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Boyer Faculty News Summer/Fall 2016

CHERYL DILEO (Music Therapy)

In June, Cheryl Dileo presented a  keynote address at the International Association for Music and Medicine conference in Beijing: entitle “Music Therapy and Meaning-Making  at the End of Life.” She also presented a one-day invited workshop on hospice music therapy at Minzu International University in Beijing.

In July, she gave two presentations at the European Conference for Music Therapy, Vienna: “Music Therapy and Pain Management: The State of the Art,” and, “Music Therapy Improvisation: Theory, Practice and Techniques” (with Erkkilla, de Backer, Letula, Foubert, and Brabant).

This September, Dileo will present on a panel: “Advancing the Future of Music Therapy” at the Japanese Music Therapy Association conference, Sendai. She will also present an invited lecture: “Music Therapy and Meaning-Making in Hospice” at Ewha University, Seoul, Korea

In October, she will present an invited keynote “Medical Music Therapy” at the International Music Therapy Conference at Shanghai Conservatory of Music and a lecture on “Evidence in Medical Music Therap” at Chulalongkorn University Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.

In November, Dileo will present a paper: “Research Evidence in Medical Music Therapy,” at the Congresso Internacional de Espacios de Arte e Salud.  Hospital de Denia, Spain as well as a two-day workshop on “Music Therapy at the End of Life” at the Insitut Musica, Arte e Proceso, Vitoria, Spain.

In December she will give a four-day workshop at University LUCA (Lemmensinstitut) Leuven, Belgium and lectures on medical music therapy at ARTEZ Conservatory of Music, Enschede, The Netherlands.

STEVEN ZOHN (Music Studies/Music History) recently contributed an essay entitled“’Am besten bleib’ ich in der Mitte’: Telemann’s Moral Publishing Project" to a forthcoming edited collection, and several articles toThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of Historical Performance in Music.He is currently completinga study of sociability in Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's late quartets for flute, viola, and keyboard. Zohnwill perform this fall as soloist with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra; in six Bach cantatas and the Christmas Oratorio on the Bach @ 7 series, a partnership of Choral Arts and the Bach Festival of Philadelphia; and in two concerts of classical-period chamber music in the Philadelphia area with the new ensemble Night Music.In October he will teach a two-day mini-course on the Italian baroque concerto to graduate students in the Historical Performance program at the Juilliard School. He begins his fourth year as co-editor of the journal Eighteenth-Century Music (Cambridge University Press), and in November will serve as Chair the Concert Committee for the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society in Vancouver. He also continues his service on the editorial boards ofGeorg Philipp Telemann: Musikalische Werkeand the American Bach Society.

PAUL RARDIN (Vocal Arts) will lead the Concert Choir in performances of music by Vaughan Williams (October 23, with Marcus DeLoach, Valery Ryvkin, Charles  Abramovic, and Kerri Ryan) and Schumann and Ravel (November 29). The combined choirs will begin a new venture in community collaboration with Elaine Brown Day, a convocation honoring Boyer's former director of choirs and her immense impact in connecting Temple singers to people and music of many traditions and cultures. Each of the curricular choirs will partner with a local community organization to help Temple students to make personal and musical connections with residents with whom they might have little opportunity to connect otherwise. Rardin will also lead Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in a performance of English music with organ (November 5), and will prepare the ensemble for the Philadelphia Orchestra's annual Glorious Sound of Christmas concerts (December 15-17).

(Instrumental Studies/Cello) began his summer activities just after Temple’s final exam week by adjudicating the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition at Notre Dame University. He then went to Los Angeles for the 2nd Gregor Piatigorsky International Cello Festival at USC where he was invited to play a recital of Piatigorsky’s transcriptions, give a PowerPoint lecture (“Don’t be an Urtext Victim”), and lead one of the sections of the festival’s cello orchestra in its gala performance in Disney Hall. He and pianist Ayke Agus played a solo recital in Los Angeles after the festival. In early June, Jeffrey traveled to Alaska to perform in the Sitka Summer Music Festival (where he had first performed in 1972). On July 3 he began his sixth consecutive cycle of Bach’s solo suites (“with commentary”) at NYC’s floating concert venue, Bargemusic, performing to a sold-out house. Solow then spent a week vacationing and snorkeling in Laguna Beach, CA – but he was talked into playing a solo Bach recital while he was there. In July, he played four chamber and solo concerts (including Menotti’s Suite for two cellos and piano) at Utah’s Park City Beethoven Festival and he concluded the month by presenting a week-long Intensive Cello Seminar for the Summit Music Festival on the campus of Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, during which he performed Beethoven’s Trio op. 1, no. 3 with Herbert Greenberg, former concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony, and Temple’s alum and adjunct faculty pianist Yoni Levyatov, as well as the Volkmann Cello Concerto with Yoni. In August at the SMF he performed Schubert’s Trout Quintet and the Shostakovich Quintet with artists that included Dimitry Berlinsky (gold medal winner of the Paganini Competition) and Eugene Levinson (former principal bass of the New York Philharmonic). At the Master Players Festival at the University of Delaware in Newark he gave a master class, taught private lessons and performed both as a soloist and in trios. The Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar for Adults was his final festival of the summer and he rounded out his performing by concluding his Bach cycle at Bargemusic with Suites #4-6. Before that concert, however, he managed to squeeze in an essay on Janos Starker that he was commissioned to write for OUP’s American National Biography.

