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Boyer Faculty News Winter/Spring 2016-2017

JILLIAN HARRIS (Dance) recently concluded a choreographic residency at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, TN, creating a new dance that will premiere in March 2017. In February, she will offer a sneak preview of research incorporating an audio reactive visualization tool called Z Vector as part of the Faculty Concert at Conwell Theater. This research is part of her next multi-year dance film project, "Mud: Bodies of History" to be developed in Colombia. She will teach in Norfolk, Virginia in mid-March as part of the Regional High School Dance Festival. On April 29th, Harris will premiere her choreography in collaboration with Mendelssohn Club's production of Honegger's King David (Paul Rardin, Conductor) at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral:

SARA DAVIS BUECHNER (Keyboard Studies) will make her debut with the Temple University Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 10 at TPAC and will follow up with a second performance at the Haverford School on Feb. 12. In addition, her performance schedule is:

Feb. 17 & 18 -- Guest soloist with Detroit Symphony:Gershwin's Second Rhapsody & Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" Variations

Feb. 24 & 25 -- Guest soloist with Winnipeg Symphony: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue & Gershwin's Second Rhapsody

March 15 -- Soloist with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal: Grieg -- Piano Concerto in A minor op. 16

March 23 -- Soloist with Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra:Chopin -- Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor op. 21

March 25 & 27 -- Guest soloist with Chicago Sinfonietta: Rachmaninoff -- Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

April 20 -- Recital and Soloist with Shanghai Symphony:Mozart -- Piano Concerto in A major KV 414

May 1 -- Guest soloist with Victoria (Canada) Symphony:Bartók -- Piano Concerto no. 2

June 1 -- Solo Recital at NY Weill Recital Hall:All-Japanese program celebrating her 30 years association with Yamaha.

DARLENE BROOKS (Music Therapy) continues to study Mindfulness. She is engaged in a 9-month Compassion Project ending in the summer. Following this course, a course on Mindfulness for Therapists will be created for Music Therapy majors.

JAN KRZYWICKI (Music Studies/Music Theory)

Conducting:     Network for New Music & Prism Quartet for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Works by Robert Capanna, 1/6/17, Settlement Music School Queen St.

Composition:   Premiere of Afterlight, composed for TU New Music Ensemble, 3/6/17, 7:30 pm, Rock Hall

MARK FRANKO (Dance) will lecture on Walter Benjamin's Trauerspiel Buch at Freie Universiteit Berlin and on the French Discourse of Neoclassicism at the Institute for Theaterwissenshaft at Leipzig University. This spring he is also is slated to lecture at the CRASH series of Cambridge University, "Dance Now: Work With(Out) Boundaries" at the University of Ghent, Overflow at the PSI International Conference (Hamburg), and at Danceox at Oxford University as well as to participate at a panel on the Archival Turn in Dance at Roehampton University. The Donya Feuer film festival presented last year at MoMA will be reprised at International House Philadelphia in May. Franko's Handbook of Dance and Reenactment (Oxford) is in press with an expected publication date of July 2017.He co-edited a special issue of DRJ on Randy Martin and Dance Studies which includes his article, "Dance/Agency/History: Randy Martin's Marxian Ethnography."

Three other articles of his will appear very soon. They are:

“Why are Hands the Last Resort of the Aging Body in Dance? Notes on Modernist Gesture and the Sublime” in The Aging Body in Dance: a cross-cultural perspective edited by Gabriele Brandstetter and Nanako Nakajima  (London: Routledge, 2017): 236-250.

“Figurae: Re-translating the Encounter between Peter Welz, William Forsythe and Francis Bacon” in Spacescapes. Dance & Drawing since 1962 / Spacescapes. Danse & dessin depuis 1962 edited by Sarah Burkalter and Laurence Schmidlin (Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2016) – in press.

“Toward a Choreo-Political Theory of Articulation,” in Handbook of Dance and Politics, edited by Randy Martin, Gerald Siegmund and Rebekah Kowal (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), 169-180.

