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Summer/Fall 2018 Boyer Faculty News

LAMBERT ORKIS (Keyboard Studies)
August - Recording released by Deutsche Grammophon:  Hommage à Penderecki (2 discs).  On this recording,  Orkis performs with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter Krzysztof Penderecki's Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano. Also, Orkis performs in concerts as principal keyboard of the National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. September through December of this year.


SARA DAVIS BUECHNER
(Keyboard Studies) performed recitals and chamber music, and gave master classes, at a number of important music festivals this summer -- at the Edmonton (Canada) Summer Solstice Festival, the Newport (Rhode Island) Music Festival, the Orford (Montreal) Music Center, and the Shandelee (New York State) Music Festival. In September she presents her new 4-concert series of the complete Mozart Piano Sonatas at Alti Hall in Japan.


BETH BOLTON
(Music Education) presented the opening session with children at the Early Childhood Music and Movement conference at Buffalo State University in New York.  She also taught two courses sponsored by the Gordon Institute for Music Learning this summer; one at Temple University (elementary general music) and one at the University of South Carolina (early childhood music). In September Bolton will present her work at the opening of the Significarte symposium at the University of Sevilla, Spain; lecture for students at the University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal) and NOVA Universidade (Lisbon, Portugal); provide a keynote address for the Academia Dimensione Musica in conference in Milan, Italy and a keynote presentation for faculty, parents and children participating in Musica in Culla classes in Rome.  In October, she will provide a weeklong lecture series at the Shanghai Conservatory.  In November, she will provide a keynote speech for the Musica in Culla network in Italy at their conference at Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Studies in Naples, Italy and she will teach a 2-day intensive course for MIC in Rome.Bolton’s  new book of original tunes and activities for early childhood music was published in March 2018 by Ilium/Orff Schulwerk Italiano in Italy.

MARGARET (PEGGY) TILESTON (Music Therapy) was a road warrior this summer, racking up over 657 miles in travel to observe Music Therapy interns and solidify connections with supervisors at multiple clinical sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. She also completed the certification process to become a DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)-informed Music Therapist. This fall she plans on staying close to home and solidifying her connections with fellow attendees at local community music improvisation events in the area sponsored by Music For People (http://www.musicforpeople.org/wp/) facilitators.

DICK OATTS (Jazz Studies/Saxophone)
June 9 - Performance at Kimmel Center with Terell Stafford and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia Verizon Hall
June 4, 11, 18 - Vanguard Jazz Orch.(VJO) performs Monday nights at the Village Vanguard NYC
June 14 – Perform with Mike Holober Octet at Symphony Space - Thalia Theater in NYC
June 15 – Perform with Dave DeJesus Big Band at Birdland Jazz Club in NYC
June 17 – Perform with Mike Holober Octet at the Union Arts Center in Sparkill, NY
June 19 – Recorded with Temple faculty Jazz Sextet at Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, NY (Stafford, Wong, Warfield, Barth, Landrum,Oatts) for Family Feeling, released on BCM&D Records. Songs by Bruce Barth.
June 25 – 30 - Summer Jazz Workshop in Amsterdam (perform, record, teach)
July 2 – 6 - Summer Jazz Workshop at Skidmore College in Saratoga, NY
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra performed July 9, 16, 23, 30
July 25 – 28 - DickOatts/ Victor deDiego Quintet perform at the San Sebastion Jazz Festival near Bilbao, Spain
August 6, 13, 20, 27 - Perform with VJO at the Village Vanguard
Sept. 6 - Perform with Jack St. Clair's Big band in Philadelphia
Perform 3, 10, 17, 24 with the VJO at the Village Vanguard
Sept. 19 - Perform with Danny Jonokuchi Big band in NYC
October 5-6 - Perform with DickOattsQuartet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Oct. 8 – 12 - Artist in Residence at the Amsterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands
Oct. 19 – 20 - Lecture and performance at West Virginia Univ.
Oct. 22 – 26 - Residence series at the Monk Institute at UCLA. Teach - Performance - Compostion
Oct. 1, 15, 29 Perform with VJO at the Village Vanguard
Nov. 1 – 4 - Vanguard Jazz Orchestra performs at Lawrence Univ. in Appleton, Wisc.
Nov. 6 - 8- Perform with Elio VillaFranca big band in Mexico City
Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26- Perform with VJO at the Village Vanguard Dec.  3, 10, 17- Perform with VJO at the Village Vanguard
Dec. 15- Perform with the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia at Kimmel Center