LAMBERT ORKIS (Keyboard Studies)
Four concerts with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter:  Cologne and Leipzig, Germany; Basel, Switzerland; Luxembourg.  The Luxembourg concert was a benefit for SOS Children’s Villages in Syria.  The Leipzig concert was a benefit for the Leipzig Refugee Council.  Main touring program:  works by Currier, Mozart, Poulenc, Ravel, Saint­-Saëns.

August: Concert with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter:  Lucerne, Switzerland - Lucerne Festival.  Program:  works by Currier, Mozart, Respighi, Saint-Saëns.

October: Asian tour with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter:  seven concerts to take place in Tokyo, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; Beijing and Shanghai, China; Seoul, South Korea.  Main touring program:  works by Currier, Mozart, Respighi, Saint-Saëns.  Additionally, with Ms. Mutter and the Mutter Virtuosi: Vivaldi, Bach, in Tokyo.  With Ms. Mutter and cellist Doo-Min Kim: Beethoven Archduke Trio, in Seoul.

Performance:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Washington, D.C.  Works by Beethoven.

November: Two concerts with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter:  Vienna, Austria; Paris, France.  Program: Currier, Mozart, Poulenc, Ravel, Saint­-Saëns.

In addition, Orkis performs in concerts as principal keyboard of the National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., in November.

MARCUS DeLOACH (Vocal Arts/Voice & Opera)
Sept. 22, 24, 27, 29, Oct. 1, 2016

Breaking the Waves by Missy Mazzoli (world premiere)
Role: Councilman.
Opera Philadelphia

DICK OATTS (Jazz Studies/Saxophone)
June 1 - 4 Recorded and perform 2 concerts with the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany, including the music of Duke Ellington that was never performed or recorded during his lifetime.

June - Dec. Celebrated 50 years of Monday night performances at the Village Vanguard with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

June 18 Performance at Kimmel Center with the Jazz Orch. of Philadelphia directed by Terell Stafford

July 4-10 Perform and teach at the Amsterdam Conservatory's summer Jazz Workshop"Keep an Eye on Jazz" festival

July 19-31 Teach, Perform, and Record with the New Zealand High School All-star big band throughout New Zealand.

Aug.  26-Sept.2 Teach and perform at the Vail Summer Workshop with All-Star high school students

Sept.3 Dick Oatts Quintet performance at the Des Moines Jazz Festival

Sept.4 Performance at the Detroit Jazz Festival with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Sept.8 Solo Performance at ShapeShifter club with Mike Webster Ensemble in Brooklyn

Sept.11 Solo Performance with Mike Webster Ensemble at St. Peters Church, NYC, NY

Sept.18 Performance with Mike Benedict Quintet at the Lake George Jazz Festival in NY

Oct.18-24 Vanguard Jazz Orchestra performs and teaches in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan

Oct.26-27 Perform with the Steven Keough Quartet at the Pizza Express in London, England

Oct. 28 Perform with the Bruce Barth Quartet at the Cork Jazz Festival in Cork, Ireland

Oct. 29-Nov.5   Dick Oatts Quartet tour in Spain

Nov.14-18 Teach at the Monk Institute at the UCLA campus in Los Angeles

Nov. 21-24 Artist in Residency at the Amsterdam Conservatory in Holland

Nov. 25-27 Conduct and Record with High Coast Jazz Orchestra, Harnosand, Sweden

(Music Studies/Music Theory) was a keynote speaker at the Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (Kobe, June) and the Music and Resistance conference (Lisbon, June). She gave two invited talks at Temple University Japan (at the International Center for Asian Studies, June/July) and presented papers at the Cultural Typhoon conference (Tokyo, July). In the fall, she will present papers at the American Musicological Society and the Society for Ethnomusicology and give a keynote at Northern Illinois University (December). She will also chair a session at the Society for Music Theory and give an informal talk in its interest group on popular music.

She secured contracts from Oxford University Press for The Oxford Handbook of Protest Music (co-edited with Eric Drott) and Nuclear Music: Sonic Responses to War, Disaster, and Power (co-edited with Jessica Schwartz). She also obtained a contract as Series Editor for 33-1/3 Japan, a series of books on Japanese popular music, with Bloomsbury Press, and guided five books to contract.  

In August, she published an article in Asia-Pacific Journal entitled “Japanese Elections: The Ghost of Constitutional Revision and Campaign Discourse,” a shorter version of which was also published in the Oxford University Press blog. Her chapter, “The Trajectory of Streaming Music Services in Japan,” will appear in Networked Music Cultures: Contemporary Approaches, Emerging Issues (ed. Raphael Nowak and Andrew Whelan, Palgrave) in fall 2016.

