Sorrows on Seafair-Bolo Records to critical acclaim. He also presented masterclasses and performed in numerous concerts around the globe including Portugal, Alaska, California, and New York, and sponsored the 10th annual Osadchy Cello Clinic and Élan International Music Festival in Dallas, Texas.
The One’ O’Clock Lab Band now
has six Grammy nominations among its list of accolades after earning two new nominations this year. The band’s album Lab 2009 was nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and band director Steve Wiest was nominated for Best Instrumental Composition for “Ice- Nine” which is also featured on the album. The band attended the 2010 Grammy Awards ceremony during a California tour.
The Two O’Clock Lab Band, under the direction of Jay Saunders, released their CD Too Two which features Down Beat Student Music Award winners Adam Hutcheson, Tatiana Mayfield, Sean Jones,
and John Guari.
Ed Soph performed concerts and held clinics at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Graz, Austria; Percussion Creativ Teachertage in Hammelburg, Germany; Berklee College of Music; Miami Dade College’s Jazz at Wolfson Concert Series; Conservatory of Music, San Juan, Puerto Rico with bassist Eddie Gomez and colleague Stefan Karlsson; University of Northern Colorado Jazz Festival, “The Drummers of Woody Herman’s Orchestra,” with John Riley and Jeff Hamilton; New York’s Kitano
Jazz Club with the Marvin Stamm Quartet; and Music Fest Canada in Ottawa.
Michael Steinel organized and performed with his All-Star Revue at “Dylanfest” which celebrates the music of Bob Dylan while benefiting Instruments of Change, a charity that provides musical instruments and training to at-risk children. Instruments of Change currently has outreach projects in South Africa and New Orleans.
Joseph Banowetz’s CD featuring the Piano Concerto in D minor by Paul Kletzki was released in January 2010 on the Naxos label. In addition to the Concerto, the CD includes a number of world-premiere recordings of solo works that Kletzke composed. For his work on this CD, Banowetz earned a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra.
Steven Harlos traveled to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to give the world premiere performance of Dysfunctional, a piano concerto composed for him by Stephen Anderson (MM ‘00, DMA '05 composition), and commissioned by the Barlow Foundation.
Fred Kern has been selected by the Illinois State University (Normal) College of Fine Arts to be inducted into their new Hall of Fame, celebrating the 40th anniversary in October of the college. In addition, he was invited to deliver a guest lecture at a Student Convocation during Homecoming weekend. Kern was a music major at ISU, receiving the B.S. degree in 1966.
Kris Chesky earned the 2010 Safe- in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award in the Services Sector from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA). The award was presented to him at the 35th Annual Hearing Conservation Conference for raising awareness of the importance of hearing loss prevention in musicians.
Donna Emmanuel is currently serving as chair of the UNT University Faculty Senate. She is also serving as chair of the Committee for Community Engagement for the College Music Society, and for that group she is organizing a National Summit on Community Engagement to be held in Atlanta in 2011. She presented a paper titled “Exploring Identity: Knowing Self Before Knowing Others” at the International Sociology of Music Education Conference in Limerick, Ireland. Her third annual Mariachi Águilas Summer Camp was successful, with over 70 campers in attendance.
Warren Henry led a Music Education Study Abroad trip to Hungary in October 2009 (see p. 2). He also gave presentations at the International Society for Music Education Conference in Beijing, China, the Orff National Conference in Spokane, Washington, and the College Music Society National Conference in Portland, Oregon.
Nathan Kruse presented two research papers at the International Society for Music Education World Conference in Beijing, China. He presented research on school- university partnerships and on folk music learning online. He will also be a pre-concert
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