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  • Roy Main Celebration - 2012 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly- 2011 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Memoriam Ross Sears Student Opera and OperaSLO Soundboard Newsletter 2012 Spring Roy Main Celebration Roy Main Celebration Set for May 12 Roy Main The Music Department will host a celebration in honor of the late Roy Main on Saturday May 12 at noon please note this is a time change in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center and will feature performances by Cal Poly faculty students alumni and guests

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  • Musicologists - 2012 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly- 2011 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    the education and forced assimilation of Native American children attending a federal boarding school in Salem Ore Several master s degrees in ethnomusicology have also been completed by Cal Poly alumni Parkhurst earned her Master of Arts degree in 2000 again at the University of Wisconsin Madison with a thesis titled Polka Women Playing Out Gender and Performance in the Midwest Brian Harpst 2003 finished his master s degree at Northern Arizona University in 2007 with his study An Investigation into the Music of Astor Piazzolla the Innovator of Tango Nuevo The most recent ethnomusicology master s degree was awarded in 2011 by Arizona State University to AnneMarie Cordeiro 2008 Cordeiro investigated an elusive blues singer guitarist in Geechie Wiley An Exploration of Enigmatic Virtuosity Four Cal Poly music grads have now reached ABD status in historical musicology ABD All But Dissertation is a term informally applied to the stage in the doctoral process when a student s research topic for the dissertation has been approved after all the required coursework has been completed and the doctoral qualifying exams have been passed At the University of Michigan Jessica Getman 2002 recently began work on a dissertation tentatively titled To Boldly Go Star Trek and the Sound of the Sixties and Byron Sartain 2004 has been supported by Stanford University to conduct research in Paris His dissertation considers François Couperin s Pièces de clavecin and the Parisian Private Sphere UC Santa Barbara currently hosts two ABD Cal Poly alumni Jessica Stankis 2004 is evaluating Maurice Ravel as Miniaturist through the Lens of Japonisme while Michael Joiner 2006 is exploring the birth of music departments in the United States in his dissertation Courses in Culture The Acceptance of Music in the Late 19th Century American University Two other alums enrolled in doctoral coursework at UCSB Scott Dirkse 2005 and our newest musicology bound graduate Emma Levine 2010 A number of master s degrees in historical musicology have been produced by Cal Poly graduates at schools across the nation A member of the Music Department s third graduating class Kevin Kishimoto 1996 addressed Girolamo Dalla Casa s Il vero modo di diminuir 1584 Improvisation Performance Practices in Late Renaissance Italy at UC Santa Cruz in 1999 At that same campus in 2000 Keith Wyffels 1998 studied The Romantic Agustín Barrios Mangoré The Distinctive Style of a Conservative yet Eclectic Guitarist Composer Stewart Uyeda 2000 followed in the scholarly footsteps of Professor Craig Russell with his thesis Francisco Delgado s Matins for the Virgin of Guadalupe A Casualty of Mexico s War of Independence for his 2004 degree from Claremont Graduate University Three of our current doctoral students previously earned historical musicology master s degrees at other universities in 2006 Sartain completed Design and Distinction The Chamber Music of Arthur Foote in the Age of the City Beautiful at the University of Wisconsin Madison and that same year Stankis finished Rethinking Cécile Chaminade s Concert Tour of the United States 1908 at Arizona State

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  • Jazz Scholarships - 2012 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly- 2011 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Luis Obispo County Two Cuesta College students Emma Reynolds voice and Keegan Harshman bass were also awarded scholarships The scholarships are awarded on the basis of a live audition The audition was judged by a panel of respected jazz musicians and educators Ryan Garcia Clint Iwanicha and Bruce Knowlton Each winner received 200 and performed with an all pro rhythm section on March 8 2012 at Steynberg Gallery in San

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  • Adam Theis - 2012 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly- 2011 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    s University Jazz Bands for Jazz Night on Saturday May 19 at 8 p m in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center Trombonist and composer Adam Theis is the prime mover behind a group of jazz bands known as the Jazz Mafia In 2008 Theis received the prestigious Gerbode Hewlett Grant for jazz composition With this commission he composed a 50 piece one hour symphony Brass Bows Beats which premiered to sold out audiences in April 2009 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco It has since been performed at major festivals across North America such as the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival The Realistic Orchestra part of the Jazz Mafia received wide recognition for its 10 year run on the first Tuesday of every month at Jazz Mafia Tuesdays at the Coda Club in San Francisco s Mission District The band has also taken home SF Weekly s Best of the Bay award for Best Jazz Band The big band in the Jazz Mafia is the Realistic Orchestra Cal Poly s University Jazz Band 1 first played Realistic Orchestra pieces composed by Theis in May