Interviews of Manabe were published in the Japan Times and the Review of Books in East Asia.

Following her service for the Society for Music Theory in its program committee, she was appointed to its diversity committee on a three-year term. She is organizing a film showing and discussion on Japanese protests with Oguma Eiji (Professor, Keio University) at the CHAT Lounge on September 19.

MAURICE WRIGHT (Music Studies/Composition)
In June, WRTI-FM broadcast an April Philadelphia Orchestra concert featuring Maurice Wright's Resounding Drums—a concerto for timpani and orchestra. Conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Don Liuzzi performed the solo part. Intermission interviews and a longer feature are online at:

Wright’s Wo Klingend? was heard at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, on a concert jointly sponsored by the New York Philharmonic Biennial Festival and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.

Also in June, Wright traveled to Asheville, NC to participate in a workshop called “Computing In Context.” The project, funded by the National Science Foundation grant to Villanova University’s Computer Science department, seeks to interest students in STEM subjects using computing to teach concepts in music, network theory, library science and other subjects. Maurice designed a course module that demonstrates the rudiments of synthesis of the singing voice. Dr. Ryan Olivier (D.M.A. 2015) also attended, contributing a module on network communication for musical performance.

In August he hosted an evening of music and conversation at Swift Level Farm in Lewisburg, WV. Attendees included Dr. Charles Nichols (Virginia Tech), several ranch owners, and legendary pianist Barbara Nissman.

Wright’s newest visual music work, Die Brunnen, will premiere at the Cinesonika Festival. Cinesonika features movies and video works that emphasize the soundtrack. Hosted by Simon Frasier University in British Columbia, this year’s festival will travel to Ball State University, September 30-October 2.

(Jazz Studies/Saxophone)
Ben Schachter is currently in production with two new recordings.  The first, due for release in October, is a project celebrating the impact on global culture of the Philadelphia-associated giant of American music John Coltrane. This is to correspond with the celebration of the great man's 90th birthday. The second recording is due for release in spring 2017, and features new original music for the quartet Quadraphillya.

Both recordings feature performances and compositions by Temple-affiliated artists: Schachter, celebrated jazz giant John Swana (Temple alum and Boyer Jazz faculty), NYC-based bassist Leon Boykins (Temple alum), and drummer Matt Scarano (Temple alum and current Boyer Jazz MM candidate).

SHANA GOLDIN-PERSCHBACHER (Music Studies/Music History) , began the summer by hosting, with Craig Jennex, an onstage interview and performance with award-winning Canadian musician, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and author Rae Spoonat the International Association for the Study of Popular Music U.S. and Canada joint conference. She will be presenting her research at the first International Trans* Studies Conference organized by the University of Arizona in September, the Race-ing Queer Music Scholarship symposium at the American Musicological Society/Society for Music Theory joint conference in Vancouver in November, the Society for Ethnomusicology conference in Washington, D.C. in November, and the Society for American Music conference in Montreal in March 2017.

VALÉRY RYVKIN (Vocal Arts/Voice & Opera) spent two weeks in June with the new Young Artists Program at Opera San Jose in California. He helped oversee the organizational aspects of the program (courses, master classes, selection of the scenes and arias for the young singers etc.) and also coaching them. He also gave a public master class in the art of German Lieder there.

In July, Ryvkin spent three weeks with the Summer Italian/Opera intensive program hosted by CCM (College Conservatory of Music) in Cincinnati. There he worked with young singers as well as young pianists/opera coaches. He also gave a public master class there in Italian opera arias.

In September he will spend a week with the Los Angeles Concert Opera conducting a production of "Suor Angelica" by Puccini, and in December, he will conduct Handel's "Messiah" with the Cathedral Concert Series in the Orange County in Los Angeles.

LAWRENCE INDIK (Vocal Arts/Voice & Opera)
Summer/Fall: Concerts in Philadelphia and Springfield, NJ.

High Holidays Cantorial Soloist, Temple Beth Ahm Synagogue.

Attended and represented GPNATS at National NATS conference in Chicago.

Students debuted with Covent Garden and Wolf Trap Opera companies this past summer.

Instrumental Studies/Violin)
June 3: Eduard Schmieder was awarded with DOCTOR HONORIS CAUSA (Dr.h.c) in EDUCATION  by Kazakh National University of Arts of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.  During the weeklong visit, hegave lectures, master classes, and conducted State Chamber Orchestra “Academy of the Soloists.”

Oversaw production of iPalpiti’s “Dances & Romances” CD of a live performance from 2015 at Walt     
Disney Concert Hall, released on BCM&D label.

 July 7-27: directed 19th annual iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates: 26 selected musicians from 22 countries were featured in 16 concerts. The Festival opened with Virtuosi series featuring 7 internationally selected soloists in solo/chamber concerts at the Encinitas Library - a 5th season of sold-out concerts in San Diego County. iPalpiti Soloists series was followed by a two-week residence of the iPalpiti orchestra at the Wallis Annenberg Center of the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.

