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  • New Applied - 2011 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Ensemble Tours Jazz Bands Back from Puerto Rico Symphony Heads to Capitol Alumni News Anime and Video Game Music Concert Michael Leopold Sighted in Barcelona Alumni Update In Memoriam Roy Main Peggy Peterson Donors SLO Symphony 50th Calendar of Events Faculty News New Applied Faculty Mustangs Multiplying Vocal News 2011 Graduates New Music Majors Fall Dinner Photo Soundboard Newsletter 2011 Fall New Applied Faculty New Applied Faculty Santino Sonny Galvan

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  • Mustangs are Multiplying! - 2011 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Soundboard Newsletter 2011 Fall Mustangs are Multiplying Mustangs are Multiplying The 2011 Cal Poly Mustang Marching Band recently exceeded their recruiting goal of 150 members a target that was set in 2005 Now at 176 members the band comprised of students from nearly every major on campus has already made eight appearances The band performs at volleyball both men s and women s basketball games as well as for football for a total of about 25 services in fall quarter alone To lighten the load on each student the band is now able to split into three pep bands to provide service for the indoor games Not that size really matters Other marching bands in the Big West conference range anywhere from 68 players to more than 300 Each provides their own style of energy to their game day experiences The Mustang Band works closely with the Cal Poly Stunt and Dance Teams to foster an environment of good spirit and sportsmanship whether in Mott Gym or Spanos Stadium According to Associate Director of Bands Christopher Woodruff the prime directive of the Mustang Band has been and always shall be to make a beautiful sound Of course that s a lot easier when you have 25 clarinets and 15 tubas ASI President Kiyana Tabrizi said A strong band brings a great energy to campus one that athletic events would not be the same without The Mustang Band not only puts on an amazing performance but also has fun doing it This is evident by everyone who has seen them perform It does not surprise me that our membership base has been growing over the years As long as we have the resources to support the Mustang Band the bigger the group the better On Oct 15 the Mustang Band was

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  • Vocal News - 2011 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Patricia Caicedo Patricia Caicedo one of the world s leading authorities on Latin American and Spanish art song presented a vocal master class and recital in October The recital program was titled A Musical Journey Through Latin America and Spain Caicedo founded Mundo Arts a company that publishes and distributes Latin American art song and is the founder and artistic director of the Barcelona Festival of Song a summer course and concert series dedicated to the study of the history and interpretation of the Latin American and Spanish art song Christopher M Cock director of choral and vocal activities at Valparaiso University in Indiana presented a vocal recital and master class also in October At the recital the tenor performed Franz Schubert s Winterreise Op 89 one of the most significant song cycles in the history of Western composition Cock holds the Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Lutheran Music and is director of the Bach Institute As a solo artist his extensive range and communicative performances have established him as a premier lyric tenor with wide critical acclaim Christopher M Cock Through his activities as a choral music educator and as a distinguished solo artist he has forged a unique career path combining the roles of conductor and performer Report on AlpenKammerMusik by Music major Claire MacKenzie Traveling is one of the many advantages of being a musician This past summer my music brought me to Austria and Germany the heartland of German Lieder In a month long intensive chamber music festival called AlpenKammerMusik I collaborated with professional musicians from around the world to put on a series of master classes and concerts I was one of three singers chosen to perform a variety of repertoire by the German and Austrian composers Johannes Brahms Gustav Mahler Robert Schumann and

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  • Graduates - 2011 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Game Music Concert Michael Leopold Sighted in Barcelona Alumni Update In Memoriam Roy Main Peggy Peterson Donors SLO Symphony 50th Calendar of Events Faculty News New Applied Faculty Mustangs Multiplying Vocal News 2011 Graduates New Music Majors Fall Dinner Photo Soundboard Newsletter 2011 Fall Graduates Graduates Fall 2011 Large size file back to front left to right Steve Carlton piano Scott Charvet percussion Matthew Williams percussion Lisa Figel voice Kellie

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  • New Music Majors - 2011 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Multiplying Vocal News 2011 Graduates New Music Majors Fall Dinner Photo Soundboard Newsletter 2011 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 2011 Admissions and Internal Transfers Whitney Adams Flute Paso Robles Catherine Armstrong Flute Greenbrae Brett Carr Saxophone Los Altos Allison Chang Voice Los Angeles Keith Downer

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  • Chair Message - 2011 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    seems has been an indelible expression of humanity found throughout the world spanning countless generations Not too surprisingly writing about music seems to have the same ubiquitous quality and the same transcendent ability to move the emotions and the mind Plato said Music is a moral law It gives soul to the universe wings to the mind flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything The ancient Chinese philosopher Mencius recognized If the King loves music it is well with the land The Bengali Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore wrote Music fills the infinite between two souls Finally Confucius said Music produces a kind of pleasure that human nature cannot do without These great philosophers recognized the importance of music on multiple levels from the intensely personal up to the realm of the state It s nice to know philosophically speaking that they ve got our backs We spend our time performing and studying music from around the world and across many centuries all the while there are those who are busy creating glorious new music This music in all of its forms is shared with our community and sometimes beyond This widespread musical life gives

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  • Jazz Bands to Perform in Puerto Rico - 2011 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    in Puerto Rico The two University Jazz Bands directed by Paul Rinzler will go on a performance tour of Puerto Rico from June 12 18 The bands will give several concerts and participate in educational workshops and clinics Latin music has a long history of infusing jazz with great new rhythms and forms Afro Cuban jazz and music of the Caribbean in particular is a very rich musical tradition To have a chance to study with local musicians in Puerto Rico will be one of the highlights of the entire tour The performance schedule will include some swing dances exchange concerts with Puerto Rican colleges and night club gigs The bands will have several different repertoires ready depending on the type of performance The standard concert repertoire although it is sometimes anything but standard will be performed for more formal concerts The bands are hoping that the Puerto Rican audiences will be interested in dancing to the band s swing dance repertoire as the bands have four hours of danceable jazz The bands will also be playing some Latin jazz if only at the workshops and clinics in order to learn its subtleties Past international tours have been to Brazil

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  • Choirs and Arab Music Ensemble Join Forces - 2011 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    the respective direction of Music Department Professors Thomas Davies and Ken Habib This joint showing marked their second such collaboration the first of which was in the winter of 2007 and was very enthusiastically received The concert featured 130 students 90 from the two choirs PolyPhonics and The University Singers and 40 from the Arab Music Ensemble Several guest artists were featured including internationally acclaimed dancer L Emir Hassan Harfouche in a Bedouin percussion dance and in a rousing rendition of a Levantine folkdance in the dabke genre Los Angeles based members of the Kan Zaman Ensemble Wael Kakish director on buzuq Ray Briggs on nay and David Martinelli on percussion and San Luis Obispo dancers Saundra Sarrouf and Jenna Mitchell with their troupe As an ethnomusicologist whose specialization is the Middle East Habib knows of no precedent in the history of ethnomusicology programs where such a well developed Arab Near Eastern or Middle Eastern ensemble and such a strong chorus as that of the combined Cal Poly Choirs cooperated in the performance of such a rich program Among the highlights of the concert was a classic suite of Arab art music made famous by the legendary Fairouz of Lebanon

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