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Emmaus High School Students to Participate in All-State Honors Music Ensemble – East Penn School District

Emmaus High School students have achieved the highest level a high school musician can achieve by earning a spot in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Festival Music Ensembles. Each year, thousands of musicians from high schools across the state audition in their geographic area. Individually, the students perform …

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NWSA Jazz Ensemble selected for Essentially Ellington competition

NWSA students pictured (lr) are Gabriel Johnson, Ryan Goodman, Edward Lones and Andrew Lones.(Photo courtesy of New World School of the Arts) Led by Jim Gasior, Associate Professor of Jazz and Instrumental Studies at the New World School of the Arts, the NWSA Jazz Ensemble will return to compete in …

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Athens-based songwriter Mike Dekle left a legacy in country music

Mike Dekle, known to many in Athens as their insurance agent but better known in the country music scene as a prolific songwriter, died Feb. 24. He was 77 years old. Dekle’s career as a songwriter solidified in 1983 when country star Kenny Rogers recorded Dekle’s song “Scarlet Fever,” which …

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LHS Wind Ensemble Gets High Marks at District Festival | News

It has been a long and frustrating two years for many teachers across the state and locally as well. On March 3, the Ludington High School Wind Ensemble traveled to Shelby to perform at the District Band and Orchestra Festival, and those frustrations turned into joy with an overall grade …

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Valley News – Art Notes: New Upper Valley Music Ensemble Goes Baroque

When Filippo Ciabatti first came to the Upper Valley, to work as an assistant to Louis Burkot, longtime artistic director of Opera North, he was already used to following his career wherever it takes him. Originally from Florence, Italy, who began his musical training with piano lessons at the age …

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JAZZING IT UP: NSU Festival Keeps Nation’s Only True Original Art Form Alive | State

Young musicians and world-renowned artists have come together to help develop and cultivate America’s premier art form at Northeastern State University’s Green Country Jazz Fest this week in Tahlequah. The two-day event brought high school jazz kids from across the state to perform, as well as listen to some of …

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🌱 Red Bull Switchboard Event + Skandia Mobile Country Club News

Happy Saturday, people of Huntington Beach; today is National Cheese Doodle Day! Here’s everything you need to know to start today on an informed note, okay? For example, today’s cheap gasoline tip is Costco at 7562 Center Avenue at $4.49 a gallon. Surf and snow are a challenge some athletes …

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NSU to Feature Sean Jones at 55th Annual Green Country Festival | Culture & Leisure

Acclaimed trumpeter and composer Sean Jones will headline the 55th annual Green Country Jazz Festival in March. The annual Judges Jam performance will take place at 8 p.m. on March 7 at the NSU Jazz Lab. Participants include two-time Grammy-nominated organist and winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 Rising Stars Poll …

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Sistema NB receives $1M donation

Sistema Orchestra performing in Moncton. (Staff photo) Sistema New Brunswick received a $1 million boost from UNI Financial Cooperation for its 10,000 children fundraising campaign. The program aims to double the number of approximately 1,000 children in the province who currently play musical instruments in an orchestra within a 15-year …

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NSU to Feature Sean Jones at 55th Annual Green Country Festival | Schools

Acclaimed trumpeter and composer Sean Jones will headline the 55th annual Green Country Jazz Festival this month. The annual Judges Jam performance is Monday at 8 p.m. at the Northeastern State University Jazz Lab. Participants include two-time Grammy-nominated organist and winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 Rising Stars Poll Jones, Pat …

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The Bristol Press – Plainville Wind Ensemble will give a free concert of ‘The Lord of the Rings Symphony’

PLAINVILLE – The Plainville Wind Ensemble has announced that it will perform a free concert of “The Lord of the Rings Symphony” with renowned composer Johan de Meij at Plainville High School. “The Lord of the Rings Symphony” was first performed by Johan de Meij in 1988. It received the …

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New Britain Herald – Plainville Wind Ensemble will give a free concert of ‘The Lord of the Rings Symphony’

PLAINVILLE – The Plainville Wind Ensemble has announced that it will perform a free concert of “The Lord of the Rings Symphony” with renowned composer Johan de Meij at Plainville High School. “The Lord of the Rings Symphony” was first performed by Johan de Meij in 1988. It received the …

