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Brass

  • Mark Davidson and Donn Schaefer hosted the first annual MountainWest Trombone Workshop at the University of Utah School of Music.

    Mark Davidson and Donn Schaefer hosted the first annual MountainWest Trombone Workshop at the University of Utah School of Music. This action packed day of music making included masterclasses, trombone ensemble rehearsals, group sessions, and a recital by Utah Symphony Principal Trombonist, Mark Davidson. Year two will be even bigger!

  • Professor Donn Schaefer had an exciting summer of performing and recording . . .

    Recordings included a soundtrack for the upcoming movie "Bad Samaritan" and a new studio album with the Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra. Live gigs included The Beach Boys, Eddie Daniels, Lee Musiker, Patti Austin, Vegas staple Bob Anderson, several shows with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, and playing in the house band for the Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival.

  • Tom Call, Jazz Trombonist and 2017 U of U graduate . . .

    is headed to New York for graduate school. He will study at NYU with Elliot Mason and Alan Ferber. During Tom's senior year at the U, he composed the music for two CD projects and recitals. He is hosting a jazz festival on August 9.

  • Mark Davidson and Donn Schaefer hosted the first annual MountainWest Trombone Workshop . . .

    at the University of Utah School of Music. This action packed day of music making included masterclasses, trombone ensemble rehearsals, group sessions, and a recital by Utah Symphony Principal Trombonist, Mark Davidson. Year two will be even bigger!

  • Professor Donn Schaefer, trombone performed with the orchestra in Utah Opera's production of Turnadot in March 2014.

  • DeAunn Davis performed with Fifth House Ensemble

    DMA Horn Performance student DeAunn Davis performed with the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble at the New England Conservatory in September 2013.

  • Nick Burnham performed with the Utah Symphony

    MM Trombone performance student Nick Burnham performed with the Utah Symphony several times during its 2013-14 season.

  • Seretta Hart appointed as instructor of trumpet at Utah Valley University

    Alum Seretta Hart, DMA trumpet performance, was appointed as instructor of trumpet at Utah Valley University, in addition to teaching at Brigham Young University.

  • Jon Klein appointed as Assistant Professor of Horn at BYU Idaho

    Alum Jon Klein, DMA horn performance, was appointed as Assistant Professor of Horn at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

  • Jonathan Allen appointed as primary trombone instructor for the University of Iowa

    Alum Jonathan Allen, MM trombone performance, was appointed as primary trombone instructor for the University of Iowa.

Classical Guitar

  • Tully Cathey invited to play at Sun Valley

    Faculty member Tully Cathey was invited to play Orfaly's Cowboy Bill at the Sun Valley Summer Symphony concert in August 2012, conducted by maestro Alasdair Neale.

  • Tully Cathey performed at Moab Music Festival

    Tully Cathey performed at the 2012 Moab Music Festival, playing banjo in faculty member Jerry Elias's chamber work Conversations with Essie.

Composition

  • Devin Maxwell had a work for full orchestra performed . . .

    at the inaugural concert of the Ostrava Days Festival in the Czech Republic and a work for electronics performed at the Transmission Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany. Igor Marques will have a work performed later this year at a festival in Brazil.

  • Xingzimin Pan’sThree American Paintings . . .

    will be performed at a new music festival in Birmingham, Alabama in October. His work Dandelion was performed in June at the 21st Zoltan Kodaly International Children’s Choral Festival in Komlo, Hungary.

  • Morris Rosenzweig has commissions . . .

    from the Shapiro Foundation and Chamber Music America. His recent performances include Heard Through Mixtful Eyes at the CRAC Center for Contemporary Art in Lamezia Terme, Italy; and the premiere of a work for chamber orchestra at Miller Theatre in New York.

  • Ph.D. Composition students in the News...

    Aaron Kirschner had works performed at festivals in Italy and Finland. Matt Durrant recently had a work performed in New York by the new music group North/South Consonance.

  • Inaugural season of the Louis Moreau Institute

    The Institute, founded and directed by Composition faculty member Dr. Morris Rosenzweig, is dedicated to the performance of new music in New Orleans. The institute honors the memory of composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

  • Matthew Durrant composition premiered by the Tempo Ensemble

    Ph.D. in composition student Matthew Durrant had his composition The Land of Standing Rocks: Three Southern Utah Landscapes premiered by the Tempo Ensemble at California State University, Northridge, in February 2014.

  • Devin Maxwell composition performed by Dedalus Ensemble

    Composition Ph.D. student Devin Maxwell had his composition 40º 44' 5.82" N, 74º 1' 38.53" W performed by the highly regarded French-based Dedalus Ensemble in New York City in September 2013.

