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Deb Sheldon (Music Education) will be a guest conductor during the spring term at the University of Alabama High School Honor Band clinic in January and the PMEA District 11 Elementary Band Festival in February and conduct a new band music reading session at the annual Delaware Music Day clinic in February. She will work with middle and high school bands in clinics at the Council Rock, Jenkintown, and Lower Cape May School Districts. She also has a number of guest speaking engagements:
California Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference (Fresno - Feb):
-  Elementary and Middle School Band...Where Creation and Re-creation Meet in Harmony
-  Straight A’s for the Developing Musician: Assessment, Accountability, and Achievement
-  Developing Musicianship in Beginning and Developing Bands: Success That Lasts a Lifetime!
-  Hands, Hearts, Minds: Engaging All of it in Band!
-  Elementary and Middle School Band...Where Creation and Re-creation Meet in Harmony

-  Straight A’s for the Developing Musician: Assessment, Accountability, and Achievement.   

National Association for Music Education Eastern Division Conference (Hartford - April):
-  Band...Where Creation and Re-creation Meet in Harmony
-  Straight A’s for the Developing Musician: Assessment, Accountability, and Achievement.

In March, Sheldon  will attend the 20th International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior (Seattle) where she will present recent research, Musical Collaboration: Convergence of Formal and Informal Music Teaching and Learning Strategies in Rock Music Settings. Her invited article, Rich Teaching for Deep Learning: Hands, Hearts, and Minds at Work in Instrumental Music Education, will appear in the early spring edition of the MMEA publication, Mass Music News.

Steven Zohn (Music History)  taught master classes, coached ensembles, lectured, and performed at the Amherst Early Music Festival Winter Weekend workshop at Rutgers University, Camden in January. This spring he is also performing with NYS Baroque and the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, and will give a pre-concert lecture for the Princeton University concert series. In April he will lecture on “Morality, German National Identity, and Telemann’s Faithful Music Master” at Catholic University. An article based on this lecture will appear later this year in the next volume of Bach Perspectives.

Joyce Lindorff (Keyboard) is an invited scholar for the month of January at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Her project, for which she received a Temple University Summer Research Award and Grant-in-Aid, is titled, “Bringing rare music to life at Colonial Williamsburg." It involves making a modern edition of a 1763 London publication, The Harpsichord Miscellany, Book Second, and recording the music it contains. One of the few existing copies is in the Rockefeller Library. She will record on Colonial Williamsburg's 1758 Kirckman harpsichord and will perform a recital of the music on Jan. 28.

Maria Taylor (Keyboard) will be the GMEA Convention clinician in Atlanta Ga from Jan 22 to 27. Will present lectures on the Taubman Technique and on Spanish music and will conduct 3 master classes on traditional repertoire. As part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Latin Fiesta will perform on April 25 at the Suzanne Roberts Theater. The concert is entitled 1492: Music and Dance from Spain to the Americas.

Jan Krzywicki has been commissioned by the choral group Confluence. Five Lyrics for Flute and Piano recently published by Tenuto Publications.  He will conduct Network for New Music in two concerts in early April combining electronics and live instruments.

Wendy Magee (Music Therapy)
Invited Keynote: Sixth Arts and Quality of Life Research Center Conference, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, March 01, 2013

Invited Roundtable expert: Creativity, Health & Healing. Expressive Arts Therapies As Medicine Spring Institute on Arts Therapies in Healthcare, Alexandra, VA, April 13-14.

Peer reviewed Conference Presentations:
Magee, W.L., Siegert, R.J., Lenton-Smith, G; Daveson, B.W. Standardization Of The Music Therapy Assessment For Awareness In Disorders Of Consciousness (MATADOC). Presentation at the American Music Therapy Association Mid Atlantic Regional Conference, Scranton, PA, April 4-6, 2013.

Publications: Books
Magee, W.L. (In press). Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Publications: Peer reviewed journals
Burland, K. & Magee, W.L. (2013) Developing identities using music technology in therapeutic settings. Psychology of Music, online ahead of publication

Magee, W.L., Siegert, R.J., Lenton-Smith, G; Daveson, B.W. (Resubmitted for review). Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC): Standardisation of the principal subscale to assess awareness in patients with disorders of consciousness.

