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Faculty News Summer/Fall 2012

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Beth Bolton (Music Education)
Summer: Presented at the 3rd annual International Conference of Music Therapy, Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing China.Presented at the 3rd annual International Conference of Music Therapy, Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing China.
Taught music therapy and music education students and children and parents in a 3-day course in early childhood music education at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China. One Vision:  Many Mirrors, collaborative teaching/learning community conference presentation with Paola Anselmi (Italy), Micki Hefer (Israel), Kerry Filsinger (US), Rocardo Freire (Brazil), and Joohee Rho (Korea) at the ISME international conference of music education, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Fall: Early Childhood weekend workshop, Madrid, Spain.  

Alison Reynolds (Music Education)

Summer:
Reynolds, A. M., Zhang, Y., & Filsinger, K. B. Music Learning Theory and its principles: An overview. Lecture and workshop at Shanghai Conservatory, Shanghai, China.

Reynolds, A. M., Zhang, Y., & Filsinger, K. B. Music Play festival for children and their parents. Music workshop in Fuzhou, Fujian, China.

Reynolds, A. M., Zhang, Y., & Filsinger, K. B.. Music Play Course: Preparing Early Childhood Teachers for Music Activities with Children birth-6 years old. Three-day workshop in Fuzhou, Fujina, China.
Reynolds, A. M., Zhang, Y., & Filsinger, K. B. Music Play festival for children and their parents. Music workshop in Shishi, Fujian, China

Reynolds, A. M., & Filsinger, K. B., with Chayot, K., Goldberg, K., and Children from Project P.L.A.Y. School. Co-constructing music-rich environments in preschool settings. Research-based workshop at the Biennial Early Childhood Music Education Commission Conference, Corfu, Greece.

 Reynolds, A. M., & Valerio, W. H. . Learning from parents: Music behaviors demonstrated by young children who attend early childhood music programs. Research paper presentation at the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association Conference, Green Lake, WS.

 Fall: Reynolds, A. M., & Valerio, W. H. Creating musical moments to support developmentally appropriate practice. Workshop presentation at the annual National Association for the Education of Young Children conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

Joyce Zankel Lindorff (Keyboard)
Summer: Featured speaker and performer in Macau’s Festival En-Cantos-quinzena de animação cultural, sponsored by the Consulate-General of Portugal. Her lecture, “The Musical World of Tomás Pereira,” was followed later in the week by her solo recital of Portuguese harpsichord music. In July she delivered a paper, “The role of music in western embassies to China, 1654-1794” at the Fifteenth Biennial Conference on Baroque Music, held at the U. of Southampton, UK. Her article, “"Burney, Macartney and the Qianlong Emperor: The role of music in the British embassy to China, 1792-94" appears in the current issue of Early Music. During the last two weeks in August Lindorff is performing two solo recitals and teaching at the first Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival in Finland, founded by Boyer keyboard Ph.D. alumnus Michael Tsalka. In the fall she has been invited to serve on the US Student Fulbright National Screening Committee.

 

Jeffrey Solow (Instrumental Studies/Cello)
Summer: Performed solo and chamber music works for the Juneau Jazz & Classics festival and recital in Tenakee Springs, Alaska.
Performed Bach Suites #1-3 at Bargemusic in NY. Performed at the Park City Music Festival in Utah and played the Bach suites again and taught at the Summit Music Festival in Purchase, NY. Performed and taught in Korea at the Korean Philharmonic Research Institute in Daegu and then opened the DMZ International Music Festival in Yoncheon playing the Dvorak Concerto with the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra. Coach at the Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar for Adults and completed his cycle of the Bach Suites at Bargemusic with suites 4-6.

Fall: He will perform the Saint-Saens Concerto with the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet Orchestra in Hanoi and give a recital and master classes at the Hanoi Academy of Music. He will also perform with the Temple Faculty String Quintet nd judge the semi-finals of the YoungArts Competition in Miami.

