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Boyer Faculty News Summer-Fall 2015

Charles Abramovic (Keyboard Studies)
Summer: Performances at the Delaware Chamber Music Festival, the Master Players Festival at University of Delaware and at the Curtis Summerfest program.
Taught for three weeks at the Young Artist Summer program at Curtis Institute.

Fall: Solo faculty recital (Sept. 20 in Rock Hall)
Performance with violist Roberto Diaz and others for the Dolce Suono chamber music series
Joint recital with flutist, Jeffrey Khaner for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Solo recitals at The Quadrangle, Crosslands, and Kendal
Master class for Main Line Music Teachers Association

Karen Bond (Dance)
Conference presentations:
Summer Dance and the Child International Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark
Paper: "Does the Dance of Childhood have a History? Who is Writing it in the 21st Century?"

Fall: National Dance Education Organization Conference in Phoenix, AZ

Panel:
"Ethical Practices in Dance Research: Working with Human Subjects"
with Wendy Oliver, EdD (Temple) and Sherrie Barr, MFA, October 7-11, 2015

Matt Brunner (Instrumental Studies, Bands)
Summer: Presented at the College Band Director's National Association Athletic Band Symposium at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO. The presentation was titled They're Not JUST Here for Band: Utilizing the Professional Skills of Your Non-Music Majors. He was also an adjudicator for Festivals of Music and Music in the Park.

Fall:
Brunner will be adjudicating the Marching Band festival at Neshaminy High School on October, 24. Eighteen university and high school ensembles will be performing marching band arrangements by Matt.

Nate Buonviri (Music Education)
Summer: Buonviri authored the book, Building Better Dictation Skills, available from Rowman & Littlefield due out late August. He also published “Melodic Dictation Instruction: A Survey of Advanced Placement Music Theory Teachers,” coauthored with Andrew Paney (University of Mississippi) in Journal of Research in Music Education. He just finished his twelfth season as principal percussionist with Utah Festival Opera t, where he also gave an educational session, “Percussion from the Pit!,” for the Utah Festival Academy.

Fall: Buonviri will present an educational session, “You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have: Building Your Musicianship for Better Teaching” at the PMEA District 12 Conference in Glen Mills, PA in November.

Deborah Confredo (Music Education)
Confredo co-authored a paper entitled Effects of Temporal Congruence on Evaluations of Conductor Efficacy with Dr. Cory Meals (Kennesaw State University, and Dr. Steve Morrison, University of Washington). The paper will be presented at the International Symposium on Performance Science in Kyoto, Japan in September.

Fall:Confredo will team with Rollo Dilworth and Charles Robinson (University of Missouri – Kansas City) in a research project entitled Effects of Single Versus Multiple Line Music Notation on Small Group Performance Outcomes and Self-Directed Rehearsal Procedures of Vocalists.

Oct. 4-10: Music Education Department will host representatives from the Piedmont region of the national Italian Community Band organization, Associazione Nazionale Bande Italiane Musicali Autonome (ANBIMA).Confredo has been a long-time associate of this organization, most recently having spoken at the Musica … E il Futuro? conference in Venaria (IT) and worked with the Banda Musicale di Sangano in March. She has developed a partnership with ANBIMA to begin a pilot program for beginning instrumental students in Sangano.

Oct. 7: Confredo and the Music Education Department will hold a one-day conference, Musica per la Vita – Music for Life! Band Education and Performance as a Lifetime Pursuit: Italy and the US in Partnership, on the TU campus. Presentations and panel discussions will take place in the morning and early afternoon. Area educators and community band leaders will examine the state of band music education and performance opportunities in Italy and the US. Conference attendees will learn about the structure and strengths of Italian musical community engagement and how US pedagogy and educational systems can support greater participation after graduation and into adulthood. A primary focus will be on the principles, beliefs, and processes that can inform better practice, greater musicianship, and stronger community engagement. In the evening, three area community bands, South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Pennsbury Community Band, and Merion Concert Band, will perform in TPAC. The conference is being supported by the TU Italian Department and is a featured event for Ciao Philadelphia.

November:Confredo will conduct her annual new band music reading session as well as a clinic on effective assessment in instrumental music education for PMEA District 11 Staff Development Day.

Dec. 5:  TU Night Owls Campus Community Band will perform an end-of-semester concert TPAC. Audience members will enjoy a variety of wind band music that will include holiday favorites and selected soloists. Free and open to the public.