JAN KRZYWICKI (Music Theory)
Composed Fête for string orchestra, commissioned by Temple University Music Preparatory Division for the Youth Chamber Orchestra, Aaron Picht, conductor; premiere 12/18. Composed new versions of Intrada for brass quintet & brass sextet for The Brass Projectensemble. Revised Concertino bucolico for November 15 TU Symphony Orchestra concert & subsequent recording with Ricardo Morales and Daniel Matsukawa as soloists. Completed a new CD for Albany Records (release 10/1/18).Conducted the premiere of a new work by Pierre Jalbert for Network for New Music at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 7/22/18

CHERYL DILEO (Music Therapy) gave an invited keynote and three-day workshop at the Institute for Music and Process in Vitoria, Spain. She also gave an invited keynote and conducted a two-day workshop at the conference of the Chinese Professional Music Therapy Association in Beijing. She organized a series of workshops and lectures for the Core 4 conference on Addictions in Amelia Island, Florida. She will give an invited workshop on music therapy and pain management in Bologna, Italy, conduct an invited Continuing Music Therapy Education course for New Jersey Music Therapists, present the annual Wilkinson Lecture at Westchester University, and serve as an evaluator of a PhD defense and give lectures at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. She will also conduct an invited workshop at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

SHERRIL DODDS (Dance) was invited to participate in August in Trans X, a research retreat hosted by the Music Department at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has recently edited an anthology, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition, which will be published on November 1st, 2018. She also has an article titled, "The Brutal Encounters of a Novice B-Girl" in the fall issue of Choreographic Practices. In October she has been invited to speak at the Korean Society of Dance annual conference in Seoul.

DEBORAH CONFREDO (Music Education) begins her third season as conductor of the Philadelphia All-City High School Band. Auditions are in  October and the band is seated for the first rehearsal in December.Curriculum development of the online MM in Music Education occurred over the summer and will continue throughout this academic year. As Chair for the Executive Committee for the Society for Research in Music Education, Confredo met with the leadership of the National Association for Music Education in Virginia this summer for the NAfME National Assembly. With colleagues Linda Thornton and Sara Womack, she presented a session entitled Conversations and Collaborations: PK-12 and Higher Education Working Together. Preparations for the 2020 biennium are underway. In June,  Confredo traveled to Florida State University where she was awarded theFaculty Citation for Graduate Alumni for Distinguished Achievement in Music Education and Scholarly Research in Music. In July, she traveled to Dubai (UAE) as an invited researcher at the 27th International Society for Music Education Research Commission Seminar hosted by the Canadian University Dubai and  presented research entitled:Tradition, Camaraderie, Respect, Passion, and Performance: The Impact of Community Bands on Italian and American Musicians. The paper will be published in the conference proceedings. Confredo also traveled to Harrisburg, PA in July as an invited clinician for the PMEA Summer Conference. She presented two workshops: (1)How Am I Doing, Coach? Effective Assessment in Instrumental Ensemble Settings, and (2)The Seduction of Deconstruction: Understanding the Tell-All Score. In September, Confredo and the Music Education department will host guest speaker Clifford K. Madsen (Florida State University) when the Diamond Lecture Series in Music Education is reinstated. On September 24 at 4PM, Dr. Madsen will speak to our undergraduates and at 5PM, to graduate students. Madsen is one of the most learned and prolific researchers in music education in the US and internationally.In October, Confredo will travel to Columbia, Maryland, where she will give three presentations for the Maryland Music Educators Association. She will give two presentations for the Louisiana Music Educators Association in November.In November, Confredo will, once again, conduct a new band music reading session for PMEA District 11. Temple music education students will be on hand to assist. The Temple University Night Owls Campus Community Band, under Confredo’s direction, performs on Sunday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m. in TPAC. Band students from Garnet Valley High School, along with their director and recent PhD graduate from the TU Music Education doctoral program, Steve Selfridge, will join the Night Owls for a few selections in a side-by-side appearance.