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10 Chelmsford High Musicians Accepted To The All-State Ensemble – Lowell Sun

CHELMSFORD — Ten musicians representing the Chelmsford High School band, orchestra and choir have been selected to participate in the 2022 Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Ensemble, the association announced Feb. 3. Junior Sarah Buliszak (flute) and sophomores Keya Upadhyay (flute) and Kyle Pinto (trombone) were each named to the …

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Symphony Expands Educational Offering with Youth Wind Ensemble | Entertainment

San Bernardino Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (SBSYWE) is a new music education initiative of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra providing a stimulating and creative environment where young musicians can grow musically and holistically through performance. SBSYWE is an Aeolian Symphony for woodwind, brass and percussion students ages 14-21 from the …

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Winners of the Solo and Ensemble Festival

The winners of the Spokane Falls Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Festival, held Feb. 5 at Shadle Park High School, have been announced. Winners will compete in the state competition April 29-30 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. They are: Double bass: Ethan Lotrario, Lewis and Clark Soprano voice: …

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Lycée Bellefontaine shines at the Solo and Ensemble Competition

Bellefontaine High School’s music department shone in a recent solo and ensemble competition at Milton-Union. Several students obtained superior, excellent and good grades. Here are the results by test, class, student or students, and grade: Violin – Solo A – Laney Mitchell – SuperiorPiano – Solo A – Julia Easton …

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Free Young Student Latin Jazz Ensemble Launches in Charlotte | WFAE 90.7

JazzArts Charlotte has long strived to inspire the city’s youngest creatives through music education. Since its inception in 2009, the non-profit organization has, among other initiatives, organized workshops for youth ensembles, music camps and launched a music outreach program for local schools. “Music education for young people is extremely important …

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Social justice or soothing baby – this string set does it all

Palaver Strings uses “music where words fail” to calm and unite the community, says Matthew Smith, cellist and educator at the musician-run string ensemble and nonprofit organization. The Portland, Maine-based organization tackles social issues, from racial justice to coral reef conservation to family unity, with classical music. He engages with …

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Lee’s Wind Ensemble Presents Moday Spring Concert

The Lee University Wind Ensemble will perform Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Conn Center on Lee’s campus. The concert will be conducted by Dr. David Holsinger, music teacher at Lee and conductor of the ensemble. The performance will include group music from composers such as Charles Ives, Peter Meechan, …

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Strung together: Ringgold’s Harp Ensemble a happy accident | Special Publications

Throughout elementary school, Ringgold High School senior Reagan Allen enjoyed music and playing the piano. But when her mother encouraged her to take an elective Celtic harp course offered in middle school in sixth grade, Allen initially resisted. “I wasn’t familiar with the harp and I wasn’t really interested in …

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Community Music School Announces Spring Programs and New Principal

Appalachian Community Orchestra Appalachian State University’s Community Music School (CMS) is beginning another semester of exciting music programs in Boone and Hudson this spring under new Principal Lisl Doughton. Activities are available for a variety of ages and experience levels. Registration is now open at music.appstate.edu/cms. Most programs begin the …

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Youth Jazz Ensemble Audition Set

January 3 – HIGH POINT – The High Point Arts Council announced open auditions next week for its new Youth Jazz Ensemble program, created for young musicians from High Point and surrounding areas. The group will offer young musicians the opportunity to learn, practice and demonstrate their talents. Auditions will …

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Nine Viera Students Selected from Florida All-State for Second Year in a Row | Schools

Nine seems like a lucky number for the students of the Viera High School band and orchestra when it comes to selections for the Florida All-State ensemble. For the second year in a row, nine Hawks have been selected to perform at concerts at the Florida Music Educator’s Conference at …

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Indian envoy highlights key ties between his country and Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Media coverage of sport plays a key role in the representation of athletes of different nationalities and ethnicities in their respective fields. It can promote a global dialogue that transcends femininity and masculinity, embracing the inclusive nature of sport and signaling it to the world. Yet, globally and locally, …

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Schools across the country play Michigan school fight song to show solidarity after shooting

Schools across the country performed a Michigan high school fight song to show solidarity with the community following a deadly shooting last month that left four people dead and seven injured. Oxford High School said in a statement Thursday that school orchestras, choirs and bands from states like Pennsylvania, New …

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Bands across the country play the Oxford HS fight song

