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Boyer Faculty News Winter/Spring 2018


STEVEN ZOHN  (Music Studies/Music History) will present a plenary lecture, “Morality and the ‘Fair-Sexing’ of Telemann’s Faithful Music Master,” at the February meeting of the Western Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. In April he will perform with Night Music (, of which he was recently named Co-Director, and in May he will perform Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at Cornell University. He continues his work as co-editor of the journal Eighteenth-Century Music, and is currently writing a book entitled The Telemann Compendium for the Boydell Press.

CHERYL DILEO (Music Therapy). Refereed lectures/workshops at the following universities and training programs:
1) Loyola University, New Orleans
2) Chluagonkorn University, Bangkok
3) Institute for Music, Art and Process, Victoria, Spain, March
4) Luca at the Lemmensinstitut, Leuven, Belgium
5) International Association for Music and Medicine Conference, Barcelona, Spain
6) Institute for Music, Art and Process, Vitoria, Spain, June
7) Core4 Addictions Conference, FL
8) Nordic Conference for Music Therapy, Stockholm, Sweden
9) International Music Therapy Conference, Temple University
10) Consortium Meeting of 8 music therapy research universities, Cape May, NJ

JAN  KRZYWICKI (Music Studies/Music Theory) The Spring will include two Krzywicki premieres:Capricciofor string orchestra for Chamber Orchestra FIRST EDITIONS,  andArabesques de près et de loinfor flute, violoncello and piano for Dolce Suono Ensemble (completed at the MacDowell Colony last Fall while on study leave).Five Lyricsfor flute and piano will be performed in Rock Hall by Mimi Stilllman on February 11, whileCatching Light(performed by Ensemble Echappe, Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor) andAlchemyfor solo piano (Matthew Bengtson) will receive New York performances.

Krzywicki conducted Network for New Music in performances on January 21 (Visual Music, including improvisation) at the University of the Arts and on April 8 (American Creations) at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts as part of its ArtMusic II season devoted to theinterrelationship of visual images and music, and a special concert on April 29 (Notes of Thanks) in honor of Linda Reichert’s retirement as artistic director.

MARK FRANKO (Dance)  is happy to report that Choreographing Discourses: A Mark Franko Reader is now in press at Routledge. The Reader brings together 15 articles written over the last 30 years, an oral history interview and a critical introduction by Alessandra Nicifero. In December, Franko was a member of the jury for the habilitation defense of Frédéric Pouillaude in the Philosophy of Aesthetics Department of the Sorbonne (Paris), and he participated in a panel on adaptations of Monteverdi’s dramatic madrigals -- “Monteverdi at 450: Experiments in Sound, Image and Movement” -- at the Italian Academy, Columbia University. He was happy, and even somewhat relieved, to see the publication of his edited volume The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment, which includes his introduction: “The Power of Recall in a Post-Ephemeral Era” and the contributions of 30 authors.

Franko also published two articles and one book chapter, all of which have been under development for about six years:

“Serge Lifar and the Question of Collaboration with the German Authorities under the Occupation of Paris (1940-1949),” in Dance Research 35/2 (Winter 2017): 218-257

“Epilogue to an Epilogue: Historicizing the Re- in Danced Reenactment,” in Handbook of Dance and Reenactment (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), 487-504

“The Conduct of Contemplation and the Gestural Ethics of Interpretation in Walter Benjamin’s ‘Epistemo-Critical Prologue’” in Performance Philosophy Volume 3, No. 1  (2017): 92-107

(Vocal Arts/Voice & Opera) performed an evening of Maurice Wright's works including selections from his new opera on January 31. Performing in an all Brahms concert with Boyer Colleagues Lauren Cohen, Kathryn Leemhuis, Ted Latham and Jean-François Proulx (Brahms Four Serious Songs and Op. 112.) Co-organizing Feb. 11 GPNATS teacher's winter workshop "Navigating the Solo Voice in the Choral Environment." With Boyer colleague Paul Rardin organizing "One Voice, Two Worlds, A Symposium on the Solo Voice in the Choral Setting" at Temple University on Feb. 23.

