Glenn Korff School of Music Blog
Glenn Korff School of Music Blog
The halls of the Westbrook Music Building are busy with activity, but our faculty, staff, alumni and students are out in the world doing amazing things too! Read about all of their activities here.
Molly Rezich will be playing at the Nebraska State Fair on September 6 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Nebraska State Fair takes place in Grand Island.
Bobby Fuson II
Bobby Fuson, doctoral candidate, spent the summer in Charlottesville, Virginia interviewing people as part of his dissertation research into the life and works of the late Dave Matthews Band saxophonist LeRoi Moore. He performed with local musicians who were LeRoi's contemporaries, traveled across the state to interview studio engineers who worked with him, and visited the cemetery where he is interred. He is documenting the research and dissertation process at www.roilives.tumblr.com.
David Galant, who will be starting his first year of the DMA program in Orchestral Conducting this fall, had a busy summer that included: attending the Southwest Minnesota State University Conducting Workshop and working with Dr. John Ginocchio (Southwest Minnesota State University) and Dr. Sigurd Johnson (North Dakota State University); attending the Wichita State University Conducting Workshop and working with Jeffrey Grogan (New Jersey Youth Symphony Orchestra) and Dr. Mark Laycock (Wichita State University).
Vocal Performance Major Cameron Dobson was a part of the Summer Singers of Lee’s Summit.
Here is a link to an article that appeared about them: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article27479848.html
Professor of Music History Pamela Starr has written a chapter in the book, The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music, published by Cambridge University Press. Starr's chapter, No. 24, is "The beneficial system and fifteenth-century polyphony".
Here is a link to the book: http://universitypublishingonline.org/cambridge/histories/ebook.jsf?bid=CHO9781139057813
Our own Paul Barnes will be taking part in this event in Chicago:
Chicago Celebrates Philip Glass -- Music for one and two Pianos
Here is a review of a performance that included our own Mark Clinton.
Zach Paris recently won the Heartland Marimba Festival Solo Competition. The competition featured college percussion applicants from around the country that each recorded two marimba solos to be judged by the HMF panel. The award for winning the competition is free tuition to the festival, the opportunity to perform a solo work on the festival recital, as well as the opportunity to perform a xylophone solo with a full concert band.
The Heartland Marimba Festival is held June 22-28 at the Iowa State University Campus in Ames, Iowa. The faculty at the festival are top notch professionals in the music industry including: Iowa State University percussion professor Dr. Matthew Coley, professional percussion quintet Clocks in Motion, percussion composer Dr. Andrew Ardizzoia, and recording engineer Chad Jacobsen. The festival experience includes attending faculty recitals, private percussion lessons with various camp faculty members, solo and ensemble performance opportunities, master classes, and marimba recording sessions.
Dr. Robert Woody was interviewed on a podcast episode recently. The podcast is called Where There's Smoke http://www.wheretheressmoke.co and he is in the episode called "The Way It Is (Taste)." He expands on taste as it relates to fandom, and teaches us about “burging” and “corfing”.
David von Kampen
Alum David von Kampen received a Downbeat Graduate College Winner award in the Original Composition – Large Ensemble category for the composition “Crooked Number.” He also received an Outstanding Performance award in Jazz Arrangement (Graduate College division) for “California Dreamin’.” With these awards, von Kampen has won six DownBeat Student Music Awards in the past four years.