KUN-YANG LIN (Dance) continued to deepen his practice-as-research this summer (in the areaof contemporary dance as a force for self-transformation, healing and community-building) by creating and producing works and teaching.Highlights include:

-- Guest Master teaching at Ballet Philippines and the School of Ballet Philippines, Manila.
- Created a new site-specific, gallery dance “Will-O-Wisp” commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
-  Presentation of his works in China and Philippines through the world renown dance company, Ballet Philippines.
Lin produced the 37thInHale Performance Series (Aug. 24th) at his dance company’s research lab, CHI Movement Arts Center, to foster emerging choreographers. This fall, Lin and his company, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) will be conducting workshops and performing at the Rose Lehrman Performing Art Center in Harrisburg onSep. 25-27. KYL/D's Fall home season (3 evening-length productions) will take place at the Performance Garage in Philadelphia onNov. 9-10. KYL/D will also participate in the Come Together Festival at the Suzanne Roberts Theater in Nov. For more info visit: www.kyld.org

MERIÁN SOTO (Dance) was a Resident Fellow at Ucross Foundation in WY in June. She is currently working with choreographer Viveca Vázquez, on a documentary of Rompeforma: Maratón de Baile, Performance & Visuales, the Latino artists festival they produced in Puerto Rico from 1989-1996. In fall, Soto will be performing in Silvana Cardell’s Supper, at Boston Dance Complex, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Santo Domingo, Atlanta Ferst Center, and Sandy Spring Museum in Maryland.

TERELL STAFFORD (Jazz Studies/Trumpet)
Summer/fall

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center
Mercer County Jazz Camp, NJ
TerellStafford and Dan Karlsberg Trio OH
Tribute to Mulgrew Miller NY
Vail Jazz Foundation CO
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (weekly) NY
TerellStafford Quintet IL
Music of Cedar Walton, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, NY
TerellStafford Residency, CANADA
December 15 - Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center

CHARLES ABRAMOVIC (Keyboard Studies)
Summer - Orchestra keyboard for Philadelphia Orchestra concerts at the Mann Music Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and Bravo Vail festival. Teaching and performances at the Master Players Festival at the University of Delaware and at the Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy.

Fall- Recital and composers workshop with flutist Mimi Stillman at Michigan State University. Solo recitals at Crosslands and Kendal in Delaware County. Performances with Dolce Suono Ensemble at Trinity Center in Philadelphia. Faculty recital in collaboration with Las Américas en Concierto on Sept. 23, 3PM, Rock Hall. On November 5, 7:30 at TPAC, he will perform Bernstein’s Halil as part of the 1918:2018 Stravinsky/Bernstein Centenary concert with Phillip O’Banion and the TU Percussion Ensemble and the same work again on November 12, 7:30PM, also at TPAC.

STEVEN ZOHN (Music History) read a paper,Sehet an die Exempel der Alten: Telemann’s
(Pre-)Enlightenment Rhetoric,”at the Eighteenth Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, held in July in Cremona, Italy. This summer he also completed book proposals for the edited volumeTelemann Studies(Cambridge University Press) and the biographyTelemannfor Oxford University Press’s Master Musicians series. He recently recorded “Parlor Tricks: Music for a Viennese Salon,” the debut CD of Night Music, an ensemble he co-directs. This fall Zohn will perform with Night Music, NYS Baroque, and the Philadelphia Bach Collegium/Choral Arts, and in November will read a paper at the national meeting of the American Musicological Society in San Antonio.

MARK FRANKO (Dance) was named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He will be on research leave in 2018-19 to complete his book project Serge Lifar and the Crisis of Neoclassicism (Oxford University Press): https://www.gf.org/fellows/all-fellows/mark-franko/During this time, he continues to edit monographs for the Oxford Studies in Dance Theory book series. He published a season review of the New York City Ballet’s Jerome Robbins Festival: “Robbins at 100: Ballet, Gesture and the Vernacular,” in The Massachusetts Review (June 7, 2018): (http://massreview.org/node/6587#_edn1). Franko was moved and honored by the publication of “Conference Panel to Honor Mark Franko’s Editorship of DRJ: January 1, 2009-December 31, 2016” in Dance Research Journal 40/1 (April 2018): 6-22. Choreographing Discourses: A Mark Franko Reader, co-edited with Alessandra Nicifero, is now in press at Routledge. The reader, which includes a critical introduction by Gay Morris and André Lepecki, an interview Nicifero conducted with Franko and a complete bibliography of publications and performances, brings together fifteen essays originally published between 1996 and the contemporary moment assembled from international, sometimes un-translated sources. Two essays have not previously been published: “Dance, the De-materialization of Labor, and the Productivity of the Corporeal,” and, “In the Company of Donya Feuer: an Interdisciplinary Method” -- this last on the collaboration between Feuer and Ted Hughes on a play Shakespeare never wrote. Three other essays published or in press:

