Music@Mason:2012-09-21

 


School of Music Newsletter

September 21, 2012

Hello Mason Music Fans!
Here's this week's School of Music news:

 

 

 

Our FACULTY ARTIST SERIES continues with . . .

 

 

 

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

Kathleen Mulcahy, clarinet; Meg Owens, oboe;
with Rochelle Oedemann, clarinet; Julianna Nickel, flute;
Sophia Cook, piano
 

Sunday, September 23rd at 2 pm, deLaski 3001

 

AND

John Kilkenny, percussion
Sunday, September 23rd at 7 pm, deLaski 3001

 

Admission is courtesy of the School of Music

(MUSI 300 credit)

 

 

      Join the School of Music for this weekend's Faculty Artist Series performances, beginning with Dr. Kathleen Mulcahy, Dr. Meg Owens, Dr. Rochelle Oedemann, Julianna Nickel, and Sophia Cook.  They will be performing works spanning from the late 19th century to the present that lovers of woodwind music will not want to miss! Sunday's events continue with a solo percussion recital by John Kilkenny.  The versatility required of percussionists and their ability to create their own "ensemble" is making solo percussion works an ever increasing genre.  Not sure of what to expect from a percussion recital? Click here to watch Kilkenny perform a solo and as part of a trio at the 2012 Sewanee Summer Music Festival.

 

 

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

(MUSI 300 credit)

 

Sunday, October 28 at 7 PM in Harris Theatre

and

Saturday, November 3 at 3 PM at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church

Kelly Ker-Hackleman, piano; Peter Haase & Laura Kobayashi, violin;

Nancy Thomas, viola; Kenneth Law, cello

 

 

 

JOSEPH ROBINSON WOODWIND MASTERCLASS*

Sunday, September 30 at 2 PM in deLaski 3001

 

ATLANTIC REED CONSORT RECITAL*

Thursday, October 4 at 8 PM in deLaski 3001

 

FACULTY ARTIST SHOWCASE*

Celebrating the Legacy and Creativity of Faculty Composer Dr. Glenn Smith

Friday, October 5 at 8 PM in Harris Theatre

 

World Premiere!

“Prelude to Fugalunacy”

Linda Apple Monson and Anna Balakerskaia, duo-piano

Additional Smith compositions performed by School of Music faculty:

Larry Snitzler, guitar

Michael Nickens, tuba

Meg Owens, oboe

Mark Bergman, double bass

and more!

 

CHARLES CASTLEMAN VIOLIN MASTERCLASS*

Sunday, October 7 at 2 PM in deLaski 3001

 

AMERICAN FESTIVAL POPS ORCHESTRA:
Pop, Rock, Country, and Jazz!

Saturday, October 13 at 8 PM 
Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas
BUY TICKETS

 

MASON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Sunday, October 14 at 4 PM in Harris Theatre
BUY TICKETS

 

MASON WIND SYMPHONY & FAIRFAX WIND SYMPHONY

Tuesday, October 16 at 8 PM in Concert Hall
BUY TICKETS

 

 

*Admission is courtesy of the School of Music

(MUSI 300 credit)

 

 

 

 

 Successes from the
 School of Music
 Percussion Studio

 

     

 

     One of the most gratifying feelings for university professors is to know that they are preparing their students for future success.  Percussion Area Coordinator John Kilkenny has gotten to experience this quite a bit lately! Kilkenny teaches a growing number of percussionists at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.  

     Dylan Barber, a current junior in the School of Music, participated in the month-long 2012 Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee.  He was a finalist in the Jacqueline Avent Concerto Competition, performing the 3rd movement of the Eric Ewazen Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra.
      School of Music alumnus, Daniel Heagney, recently released a solo percussion CD titled "Collision" that is receiving high praise from percussionists.  A reviewer stated that "Heagney's strength as an interpreter is his sensitivity and patience in shaping each line" and makes special note of his attention to detail (Jason Baker, Percussive Notes, September 2012).  "Collision" contains four works, including a new piece that Heagney commissioned.  This is truly a substantial milestone for a performer and one that will hopefully open many more doors in his career.  

      Both students, past and present, have represented the Mason School of Music well and are an inspiration to their fellow percussionists and musicians!

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Student Recitals

Admission is courtesy of the School of Music (MUSI 300 credit)

 

Saturday, September 22:

              1 pm, de Laski 3001: Brian McCurdy Doctoral Lecture Recital

 

Sunday, September 23:

              5 pm, Harris Theatre: Jasmine Marshall Junior Voice Recital

 

Sunday, September 30:

              7 pm, Harris Theatre: Emma Johnson Senior Cello Recital

 

 

 


 

GREEN MACHINE

SAVE THE DATE!

Mason Madness

Friday, October 12 at 9 pm

Patriot Center

 

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