(Jazz Studies [trumpet]/Instrumental Studies)
Performances/clinics/master classes
January – Jazz Education Network Conference, TX; Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, NY; With Dick Oatts at Topkea Jazz Workshop; Oregon Jazz Festival; Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival, VA; Temple University Jazz All Star concert, Jazz at Lincoln Center,NY.

February – Clayton Brothers, Jazz Cruise; Willie Jones III; Colorado State University; Lionel Hampton Festival, ID.

March – Newberry College, SC; Clayton Brothers, France; Terell Stafford Quintet, Clayton State University, GA; Tarleton University Jazz Festival, TX.

April - Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival, St. Louis, MO; Swing Central, GA; Terell Stafford Quintet, Philadelphia; Clayton Brothers, Canada.

BETH BOLTON (Music Education)  presented at two conferences in October at two universities in Portugal (University of Aveiro and NOVA Universidade in Lisbon) and presented demonstration classes with infants, toddlers and their parents for students and faculty at the University of Sevilla, Spain.  She met with administrators at the University of Sevilla and finalized the partnership agreement between Temple University and the University of Sevilla.  The partnership opens opportunities for student and faculty exchange, research and collaboration.   In November, Bolton taught the intensive weekend Musical in Culla early childhood music course in Rome.

In January, she traveled to meet with administrators at Temple Japan, visit several schools and met with teachers to discuss potential partnerships for faculty and students in the Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts.  She presented interactive high school choral workshops to the choir and select jazz choir at the prestigious American School in Japan, visited the intensive English language school for Japanese students in Ota, Gunma prefecture, which uses the Jump Right In music curriculum in general music and instrumental music.  The JRI elementary general music textbook series used at the school was co-authored by Bolton and Alison Reynolds.

Also in January, Bolton served as headline presenter in elementary general music for the Michigan Music Educators conference in Grand Rapids.  She presented four hour-long sessions featuring her original compositions and materials from the Jump Right In series. Carl Fischer published a Laura Farnell choral arrangement of one of Bolton’s original tunes, “Wishing Star.” The music will be available from JW Pepper.

Bolton’s book and CD recording of original music and teaching guidelines, L’Albero delle Canzon (The Tree of Songs), will be published in Italy by Orff Schulwerk Italiano in March 2018.  The book will be available in English and Italian.     

In March, Bolton will travel to Spain and Italy to present her work at intensive Musica in Culla weekend courses in Madrid and Rome, and she will travel to Sevilla to work with faculty and students in music education.  In April, she will present her work at the Mediterranean Forum for Early Childhood Music Education and Musical Childhoods International Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus.  In July, she will teach the music learning theory portions of two-week intensive courses in early childhood music and elementary general music at Temple University and the University of South Carolina.

WENDY MAGEE (Music Therapy) Invited speaker: Assessment, evaluation and measuring outcomes with minimally responsive populations (children and adults). Arts Therapies and Brain Injury: Optimising Outcomes Across Research, Assessment, Treatment and Care. CHROMA, London, UK, March 15.

Invited speaker (Grand Round): Music Interventions for Acquired Brain Injuries: Findings from an Updated Cochrane Review. Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London, March 8, 2018.

Lead trainer: XIVth International Training Institute for the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC). Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London, March 8-10.

Invited speaker (Grand Round): Music therapy in brain injury rehabilitation: mechanisms and behavioral outcomes. Moss Rehabilitation Topics in Rehabilitation Science, Philadelphia, Jan 17, 2018.