(WXYZ) – Schools across the country have shown their support for the Oxford community in very creative ways. According to a press release from the district, more than 80 bands, from Michigan to North Carolina, and everywhere in between, have learned the Oxford High School Fight Song and are posting …

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auditions for High Point Youth Jazz Ensemble | Music

The High Point Arts Council is presenting a new Youth Jazz Ensemble program in the town of High Point and surrounding areas. The group will offer young musicians the opportunity to learn, practice and demonstrate their talents! Auditions will take place on Monday, January 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the …

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The Peep Show helped birth two of Chicago’s top country rock bands

Since 2004, Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) has used Chicago’s secret music history to spotlight worthy artists with Chicago connections who have been forgotten, underrated, or never noticed in the first place. Lots of happy accidents happen when interviewing topics for the Secret History of Chicago Music, and my favorite …

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Pride of Falcon Nation Band Percussion Ensemble to Perform in Chicago | Education

FORNEY, Texas – North Forney High School’s Pride of Falcon Nation Band percussion ensemble has been selected as one of three high school percussion ensembles in the world to perform at the 2021 Midwest Clinic on Tuesday, December 21 in Chicago, Illinois. The North Forney High School Percussion Ensemble, led …

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DCF awards proactive grant to Southeast Indiana Youth Orchestra

DCF awards 15 proactive grants of $ 1,000 each throughout 2021 to charitable organizations. DCF board member Ed Gordon, left, presents a check for $ 1,000 to Sara Barkdoll, chair of the board of directors of the Southeast Indiana Youth Orchestra. Photo provided. (Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The Dearborn Community Foundation …

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Country star Keith Urban makes surprise visit to school in Nashville, TN

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WZTV) – A group of high school students from Nashville were surprised Tuesday when Keith Urban stopped by for an unexpected visit! Urban met students from the Rock Band, Orchestra, Choir and Band programs at Hillwood High School. The 12 CMA Award winner answered questions about songwriting, performance …

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Upper Crust: Lima Symphony Orchestra conductor thrives on music

LIMA – One might assume that a conductor spent his childhood raised by parents or guardians, composers and classical musicians. We would be wrong in the case of Andrew Crust. The musical director of the Lima Symphony Orchestra only had family ties with one music maker: his stepfather, Terry, who …

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Westport Country Playhouse presents WINTER FUN FEST next month

The Westport Country Playhouse Youth Council will be hosting a “Winter Fun Fest” on Saturday, December 4, 11 am to 2 pm, in the Playhouse courtyard and in the Lucille Lortel White Barn. “Winter Fun Fest” is the first community event designed, organized and managed by the Playhouse Youth Council, …

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Still Got the Jacket, New Album From Alberta Country-Punk Legends, Proves An Older, Wiser Jr.’s Gone Wild Again – TheYYSCENE

They traveled a wide and wild path through the Canadian musical landscape in the 1980s and 1990s, topping the charts on campuses across the country with their 1986 debut album Less Art, More Pop! by uprooting tracks from punk, pop and country and then scattering them in songs ranging from …

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Two musicians from the All-State Mariachi Ensemble

Two McAllen High students secured places in the elite All-State Mariachi Ensemble. MISD Image – Advertising – Texas border affairs Andrew Trevino and Austin Rosalez are not only on the All-State roster, but they both won the first chair for their instrument in the Mariachi All-State Ensemble of the 2021 …

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Mariachi Ensemble Gives Music Students a New Way to Have Their Hearts in Chapman

Mariachi is a beloved musical tradition, the cheerful sound of Sunday brunch filling the air of Mexican restaurants, the music that marks celebrations ranging from birthdays to weddings across Mexico and the American Southwest. But for Chapman University students Erandi Sanchez ’22 and Lino Sanchez ’25, it’s family, life and …

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2 students from the Shaler region selected for the PMEA District 1 Band Ensemble

Two students from Shaler’s area high school were accepted into the District 1 Band Ensemble of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. Junior Grace Cosentino and senior Erika Kenst, who both play clarinet, will represent Shaler Area at the PMEA District 1 Band Festival at Duquesne University on January 28-29, 2022. …

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Wind Ensemble Trumpet Upcoming Concert | Arts and entertainment

Patriotic and filled with music veterans, the Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble returns to the stage this month with a refreshed and spirited repertoire. At 2:00 pm on November 28, the ensemble, led by founder and conductor Joseph “Joe” Maciariello Miller, will perform a Thanksgiving concert at the Peace Presbyterian Church …

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Q&A: Mark Dupere, 2021 State Honorary Orchestra conductor – Watch the concert here!