O’Kelly, J. & Magee, W.L. (2013). The complementary role of music therapy in the detection of awareness in disorders of consciousness: an audit of concurrent  SMART and MATADOC assessments. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, online ahead of publication

O’Kelly, J. & Magee, W.L. (2013). Music therapy with people with disorders of consciousness and neuroscience: the need for dialogue. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, online ahead of publication

Publications: Manuals, Technical, Research and Commissioned Reports
Magee, W.L., Lenton-Smith, G., & Daveson, B. (2012). Music Therapy Assessment For Awareness In Disorders Of Consciousness (MATADOC): Assessment Manual and Instructions For Use. London: Royal Hospital For Neuro-Disability

Publications: Book chapters
Magee, W.L. (In press). Using music technologies in therapeutic contexts: indications and contra-indicators. In W. L. Magee (Ed.). Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Magee, W.L. (In press). Developing skills and knowledge in technology practice: models for collaboration. . In W. L. Magee (Ed.). Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Magee, W.L. (In press). Foreword. . In W. L. Magee (Ed.). Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Magee, W.L. & Wimberley, D. (In press). Gender-technology relations in the training and practice of music technology in therapeutic settings. . In W. L. Magee (Ed.). Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Bache, J., Derwent, G., Magee, W.L. (In press). An introduction to using assistive devices in music therapy.  In W. L. Magee (Ed.). Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Burland, K. & Magee, W.L. (In press). Music technology in therapy and its relevance to Identity.  In W. L. Magee (Ed.). Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Laura Katz Rizzo (Dance)
In addition to taking on the new role of BFA Coordinator in the department of dance last fall, Katz Rizzo  conducted a residency at University of Utah's Department of Ballet.  She delivered both technique master classes and lectures on pedagogy and history to the over one hundred ballet majors there.  She presented her paper, "Distressed Damsels and Dying Swans: Performer Agency With/In the Balletic Canon," at the Congress on Research in Dance's annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She  was also one of only four choreographers selected to create a new work on the internationally acclaimed Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet as part of Choreoplan 2013.  The work, Statuaries: Morning in the Burned House was created during a two week residency at CPYB from January 7-19, culminating in two performances which will be repeated in June at the Whitaker Center for the Performing Arts in Harrisburg, PA.  This March, Katz Rizzo  will be presenting a paper, “The Power of the Dancing Body: Choreographic and Literary Representations of The Sleeping Beauty,” at the Northeast Modern Language Association's National Convention in Boston, MA, as part of a seminar entitled, "Literature and Dance: Interactions and Reactions."  She will also present a paper describing her implementation of the American Ballet Theatre's National Training Curriculum in higher education at the Council of Organized Researchers for Pedagogical Study of Ballet (CORPS de Ballet) conference in Paris, France this June as part of a panel along with teachers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem and New York University.  Katz Rizzo will present  a  session on incorporating cultural history into technique teaching for her MADTAC presentation taking place here at Temple University on April 3rd from 2-3 PM.

Nate Buonviri (Music  Education) published “Ear Training for Percussionists” in the December 2012 issue of The Instrumentalist.  His article, “I Can't Do That! Improvisation for Classically Trained Musicians” will be published in the June 2013 issue of Music Educators Journal.  Buonviri will present research papers in March and April at the 20th International Symposium on Research in Music Behavior (“Effects of a Preparatory Singing Pattern on Melodic Dictation Success”) in Seattle, WA, and at the 4th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education (“Measuring Aural Skills in United States High Schools: A Critical Analysis of the AP Music Theory Exam”), in Taipei, Taiwan. He will also present educational sessions at the NAfME Eastern Division Conference in Hartford, CT, and the PMEA Annual Conference in Erie.

Paul Rardin (Choral Activities) will serve, in 2013, as honor choir conductor for the Delaware All-State Chorus, Pennsylvania District 11 Chorus, and University of Houston ManChoir, as well as headline clinician for the Texas Choral Directors Association summer conference and ACDA Maryland/DC Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Choral Conference. Along with colleagues Mitos Andaya and Rollo Dilworth, he will coordinate Temple Sings 2013, the second annual summer seminar in choral conducting. 