  • Haruhito Miyagi and Devin Maxwell string quartets premiered at Deer Valley

    Composition PhD candidates Haruhito Miyagi and Devin Maxwell had their string quartets premiered at the Deer Valley Emerging Quartets and Composers Music Festival in summer 2013.

  • Jeremy Spindler received visiting Teaching Fellowship at Harvard

    Master of Music in Composition alumnus Jeremy Spindler (Ph.D. 2011, Brandeis University) received a visiting Teaching Fellowship at Harvard University for 2012-13.

  • Devin Maxwell awarded grant from New Music

    PhD student Devin Maxwell has been awarded a Commissioning Music/USA grant from New Music USA to write original music in collaboration with choreographer Jessica Gaynor for the 2013 season of the New York-based contemporary dance company Jessica Gaynor Dance.

Conducting

  • Wu Bo, DMA student in orchestral conducting . . .

    recently participated in the prestigious Berlin International Conducting Workshop in Germany. Bo was one of 12 conductors chosen internationally to participate and studied under the tutelage of Maestro Lior Shambadal, conducting the Berlin Sinfonietta in concert.

  • Matthew Mainella, DMA student in orchestral conducting . . .

    was one of four students chosen as a participant in the College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) Conducting Workshop, part of the International Conference for the organization. Mr. Mainella worked with Maestra Diane Wittry, conducting a combined orchestra from 3 different colleges.

  • Conducted by Dr. Robert Baldwin . . .

    The Utah Philharmonia’s recording Disquiet by Sarah Kirkland Snider, has been featured several times in the past year on New York City’s WQXR/WNYC Radio. Dr. Baldwin also conducted the Salt Lake Symphony in the world premiere of Phillip Bimstein’s The Brahma Viharas, for English Horn and Orchestra at the International Parliament of the World’s Religions in October, 2015, and the western U.S. premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’s Sadat with the Utah Philharmonia in March of 2016.

  • DMA conducting student Claudia Restrepo . . .

    has been selected to participate in the Royal Northern College of Music Conducting Workshop this summer in Manchester, England.

  • The Maestros Hike!

    Rob Baldwin and some his DMA conducting students had a nice hike up to Lake Solitude, where they talked about making space for musical interpretation, and then had a nice lunch afterwards at Silver Lake Lodge. See the photos on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152747336854806.1073741832.90370514805&type=1

  • Lawrence Spell named Orchestra Conductor at Westmister College

    Lawrence Spell, DMA student in Orchestral Conducting, has been appointed Orchestra Conductor at Westminster College.

  • Robert Balwin to conduct Arizona All-State Orchestra

    Professor Robert Baldwin will conduct the Arizona All-State Orchestra in Tempe, Arizona in April 2014.

  • Larry Spell named Music Director/Conductor of Wasatch Symphony

    DMA orchestral conducting student Larry Spell was named Music Director and Conductor of the Wasatch Symphony in 2013.

  • DMA conducting student Lawrence Spell's research published

    DMA conducting student Lawrence Spell's research on conducting pedagogy and Laban technique was published in the fall 2012 Journal of the College Orchestra Directors Association.

  • The School of Music hosted its first Conductors Symposium

    The School of Music hosted its first Conductors Symposium in January 2013, presented by percussion faculty Michael Sammons and Doug Wolf and featuring faculty guest speakers Robert Baldwin, Scott Hagen and Brian Sproul.

  • Congratulations, Dr. Bae!

    In May 2013, Jong-hun Bae became the first person to earn the DMA in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Utah. Congratulations, Dr. Bae!

  • Larry Spell appointed Assistant Conductor for the Wasatch Symphony

    Larry Spell, DMA student in Orchestral Conducting and Assistant Conductor for the Salt Lake Symphony was appointed Assistant Conductor for the Wasatch Symphony in spring 2013.

  • Robert Baldwin blog featured on the U's Redthread

    Director of Orchestras Robert Baldwin blog Before the Downbeat: http://beforethedownbeat.wordpress.com/ was featured on the U's Redthread, featured on Salt Lake City View and WordPress' Freshly Pressed page.

  • Sang-Wook Sim secured a position at Chunnam Provincial College

    Recent MM instrumental conducting graduate Sang-Wook Sim has secured a position at Chunnam Provincial College in the Republic of South Korea.

  • Jong-hun Bae selected as finalist for the Aurora Symphony Orchestra

    DMA student Jong-hun Bae was selected as a finalist for the Aurora Symphony Orchestra in Colorado and will conduct the orchestra on October 19, 2012. http://aurorasymphony.org/events/music-director-search-2

Jazz

  • Denson Angulo earned a DMA in bass performance and jazz studies

    In May 2013, Denson Angulo became the first person in Utah to earn a DMA in bass performance and jazz studies.