November 2, 2021 Samantha nash Mark Dupere is Assistant Professor of Music at Lawrence University, of which he is the Director. He studied cello at the University of Texas at Austin and continued his studies in baroque cello at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands. He received his …

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Q&A: Jamey Simmons, Conductor of the 2021 State Honors Jazz Ensemble – Watch the concert here!

November 2, 2021 Samantha nash Arranger, composer, trumpeter and educator Jamey Simmons grew up in Wisconsin, earning his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his Masters in Jazz Music and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music. Simmons is currently Director of Jazz Studies …

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Review: “Our Country Friends,” by Gary Shteyngart

Here is: the cutting edge of pandemic literature. Last year, in a superhuman feat, Scottish author Ali Smith delivered “Summer,” the brilliant final installment of his seasonal quartet, written in real time as COVID-19 raged across the world. This spring Rachel Cusk posted “Second Place”, about overworked artists quarantined on …

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A ‘spark plug’ for the McCaskey cross-country team, Naomi-Jeanne Main also a national fiddle star | High school cross country

Teams’ top scorers or fastest runners tend to get most of the big sports titles. Peel back the layers of any good team, however, and you’ll tend to find an unsung student-athlete who serves as a key cog in its success. JP McCaskey High School senior Naomi-Jeanne Main is a …

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Township of Brighton student secures spot in national musical ensemble

BEAVER – Brighton Township resident Shannon Witkouski, an accomplished multi-instrument musician, has been selected as one of six percussionists from across the country to perform with elite high school talent at the ANHE concert (All-National Honor Ensembles) of the National Association for Music Education in 2021. Bande. Witkouski, a student …

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UH Wind Ensemble performs on stage for the first time in 20 months

After being sidelined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Hawaii at the Mānoa Wind Ensemble took the stage in person for the first time since March 2020. The band broadcast live his autumn concert, which was carried out at EUH Orvis Auditorium in Mānoa on October 10. All …

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Plymouth Philharmonic conductor signs five-year contract extension

PLYMOUTH – Conductor Steven Karidoyanes is preparing to lead the more than 75 professional musicians who make up the orchestra in a return to live and in-person performances. With his 27-season foundation making him the longest-serving conductor and musical director of the orchestra in the Phil’s 106-year history, Karidoyanes added …

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Rockwall-Heath Wind Ensemble, JV Orchestra and Cain MS Symphonic Band win national awards – Blue Ribbon News

ROCKWALL, TX (October 5, 2021) Cain Middle School Symphonic Band, conducted by Preston Prior, has been named the winner of the 2021 National Citation of Excellence competition. This is the highest honor of this division. Only four groups have earned this distinction across the country. Rockwall-Heath High School Wind Ensemble, …

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Music ensemble programs develop at UCCS

Kate marlett kmarlett@uccs.edu UCCS ensembles include string orchestras, jazz ensembles, and choral groups that perform as part of the Musical Honors Ensemble program through VAPA. Glen Whitehead has been with UCCS since 2000 and became the Music Program Director in 2006. Whitehead spoke about the ensembles presented at the Ent …

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Setting sun and rising stars: YSU Wind Ensemble makes its outdoor debut on September 15

Michael Butler, new Director of Groups at YSU The highlight is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, as the Youngstown State University Dana School of Music Wind Ensemble kicks off its 2021-22 concert season with a free outdoor performance on Harrison Common Field. This is the first concert under …

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Orion Ensemble returns to in-person performance and continues live streaming for 2021-2022 season

The Orion Ensemble returns to in-person performances, while continuing live streaming to reach even more chamber music fans, in its 29th season, with four concert programs at four venues. Guest violinist/violist Stephen Boe and guest violist Roger Chase join the widely acclaimed musical talent of Orion’s core members – clarinetist …

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All five music ensemble programs at Lakeland Community College are now holding auditions – News-Herald

