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Boyer Faculty News Winter/Spring 2019

SARA DAVIS BUECHNER (Keyboard Studies) performs concertos this spring with the Symphony Orchestras of Providence, Santa Rosa, Toledo and Halifax; recitals in Bryn Mawr, Cincinnati, Winston-Salem and Iowa; and will play an all-Hispanic recital at the Pregones Theatre in the Bronx, New York on March 3, as a fund-raiser for Puerto Rican hurricane relief. Her appearances at Temple include not only the upcoming February TU Keyboard Department Festival but a duo recital with cellist Jeffrey Solow on March 22 in Rock Hall.

BETH BOLTON (Music Education) will present her work in several international locations this spring, summer and fall.  She will present “Bodily Experience/Bodily Response in Early Childhood Music Learning Environments” at the Counterpoints of the Senses – Bodily Experiences in Music Learning conference at the University of Ghent, Belgium in late March.  In May, Bolton will travel to Cyprus to teach with Paola Anselmi (president of Musica in Culla, Italy and Spain) a weeklong course in early childhood music education at the invitation of the School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences at the European University Cyprus. Following the course in Cyprus she will teach a Level 1 early childhood music weekend course in Madrid, sponsored by Musica in Culla.  In June, Bolton will serve as coordinator and faculty in the Audiation Jam:  Music, Movement, and Mindfulness 1-week intensive course at Temple University and in July she will serve as coordinator and faculty for the Temple University 2-week intensive Professional Development course co-hosted by the Gordon Institute for Music Learning.  Later in July Bolton will travel to Rome to serve as faculty in the 1-week intensive Level 2 certification course in early childhood music held by Musica in Culla.  In November she will teach an intensive 2-day workshop in music education for the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, University of Music and Performing Arts, followed by an intensive Level 1 early childhood music education workshop in Rome.  

NATE BUONVIRI (Music Education) will present Effects of Two Approaches to Rhythmic Dictation at the 23rd International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior in Colorado in March. He will also present two educational sessions at the NAfME Eastern Division conference in Pittsburgh in April. His article, Effects of Silence, Sound, and Singing on Melodic Dictation Accuracy, was published in the Journal of Research in Music Education in October, and his chapter, Practical Tools and Strategies for Assessing Aural Skills, was published in The Oxford University Press Handbook on Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education in January.

JAN KRZYWICKI (Music Studies/Music Theory) March 31: Performance of Fete for string orchestra by the Temple Youth Orchestra, Aaron Picht, conductor. Repeat performance in Reykjavik, Iceland in June. Conducting Network for New Music in April concerts at Settlement Music School & Haverford College.

DICK OATTS (Jazz Studies/Saxophone)
7, 14, 28 Perform with Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (VJO) at The Village Vanguard, NYC
11-13 JEN Conference / perform with the TU Jazz Band, Reno, NV

4  Perform with VJO, NYC
6 - 8  Jazz residency at Morningside College, Souix City, IA
14-19 The Vanguard Orchestra celebrates 53rd year of Monday nights at the Village Vanguard
22-23 Perform with VJO at the Lionel Hampton Festival inMoscow, ID
25-28        Jazz Educational Residency at the Herbie Hancock Institute in Los Angeles, CA

1 Perform with VJO in Pittsburgh, KS
5 Essentially Ellington Festival at Temple University - adjudication, clinics, and performance
8-9 Perform and teach at the Clark Terry Festival with Terell Stafford at the University of NH
11-16 Spain tour with Dick Oatts/Soren Moller Quintet  
18, 25 Perform with VJO, NYC
24 Soloist with the Temple University Studio Orchestra, along with Terell Stafford, on World premiere, “Constant Renaissance,” new commission from Vince MendozaKimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

1, 29 Perform with VJO, NYC
5-6 Perform with VJO at the Art Gallery in Winnipeg, Canada
9 Educator/performer at Univ. of North Carolina, Charlott
13-20 Wellington New Zealand performances of “Bird with Strings,” New Zealand School of Music
22-28 Conductor/performer/educator with Berlin Youth Jazz Orchestra, Germany

6 &13 Perform with VJO, NYC
18-26 Recruitment tour of four cities in China with Terell Stafford to promote Jazz Studies

(Vocal Arts) will lead Concert Choir in an invited performance at the National Association for Music Education Eastern Division Conference in Pittsburgh in April. Later that month he will conduct the North Carolina All-State Chorus. In June, he will conduct Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia for the Philadelphia premiere of Tan Dun's monumental Water Passion After St. Matthew as part of the Chorus America National Conference.

