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Boyer Faculty News Winter/Spring 2014

NATHAN BUONVIRI (Music Education) published “Teaching Melodic Dictation in Advanced Placement Music Theory” with Andrew Paney (University of Mississippi) in the January 2014 issue of Journal of Research in Music Education. He also published “Preparing Music Educators to Teach Theory and Aural Skills” in the Winter 2013 issue of PMEA News and “Percussion Stickings” in the November 2013 issue of The Instrumentalist. In March and April, Nate and colleague Andrew Paney will present research at the NAfME biennial conference and PMEA annual conference (“Aural Survival Skills: High School Teachers on Melodic Dictation”) in St. Louis, MO, and Hershey, PA, respectively. They will also present a best practice session (“Successful Research Collaboration with Internet-Based Tools”) at the NAfME conference. Nate will present two educational sessions at the PMEA conference: “The Voices in Your Head: Screening Your Thoughts to Improve Your Teaching” and “Essential Drumset for Instrumental and Choral Directors.”


LAWRENCE INDIK (Voice and Opera) will perform the complete Brahms Magelone Lieder with Art Center colleagues Valery Ryvkin and Peter Reynolds on February 12th in Rock Hall.  His article “Timely Orders:  A New Viewpoint of the Vocal Onset and Release” was accepted for publication in the NATS Journal of Singing.  This semester he also introduces his new iBook “On the Boundaries of Singing” to the Vocal Pedagogy curriculum at Temple University.


ALISON REYNOLDS (Music Education) During spring 2014, Reynolds looks forward to engaging with graduate music education students through coursework, projects, and research; and continued collaborative rewards alongside Boyer's undergraduate music education majors observing and interacting with general music students during their field teaching experiences in Philadelphia school settings. With Waters (University Fellow, Doctoral Student), Turowski (Doctoral Student/TA), Westlake (Master's student/TA), Renzoni (Boyer Music Education PhD 2013), and Valerio (Boyer Music Education PhD 1993), she looks forward to several collaborative presentations this semester: a position paper on early childhood music education in the 21st century (New Directions in Music Education, March, East Lansing Michigan), a workshop focused on improvisation in general music settings and--serving as Research Chair for PMEA (PMEA, March, Hershey), a research paper presentation about a second year co-constructing music with preschool children (AERA, April, Philadelphia), and continued research on the construct validity of the Children's Music Behavior Inventory (AERA). In April, she will travel to the National Association for Music Education conference in St. Louis, serving as chair-elect of the Early Childhood Music Education Special Research Interest Group.

JAN KRZYWICKI (Music Studies/Composition) has received commissions from the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (violin sonata) and Network for New Music (mixed sextet) for upcoming seasons.

In June, the Denver-based choral ensemble Confluence will present a concert focusing on Krzywicki's music, including two solo piano works, and two choral works, featuring the premiere of When God Lets My Body Be. He will  conduct works by John Harbison in Network for New Music's April concerts.  Krzywicki was a judge for the Pennsylvania MTNA Composition Contest for young composers.


PAUL RARDIN (Choral Activities) will serve as guest conductor for all-state choirs in Florida, Arkansas, and Illinois, as well as clinician for the Oklahoma Music Educators Association. Under his direction the Concert Choir will give the Philadelphia premiere of Don McCullough's Song of the Shulamite with faculty percussionist (and co-commissioner) Phillip O’Banion, faculty soprano Julie Bishop, and student harpist Adrienne Knauer. The Concert Choir will also give the world premiere of a Boyer-commissioned work by Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds; this work, along with Herbert Howells’s Requiem, will be the featured music for the choir’s May 2014 tour of New England. The combined choirs will perform Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (“Nelson Mass”) with the Temple University Symphony Orchestra at Kimmel Center in March.

(Instrumental Studies/Cello) activities for winter and spring included adjudicating the semi-final round of the Young Concert Artists international auditions at Merkin Hall in New York (November 7) and he continues as chair of the American String Teachers Association's 2015 National Solo Competition. Also for ASTA, on March 6 he will present a session at the National Conference in Louisville, KY on ‘avoiding being an urtext victim.’ On his schedule are several events in NY: a private recital with Clipper Erickson at The Dakota for the benefit of victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Dec. 14); a recital with pianist Doris Stevenson at St. Francis University in Brooklyn (March 24); and on April 6 he will host the unveiling of a newly discovered manuscript of the Dvorak Cello Concerto at the Bohemian National Hall in an event jointly presented by The Violoncello Society, of NY (of which he serves as president) and the Dvorak American Heritage Society.

