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Boyer Faculty News Winter-Spring 2016

Matthew Brunner will be a guest conductor at the National Band Association's Concert Band Symposium in Ashburn, VA. The Temple University Diamond Marching Band appears and can be heard in an ESPN commercial for the ESPN app. Brunner will be adjudicating festivals for Music in the Parks, Festivals of Music, and Heritage Music Festivals this spring.


Jillian Harris’s dance film project, Red Earth Calling (, continues to have success on the international film festival circuit. The film recently appeared at Pineapple Underground Film Festival in Hong Kong and received an "Award of Merit" from the Accolade Global Film Competition. Other awards this past year include:

Best Art Short Award (“Red Earth Calling”), Eugene International Film Festival, Eugene, Oregon
Best Narrative Short Film Award (“Red Earth Calling”), Maui Film Festival, Maui, Hawaii
Short Film and Short Film Score Winner (“Red Earth Calling”), Moondance International Film Festival, Boulder, CO. Best Experimental Short Film Award (“Red Earth Calling”), Toronto Independent Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

Red Earth Calling will appear in February at the Philadelphia Screendance Film Festival as well as at the Berlin Independent Film Festival (Berlin, Germany). In March, Harris will teach as a guest artist at the 2016 Northeast Regional American College Dance Festival (Brockport, NY). She continues to work on a new version of Invasion (, an interactive dance installation that will debut publicly in the spring.

Terell Stafford maintains a full performance and clinician schedule in early 2016, including:
Jazz Education Network Conference (Louisville, KY); St. Louis all Stars at the JEN Conference; Jazz Residency (St. Louis); Sea of Jazz (FL); Ken Peplowski Quintet and the Great American Songbook (Jazz at Lincoln Center, NY): Frank Wess Tribute (Kennedy Center, Washington, DC);  Arts & Crafts (Southwestern Oklahoma State Univ.); Terell Stafford Quintet at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival (Rockville, MD); SRJO Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (Edmonds, WA): WDR Big Band (Germany); and, weekly performances with the Village Vanguard Orchestra (NY).


Oxford University Press published the monograph, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima, in December. Manabe will be giving talks about her book at Topos Bookstore in Queens (January 8); Kinokuniya New York City (January 30), in conversation with Jonathan Pieslak, author of Radicalism and Music); Potter’s House, Washington, DC (February 20); Labryinth Bookstore, Princeton (March 9, in conversation with Jonathan Pieslak); and at Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle, on April 2. Details of her engagements, including additional talks, are listed on her website

Manabe’s chapter, “La musique dans le mouvement antinucléaire japonais après Fukushima: quatre espaces de manifestation,” will be published in the book, Politiques des musiques populaires au XXIe siècles, ed. Elsa Grassy and Jedediah Sklower, in February 2016. In addition to her monograph, Manabe published the chapter, “Japanese Hip-Hop: Alternative Stories,” in the Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop, ed. Justin Williams (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and the chapter, “Hip-Hop and Reggae in Recent Japanese Social Movements,” in Two Haiku and a Microphone: Traveling Texts and the Work of Afro-Japanese Cultural Production, ed. William H. Bridges IV and Nina Cornyetz (Lexington Books, 2015).

She will give several invited talks, including “Music and the Antinuclear Movement” at Middlebury College on January 22, and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado-Boulder on March 4; the talk, “Musicians and the Japanese Antinuclear Movement Post-Fukushima,” at the Nuclear Futures Laboratory, Princeton University, on February10; and a talk and workshop, “Music and Sound in Antinuclear Protests,” at the Sound Studies Colloquium, University of Minnesota, on April 14–15. She will also give the paper, “Music, Healing, and Commemoration of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings,” at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Seattle on April 3.

taught a 12-hour intensive course in the Italian national didactic course in early childhood music education for Musica in Cullain Rome in January. While in Rome she attended visual and performing arts classes at St. Stephens School and met with guidance counselors and students at the school to inform them about Temple arts programs.

