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  • Jazz Bands Tour- 2009 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Graduates Soundboard Newsletter 2009 Fall Jazz Bands Tour Bay Area Jazz Bands Tour Bay Area At the Savanna Jazz Club Matt Donner at Mountain View High School The University Jazz Bands 1 and 2 toured the Bay Area in May 2009 performing at the Savanna Jazz Club in San Francisco and at the Mountain View High School Jazz Festival At the Savanna the bands enjoyed a very enthusiastic audience a full house and demands for multiple encores after the two bands played a total of four hours The only drawback was that the stage was small for a full big band four trumpets four trombones five saxophones rhythm section and vocalist but the bands somehow managed to squeeze in even if the drummer was completely invisible behind all the wind instruments Because the club was full there was very little room for dancing but a few intrepid dancers didn t let that stop them squeezing in between tables More than a few Cal Poly alumni attended including a former jazz band member and all of them said that it was great to connect with and to hear the current generation of Cal Poly jazz musicians The next day the bands

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  • Alumni - 2009 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Science 1984 87 University Jazz Band I am currently farming in the Central Valley and do not play much anymore I have great memories of the people at Cal Poly that I played with and our director Graydon Williams a k a Chief Harold F Hinkle 4 years Collegians Dance Band Still playing piano keyboards Play regularly with an 18 piece big band Doug Seymour s Sentimental Journey We play all the swing era arrangements i e Glenn Miller the Dorseys Benny Goodman Artie Shaw Harry James etc I also play piano for the Church of the Foothills located in Pasadena On Good Friday I accompanied a choir performing a variety of works ranging from classical to contemporary at the Hacienda Heights Baptist Church Chris Kay 1996 Music Major 1991 96 Symphonic Band Marching Band Orchestra Choir and Jazz Band I m in my ninth year as the band director at Union Middle School in San Jose We currently have about 170 students participating in the music department I teach beginning intermediate and advanced levels of concert band a music exploratory class and a jazz band My wife Alyssa and I now have two kids of our own Sammi 4 and Evan 2 We also have the family dog Cozy 7 Jim Littier 1988 History 1983 88 University Singers Men s Chorus Jazz Group I m a real estate broker in Redding Still enjoy singing and songwriting and sing for weddings as well as doing gigs at restaurants and in the community Have 4 children Stephanie Tuey Loomis 1987 Journalism 1983 1990 University Singers worked for Dr Craig Russell my favorite professor ever Moved to Georgia four years ago and have found a wonderful music community I teach literature at a tiny school classes meet twice a week edit an on line magazine stampersquest com and am branching out artistically into mixed media and photography All three of my daughters are musicians the eldest sings in the show choir at Georgia Southern University my second plays trumpet in the Walton High School band and has been to all state twice while my youngest has found her niche in percussion even performed at the Mid West Conductors Clinic in Chicago last December I ll be in Pasadena for New Year s as the Walton High School Marching Raider Band will be part of the Tournament of Roses parade I never went to the parade growing up only two hours away but with my daughter marching I ll be there I sing in the church choir but have found real joy singing with the Cobb Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Singers We ve sung Beethoven s 9th Borodin s Polovetsian Dances and Carmina Burana since I joined The Chamber Singers is preparing a jazz concert in mid May Exciting times Life is Good Doug Mayer 1998 ARCE 1992 1998 Wind Orchestra flute tuba bass trombone Jazz Band bass trombone flute Wow it s been awhile I m living in Fresno with my

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  • PolyLink - 2009 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    all Cal Poly alumni including non degreed In addition to reconnecting with music friends who might not be in the Music Alumni Directory you can also share pictures and videos link to favorite social networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook display favorite news feeds receive announcements from the Music Department and more Join groups and create your own The following are already established music groups Choirs Collegians Jazz Bands Music