MICHAEL KLEIN (Music Studies/Music Theory) had two articles released in the late fall (2018) and in January 2019. The first, “Chopin’s Fragments” (19th-Century Music) is about the problem of narrative voice in Chopin’s First Ballade and in contemporaneous media (poetry, novels, etc.). The second, “Bodies in Motion: Musical Affect and the Pleasure of Excess” (in the collection Music, Analysis, and the Body) discusses the tradition of thinking through the body from Spinoza to Deleuze and on to Brian Massumi. In the end of February, Michael will be in residence at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK), where he will be the first American to give their Michael Kennedy International Research Lecture (on Chopin). He will also teach a graduate class on interpretation, an undergraduate class on the music of Game of Thrones, and he will teach a piano master class.

PHILLIP O’BANION (Instrumental Studies/Percussion) Last fall Phillip O’Banion curated a program featuring a staged version of Stravinsky’sHistoire du Soldatwith guest alumnus and conductor Desi Alston, choreographer Dara Meredith, and students from the instrumental, dance, and theater departments. The program also featured a world premiere by Bill Cunliffe, which he conducted. He performed with Network for New Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra on their Midwest tour and at home at the Kimmel Center.

As of January 1, 2019  O’Banion began his second three-year term as chair for the symphonic committee of the Percussive Arts Society. Student Griffin Harrison was a winner in this year’s Boyer concerto competition and will perform Emmanuel Sejourne’s Concerto for Marimba. This March, he will be recording Bernstein’s Halil with the percussion ensemble and colleagues Charles Abramovic, piano and Mimi Stillman, flute.

He will return as percussion faculty member at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee this July. O’Banion has multiple upcoming performances with Orchestra 2001, the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center, Academy of Music, and Carnegie Hall.

DEBORAH CONFREDO (Music Education) Along with the Department of Music Education, Deborah Confredo will host TU Band Day in January at the Performing Arts Center for the 90-member Philadelphia All-City High School Band of which Confredo is conductor. She will give education and research presentations at the Idaho Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference in January and February:

·Beginning and Developing Band Students: Success to Last a Lifetime

·Flute Rudiments and Percussion Breath Support??? Effective Assessment in Heterogeneous Ensemble Settings

·Hands, Hearts, Minds: Engaging All of it in Band!

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

She is guest speaker for the Bucks County Music Educators Staff Development Day in February:Vertical Alignment and Recruitment in Instrumental Music Education Settings.

In March, Confredo will conduct the All-City High School Band for the All-City Music Festival at the Kimmel Center. She will then attend the Anne Arundel County (MD) Band Festival to serve as clinician and adjudicator followed by going to Bucks County as guest conductor of the Bucks County Music Education Association Middle School Band Festival. Also in March, Confredo will give a research presentation at the 23rdClifford K Madsen International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior (Estes Park, CO) entitled:Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?( with John Geringer, Florida State University, and Joe Parisi, University of Missouri – Kansas City).

In April, she will work with Dr. Linda Thornton (Penn State) to give an education presentation at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, Pittsburgh, PA:Conversations and Collaborations: PreK-12 and Higher Education Working Together. While at the conference, Confredo will be honored as the recipient of thePMEA District 12 Higher Education Citation of Excellence. Later in the month, she will travel to three high school and middle schools to serve as instrumental clinician and guest conductor: Bordentown (NJ) Middle and High School Bands; Jenkinton (PA) High School Band; William Annin (NJ) Middle Band and Orchestra. She will also serve as an adjudicator for the Temple University Band Festival.

Work currently in press:
Confredo, D.A., & Brittin, R.V. (in press). Effects of single versus multiple staff music notation on wind chamber group performance outcomes and rehearsal procedures. Journal of Band Research, 55(1).

Meals, C., Morrison, S, & Confredo. D. (in press). The effects of temporal action-sound congruence on evaluations of conductor efficacy.Music & Science.

Administratively, she continues her work on curriculum development of the online MM in Music Education. AsChair of the Executive Committee for the Society for Research in Music Education (National Association for Music Education), she is preparing for the 2020 biennium, and as a member of the National Association for Music Education leadership, she serves on the Professional Development Committee in preparation for the 2019 professional development conference.

Confredo will direct The Temple University Night Owls Campus Community Band on Sunday, April 14 at 4:00 p.m. in TPAC. This spring they will be joined by the Temple University Singing Owls and Rollo Dilworth for a few selections.