 

Laura Katz Rizzo (Dance). This summer Rizzo’s vision for dance in higher education was selected as one of a small group of dance educators who participated in the National Dance Education Organization's Dance 2050 conference.  She presented a paper at the Society of Dance History Scholars Conference and both a paper and choreography at the Council of Organized Researchers for Pedagogical Study of Ballet Conference at Jacob's Pillow.  She also published an interview with Kariamu Welsh in Movement Research Journal's interview series, Critical Correspondence.  Also over the summer, Rizzo and Joyce Lindorff, inspired by the suggestions of Professor Emeritus Harvey Wedeen, collaborated on a dance piece choreographed to the Sarabande, Gigue and Gavottes from the Bach English Suite Number 3, that will be performed at Global Music and Dance late August.  Thiss fall, she has been invited to conduct a residency at the University of Utah's Department of Ballet in October, and present a paper at the Congress on Research in Dance Conference in November.  Her book review of "Vaganova Today," will also appear in the upcoming edition of Dance Chronicle.   

  

Cheryl Dileo (Music Therapy/Arts & Quality of Life Research Center) gave an invited Keynote Address: “How can you mend a broken heart?” Music Therapy in the Continuum of Care for Cardiology Patients” at the Nordic Music Therapy Conference: Jyvaskyla, Finland in June. She presented 3 papers at the International Association for Music and Medicine Conference in Bangkok, Thailand in July: The influence of music therapy on stress factors associated with cardiovascular disease in Latinas; Making sense of the evidence: Translating results from recent Cochrane reviews into clinical practice and Music therapy effects on emotional and physical parameters of multicultural inpatients with cancer or heart disease.  She presented a 3-day workshop on "Music therapy Entrainment" in Buenos Aires, Argentina in August. Dileo is an invited speaker for the Mozart and Science conference in Krems, Austria in November and for a special retrospective music therapy symposium at the University of Melbourne, Australia in October her paper will be: Advances in Medical Music Therapy: 1980-2012.  She has been named "Honorary Professor in Music Therapy" at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, as well as appointed as a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Music Therapy. She has also been elected Vice-President of the International Association for Music in Medicine.

Charles Abramovic (Keyboard)
Summer:   Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Rhode Island; Music at Mt. Gretna (PA)
Fall:  John Cage event with Orchestra 2001 (performance of Sonatas and Interludes); recitals with flutist Mimi Stillman, University of Delaware; solo recitals at Kendall/Crossland, Kennett Square; faculty solo recital in conjunction with the Delius Society; Concert and mini-residency at Dickinson College with L'Ensemble.

 

Terell Stafford (Jazz Studies/Instrumental Studies)
Summer: Clayton Brothers, Pittsburgh JazzLive Int’l Festival; BMW Jazz Festival, Brazil: Terell Stafford Quintet, Village Vanguard, NY; Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, NY; MENC Jazz Band Clinician, Baltimore, MD; Terell Stafford Quintet in Canada: Victoria Jazz Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival & Edmonton Jazz Festival; Tour of France; Jazz Standard w/Alvin Queen, NY; Essentially Ellington Barbican Residency-Clinician; Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Band, Lebanon; Port Townsend Jazz Workshop-Clinician/Performer, WA; Stanford Jazz Workshop-Clinician/Performer, CA; Oregon Festival of American Music, Eugene; Jazz Standard, NY; Vail Jazz Workshop/Artist-in-Residence, CO.

Fall:  WDR Big Band Tour; Manly Jazz Festival, Sydney, Australia; Matt Wilson Arts & Crafts, NY; Manly Jazz Festival, Sydney, Australia; Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band, NY: Billy Strayhorn Festival, Music Institute of Chicago; Strayhorn at the Bistro, St. Louis, MO; Temple University Jazz Band: Jazz at the Underground series; TUJB w/Ingrid Jensen (trumpet); Holiday concert with TUSO and Combined Choirs.

 

Nate Buonviri (Music Education) recently finished his ninth season as principal percussionist with Utah Festival Opera in Logan, Utah. In late May and June, he presented a clinic, “Entrenamiento Auditivo Para Percusionistas” (Ear-Training for Percussionists), and premiered an original composition, “Left Unspoken,” for flute, bassoon, and marimba, at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. His book review of the MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning will be published in the September issue of Research and Issues in Music Education, and his article “Musical Approaches to the Two-Beat-Show on Drumset” will be published in the November issue of Percussive Notes. Buonviri will present a research paper titled “Rite of Passage: Three Journeys through Aural Skills 101" at the 4th International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education in Helsinki, Finland at the end of August. In September, he will perform with colleague Phil O’Banion at the Philly Fringe Festival.

