PST to ACDA

Pacific Standard Time has been selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association 2015 Conference in Salt Lake City. This is their second consecutive invitation to the ACDA National Conference.

Film Score vs. Film Music Colloquium

The musicology department will be hosting a colloquium organized by the Freie Universität in Berlin on June 5 and 6 in room C-100. The focus of the gathering is “Film Score vs. Film Music,” and Roger Hickman will read a paper entitled “Music for Mayhem, Madness, and Murder; Adaptations of Classical music in Film Noir.” As Dr. Hickman said, “Sounds like a deadly topic to me.”

Alicia Doyle Hosts Winter Meeting of AMS Pacific Southwest Chapter

Alicia Doyle (musicology): as the Pacific Southwest Chapter president of the American Musicological Society, Alicia Doyle hosted the winter chapter meeting on February 15 at UC Santa Barbara.  The meeting was attended by scholars from CSULB, UCSB, USC, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, University of La Verne, Occidental College, UC Riverside, Westmont College,  CSU Northridge, UC San Diego, University of Oregon, University of Texas, and NYU.  Of the eight papers selected for presentation, two were the work of current CSULB musicology students and a third was presented by a CSULB musicology alum.

Alumna Sarah Carrier at 2014 National Flute Association convention

Alumna Sarah Carrier’s proposal for the 2014 National Flute Association convention was accepted, and as a result, her group Parhelion Trio will perform two works: Glassworks by Sunny Knable  and Techno-Parade by Guillame Connesson.

Sarah writes, “We are very thrilled to be a part of this year’s theme: Perform, Inspire, and Educate.  This theme is especially meaningful to me because of the impact of my two major teachers, John Barcellona and Robert Dick (who is this year’s recipient of the NFA Lifetime Achievement Award).”

BCCM Recruits at California All-State Music Education Conference

Six of our faculty attended CASMEC, the California All-State Music Education Conference, in Fresno last weekend. John Carnahan and the Wind Symphony performed a clinic on clarity and Christine Guter directed the high school all-state vocal jazz ensemble.

BCCM had a recruiting booth manned by all in attendance including Jermie Arnold, Deb Mitchell, Dan Zanutto, and Carolyn Bremer. Several alumni and students came by for their BCCM alumni buttons.

Alex Miller in New England for Performances

Lecturer Alex Miller will be visiting New England for two performances of his compositions at the end of October.  Pianist Vincent Craig will be performing his work Actions & Resonances in a recital at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, and shortly thereafter, Miller will be performing his own guitar solo Flatiron at the CMS National Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Stephen Salts Selected for Flummerfelt Master Class

MM Choral Conducting student Stephen Salts was selected to conduct in a master class with Maestro Joseph Flummerfelt and the College of Charleston choirs at the 2013 National Collegiate Choral Organization conference in Charleston, South Carolina.

Maestro Flummerfelt is the Chorus Master of the New York Philharmonic and was the principal conductor at Westminster Choir College for over 30 years. The NCCO conference will take place October 30-November 2, 2013.