Lakeland Community College’s five musical ensemble programs are resuming rehearsals and in-person performances for the fall semester and are looking for new and returning musicians. Musicians with the equivalent of at least two years of high school musical creation are encouraged to schedule an audition, according to a press release. …

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Oyster River High School Musicians Selected for National Honorary Ensemble

For immediate release DURHAM — Oyster River High School seniors Madeline Blandini and William Kandle have been selected to join “the best of the best” and performed last month at the National Association for music education. Blandini and Kandle were chosen for New Hampshire’s All State Music Educators Festival last …

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New York Metropolitan Opera and Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor James Levine has died at 77

Levine was Music Director of the Ravinia Festival, the Highland Park summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, from 1973 to 1993. He planned to return to Ravinia in the summer of 2017, but the company severed ties with him that year after sex. allegations of misconduct have been reported. …

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For the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, musical education is a priority

When Columbus Symphony principal violinist Joanna Frankel talks about the organization’s “crown jewel”, she is not referring to the opulent Ohio Theater, where the organization gives most of the concerts; or to a precious musical instrument; or even to a favorite piece from the classical repertoire. Instead, Frankel talks about …

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Chris Confessore, Conductor Finalist of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

The Northwestern Florida Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 35th season next year. He will then have a new conductor. Jeanette Shires, director of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, said she and the Orchestra’s seven-person committee – school administrators and musicians – screened 100 applicants for the job, conducted 15 interviews …

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Longmont Symphony Orchestra conductor creates “Music & Moore” from Erie’s house – Longmont Times-Call

The conductor of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, Elliot Moore, invites people to enter the world of classical symphonic music. Using his Erie house as a backdrop, Moore has created a TV show that he compares to a merger of Mr. Rogers and a nighttime news program. “This is a TV …

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professor emeritus Joel Jacklich retires as conductor | New

EL CENTRO – Professor Emeritus Joel Jacklich, 72, begins a new era in his professional career after 46 years as director and conductor of the Imperial Valley Symphony, which he founded with Dr Keith MacGaffey in September 1974. Jacklich received his Masters of Fine Arts in Conducting from the School …

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A Conversation with Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra conductor Charles Latshaw | Arts and theater

Gabriel Granillo The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra has been quite busy. From her season debut with pianist prodigy Daniela Liebman, to a Halloween show, to her annual performance of Nutcracker, FSO has enjoyed its 70th season. This is a milestone for which conductor Charles Latshaw is grateful. The new year brings …

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The conductor is imaginative, creative and far from the ordinary

NEW CONCORD – How do you describe Dr Laura Schumann? Creative? Imaginative? Whatever the word, as the Music Director and Conductor of the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, she has a way of doing things that are out of the ordinary in concert. For example, she asked a magician to make …

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Eriksmoen: 15-year-old conductor Fargo became film actor, director – InForum

A young musician who played for the Fargo-Moorhead Community Orchestra was so talented that he became guest conductor of the ensemble at the age of 15. Dave Schickele later became an established musician, composer and film actor, director and producer. After his death in 1999, award-winning director Rob Nilsson dedicated …

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Eriksmoen: 15-year-old conductor Fargo became film actor, director

Dave Schickele later became an established musician, composer and film actor, director and producer. After his death in 1999, award-winning director Rob Nilsson dedicated three films he produced in honor of Schickele. David George Schickele was born on March 20, 1937 in Ames, Iowa, to Rainer and Elizabeth (Wilcox) Schickele. …

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Robert Staffanson, former conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, has died at 97

On April 27, 2019, the same day, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra performed the Mahler Orchestra Resurrection Symphony, former SSO Music Director Robert L. Staffanson, has died at the ripe age of 97 in Bozeman, Montana. The second conductor in the 75-year history of the SSO, Staffanson conducted the orchestra from …

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Passionate conductor Augie leaves | Entertainment

Daniel Chetel conducts the Augustana Symphony Orchestra. Contributed ROCK ISLAND – If you see Daniel Chetel walking around the Augustana College campus, you’d be forgiven for thinking he’s a student. The 34-year-old boy – who is in his third year as an Assistant Music Teacher and Director of Orchestral Activities …

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Loudoun Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor brings energy and passion to the podium

When the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra opens its 2018-2019 season at the end of September, its 65 musicians will perform under the baton of Maestra Nancia D’Alimonte. Hailed as “very accessible”, “passionate” and “personable”, the new conductor will now lead the orchestra after the death of Marc Allen McCoy in 2016. …

