Monthly Archives: April 2016

Trombone prof in Kentucky

Dr. Martin McCain was recently an artist in residence at the University of Kentucky. On April 17th, he performed a concert for the Central Kentucky Chamber Music Society. The following day McCain coached the University of Kentucky Trombone Choir and taught lessons throughout the week. On April 19th he was a guest soloist with the UK Repertory Jazz Band in addition to giving a masterclass to the studio the following day.

McCain-et-al

McCain was also recently invited to join the faculty at the 2016 International Trombone Festival at the Juilliard School where he will present a masterclass, conduct a participant trombone choir, perform in the Cramer Choir comprised of American university trombone professors and serve on the jury panel for the George Roberts International Bass Trombone Solo Competition.

Bobcat Build includes musicians

Bobcat Build sent 10 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonians to work at First Lutheran Church April 2. The pastor, staff, and several church members praised how hard they worked and what nice guys they are. All expressed appreciation for the Sinfonians’ work and kindness.

From left to right:  Conrad Fliegel, Matt Flores, Dexx Moore, Michael Lehmann

From left to right: Conrad Fliegel, Matt Flores, Dexx Moore, Michael Lehmann

The Theta Omega chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota also participated in Bobcat Build.  The group went out to the Katherine Anne Porter School in Wimberley, TX and helped paint their new walls that were just finished being repaired after the May and October floods.  School faculty and staff were extremely grateful, provided a nice lunch for everyone and the SAI sisters delighted them by singing as they painted!

Front: (L to R) Dominique Berry, Laura Crick, Brittany Garza Middle: Delaney Dunn, Audrey Harris, Bailey Galindo, Elizabeth Collett, Emily Edwards, Jordaan Hefner, Lynnette Martinez, Clarissa Faz Back: KAP staff member, Kelsee Wuebben, Emily Evans, Krystyn Jensen (advisor), Elizabeth Shults, Echoe Burkhart, KAP staff member. Not pictured: Jessica Thomas, Laura Crick, Cambrey Willhelm, Nicolina Weaver

Front: (L to R) Dominique Berry, Laura Crick, Brittany Garza
Middle: Delaney Dunn, Audrey Harris, Bailey Galindo, Elizabeth Collett, Emily Edwards, Jordaan Hefner, Lynnette Martinez, Clarissa Faz
Back: KAP staff member, Kelsee Wuebben, Emily Evans, Krystyn Jensen (advisor), Elizabeth Shults, Echoe Burkhart, KAP staff member.
Not pictured: Jessica Thomas, Laura Crick, Cambrey Willhelm, Nicolina Weaver

Voice graduates win big scholarships

Veronica Kokas was accepted for graduate study at Westminster Choir College at Rider University with a large scholarship offer, Mannes School of Music at the New School with a larger scholarship, and at George Mason University with an annually renewable scholarship of $10,000. She will be attending George Mason University and studying with Professor Patricia Miller.

Celeste Morales was accepted for graduate study at Boston University, the University of Houston, DePaul University with substantial scholarship offers and at the Manhattan School of Music with an annually renewable scholarship of $32,000. She will be attending the Manhattan School of Music and studying with Professor Ruth Golden.

Musicologists of the Southwest

Dr. Kevin Mooney presented his paper, “‘Louise Tobin Blues’: Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Life and Music,” at the American Musicological Society-Southwest Chapter Conference, April 2 at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. He was also elected Secretary-Treasurer of the society’s chapter.

Dr. Nico Schuler also presented a poster, “Wordless Functional Analysis Revisited”. He completed his second term as Secretary-Treasurer of the Southwest Chapter and was elected as President this past Saturday.