Under Schmieder’s direction, iPalpiti orchestra gave the following concerts during the July festival (each with a different program): grand-finale at Walt Disney Concert Hall– 2,060 seats sold out; Rolling Hills United Methodist Church Concert Series; Wallis Annenberg Center – new 500 seat concert hall in Beverly Hills. Featured soloist was violinist Samuel Nebyu, selected iPalpiti Junior, one of Schmieder’s Boyer students.

LA Times review (Rick Schultz, July 24) on the grand-finale concert at Disney Hall:  . . . rich showcase for the ensemble's many gifts, including hushed pianissimo and breathtaking agility throughout. On the Schubert-Mahler arrangement of  the String Quartet "Death and the Maiden, critic wrote: "The kinship between the two composers -- Schubert's rather innocent reckoning with his own mortality and Mahler's with his more modernist angst -- came through viscerally in a rendition of moving depth and humanity by Schmieder and the ensemble….Schmieder's reading felt spellbindinglyconcise. Best of all, he delivered a magisterial, perfectly paced account of the second movement Andante. Schmieder made the larger ensemble sound string quartet-like, with transparent textures, and maintained the intimacy of chamber music…”

Strings Magazine
will review the Wallis Annenberg concert of iPalpiti this fall.  Concerts were recorded by Classical Arts Showcase which has 62 million viewers. Two of Schmieder’s current students and 4 Boyer alumni were selected to participate in the Festival, performing solo and in ensembles in concert series at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills and Bing Theatre at Los Angeles County Art Museum.

August 1-August 13:  Artist-in-residence at the Summit Music Festival, NY. Conducted Summit Festival Chamber Orchestra Finale Concert with Aaron Rosand (professor of violin at Curtis Institute) as a featured soloist. Schmieder’s student Xuan Shirley Yao was concertmistress. DMA student Joseph Kauffman was principal violist and featured in the faculty concerts, performing  with Mikhail Kopelman (1st violinist of the Borodin and Tokio quartets) and clarinetist Julian Milkus. Samuel Nebyu was featured as a soloist in that program.

August 15-27: Faculty, Mozarteum Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria. Two-week master course in violin and chamber music. Prepared select students for the Academy Recitals at Soliter and Wiener Saal, and produced two class recitals at Bosendorfer Saal.

September 9-20: Member of the Jury, George Enescu International Festival and Competition, Bucharest, Romania. Out of 317 applicants, 50 violinists were selected for the participation, including Samuel Nebyu who studies with Schmieder.

October 21-22: Rothwell Recital Hall, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX; October  23: Chez  Zee Gallery, Austin, TX. Staged reading of a play by Eduard Schmieder MY MUSIC MY LOVE [ A reflection of the Romantic Era in One Act], featuring excerpts from selected compositions in the style of Romance arranged and performed by Schmieder.

MARIA DEL PICO TAYLOR (Keyboard Studies) was invited on June 24 by CRESO, an organization which offers awards to Women Who Empower, to present a talk on a pilot program teaching underprivileged children in Philadelphia. The meeting was held at the Board of Education offices on Broad St. A video of the children performing illustrated the presentation.

The Latin Fiesta "Latin Crossover" program was performed at the Strayer Middle School and the Milford Middle School in June as well as a residency June/July for the Pathway School in Norristown.

In August she was invited to present a workshop at ISME the International Society for Music Education in Glasgow Scotland. .This is Europe's largest Music Education Conference which features over 1200 participants from all over the world. The topic was "Healthy Hands from 8 to 80 using the Taubman Approach".

The Taubman Seminar moved to a new level this year by inviting a group of stellar guest faculty to participate. Ian Hobson, award winning international performing and recording artist and Professor of Pinao at the University of Illinois in Champane, Urbana was the featured performer for our Gala concert. Yoheved Kaplinsky, head of the piano department at the Juilliard School in New York presented a brilliant master class. Gail Berenson, former President of MTNA , Professor Emeritus at Ohio iUniversity in Athens presented an outstanding master class called "Bach to Bartok and Beyond: the Collaboration of Musical Gestures and Sounds Concept in the Teaching of Style."The Seminar also invited the Philadelphia Teachers Associations to select a student from a local studio to perform in Kaplinsky's master class and another one to perform in Daniel Epstein's master class. They were also invited to attend Mr Hobson's Gala recital free of charge.These initiatives were highly appreciated by the membership

TERELL STAFFORD (Jazz Studies/Trumpet)
June - Aug.
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, NY
Terell Stafford Quintet - NY, Chicago, Philadelphia
Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts Workshops
Matt Wilson Group - NY
Tim Warfield Group - Longwood Gardens
Medical Conference speaker - Miami
Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia - Kimmel Center
Clayton Brothers - NY
George Mason University master class
Corey Weeds Quintet feat. Terell Stafford, celebrating Lee Morgan - West Coast & Canadian tour
Romeir Mendez Group - Baltimore
Centrum Jazz Port Townsend - WA
Hudson Valley Youth Orchestra
Mulgrew Miller Birthday Celebration - NY
Anton Schwartz Quintet feat. Terell Stafford - Woodside, CA