CHERYL DILEO (Music Therapy)
December 2016: Invited Lectures and Workshop at the Lemmeninstitut of the Katholief University, Leuven Belgium

Keynote presentation: The Music in Music Therapy Conference, Leuvem Belgium

January 2017: Two invited workshops for Taiwanese music therapists on music therapy for pain management and professional ethics. Two invited lectures at hospitals

February: Invited Keynote lectures and round tables: Medical Music Therapy conference at Berklee College of Music, Boston

March: Invited lectures and workshop on hospice and pain management: Augsburg University, Augsburg, Germany.

Presentation at meeting of International Consortium of 8 Music Therapy Research Universities,

April: PhD and master's courses (new MMT program starting) at Temple University, Japan

June: Invited workshops: Minzu University and Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China

July: Two peer reviewed presentations (Temple's Music Therapy Project with Homeless) and (Music Therapy Improvisation for MEdical Patients Panel). World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan

STEVEN ZOHN (Music Studies/Music History) will perform Bach cantatas this winter and spring with Choral Arts on two concerts in their “Bach @ 7” series, and will give a lecture (“Cantatas in the Bach Circle”) for a third concert. He will also perform chamber music of Beethoven with Night Music and tour New York State with Pegasus Early Music, performing as soloist in a Vivaldi flute concerto. Two recordings are due to be published this spring: Georg Philipp Telemann: Moral Cantatas, a world premiere recording with soprano Julianne Baird (Centaur Records), and In Sara Levy’s Salon (Acis Productions). He has just completed an essay entitled “The Sociability of Salon Culture and C.P.E. Bach’s Quartets” for a forthcoming volume devoted to the late eighteenth-century Berlin salon of Sara Levy.

PAUL RARDIN (Vocal Arts) will serve as guest conductor for the Colorado Men's All-State Choir and Maryland All-State High School Choir in February, and the Manhattan Concert Productions Masterworks Series at Carnegie Hall, conducting Gounod's St. Cecilia Mass, in March. In April he will conduct the Temple University Concert Choir in an invited performance at the National Association for Music Education in Atlantic City, as well as a shared performance with Temple choral alumni on April 2 honoring former director of choral activities Robert Page.

MAURICE WRIGHT (Music Studies/Composition)
On January 17,the New Russia Symphony (Moscow) recorded Maurice’s Concerto for Trombone, String Orchestra and Harp. Haim Avitsur was soloist and Ovidiu Marinescu conducted.

On March 3, the Association for the Promotion of New Music (APNM) will include a performance of Maurice’s Missa Brevis on a concert honoring the musical legacy of Jacques-Louis Monod. Peter Schubert conducts the Concert Chorale at the Church of the Ascension (NYC.)

SALLY ANN NESS (Dance) is co -editing the anthology,  "Festival Life in Contemporary Southeast Asia," published by Ateneo de Manila University Press. The other editors are Patrick Alcedo and Hendrik Maier.


Parker, E. C., & Draves, T. J. (2017). A narrative of two preservice music education student teachers with visual impairment. Journal of Research in Music Education, 64(4), 385-404.

Parker, E. C. (in press). How I learned to sing: A phenomenology of one southeastern African-American church choir. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education

Parker, E. C. (in press) A grounded theory of adolescent high school women’s choir singers’ process of social identity development. Journal of Research in Music Education.

Parker, E. C., Bond, V., & Powell, S. (in press). A grounded theory of preservice music educators’ lesson planning processes. Journal of Research in Music Education.

Parker, E., Spears, A., & Draves, T. (in press). A case study of two music education majors with visual impairment. In B. Talbot (Ed.), Marginalized voices in music education. New York, NY: Routledge Press.

Parker, E. C. (in press). Fostering inclusive spaces in PK-12 music classrooms. PMEA News.

 Workshop and Research Presentations

January: Parker, E. C. (2017, January). Promoting healthy vocal development with every singer. Workshop presentation for School District of Philadelphia, PA.

March: Parker, E. C. (2017, April). Planning strategies to develop a responsive teaching mindset. Workshop presentation at PMEA in Erie, PA.