American Music Therapy Association Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, April 11.14, Pittsburgh, PA

NORIKO MANABE (Music Studies/Music Theory)  published her chapter, “Monju-kun: Children’s Culture as Protest” in the book, Child’s Play: Multi-sensory Histories of Children and Childhood in Japan, ed. Sabine Frühstück and Anne Walthall, University of California Press. She also published the article, "Music as Data in the Twenty-First Century," as part of a forum on defining the two centuries musicologically in Twentieth-Century Music. The book series she edits, 33-1/3 Japan (Bloomsbury), published two books, Supercell ft. Hatsune Miku by Keisuke Yamada and Yoko Kanno's Cowboy Bebopby Rose Bridges, and will publish a third, Perfume's Game by Patrick St. Michel, in February 2018.

In Jan-July 2018, she has invited talks scheduled at Earlham College, University of Pittsburgh, UCLA, University of Cincinnati Conservatory (keynote) and University of Huddlesfield (Darmstadt seminar), among others. She won a Center for the Humanities (CHAT) fellowship for her project, "Nuclear Music," and a Humanities and Arts Program Award for "Soundscapes of Protest." On sabbatical in Spring 2018, she is working on the monograph, Revolution Remixed: Intertextuality in Protest Music, the edited volume Nuclear Music and The Oxford Handbook of Protest Music (all under contract, Oxford University Press) in addition to writing articles on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly and chants from recent U.S. protests.

(Music Studies/Composition) 1/20/18 Performance of THE JIG IS UP, a concerto for oboe and strings. Riverside Symphony at Alice Tully Hall.

BEN SCHACHTER (Jazz Studies [saxophone]) will release his eighth recording of original music in March. The recording, titled "Songs + Waltzes + Waltzes + Songs" features new music composed by Schachter and the other members of the ensemble QuadraPhilya. The ensemble is a quartet comprised of world-class, Temple-affiliated jazz musicians (Schachter, fellow faculty member and Temple alum John Swana, Leon Boykins B.M. 2008 and Matt Scarano M.M 2017).

This recording follows last year's critically-acclaimed release "Entranement", which celebrated the music of the great John Coltrane during his centennary. QuadraPhilya is well into their third year of monthly workshop performances at Philadelphia's Cherry Street Tavern.

JILLIAN HARRIS (Dance) conducted successful master classes at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia) where she introduced her Sketch Imprint creative process and auditioned dancers for her short VR dance film, Mud: Bodies of History. Her previous film, Red Earth Calling, was featured as part of Next MoveDance's "An Evening of Film by BodyVox" on January 17th at Philadelphia's Prince Theater. As part of the Feb 2-3rd Faculty Concert at Conwell Theater, she will offer a sneak preview of material for her next project which is tentatively scheduled for production in late 2018. The work features a set design by Temple graduate student Kate St. John and fifteen 55 lb bags of bentonite clay. Between March 14-19th, Harris will teach at the Mid-Atlantic North American College Dance Festival at West Chester University, one of the largest regional gatherings of college and university dance programs. During this event, Temple dance students will have an opportunity to perform, showcase their choreography and receive critical feedback from respected artists in the field.

DEBORAH CONFREDO (Music Education) had a research paper presented in January at the Missouri Music Educators Association In-Service Conference: Effects of Single Versus Multiple Line Music Notation Formats and Homophonic versus Polyphonic Musical Textures on Self-Directed Rehearsal Proceduresand Vocal Octet Performance Quality. (with Robinson, [P.I.], Brittin, R., Keown, D., & Edelman, P.). She hosted and conducted at the Philadelphia All-City High School Band for Temple Band Day, held at the Temple Performing Arts Center.

In February she will conduct the 9/10th Grade Cobb County High School Honor Band in Georgia.

In March Confredo will travel to Atlanta to present a number of research sessions at the National Association for Music Education Biennial National Conference on Research in Music Education and Music Teacher Education:

Research Symposium: Perceiving Tone and Tempo in Music:Measurement with Auditory Sort-and-Rank Tasks (with Brittin, R., Flowers, P., Geringer, J., & Parisi, J.)

Research Symposium: What’s in the Score? Effects of Limited or Full Notation in Instrumental and Vocal Chamber Music Rehearsal Settings. (with Brittin, R., Edelman, P., Keown, D., and Robinson, C.)