  • Gordon Goodwin's Band performed on campus

    In February 2012, Grammy Award-winning Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band performed on campus. Gordon Goodwin received three Emmy Awards and 13 Grammy nominations for his instrumental arrangement of "Incredits" for the movie "The Incredibles."

  • Jazz Ensemble I and Hot Club of Zion earned perfect scores

    Jazz Ensemble I and the school's combo Hot Club of Zion stole the show by earning perfect scores at the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival in May 2012.

  • Scott Embley, Matt Weidner and Nate Ashbaugh received awards

    At the 2011 Reno Jazz Festival, students Scott Embley, Matt Weidner and Nate Ashbaugh received awards for compositions, and all our soloists received Outstanding Soloist awards.

Music Education

  • Nicole Robinson was appointed . . .

    Interim Assistant VP of Diversity and Equity at the U.

  • Jessica Nápoles was appointed . . .

    to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Research in Music Education, the premier research journal in our field.

  • Jared Rawlings presented his research . . .

    on bullying prevention in music classrooms at the International Society of Music Education conference in Scotland this summer.

  • Jared Rawlings was appointed . . .

    to the Editorial Board of the Contributions to Music Education Journal and the Advisory Committee of the Music Educators Journal.

  • Dr. Jessica Nápoles has new publications out!

    She has had three publications in national peer reviewed journals in music education, including the premier journal of her field, Journal of Research in Music Education.

  • Dr. Joelle Lien to present in Washington, DC...

    She will present a session at the 2015 "VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference" at the Kennedy Center in August.

  • Dr. Nicole Robinson in Brazil

    She presented research at the International Society of Music Education Conference there, in Porto Alegre.

  • Research by Professor Jessica Nápoles Featured in Journal Podcast

    The Journal of Research in Music Education (JRME) is the premier research journal in the music education field, and Sage publications has begun to select individual research studies to highlight and make accessible to the public. The podcast is titled "Assessing the Difficulty Inherent in Teacher Evaluation," and you can listen to it here: http://jrm.sagepub.com/site/misc/Index/Podcasts.xhtml (Copy and paste the link into your browser to access.)

  • Karen Willie and Brittany May Presented their Research

    Karen Willie and Brittany May, PhD students in music education, presented their research by invitation at the Utah Music Educators Association Conference in St. George in January 2013. Music Education faculty Mark Ely and Joelle Lien also presented their research at this conference.

  • Michael Mills named national winner of the ACDA Brock Student Commission

    Choral music education student Michael Mills was named the national winner of the ACDA Brock Student Commission for his composition Raising the Bar, which was performed twice at the 2011 American Choral Directors' Conference in Chicago.

  • Heath Wolf earned Sudler Cup for 2012

    Music Education alum Heath Wolf, director of the successful Farmington Jr. High band program, earned the coveted Sudler Cup for 2012, awarded by the John Philip Sousa Foundation for excellence in school band programs.

Musicology

  • Student and teaching news . . .

    Darlene Castro attended the Historical Notation Bootcamp at Yale University; with support of a University Teaching Grant, Dr. Elizabeth Craft brought composer Jeremy Howard Beck to campus in conjunction with Utah Opera’s performance of The Long Walk

  • Faculty presentations . . .

    Dr. James Gardner participated in a week-long seminar on the aesthetics of Dietrich von Hildebrand; Dr. Jane Hatter and Dr. Pamela Jones presented papers at the Rocky Mountain Scholars Conference; Dr. Hatter also presented her work at the Renaissance Society of America conference; and Dr. Elizabeth Craft co-organized a panel at the Society for American Music conference

  • Faculty publications . . .

    Dr. Catherine Mayes’s co-edited book Consuming Music: Individual, Institutions, Communities, 1730–1830 was published in the Eastman Studies in Music series; and Dr. Elizabeth Craft’s op-ed “Politics Invades the Theater? It’s Always Been There” was published in the Salt Lake Tribune and reprinted in the American Musicological Society’s blog Musicology Now

  • Dr. Elizabeth Craft, who recently received her PhD from Harvard University, joined the faculty in summer 2016 . . .

    This spring she was awarded the 2016 Society for American Music Virgil Thomson Fellowship and she also presented her research at the Song, Stage, and Screen XI conference in New York, NY.

  • "Consuming Music: Individuals, Institutions, Communities, 1730–1830" . . .

    a book of essays co-edited by Dr. Catherine Mayes, will be published in March 2017 in the University of Rochester Press's Eastman Studies in Music series.

  • Dr. Cathy Clayton was elected President of the Society for Ethnomusicology's Southwest Chapter . . .

    which will hold its annual meeting at the University of Utah in April 2017, along with the Rocky Mountain Chapters of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory.

  • Recent graduate awarded a Fulbright!