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  • Events - 2012 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    29 and 31 Garabatos June 1 Arab Music Ensemble Spring Concert June 2 Wind Bands Spring Concert Upcoming Spring 2012 Events March 30 Faculty Chamber Ensemble Recital April 14 Open House Concert April 15 Cal Poly All State Music Festival April 22 Katherine Arthur ad Susan Azaret Davies May 18 Early Music Ensemble Treasures of Tudor England Still Plenty of Shows Left in Our Season Make a Musical Wish Please

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  • Donors - 2012 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    David A Naomi Blakely Janet L Bortins Anne M Brown David B Lois Bruns Patricia Raul J Cano Vincent D Carlone Matthew A Carlton Central Coast Music Teachers Association Maureen A Richard H Chapman Kathrine K Coull Doren E Curtiss Tiffany M De Armond John W Yvonne Hsu Edmisten Joanna Frawley Natalie B Fredman John E Mary Frey Melissa Ilan M Funke Bilu John R Furtado Jr Maria T McCullough Duejean Bob L Garrett Roy Gersten Jane S Harker Gersten Gary G Debby Gravier Linda H Halisky Sandra G A Halvorson Handler Family Fund Gregory D Herbert Courtney G Heron David M Huston David M Ronna Ishida Roland K Jacobson Steven B Jobst Jill E Anderson Robert Joy Louise B Justice Geoffrey P Kida Jay S Christine King Thor L Harmony J Larsen Barbara S Jay V Leopold Addy Matthew B Lerner Emma L Levine George M Louise C Lewis Phyllis Madonna Charlotte Madsen Margot K Eric J McDonald Charles E McDowell Linda L Werner W Terrence Spiller Alyson McLamore Laura T McNamara Patricia B McNamara Paul L Miller Nancy J Richard T Morrow Jodi S Richard B Muirhead Paul F Murphy Anne Scott Nelson Naomi William Norris Elaine John

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  • Music Faculty Featured - 2012 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly- 2011 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Masterworks Volume I The American Dream the first in a multi year series presenting masterworks of wind band repertory This concert focused on works by American composers and performers presenting the perfect opportunity for the ensembles to collaborate with members of the Music Department faculty Shelly Granger flute instructor was featured on Concertino by Cécile Chaminade While a popular work for flutists of all ages a truly convincing reading is within reach only by master players Granger was accompanied for this performance by an intimate Wind Orchestra reduced to one on a part A composition in late Romantic style the orchestration demanded that the players move deftly with each turn of expressive rubato and explore harmonies avoided by most composers of wind band music Jennifer Dodson horn instructor was featured as a soloist on a lyrical work by Paul Hart titled Sunrise Then as a bonus for an unsuspecting audience she returned to the stage to narrate Peck Horn s Revenge sharing the plight of the horn player as providing little more than harmonic subdivisions see Sousa King et al The moment offered a wonderfully clever and humorous energy to the program Music Professor Alyson McLamore narrated W Francis McBeth

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  • Faculty Activities - 2012 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    it will speak clearly to modern audiences and make a direct emotional connection In addition to the combined choirs of Mt Carmel St Stephen s and United Methodist churches the performance will feature Music Professor Thomas Davies singing the role of Jesus and Music Department faculty member Susan Azaret Davies and Westmont College faculty member Michael Shasberger singing the role of the Evangelist Shasberger has been the bass soloist in some Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble concerts There will be five soloists from the churches choirs taking part singing the roles of Pilate Peter Judas and others Twelve Cal Poly students are involved in the performance as well both as singers and instrumentalists The entire ensemble will be conducted by Cal Poly staff accompanist and university organist Paul Woodring The public is invited to attend Shelly Granger Shelly Granger applied flute teacher and conductor of the Cal Poly Flute Choir was appointed principal flute of the Opera San Luis Obispo Orchestra in September 2011 She continues as principal flute for Symphony of the Vines enjoys volunteer coaching for the SLO Youth Symphony and continues to serve on the board of San Luis Chamber Orchestra Her solo appearances in 2011 12 include performing the Orchestral Suite 2 by J S Bach with Symphony of the Vines at Mission San Miguel Concertino by C Chaminade with the Cal Poly Wind Band in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center s Christopher Cohan Center and Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise by F Doppler with the San Luis Chamber Orchestra at Trinity United Methodist Church and with the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony for their season finale concert in Harman Hall Granger has been invited as a featured clinician at the San Diego Flute Guild Spring Festival in April and she will adjudicate the Artist Gold

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