 

Jillian Harris (Dance). Following another successful semester teaching at Temple Rome, Harris premiered the first stage of the Inferno project on the steps of the Scalo de Pinedo.  Earlier in June, she performed at Bravo Caffe in Bologna, Italy with musician Christopher Farrell.   In the fall, she has been asked to choreograph an extended work featuring the music of Ola Gjeilo as part of a Temple Choir performance in November.  Harris has also been commissioned to choreograph another new dance in Chattanooga, TN prior to serving as a guest teacher and adjudicator for the Tennessee Association of Dance annual conference. 

 

Kariamu Welsh (Dance) is a performer in Magira Ross’ “BEAT! and the work will be performed in September. She is a keynote speaker for the First National Dance Research Congress, a symposium on traditional dance in Bogota, Colombia in October and will teach a master class in the Umfundalai technique. Welsh is a keynote speaker for the Generations 2012 festival being held in London, UK, November. She will teach a master class in the Umfundalai technique and her company will premiere a work called “Same Father, Different Mother” at the festival. She will also present a paper, “Gender-Bending in Traditional African Dance: The Case of the Ganksete and Manjanata Dances” at the CORD conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in November. Her dance company, Kariamu & Company: Traditions has been selected to perform “Raaaahmona” for the National Presenters Association’s annual conference at the Painted Bridein December.

 

Lawrence Indik (Voice & Opera) appeared as the title character in the Czech Holocaust opera Brundibar with the Reading Symphony Orchestra.  He also appeared in recital in the Philadelphia and Reading areas.  He serves as High Holidays cantor at Congregation Beth Ahm in Springfield, New Jersey this year.   Along with Charles Abramovic and other Boyer Colleagues he is preparing a William Bolcom marathon concert for the early Winter.  He continues work on his articles and book.


Deborah Sheldon
(Music Education)
Summer: Research Presentation: A Comparison of Pre- and Post-Student Teachers' Perceptions of Instrumental Music Educators' Verbal and Vocal Teaching Strategies. 24th International Research Seminar of the International Society for Music Education, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Fall: Internet Release: Measures of Success Video Practice Buddy Series for Beginning and Developing Band Musicians (over 100 videos to assist young players in the developing stages of music performance - each video features a Temple University music student). Research Presentation: Ways in Which Gestural and Sonic Integration Contribute to the Effectiveness and Perceived Musicality of Ensemble Conductors. Research Colloquium on Conducting and Cognition sponsored by the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Culture, and Learning, University of Washington, Seattle. Music Reading Session: New Music for Band, PMEA District 11 Annual Fall Conference Staff Development Clinic. Night Owls Campus Community Band Concert. Clinic: Hands, Hearts, Minds: Engaging All of it in Band! The Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference, Chicago.

Paul Rardin (Choral Activities) organized and led the inaugural Temple Sings summer seminar in choral conducting on Temple's campus in July drawing choral professionals and students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Michigan, and Colorado to the Boyer campus for a week of master classes, interest sessions, and reading sessions with himself, Rollo Dilworth, and Lewis & Clark faculty member Katherine FitzGibbon. This coming year Rardin will serve as honor choir conductor for the Delaware All-State Chorus, Illinois ACDA Adult Honor Choir, and Pennsylvania District 11 Chorus, as well as headline clinician for the Texas Choral Directors Association summer conference and ACDA Maryland/DC Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Choral Conference.

Michael Klein (Music Theory)  had an article titled "Chopin Dreams" published in the journal 19th-Century Music in the late spring. In addition, he has finished the proofs for an upcoming collection of essays he's edited on the topic of musical narrative in music after 1900.  The book, "Music and Narrative since 1900," will be released by Indiana University Press in late November. In October, he will give a lecture on musical narrative at Northwestern University.  Later in the Fall, he will give a lecture on Jacques Lacan (a French psychoanalyst) and music at Princeton University.

