Prof. Mauro Botelho will be presenting a paper titled “Schenker’s Challenge: Auxiliary Cadences and First Movements” at the first Dublin International Conference on Music Analysis, 23-25 June. Also presenting at the conference is former music major and Prof. Botelho's student Jonathan Pieslak ‘95, whose talk is “An ‘Allur’ing Challenge: A Neo-Riemannian Perspective of Schoenberg’s Op. 6/7, ‘Lockung’and Developing Transformational Relationship Between the  and  Tonnetze.
Artist Associate Jacquelyn Culpepper will be travelling to Argentina to sing a concert version of Porgy and Bess with the Mendoza Symphony. On her way back north, she will present two concerts in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. As a result of a Freeman Foundation Grant, Jacquelyn will also travel to Asai where she will teach a Broadway workshop for Taiwanese singers and sing a concert in Brunei. After her international travel, she will finish the summer in Colorado in her 10th appearance at the Breckenridge Music Festival where she will sing a concert version of Die Fledermaus and a Broadway cabaret.
Prof. Neil Lerner presented a paper ("The Horrors of the Left Hand: Music and Disability in The Beast with Five Fingers") at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Disability Studies, held in San Francisco, CA. In July, he will be one of the participants at the NITLE Media Studies Seminar on Digital Gaming, held at Middlebury College. Lerner’s essay about the music in High Noon recently appeared in a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly titled “Music, Image, Gesture” (104/1).
Prof. Ray Sprague was one of the five conducting fellows at the Seventh Varna International Conductor's workshop : May 31 - June 7. The focus of the workshop was the rehearsal and performance of Mozart's Requiem and J.S. Bach's Cantata 150.
Prof. Jennifer Stasack will be a featured composer at the 2005 Associated Colleges of the South Music Technology Workshop and New Music Festival at Birmingham Southern College in Alabama, 27-31 July. Her composition Crossing Rivers IV for contralto, cello and piano will be performed by members of Luna Nova with guest vocalist, Diane Thornton.
Artist Associate Diane Thornton will be once again be joining Luna Nova for a performance of Prof. Jennifer Stasack's Crossing Rivers IV, this time at the ACS New Music Festival in Birmingham, Alabama on July 29.
Prof. Tara Villa is participating as a fellow in the Conductor's Institute of South Carolina in June. At the Institute, she will be working with Maestros Donald Portnoy, Samuel Jones, Peter Jaffe, Nicolai Giuliani, Kate Tamarkin, and Paul Vermel. She will also be travelling to Sofia, Bulgaria, in August for the International Conducting Workshop, led by Carl St. Clair, Rossen Milanov, and Benjamin Loeb. As the culmination of this workshop, Prof. Villa and other participants will be conducting the New Symphony Orchestra in a public concert of Russian works.