Sept - Dec.
Co-Collaborator on “Music of the Great Migration” project: leading panel discussions, overseeing student research projects on the music of this error and overseeing student performance at the Bell Tower. Dates/info on Boyer’s calendar.
Vail Jazz Foundation (clinics)
Terell Stafford Quintet - Vail, CO
Terell Stafford Quintet - Philadelphia Museum of Art
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - NY
Cannonball Adderley Project - Philadelphia
Ryan Keberle’s Big Band Living Legacy Project - Dizzy’s, NY
Oregon Coast Jazz
Dameronia With Strings - Istanbul, Turkey
Jimmy Heath at 90 - Kennedy Center for the Arts, D.C.
Louis Bonilla’s Jazz Orchestra - Dizzy’s, NY
Airmen of Note - Frederick, MD
Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia - Kimmel Center

(Dance) piloted the first dance intensive at Temple University-Rome's summer session, teaching Modern Technique at Rome's IALS center and Creative Process in Dance. Her dance film Red Earth Calling also screened at the Swedish International Film Festival, completing its run on the festival circuit. This fall, she will work on a new piece commissioned by Girls Preparatory High School in Chattanooga, TN and a collaboration with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. She continues to work on developing her interactive dance installation, INVASION, which premiered at the Contemplative Practices for the 21st Century University Conference at Virginia Tech University last spring:

In June, Joann Marie Kirchner presented a workshop on musical performance anxiety for the Colorado State Music Teachers Association State Conference in Pueblo, Colorado.  She also presented a workshop at Jacobs Music in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  In August, along with Dr. Eunhae Grace Yun, Piano Artist in Residence at Boyer, they performed a Suite for Piano, four hands, by Margaret Garwood at the National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum hosted by Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Kirchner will be adjudicating for both the Philadelphia Music Teachers Association and the Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association during the fall semester.   

VLADIMIR DYO (Instrumental Studies/Violin)
June 10 Recital at 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, NJ

August activities in South Korea:

            Aug 1-6 Master Classes in Ilsan City

            Aug 8-13 Solo & Chamber Music Performances and Master Classes at the Seoul International Music Camp Festival ~Aug 15-16 Master Classes in Seoul at the DM Arts Center ~Was featured in the Strad Korea magazine, August 2016, Vol.210

            Aug 18 Recital at the Seoul Arts Center, Recital Hall

            Aug 19 was featured on the "Classical Collection" show with Philipp Richardsen on eFM 101.3 Korea's No. 1 Foreign Language Station

            Aug. 22 Master Classes in Gwangju City

            Sept. 3 Soloist with the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra Concert in Trenton, NJ

            Oct.22 New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra Concert at the War Memorial Theatre in Trenton, NJ

            Nov. 14 Chamber Music Concert at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, NJ

            Dec.31 New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra New Year's Eve Concert at the War Memorial Theatre in Trenton, NJ

Residency at Kent State Ohio for Africa Festival September 22-24th.

Participation in a seminar that the  City of Oakland, California is hosting  on "Dance and Healing in the African American Community", October 14th-16th.

Welsh’s  choreographic work “Two Women” will be  performed at Dance Wave on October 21st in New York City.

Residency at the Beijing Academy in Beijing China, November 1st to November 11th.

Hosting a one day intensive in the Umfundalai dance technique December 3rd at Temple University

DEBORAH CONFREDO (Music Education) spearheaded the development of the emerging online MM in Music Education over the summer. Coursework was generated and partners in the Office of Distance Education are working to make curriculum accessible. This program is the first of its kind at Temple outside of the Fox School. The first set of courses launch F16.

Confredo took part in the 26th biennial meeting of the Research Commission of the International Society for Music Education in London, England in July during which she and colleagues presented original research:

She was part of a team of researchers whose work was presented at the 14th biennial International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) in San Francisco in July.

As Chair-Elect for the Executive Committee for the Society for Research in Music Education, she was invited to be a member of the National Association for Music Education Accountability Measures Focus Group. Meetings began in August and will be ongoing.

She was invited to conduct a new band music reading session for music educators at the PMEA District 12 Professional Development Conference in November and completed revisions on Thinking Theory, the companion text to her instrumental method series, Measures of Success. This text and accompanying website are set to be premiered at the 2016 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in December.

This semester, Confredo as principal investigator, along with Rollo Dilworth and Drs. Ruth Brittin and Charles Robinson will execute a follow up study  to Effects of Single Versus Multiple Line Music Notation on Small Group Performance Outcomes and Self-Directed Rehearsal Procedures of Vocalists.

The Temple University Night Owls begins its sixth year. The fall concert is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:00 p.m. This concert will be a huge town and gown collaboration with the Night Owls sharing the stage with the Singing Owls for the first time!

PHILLIP O’BANION (Instrumental Studies/Percussion) released his solo debut album, “Digital Divide” on BCM&D Records late spring of this year. The recording features new works for solo percussion and electronics. Special thanks to Boyer faculty member David Pasbrig for his engineering work on this project. Additionally, O’Banion is featured as marimba soloist on the Temple University Wind Symphony’s new recording “Wind Concerti,” also released on BCM&D Records. 