Vladimir Dyo (Instrumental Studies, Violin)
Summer featured soloist: Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium with Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra.

UN General Headquarters in NY celebrating its 70th anniversary, and 65th anniversary of Korean War with Sumi Jo, Hong-Jae Kim and Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra.

Chelsea Mansion Summer Music Festival presented by Long Island Conservatory and Nassau County.

Summer master classes and performances:  Seoul International Music Camp Festival in Seoul, Korea

Fall: Soloist in Vivaldi's Four Seasons with New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra, Sept. 5. Serve as concertmaster of New Jersey Capital Philharmonic concert at the War Memorial Theater in Trenton, NJ, Oct. 24

New Year's Eve concert with New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra, Dec. 31

Cynthia Folio (Music Studies, Music Theory)
Summer: Winds for Change, a multimedia concerto for two flutes on the topic of climate change, was performed at the National Flute Convention in Washington, DC with Phillip O’Banion, percussionist. This work was commissioned by the flute duo, ZAWA! (Claudia Anderson and Jill Felber) and a consortium of other flutists who will play the piece at their own universities. The composition is for 2 flutes, percussion, and string orchestra (or string quintet) plus a video (created by Jude Rouslin) and live manipulation of the flutes using Pd software (created by Aleck Brinkman).

Folio received a Subito grant from the American Composers Forum to support the video and to pay the Serafin Quartet for the NFA concert. She will be guest composer during the performances at the University of South Carolina and Northwestern University.

She arranged one tune (“Autumn Sea” by Toshiko Akyoshi) and composed another (called “Mad Dog Raga”) to be performed on a concert where she will be playing jazz flute, called “East Meets West,” organized by Elijah J. Thomas and funded by the Philadelphia Jazz Project. The concert will be at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center in Manayunk on September 25. She will also be playing flute with jazz flutist Holly Hoffman and the Temple Jazz Ensemble at the Jazz Underground, November 11.

Fall:Winds for Change will be performed at the University of Delaware (Sept. 21); University of South Carolina (Oct. 27); Northwestern University (Oct. 29); and, at Temple with the Temple Music Prep Youth Chamber Orchestra (Dec. 12).

The Relâche ensemble will perform Folio's multimedia piece about seizures, When the Spirit Catches You ... at the Fleisher Art Memorial on Oct. 18, and again at West Chester University on Oct. 28. Her Sonata for Flute and Piano will be performed at the Society for Composer’s Inc. 50th annual National Conference at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Nov. 12–14. Her woodwind quintet, Seven Aphorisms, will be performed by the Pennsylvania Quintet (faculty members from Penn State) at Rock Hall on Nov. 10, on a concert of PA composers; it will also include a premiere by alumnus, Andrea Clearfield. Lois Herbine will perform Folio’s Philadelphia Portraits for piccolo and piano on Nov. 15 at the Lulu Shrine Center.

In addition, Folio wrote the liner notes for a CD this summer featuring flutist Jennie Oh Brown called Looking Back: Flute Music of Joseph Schwantner, just released on the Innova label.

Mark Franko (Dance) was appointed Laura H. Carnell Professor of Dance.
Summer: Oxford University Press published a revised edition of his, Dance as Text: Ideologies of the Baroque Body with a new author preface. In the Oxford Studies in Dance Theory series, published Gabriele Brandstetter’s Poetics of Dance. Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes which he co-translated with Elena Polzer and for which he wrote the Series Editor Preface. He published the chapter “Dancing with Janet Wolff,” in Porous Boundaries: Art and Essays edited by Cyril Reade and David Peters Corbett (Manchester University Press, 2015). Mark also published a tribute to Randy Martin, “The Kinetics of Dance Theory and the Social Movement of Desire,” in Social Text 33.3 (2015). His article “Serge Lifar and the Question of Collaboration with the German Authorities under the Occupation of Paris (1940-1949),” was accepted for publication in Dance Research 34.1 (Summer 2016).

Franko also pursued research in Paris for a monograph in progress:  The Rhetoric of Neoclassicism and the Problem of the Baroque in Twentieth-Century Dance and Culture. He completed and submitted an article commissioned for a MoMA publication, “Boris Chamatz and Historical Over-Determination in 20 Dancers for the XX Century.” He taught a two-day doctoral seminar at Middlesex University (London) on Sovereignty, Classicism, and the Baroque. While in the UK he also filmed an interview with director/producer Bernadette O’Brien for a BBC4 Documentary “Strictly Modern Dance” to be aired in October and gave a talk at Oxford University on French ballet under the Occupation.