In April, she will teach intensive early childhood music courses in Madrid, Malaga, and at the University of Seville, in Spain.

makes his debut at Opera Philadelphia in Cold Mountain by Jennifer Higdon in the roles of Owens/Ethan/Homeguard Feb. 5-14 at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA.

Baritone soloist Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphonywith the York Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Golan cond. 7:30PM Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Ctr. York, PA

My Favorite Things- Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota
The Gloria Musicae Singers, Joseph Holt, cond., May 7-8, Historic Asolo Theater, Sarasota, FL


Premiere of QUARTET, Clarosa Quartet, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Network for New Music, Works by Babbit & Karpman

4/17/16 Settlement Music School
4/18/16 Haverford College

At the end of the fall semester (December 5-15) Jeffrey Solow adjudicated the IX Tchaikovsky International Competition for Young Musicians in Novosibirsk, Russia. To conclude his winter break he recorded Gordon Jacob’s Trifles with Joyce Lindorff, flutist Wendy Stern, and violinist Shelby Yamin. He will celebrate Valentine’s Day by performing a recital with Elise Auerbach in Rock Hall entitled “99” (the program will consists of 3 concertos, each one its respective composer’s opus 33!). 

During spring break he will present a session at ASTA’s National Conference in Tampa, FL entitled, “Learning to play is really learning what it feels like to play (using successive approximation experiential exercises and physical imagery in cello teaching)” – and being that it is spring break, he will fly down early to get in a couple of days of scuba diving! On April 17 he will perform on the Hayden’s Ferry concert series in Tempe, AZ with his ensemble the Trio Combray and guest violist Brett Deubner, repeating the program the following day at the University of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, where he will also teach a master class. While he is in Arizona, he will give a cello master class at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

The Trio Combray will perform the same program at Bargemusic in New York City on April 24. From May 5-8 he will adjudicate the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition at Notre Dame University in Indiana. From May 13-22 he will be in Los Angeles at the 2nd Gregor Piatigorsky International Cello Festival at USC where among other activities, he will perform a recital and present a lecture entitled “Don’t be an Urtext Victim.” In early June, he will return to Alaska’s Sitka Summer Music Festival where he performed for more than 40 years, beginning in 1972. And in July he will perform in the Park City Beethoven Festival in Utah and direct the Summit Festival’s week-long Intensive Cello Seminar.

In January, Deborah Confredo is guest conductor for the PMEA District 8 High School Honor Band in Jersey Shore, PA.

In February, she will present music education sessions at both the South Carolina and Kansas Music Educators Association annual professional development conferences. She will also serve as adjudicator for the PMEA District 12 Large Instrumental Ensemble Music Performance Assessment.

In March, Confredo will conduct the PMEA Region V High School Honor Band in Aston. She will present a research session entitled ““Effects of Single Versus Multiple Line Music Notation on Small Group Performance Outcomes and Self-Directed Rehearsal Procedures of Wind Instrumentalists” at the National Association for Music Education Research and Teacher Education conference in Atlanta, GA. At the same event, she will also present as part of a collaborative who will offer a research symposium entitled “Conductor Gesture and Music Perception: An Update on the Multimodal Experience of Conducted Ensembles.” She will also present a music education session at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association annual professional development conference.

In April, Confredo conducts the Delaware and Alabama Junior High School All State Bands as well as the TU Night Owls Campus Community Band in their end-of-semester concert.

Throughout term, she serves as coordinator in the development of courses for the new online MM in Music Education to be launched F16 and is principal investigator in the continuation of research project with Dr. Rollo Dilworth and Dr. Charles Robinson (University of Missouri – Kansas City) entitled Effects of Single Versus Multiple Line Music Notation on Small Group Performance Outcomes and Self-Directed Rehearsal Procedures of Vocalists.