Over the summer, O’Banion performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, both at home and in Saratoga, and also performed with orchestras in Delaware, Harrisburg, the Bay-Atlantic, and Ocean City. He is appearing as a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra Percussion Group (POPG) this year in several chamber music performances.

O’Banion has recently written several reviews for the new literature section of Percussive Notes, a publication of the Percussive Arts Society. He will be chairing the symphonic percussion activities at PASIC 2016, and working to complete two video recording projects this fall.

JOYCE LINDORFF (Keyboard Studies)
Summer-As music executor for the Austro-Hungarian composer André Singer, Joyce Lindorff met with directors at the new center at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, which will now house and promote Singer’s substantial oeuvre, both classical and anti-Nazi cabaret from 1930s Vienna. On June 13 she led a hands-on harpsichord maintenance workshop, “Stringing, Quilling, and Tuning,” in Rock Hall, open to all Boyer keyboard students.  On Aug 4, she hosted a visit by Boyer keyboard alumnus Di Zhu, now professor at China Conservatory, Beijing, along with several of his students and their parents. After a welcome by Andrew Eisenhart, Lindorff taught a pop-up masterclass to the students.  On Aug. 13 with Ensemble Triolet at the National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, she performed the premiere of Cynthia Folio’s Café au Triolet, commissioned by Beryl and Murray Zankel for the group. Also in August, Lindorff and Marshall Taylor, with recording engineer and producer David Pasbrig, recorded works by Chuck Holdeman and Boyer composition alumni Kristin Hevner, Mark Rimple, Sabrina Clarke and Alba Potes, for their upcoming saxophone and harpsichord CD.

Fall-On September 18 seven members of Lindorff’s current Boyer harpsichord class will perform the opening season concert of the New York Catskill Mountain series she founded 30 years ago, Music at Fishs Eddy.

MATTHEW BRUNNER (Instrumental Studies/Bands) will be presenting a session at the Delaware Music Educator's Association Conference in September. The session is entitled "Do They Hear What You Hear?: Developing Student Listening Skills in the Ensemble Rehearsal."

Brunner's arrangement of Paramore's Ain't It Funwas named in the June issue of Alternative Press Magazine in the article "12 Badass Marching Band Covers of Your Favorites Songs."

ROLLO DILWORTH (Music Education) served as one of 5 lead authors for the newly released Voices in Concert textbook series, published by Hal Leonard Corporation. This 19-volume set of books consists of choral scores, choral lesson plans and sight-reading materials for vocal ensembles of all levels (beginning to advanced).  Dilworth has also been appointed editor of his own choral series with G. Schirmer, Inc.  Much of the new music published on the series will be focused on intermediate level choirs (treble and mixed).  In the fall of 2016, he will conduct all-state choirs in New Jersey, North Carolina and Utah.  He will present professional development workshops for PMEA District 7 and for the School District of Philadelphia.  Dilworth has been invited to deliver the keynote address for the Urban Music Leadership conference in New Haven, CT.

MICHAEL KLEIN (Music Studies/Music Theory)
During the summer, Michael Klein completed two forthcoming essays: “Lutosławski’s String Quartet: Mourning, Melancholia, and Modern Subjectivity”(for a collection titled Lutoslawski's Worlds; Boydell & Brewer Press), and “Bodies in Motion: Musical Affect and the Pleasure of Excess” (for a collection titled Music Analysis and the Body; Leuven Studies in Musicology). In September, he will be the first speaker for a new lecture series at Mannes. His talk is titled "Chopin the Storyteller: The Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23," for the Techniques of Music, Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series. And at the national conference of the Society for Music Theory in November (Vancouver), the Music Theory and Psychoanalysis Interest Group will devote their session to a discussion of his recent book, Music and the Crises of the Modern Subject.

SARA DAVIS BUECHNER (Keyboard Studies)
Sara Davis Buechner played a solo recital in Alti Hall in Kyoto, on the occasion of composer-pianist Ferruccio Busoni's 150th birthday on April 1, 2016. The recital was filmed for broadcast by NHK Japan and is now being shown throughout Japan about 30 times. The program consisted of Busoni's Seven Elegies, Alfredo Casella's Six Etudes, and both the Bach "Goldberg" Variations and Liszt's Paganini Etudes in Busoni's editions. Buechner will repeat most of this program at Temple's Rock Hall on November 18th. She returns to Asia in December for her debut with the Shanghai Philharmonic, performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

(Dance) In June she completed a two-week silent retreat at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in western Massachusetts. While in residence, Bond created an improvisational dance score based on Buddhist mudras (gestures) gathered from the many Buddha rupas (statues) at the property, plus descriptions and images found in Buddhist texts housed in BCBS’s outstanding library.

