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  • Band Fraternity Awarded - 2011 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Band Fraternity Receives National Award The national honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi has designated Cal Poly s chapter as a 2009 11 Kappa Kappa Psi Leadership Award recipient The honor was given to 18 chapters across the country including UCLA the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Georgia Each chapter is acknowledged as having maintained an extraordinary level of commitment to their band programs and to the purposes and values of Kappa Kappa Psi Representatives will be invited to present their work at the national convention in Colorado Springs Colo in July Cal Poly s Iota Pi chapter has received this award each biennium since 1999 a distinction matched only by the University of Michigan and West Virginia University Established in 1992 Iota Pi is made up of Cal Poly band members dedicated to promoting and aiding the band program through service leadership and community outreach Iota Pi has been actively involved in Cal Poly s Music Department as well as with campuswide projects and endeavors Erin Stearns an aerospace engineering senior is the current chapter president Kappa Kappa Psi is a co ed undergraduate organization and an honorary service fraternity established in 1919 at what

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  • Donors - 2011 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    H Susan Balthasar Antonio G Barata David P Mary E Beatie Irelle J Beatie Susan J Beatie Brian W Carley J Blackstock Mr Kenneth J and Mrs Sharon Blain Bryan J Blancett Nan Ater Jerry Boots Cricket Handler Nemie I Ferdinand V Capacia Vincent D Carlone Doren E Curtiss Judy Christopher Donner James Mary Eckart Yvonne John W Edmisten Michael G Marylynn Eipper Donald E Erickson Coralee S James Gaytan

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  • Events - 2011 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    May 24 Two Piano Recital Thies and Spiller May 28 Symphony Spring Concert Robert Thies Plays Gershwin May 31 and Jun 2 RSVP XVI Duende Jun 3 Arab Music Ensemble Spring Concert Jun 4 Wind Bands Spring Concert Symphonic Metamorphosis with clarinetist Brian Hermanson and trumpeter Christopher Woodruff Upcoming Spring 2011 Events Apr 1 Faculty Chamber Ensemble Recital Apr 3 Faculty Recital Every Little Star Apr 16 Open House Concert Hooray for Polywood Apr 17 All State Music Festival Apr 22 University Jazz Band Swing Dance May 20 Early Music Ensemble Music from the Americas Still Plenty of Shows Left in Our Season 2010 11 A Season Event Odyssey Make Contact Beethoven s 9th and World Premiere Saturday May 7 8 p m and Sunday May 8 2 p m Cohan Center Cal Poly s Choirs join forces with the Cuesta Master Chorale and the San Luis Obispo Symphony in celebration of the symphony s 50th anniversary Jacalyn Kreitzer will be one of the soloists Craig Russell s new work Celebrations will also be premiered Tickets from the SLO Symphony Please note For a complete listing of events through June including numerous free events visit the Music Department Web calendar

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  • Faculty Activities - 2011 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    a takht or chamber ensemble The individuality of the musicians oftentimes gives rise to a conversational performance style in varying textures The album comprises 16 pieces arranged in two halves each of which is a contrasting suite of eight pieces that relate to a particular melodic mode The melodic instruments provide systematic punctuation of the suites and larger album with improvisation integrated into the unfolding modal framework Symmetrical compositional principles further characterize relationships of pitch rhythm and texture at the levels of the piece suite and album A word meaning peace and soundness salam is found in numerous greetings and expressions across Arabic speaking cultures Painter and friend Ibrahim Al Nashashibi contributed his lovely painting House of Peace for the cover art of the album Among the activities slated for what is developing into another busy year Habib is looking at assembling and publishing a matching book of scores for Salam If you would like to purchase a copy of the CD e mail Habib Alyson McLamore Alyson McLamore has been participating in the University Leadership Forum a series of biweekly meetings that feature guest speakers from across the university the president the provost the college deans and administrators from a myriad of university operations She also dusted off her French horn to perform in a workshop concert during the 2011 Horn Symposium at UC Santa Barbara She continues to write program notes for the SLO Symphony Cuesta Master Chorale and Festival Mozaic her Cal Poly Arts lectures this year have included Spring Awakening Spamalot the Vienna Boys Choir and the Philharmonia of Poland and her essay Harmony and Discord in the Wesley Family Concerts recently appeared in Music and the Wesleys University of Illinois Press She continues serving on the board and as website coordinator for the Mozart Society of America and is enjoying her supervision of some 18 independent student projects this school year Paul Rinzler Paul Rinzler has been active in jazz performance composition and scholarship As a jazz pianist he continues to play various club gigs and recitals including a yearly concert with colleague Ron McCarley of Cuesta College and others as part of the series of jazz concerts at the Hamlet in Cambria He has also arranged several pieces for big band including one that will be performed at the winter quarter University Jazz Bands concert Rinzler is scheduled to adjudicate high school jazz festivals in Goleta and Santa Cruz in the next few months His most recent book The Contradictions of Jazz is being used as the focus of a class on the philosophy of jazz at Orange Coast College Plans are being made for Rinzler to visit the class next fall and discuss his book with students and faculty Rinzler will be on sabbatical next fall working on a book on solo jazz piano Craig Russell Puebla Cathedral Mexico Craig Russell has been quite the Latin American and Iberian traveler and scholar in the last year He went to Panama twice as an

