Guest Artists and Master Classes

Guest Artists & Master Classes

Spring 2014

Martha Graham Dance Company
Master Class
Martha Graham Dance Company
Dance

January 27, 2014
Master Class 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Q&A Session 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Mabel Lee Hall

Dmitry Rachmanov
Master Class, Guest Artist Performance
Dmitry Rachmanov
Piano

January 27, 2014
7:00 p.m.
WMB 119

January 29, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Kimball Recital Hall

Professor of Music at California State University, Northridge, serves as Chair of the Keyboard Studies area.

Gabriela Lena Frank
Master Class
Gabriela Lena Frank
Composer

January 30-31, 2014

Identity has always been at the center of Gabriela Lena Frank's music. Born in Berkeley, California, to a mother of mixed Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian/Jewish descent, Frank explores her multicultural heritage most ardently through her compositions. Inspired by the works of Bela Bartók and Alberto Ginastera, Frank is something of a musical anthropologist. She has travelled extensively throughout South America and her pieces reflect and refract her studies of Latin-American folklore, incorporating poetry, mythology, and native musical styles into a western classical framework that is uniquely her own. She writes challenging idiomatic parts for solo instrumentalists, vocalists, chamber ensembles, and orchestras.

Jenna Riegel
Teaching and choreographic residency
Jenna Riegel
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Dance

February 2-9, 2014

Erin Hannigan
Master Class
Erin Hannigan
Oboe

Double Reed Day
February 8, 2014
Westbrook Music Building

Principal oboe, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Mark Kelley
Master Class
Mark Kelley
Bassoon

Double Reed Day
February 8, 2014
Westbrook Music Building

Co-principal bassoon, Minnesota Orchestra

Michelle Boulé
Teaching Residency
Michelle Boulé
Dance

February 10-14, 2014

Richard Stoltzman
Master Class
Richard Stoltzman
Clarinet

February 16, 2014
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
WMB 119

Two-time Grammy Award winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman’s virtuosity, technique, imagination, and communicative power have revolutionized the world of clarinet playing, opening up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted. He was responsible for bringing the clarinet to the forefront as a solo instrument, and is still the world’s foremost clarinetist.

Barrick Stees
Master Class
Barrick Stees
Bassoon

February 27, 2014

Assistant principal bassoon, Cleveland Orchestra

Harry Allen
Master Class
Harry Allen
Tenor Saxophone, Jazz

March 4, 2014

Bruce Broughton
Master Class
Bruce Broughton
Composer

March 17, 2014

One of the most versatile composers working today, Bruce Broughton writes in every medium, from theatrical releases and TV feature films to the concert stage and computer games. With over 20 Emmy nominations, Broughton has received a record 10.

He received another Oscar nomination this year for the title song for the film, Alone Yet Not Alone. See http://oscar.go.com/nominees/music-original-song/alone-yet-not-alone

Dr. Virginia Broffitt
Master Class
Dr. Virginia Broffitt
Flute

March 4, 2014

Assistant Professor of Flute at Oklahoma State University, principal flute of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and a founding member of the Pangaea Chamber Players.

Dr. Robert Walzel Dr. Gary Whiteman
Featured Recital, Midwest ClariFest
Dr. Robert Walzel and Dr. Gary Whitman
Clarinet

April 5, 2014

7:30 p.m.

Kimball Recital Hall

Dr. Robert Walzel (Dean, University of Kansas) and Dr. Gary Whitman (Professor of Clarinet, Texas Christian University and Bass Clarinetist of the Fort Worth Symphony)

STREB
Multi-Disciplinary teaching/choreographic residency
and performance with the Lied Center
STREB
Dance

April 8-11, 2014

http://www.streb.org/index.html

Catalyst Quartet
Master Class
Catalyst Quartet
Strings

April 10, 2014
4:30 p.m.
WMB 119

Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor,” the Catalyst Quartet, Prize winners of the Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award 2012 (Switzerland) is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition.
http://www.catalystquartet.com/