Research Symposium: Community Bands: Beyond the Music. (with Coffman, D., Knapp, D., & Parisi, J.)

Research Poster: "My Second Family": The American and Italian Community Band Experience (with Parisi, J. & Doss, J.)

Confredo serves NAfME as chair-elect for the Society for Research in Music Education Executive Committee and program chair for the 2018 biennial conference.

Also in March, she returns to the Kimmel Center to conduct the Philadelphia All-City High School Band in her second year as the group’s artistic director. She will serve as adjudicator and clinician at the annual Raging Red Band Festival sponsored by North Dakota State University in Fargo.

In April, Confredo will present Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Meaningful Ensemble Adjudication Experiences, an educational session at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference in Lancaster, PA.

The development of the online M.M. in Music Education, overseen by Confredo, continues throughout the semester. The Temple University Night Owls Campus Community Band, under Confredo’s direction, performs on Sunday, April 22 at 4:00 p.m. at TPAC. Band students from Penncrest High School, under the direction of Mr. Craig Snyder, will join the Night Owls for a few selections in a side-by-side appearance.

MATTHEW BRUNNER(Instrumental Studies/Athletic Bands) will be guest conducting the Philadelphia All-Catholic Honor Band Feb. 2-4; the PMEA Region IV Band at Wyoming Area HS Feb. 22-24; the Bucks County Jr. High Honor Band at William Tennent March 15-17; and the PMEA District 10 Middle School Honor Band April 4. He will also be adjudicating for Festivals of Music, Heritage Festivals and Music in the Parks every weekend in April and May.

(Vocal Arts/Choral Activities) will guest conduct the California All-State Chorus and Harford County (MD) All-County chorus. He will conduct Brahms Liebeslieder, Op. 52 and Zigeunerlieder with Concert Choir as part of the One Voice, Two Worlds choral/voice symposium, a new event co-organized with Larry Indik. He will conduct the Temple University Combined Choirs and TUSO on Michael Tippett's oratorio A Child of Our Time as part of the 2018 Kimmel Center concert. With Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia he will conduct the world premiere of Seven Joys by Caroline Shaw, a work co-commissioned by MCP and the Back Bay Chorale. His new composition Identities, commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division, will be premiered by the All-Eastern Junior High School Chorus in March.

DICK OATTS (Jazz Studies [saxophone])

Performances, Clinics, Master Classes
January - The Village Vanguard (NYC) with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra; Dick Oatts quartet at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY; with the Terell Stafford / Dick Oatts Quintet at the Topeka Jazz Society in Topeka, Kansas; Lincoln Center's Frederick Rose Hall with the Temple Univ. Jazz All-Star concert celebrating Jazz Education with Temple Univ. Jazz Band, Joe Lovano, Jon Faddis, John Clayton, Jimmy Heath, Rene Marie, Terell Stafford, Tim Warfield, Bruce Barth, David Wong and Rodney Green.

February -All-Star "The Jazz Cruise" in the Gulf and Caribbean; The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra celebrates it's 52nd year perform eight consecutive nights at the Village Vanguard (NYC); guest soloist at the Chippewa Valley Jazz Festival near Madison WI.

March - VJO at the Village Vanguard; Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival at Temple (adjudicate, master class, performance); Guest soloist with the Brown University Jazz band (play and rehearse the music of Thad Jones); jazz club, Sam First in Los Angeles; Teach at the Monk Institute at UCLA, Master classes, Lectures, rehearsals, jazz Improv and private lessons; Perform at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles with the Kevin van den Elzen Big Band, featured soloist; VJO at the Village Vanguard; Senior Ensemble (directed by Dick Oatts) performs at the Keep An Eye On Jazz festival at the AmsterdamConservatory in the Netherlands.