Sherril Dodds (Dance)
In April 2013, her new book, co-edited with Professor Susan Cook, Bodies of Sound: Issues Across Popular Dance and Music (Ashgate) will be published. Her current research focuses on theorizations of ‘facial choreography’ and throughout the spring she is undertaking field research into the use of facial expression within hip hop battles, cyphers and jams through a VPA Award.

Maurice Wright’s (Composition) Soliloquies; echoes was featured on a Mario Davidovsky tribute concert in New York City on November 30. The concert, sponsored by the Association for the Promotion of New Music, was presented at the Tenri Cultural Space.  Wright  was awarded a fellowship by the Independence Foundation to support his work with interactive visual music. As part of the award, he will be Artist-In-Residence at Virginia Tech in June.

Paul Rardin and the Concert Choir will perform Wright’s  Madrigals at their April 30 concert at 7:30 PM at TPAC – their final concert this semester. The Madrigals will be performed again on May 4 in Montreal by Peter Schubert and Les Chanteurs d'Orphée.

Jeffrey Solow (Cello)
Jan. 5-12: Coaching and adjudicating YoungArts Week; New World Center in Miami, FL
Jan. 28 : DMA Recital with Clipper Erickson (Beethoven "Kreutzer" Sonata, Brahms Sonata in F)
Feb. 14:  Glaux (w/ Cynthia Folio, Charlie Abramovic and Marshal Taylor)
Feb. 24:  Duo recital with flutist Lisamarie McGrath; works by Telemann, Beethoven, Villa-Lobos,  Bach, and Yuko Uebayashi; Woodmere Art Museum
Feb. 24:  Faculty String Quintet--special performance of Dvorak Quintet, op. 77 for Audition Day students and families at  9:30AM
March 16: Mondomusica lecture—“Avoiding Performance Quicksand: Urtext Victims and the         Myth of Authentic Performance Practice.” NYC
Feb. 27 - Mar. 2:  ASTA National Conference - Session presentation 3/1 at 9:30AM: "If you feel        right you will sound right!"; Providence, RI
March 3:  Salon performance - Rachmaninoff Vocalise and Mendelssohn Song Without Words    with Andrea Clearfield, pianist); Jay Heritage Center, Rye, NY
April 20, 21:  Chamber music with Paul Rosenthal, violin, Robert Moeling, piano, Patty Moeling,           flute; Houston, TX; Angleton, TX
May 2-11:  Adjudicator, 48th International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen;               Markneukirchen, Germany

Cheryl Dileo (Music Therapy/Arts & Quality of Life Research Center) will be one of the keynote speakers at the International Conference of Music Therapy in Pondicherry, India (February). She will speak on evidence-based practice in medical music therapy. She will be a keynote speaker at the International Music Therapy Research conference in Augsburg, German where she will present a lecture on music therapy research in the United States and conduct a workshop on medical music therapy (February). She will give a keynote lecture, The Use of Songs for Meaning-Making at the End of Life” at the Arts and Quality of Life Research Center Conference (March), and present a paper with Dr. Michael Zanders, “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart: Music Therapy in the Continuum of Care for Cardiology Patients” at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of the American Music Therapy Association in Scranton (April). She will present a paper with Professor Jaakko Erkkila at the International Music and Emotion conference in Jyvaskyla, Finland titled: Music Therapy-Specific Mechanisms of Clinical Improvisation with Adults Who Have Psychiatric or Medical Conditions (June). Lastly, she will present a paper on new avenues for music therapy research and practice in medicine at the European Music Therapy conference in Oslo, Norway (August).

Michael Klein's (Music History) edited volume, “Music and Narrative Since 1900” was released by Indiana University Press in December. An early reviewer has already called it "A triumphant demonstration of structuralism as a living force in contemporary music studies." In the spring semester, Klein  will give invited lectures at Princeton University, and the University of Minnesota. He will also give a lecture at a conference on the music of Lutoslawski at Cornell University.

Eduard Schmieder (Strings/Violin)
Master classes: Central Conservatory of Beijing, China
Gould School of Music, Royal Conservatory, Toronto, Canada
Performance: Schmieder’ play MY MUSIC MY LOVE , Musicales at Fishers/home of Charles Avery Fisher, New York.
8th International Leopold Mozart Violin Competition, Augsburg, Germany (April 2013)
President of the Jury: Remember Enescu International Violin Competition, Sinaia, Romania (May 2013)
Alexander Dzyubinsky received Principal 2nd position at Aalborg Symphony, Denmark. Azer Damirov – as a 2nd Prize-winner of the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music, Azer  performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on December 23, 2012.