In Philadelphia, he will perform two concerts. To celebrate Luis Biava’s final concert as Artistic  Director of the Temple University Symphony on April 24 in TPAC, he will join with the maestro in a performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. To welcome the arrival of spring, on May 27 at The Highlands he will play a program of solo Bach for En Plein Air, part of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association, Inc.’s annual national meeting.


TERELL STAFFORD (Jazz Studies/Trumpet) performs weekly with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at the Village Vanguard in New York. As Artistic Director of the newly formed Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Stafford led the kick off sold-out gala concert in early January at the Kimmel Center, which featured himself on trumpet, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Barron and Randy Brecker.  Stafford also performed in January at the Jazz Standard Smalls Jazz Club in New York and the National Association of Music Merchants in Anaheim, CA. He will join other noted jazz artists in February on The Jazz Cruise and attend both the Utah and Texas Music Educators Conferences as a clinician.  He will perform at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho, also in February. In March, Stafford will perform at the Portland Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center, Messiah College, Swing Central Jazz, Savannah Music Festival and solo with the New York Youth Symphony at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  He also oversees the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz competition at Temple University. In May, Stafford will lead the Temple University Jazz Band at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center) and then head to the studio with the band to record a full length CD.


JILLIAN HARRIS (Dance) premiered two new dances in late November at the Slayton House Theater in Maryland, both of which will be performed in February at Conwell Theater as part of the Faculty Concert.  One of the dances, "In the Hay", has been commissioned by the Johns Hopkins Dance Company for a performance in Baltimore, MD in early April.  In addition, her group piece, "In Crisi", premiered in Salt Lake City, UT in early December as part of the fiftieth anniversary celebration of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. In late December, Harris traveled to Arches National Park (Moab, UT) to shoot a new dance film, "Red Earth Calling", in collaboration with award-winning LA filmmaker Jennifer Jessum.  This project has been partially funded by a Vice Provost for the Arts Grant from Temple University and is scheduled to premiere in late fall of 2014.  In March, Harris will teach at the 2014 Northeast Regional American College Dance Festival at SUNY-Brockport, one of the largest regional gatherings of dance department faculty and students in the country. She will also co-present "Using Acclaim to Assess Technical Skills in Dance Performance" with Acclaim CEO Aksel Gungor at the 2014 Teaching with Technology Conference at Temple University.   This presentation will outline how the web platform facilitates discussion between students and faculty in assessing technique and performance skills.   

EDUARD SCHMIEDER (Instrumental Studies/Violin)
March 14-16: His student Samuel Nebyu performs four solo recitals as a winner of Beverly Hills Auditions/Consortium of the Southern California Chamber Music Presenters.

April: Performance  of his Brahms’ play MY MUSIC MY LOVE
A reflection of the Romantic Era in One Act,
featuring excerpts from selected compositions in the style of Romance (arr. by Eduard Schmieder)
April 11: Music by the Sea concert series in Encinitas, California
April 13: Music in the Mansion concert series, Beverly Hills, California

May 21-31: Jury Member,  XXI Postacchini International Violin Competition, Fermo, Italy.

Current Student achievements:
Nina Vieru – appointed Concertmaster Delaware Symphony
Aisha Dossumova & Nina Vieru – invited to play as members of the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra
Samuel Nebyu – Selected among 9 semi-finalists for the Sphinx International Competition. Final rounds to be held February 19-23.

Former students:
Rodrigo Puskas – appointed Concertmaster, National Opera of Hungary  &  Budapest
Josef Horvath- Concertmaster of Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. Faculty at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava.
Ordabek Duisen -  given the title of Honored Artist of the State of Kazakhstan.
Karina Canellakis – appointed Assistant Conductor/Dallas Symphony Orchestra


WENDY MAGEE (Music Therapy)
Peer reviewed publications

Magee, W.L., Siegert, R.J., Lenton-Smith, G; Daveson, B.A., & Taylor, S.M. (2013). 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. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. doi:10.1080/09602011.2013.844174. [Epub ahead of print]

O’Kelly,J,  James, L., Palaniappan, R., Taborin, J., & Fachner, J., & Magee, W.L. (2013) Neurophysiological and behavioural responses to music therapy in vegetative and minimally conscious states. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7:884. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00884

O'Kelly, J., Magee, W.L., Street, A., Fachner, J., Drake, A., Särkämö, T., Mette Ridder, H., Jungblut, M., Taylor, D.B. (Submitted for publication). Music Therapy Advances in Neuro-disability: Innovations in Research and Practice: Summary report on a two day International Conference.


