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About April 2009

This page contains all entries posted to Music News & Events in April 2009. They are listed from oldest to newest.

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April 2009 Archives

April 10, 2009

Wayne Cameron (Adjunct/Trumpet) appointed principal trumpet in the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra

Wayne Cameron (Adjunct/Trumpet) has been appointed principal trumpet in the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra based in West Virginia. He has also founded Trompete International Publications, which publishes arrangements and transcriptions that he has completed during his career for trumpet and piano, trumpet and band, trumpet and orchestra, and brass quintet. The company will also publish original works and arrangements by other brass players from the mid-Atlantic region.

Lisa Cella (Assistant Professor/Flute) performs at SoundON Festival of Modern Music

Lisa Cella (Assistant Professor/Flute) performed in June with the ensemble NOISE at the SoundON Festival of Modern Music in La Jolla, CA, sponsored by the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library and San Diego New Music (of which she is artistic director). The festival features young composers and composers from Southern California. Also in June, Dr. Cella performed a concert with her flute duo inHale (Jane Rigler) of music by Italian and American composers in Piacenza, Italy. She spent nine days in July teaching and performing as a faculty member at the Soundscape Festival in Pavia, Italy.

Linda Dusman’s (Professor/Composition) magnificat 3: lament performed in Athens, Greece

Linda Dusman’s (Professor/Composition) magnificat 3: lament was performed by the Polish violinist Anna Zielinska at the ElectroMediaWorks 08 festival in Athens, Greece in May. A new work for two flutes, An Unsubstantial Territory, was premiered by the inHale Duo (Lisa Cella and Jane Rigler) in Piacenza, Italy in June. Dr. Dusman is also writing a bi-weekly blog for the American Music Center's New Music Box, and her article "Luminous Presence: Thomas DeLio's 'think on parch'" was published in Essays on the Music and Theoretical Writings of Thomas DeLio, edited by Thomas Licata.

April 13, 2009

Zane Forshee receives Fulbright Grant to Spain

Zane Forshee, Affiliate Artist in classical guitar, has received a Fulbright Grant to spend nine months in Spain. While in Spain, Prof. Forshee will be performing concerts, preparing a recording of 20th Century Spanish music, as well as conducting research for a book. He comments “I am very excited to have been chosen, and I feel honored to be given the opportunity to represent UMBC abroad.”

April 17, 2009

Certificate Students attend the Summer Institute at the New England Conservatory

In June, Ariana Lamon-Anderson (Certificate Program, Clarinet), Mischa Salkind-Pearl (Certificate, Composition) and Masako Kunimoto (Certificate, Percussion) attended the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at the New England Conservatory. They worked with renowned musicians Steven Drury, Aki Takahashi, and Jo Kondo.

Certificate Graduate accepted to Eastman School of Music

Tomoko Bajo (Certificate, Clarinet) has begun work in the M.Mus. program at the Eastman School of Music, studying with clarinetist Jon Manasse.

Allison Sontz, Certificate Graduate, appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Great Falls

Allison Sontz (Certificate, Clarinet) has begun an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at the University of Great Falls (Montana). She continues her work as Principal Clarinet in the Montana Symphony, and clarinetist in the Chinook Winds Quintet.

Trevor Simpson awarded first place prize at 125th Audio Engineering Society Conference

Trevor Simpson (Music Technology) was awarded the first place prize in the Pop/Rock category of the Student Recording Competition at the 125th Audio Engineering Society Conference in San Francisco (a very significant honor, with applicants from all over the world). According to the AES, “The Audio Engineering Society, now in its sixth decade, is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Its membership of leading engineers, scientists and other authorities has increased dramatically throughout the world, greatly boosting the society's stature and that of its members in a truly symbiotic relationship."

April 22, 2009

Tom Goldstein (Associate Professor/ Percussion) and UMBC Percussion Ensemble Perform at Baltimore's Sub-basement Studios

At the Sub-basement Studios in downtown Baltimore, Tom Goldstein (Associate Professor/ Percussion) performed a percussion recital, "Speaking of Silence," assisted by colleagues and the UMBC Percussion Ensemble. Included in the program was the world premiere of transients/waves for solo percussion, by Thomas DeLio. Professor Goldstein’s essay, "...breaking the silence," was published by Edwin Mellen Press in Essays on the Music and Theoretical Writings of Thomas DeLio, Contemporary American Composer.

April 26, 2009

UMBC Symphony presents works by Dvorak, Ives, and Verdi - Sunday, April 26

The UMBC Symphony will present a concert of works by Dvorak, Ives, and Verdi on April 26 at 8 PM in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Elizabeth Shin, a winner of the 2009 UMBC Concerto Competition,will be the featured soloist.
Elizabeth began her cello studies at the age of 10. She worked with Bai-Chi Chen at the Peabody Preparatory where she was principal cellist of the Sinfonietta Orchestra. Elizabeth attended All State Orchestra for 6 years and was selected to participate in the prestigious All Eastern Orchestra in 2003. She has participated in numerous summer festivals including Aria International Music Institute in Canada and the Indiana University String Academy, where she was the winner of the concerto competition. Currently, Elizabeth is principal cellist of the UMBC Symphony Orchestra and is a recipient of the 2009 Achievement Award in Music. She is currently studying cello with Professor Gita Ladd at UMBC. Elizabeth is in her last semester at UMBC as a Music Education major and is currently student teaching in Howard County.

April 30, 2009

UMBC Wind Ensemble - Thursday, April 30

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Jari Villanueva.

8pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall

Admission is free. For more information call 410-455-MUSC.