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  • Alumni - 2011 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Heritage 575 Spent almost 34 years in the securities industry all but 9 years with PaineWebber I retired in 2002 Been married to my college sweetheart Judy May 1964 Elementary Education for 29 years Three daughters four grand daughters one cat one horse Come see us at the Madonna Inn on August 27 The Collegians Alumni band is alive and kicking Barton W Hendrix 1968 Bio Sci 1964 68 Marching Band and Symphonic Band Retired high school teacher Was the entire science department in a small high school Denair CA Over the years taught biology honors biology chemistry physics general science health and sex ed first aid algebra photography yearbook and computer literacy Spent eight years as chief negotiator and four years as president of Denair Unified Teachers Association Nominated by students to Who s Who Among American Teachers and by returning the information card each year gradually got promoted to Who s Who in the World Currently playing clarinet in Amador County Concert Band We were one of six community bands from across the country invited to play in a festival in Washington D C summer of 2010 Our current director student taught under Marty Baum after he left Poly Our previous director he stepped down in order to play more played in the jazz band under Davy at the same time I was at Poly I currently have and have had over the years several former students attending Poly they of course got no arm twisting from me All are have been very happy with the decision Annika Hoffman Animal Science 2001 2006 Jazz Band Marching Band Wind Ensemble Brass Choir I graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2010 and received my doctorate in veterinary medicine I m currently doing a residency in poultry health management

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  • Snapshots from Winter - 2011 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Winter Soundboard Newsletter 2011 Spring Snapshots from Winter Snapshots from Winter Westminster Brass from the Night at the Mission Chamber Recital Feb 5 Liliana Moore Dylan Weddle Kyler Fischer Anthony Pultz James Blackburn Stephen Marshall Alex Jacobius Trevor Pell Jeff Franklin Maritza Spieller Violinists at the Walt Disney Concert Hall On Jan 14 Cal Poly s Symphony enjoyed a performance of Mahler s 9th conducted by Gustavo Dudamel The group

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  • Chair Message - 2010 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    understand that there are many reasons why expressing appreciation is vital to a successful and decent life Essentially I believe that it boils down to what Jean Baptiste Massieu said Gratitude is the memory of the heart Much of the success and survival of our department depends upon the support guidance and perserverance of campus leaders outside the department Three of these friends President Warren J Baker Dan Howard Greene and Peter Wilt have retired are retiring from Cal Poly I d like you to know a little about their contributions to our program and why we re grateful to them President Baker s contributions to the music program are truly on a grand scale Without him there would not be a music major We wouldn t have a glorious Performing Arts Center And we wouldn t be such an outstanding university Howard Greene was Cal Poly presidential chief of staff This meant he was responsible for overseeing all the small details of simply everything His calm cool and thoughtful counsel has saved our campus and me from many problems And he always managed to find extra support for us when we had special performance opportunities Peter Wilt worked for

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  • New Director of Bands - 2010 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    11 season as Cal Poly s new director of bands He also teaches theory coaches smaller ensembles and will teach conducting He comes to us from California State University Stanislaus where he directed the Wind Ensemble taught courses in conducting and music education and served as the coordinator of instrumental studies Before arriving in California McMahan spent time at the University of Minnesota both as a teacher and as a doctoral student While there he was the director and principal conductor of the university s second orchestra and was a frequent guest conductor with the Wind Ensemble Symphonic and University Bands He also became well known as the announcer and master of ceremonies for the 320 member strong Pride of Minnesota Marching Band Prior to his time in Minneapolis McMahan spent four years as the director of instrumental studies studio trumpet teacher and instructor of secondary music education at Simpson College a liberal arts institution near Des Moines Iowa He also served as the executive director and founder of the Simpson College Big Band Jazz Camp a week long festival of jazz studies held each June McMahan received his bachelor s degree in music education from Western Carolina University his

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