An Interactive Installation For Paley Library (With Sandra James)
Lower level, February 10 through 17

Suite Picturesque
A visual music work with piano
CYBERSOUNDS, Rock Hall, February 18

Premiere Performance of Wo Kligend?
A fixed media quadrophonic work
15th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology
Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
Connecticut College, February 25, 26, and 27

Premiere Performance of Resounding Drums
Don Liuzzi, timpani
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, erizon Hall, April 14, 15, and 16

Missa Brevis
Harold Rosenbaum, conductor
New York Virtuoso Singers
New York City, April 29

PHILLIP O’BANION (INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES/PERCUSSION) will present a faculty chamber music recital on Tuesday, March 8 in Rock Hall at 7:30 pm. The program will feature a world premiere entitled ‘That Radiant Outburst’ by Adam Silverman for marimba, cello, clarinet, and piano with colleagues Charles Abramovic, Ricardo Morales and Amy Barston.

O’Banion and the Temple University Percussion Ensemble (and select Boyer students) will give the Philadelphia premiere of Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” on Tuesday, April 5th at 7:30 pm in the Temple Performing Arts Center, with guest artists and musicians from The Crossing and Mobius Percussion.

He has been asked to complete a literature review project for Keyboard Percussion Publications, for inclusion in an upcoming teaching guide published for percussion instructors of all levels. On January 1st he began an appointment as co-chair of the Symphonic Committee for the Percussive Arts Society.

January 4-9, Master Classes at the Winter Music Camp in Korea
April 2, NJCPO Chamber Players at War Memorial Theater in Trenton, NJ
May 14, NJCPO "Cinematic Classics" concert at the War Memorial Theater in Trenton, NJ
May 30, invited to Uzbekistan to perform with the "Turkiston" Chamber Orchestra and give master class at the National Conservatory

will curate a dance film exhibition, March 4-8, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York: "Donya Feuer: Dance Film Collaborations with Ingmar Bergman, Romola Nijinksy and Others." He will lead aDance Studies Seminar at Columbia University and at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, Oxford University. He awaits the early publication of “The Role of Choreography in Civil Society Under Siege: William Forsythe’s Three Atmospheric Studies” in Twenty-first Century Choreographies of War, edited by Gay Morris and Jens Giersdorf (Oxford University Press); he is working this semester toward completion of the Handbook of Danced Reenactment for Oxford University Press.

Paul Rardin will conduct Concert Choir for an invited performance at the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division Conference in February, and will prepare the ensemble for an all-Bach program to be conducted in Philadelphia by renowned German conductor Helmuth Rilling. Guest conducting engagements include PMEA District 12 High School Chorus and Ohio All-State High School Chorus.

is finishing up his work as co-editor of a Festschrift for Steven Strunk on the analysis of jazz that will appear in the Journal of Jazz Studies later this year. In February, in his capacity as editor, he will publish the next issue of Gamut, the journal for the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic, which will include a special section devoted to the essays from the Fifth International Schenker Symposium at the Mannes College of Music in New York. His own work on Amy Beach is forthcoming in an edited collection on the analysis of music by female composers, published by Oxford University Press.

Recording of More Venerable Canons by the Momenta Quartet for Furious Artisans Recordings January 7

Premiere of new work for trombone and video animation/electronic sound by Felix Del Tredici. Amphibian April 2

Premiere of new work for video animation/electronic sound. Japan Society of Sonic Arts, Tokyo. June Festival.

NATE BUONVIRI (MUSIC STUDIES/MUSIC HISTORY) will present Developing Melodic Dictation Pedagogy: A Survey of College Theory Teachers with co-author Andrew Paney at the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education Conference in Atlanta in March. He will also present Performance Tips for Percussion at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Conference in Hershey in April. Buonviri is currently finishing an invited book chapter, Practical Tools and Strategies for Assessing Aural Skills, which will be published in the summer of 2017 in the Oxford Handbook on Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education.