April - Dick Oatts Quartet performs at Cafe Central - Madrid, Spain, Jimmyglass - Valencia, Jamboree – Barcelona, Sala 2 audit – Lleida, Monzon, Pizza Express - London, UK; Guest Soloist with the SUNY-Purchase Jazz Lab Band at the Blue Note in NYC; Senior Ensemble (directed by Dick Oatts) performs with Jazz All-Star, Fred Hersch at Temple Underground; Guest educator and performance at Indiana University; VJO at the Village Vanguard; Perform with High Coast Jazz Orchestra in Harnosound and Sundsvall, Sweden to celebrate its 25th anniversary; Master classes, rehearsals, private lessons, at the Amsterdam Conservatory. Artist in Residence series.

MERIÁN SOTO (Dance) was a Resident Fellow at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva, FL. in December. She continues to collaborate with various artists including choreographer Silvana Cardell with whom she recently performed at Black Mountain College Museum, choreographer Eiko Otake on her Duet project and visual artist Inci Eviner. She will present the third work in her series “Elephant: Modal Dances in the Time of Trump” in Conwell Dance Theater in February. Soto will be anartist-in-residence at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming in May.

JEFFREY SOLOW (Instrumental Studies/Cello) played two recitals at Temple: 3 Bach Suites on Anne Harlow’s concert series in Paley Library and works by Schubert and Schumann in Rock Hall—a program appropriately entitled “S(c)h!” (He also played his Bach suites privately for Temple’s conductor emeritus, Jonathan Sternberg, who at age 98 cannot easily attend concerts).  He gave an outreach master class and performance for music students at the Lehigh Charter High School for the Arts in Bethlehem, PA, and as a member of Trio Combray, an outreach performance at the Newark School of the Arts in NJ.  The Trio also performed at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Arizona, a concert that was recorded for Arizona Public Radio. 

On February 18 in Rock Hall, Professor Sara Buechner and Solow will perform an all-Miklós Rózsa program along with guest violinist Stephanie Chase and Boyer Artists-in-Residence Aisha Dossumova and Ana Tsinadze.  In addition to his performance activities, in March Solow will give a presentation at the ASTA National Conference in Atlanta entitled, “What do we really know about Bach's Cello Suites?” for The Strad in London. He reviewed Bärenreiter Urtext’s new edition of the Suites by Andrew Talle and edited Three Duos for 2 Cellos, op. 114 by Johann Friedrich Dotzauer for the International Music Company.  A benefit concert in Haiti with Temple alum Patrick Desrosiers that was postponed last semester due to logistical complications, is now on track to happen this coming May by special invitation of Jack-Guy Lafontant, the Prime Minister of Haiti.

LAMBERT ORKIS (Keyboard Studies)
Benefit Concert in Wayne, Pennsylvania with Temple University D.M.A. candidates Yoni Draiblate, cello and Joseph Kauffman, violin; for Music Transforms, supporting music education at The South Weir Mitchell Elementary School in Southwest Philadelphia.  Works by Beethoven, Debussy, Shostakovich.

Performance:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Washington, D.C. (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts).  Work:  Poulenc Sextet for Piano and Woodwind Quintet in CMajor.

March: Concerts with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, in Rohnert Park, California; New York (Carnegie Hall); and three concerts in Poland (Cracow, Wroclaw, Katowice) in honor of the 85th birthday of Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.  Composers performed:  Penderecki, Brahms, and, in Carnegie Hall, the world premiere of Sir André Previn's "The Fifth Season" for violin and piano.

As Pianist Artist-in-Residence:  Master Class at the Levine School of Music, Washington, D.C.

Performance:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Washington, D.C. (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts).  Work:  Franck: Piano Quintet in f minor.

Collaborative Piano Master Class, Manhattan School of Music, New York, New York.

May: Performance with the Manchester String Quartet, Washington, D.C.  Work:  Shostakovich:  Piano Quintet in g minor, Op. 57.