NORIKO MANABE’s (Music Studies/Music Theory)  peer-reviewed articles, “Chants of the Resistance: Flow, Memory, and Inclusivity” and “We Gon’ Be Alright? The Ambiguities of Kendrick Lamar's Protest Anthem” are in press and expected to be published in Music and Politics and Music Theory Online respectively during Jan-Jun 2019. She will present papers at the Association for Asian Studies in Denver and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music’s international conference in Canberra. She will give invited talks at the University of Arkansas, CUNY Graduate Center (keynote), and University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has begun serving on the Board of Directors for the Society for Ethnomusicology as Treasurer and is joining the editorial board of the Journal of the American Musicological Society in March. Manabe continues to serve as editor of the book series, 33-1/3 Japan, for Bloomsbury Publishing, and on the editorial boards of Black Music Research Journal, SOAS Musicology Series for Routledge, Music and Politics, and Twentieth-Century Music.

KUN-YANG LIN (Dance) Lin continued to deepen his practice-as-research (in the areaof contemporary dance as a force for self-transformation, healing and community-building) including by creating and producing works and teaching.This Spring, Prof. Lin and his company, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) will be conducting workshops and performing at Highlights include:

STEVEN ZOHN (Music Studies/Music History) will complete his bookThe Telemann Compendiumfor Boydell Press this spring as well as a six-year term as co-editor of the journalEighteenth-Century Music(Cambridge University Press). With the Raritan Players, he will perform a program of chamber music from the eighteenth-century Parisian salon of Madame Brillon (performances at Rutgers University, the American Philosophical Society, and Powel House in Philadelphia). He will also perform in Philadelphia on Choral Arts’ Bach @7 series and with Night Music, an ensemble that he co-directs. In April he will teach a three-day seminar on music of the Bach family circle at The Juilliard School and participate as a session respondent during the THEMUS annual conference at Boyer.

LAMBERT ORKIS (Keyboard Studies)
February - Performance:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Washington, D.C. (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts).  Works:  Hindemith: Sonata for Viola and Piano; Respighi: Sonata for Violin and Piano.

Participation in Boyer’s Keyboard Festival February 2019: Concert - Piano Plus! - George Crumb A Little Suite for Christmas for solo piano and written for Lambert Orkis, Beethoven Sonata for Piano and Cello in A Major, Op. 69 with cellist Chen Chen; Respighi Sonata for Violin and Piano with violinist Samuel Nebyu. Master Class - Piano Plus! - Piano as a collaborative instrument

March - Concerts with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco, California; New York (Carnegie Hall); Montreal, Canada; Chicago, IL. Works by Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc.  The Carnegie Hall program will include the world premiere of Sebastian Currier's Ghost Trio, with cellist Daniel Müller-Schott.  The Chicago program will include both the Currier and the Beethoven Ghost Trio, also with cellist Daniel Müller-Schott.

As Artist-in-Residence:  Piano Master Class at the Levine School of Music, Washington, D.C.

April - Performance:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Washington, D.C. (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts).  Works by Brahms, Loeffler, Shostakovich.

 June - Performance:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Washington, D.C. (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts).  Works by Poulenc, Penderecki.

In addition, Orkis performs in concerts as principal keyboard of the National Symphony Orchestra in the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., in January, February, April, May, and June, and in Carnegie Hall, New York in May.

MARK FRANKO (Dance) Under a Guggenheim Fellowship for this academic year, Mark Franko is currently working on a monograph Serge Lifar and the Crises of Neoclassicism in Interwar French Dance for Oxford University Press. Choreographing Discourses: a Mark Franko Reader appeared at Routledge this January. As editor of the Oxford Studies in Dance Theory book series he is proud to announce books in production by Lucia Ruprecht and Rebekah Kowal. His book Dancing Modernism/Performing Politics is being translated into Spanish by Juan Ignacio Vallejos Miño y Dávila Publishers (Madrid and Buenos Aires) with a due date of June 2019. He plans to co-edit with Kate van Orden (Music, Harvard) a "virtual" debate on "The Musical and Choreographic Score“ for Perspective: actualité en histoire de l'artpublished by the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA, Paris). Franko will also be writing his second season review of New York City Ballet for the Massachusetts Review.

