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  • Events - 2012 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    through June including numerous free events visit the Music Department Web calendar Multiple event discounts on department events sold through the Performing Arts Ticket Office 4 events 10 percent off 5 or more events 15 percent off Tickets may be purchased from the Performing Arts Ticket Office unless noted otherwise Cohan Center refers to the Performing Arts Center s Christopher Cohan Center NEW Event parking is sponsored by the PAC for events in its venues New pricing includes PAC fee lower overall prices for most department events Better ticketing experience Expanded hours at the Performing Arts Ticket Office Tuesday through Saturday noon 6 p m Online purchases can be made up to an hour before curtain Option to print tickets at home Price is the same no matter how you buy in person by phone or online Soundboard Newsletter 2012 Fall Calendar of Events Calendar of Events Upcoming Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 Events Nov 17 Bandfest 2012 Year of the Dragon Nov 18 Symphony Fall Concert Music and Image Nov 30 Fall Jazz Concert Dec 1 Choirs A Christmas Celebration Jan 11 W Terrence Spiller Piano Recital Jan 26 Early Music Ensemble Bach in the Mission III Feb 9

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  • Drum Majors Take Honors - 2012 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    training for Cal Poly drum majors for the last six years Of the recognition Jeff Brown MBUS describes the achievement First Class is quite an accomplishment as it requires the candidate to exhibit practical skills marching conducting giving commands as well as a mastery of musical and marching knowledge Each candidate gets only one attempt and can be eliminated for a mistake at any of the four stages Student drum majors at Cal Poly hold the utmost musical responsibility in field performance With the single exception of the Star Spangled Banner all 200 members of Mustang Band rely on the student conductors for their musical leadership Andrew Parker PHYS in his first year as drum major feels he definitely benefited from the clinic s focus on marching fundamentals leadership principles and especially mace skills Still he says my favorite part was the conducting class Erin Stearns MAERO returns to serve a third year as drum major and also received the Smith Walbridge Camp s highest recognition In addition to her work for Mustang Band and playing tuba in the Cal Poly Wind Ensemble she works as a manager of Facility Operations for Cal Poly s new Recreation Center Regarding her time with the bands and symphony Erin writes My experiences have really developed me into the leader that I am today I have been able to improve on many of my leadership skills including public speaking teaching conflict resolution logistics planning and having a better overall understanding of people and the ability to work successfully with different personalities Asked if there were any thoughts that came to mind as he looks forward to his final year with Mustang Band Jeff responded I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities I have had in Mustang Band The skills I have gained will

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  • Alumni Update - 2012 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    2001 07 Mustang Band Pep Band University Jazz Band Wind Orchestra Wind Ensemble Winter Percussion Brass Ensemble Wow It has been five years since I quit band I was very lucky to start my career after graduating from Cal Poly in the same field that I studied in I work for Boston Scientific Corp in the Electrophysiology Department as a research and development engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area The division develops medical device equipment used to treat heart rhythm disorders I maintain ties to music I play or sub for various ensembles in the Bay Area including Mission College Symphony Mission Peak Brass Band and Ohlone Community Band During the fall and winter seasons I work as a brass visual and or front ensemble instructor for local marching bands winter percussion programs Cal Poly s engineering and music programs had a strong impact on my life I take comfort in the fact that I am playing with lots of engineers who have the same gusto for music just like most of my ensembles at Cal Poly I hope to make it out to a Homecoming game one of these seasons if I m not at a marching band field show review Sam Estes Sam Estes 2000 Music 1996 2000 Chamber Ensembles Wind Ensembles Men s Chorus PolyPhonics Orchestra Hope all is well in Cal Poly music land I decided to leave Hans Zimmer s studio after four years to join a team of samplists sound designers and composers at Cinesamples Hollywood Scoring The company is a little more focused on video game music and developing sounds for the other composers in town It was a much needed change of pace after a lot of work on Dark Knight and the Oscars during the same couple of months I

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  • In Memoriam - 2012 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    transplanted kidney for 23 years After years of regular attendance at departmental performances in 2009 she joined the Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble which she saw as a unique and important voice on campus as well as an opportunity to enjoy participation in vocal music performance Singing in the ensemble choir was a delight for her as well as an activity that she continued even into her final weeks Mori

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  • New Music Majors - 2012 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Newsletter 2012 Fall New Music Majors New Music Majors New music majors joined continuing students and music faculty and staff at the Back to School Dinner in October Large size file Fall 2012 Admissions Leah Anderson Tuba Chula Vista Ethan Cantrell Tenor Saxophone Bakersfield Eric Chang Piano Sunnyvale Rose Doylemason Bass Trombone Pleasanton Ashley Gonzalez Voice Burbank Shaina Levin Voice Saugus Jacob Nichols Voice Ben Lomond Mario A Ojeda Violin

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  • Graduates - 2012 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    New Applied Faculty Calendar of Events Drum Majors Take Honors Alumni Update In Memoriam New Music Majors Fall Dinner Photo 2011 12 Graduates Soundboard Newsletter 2012 Fall Graduates Graduates Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Large size file Front row Scott Nelson voice Olivia Tenne y voice Natalie de Bruijn voice Lauren Wasynczuk saxophone Sarah Nulton voice Brittney Zearfoss voice Brigid Drury piano Aaron Herscovitz piano Jonathan Withem percussion Back row Zack

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  • Chair Message - 2012 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    exceedingly grateful to Linda Halisky our college dean of the past eight years We are similarly dismayed at the thought of her impending retirement so we would like to acknowledge our deep appreciation for her achievements As former U S President Harry Truman said Progress occurs when courageous skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better Dean Linda has definitely made the College of Liberal Arts better we are healthier and stronger and the stature of our comprehensive polytechnic university has been enhanced thanks to her patient persistent efforts Dean Linda has been very loyal to our music program our faculty students and staff appreciate and return this loyalty She has been an effective advocate for us in the upper levels of administration and has always helped distribute and manage resources to support our department as generously as she can Despite the incredible demands of being a dean she still attends many concerts and makes the effort to get to know a number of our students both majors and non majors It is no accident that she gets what we do in the Music Department she is a Cal Poly Distinguished Teacher after all I am grateful

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  • Symphony Tour Update - 2012 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly- 2011 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Director David Arrivée Ah spring The wet season comes to an end with longer days and more sunshine Trees shoot out new leaves Students hit the beach and on April 27 the Cal Poly Symphony embarks on its first out of state tour to Washington D C to perform at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts With the tour fast approaching I thought I would give you an update Our travel plans and essential logistics have been set for quite a while but our student officers have been busy finalizing all of the social and sightseeing activities that make a tour even more memorable The orchestra will be very busy having fun and expanding our horizons with all the tremendous cultural institutions and attractions around every corner We will also be very busy making music We will perform in the Kennedy Center on the evening of April 30 and everyone near the capitol is welcome to come hear us play Tickets are 30 and are available through the Kennedy Center website Click on April 30 Fundraising for the tour continues and we are nearing our goal Out of a total cost of 108 000 we have raised 87 392

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