This fall Franko will conduct a seminar at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Departamento de Artes del Movimento in Buenos Aires. During his residency he will also perform a collaborative work with Fabian Barba, Le Marbre Tremble, in Buenos Aires and in Cordoba. This work, which they have performed in Brussels, Philadelphia, Leuven and London since 2014, will be programmed for the first time alongside Barba’s A Mary Wigman Dance Evening.

JEFFREY SOLOW
(Cello)
Concerts, Music Festivals, Adjudicator:
Summer

Fall

Publications:

LAURA KATZ RIZZO (Dance) May 19 and 20, Katz performed the piece, “Hollow” at the Etc. Performing Arts Series. May 24-28, she built "Voyage of the Maiden," an interactive installation piece that she received a grant to build at an outdoor arts festival. June 6-9, Katz took a group of students to the biannual National American College Dance Festival Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where the students performed and she was selected to teach a master class. She presented a paper at the Dance Studies Association conference in Valetta, Malta from July 5-8, and was the selected artist in residence at The Iron Factory in Fishtown from July 8-14. July 23-28 Katz conducted a week- long intensive ballet workshop at Chi Movement Arts. She also completed the Presidential Arts and Humanities award project, "Takako Vs Nine Lives" a screen dance made in collaboration with Lauren Wolkstein.

PHILLIP O’BANION(Percussions Studies) spent much of the summer with The Philadelphia Orchestra - traveling to Vail, Saratoga Springs, and the Mann Center for numerous performances. He also performed with POPG (Philadelphia Orchestra Percussion Group) at Penn Treaty Park on July 22 as part of the orchestra’s HEAR initiative. In September he is traveling with the orchestra on their Mid-West Tour, and has multiple engagements locally. O’Banion spent two weeks at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee as percussion faculty and artist-in-residence. There he performed on the artist faculty chamber music series, directed student percussion ensemble performances, taught private lessons, and coached orchestral repertoire. He also performed as principal percussionist and principal timpanist with the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and the Princeton Opera’s production of Madame Butterfly. In June, O’Banion was a featured clinician at the “Total Percussion Seminar” in Lancaster, PA. In October he will perform Pierre Jalbert’s  Light, Line, & Shadow with Network for New Music. Serving the Percussive Arts Society at PASIC 2018 (Indianapolis), O’Banion will continue to chair the society’s symphonic committee and its numerous activities. On campus, O’Banion is producing two concerts this semester. On Nov. 5 the program features a staged version of Stravinsky’sL’Histoire du Soldatwith alumnus and guest conductor Desimont Alston, choreographer Dara Meredith, and students from the instrumental, dance, and theater departments. The program will also feature a world premiere by Bill Cunliffe for the L’Histoire ensemble. Colleagues Charles Abramovic, piano and Mimi Stillman, flute will be guests with the percussion ensemble on Nov. 12, performing Leonard Bernstein’s Halil.

MARCUS DELOACH (Voice & Opera) performed Sam inTrouble in Tahitithis summer with the TwickenhamFest chamber music festival in Huntsville, AL. Later this fall De Loach will perform the role of Don Quixote in El retablo de maese Pedro byde Falla with the Knights in Brooklyn, NY and he will be the soloist for Britten'sWar Requiemwith the Tulsa Symphony.

EDUARD SCHMIEDER (Violin) 
May 30 - June 2: University of New Mexico Summer Music Institute, Albuquerque. Special FeaturedArtist: Conducted Festival orchestra finale concert. Coached chamber ensemble. Gave violin master class. Presided over the Solo Competition Final’s jury.