Fall:Franko’s article “Dance and the Political: States of Exception” is being translated into French for publication in the online journal of the ACD (Association des Chercheurs en Danse) and Mark will serve this autumn on a dissertation defense committee at Paris 8. He also hopes to complete the Handbook of Danced Reenactment for Oxford University Press and looks forward to the third year of the Dance Studies Colloquium.

Shana Goldin-Perschbacher (Music Studies, Music History) has been named a regional faculty fellow in the Penn Humanities Forum for the academic year, where she will be working with fellows all year on the topic of “sex,” including workshopping material from her book in progress on transgender Americana musicians.

Jillian Harris (Dance) continues to promote Red Earth Calling, a short dance film for which she is co-producer, featured performer, and assistant choreographer. Red Earth Calling became an official selection of the Athens International Film and Video Festival (Athens, OH) this past spring. This is one of the oldest film festivals in the United States. The film won the “Best Narrative Short” award in international competition at the Maui Film Festival (Maui, HI) in June and later debuted at the Free State Festival (Lawrence, KS).The film appeared at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival (Washougal, WA) over the summer and will later premiere in Salt Lake City, UT at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Red Earth Calling has been declared an official selection of these upcoming events: Moondance International Film Festival (Boulder, CO), Action on Film International Festival (Los Angeles, CA) and Movie by Movers Festival (Boone, NC). To date, the film has been submitted to over one hundred national and international festivals.

Additional activities include a conference presentation with Aksel Gungor (CEO of Acclaim) at West Chester University's RECAP Conference, master classes as part of Temple University's Conducting for Wind Ensemble Summer Workshop, and master classes at Delaware Valley Academy of Dance.

Fall: In October, Harris will present her work on INVASION, an interactive dance installation, at the 2015 National Dance Education Organization Conference (Phoenix, AZ) with former Temple graduate student Tatiana Hassan Arias.

Joann Marie Kirchner (Keyboard Studies) spent four days this summer adjudicating for the National Guild of Piano Teachers in Milford Square. She presented workshops on musical performance anxietyfor the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers National Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia and for Jacob's Music in Wilmington, Delaware. Kirchner attended the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, where she co-chairs the Research Committee.

She has been invited to speak to the Reading Area Music Teachers in September on musical performance anxiety and will deliver a guest lecture to the Philadelphia Music Teachers Association in November entitled 'Let's Duet!'

Joyce Lindorff (Keyboard Studies)
In late April Joyce Lindorff performed and taught at Colonial Williamsburg, including a solo harpsichord recital in the candlelight concert series at Bruton Parish Church and a masterclass in the historic Wren Chapel on the campus of the College of William and Mary. While there she led a historical keyboard study week for a group of Boyer graduate keyboard students, who played and performed on original instruments in the Museum’s current exhibit. In May she participated in the Historical Keyboard Society of North America’s annual meeting, held at McGill University in Montreal. As part of her lecture-recital, “Albert Fuller’s Edition and Recording of Gaspard Le Roux’s Pièces De Clavessin,” she performed duo-harpsichord examples with Boyer doctoral student Katelyn Bouska. In addition to chairing a session, her reports on the conference will be published in the newsletter of the British Harpsichord Society and in the journal Eighteenth-Century Music (Prof. Steven Zohn, co-editor).  

In September she will perform a Rock Hall faculty/guest-artist recital with her sister Wendy Stern, flute; niece Shelby Yamin, violin and Prof. Jeffrey Solow, cello.  Later in the month she  will be a featured artist in the week-long Beijing Piano Festival held at the China Conservatory, where she will perform a solo harpsichord and fortepiano recital, deliver a lecture on performance practice, and teach masterclasses. In October she will lecture and perform in the Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival in Amsterdam, with recitals at the Geevinck Museum, Felix Meritis Concert Hall, and Honig Breethuis. She will also serve as a judge for the International Geelvinck Fortepiano Concours. Later in October she will deliver a paper, “The role of music in George Macartney's embassy to China (1792-94)” at the international symposium, “Beyond Chinoiserie: Artistic Encounters between China and the West during the Late Qing Dynasty (c. 1795-1912),” jointly organized by the University of Sydney and Seton Hall University. Her double CD of the complete Opus 3 sonatas by Teodorico Pedrini, with baroque violinist Nancy Wilson, will have its European release in mid-September by the Paladino label (Vienna).

