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.
This week’s Halftime show by the Cornhusker Marching Band is:
The Chairman of the Board: Frank Sinatra Centennial
Luck Be a Lady
Fly Me to the Moon/The Way You Look Tonight
New York, New York/My Way
Glenn Korff School of Music student John Kosch arranged the music for the performance.
“I have participated in band since high school, and I have always been interested in writing for marching band,” he said. “A couple years ago I asked Professor Tony Falcone if he would look at my work and offer me any advice. After looking at what I had written, he was kind enough to find opportunities to utilize my abilities and appeal to my interests. Last spring Professor Falcone asked me if I would arrange the music for an entire halftime show to be performed at a Husker game by the Cornhusker Marching Band He gave me the 5 tunes, the instrumentation, and a time limit and told me to write the rest. Over the course of two months I arranged the music for the Frank Sinatra classics Luck Be A Lady, Fly Me to the Moon, The Way You Look Tonight, New York New York, and My Way. The result will be performed at this week’s halftime show at the Nebraska-Wisconsin game. Every note the CMB plays this Saturday was notated by yours truly.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled! Thank You Professor Falcone and the CMB family for making this possible.”
Alum Jared Rawlings (M.M. 2006) was awarded the 2015-2016 Brown Innovation Fellow for Teaching and Learning at Stetson University. The Brown Innovation Fellows Program focuses on innovative teaching and learning with an emphasis on course-building and high quality pedagogy.
Rawlings is Assistant Professor and Director of Music Education at Stetson University.
Assistant Professor of Voice Jamie Reimer's poster presentation in Kyoto, Japan.
Senior Music Composition student Bryce Heesacker had a piece played in Santa Cruz, CA this summer. It is titled "Graveyard Shift” and is a fixed multimedia piece. This is a piece that premiered last spring at his junior recital. After receiving positive feedback from those at the premiere, he sent the piece to a few other people and it was included as part of The Santa Cruz New Music Society’s concert series at The Art Bar and Cafe on July 9th. Heesacker was happy to have his work featured alongside other experimental and forward-thinking musicians.
Here is a link to a video of the piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7kcNA5cgrU
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