June: Oversaw production of iPalpiti’s “Live from Salzburg” CD from LIVE performance of 2017 at Mozarteum Solitair Hall, released on BCM&D label in July.
June 28 –July 18: directed 21st annual iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates. 26 selected musicians from 22 countries and 12 Los Angeles’winds/percussion were featured in 14 concerts
Orchestrated and premiered Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition for strings & percussion. Festival opened with iPalpiti orchestra’s artistic residence at Soka Performing Arts Center on June 28.
Under Schmieder direction, iPalpiti orchestra gave the following concerts during the festival (each with a different program):
July 3: Soka Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo, CA
July 5:  St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Encinitas, CA
July 7: Opening Night Gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall – sold-out (2160 seat hall) celebrating Maestro’s 70th birthday.
July 8-18: coached iPalpiti laureate soloists for solo and chamber ensembles concerts, including west coast premieres of works by Auerbach (piano trio) and Ripper (piano double bass quintet). 11 concerts/events were presented in prestigious venues throughout the Greater Los Angeles and San Diego Counties, concluding with a July 18 concert at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.
July 30 -August 11: Artist-in-residence at the Summit Music Festival in New York. Conducted festival chamber orchestra. Taught violin master course.
August 15 -20: Juror, Final Round. Berliner International Music Competition

Media:
KUSC-FM, July 5, 2018: Live Interview with Jon Van Driel
Culture/Out and AboutBlog: iPalpiti Tries to Open Hearts and Heal Souls Through Music
Voice of America News: I nternational Musicians Create Harmony Through Music. Video/Interview by Mike O’Sullivan. July 22, 2018
Panorama Almanac Weekly, June 20-25: “To the 21st annual iPalpiti Festival” by Alexandra Sokolovskaya – 2 page feature.
Valley Scene Magazine, June 24, 2018: iPalpiti festival! By Pam Froman
Los Angeles Times
, July 4, 2018: Weekend Picks by Matt Cooper
Los Angeles Times: The week ahead in L.A. classical music, July 1-7, July 8-14, July 15-21: The 21st iPalpiti Festival (complete listings)

JOANN KIRCHNER (Keyboard Studies) presented a summer workshop with Boyer colleague Eunhaey Grace Yun, entitled “Mindful Practice or Mindless Practice” at the Pennsylvania Music Teachers State Conference in Indiana, Pennsylvania. In October Kirchner will present a session on Musical Performance Anxiety for the West Virginia Music Teachers State Conference. She will also adjudicate for the Dorothy Sutton Piano Festival in September and for the Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Achievement Awards Auditions in November.Lastly, Kirchner was recently appointed as Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Music Teachers Association.

ALEXANDER DEVARON (Music Theory) finished two compositions this summer, both multi-year projects. The first is a septet scored for winds, strings, piano and percussion that will be premiered by Temple's New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Jan Krzwyicki, on October 15th. The second is a melodic setting of "The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra," a 155-line English translation of a Tibetan Buddhist poem.

KATHRYN LEEMHUIS (Voice & Opera) returned to her alma mater of Oberlin College to perform a featured solo recital this summer. She participated in the inaugural year of the voice area in the Master Players International Music Festival at the University of Delaware, where she taught private lessons, gave masterclasses, and performed in an intensive academic setting for aspiring young artists. This coming semester, Leemhuis will perform Bernstein'sArias and Barcarolleswith the Oregon Mozart Festival under Maestro Kelly Kuo. She will also make her debut with the Toledo Symphony as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Handel'sMessiah.

SHANA GOLDIN-PERSCHBACHER (Music History) was grateful to receive a sabbatical last year, during which she was the keynote speaker at the Rutgers University Musicology Society Conference and lectured in the colloquium series at the University of Virginia, gave a Distinguished Faculty Lecture at the Center for Humanities at Temple, and presented papers at the “What is Interdisciplinarity Today?” conference at Stanford University and at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music conference in Nashville. She is on the program committee for next year’s IASPM conference, hosted in New Orleans. She performed on viola with the Temple Baroque Orchestra in Steve Zohn’s Georg Phillipp Telemann conference. Her advisee Kerri Rafferty, a first generation college student, won the Livingstone Award for the best undergraduate paper in the Humanities at Temple and was accepted with a full 5-year fellowship to the Music PhD program at the University of Virginia. Goldin-Perschbacher was elected co-chair of the LGBT Study Group of the American Musicological Society. In June she hosted the first out gay country musician (1973), Patrick Haggerty and his band Lavender Country, along with two New York and Philadelphia-based queer country bands, at PhilaMOCA and spent 20 hours interviewing Haggerty. Her essay on gay country is forthcoming in theOxford Handbook of Music and Queernessand her book projectTransAmericana and Queer Sincerity: Gender and Genre in Contemporary Folk Musicis under review with a University press. She developed a new graduate seminar for this fall, “Queer Country” and is glad to be back on campus!

