Assistant Chair of Percussion Yoron Israel and his group High Standards released the album Visions: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder. The music features faculty members Laszlo Gardony, Thaddeus Hogarth, and Ron Mahdi. Visit www.yoronisrael.com.
The Office of the Registrar welcomes you back for the fall semester and would like to remind you that all students are required to check-in during the designated check-in period of August 31 through September 5, 2014.
Assistant Professor of Ensemble Alonzo Harris recently served as keyboardist and/or musical director for Tyrese and Betty Wright in appearances on major network television programs. He was the keyboardist and coproducer on recordings by Elle Varner and K Michelle.
Associate Professor of Ear Training Richard Greenblatt performed at the Hartland JazzFest in Hartland, VT; the Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts jazz series; and the Northampton Jazz Workshop concert series.
Music Business Management Department Chair Don Gorder led the recent panel discussions at MIDEM (the International Music & Media Conference) in Cannes, France; the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in Cape Town, South Africa; the Rethink Music Conference in Boston; and at Sony Music Entertainment in New York.
Voice Professor Gabrielle Goodman held a residency and performance in Bogotá, Colombia, at the Fernando Sor school with Oscar Stagnaro. She was also a performing clinician in Russia opening for Kenny Garrett, and in Xi’an, China.
Strings Professor Eugene Friesen had his cantata Glory premiered at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival in Harrisonburg, VA. Friesen also coauthored the book Improvisation for Classical Musicians with his wife, Wendy.