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conductor leaves for work at Baptist College in California | Local news

Gene Moon left his position as conductor of the Longview Symphony Orchestra for two years to become conductor at California Baptist University. Moon, who is also leaving his post as conductor and educator at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, said he was moving to Riverside, Calif., To be …

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Roz Schnick and Chuck Berendes win the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra conductor competition | Entertainment

What Roz Schnick lacks in musical experience, she more than makes up for in her fundraising prowess, grossing $ 19,000 as the top contender in the Wannabe Symphony Orchestra Conductor Competition. This year’s Lacrosse. “I tried the viola and it was a disaster,” Schnick joked. “I can play on the …

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USM veteran conductor Jay Dean retires

It didn’t start out to be a 30-year-old gig. Jay Dean, music director and symphony conductor at the University of Southern Mississippi, said he expected to stay in Hattiesburg for only a few years before moving on to another job. “The longer I stayed here, the less of a desire …

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Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra conductor Brian Groner bids farewell

APPLETON – It’s not uncommon for the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra to call their last concert of the season a grand finale. This time around, however, it’s a bit more grandiose. For longtime music director and conductor Brian Groner, this is truly the finale. The performance, scheduled for Wednesday night …

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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra music director Aram Demirjian lands in his place

At no point in his life before applying for the job, Aram Demirjian probably imagined himself as artistic director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. “I never ended up being where I thought I was, but I ended up being where I was supposed to be,” Demirjian says over coffee at …

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Former Springfield Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Gutter has died aged 79

vintage fourth 2.jpg Maestro Robert Gutter, musical director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra from 1970 to 1986, conducted the SSO during the July 4 celebrations at Symphony Hall in Springfield in 1981. (The Republican archive photo) Robert Gutter, conductor and former musical director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, died suddenly …

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Prodigy of just 11 is our youngest conductor

Only 11-year-old prodigy who is our youngest conductor: Schoolboy leaves audiences thrilled after leading 75 musicians in a flawless performance Matthew Smith conducted a 75-person orchestra at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham He conducted Johann Strauss’s operetta Die Fledermaus entirely from memory The nine-minute performance left the audience of …

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The conductor of the Olympia will give the final performance

By GRAHAM PEREDNIA gperednia@yelmonline.com Longtime Olympia Chamber Orchestra conductor Claudia Simpson-Jones will step off the podium after a concert on June 4. With a simple flick of the wrist, she succeeded in transferring the pure emotion of the pages of sheet music into the soul of the audience. “It’s a …

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Former Springfield Symphony Orchestra conductor releases memoir

arts sso staffanson.jpg Robert L. Staffanson conducted the Springfield Symphony Orchestra from 1955 to 1969. (single sign-on photo) In the fall of 2003, Robert Staffanson, conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra from 1955 to 1969, returned to Springfield with his wife and family to help the SSO celebrate its 60th …

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conductor shares his passion with young musicians | Music

A conductor from a local youth orchestra guides his students through musical movements and, he hopes, to a lifelong love of music. Stephen Czarkowski, a 38-year-old resident of Gaithersburg, has been conductor of the Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra for five years. “I loved every minute,” he said. The entire orchestra, …

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The former conductor finds his rhythm in football | News

Not for long, however. These days he plays football with as much enthusiasm as he puts on music. “The rule we have is that everyone has to go back to work,” said the retired conductor of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, who conducted it for 20 years. “So no one gets …

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Gig Harbor bandleader finds resonance with young musicians

By Ric Hallock, Gig Harbor Life The Peninsula Youth Orchestra’s first auditions for the 2012-13 season will take place on Thursday, June 7 at Harbor Covenant Church, 5601 Gustafson. Auditions will also take place in the fall. For more information, contact PYO’s Managing Director, Paula VanderPoel, by email at info@harborpyo.com. …

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Hershey Symphony Orchestra conductor brings out the talent of musicians

Pretty much every week, conductor Sandra Dackow hops in her car and drives three hours to central Pennsylvania, where she is chairing a rehearsal with members of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra. Or maybe it’s a week of concerts, like this. Or maybe she’s overseeing a day-long rehearsal for the Festival …

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