May-June: Recital tour with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter:  Concerts in Luxembourg and Germany (Freiburg, Cologne, Munich, and Dortmund [Klavier-Festival Ruhr 2018]).  Composers performed:  Brahms, Penderecki, Previn (Luxembourg and German premieres of "The Fifth Season" for violin and piano).

In addition, Orkis performs in concerts as principal keyboard of the National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., in January, February, April and May.

(Music Education)
March: American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division presentation with Dr. Bridget Sweet: Bridge-building: Fostering safe spaces in the secondary choral classroom.

NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference:

Paper presentation with Dr. Bridget Sweet, A multiple case study of two inclusive choirs

Discussant, Parenting and music education with Drs. Beatriz Ilari, Susan Conkling and Lisa Huisman Koops

Poster presentation with Drs. Sean Powell and Vanessa Bond, A formal grounded theory of preservice educators’ lesson planning processes

April: Pennsylvania Music Educators Assocation presentation, Revisiting storm and stress, working with todays tweens and teens; American Educational Research Association paper presentation with Dr. Marci Major, A choral world without hierarchy: A case study of Eisenhower high school

May-June: Pennsylvania Girlchoir and Commonwealth Youthchoir Concerts

Recently published (October 2017-January 2018):

MARCUS DELOACH (Vocal Arts/Voice & Opera) was soloist in December for Messiah with the Tucson Symphony, sang a workshop of Greg Spears' Wolf-in-Skins with Philadelphia Dance Projects and American Opera Projects,gave a Master class and Concert of Mahler songs at Ithaca College and sang Barber's Dover Beach with the American String Quartet when they were in residence at Boyer.

In January he reprised his role of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, The Interrogator and Estonian Frank for the NYC premiere of Greg Spears' opera Fellow Travelers at the PROTOTYPE Festival. Of the performance New York Classical Review wrote:"Baritone Marcus DeLoach performed a hat trick of characterization, trimming his voice and movement to portray a lascivious Estonian diplomat, an icy interrogator of accused homosexuals and a convincingly blustery impersonation of the real Senator Joseph McCarthy."

He reprises the role again for his debut at Chicago Lyric Opera this spring and in May, will sing Bernstein's Arias and Barcarolles and the role of Sam in Trouble in Tahiti at Boston Lyric Opera. DeLoach will be the soloist in Brahms' Requiem with Choral Artists of Sarasota

DAVID PASBRIG (Music Studies/Music Technology) premiered "Adieu Dundee" for solo piano by Maurice Wright on January 31st in Rock Hall. In December he completed recordings for Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, as well as the Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble, Lyric Fest and the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus. He will be finishing CD's for David Carpenter and David Matthew Brown in the spring, as well as being technical director for Ansel Adams "America" with the Lexington Philharmonic in April.

ALISON REYNOLDS (Music Education) will participate as a panelist in the Lunch With Temple's Award-Winning Teachers, sponsored by Temple University's Center for the Advancement of Teaching January 26th, in TECH Center 111. As Past-Chair of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Early Childhood Music Special Research Interest Group (ECM SRIG), she will co-host the ECM SRIG's day-long Policy Gathering as a pre-conference session to the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education Conference (March 18). During the NAfME conference, she will present a research project funded by a Boyer College Dean's Grant and Temple Summer Research Grant as co-principal investigator, extending understanding about the psychometric properties of the Children's Music Behavior Inventory (CMBI)[with CMBI co-author and colleague Dr. Valerio (Boyer PhD 1993) and research partner Dr. Grant Morgan. April 19-20 at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Annual Conference in Lancaster, she facilitates the six Research sessions, presents Creating Independent Musickers through Play in Elementary General Music: Loose Parts to Mix and Remix and co-hosts with music education faculty the Temple University Alumni reception.

MAURICE WRIGHT (Music Studies/Composition)
December 9 – Violin Concerto (Wissahickon Scenes) with Hirono Oko, soloist and Music Prep’s Youth Chamber Orchestra performed at Temple Performing Arts Center.

