology Diana Hallman, Associate Professor of Musicology Donna Kwon, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology Ronald Pen, Associate Professor of Musicology, Director of John Jacob Niles Center for American Music STAFF SUPPORT Joanne Filkins, School of Music Student Affairs Officer Kris Gilbert, Opera Business Officer
Michael Baker, Assistant Professor of Music Theory
Jennifer Lemmings, Business Affairs Officer
Karen Bottge, Assistant Professor of Music Theory
Tiffany Mattingly, Assistant Business Affairs Officer
Richard Domek, Professor of Music Theory
Dwight Newton, Coordinator of Marketing, Recruitment, Web Manager
Kevin Holm-Hudson, Associate Professor of Music Theory
Vicki Pendleton, Band Staff Support Associate Carol Ranta, Music Staff Support Associate Joan Rue, Opera Program Coordinator
The Friends also sponsor the annual UK School of Music Benefit Concerts, held at the end of each academic year to celebrate the pinnacle of achievement by our outstanding students.
The Friends of the University of Kentucky School of Music support and serve the interests of the School of Music by promoting the highest quality of instruction, music research, and performance.
All alumni and friends interested in the continued success of the School of Music are invited to join. Membership Levels:
The Friends host the Sunday Salons series, with music by our award-winning students and faculty, accompanied by wine and food served in some of the area’s most elegant homes.
$100 Special Friend
$60 Family Friend
$40 Individual Friend
The chief fundraising event for the Friends is the Moonlight dinner dance held in unique venues, including R. J. Corman’s airplane hangar, horse farms (Pin Oak, Gainesway, and Donamire) and the famous yet mysterious CastlePost on Versailles Road.
$20 UK Faculty/Staff
$10 UK Student
To join, send a check along with your name, address, phones, and email address to: Friends of the UK School of Music P.O. Box 69 Lexington, KY 40506 The Friends of the University of Kentucky School of Music is a non-profit organization and all membership contributions are fully tax deductible.
The Lexington Opera Society (LOS) and UK Opera Theatre (UKOT) are household words among the arts patrons in the Bluegrass. LOS is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting opera in the Bluegrass and the UKOT. LOS produces the annual fund-raising event, Prelude to “It’s A Grand Night For Singing,” supports the Schmidt Opera Outreach Program—a program in schools all across the Commonwealth, and hosts the popular Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions each fall and the Regional Auditions every third year. For more information, please visit www.lexingtonopera.com or write to: Lexington Opera Society P.O. Box 8463 Lexington, KY 40533-8463
UK School of Music Benefit Concerts since 2007
2007 Celebration of Leonard Bernstein: 50th Anniversary of West Side Story 2008 To Russia With Love including Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky 2009 Beethoven Symphonies No. 1 and No. 9 2010 Berlioz Requiem
Moonlight Galas since 2007 2007 2008 2009 2010
R.J. Corman’s Gainesway Farm CastlePost Donamire Farm
UK Bands, Alumni & Friends UK Bands, Alumni & Friends is dedicated to providing generous support for the UK Bands as they grow and develop into the 21st century. Membership is open to all who value the educational benefits, proud traditions, thrilling performance experiences, and lifelasting memories and friendships associated with the UK Bands. Alumni, students, friends, professionals, scholars, and all members of the Big Blue Nation are encouraged to join in supporting the University of Kentucky Bands. To join please mail your membership donation to University of Kentucky Bands, Alumni and Friends, 33 Fine Arts Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0022. UK Band Fellows ($10,000 and up) Director’s Circle ($5,000 - $9,999) Benefactor ($2,500 - $5,000 Bandmaster ($1,000 - $2,499 Big Blue ($500 - $999) Wildcat ($250 - $499 Commonwealth ($100 - $249 Alumni / Friends ($40 - $99)
“The School of Music has been very quietly garnering incredible national and international attention for the university,” Provost Kumble Subbaswamy said. “The School of Music’s successes have been nothing short of spectacular.” (Lexington Herald-Leader, May 19, 2008)
Highlights of accomplishments by the University of Kentucky School of Music 2007-2010