Phillip O’Banion (Instrumental Studies, Percussion)
Summer: Worked on a solo percussion recording project, thanks to a university summer research award. The disc is scheduled to be released this fall on BCM&D records, and will feature six compositions for percussion and electronics, three of which he commissioned. O'Banion also collaborated with David Pasbrig, editing and mixing recordings of Boyer’s percussion ensemble for a commercial record release this year.

Fall: O'Banion will moderate a panel discussion with principal percussionists from major symphony orchestras around the country at the 2015 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in San Antonio, TX in November. On November 29th O'Banion will perform and direct the South American premiere of Philippe Manoury’s ‘Les Livre des Claviers’ for percussion sextet. This concert will take place at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Lambert Orkis (Keyboard Studies)
Summer: European Tour with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter – 12 concerts in Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Freiburg, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Wehr, Bonn, Mannheim), Austria (Vienna), Switzerland (Zurich, Geneva), Spain (Granada).  Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Respighi, Ravel. Included in this tour was a Benefit Concert in Wehr, Germany.  Proceeds from that concert went to the Hanna and Paul Gräb Foundation for the handicapped.

During this tour, Mutter and Orkis attended the State Dinner hosted by President Joachim Gauck of the Federal Republic of Germany given in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. International release by Deutsche Grammophon of “Anne-Sophie Mutter - The Club Album – Live from Yellow Lounge” with Orkis.

Fall concerts: Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
Programs:  Beethoven, Brahms and by Bartók, Copland, Shostakovich, Britten
European Club Tour with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.  Program and venues to be announced.
In addition:  Orkis performs in concerts as principal keyboard of the National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., in October and November.

Paul Rardin (Choral Activities)
Summer: Rardin was headline clinician for the Alabama chapter of the American Choral Directors Association; coordinator and presenter for Temple Sings, a one-week symposium that drew 20 choral conductors from across the United States as well as China and Korea; and chorus master for a performance of The Fellowship of the Rings, a live-to-projection performance of Howard Shore's acclaimed film score at the Mann Center with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.

Fall: In October he will make his conducting debut as Artistic Director with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and in November he will conduct the Temple University Concert Choir in an invited performance at the National Collegiate Choral Association national conference in Portland, OR.

Valéry Ryvkin (Voice and Opera)
Summer: Ryvkin worked for one of the most prestigious international young artists programs, Merola Program, at the San Francisco Opera. He coached young singers and apprentice pianists/opera coaches. While there, he conducted two concerts of opera scenes with the young artists and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.

Fall: Ryvkin will again conduct the Temple University Symphony Orchestra at the annual Mosaic Concert on October 9 at the Temple Performing Arts Center. On October 11, he will be one of the judges of the regional Metropolitan Opera auditions/competition in Portland, Oregon and will give a public master class at the Portland State University (for the voice students). And in December (the dates are still in process of finalizing) he will be in residence at the San José State University (again working with the voice and opera students) and will also give a public master class with the singers of Opera San José.

Eduard Schmieder (Instrumental Studies, Violin)
Summer: Oversaw the production of two iPalpiti albums from live performances of 2012 and 2014, released on BCM&D record label. Schmieder was artist-in-residence at the Summit Music Festival in New York at Manhattanville College, the Castle. He conducted the Summit Festival Chamber Orchestra 25th anniversary celebration concert with cellist Lynn Harrell. He was on the faculty of the Mozarteum Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria and taught a two-week master course, prepared select students for the Academy Recitals at Soliter and Wiener Saal, and produced two class recitals at Bosendorfer Saal. Schmieder was a member of the jury for the 14th Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition, Germany.

iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates: 25 selected musicians from 22 countries for 14 concerts, including those at the Encinitas Library,  a week-long residence  concluding with a free community concert at the San Dieguito Amphitheater, concerts at  Walt Disney Hall (sold out) and at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church.
“…The iPalpiti Orchestral Ensemble of International Laureates [at] Soka Performing Arts Center on Sunday afternoon was a refreshment to thirsty ears in the classical music desert that Orange County becomes in the summertime…Romanian violinist Alexandru Tomescu gave the solo part [Loussier violin concerto with percussion] elegant and graceful account… As an interpreter, [conductor] Schmieder homed in on expressive details and rich string colors…’’ -                --Orange County Register

The Walt Disney Hall concert will be featured in the November issue of the American Record Guide. The concerts were recorded by Classical Arts Showcase to be broadcast on national and international art channels accessible by 62 million viewers. Two of Schmieder's students and four Boyer alumni were selected to participate in the Festival, performing solo and in ensembles in concert series at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills and Bing Theatre at Los Angeles County Art Museum.