Parker, E. C. (2017, March). What happens in choir…Fostering adolescent development through singing. Paper Presentation at the American Choral Directors Association Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

April: Parker, E. C., Spears, A., & Draves, T. (2017, April). A case study of two music education majors with visual impairment. Paper presentation at American Educational Research Association [AERA] in San Antonio, TX.

Conducting engagements:

February: The Good Raised Up, Johnson House, Philadelphia, PA,

April: Dauphin County Elementary Chorus Festival

May: Pennsylvania Girlchoir and Commonwealth Youthchoir Concerts

Service: Parker has been named to the editorial review board of International Journal of Research on Choral Singing for a six-year term and elected PMEA General Music Content representative.

BEN SCHACHTER (Jazz Studies/Saxophone) will release his 7th CD as leader January 2017. The recording is an homage to the Philadelphia-affiliated musical giant John Coltrane, and is titled "EnTranement".

This CD features my new band QuadraPhilya, all members of which are Temple connected - John Swana is one of our most distinguished Temple alumni and faculty with a multi-decade international career at the highest levels of jazz; superlative drummer Matt Scarano is a Temple Jazz alum and in May will become one of the first Temple Jazz MM recipients; bassist Leon Boykins is a noted Temple Jazz alum currently making a name for himself in NYC as both performer and educator; celebrated and acclaimed Temple Jazz faculty member Bruce Barth is a guest performer on the recording.

QuadraPhilya is nearing the two year mark of a monthly performance residency at Cherry Street Tavern in Philadelphia. All of our Temple family are welcome to join us there on the first Wednesday of every month.

QuadraPhilya will be releasing a self-titled recording of new original music in Fall 2017, work on which is well underway.

DEBORAH CONFREDO (Music Education) has been named the new conductor of the Philadelphia All-City High School Band. She and the Music Education Department will host the ACB at TPAC on January 27 for a full day of rehearsal and special performances by various TU ensembles. Rehearsals continue through early March, culminating in a performance by all of the All-City High School ensembles at the Kimmel Center on March 8 at 7:30 p.m.

She continues to spearhead the development of the online MM in Music Education. Two courses were developed in the fall and additional courses will be created during the spring and summer. Partners in the Fox School are working to make curriculum accessible.

As Chair-Elect for the Executive Committee for the Society for Research in Music Education, Confredo continues her work as an invited member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Accountability Measures Focus Group. Additionally, she is working in her role as Chair of the Research Sessions for the 2018 NAfME Biennial Inservice Conference.

In February, Confredo will present three practitioner sessions as an invited headliner at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Conference in Minneapolis:

Also in February, she will present a session at the Texas Music Educators Association annual inservice conference: Musicianship in Beginning Band: How to Motivate and Measure Success!

In March, Confredo will present three research papers, in concert with three teams of colleagues, at the Madsen International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior in Austin:

In addition, she will serve as guest conductor for the PMEA District 12 Grades 5 and 6 Chester County Band Fest in March. She is also guest conductor for the New Hampshire Band Directors Association Middle Level Honors Festival at the University of New Hampshire.

In April, Confredo will present three sessions at the 55th NAfME Eastern Division Biennial In-Service Conference in Atlantic City:

Also in April, she will conduct a band clinic for the Passaic Valley (NJ) High School Band here on campus.

The Temple University Night Owls presents their concert on Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m. Band students from the Jenkintown School District will join the Night Owls for a few selections in a side-by-side appearance.

TED LATHAM (Music Studies/Music Theory)
While on sabbatical during the fall 2016 working on his second book (Dancing Tonality in the Twentieth Century), Latham appeared at the Arden Theater in Philadelphia in the world premiere of Collodi: The Man Behind Pinocchio, a new musical by David Kurkowski and Nino Prattico being workshopped for Broadway. He was also awarded a roster spot in the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, the new all-professional 80-member resident chorus of the Philadelphia Orchestra, with which he performed Carmina Burana under the direction of Cristian Macelaru in Verizon Hall in December. Final edits on his chapters on Verdi's Otello and Amy Beach's Phantoms were submitted in July 2016, and both are due out this year in essay collections from Oxford University Press.