January 31 – Faculty Recital of Wright’s recent work. Rock Hall Auditorium.

February 12 – Chamber Symphony of Piano and Electronic Sound (1977) performed by the University of Michigan New Music Ensemble.

February 16 – Broadcast Sequence with Gunshot performed on closing concert of the 2018 Arts and Technology Symposium at Connecticut College.

February 26 – Sextet (2017) premiered by the Boyer New Music Ensemble.

April 8 - ¿tu? (a tango) performed by Charles Abramovic at the Sixth Annual Concert of Las Américas en Concierto (LAEC) in New York City.

PATRICIA CORNETT (Instrumental Studies/Bands)
February 9-10: Guest conductor/clinician for Atholton High School (Maryland) Winter Band Camp

February 14: Temple University Wind Symphony Concert, TPAC

February 23: Conference session "Unlocking Student Musicianship in the Large Ensemble Setting" at New Jersey All-State Conference, East Brunswick, NJ

March 5: Guest conductor, Rowan University Wind Ensemble concert

March 6-7: Adjudicator for Southern Jersey Band & Orchestra Director's Association Festival, Rowan University

March 8-10: Guest conductor & presenter for Reading Band, Ives/Sinclair "Fugue in C"; CBDNA Eastern Division Conference, New Haven, CT

March 13: Adjudicator for PMEA Festival, Phoenixville High School

March 16-17: Adjudicator for Howard County (Maryland) Band & Orchestra Assessment

March 19-21: Composer residency with Stephen Gryc

March 21: Temple University Wind Symphony Chamber Concert, TPAC

April 15: Guest speaker, Sigma Alpha Iota Provence Day, Temple University campus

April 27: Temple Band Festival and Temple University Wind Symphony Concert, TPAC

HELEN SHOEMARK (Music Therapy) has had manuscripts accepted for the Journal of Music Therapy reporting on the outcomes of a new clinical model project, and an article on theoretical frameworks for music therapy and non-music therapy early music programs in the International Journal of Community Music. She is headed to Brisbane Australia next month as part of the editorial team to work on the upcoming Oxford Handbook of Music Early Learning & Development.

NATE BUONVIRI (Music Education) published "Successful AP Music Theory Instruction: A Case Study" in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education in January, and will publish an invited article on percussion pedagogy in the February issue of The Instrumentalist. He will give invited lectures on ear training and improvisation at the University of Seville, Spain in March.

ADAM VIDIKSIS (Music Studies/Composition/Music Technology) continues to serve as Composer in Residence for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia this spring, which includes the premiere of a new chamber work, Murmurations, for clarinet, violin, cello and live electronics at the Morgan Library in NYC and the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, the premiere of a new large-scale concerto grosso for chamber orchestra and improvising ensemble at the Kimmel Center, and a shorter work for hand bell choir, virtuoso organ, and chamber orchestra to be premiered at the Kimmel Center’s Organ Day—all commissioned by the orchestra.

Vidiksis also presented improvisation workshops with middle and high school students from the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts and the Primavera Fund as part of the residency’s focus on improvisation. Vidiksis’s trio headlined the SPLICE Festival at Western Michigan University in January and will be in residence at Brandeis University for their BEAMS Festival in March. Vidiksis was joined by his student music technology ensemble, BEEP, at a featured performance at the IRCAM ImproTech Paris – Philly concert, where they performed their work Density Function, and Vidiksis performed his solo piece for floor tom and real-time computer processing, Hyperdyne. Vidiksis will collaborate with renowned new music pianist Marilyn Nonken in concerts at New York University and on Philadelphia’s Bowerbird series, where he will perform on live electronics in duo with Nonken, as well as conduct Ensemble N_JP featuring Nonken. Vidiksis will perform as a soloist in the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States National Conference this April. Vidiksis’s electroacoustic composition Ouroboros will be released on New Focus Records this spring.