Sherril Dodds (Dance) has completed a new co-edited volume, Bodies of Sound: Issues Across Popular Dance and Music, in collaboration with Dr. Susan Cook (University of Wisconsin-Madison), which is under contract with Ashgate. She has also completed a book chapter for the Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen, which is under contract with Oxford University Press. She was awarded a VP Arts Grant for a project on 'Facial Choreographies in Hip Hop Battles' and has been invited to join the Congress on Research in Dance Board of Directors and the Korean Society of Dance Editorial Board.

 

Maria del Pico Taylor (Keyboard)
Summer: presented a Lecture Recital at the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia on “Chopin and Granados: Styles in comparison." University of Campinas, Brazil and conducted the 4th year of Taubman training  for piano majors. Two former students of Dorothy Taubman were invited as clinician ion May for Taubman seminar at Temple University:  Daniel Epstein, from Rutgers University and Jonathan Feldman from Juilliard.  Latin Fiesta was invited to join the roster of MUSICOPIA a local educational concerts organization. The ensemble was heard on a TV special Cuban music on Channel 6 WPBI TV on  Puerto Rican Panorama in July and this fall, Mural Arts Commission will create a mural to honor the 6  recipients of the Latin Fiesta Pioneer Award. This award was presented by Latin Fiesta to distinguished Latinos who have been making significant contributions to the city of Philadelphia for 30 years. Latin Fiesta Hispanic Heritage Week concerts will take place at  Cheyney University and the National Constitution Center Ballroom in October. 

 

Lambert Orkis (Keyboard)

Summer: Americas Tour:  National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C.  Prof. Orkis performed as principal keyboard in concerts in Port of Spain, Trinidad; Buenos Aires, Argentina; São Paulo, Brazil.Kennedy Center Chamber Players performance for the United States Ambassador to Argentina and her invited guests at the Ambassador’s residence, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Works by Beethoven, Piazzolla, Ravel.

Concert with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter:  Tanglewood Music Festival, Lenox, Massachusetts.  Works by Mozart, Schubert, Lutoslawski, Saint-Saëns.

Fall: Concert with   Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Works by Bach, Mendelssohn.

Appearance on a National Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Concert, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., performing a work by Beethoven
Piano Master Class:  Levine School of Music, Washington, D.C.; Concert:  The Castle Trio, Washington, Virginia. Works by Schubert.

Concert:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Works by Milhaud, Franck, Bach, Bartók.
Orkis also performs in numerous concerts as principal keyboard of the National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., in June, September, October, November, December.

Cynthia Folio (Music Theory) was commissioned by the Anna Crusis Women’s Choir for a four-movement piece for SSAA. One of the movements, “Harmony,” was premiered in June at St. Luke and the Epiphany in Philadelphia and was performed again in July at the GALA Choruses Convention in Denver, CO. The other three movements will be premiered in the future (TBA). Her Sonata for flute and piano was a winner in the National Flute Association’s Newly Published Music Competition and was therefore performed at the NFA annual convention in Las Vegas a week ago. Folio also performed her composition Z3 for two flutes and piano at the convention on a tribute concert for her flute teacher at Eastman, Bonita Boyd, who won the NFA Lifetime Achievement Award. Z3 was also performed in July at the International Studies Institute in Florence, Italy, by Carol Joe and Jill Felber (flutes) and Dianne Frazer (piano). Sylvan Winds performed her woodwind quintet, Seven Aphorisms in May at the Tilton Gallery in New York City. They also made a professional recording of the piece, to be included on an upcoming CD (estimated release is this fall). Folio presented an invited paper at the Second International Conference On Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM), as part of a memorial session on the analysis of jazz, in memory of Steve Larson (former Temple faculty member). She played a concert for two flutes and piano at the Woodmere Art Museum with Lisamarie McGrath (Temple alumnus), including her composition, Z3. In October, she will perform on a tribute concert for Larry Nelson, her composition teacher at West Chester University, who is retiring. She will play his piece, Flute Thing for flute and digital delay, which she premiered while she was an undergraduate student at WCU. The premiere used a reel-to-reel tape recorder to create the delay; the current version uses Max 6!