Since then, she has been immersed in the first round of feedback to authors for Dance and the Quality of Life (33 chapters from 14 countries) to be published by Springer (Dordrecht) late next year.  She was delighted to entice an editorial partner for the project, Dr. Sally Gardner, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, who is also a contributing author and co-author (as I am). I also worked on a book chapter for Sondra Fraleigh and Karen Barbour’s anthology titled (provisionally) Phenomenologies of Dance and Performance to be published by University of Illinois Press (Urbana) in mid-2017.

Bond’s paper titled “Romuold Iodko’s (1939) Detskiy Khovorod (Children’s Round Dance): Migrations and In/appropriations” was accepted for presentation at the annual CORD+SDHS conference at Pomona College in Claremont, CA (November).

She is looking forward to attending the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) conference + Dance 2050 meeting in Washington, DC next month, where there is certain to be a strong element of alumni conviviality.

STEPHEN WILLIER (Music Studies/Music History) presented a paper at the International Conference of the UK Burney Society at Durham University UK, 4-6- July, "Fanny Burney and the Castrato Gasparo Pacchierotti.” He was a consultant for the newly-published English National Opera guide to Bellini's Norma, ed. Gary Kahn

NATE BUONVIRI (Music Education) Nate Buonviri played his 13th season with the orchestra of Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater this summer, where he also gave a continuing education class at the Utah Festival Academy. He will present an educational session, “Performance Tips for Percussionists” at the PMEA District 12 Conference in Malvern, PA in November. This summer Nate finished an invited book chapter on aural skills assessment for the Oxford Handbook on Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education, and is currently finishing an article for The Instrumentalist titled “Coaching Percussion in the Pit Orchestra.”

SALLY ANN NESS (Dance) November 3-6: Paper presentation entitled, "Bear-Human Encounters in Yosemite National Park; Choreographies of Wilderness" for the session "Authenticity by means of the other: Moved and Being Moved by Animials" at the joint conference of the Congress on Research in Dance and the Society of Dance History Scholars, Pomona College, CA.

November 11: Invited presentation entitled, "The Semeiotics of Rock Climbing in Yosemite National Park," for the Performance Studies Symposium on Climbing, New York University.

December 8-10: Attending as an Advisory Board Member the conference, "Body of Knowledge: Embodied Cognition and the Arts," at University of California, Irvine. The focus of the event is to bring contemporary cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind to bear on arts practices, with the goal of deploying understandings from embodied, distributed, situated, extended and enactive cognition paradigms as ways of explicating arts practices.

SHERRIL DODDS (Dance)  currently has two book projects under contract, both of which are edited collections: the Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition and the Bloomsbury Companion to Dance Studies. She is currently editing and writing chapters for both volumes. She is also preparing material for her new monograph, which looks at choreographies of facial expression in popular dance. She continues to collaborate with the Philadelphia education organization Hip Hop Fundamentals (with directors Mark Wong and Steven Lunger) on a project titled “Life Lessons in Hip Hop”, which looks at how breaking (sometimes known as b-boying or break dancing) practice sessions and dance battles shape the lives of dancers from the Temple University student organization Temple Breaks. This fall they will be shooting a short film that documents the project. In December she will be a Visiting Scholar at Blaise Pascal University in France as part of the Choreomundus research group.

July and August: Nomination to the editorial board of Journal of Music Teacher Education.

Research data collection with i2 choir in Lincoln, Nebraska and My Own Voice in Andover, MA.

Research Paper Presentations at International Society of Music Education Conference in Glasgow:

(1) Parker, E. C., & Draves, T. J. A narrative of two preservice music education majors with visual impairment.

(2) Parker, E. C., & Sweet, B. Perceptions of identity as a female vocal musician.

Publications: Parker, E. C. (2016). The experience of creating community: An intrinsic case study of four midwestern public school choral teachers. Journal of Research in Music Education, 64(2), 220-237.

Parker, E. C., & Draves, T. J. (2016). Tensions and perplexities within teacher education and P-12 schools for music teachers with visual impairments. Arts Education Policy Review. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2016.1201028

Powell, S. R., & Parker, E. C. (2016). Preservice music teachers’ descriptions of successful and unsuccessful teachers. Journal of Music Teacher Education. Advanced online publication. . doi: 10.1177/1057083716662689

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

Conducting and Teaching Engagements: West Virginia summer tour and multiple fall performances with the Troubadors of the Pennsylvania Girlchoir; General music fall clinic PMEA District 12; November NATS presentation for Philadelphia Chapter

WENDY MAGEE (Music Therapy)
Books: Magee, W.L., Tillmann, B., Perrin, F., Schnakers, C. (Eds.). (In press). Music and disorders of consciousness: Emerging Research, Practice and Theory [E-reader version]. Lausanne: Frontiers Media.

Journal editing: Magee, W.L., Tillmann, B., Perrin, F., Schnakers, C. (2016). (Guest Associate Editors). Frontiers In Psychology (Special issue: Music and disorders of consciousness: Emerging Research, Practice and Theory). Open access. (

Peer reviewed journal publications: Magee, W.L., Clark, I., Tamplin, J., & Bradt, J. (In press). Music Interventions for Acquired Brain Injury. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Magee, W.L., Tillmann, B., Perrin, F., Schnakers, C. (2016) Editorial: Music and disorders of consciousness: Emerging Research, Practice and Theory. Frontiers In Psychology, 7, 1273.