Invited Lectures, Meetings, Trainings and Conference Work
Invited Conference Keynote: Therapeutic applications of music technologies across the life span:  expanding the boundaries of practice and research. Music Therapy, Beyond Borders, Feb 8, 2014.

Invited Keynote: Music Therapy Symposium at Radford University, VA, Feb 13-14.

Invited Symposium Keynote and trainer: Music Therapy with neurological populations: evidence-based practice. Escuela de Musicoterapia y Técnicas Grupales, Vitoria-GasteizVittoria, Spain, March 23-24, 2014.

Lead trainer: International Training for the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness: Escuela de Musicoterapia y Técnicas Grupales, Vitoria-GasteizVittoria, Spain, March 24-26, 2014.


Peer-reviewed conference abstracts & presentations

Magee, W. L. & O’Kelly, J. (2014). Music Therapy with Disorders of Consciousness: current evidence and emergent evidence-based practice. The Neurosciences and Music – V, Dijon, May 29 – June 1, 2014.


LAURA KATZ RIZZO (Dance)  worked on promotional materials over winter break for her upcoming book, Dancing the Fairy Tale, to be published by Temple University Press.  She also took on active leadership role in the Council of Researchers for Pedagogical Study for Ballet (CORPS de Ballet, International), prebnparing for their upcoming conference in collaboration with The Pittsburg Ballet Theatre early this summer.  She also recently was invited to submit a chapter to a Fairy Tale collection being published out of the University of Salzburg.  She will also direct the first round of Senior Education Projects for the Dance BFA this semester, and is excited to see what the students create along with their K-12 collaborators.  Laura is also returning to the stage for the first time in over ten years and will perform along with six other dancers in a piece of her own choreography, "Porcelain Metamorphosis," in the Faculty Concert February 8 and 9.

(Music Studies/Music History) will read a paper entitled “Telemanns Getreue Music-Meister und Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs Musikalisches Vielerley als moralische Zeitschriften” at the conference “Impulse – Transformationen – Kontraste: Georg Philipp Telemann und Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach,” held in Magdeburg, Germany in March. In April he will perform on a Boyer faculty/guest recital also featuring Julie Andrijeski, a baroque violinist and baroque dancer-choreographer invited by him for a week-long residency in the Dance, Music Studies, and Instrumental Studies Departments. In May he will perform music by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach with Newton Baroque. Zohn also served on the Program Committee for the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music’s biennial meeting.


MAURICE WRIGHT (Music Studies/Composition) continues to enjoy a busy sabbatical leave. In February he will serve as composer-in-residence at Virginia Tech, will speak about his work to students, and present a concert of his visual music works. On March 1, he will appear at the 14th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium at Connecticut College hosted by the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, accompanied by the soprano Melissa Mino, the robot Polyphemus, and computer scientist Rolf Lakaemper. They will present an excerpt from GALATEA_RESET, Wright's and Lakaemper's opera for people and robots. On March 27, Blair McMillen premieres a work for piano and visual music, sweet, picturesque at Rock Hall on a guest recital with works by Matthew Greenbaum and Ryan Olivier. The next evening Lyric Fest will present a new commissioned word, Hold My Hands, on a program at Bryn Mawr, repeated March 30 at the Academy of Vocal Arts. In between these performances, Wright will be in Connecticut to attend the Society for ElectroAcoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS) National Conference at Wesleyan University, where he will present a paper, "Electroacoustic Opera with Autonomous Robots." On April 17th he will speak at Haverford College about his recent compositions, and later in April will present the first act of GALATEA_RESET in New York City at a concert hosted by the Association for the Promotion of New Music.


MARK FRANKO (Dance) was an International Visiting Research Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies in Vancouver. He read “Epilogue to an Epilogue on Reenactment” at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.  He taught a graduate seminar in the UBC Art History department on Benjamin’s concept of the Baroque. He presented “Les mouvements fascistes de Serge Lifar” at the séminaire de l’histoire culturelle de la danse, Ecole des Hautes Etudes (Paris) and led a Pro-doc Research seminar on “Choreography as at the Institut für  Theaterwissenschaft (University of Berne) as well as a graduate seminar on methodology at the department of Performing Arts and Media at Middlesex University (London).

