Yoron Israel

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. 

Fall 2014 Check-in: Sunday, August 31 through Friday, September 5

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.

Greg Hopkins

In July, Professor of Jazz Composition Greg Hopkins conducted the musical Marina as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. 

Michael Heyman

Professor of English Michael Heyman penned This Book Makes No Sense: Nonsense Poems and Worse. Later this year, he will do a book tour in India. 

Alonzo Harris

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. 

RIchard Greenblatt

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.

Don Gorder

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.

Gabrielle Goodman

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. 

Bruce Gertz, Steve Hunt

Professor of Bass Bruce Gertz and Piano Instructor Steve Hunt appeared on the Nick Goumas Quartet CD Moonlight Alley.

Eugene Friesen

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.