JOYCE LINDORFF (Keyboard Studies) is pursuing the topic, “A Harpsichord as Cultural Narrator: Eleanor Parke Custis and Music-Making at Mount Vernon,” as a 2018-19 Research Fellow at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. In January, performing music from the archives, she debuted the new reproduction of the 1793 Longman and Broderip harpsichord with three performances at the Washington Winter Antiques Show. Her other activities at Mount Vernon have included three lecture-recitals at the Library, for Mount Vernon staff, interpreters and the public, an article in the spring edition of Mount Vernon Magazine, and recordings that will illustrate the new exhibit in Washington’s mansion. She is co-organizer of a symposium focusing on research and performance issues related to the original and reproduced 1793 harpsichords, to take place at Mount Vernon in August. Her participation in Boyer’s Keyboard Festival includes performances with Charles Abramovic of music for two keyboards by C.P.E. and W.F. Bach on Feb. 9; a contemporary harpsichord recital on Feb 10 with premieres by Matthew Greenbaum and Heidi Jacob, and works by Sabrina Clarke, Manuel de Falla, György Ligeti, and André Singer; and a Feb. 16 discussion/workshop on performing music of J.S. Bach, in collaboration with Charles Abramovic and Sarah Davis Buechner. In March she will perform a recital of music by André Singer at the ORF RadioCafe in Österreichischer Rundfunk’s concert series, "Echo des Unerhörten," organized by the Center, Vienna. She was invited as keynote speaker for the The 2nd International Conference on Performance and Creativity: Historical Keyboard Music 1700-1850, by the Faculty of Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, scheduled May 27-29.

MICHAEL KLEIN (Music Studies/Music Theory) had two articles released in the late fall (2018) and in January 2019. The first, “Chopin’s Fragments” (19th-Century Music) is about the problem of narrative voice in Chopin’s First Ballade and in contemporaneous media (poetry, novels, etc.). The second, “Bodies in Motion: Musical Affect and the Pleasure of Excess” (in the collection Music, Analysis, and the Body) discusses the tradition of thinking through the body from Spinoza to Deleuze and on to Brian Massumi. In the end of February, Klein will be in residence at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK), where he will be the first American to give their Michael Kennedy International Research Lecture (on Chopin). He will also teach a graduate class on interpretation, an undergraduate class on the music of Game of Thrones, and he will teach a piano master class.

PATRICIA CORNETT (Instrumental Studies/Bands) will guest conduct, teach, and present conference sessions throughout the spring and summer. In January she will guest conduct the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Western District Band and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 7 Band. She will also conduct a concert with the Temple University Wind Symphony at The Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania. In February, she will guest conduct the Towson University Wind Ensemble at their performance at the Maryland Music Educators Conference, serve as an adjudicator for the United States Marine Band National Concerto Competition for high school students, and conduct a concert with the Temple Wind Symphony in TPAC. In March, Cornett will adjudicate festivals for PMEA and the Baltimore County School District, and also conduct a chamber concert entitled Mozart & Friends with the Temple Wind Symphony Chamber Winds. In April she will travel to Pittsburgh with the Temple Wind Symphony to perform at the PMEA/NAfME conference. In addition to the concert, she will also present a session entitled “A Conducting Workshop with the Temple Wind Symphony” wherein she will work with four music educators from around the state in a hands-on conducting lesson, while sharing broader concepts with the audience. She is also scheduled to present a session at the Connecticut Music Educators Conference entitled, “A Balanced Diet: Strategies for Creating Successful Concert Programs.” Also in April, the Temple Bands will host their annual high school band festival, featuring a performance with the Temple Wind Symphony and the PRISM Saxophone Quartet. This summer Cornett will host the Temple Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop with guest clinician Michael Haithcock. She will also travel to Spain to teach at a conducting workshop at the Universidad De Almería. Finally, she will teach at the Sem Summer Music Festival, an international music festival for high school students, in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

LAWRENCE INDIK (Vocal Arts/Voice and Opera) will be performing recitals this spring including an upcoming Faculty recital on January 30th with Boyer Colleague Charles Abramovic with two premieres and a Paley Library concert in February featuring William Bolcom cabaret songs. In February he will also be presenting on technology for the voice studio at the GPNATS Winter Teacher Workshop.

JOANN MARIE KIRCHNER (Keyboard Studies) presented a lecture-recital on four-handed music by women composers at the International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu, Hawaii, in January. She will present a workshop on Musical Performance Anxiety, along with colleague Sara Davis Buechner, at the Keyboard Department Festival at Temple in February. At the end of February Kirchner will deliver a paper on “Incorporating Metacognition into the Class Piano Curriculum” for the College Music Society Southern Chapter Meeting at the University of Central Florida. In March, Joann will adjudicate for the Constance Murray Piano Festival at West Chester University.