Fall: Member of  the Jury, The First Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians, in collaboration of the Ministry of Culture, China and the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria (Sept. 10-27).

Los Angeles, Cedar-Sinai Alumni  Association Concert Series
Staged reading of a play by Eduard Schmieder MY MUSIC MY LOVE [A reflection of the Romantic Era in One Act], featuring excerpts from selected compositions in the style of Romance arranged and performed by Eduard Schmieder (Dec. 7-10).

Jeffrey Solow (Instrumental Studies, Cello)
Summer festivals: Beethoven Festival, Park City, UT
Summit Music Festival, Purchase, NY (and Director of Intensive Cello Seminar
Lake Placid institute's Chamber Music Seminar for Adults, NY

Summer concerts: Bach Suites 1-3 Bargemusic, Brooklyn, NY (a "Time Out" NY Magazine 'Critic's Pick'; Bach Suites 4-6 at Bargemusic (this completed my 5th consecutive cycle of the suites at Bargemusic); Music at Gretna 'Baroque Players' (including the world premiere of Allen Krantz's Trio Sonata) performed at Philadelphia Cello Society's "Cello Bash VII" at the Philadelphia Yacht Club (with Clipper Erickson)

Summer performances of chamber and solo works: Brahms Piano Quartet in g and his Trio in C; Rozsa Duo for cello and piano; Shostakovich Trio;  Beethoven Sonata op. 17;  Schickele Quartet;  2 Telemann Trio Sonatas; Rachmaninoff Sonata (with Yoni Levyatov); Haydn-Piatigorsky Divertimento; Schubert-Piatigorsky Variations; Weber-Piatigorsky Sonata in A; Beethoven Duo for viola and cello "With two eyeglasses obligato”

A home performance of Purcell's King Arthur at Charles and Heidi Abramovic's house led to the discovery of what appears to be the earliest notated example of a tempo modification ("slentando" in a 1710 manuscript of the opera housed in the collection of UCLA). This example is now included on Indiana University Prof. Donald Byrd's web page of 'first uses.'

Completed a graduate program review for the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami Continued as president of The Violoncello Society of NY; fChair of ASTA's 2016 National Solo Competition

Fall: Performing on Joyce Lindorff's Rock Hall recital (Sept. 13)
Sonatas by Beethoven, Barber, and Weber. and Beethoven Trio op. 70/2 with Doris Stevenson and Mark Peskanov on Bargemusic's "Masterworks" series (Oct. 10)
Paley Library noon recital with Elise Auerbach (Oct. 21)
Cello duos and quartets with Temple DMA candidate Yoni Draiblate, Nov. 22, Doylestown, PA
Persichetti's "Vocalise" and Davidov's "At the Fountain" with pianist Lance Wiseman at the LuLu Shrine Center in Plymouth Meeting, PA honoring Vincent Persichetti's centennial (Nov.15)
Adjudicator for"The IX International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians" in Novosibirsk, Russia (December 5-15)

Merián Soto (Dance) was recently awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts and a Presidential Humanities and Arts grant. Over the summer, she was featured guest performer in Silvana Cardell’s critically acclaimed Supper at the IceBox at Crane Arts. She presented at the second International Conference on Somatic Education at Dean College in MA.

Fall: In October, Soto will present her performance altar, Todos Mis Muertos, at Fleisher Art Memorial, and in November she has a three-week exhibition of recent videos at imPerfect Gallery in Germantown.

Terell Stafford (Boyer/Jazz Studies, Trumpet and Instrumental Studies)
Album release: Brotherlee Love: Celebrating Lee Morgan. Capri Records, Inc.
Number 1 on JazzWeek charts.