Beth Bolton (Music Education)
Bolton worked with several Boyer music education students as they prepared interactive music presentations for the Kimmel Center’s Grow Up Great program. The fall 2012 season featured Jazz for the Very Young.  Music education doctoral students Pam Turowski and Steve Selfridge and undergraduate student assistants from Early Childhood Music Foundations at Temple Music Prep - Katie Thomas, Rachel Meyner, Maureen Adamson, and Naomi Avner - presented hourlong interactive jazz music and movement sessions for very young children and their parents at the Kimmel Center in the fall and on January 1, and will present their last program on February 2.  Pam and Steve planned all the sessions and performed (Pam on jazz vocals, Steve on saxophone), Katie, Rachel, Maureen, Garrick, and Naomi interacted with children and parents, and Boyer students  Jim Holton – piano and Joe Veltri – drums, and freelance bassist Matt Turowski - played in the accompanying ensemble.  Grow Up Great will continue through the spring semester, with a switch to a musical theater emphasis, led by Garrick Morgan and Katie Thomas, undergraduate music education students.

This spring, Bolton will complete a lecture tour and will teach children in Spain, Portugal and Italy in March.  She will present 2 days of lectures in Madrid, a lecture at Aviero University in Portugal,  2 days of lectures and teaching in Rome and will speak at two music education conferences near Rome.

Phillip O'Banion (Percussion) The Temple University Percussion Ensemble, under his  direction, has received enthusiastic permission to release the premiere recording of John Mackey's 'Mass' for percussion sextet on BCM&D records by Feb. 1. This recording will also be used as the reference recording by the composer. The percussion ensemble will give performances on campus March 6, April 16, and May 6. Additional off-campus performances on March 7 in NYC and April 14 at the Kimmel Center. Their semester repertoire includes two world premieres and an East Coast premiere, as well as Steve Reich's 'Drumming,' and dozens of works for ragtime marimba ensemble. 

O’Banion   has received recent invitations to present recitals and workshops at West Virginia University, George Mason University, and the University of Colorado-Boulder within the next year. Upcoming dates with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Harrisburg Symphony. Presenting a lecture on symphonic percussion at Haverford College in April.  He will both perform and conduct on the Philadelphia Orchestra's chamber music series April 14, with principal percussionist Christopher Deviney and Boyer students from the percussion ensemble and choral department. Boyer is hosting the 8th annual Alan Abel Orchestral Percussion Seminar June 24 – 29, 2013.  

Cynthia Folio (Music Theory)
Cynthia Folio presented a pre-concert lecture for Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS) Jan 14th for Ricardo Morales’s recital for clarinet and piano. She has been invited to present a paper on Dr. Joseph Schwantner at the University of Delaware’s 2013 Joseph Schwantner Festival, Feb. 21–22.

Folio  will be performing student and faculty compositions on the annual Glaux concert Feb. 14th at 7:30 in Rock Hall (Folio, flute; Jeff Solow, cello; Marshall Taylor, saxophones; and Charles Abramovic, piano). The two faculty pieces will be her own Sonata for flute and piano and Jan Krzywicki’s Five Lyric Pieces.  On Feb. 25, Dr. Robert Morris (chair of the composition department at Eastman and our guest speaker for Music Studies) will give two lectures at 2:00 (place TBA) and 7–9 pm in Klein Recital Hall.  Folio and Abramovic  will be playing his composition, Traces, at the 7:00 lecture.

Matthew Brunner (Bands) will be guest conducting the Nassau Music Education Association's Division 3 All-County Band in January. In March, he will be conducting the Ohio Music Education Association District 17 Honor Band.  Brunner also will be presenting sessions at the Maryland/Virginia National Band Association chapters' Symphonic Band Rehearsal Symposium, and tentatively at the CBDNA Athletic Band Symposium in Norman, OK. He will also be adjudicating bands 3 weekends at Music in the Parks, and two Concert Band Festivals in Bucks County and New Jersey. The Diamond Marching Band has been invited to take part in another Hollywood movie titled "A Winter's Tale." Tentative filming will be in March or April. 