Book chapters:  Magee, W.L. (2016). Mixing Objectivist and Reflexive Methods in Music Therapy Research. In B. Wheeler (Ed.). Music Therapy Research: 3rd Edition, (pp. 84-91). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.

Magee, W.L., & Heiderscheit, A. (2016). Interdisciplinary Research. In B. Wheeler (Ed.). Music Therapy Research: 3rd Edition, (pp. 608-613). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.

Other published media: Magee, W.L. (2016). Music and Neuroscience: part of the Music, Health and Wellbeing Massive Open Online Course series [Audio podcast]. Podcast to be released August 2016.

Invited Lectures, Teaching, Meetings and Conference Work, 2016:

Lead trainer: International Training for the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness: Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, Chigago, IL, Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2016

Invited guest speaker: III Jornadas de Daño Cerebral de la Fundación

Instituto San José (3rd Brain Damage Meeting -­ Fundación Instituto San José), Oct 27-28, Madrid, Spain

Invited keynote: “Neuroscience and music: Translating evidence into            meaningful practice.” 10th European Music Therapy Conference: A Symphony of Dialogues, European Music Therapy Confederation, July 05-09, Vienna, Austria

Invited speaker: Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC): a standardized diagnostic music-based measure for minimally responsive populations (Oral presentation).Where Music and Medicine Meet: 4th International Conference of the International Association of Music and Medicine, June 11-13, Beijing, China

Invited speaker: Introduction to MATADOC: Practical Skills in Music Therapy Assessment with People with Disorders of Consciousness (Workshop). Where Music and Medicine Meet: 4th International Conference of the International Association of Music and Medicine, June 11-13, Beijing, China

Lead trainer: International Training for the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness: Children’s Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX, May 20 -22, 2016

Conference Proceedings (Peer-reviewed): Lindahl Jacobsen, S.,  Magee, W., Storm, S., Thomas, D.,  O'Kelly, J. , Wosch, T.,  Waldon, E., and Ala-Ruona, E. (2016). Music therapy assessment: bridging gaps (Symposium). In Programme, 10th European Music Therapy Conference: A Symphony of Dialogues, European Music Therapy Confederation, July 05-09, Vienna, Austria (p. 6)

Magee, W.L., Clark, I., Tamplin, J., & Bradt, J. (2016). Music interventions in acquired brain injury: results of a Cochrane review. InProgramme, Where Music and Medicine Meet: 4th International Conference of the International Association of Music and Medicine, June 11-13, 2016, Beijing, China, (p 78).

Magee, W.L., Clark, I., Tamplin, J., & Bradt, J. (2016). Music interventions for acquired brain injury: findings from a Cochrane review (Oral presentation). InProgramme, 9th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation, May 10 – 13 2016, Philadelphia, (p. 36).

Magee, W.L., Siegert, R., Daveson, B.A., Lenton-Smith, G., and Taylor, S. (2016).

MATADOC: diagnostic measure for awareness and auditory responsiveness in disorders of consciousness (Poster presentation). InProgramme, 9th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation, May 10 – 13 2016, Philadelphia.

Pool, J., Johnson, M., Magee, W.L., and Gill-Thwaites, H. (2016). Detecting awareness in prolonged disorders of consciousness: Adapting adult measures for use with children and youth (Poster presentation). InProgramme, 9th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation, May 10 – 13 2016, Philadelphia.

CHARLES ABRAMOVIC (Keyboard Studies)
June and July - orchestral keyboard for two concerts with Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Music Center

July - one week teaching and performing at the Curtis Institute of Music's Summerfest.

August - teaching and performing at the Master Players Festival at the University of Delaware. Teaching and performance at Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy, held at Curtis Institute of Music

September - 30th Anniversary concert for PCMS held at Curtis Institute (performing new works by Philip Maneval and Richard Wernick)

September and December - concerts with the Dolce Suono Ensemble at Curtis and Trinity Center, Philadelphia

October - faculty solo recital with world premieres of piano pieces by Matthew Greenbaum and Richard Brodhead

November - PCMS concert - Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion with Natalie Zhu (Perelman Theater-Kimmel Center)

BETH BOLTON (Music Education) The two-week summer 2016 GIML Professional Development courses at Temple University attracted 29 students to the Boyer College.  Students participated in 70 hours of coursework and enjoyed numerous activities on campus and in greater Philadelphia.  The courses in instrumental, elementary general, and early childhood music were taught by Bolton and Alison Reynolds (Temple), Richard Grunow and Kathy Liperote (Eastman), and Suzanne Burton (University of Delaware). 

Bolton will travel to Italy, Spain, and Portugal in February 2017, where she will present workshops, seminars, and masterclasses in early childhood music in Rome, Madrid, Sevilla, and Lisbon. 

Her new book of original tunes and teaching ideas,  L’albero delle Canzoni,  is set for publication this fall by Orff Schulwerk Italiano, Rome.