CHRISTINE BASS (Vocal Arts/Choral Activities)
The Rise Up for Change choral concert (November) featured the Temple University Women’s Chorus, Sister Cities Choir and Arch Street Presbyterian Choir.  Community members, University students and young singers across all perceived divisions gathered to promote unity and highlight social justice for all. This exciting concert featured a diverse musical palette and also provide a time for community singing. $635 was raised for victims of Hurricane Maria.

Women’s Chorus also collaborated with Sister Cities Girlchoir at the Theater of the Living Arts in December for their Winter Concert Extravaganza. The Chorus will continue this collaboration by traveling to Cape Town South Africa in May 2019. Women’s Chorus will be performing at the ACDA All Eastern Conference in Pittsburg, PA on March 10th, where Bass will present a workshop.

ALEX DEVARON’s (Music Studies/Music Theory) work with mindfulness and song has been getting press, in the form of a magazine interview and a video through

SARA DAVIS BUECHNER (Keyboard Studies) enjoyed a busy year (2017) of concerts with ensembles like the Chicago Sinfonietta, Detroit Symphony (live-webcast nationwide), Edmonton Symphony and many others. With violinist Stephanie Chase, she appeared at New York's Poisson Rouge and at the Newport Festival. And she gave master classes at Wayne State University, Mt. Holyoke College, Mills College, Baruch College and the Idyllwild School in California. The highlight of Buechner's year was a rave review in the New York Times for her all-Japanese piano recital at Carnegie Recital Hall on June 1st. Reviewer Corinna da Fonseca-Willhelm marveled at "the breadth of Ms. Buechner's artistry, spanning thundering fortissimos and chiseled passagework, as well as lyrical moments colored by a poetic sensitivity and judicious restraint."

CYNTHIA FOLIO (Music Studies/Music Theory)  The Ithaca Flute Duo (Elizabeth Shuhan and Juliano May Pepinsky, flutes; assisted by Andrea Merrill, piano) released a CD called Debut, featuring a composition by Cynthia Folio, called Z3 (I. Zephyr; II. Zenith; III. Zawa!). This is the second time Z3 has been recorded commercially; the first time was in 2014 with the flute duo Zawa! and Charles Abramovic, piano (on BCM+D). On March 3, Folio will serve as adjudicator for the concerto competition at the Music School of Delaware. On April 13 (from 1-4 pm in Presser 142), she will serve on a Pedagogy Panel for the THEMUS conference—a graduate student conference run by our own Music Studies student-run organization, THEMUS. On May 3, she will be performing with the group, David’s Harp, led by Joseph Alpar (Temple alum) at Bennington College in Vermont. The group consists of (Joseph - voice, dumbek, santouri; Cynthia - flute; and Nick Millevoi - guitar). The title of the concert is “Istanbul 2018” and it will showcase the music of contemporary Istanbul.

JOYCE LINDORFF (Keyboard Studies) is pursuing two projects during her spring sabbatical: “Following Pedrini's Path: A Paris-to-Peking Tour,” based on the journey of an 18th-century Italian music master to the Chinese emperor; and “A Harpsichord as Cultural Narrator: Eleanor Parke Custis and Music-Making at Mount Vernon,” the latter as part of a team working on aspects of George Washington’s harpsichord, now being reproduced at Mount Vernon. She is finalizing two new CDs, with Marshall Taylor, saxophone (premiere recordings of works by Matthew Greenbaum, Kristin Hevner, Alba Potes, Mark Rimple and Chuck Holdeman) and with Ensemble Triolet (premiere recording of Cynthia Folio’s Café Triolet and other contemporary works by Michael White, Joanna Bruzdowicz, Gordon Jacob and Bohuslav Martinů).  Lindorff will be keynote speaker for the international symposium: “Music between China and the West in the Age of discovery” to be held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong May 14-16. In August she will continue as Artistic Director of the Catskill Mountain concert series, Music at Fishs Eddy, presenting early western and world music in a historic church.