 Franko spoke on a plenary panel at the CORD/SDHS conference “Decentering Dance Studies: Moving in New Global Orders. He awaits the early publication of three entries for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism --“Dance and Writing”; “Martha Graham”; “Appalachian Spring”  -- and two entries for the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics -- “Dance Studies” and “Authenticity” (Oxford University Press).  He published “Museum Artifact Act” in Tanz und Archive, which has been reprinted in DANSE: an Anthology (Paris: les presses du réel). He is consultant for the Batsheva Dance Company Archive Project (Israel) and will speak at the 25th anniversary conference in Tel Aviv in June. With Fabian Barba, Franko will show a work in progress --Le Marbre Tremble -- at the Conway Theater at 7:00 PM on
April 3.


MICHAEL KLEIN (Music Studies/Music Theory)
Over the winter break, Klein submitted the manuscript for his next book (Music and the Crises of the Modern Subject) to his publisher (Indiana University Press). At the end of January, he will conduct a workshop on music and meaning, and he will give a lecture on the music of Debussy at Penn State. In late March, he will give a workshop and the keynote address ("What We Mean by Musical Meaning") at the annual conference of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic. In early April, Klein will give a workshop on performance and analysis, and he will give a lecture on musical narrative at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  


KUN-YANG LIN (Dance) continues to conduct research (in the area of contemporary dance as a force for self-transformation, healing and community-building) and to create, perform, produce and teach master classes both in the region and beyond in different prestigious venues and forums.





Lin’s CHI Movement Arts Center in South Philadelphia continues to be a vibrant hub for dance in the region. There, Lin will organize two Open Dialog series discussions (Feb and March) to engage scholars, artists, and community with intimate conversations centered on his research and KYL/D’s creative process. In addition to his weekly classes at CHI MAC, Lin will conduct master classes for Benjamin Rush Performing Arts High School in North Philadelphia and Cheney University. As part of “How Philly Moves Project” imagery of Lin’s work is part of the permanent exhibition at the Philadelphia International Airport.


EMILY THREINEN (Instrumental Studies/Bands)

January 2014: Virginia Music Educators Association District Eleven (Fairfax County) Honors Concert Band, Virginia—Conductor

February 2014: Temple University Wind Symphony Concert & Recording in TPAC—“Crossing Over” featuring Bass Trombone Soloist Blair Bollinger on faculty composer Jay Krush’s Bass Trombone Concerto—Conductor


February 2014: Montgomery County Public School District Senior Honor Band Concert, Maryland—Conductor

March 2014: College Band Directors National Association-Eastern Division Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, Temple University Wind Symphony Concert “Crossing Over”—Conductor (by invitation)

March 2014: Temple University Wind Symphony Concert & Recording in TPAC—“American Stories” featuring Flute Soloist David Cramer on Joel Puckett’s Flute Concerto, also featuring world premiere by faculty composer Norman David—Conductor

March 2014: Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania—Presenter with North Penn Senior High School (1.5 hour rehearsal lab presentation)

March 2014: Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod East Region Festival Honor Band Concert in Wisconsin, featuring students from seven states—Conductor

April 2014: Ordway Honors Band Concert from the Saint Paul Public Schools, Minnesota—Conductor

May 2014: Temple University Wind Symphony Concert & Recording in TPAC—“Affect and Transformation” with Composer Adam Silverman and Marimba Soloist Phillip O’Banion—Conductor


CYNTHIA FOLIO (Music Studies/Music Theory) is on leave for the spring 2014 semester and looks forward to her residency at the American Academy in Rome from February 24 to March 24. She is working on two commissions, both of which will be performed this coming spring/summer. The first deadline is a concerto for two flutes and string orchestra, with live sound manipulation of the flutes through computer processing, and accompanied by a video. The flute duo, ZAWA! commissioned the piece and will do several premieres starting in April or May (TBA). Artist Jude Rouslin is preparing the video while Folio works on the music, with constant collaboration via Skype. The second commission is from David Yang, for the Yang String Quartet and Scottish fiddler, Hanneke Cassel as soloist. The premiere will be at the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival August 16, 2014.