Alison Reynolds (Music Education) will travel to the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium IX conference in Tampa, Florida, February 6-9. She and PhD candidate (and recently appointed assistant professor of music education at Buffalo State College) Kerry Filsinger will present a paper based on their research, "Co-Constructing a Music Environment in a Preschool Setting." Reynolds will also present a paper with Kerry Filsinger, Heather Waters (University Fellow, doctoral music education student), and Pamela Turowski (doctoral music education student): "The Future: Focusing Intentions on Early Childhood Music Education in the United States." Former PhD student Jill Reese (now SUNY-Fredonia assistant professor of music education) and two current doctoral students, Heather Waters and Sarah Gulish, each will present their respective research projects.

April 18-20, Reynolds  travels to Erie, as the state research coordinator for Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), having organized the six research sessions for the annual state conference. She and Filsinger will repeat present their research presentation in poster format, as will doctoral students Mary Kate Newell, Heather Waters, and Pamela Turowski. Members of Boyer's collegiate chapter of PMEA, which Reynolds advises, will also travel to Erie. As state research coordinator, Reynolds will continue to author the quarterly research article in the PMEA News state journal, and serve as a member of the Teacher Training, Retention, and Recruitment Council. She will continue serving as the Higher Education representative for District 12, and a member of the PMEA Advancement of Music Education Council.

As a fall 2012 recipient of an Internationalization Grant from Temple University's Office of International Affairs, Reynolds  and Professor Yu of Shanghai Conservator are exploring possible research and teaching collaborations between Boyer College of Music and Dance and Shanghai Conservatory. To that end, the week of April 22-26, Professor Yu will visit Boyer music education and therapy classes, and present guest lectures for music education students. May 21-28, Reynolds  and doctoral music education student Yiyue Zhang will travel to Shanghai Conservatory to visit music education and therapy classes and present guest lectures to music education students.

Jillian Harris (Dance) recently returned from Chattanooga, TN where, as an artist in residence at Girls Preparatory School, she taught classes and developed a new work for eight dancers.  In the coming months, her essay on The Wise Body: Conversations With Experienced Dancers will appear in a special issue of Dance Chronicle entitled Music and Dance: Conversations and Codes (volume 36, no. 2).  Harris  has also partnered again with Virginia Tech's L2Ork laptop orchestra to develop a tour scheduled for mid-April.

Lawrence Indik (Voice & Opera)
Orders--The Vocal Onset and Release. Performances include Bolcom marathon with Boyer Colleagues Charles Abramovic, Randi Marazzo, Laura Camp, Grant Uhle, Cara Latham and others Feb. 10, and Hineni Lecture Recital Jan. 26.  Continued work on Book "On the Boundaries of Singing" in both print and ibooks versions.

Emily Threinen (Bands)
December 1, 2012: Published 5,500 word analysis on a new 30-minute symphony for winds by Carter Pann: "My Brother's Brain" in the Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, Volume 9, GIA publications.
December 22, 2012:  Co-Presented at the International Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois - "We Are What We Play: Developing a Programming Philosophy"

January 4-5: Guest Conduct HS Honor Band, Fredericksburg, VA
January 11-13: Guest Conduct HS Honor Band, Terre Haute (ISU), IN
January 25-26,: Guest Conduct HS Honor Band, Duncannon, PA
January 31-February 2: Guest Conduct HS Honor Band, Newport News, PA
February 4-5: Guest Conduct HS Honor Band, Allegheny Valley, PA
February 10: Guest Conduct West Chester Symphonic Winds, WC, New York
February 16-17: Host Conductors Guild Board Meeting in Philadelphia
February 17- 20: Host Guest Conductor, Director of Bands from UBC on campus
February 23: Present at the NJMEA Conference - "We Are What We Play: Developing a Programming Philosophy"
April & May: Host 4 High School Bands and Orchestras on campus
May 1-3: Host Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Michael Colgrass on campus
May 3: Host TU Tri-State Concert Band Festival

Lambert Orkis (Keyboard)
Concert:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.  Program:  works by Brahms, Schubert.  Concert: The Castle Trio, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.  Program:  works by Schubert.