   

Wendy Magee (Music Therapy)
Summer:
Burland, K. & Magee, W.L. (Revisions under review). Developing identities using music technology in therapeutic settings. Psychology of Music.
 

Magee, W.L., Siegert, R.J., Lenton-Smith, G; Daveson, B.W. (Submitted for publication). 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. (Submitted for publication). The complimentary role of music therapy in the detection of awareness in disorders of consciousness: an audit of concurrent SMART and MATADOC assessments.
Book chapters: Magee, W.L. (Submitted). Music therapy methods for people with long-term neurological conditions. In J. Allen & K. Bruscia (Eds.) Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice:  Adult Medical Patients. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers. 

Conference presentations / proceedings:
Magee, W.L., Siegert, R.J., Lenton-Smith, G; Daveson, B.W. The music therapy assessment tool for low awareness states (MATLAS): report of a reliability and factor analysis study. In O. Brabant, K. Johansson & J. Fachner (Eds.), Programme and Abstracts, 7th Nordic Music Therapy Congress, Music Therapy Models, Methods and Techniques, Jyväskylä, Finland. Jyväskylä, Finland: University Press, University of Jyväskylä.

O’Kelly, J., Magee, W.L., Palaniappan, R., & James, L. Preferred music and entrained improvisation: a neurophysiological study. In O. Brabant, K. Johansson & J. Fachner (Eds.), Programme and Abstracts, 7th Nordic Music Therapy Congress, Music Therapy Models, Methods and Techniques, Jyväskylä, Finland . Jyväskylä, Finland: University Press, University of Jyväskylä.

Fall:  Magee will give keynote presentations at international conferences around the world, as well as leading the inaugural training in London for the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC), the outcome of 22 years clinical work and research. Music therapists from around the world have registered to undertake this training.
2012 Conference keynotes: ‘Music And The Brain – Developing Pathways’, Annual Conference of the New Zealand Music Therapy Association, Auckland NZ ;  Connectedness and Resilience’, 38th Annual Conference of the Australian Music Therapy Association, Sydney Australia;3rd Annual International Symposium on Music Therapy and Disorders of Consciousness, New York.

 

Merián Soto (Dance). This summer, Soto completed two, one-year cycles of seasonal performances in Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Valley Park and Wave Hill Art Center in NYC.  She presented at the Society of Dance History Scholars Conference, where her work, Tú y Yo,  was featured in the conference concert, Philadelphia Dances.  Soto  is currently working on SoMoS, a branch dance performance carnival that will premiere in October in the large parking lot on 5th and Huntingdon Streets as part of Taller Puertorriqueño’s performance series, Café Under the Stars.  She has received grants for the creation and production of SoMoS from Dance Advance, NALAC Fund for the Arts, PennPAT, and Temple University’s Vice-Provost for the Arts.  Soto will be presenting States of Gravity and Light,  her first visual arts exhibition, in December, at The Lorenzo Homar Gallery in North Philadelphia.

Richard Brodhead (Composition) completed three new pieces for premiere during 2012-13:Pages From the Photo Album: Eleven Bagatelles for Piano, commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, to be premiered by pianist Marcantonio Barone in April 2013. Tango Sonatina: Una Carta de Buenos Aires, for piano, to be premiered by pianist Clipper Erickson, date TBA; Sonata for Cello and Piano, to be premiered by Scott Kluskdahl and Noreen Cassidy-Polera, dates TBA. Brodhead is currently working on an extensive revision of a 1981 work, Fantasy Sonata, for unnaccompanied viola. In June, he and Joellen Meglin presented a paper on their ballet Crystallina at the annual conference of CORPS de Ballet International, held at Jacob’s Pillow.