JOANN MARIE KIRCHNER (KEYBOARD STUDIES/PIANO) will be presenting a lecture recital at the Women Composer's Festival in Hartford, CT in March and doinga workshop for the Lehigh Valley Music Teacher's Association at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA also in March. In addition, she will be adjudicating for thePhiladelphia Music Teachers Associationand the Delaware State Music Teachers Association

Two premiere performances of Pentaprism for chamber orchestra on a new series called “FIRST EDITIONS,” organized and conducted by James Freeman (formerly the director of Orchestra 2001):

            Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 pm – Swarthmore College

            Friday, February 26 at 7:30 pm – Haverford College

Also on the program: another premiere by Heidi Jacob (Temple alumnus), called Many in One, and a performance of an early Mozart Concerto, K. 271, performed by Charles Abramovic.

Jacob and Folio will discuss their new works at the Music Studies Colloquium on Friday, February 19 at 1:00 in Presser Hall 142.

Participation in a symposium moderated by musicologist Thomas Patteson on Saturday, January 30 at the Curtis Institute, Field Hall. This panel discussion is part of a four-day Berio Festival, leading up to a performance of Berio’s Sinfonia at the Kimmel Center on January 31. Other panelists include Curtis artist fellow Alize Rosnyai, Bruce Quaglia, and Jim Primosch.

Performance Saturday, February 13 at 3:00 as a flutist in the group, David’s Harp at the Penn Museum. This concert of all-Turkish music is part of Penn’s spring exhibit, The Golden Age of King Midas. The leader of David’s Harp (a group devoted to music from the Middle East) is Joseph Alpar (alumnus and adjunct faculty, Temple).

 February: American Choral Directors Eastern Division Conference, Boston, MA

March: Society for Research in Music Education NAfME
, Atlanta, GA

            Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Hershey, PA

April: American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Research paper presentation with co-authors, Dr. Vanessa Bond, Hartt School of Music, and Dr. Sean Powell, University of North Texas: “A grounded theory of preservice music educators’ lesson planning processes.”


Parker, E. C. (in press). The experience of creating community: An intrinsic case study of four mid-western public school choral teachers. Journal of Research in Music Education

Parker, E. C. (2015). Investigating selective practices in high school choral ensembles. In M. Campbell & L. Thompson (Eds.), Advances in Music Education Research (pp. 127-147). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Conducting engagements: GETMusic Festival (January), District 8 South Elementary Chorus Fest (April) and tour with the Troubadors of the Pennsylvania Girlchoir (June).

In early January Joyce Lindorff was joined by the other players in Ensemble Triolet (Wendy Stern, flute; and Shelby Yamin, violin) and guest artist Jeffrey Solow (cello) in Boyer’s Presser Hall Recording Studio, with David Pasbrig as recording engineer and producer. Works by Ibert, Martinu, White, Jacob and Bruzdowicz from the ensemble’s September 2015 Rock Hall recital will be on the upcoming CD.

Lindorff will present a session, “Harpsichord for Organists” during the January Jumpstart Workshop presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. At the end of the month Lindorff will be an invited speaker at the international symposium:  The Remaking of Erudite Scholars: Western Knowledge and Confucian Learning in Eighteenth-Century China, hosted by the School of Chinese, University of Hong Kong. She will present a paper, “The Meeting of Eastern and Western Aesthetics of Music in George Macartney’s Embassy to China (1792-94).” While in Hong Kong she will teach historical keyboard masterclasses at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Hong Kong Baptist University. Her double CD with baroque violinist Nancy Wilson of the complete opus 3 sonatas of Teodorico Pedrini, 18th-century music master to the Chinese court, is being released by the Viennese Paladino label and will also be available through Naxos Music Library. The recording was funded by faculty grants from both Temple and The New School in New York. Later this spring Lindorff will be a featured performer and speaker for the festival, "Europe-Orient/Musical Peregrinations,” hosted by the Kraków, Poland, Academy of Music.


