Faculty Perform on Multi-Grammy-Nominated Album

Adjuncts Sal Lozano, Jay Mason, Brad Dutz, and Dan Fornero performed on “Life In The Bubble,” Gordon Goodwin, composer (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band) which received a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition and “Get Smart,” Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band) which received a Grammy nomination for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella, and “Party Rockers,” Gordon Goodwin, which received a Grammy nomination for  Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals.

 

photo credit: Rex Bullington

Johannes Müller-Stosch Nominated for Wang Family Excellence Award

President Jane Close Conoley selected Johannes Müller-Stosch as the CSULB’s nominee in the category of “Visual and Performing Arts and Letters” for the Wang Family Excellence Awards.

The purpose of this CSU-wide award “is to recognize and celebrate those CSU faculty members who, through extraordinary commitment and dedication, have distinguished themselves by exemplary contributions and achievements in their academic disciplines, while having a discernible effect on students.”

Alex Miller Performs New Compositions

Lecturer Alex Miller performed his new composition “The Road: Three Stories Without Words” for electric guitar quartet on the West Coast Composers Forum’s concert at USC on October 25th.  He performed with guitarists Mckay Tebbs, Jon Kleinhans and Miles Jensen, and the group also premiered new works for electric guitar quartet by composers Clifford Tasner, Joe Sorce, Ross Wright and Mckay Tebbs.

Jon Talberg Outstanding Alumnus in the Arts from Chapman

Dr. Jonathan Talberg was honored as Outstanding Alumnus in the Arts 2014, “In recognition of his Distinguished Professional Achievements, Performance and Leadership in the Arts”  last weekend at Chapman University’s American Celebration. Dr. Talberg’s mentor at Chapman, William Hall, conducted the orchestra for the event and spoke about the role seminal Jon has played in choral music.

Lee Vail Life Member of SCVA

Dr. Leland Vail was awarded an honorary life membership in the Southern California Vocal Association. His plaque reads “for your outstanding contributions as a choral music educator and your superior service as an SCVA choral festival adjudicator.”

Tom Peters and Nosferatu in Fresno

Lecturer Tom Peters was featured in the Fresno Bee prior to his performance of Nosferatu. The paper noted, “Peters, a 2014 Grammy nominee in the chamber music/small ensemble category for “Cage: The 10,000 Things,” performs an original electronic score…Interest in creating contemporary musical scores for classic silent films is a blend of his own passion for avant-garde music and the influence of “a family of film buffs.” He’s fascinated by the look of silent films because the visuals are so important.

Peters has been creating contemporary musical soundtracks for silent movies since 2008, including “The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari,” “The Passion of Joan of Arc” and “Pandora’s Box.” His score to John Ford’s “The Iron Horse” will premiere in March 2015 at The Autry National Center in Los Angeles.”