Artist Associate soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper will be travelling to Taipei where she will perform and teach voice for TISBA, the Taiwan International Summer Broadway Academy. After her international travel, she will finish the summer in Colorado for her 11th season at the Breckenridge Music Institute. While catching her breath at 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains, she will perform "BMI goes to the Movies," a cabaret of famous film songs, soprano solos for Mozart's Requiem, and conclude the summer singing Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs.
Music Faculty and Artist Associates will be busy this summer. Here's some of what we'll be doing...
Prof. Mauro Botelho will present a paper titled "Grief and Denial in Mozart's Piano Sonata in A MInor" at the 17th Annual Conference of Music Theory Midwest and again at the 2d International Conference on Music and Gesture in Manchester, England. He will also be a reader for the Educational Testing Service correcting Music Theory AP exams.
Tara Chamra has been accepted as one of ten participants in the two week Conductor's Institute of Mendoza, Argentina. There, she will be studying, rehearsing, and performing repertoire by Beethoven, Mozart, Dvorak, Brahms, and Grieg among others.
Artist Associate Cynthia Lawing will be performing two works, Gryllus and Ascent to Tiger Mountain, by composer Dr. James Carlson at the 2006 National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) New Music Festival on June 23, 2006.
Prof. Bill Lawing will be the Director of Instrumental Music at the Montreat Conference on Music and Worship, June 18-July 2. He will also attend the Brevard Conference on Music Entrepreneurship, July 14-16.
At the end of May Prof. Neil Lerner will be attending Slayage 2, a conference devoted to the study of Joss Whedon’s work for television and film. Besides chairing a session on the musical episode of Buffy (“Once More, With Feeling”), he’ll be presenting a paper on the music in an episode of Whedon’s short-lived television series, Firefly: “New Melodies, But the Same Old Tune: Music, Race, and Jubal Early, Or, What's an Unreconstructed CSA General Doing in Firefly?” In June he will be presenting a paper at the annual conference of the Society for Disability Studies on Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand: “Maurice Ravel’s Concerto pour la main gauche, Paul Wittgenstein, and Compositional Decisions as Musical Prosthesis.” Entries Lerner wrote on three documentary films (The Plow That Broke the Plains, The River, Hoop Dreams) recently appeared in the Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film.
Prof. Ray Sprague will be one of the six conducting fellows at the Eighth Annual Varna International Conductor's Workshop: May 25 to June 2. The focus of the workshop was the rehearsal and performance of Verdi's Requiem.
Prof. Jennifer Stasack's My Longing, for women’s chorus and piano, commissioned and performed by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus, will be premiered on their “Spirit Matters” Spring concert on June 16. The text comes from a poem by the 13th century Persian Sufi poet, Rumi. On July 13, her piece Crossing Rivers III, for oboe, clarinet and viola, will be performed at the 10th Annual New Music Symposium at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Crossing Rivers III was commissioned by Trio New Mexico