In October 2016, Latham joined faculty members Eric Altschuler (Medical School) and Mitos Andaya Hart (Department of Vocal Arts) to present a noontime concert of Weelkes and Rossi madrigals as part of Paley Library's Beyond the Notes concert series; an article based on this collaboration will be submitted for publication inThe Musical Timesin Spring 2017. He also served as Guest Editor for the collection of essays in the Journal of Jazz Studies honoring Steven Strunk, which was published in Fall 2016 and can be accessed at

- Editing Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition
Editing Bloomsbury Companion to Dance Studies
Authoring chapter, "Crashing Creatively: Trial and Error in the Hip Hop Battle" for an edited book collection titled Error and Ambiguity
Producing short documentary film for "Life Lessons in Hip Hop" project

BETH BOLTON (Music Education)
In early February, Bolton will present the work of the international learning community One Vision:  Many Mirrors at the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium in Tampa, FL.   The conference is focused on the following title:  The Human Factor in Music Teaching, Learning and Transmission.  OVMM members Ricardo Freire, Sandra Ferraz (Brazil) and Joohee Rho (Korea) will co-present.  The group’s current project is based on interpretation of one of Dr. Bolton’s original compositions. 

In February, she will complete a lecture tour in Spain, Italy and Portugal in February, 2017, with weekend workshops for musicians and teachers in Madrid and Rome, and university lectures at the University of Sevilla in Spain and at the New University of Lisbon Center of Studies and Sociology Musical Aesthetics.  Bolton will also meet with administrators at the University of Sevilla to discuss possibilities for exchange and Study Abroad programs.  In April, she will present an early childhood music workshop at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado.  

TERELL STAFFORD (Jazz Studies, trumpet)
January - March performances/clinics: With the Clayton Brothers in Japan followed by Baton Rouge, Atlanta and St. Louis; Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (NY); The Latin Side of Dizzy with Carlos Henriquez (Jazz at Lincoln Center); Kinser Jazz Festival (WY); Calabasas High School Jazz Clinic (CA); Willie Jones III Group (FL); Elmhurst Jazz Festival; University of Arizona; Dana Hall Quintet (IL); University of West Virginia; Ben Markley Big Band CD Release feat. Terell Stafford (CO); Swing Central, Savannah, GA.

In April, Stafford will lead the TU Jazz Band at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center and perform with the Band and with alum, Danny Janklow, as part of the CD launch of “Frank Sinatra Suite,” commissioned by the Boyer College from Michael Abene and released (late April) on BCM&D Records. The recording features the Temple University Studio Orchestra with Stafford and Dick Oatts (alto saxophone) as soloists. Andreas Delfs conducts.

HELEN SHOEMARK (Music Therapy) has been appointed as an Associate Editor to the Journal of Music Therapy. In December- January, Shoemark collaborated with Melbourne based colleague Trish Dearn, a singer-songwriter and music therapist, to compose, arrange and record a set of therapy songs to stimulate early expressive speech for children with significant developmental delays. This will be released in the Little Songs, Big Ideas series on iTunes later in the year.

NATE BUONVIRI (Music Education) will present Effects of Singing, Sound, and Silence on Melodic Dictation Accuracy at the 22nd International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior in Austin in March and Valid Melodic Dictation Testing: Three Recent Studies of Assessment Parameters at the International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education in Birmingham, UK in April. He will also present Building Internal Musicianship for Better Teaching at the NAfME Eastern Division conference in Atlantic City in April. His article with colleague Andrew Paney, Developing Melodic Dictation Pedagogy: A Survey of College Theory Instructors, has been accepted for publication in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. In December, Buonviri was named Contributing Editor for percussion in The Instrumentalist.