 

Karen Bond (Dance) spent two weeks in Taipei, Taiwan this summer.  Assisted by Temple adjunct faculty Ellen Gerdes, she taught a three-day summer school sponsored by Taipei Physical Education College and Chinese Culture University.  Over 100 participants attended the summer school divided in two groups, one with 25 undergraduate dance education majors and the other with 75 graduate students, alumni and professionals. Following the summer school, Bond and Gerdes co-presented a paper at the World Dance Alliance/Dance & the Child International Summit at Taipei National University of the Arts.  The paper titled “Student Performance in a Dance-based Humanities Course at ‘Diversity U,’” reported on research conducted in the Dance general education course “Embodying Pluralism” during 2011-12.

 This fall Bond joins a panel of former Embodying Pluralism instructors to present examples of ongoing research on the course at the annual National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) conference in Los Angeles.  She will also give a talk on an Award Panel honoring the achievements of her long-time colleague and friend Susan W. Stinson (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) for the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) conference in Albuquerque.  She will address Stinson's contribution to dance research and the importance of dance education research to the field.  Upcoming publications include a book chapter titled “Recurrence and Renewal: Enduring Themes in Children’s Dance,” in T. K. Hagood and L. C. Kahlich (eds), Revisiting Impulse: A Contemporary Look at Writings on Dance, 1950-1970. Youngstown, NY: Cambria Press; and an article on dance for Springer’s international Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research.

 

Kun-Yang Lin (Dance) continued his role this summer as an international teaching artist to bring Temple faculty's presence to the community and abroad. He attended the DanceUSA national conference in San Francisco and gave lectures and master classes in Taiwan, Japan, New York City, Denver and Philadelphia.  Lin’s company, KYL/D, was selected to serve in the first delegation of American Dance Abroad to attend the bi-annual Tanzmesse Festival in Dusseldorf, Germany, the leading festival platform for contemporary dance in Europe.  In Philadelphia, Lin continued to serve as a bridge between the university and the wider community by presenting the works of emerging dance artists in his Inhale Performance Series and by offering at his CHI Movement Arts Center the region's most comprehensive series of Summer contemporary dance workshops for professional and aspiring dancers. His work was selected for presentation in two performances by the Downtown Dance Festival, NYC's longest-running festival for dance.  Lin also served on the adjudicatory panel for the annual Shakespeare Festival of  Jian Min High School in Hsin Chu, Taiwan.  He will collaborate with two acclaimed visual artists from NYC, both of whom are Tyler School of the Arts alumni, in three performances at the spectacular, 7,000-square foot Sky Box gallery in Philadelphia. He also embarks on the creation of a new work that will have its world premiere in Philadelphia at a concert that also features one of his signature works, Mandala Project.  The concert will feature KYL/D, which includes Temple dance alumni and current Temple students.

Emily Threinen (Instrumental Studies/Bands)
Summer: Curtis Institute High School Summer Music Program – Orchestra Conductor; Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop at Temple University;

Atlantic Pops Community Band, Egg Harber, NJ – Guest Conductor

Fall: Temple University Wind Symphony --  Conductor of “Symphonic Metamorphoses” with DMA Student Soloist Najib Wong
Temple University Wind Symphony – Conductor of “Dreams and Fantasies” with Temple University Music Prep; University of British Columbia--Guest Conductor and Clinician; Temple University Wind Symphony,—Conductor of "Impressions" with Guest Composer and Pianist Carter Pann and Guest Conductor Paul Rardin;

Midwest Clinic—Co-presenter of “We are What We Play: Building a Programming Philosophy”

Joellen Meglin (Dance) saw her research article “Victory Garden: Ruth Page’s Danced Poems in the Time of World War II,” published in Dance Research: The Journal of the Society for Dance Research (Edinburgh University Press, UK) this summer.  She also presented a paper, “Ruth Page, Paris, 1950–52: From Ballet Americana to Ballet Cosmopolitan,” at the Society of Dance History Scholars conference in Philadelphia, and a second paper with Richard Brodhead on their ballet Crystallina at the CORPS de Ballet International conference at Jacob’s Pillow, both in June.  Two essays are forthcoming, the first, “Ruth Page: Early Architect of the American Ballet,” in an on-line exhibition America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures: The First 100, curated by Dance Heritage Coalition and the second, on Ruth Page’s contribution to dance modernism in the forthcoming multi-media text Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism

Meglin was invited as one of five international dance scholars (from Asia, Europe, the U.S., and Korea) to present a paper at the International Symposium of the Korean Society of Dance in Seoul, Korea in November, but family circumstances prompted her to recommend Lester Tomé (doctoral alumni), who was offered and has accepted the invitation.  Meanwhile, she has accepted the invitation to serve on the Editorial Board of the Dance Research Journal of Korea.   