Artistic Director: Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia
Director: All City Jazz Band Festival, Philadelphia

Summer Tours:  Clifford Brown Consortium, DE; Clayton Brothers, Jazz Standard, NY; Japan Tour with Grant Stewart; Vanguard Jazz Orchestra in NY: Ace Gillete’s with Terell Stafford joining Josh Quinlan, Colorado;

Fall Tours: Vail Jazz Foundation; Blue Wisp Big Band featuring Terell Stafford, Xavier University; Dick Oatts Quintet featuring Terell Stafford, Univ. of New Hampshire; The Gil Evans Project plays Miles Ahead and Porgy & Bess, directed by Ryan Truedell w/Terell Stafford, Jazz Standard in NY; Jazz St. Louis; Terell Stafford Quintet, Pollack Center for the Arts; Dizzy Gillespie “All Stars” Blue Note, NY; Bruce Barth Quartet, London.

Maria Taylor (Keyboard Studies) The 2015 Taubman Seminar was the most successful one to date. For the first time, a guest gala recital was held that was open to the public. It featured Michael Gurt, Chairman of Piano at LSU, past winner of the Bachauer competition and a proponent of the Taubman work. He also gave a session on pedaling. New sessions on the topic of music and the brain and the antomy of the arm were given by Sheila Paige, Executive Director of the Keyboard Wellness Seminar in Texas and Maria Hubler, Seminar faculty, respectively. The final session featured Taylor with Anne Johnson, Certified Alexander Technique specialist and Dr. Anthony Bazzan, from Jefferson Hospital who studies piano with Taylor, analyzing the validity of the Taubman Approach. Two faculty members from Curtis attended and want to continue studying privately. Dr Bazzan has agreed to be a pro bono consultant  in residence for the Seminar

Taylor's Latin ensemble finished a 10 day residency at the Jose Maria de Hostos School presented by Musicopia. The ensemble worked on Latin percussion, singing, dancing and piano with 20 students from a 4th grade class This culminated in a costumed final performance with faculty and students, including an authentic “Comparsa” which included processional lanterns or “farolas “ made by the students. The program director at Hostos was Steve Lanceano, a Temple alumnus.

Two performances took place at the Delaware County Community College Concert Series, Richard Belcastro, Director and a fundraising concert at the Centre Theater in Norristown. The latter was  designed by a community organization with the purpose of  transforming  that theater into a much needed Center for the Arts. This will provide the Norristown community, which includes a large Hispanic population, with educational and artistic opportunities not presently available in that area.

The 2015 edition of our Hispanos…Many Roots…Many Faces… Festival will include Hispanic Classical repertoire and Chamber music and will take place at the new Venetian Island Theater in Manayunk in November.

Emily Threinen (Instrumental Studies, Bands)
Summer engagements as conductor, clinician, adjudicator:
Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop at Temple University—Fourth Annual with Guest Clinician H. Robert Reynolds (Principal Conductor of Wind Ensemble at USC and Director of Bands Emeritus at University of Michigan)—Creator and Host

World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Conference in San Jose, California, Temple University Wind Symphony: Chamber Winds in California Theatre—“Homage to Mozart”—Conductor

Atlantic Pops Community Band, New Jersey—Guest Conductor

Fall: Oct. 2: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Commemorations”—Conductor October 9: Mosaic Concert in TPAC—featuring Boyer students—Conductor and Co-Coordinator

October: Youth Orchestra of Bucks County: Fanfare Winds, Wind Ensemble, and Wind Symphony—Clinician

Nov. 18: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Intersections” with Oboe Soloist Meghan Woodard and Guest Conductor H. Robert Reynolds—Conductor

December: Anticipated Dual Compact Disc Recording Release of Wind Concerti: Temple University Wind Symphony with soloists of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Temple Faculty—Conductor, Co-Producer

Maurice Wright (Music Studies, Composition)
Summer: Siang Ching Ngu (Boyer MM ’16) performed Wright's  sweet, picturesque—a work for piano and visual music—at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.  Heappeared with Mark Zaki, Adam Vidiksis and Joo Won Park at a concert at fidget space in Philadelphia that included Maurice’s OCTET (for 8 channel audio alone).

Fall: Paley Library presents Maurice’s Domestic Tranquility on September 23. The 27 minute visual music work uses character animation and electroacoustic music to create a fast-moving work that treats themes of alienation, environmental destruction, and deliverance through love. Wright will introduce the work.