Folio is making a CD that will be released on the BCM&D label. It consists of nine of her compositions, all of which include at least one flute (a kind of sequel to her last CD, FLUTE LOOPS, on the Centaur label). It will feature primarily current and past Temple faculty and students as performers: Cynthia (flute), Charles Abramovic (faculty, piano), Terell Stafford (faculty, trumpet), David Cramer (faculty, flute), Lois Herbine (alum, piccolo), Bruce Barth (faculty, piano), Dan Monaghan (faculty, drums), Aleck Brinkman (retired faculty, bass), Andy Laster (alum, bari sax), Marc Adler (alum, flute and alto flute), Kim Trolier (alum, flute), Christopher Shelb (current student, bass flute). Other artists include ZAWA! (Jill Felber and Claudia Anderson, flutes) and Michele Kelly (flute).

On June 21, she will be guest clinician, composer, and flutist for FLUTEFEST, 2014 at the Music School of Delaware. In addition to a short recital, lecture, and master class, she will conduct a performance of her new flute choir composition, Quintlexia, which was premiered November 2013 when she was guest clinician at the Oklahoma Flute Fair. She also has performances with David’s Harp in NYC (May 4) and Latin Fiesta in Abington and Philadelphia (January 25 and June 1).

Her composition for women’s choir (SSAA & piano), At the Edge of Great Quiet, will be published by Hildegard Publishing Company this spring. The four poems are from a collection of Alaskan poetry by women, called poetryALASKAwomen: Top of the World. The three poets for these four movements are: Mary Kancewick—“Roads”; Leah Aronow-Brown—“There Were Suddenly Two Stones”; Louise Gallop—“On a Day of White Trees” and “Out of Wind, Out of Sun.”


ALLEN KRANTZ (Instrumental Studies/Guitar) received this year’s commission from the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association for a new work for soprano and chamber ensemble. His “American Town” for string orchestra was chosen as highlighted piece for the premiere student orchestra festival in South Dakota. Fall performances included a concert at the University of Pennsylvania and the innaugural concert of Kammermusik Main Line. Spring concerts include programs for voice and guitar in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and appearances with the Dolce Suono ensemble.





Recording session with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in Munich, Germany.  Works by Previn, Massenet, Ravel.


Two concerts with cellist David Hardy, McLean (Benefit Concert for the Falls Church [Virginia] Homeless Shelter), and Washington, Virginia.  Program:  works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms.



Performance:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Works by Beethoven, Grieg.


Master Class:  Manhattan School of Music, New York, New York


Master Class:  Levine School of Music, Washington, D.C.


Performance for National Public Radio’s Performance Today with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.  Work by Dvořák.



Concert with cellist David Hardy, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland.

Program:  works by Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn.


Performance:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Works by Glinka, Brahms.


Competition Judge, Master Class, Concert with cellist David Hardy (period instruments), Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.Concert Program:  works by Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn.



Concert (period instruments):  The Castle Trio, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 

Program:  works by Beethoven.


Performance with the Manchester String Quartet, Washington, D.C. 

Work by Brahms.



European Recital Tour with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.  Concerts to take place in Germany (Berlin, Essen, Bremen, Hannover, Nürnberg, Wuppertal, Wiesbaden), France (Paris, Aix-en-Provence), Switzerland (Geneva, Basel).

Program:  works by Mozart, Beethoven, Previn.  This tour will feature the German, French, and Swiss premieres of André Previn’s Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (2011).


Recording to be released:  Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano.  Deutsche Grammophon.  Works by Previn, Massenet, Ravel.


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



During a week-long fortepiano residency at the Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida, Lindorff taught master classes and performed a recital of Mozart, Beethoven and CPE Bach to inaugurate the school’s newly acquired Viennese instrument. This spring the Viennese label Paladino Music will re-release her solo harpsichord CD of Poglietti’s Rossignolo, which was the first complete recording.  In May she will perform Beethoven’s Eroica Variations at the Historical Keyboard Society’s conference at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, SD. She will deliver a paper, “Poglietti’s musical legacy: the Compendium of 1676,” her ninth consecutive presentation at the Biennial International Conferences on Baroque Music,  to be held this summer at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. She received a Temple University 2014 Grant-in-Aid of Research to assist with this project.


VLADIMIR DYO (Strings/Violin) was appointed Concertmaster of the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic in March 2014.