 The Advisory Board of Dance Chronicle, of which Joellen is coeditor, met in Philadelphia to develop a new initiative:  the George Dorris and Jack Anderson Early-Career Scholar Award for the best research article in dance submitted by a young scholar within three years of having completed the doctoral degree.  Dance Chronicle has also received some excellent manuscripts for the special issue Music and Dance: Conversations and Codes, forthcoming in 2013.  Finally, this Fall Routledge will publish, in book form, a collection of research articles from previous special issues of Dance Chronicle, edited by Lynn Matluck Brooks and Meglin.

Phillip R. O’Banion (Instrumental Studies/Percussion)
Summer:  Performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center, Carnegie Hall, and Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Performances with Network for New Music and the Crossing choir in Philadelphia and New York - world premiere of work by Lewis Spratlan.

Faculty and Host for the 7th annual Alan Abel Orchestral Percussion Seminar.Performances with Harrisburg Symphony in July.Performances at Bard College, NY in July.Lecture and clinic for attendees of Boyer's first 'Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop'

Fall: Percussion and dance duo performances with Nathan Buonviri, Eleanor Goudie-Averill, and Pamela Vail for the Philly Fringe Festival. Hosting percussion residency with Dr. Russell Hartenberger of NEXUS and University of Toronto. Adjudicating and presenting at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Austin, TX. Temple University Percussion Ensemble at TPAC; conducting world premiere of Hartenberger's 'Cadence', written for the TU Percussion Ensemble. Release of the percussion ensemble's new recording - 'Mass' by John Mackey.

Maurice Wright (Composition) gave three presentations at Dartmouth College in May. Meeting with the electroacoustic music class, he spoke about his experience with analog synthesis at Columbia in the 1970s; he taught a composition class, discussing the problems of using indigenous American music in an orchestral context; and led the Music Colloquium, a meeting required of all graduating music majors, where he spoke about visual music. His signature 1973 work, Electronic Composition, has been re-released on four separate albums: Rare Electronic Moog Melodies, Analog From The Attic, Early Electroacoustic Songs, and Early Electronic Masterpieces. 

With Rolf Lakaemper (Associate Professor of Computer Science) he received a grant from the Temple Arts Commission for a collaborative work tentatively titled Robot Pas de Deux, for semi-autonomous robots and interactive computer sound.

Rollo Dilworth (Choral Music Education) became Chair-Elect for Chorus America over the summer. This is a national advocacy, research, and leadership development organization for choruses, choral leaders, and singers.  Dilworth conducted international choral festival concerts at both Canterbury Cathedral and Southwark Cathedral in England.  He conducted an elementary honor choir for the Ohio Choral Directors Association at Otterbein College, and served as guest conductor for the Cincinnati Public Schools Honor Choir at the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, OH.  He served on faculty for the choral department’s new summer course offering entitled Temple Sings.  Three of his choral publications were released:  Didn’t It Rain (SSATB and Baritone solo); When Storms Arise (SATB and Mezzo-Soprano solo); and Oh! What A Beautiful City (in SATB, SSAA and TTBB versions).  He presented a session at the Minnesota Choral Directors Association Summer Conference entitled:  Programming and Preparing a Choral Concert. 
Fall: Dilworth will facilitate a choral workshop for the vocal music teachers in the Philadelphia Public Schools as part of their teacher in-service day (September 5).  He is scheduled to conduct all-state choirs in Louisiana (High School Women), South Carolina (Middle School) and New York (High School Mixed).