U.S. recital tour with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.  Ten concerts taking place in California; Detroit; Carmel, Indiana; Chicago; Washington, D.C. area; Ann Arbor.  Program:  works by Mozart, Schubert, Lutoslawski, Saint-Saëns.  Two Master Classes at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Distinguished performing artist and teacher for the Musica Viva Festival 2013 taking place in Sydney, Australia.  He will perform works by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Franck, Brahms.

Concert: Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Washington, D.C.  Program:  works by Brahms, Franck, Mendelssohn.

Performance with the Manchester String Quartet, Washington, D.C.  Work by Schumann.

Japan Recital tour with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.  Four concerts taking place in Sapporo, Nishinomiya, Tokyo.  Program:  works by Mozart, Schubert, Lutoslawski, Saint-Saëns, Kreisler.

In addition, Orkis  performs in concerts as principal keyboard of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; Carnegie Hall, New York City; Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville, NY; in January, February, May, June.

Mitos Andaya (Choral Activities)
January 10-12:   Conductor of the Florida All-State Women’s Chorus,  Florida Vocal Association and Florida Music Educators Association Conference, Tampa, FL.

Andaya  had two publications that were performed, edition of Audivi vocem de caelo by John Sheppard (Alliance Music Publishers) and an arrangement of Rogers and Hammerstein’s ‘My Favorite Things’ (Hal Leonard).

February 2 :    Judge for Concerto Competition, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr, PA
February 12:    Adjudicator, Quakertown International Choral Festival, Quakertown, PA
February 18:    Guest Conductor, Philadelphia Young Musicians Festival, Philadelphia, PA
February 27:    Temple University Singers in Concert, TU Choirs Concert, TPAC
March 12-16:  American Choral Directors Association National Conference, Dallas, TX
March 24:    Combined Temple Choirs with the Temple University Symphony Orchestra at the Kimmel Center
April 5 :    Adjudicator/Clinician for Jazz, Madrigal Ensembles  Festival Disney, Orlando, FL
April 8:  Adjudicator and Clinician at Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 12 Choral Festival,  Immaculata University, PA
April 11-13:   Choral Adjudicator and Clinician, Festival Disney, Orlando, FL
May 1:   Temple University Singers in Concert, TU Choirs Concert, TPAC
May 3-4:  Choral Adjudicator and Clinician, Festival Disney, Orlando, FL
June 8-16:  Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, Kansas City, MO and Lawrence, KS
July 8-12:  Temple Sings Summer Conducting Workshop, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
July 7-19:  Westminster Chamber Choir and Summer Choral Festival, Westminster Choir College, Rider University, Princeton, NJ

Rollo Dilworth (Music Education)
During the spring semester, Dilworth will present sessions at the following conferences: Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (Erie, PA), Colorado Music Educators Association (Colorado Springs, CO), American Choral Directors Association (Dallas, TX), Minnesota Music Educators Association (Minneapolis, MN); and Kansas Music Educators Association (Wichita, KS).  Dilworth will conduct All-State Choirs in Colorado (Elementary), Minnesota (High School Mixed), Kansas (Elementary), California (High School Men’s), and South Carolina (Elementary).  International conducting engagements include choral festivals in Toronto, Canada and Tokyo, Japan.  The following Hal Leonard choral publications are scheduled for release this spring:

             •  Freedom’s Plow (SATB, piano and optional chamber orchestra)
            •  Serve the Lord with Gladness (SATB, piano/organ and optional brass and percussion)
            •  Let Me Fly (2-part and piano)
            •  The Gift to Be Free (SATB and piano)
            •  Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around (SSA and piano)
            •  In Time of Silver Rain (SATB, piano and optional chamber orchestra)
            •  Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow (2-part, 3-part mixed, piano and optional percussion)

Valery Ryvkin (Voice & Opera) presented master classes and judged a vocal competition at the national Opera Convention in Portland, Oregon in January. On March 1 and ,he will conduct Verdi's "Aida" at Opera Santa Barbara in a production by Francesca Zambello from the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. During the rehearsal period there in February, he will also give a master class at the UCSB. On April 7th he will be conducting an annual concert "Opera in the Park" in Palm Springs, CA. Lastly, Ryvkin will conduct Temple Opera Theater's production of a Puccini double bill of "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi."