Darrin Thaves Performs with Lake Union Civic Orchestra

Alumnus and Adjunct Flute Professor Darrin Thaves will perform the Lowell Liebermann Flute Concerto with the Lake Union Civic Orchestra in Seattle, WA on June 13th. He will also be the flute faculty for a sixth summer at the Midsummer Music Retreat in Walla Walla, WA. MMR is a camp for adult amateur musicians in Washington state wine country with an attendance of 250+ musicians annually.

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.”

Vocalogy on Tour

Vocalogy (with Christine and Gerhard Guter) will work with students and present workshops at the Mansfield University (Pennsylvania) annual vocal jazz festival on Thursday, May 1. They will also perform at the Niles North Vocal Jazz Festival in Skokie, IL, on April 26.

Dave Gerhart at Inland Percussion Festival

On Saturday, April 19, Dr. Dave Gerhart presented a clinic “The 21st Century Percussionist – Today, Tomorrow and the Future ,” coached the Los Osos Percussion Ensemble and performer his triangle solo “Pitch Drop” and Eugene Novotney’s “A Minute of News” at the Inland Percussion Festival. The IPF is committed to furthering the exposure of the art of percussion playing to southern California’s student musicians by acting as an outlet for healthy performance and collaboration of the region’s most talented percussionists.

Alex Miller to have Worked Performed on Hear Now

Lecturer Alex Miller’s composition Echoes in the Dark for six instruments was selected for performance on the 2014 Hear Now Music Festival in Venice, CA, alongside music by many other Los Angeles composers. His work will be performed on May 3rd, 2014.

Hear Now is combining forces with  P.I.E. (People Inside Electronics). Esa-Pekka Salonen is Honorary Artistic Advisor of Hear Now.