Mitos Andaya (Choral Activities)

Summer: Andaya performed in concerts, recorded in the studio, and performed on the radio with the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers in Missouri and Kansas. She attended Yale University’s inaugural International Choral Festival and Symposium “Choirs Transforming Our World” in New Haven, Connecticut, and the
Georgia American Choral Directors Association Summer Conference in Morrow, Georgia.  Her treble choir samba arrangement of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things” was published by the Hal Leonard Corporation. She served on the faculty of the Westminster Choir College Chamber Choir and Summer Choral Festival in Princeton, where she sang, taught conducting lessons, led a conducting masterclass, gave a lecture entitled “Get Jazzed Up! A Look at Vocal Jazz,” and prepared the chorus for the performance of the Bach Mass in B Minor. Her edition of Georgia composer John Corina’s “This Endris Night” was published by Alliance Music Publications, Inc. and was welcomed at the Perspectives Choral Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The recording of her performance with the University of Georgia Collegium Musicum was also issued on Alliance Music’s CD.

Fall:  Andaya  will conduct at the Conference: “James MacMillan and the Musical Modes of Mary and the Cross” at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana; serve as an onsite liaison for the Pennsylvania ACDA Fall Conference Undergraduate Conducting Competition in York organized by Paul Rardin; organize a Boyer College three-day residency for Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo, which will include a masterclass, sessions, and his performance with the Temple University Singers and Dancers choreographed by Jillian Harris. Her edition of John Sheppard’s “Audivi vocem de caelo” (Alliance Music Publishers) will be used as part of the initial audition process for the Florida All-State Women’s Chorus, which she has been invited to conduct in January 2013.

 

Eduard Schmieder (Instrumental Studies/Violin)
Summer: Directed iPalpiti Soloists in Encinitas, CA – new festival, featuring six selected soloists in solo/chamber daily concerts at the Encinitas Library.Directed 15th annual iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles-Beverly Hills. Conducted iPalpiti orchestra in four concerts: Saban Theater (world premiere of the new composition by Sharon Farber) and Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, Rolling Hills United Methodist Church Concert Series , and grand-finale at Walt Disney Concert Hall with forty TU Alumni Associates in attendance. Ten Boyer College students and three alumni were selected to participate in the Festival, performing solo and in ensembles in concert series at the Bing Theatre, LACMA and Glorya Kaufman Theater at UCLA. Artist-in-residence at the Summit Music Festival in New York at Manhattanville College, the Castle.


Media: Interview/feature: Russian Almanac Panorama Weekly. “We fill the audiences’ souls with energy of good and belief in ideals”. July 18, 2012. Jewish Journal weekly: “Global repertoire inspires 15th annual iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates”  July 20, 2012. Feature: Los Angeles Times “Musical Minds” July 17, 2012
Music review: Los Angeles Times “iPalpiti witty, imaginative at Disney Hall”. July 29, 2012.

Stage Reading performance of Schmieder’s play MY MUSIC MY LOVE. A reflection of the Romantic Era in One Act featuring excerpts from selected compositions in the style of Romance, arranged by Eduard Schmieder. Performed by: Jack Moore of WRTI - Johannes Brahms, Eduard Schmieder - Joseph Joachim, Svetlana Smolina - Clara Schumann. Robert Sherman, WQXR award-winning broadcaster and writer, presenter.  Master Class on Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Conducting Summit Festival Chamber Orchestra – festival finale concert.  Faculty, Mozarteum Summer Academy, Salzburg Austria: gave two-week master course, prepared select students for the Academy Recitals at Wiener Saal, and conducted class recital at Konzert Studio Saal. Two students were selected for the final Prize-winners concert – among 30 from the total of the 1000 participants in all three academy sessions. Among two selected is Sein An, Schmieder's student at Temple University Music Prep. Center for Gifted Young Musicians, where she is a recipient of the Starling Violin Scholarship

Vladimir Dyo (Instrumental Studies/Violin)
Summer: Adjudicated a competition (strings) in Cheltenhem PA held by Korean Music Association.
Performed at the iPalpiti Festival in Los Angeles, CA in UCLA, Saban Theatre, Greyston Mansion, and Walt Disney Hall.
Guest adjudicator at LISMA International Competition, Albertson, NY. Leader of Brahms Piano Quintet with Archi Celesti in Hightstown, NJ