MATTHEW GREENBAUM (Music Studies/Composition)
- guest composer at the Freud Museum in London 5/12/2017

- ny premiere of Anomalies for solo piano. Charles Abramovic, on the Tutte le Corde series 2/17/17

NORIKO MANABE (Music Studies/Theory) received the Alan Merriam Prize (Honorable Mention) for best book in ethnomusicology) from the Society for Ethnomusicology for her book, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima (Oxford University Press). The book was chosen out of thirty-four books. The citation for the Merriam Prize read, “Manabe’s book is a deeply informed study of music in relation to anti-nuclear protests in Japan since the devastating earthquake and nuclear disaster of 2011.The committee was in awe of the scope, depth, and risk-taking of the author’s research— at demonstrations and festivals, and with both indie and major label recordings musicians and producers; and in cyberspace. Her command of policy and its legal implications was as strong as her expert performance ethnography and music analysis.This study teaches us a great deal about the techniques of messaging, and the ways music breaks through the walls of official and unofficial censorship.”

She also won the John Whitney Hall Prize (for best book on Japan) from the Association for Asian Studies, which will be announced at the annual conference on March 17, 2017.

Manabe published the chapter, “Streaming Music in Japan: Corporate Cultures as Determinants of Listening Practice,” in the book, Networked Music Cultures: Contemporary Approaches, Emerging Issues, ed. Raphael Nowak and Andrew Whelan (Palgrave Macmillan).

She gave an invited talk at Northern Illinois University in December. This term, she is slated to appear at the IASPM-US annual conference in February; the quinquennial International Musicological Society in Tokyo in March; the invited conference, “Performing Commemoration,” at UNC-Chapel Hill in March; and invited talks at the College of William and Mary in April and at Temple University Japan in March.

Manage received an Internationalization Grant from Temple for her project, “Musical Culture in the Japanese Anti-Militarization Movement,” and a Humanities and Arts Award for “Sonic Contestations of Nuclear Power.” She served out her term on the Program Committee for the Society for Music Theory and was appointed to its Diversity Committee.

Jan 8: Los Angeles - Performed his own transcription for solo cello, violin and viola of Bach's Siciliano at the memorial for his brother-in-law, Emmy Award winning film and television composer Ron Grant.

Jan. 26: As president of the Violoncello Society, Inc. (of NY), he the took over the reins after the death of its officer in charge of operations, and for its first event, arranged for a master class by Jean-Guihen Queyras (who will be giving a class at Temple on Jan. 28).

Feb. 17: Solo recital: performing 3 concertos - Robert Volkmann, Edouard Lalo, Edward Elgar - with Yoni Levyatov in Rock Hall.

Mar. 2: Presenting a session for the American String Teachers Association National Conference in Pittsburgh - "The Myth of Authentic Performance Practice"

Mar. 26: Performing at (Temple alumna) Andrea Clearfield's Salon in Center City.

April 10: Performing Tan Dun's Snow in Jun with Phil O'Bannion and the Boyer Percussion Ensemble

Invited to contribute a book review for Strad Magazine in London. Transcribing and editing works for the International Music Company and Ovation Online Editions.

MITOS ANDAYA HART (Vocal Arts) conducted the Philadelphia chamber choir, PhilHarmonia in “Winter Spirits” at the German Society of Pennsylvania in December. She will conduct the choir again in “From PhilHarmonia with Love” for a Valentine's concert at the Fleisher Art Memorial.

Temple University Singers will perform as part of Temple’s VoCollage and Kimmel Center Concert in March, as well as a concert of music by David Lang, Daniel Elder, CHH Parry, Josef Rheinberger, Eric Whitacre and others in April.

Under her direction, Temple Ten performed at several Open Houses and Auditions in December and January and will continue to so this spring. Temple Ten recently performed at the Tribute to the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and have been invited to sing at several Temple events including the Veterans Women’s Annual Forum in April.

In March and April, Andaya Hart will serve as a clinician for several visiting High Schools from New Jersey, Virginia and New Jersey, as well as a clinician for choirs throughout the nation through Festival Disney in Florida.

Andaya Hart is honored to serve as this year’s Pennsylvania All-State Chorus Conductor in Erie, PA in April. She is also the invited Clinician for the Dover Area High School Jazz Festival in May.