JOYCE LINDORFF’S (Keyboard Studies) new CD, “La Raphaèle-The Art of François Couperin,” recorded and mastered by David Pasbrig and funded by a Boyer College Dean’s grant, was released on June 1. At the18thBiennial International Baroque Conference, held July 10-15 in Cremona, Italy, she presented a lecture-recital, “Between Europe and China: Pedrini’s Journey in Letters and Music,” with David Irving, baroque violin. As Artistic Director of Music at Fishs Eddy,she presented concerts at the Old Pioneer Church in New York's Western Catskills: Aug. 5-François Couperin 350th Birthday Concert, Aug. 12-Hampton Trio, and Aug. 19-A John Cage Afternoon. With Research Librarian and Performing Arts Subject Specialist Anne Harlow as presenter and curator,she is preparing another Couperin 350thbirthday celebration for Wednesday, Sept. 26 at noon in Paley Library. It will feature Couperin’sPièces de Clavecin performed by Lindorff along with her current and former harpsichord students. On Oct. 7 she will perform a recital of Couperin’s music in Rhinecliff, NY. She will present a paper at the conference, Italy and East Asia: Exchanges and Parallels,to be held Oct. 11-13 at Stony Brook University, organized by their Center for Italian Studies and the University of British Columbia,“An Italian Musician in the Early Qing Court: The Sonatas and Letters of Teodorico Pedrini (1671-1746).”  Lindorff is organizer of the Advent Harpsichord Recital Series at the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Tuesdays at noon: Dec. 4-Kaishu Zhao (Boyer’s 2017-18 Visiting Research Scholar), Dec. 11-Joyce Lindorff, and Dec. 18-Qiao Chu (Boyer MM ’17).

ADAM VIDIKSIS (Music Technology/Composition) concluded his time as Composer in Residence for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia with the premiere ofOpen Spacesin May, a concerto grosso for soloists from the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz, and in June, Contemplation, work for handbell choir, brass, and organ performed in a joint effort by the Joybells of Melmark and COP musicians. Both of these works were premiered at the Kimmel Center. Vidiksis’s art songAt the Eagle Record Pass, commissioned by Interactive Composers and Interactive Artists, was premiered in Rome at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana in July. His trio pieceLocal Equilibrium Dynamicswas featured at the NYC Electroacoustic Festival. In August,  Vidiksis brought students from his electronic music ensemble, BEEP, to the International Computer Music Conference in Daegu, South Korea, where they performed his workDensity Functionin collaboration with students from the Education University of Hong Kong. The piece was selected for the short list of best performances at the conference, with the final results of the award still forthcoming. Additionally, Vidiksis taught music technology classes at both the SPLICE Institute at Western Michigan University, of which he is faculty and a founding member, as well as at Boyer’s own newly-formed Young Women Composer Camp.

TIM WARFIELD (Jazz Studies) was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies Coordinator, for the Graduate Program of Jazz Studies at Temple University. He also has been recently nominated by Governor Tom Wolfe and inducted by the Senate as a newly appointed member of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Warfield has a new recording entitled JAZZLAND, on the Criss Cross Jazz label, that features trumpeter Terell Stafford, organist Pat Bianchi, drummer Byron Landham and percussionist Daniel Sadownick. The CD, rose to # 21 on the Jazzweek Top 100 charts for radio airplay on August 21st, 2018. Tim Warfield's Jazzy Christmas performance will be held at the Rite of Swing Cafe at Temple University on December 15, 2018, beginning at 4:30 PM.

ELIZABETH CASSIDY PARKER (Music Education)
June:Commonwealth Youthchoir Brahms! Bernstein! Bon Voyage! at Perelman Theatre [Kimmel Center]
July:Appointed to the editorial committee of theJournal of Research in Music Educationand appointed Interim Music Director for the Pennsylvania Girlchoir
September:Two refereed research presentations at Symposium on Research in Choral Singing, Northwestern University: (a)A Multiple Case Study of Two Inclusive Choirs with Dr. Bridget Sweet of University of Illinois(b)A Choral World Without Hierarchy: A Case Study of Eisenhower High School with Dr. Marci Major of West Chester University
October: Invited Guest Lecture: University of Delaware
November: Invited Guest Residency: Gettysburg College
December: Conducting Commonwealth YouthchoirsMass of the Children; Pennsylvania Girlchoir Winter Concert