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  • Recent Releases: Faculty in Print - 2009 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    attribution instructions to musicians government questionnaires invoices the liturgy architectural space where performances took place spectacle musical instruments instrument construction shipping records travelers accounts letters diaries passenger lists baptismal and burial records and other primary source material Within this book one finds considerable biographical information about Junípero Serra Juan Bautista Sancho Narciso Durán Florençio Ibáñez Pedro Cabot Martín de Cruzelaegui Ignacio de Jerusalem and Francisco Javier García Fajer Furthermore it contains five far reaching appendices a Catalogue of Mission Sources Photos of Missions and Mission Manuscripts with over 150 color facsimiles Translations of Primary Texts Music Editions that are performance ready and an extensive Bibliography California s mission culture is a topic that has fascinated Dr Russell for many years and has led to a variety of publications and compact disc recordings in recent years including Craig s collaboration with the acclaimed choir Chanticleer twelve months ago They made a compact disk and DVD on the Warner label called Mission Road Craig prepared all the music for this recording and for their concert tour of the California missions constructing the performing editions by using various snippets and fragments preserved in missions and archives up and down the California coast he also plays baroque guitar on all of the tracks and served as the artistic consultant for the project This new book with Oxford University Press is a further exploration of the topic that Dr Russell had presented two years ago in the book J B Sancho Compositor pioner Califòrnia J B Sancho Pioneer Composer of California that was coauthored with Dr Russell and Antoni Pizà CUNY William J Summers Dartmouth and Antoni Gili i Ferrer a priest from Artà Mallorca It was published by the Universitat de les Illes Balears in Palma de Mallorca Spain in 2007 and this book had the distinction of winning the Norman Neuerberg Award in 2009 that is granted each year by the Historical Society of Southern California for the most important publication concerning the history of the American Southwest Praise for FROM SERRA TO SANCHO from the book cover Craig Russell presents us with both a remarkable scholarly study of music from the twenty one missions and also a body of new performing editions of a number of works never before published His twin goals of music performance utility and carefully crafted musicological scholarship are beautifully and equally realized through a totally approachable narrative loaded with vivid references to mission life mission iconography and close readings of actual works penned in the missions This new volume sets a gold standard for research and scholarship on this fascinating epoch in American music history Professor William John Summers Dartmouth College Craig H Russell s transatlantic odyssey traces how a few tenacious friars transformed Iberian music pedagogy into quotidian religious practices at the Alta California missions and enthusiastically offers a springboard for performers engaged in reviving this attractive New Spanish repertoire Drew Edward Davies Northwestern University Craig Russell expert and specialist in Latin American music and music

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  • Events - 2009 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    of Events Voice Student News New Music Majors Graduates Soundboard Newsletter 2009 Fall Calendar of Events Calendar of Events Oct 24 Choirs Debut Concert Nov 21 Bandfest Nov 22 Symphony Fall Concert Music for a New World Dec 4 Fall Jazz Concert Dec 5 Choirs A Christmas Celebration Please note For a complete listing of events through June including numerous free events visit the Music Department Web calendar Multiple event

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  • Vocal News - 2009 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    Professional Production of Pirates of Penzance Music Majors Rory Fratkin and Katelyn Holliday performed in the October performances of the Pacific Repertory Opera s production of Gilbert and Sullivan s Pirates of Penzance Fratkin was the only principle actor who was not brought in from out of town and he did not find out he had the role until two weeks before rehearsals began He played the part of the pirate Samuel who tries his hardest to be a true full blooded pirate and at times fails miserably Holliday has been a Pacific Repertory Opera chorus member for four years and has played some minor roles in their productions This year she had the opportunity of performing the role of Isabel the bookish daughter of the Major General Brian Holliday Katelyn s brother sang in the chorus and is a member of PolyPhonics Amazed by Austria By Katelyn Neumann This past summer I spent a month in Austria It was unlike anywhere I have been I loved how eager most people there are to practice play and listen to music and their appreciation of how it enriches our daily lives I attended some performances at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and

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  • New Music Majors - 2009 Fall Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    at the Back to School Dinner in October Large size file Fall 2009 Admissions and Internal Transfers Matt Abela Piano Santa Maria Cairon Jamie Armstrong Piano Applegate Mildel Barizo Violin Lakewood Kevin Capacia Percussion San Diego Steve Carlton Piano Upland Kelsey Carney Flute San Jose Isaac Chamberlin Piano Seattle Kenneth Conley Saxophone Hanford Anthony Dell Osso Viola Penngrove Kyler Fischer Trumpet Ahwahnee Julie Flint Flute Long Beach Jacinta Guirguis Flute

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  • Chair Message - 2009 Spring Newsletter - Music Department - Cal Poly
    realized that something was amiss I could see fine out of one eye but the other was blurred I wondered if something was wrong with me physically was I having a dizzy spell Or egad a stroke Fortunately I was able to continue through the Ravel because I had memorized the recital repertory Afterward I turned to the audience to make some preparatory remarks about the next and larger work by Bartók I wasn t short of breath and my head didn t ache so I figured that I was going to be okay the moment had passed I absent mindedly started to clean my glasses as I spoke and realized that one lens had popped out No medical emergency no disaster just a missing lens which I m happy to say turned out to be in my coat pocket So thanks to the memorized music I finished the rest of the program without incident This experience underscores the importance of four lessons I learned long ago One always be as prepared as possible Two make sure that you can see so that you can try and anticipate what s coming Three don t be surprised when anything happens Four

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