In March, Alison M. Reynolds will attend the 2016 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Music Research and Teacher Education (NAfME) Conference in Atlanta and Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Conference in Hershey. At NAfME, she will present a paper with Wendy Valerio (BCMD, PhD, 1993) and Suzanne Burton; and, as Chair of
NafME's Early Childhood Music Special Research Group, she will facilitate its SRIG research paper presentation and discussant session. At PMEA, as Chair of Research, she will facilitate the six research sessions, and join department colleagues, students, and alum at the Boyer College of Music and Dance reception (March 31, 9:00-11:00pm, Hershey Lodge & Convention Center~~Join us, and spread the word!). In her role as ECM SRIG Chair, Reynolds will co-present two sessions in June on early childhood music education research at the 2016 Early Childhood Music and Movement Association Convention in Salt Lake City.

In July, she will co-teach with faculty from the Gordon Institute for Music Learning two Professional Development courses, both offered Boyer music education graduate credits: Early Childhood Music, Level I and Elementary General Music, Level I.


Two concerts (period instruments):  The Castle Trio and Friends, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.  Program:  Brahms and Dvořák Quintets.

Residency and Master Class as Artist in Residence at the Levine School of Music, Washington, D.C.

Concert:  with Marissa Regni, violin and Paul Cigan, clarinet, at a private event at the Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.  Works by Milhaud, Copland, Bartók.

Performance:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
Program: work by Fauré.

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

January 12: performance in his play MY MUSIC MY LOVE at Cedars Sinai Alumni Medical Association Concert Series, Los Angeles CA
February 14: iPalpiti Musicales in New York, performing with Pavel Sporcl, Czech leading violinist (former student)
February 21: performance in his play MY MUSIC MY LOVE at Wayne Presbyterian Church, Music Transforms series, Wayne, PA.
March 7: lecture presentation to string department, University of California Irvine.
May 29 – 31: President of state exam committee, National University of Kazakhstan and
recipient of Honorary Degree in Philosophy.

essay, “TransAmericana: Gender, Genre, and Journey,” will be published in the February 2016 issue of New Literary History. In January and February is presenting in the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum, where she is a Regional Faculty Fellow. In May she will be sharing research at the U.S. and Canadian joint chapter meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

In February, Steven Zohn will perform music from the court of King Louis XIV of France with Pegasus Early Music in upstate New York, and serve as a judge for the National Recorder Competition for Young Players, sponsored by the Philadelphia ensemble Piffaro. In March and April, he will read papers on “Bach, Telemann, and the Tafelmusik Tradition” at the biennial meeting of the American Bach Society (University of Notre Dame) and at the Telemann-Festtage (Magdeburg, Germany). A related study, “Telemann’s Musique de table and the Tafelmusik Tradition,” is due to be published this spring in the series Oxford Handbooks Online.

February 13: US Marine Band National High School Concerto CompetitionFinal Round Guest Adjudicator

February 19-21: Pennsylvania All Catholic High School Concert Band Festival Conductor

March 10-12: College Band Directors National Association: Eastern Division Invited Panel Discussion Participant

March 23: TUWS Chamber Winds Concert in Rock Hall

March 27-28: Manhattan Concert Productions at Carnegie Hall in NYCGuest Clinician Faculty for theSymphonic Series

March 30-April 2: Pennsylvania All State High School Wind Ensemble Conductor

April 22: TU Concert Band Festival Host and Clinician & TUWS Concert in TPAC

May 1-3:2016 USBands Concert Series Adjudicator in Chicago, Illinois

May 17: US Bands Adjudication in New Britain, Connecticut



Philadelphia Music Teachers Spring Festival, Philadelphia, PA
April 10, 2016, Delaware State Music Teachers Piano Festival, Wilmington, DE


March 11, 2016, Women Composer’s Forum, Hartford, CT

March 16, 2016, Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association, Bethlehem, PA

June 2–4, 2016, Colorado Music Teachers State Conference, Pueblo, CO

August 5-6, 2016, National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum, Oberlin, OH