PATRICIA CORNETT (Director of Bands)

Temple University Wind Symphony – September 28, 2018, TPAC

“A Conductor’s Toolbox: Improving Technique from the Ground Up” – Conference presentation at Delaware Arts Conference, October 5, 2018

Temple University Wind Symphony Children’s Concert – George Washington High School (for 3rd & 4th graders in Philadelphia Public Schools), October 12, 2018

Temple University Wind Symphony Chamber Concert – October 25, 2018, TPAC

“Compelling Musical Leadership” – Professional Development Session for teachers in the Pennsbury School District, November 6, 2018

Guest conducting: Western Michigan Symphonic Band (Kalamazoo, Michigan), November 16, 2018

Temple University Wind Symphony – November 28, 2018, TPAC, with guest Anthony Prisk, trumpet

“Unlocking Student Musicianship in the Large Ensemble,” Conference presentation at Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic, Chicago, IL, December 20, 2018

PAUL RARDIN (Vocal Arts) was headliner clinician for the Gordon College summer music workshops in July. The TU Concert Choir will perform under his direction at the 2018 American Choral Directors Association Fall Conference at Lincoln University in October, marking the ensemble’s fifth invited conference in the past five years. Rardin will conduct the world premiere of Rollo Dilworth’s Credo, a setting of an essay by W.E.B. DuBois, with Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in November.

MAURICE WRIGHT (Composition) enjoyed a summer recording session at Rock Hall in which Charles Abramovic recorded three short works: ¿Y tú?, Tempus Carmenium, and Souvenir. Earlier, in TPAC, Laurie Heimes and David Pasbrig recorded Wright’s song Hold My Hands, Lover. Pasbrig served as producer, engineer, and editor of the sessions. Abramovic will include Tempus Carmenium on his September 23rd recital in Rock Hall. Wright created a score for James Short’s Notes from the in between, which will be screened at CYBERSOUNDS on October 9. Wright joins the Presser Foundation Scholars Committee this year.


HELEN SHOEMARK
(Music Therapy) was honored to be the Grand Round speaker at Monash Health in Melbourne in July. She was an invited speaker at the International Association for Music Medicine Conference in Barcelona, and presented three papers at the World Infant Mental Health Congress in Rome, (including senior speaker in a symposium with colleagues from Italy, Brazil and Colombia). Helen presented with colleagues from Riley Hospital for Children at an inaugural creative arts therapies conference at CHOP,about a project they completed together ; and presented a Continuing Education course for music therapists about phase 1 research in the NICU, with colleagues from the University of Kansas.

MARIA DEL PICO TAYLOR (Keyboard Studies) and cellist Steve Kramer toured in Brazil, as the Rachmaninoff Duo, forthree weeks in July. The tour opened with a sold-out concert for the Italian Society in Piracicaba. It continued with a series of master classes and lectures on the Taubman Technique at the Encontro International forPianists Festival directed by Dr. Joao Casarotti, a Temple alumnus whose injured hands were healed while studying the TaubmanTechnique at Temple. The second part of the tour was organized by Samuel Vierias Pontes, a recent graduatewho has built a couple of excellent music studios in record time in the cities of San Jose de dos Campos and in San Carlos. Plans at already on the way for another series of concerts pictures of master classes in San Jose and San Carlos .

NORIKO MANABE (Music Theory) won the BFE Book Prize, for best book over two years, from the British Forum for Ethnomusicology for her monograph,  The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music after Fukushima (OUP). Her book series, 33-1/3 Japan, published Perfume's GAMEby Patrick St. Michel, and she signed contracts for three more books. Her article, “Music as Data in the Twenty-First Century,” was published in Twentieth-Century Music 14/3 (2018); her article, “‘It’s Our Turn to Be Heard’: The Life and Legacy of Rapper-Activist ECD (1960-2018),” was published in The Asia-Pacific Journal. She presented papers at Cultural Typhoon, the Darmstadt Composers School, UCLA, Tokyo University of the Arts, University of Cincinnati Conservatory, University of Pittsburgh, Asian Studies Center, and Earlham College. She won a Grant-in-Aid and CHAT fellowship. She continues to serve on the boards of Twentieth-Century Music, Music and Politics, SOAS Musicology book series, and Black Music Research Journal.