KAREN BOND (Dance) has edited “Dance and the Quality of Life,” (due out April 2019) the first volume dedicated to the topic. It features thirty-one chapters illuminate dance in relation to singular and overlapping themes of nature, philosophy, spirituality, religion, life span, learning, love, family, teaching, creativity, ability,identity, politics and change, sex and gender, well-being and more. With contributions from a multi-generational group of artists, community workers, educators, philosophers, researchers, students and health professionals, the compilation

Research Projects: Book in revision, Adolescents on Music [Oxford University Press]. Projects in preparation: A Multiple Case Study of Two Inclusive Choirs with Dr. Bridget Sweet of University of Illinois, and A Choral World Without Hierarchy: A Case Study of Eisenhower High School with Dr. Marci Major of West Chester University. Data analysis ongoing: “Safe Space” within a Comprehensive and Inclusive Music Program with Dr. Bridget Sweet, and A Formal Grounded Theory of Lesson Planning Processes with Dr. Vanessa Bond, University of Hartford, and Dr. Sean Powell, University of North Texas.

Upcoming Conducting Engagements: GETMusic Festival, District 11 Junior High Songfest, District 12 Elementary Chorusfest, Pennsylvania Girlchoir Spring Concerts and Commonwealth Youthchoir performance at Chorus America.

Editorial Board: Journal of Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, International Journal of Research in Choral Singing.

KATHRYN LEEMHUIS (Vocal Arts/Voice and Opera) performed the mezzo-soprano solos in Handel's Messiah with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra over the holidays. She returns to Carnegie Hall this spring (following a new addition to her family!) to perform as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Mozart's Coronation Mass and Vivaldi's Gloria with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and Masterwork Festival Chorus.

HELEN SHOEMARK (Music Therapy) will train the first cohort of European music therapists in March, to deliver the Time Together program which she developed to meet the needs of parents with babies in hospital. Shoemark is working on the editorial team for the upcomingOxford Handbook of Music Early Learning and Development, and is editing a book with Colombian colleague Mark Ettenberger titled Music therapy in Neonatal Intensive Care: influences of culture. She continues to develop Clinical Delivery Development projects with a variety of pediatric hospitals around the nation.

EDUARD SCHMIEDER (Instrumental Studies/Violin)
January  26: President of the Jury Panel, Youth Orchestras Festival Competition. NJ Capital     
Philarmonic,Trenton War  Memorial.

February 3-17:  Curate iPalpiti musicales in  New York (Boyer  student violinist  Lorenzo Mazzamuto) and Los Angeles.

March 20-29: Master course at the Kasama  Academy Ibaraki Festival of the Toho  School of Music. Japan Music Foundation JESC.

April 13: GMP Festival. Conduct festival orchestra.

April Date TBA: Winner of Concerto Competition, Boyer College, violinist Lorenzo Mazzamuto.

May 3-8: President of the Jury, Remember Enescu XXI International Violin Competition

May 15: Performance author/violinist: Brahms’ Play MY MUSIC MY LOVE. Torrance Theater, CA.

ADAM VIDIKSIS (Music Studies/Music Technology) saw the premiere of a number of his compositions that premiered last fall, including the American premiere of At the Eagle Record Pass at Symphony Space in NYC, and the opening of Project Trans(m)it at the Wimbelon Space in London, United Kingdom. Project Trans(m)it is a 35-minute fixed-media sound and video installation and dance performance created in collaboration with dancers Andrea Lanzetti, Lora Allen, Becca Weber, and Megan Mizanty. Vidiksis performed his own Pulse Reflection for percussion and real-time processing at the Third Practice Festival in Richmond, VA, where he also premiered a new work he commissioned from Heather Stebbins, entitled Things that follow. Vidiksis traveled to Bowling Green State University in Ohio for the second SPLICE Festival, a three-day series of concerts, workshops, and presentations focusing on music for electronics and performers, organized by himself and his fellow SPLICE Institute faculty members. His trio, SPLICE Ensemble, performed a concert that included four premieres by composers Jeff Herriott, Flannery Cunningham, Rob Seaback, and Silvia Rosani. Additionally, SPLICE Ensemble recently received a Chamber Music America grant to commission composer Caroline Louise Miller. They also will be working with composer Elainie Lillios, who will write them a new work funded by a Fromm Foundation grant. Vidiksis traveled to Montreal, Canada to give a presentation co-written with Chris Biggs and Keith Kirchoff on pedagogical methodologies of mixed music composition and performance at the SPLICE Institute. Vidiksis’s student ensemble, BEEP, performed in Rock Hall with percussionist Von Hansen, which included a number of lectures and workshops. NewMusicMannes, under the direction of Madeleine Shapiro, performed Vidiksis’s trio for trumpet, piano, percussion, and real-time processing, Local Equilibrium Dynamics, this past December at the New School in NYC.

MARIA TAYLOR (Keyboard Studies) had a very successful tour last July in Brazil with cello partner Steve Kramer. They performed and taught in Piracicacaba, San Jose and San Carlos. Taylor also taught several