    Zachary Milliman was awarded a research Fulbright to study Hungarian-language opera in Budapest. This project stems from work he undertook with Dr. Bettie Jo Basinger. He received his Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Utah, studying with Dr. Robert Breault. When he returns from Hungary, he will be entering the doctoral program in Musicology at McGill University.

  • New publications from Dr. Catherine Mayes...

    She had an article published in Music & Letters and a book chapter published in the Oxford Handbook of Topic Theory; both are publications of Oxford University Press. She was invited to contribute two articles to the Cambridge Haydn Encyclopedia, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

  • Briawna Anderson presented at the American Musicological Society's Regional Conference

    Musicology Area student Briawna Anderson presented research at the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society's Regional Conference in April 2013.

  • Dr. Catherine Mayes joined the U's faculty as an assistant professor of musicology

    Dr. Catherine Mayes joined the U's faculty in fall 2012 as an assistant professor of musicology, after teaching at Cornell and the University of Notre Dame.

  • Three students presented at the American Musicological Society Conference

    Three students, Briawna Anderson, Isabella Campos and Zachary Millman, presented papers by invitation at the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society's 2012 Regional Conference.

Organ

  • Alumna Melanie Randall (2011) was named guest organist at the Tabernacle at Temple Square and performed her first recital in March 2014.

  • Dr. Linda Margetts gave a lecture BYU

    Dr. Linda Margetts, adjunct assistant professor, gave a lecture on "The French Classical Organ" at Brigham Young University's 2012 Church Music Workshop.

  • The U held its first Summer Organ Workshop for young people

    The U held its first Summer Organ Workshop for young people with intermediate piano skills to learn about the organ in August 2012.

Percussion

  • FALL PERCUSSION EXTRAVAGANZA - Tuesday, November 8 @ 7:30pm Libby Gardner Hall

    The concert will showcase the award winning University of Utah Percussion Ensemble, Percussion Chamber Group and the University of Utah Drumline. The concert will feature a special focus on composer Steve Reich with a variety of his works performed including Drumming, Clapping Music, Nagoya Marimbas, Music for Pieces of Wood. Other works for percussion ensemble and solo percussion will be on display from classical to contemporary, as well as non-western and jazz influenced works.

  • FALL PERCUSSION EXTRAVAGANZA

    FALL PERCUSSION EXTRAVAGANZA - Monday, November 10 @ 730pm, Libby Gardner Hall. The concert will feature the U of U Percussion Ensemble and the Percussion Chamber Group as well as the U of U Drumline and a variety of solo works from members of the Percussion Studio. The concert will feature the world premiere of Mechanical Ballet by composer Anders Koppel, commissioned by the University of Utah Percussion Ensemble. A variety of other literature for percussion will be on display from classical to contemporary, as well as non-western, jazz influenced works.

  • 2014 Utah Day of Percussion Student Winners

    Jeremy Megginson and Stephen Hughes (First, Chamber Ensemble); Nichols Jackson (First, Keyboard) and Taylor Keown (Second, Keyboard); Paul Cassens (First, Orchestral Mock Audition); Taylor Keown (First, Orchestral Snare) and Nicholas Jackson (Second, Orchestral Snare), Mitchell Barnard (First, Rudimental Snare). Alumnus Heath Wolf (2001) placed first and second with the Farmington Junior High Percussion Ensemble.

  • Professor Doug Wolf received the 2014 Utah Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Service Award.

  • Dr. Sammons Joins the U's Faculty

    Dr. Michael Sammons joined the U's faculty as assistant director of percussion in fall 2012; his successes include national appearances as a guest artist and clinician; various orchestra positions; founding the USA Steel Band and World Music Group; and serving as Director of Percussion at the University of South Alabama.

  • Heath Wolf earned the coveted 2012 Sudler Cup

    Percussion alum Heath Wolf, who directs the successful Farmington Jr. High band program, earned the coveted 2012 Sudler Cup, awarded by the John Philip Sousa Foundation for excellence in school band programs.

Piano

  • Live@Libby!

    Dr. Vedrana Subotic inaugurated the Live@Libby live streaming. Students in the School of Music were featured and heard across the world. We look forward to the new opportunities that this technology will create.

  • The Lu's in recital!

    Ning and Jie Lu gave a master class and performed in recital at University of Las Vegas.

  • Piano faculty and students presented at the National Music Teacher's Association

    Cassie Olsen-Taylor involved the Outreach Program Teaching Assistants in the poster sessions where they met with many interested attendees.

  • DMA student Lindsey Wright was featured in the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute's 2014 Innovation Report.

    http://lassonde.utah.edu/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Student-Innovation-Report-030514_LR.pdf

  • Professor (Lecturer) Jeffrey Price was recently appointed as a Steinway Artist.

  • Xiaoyang Zhou placed second in the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition

    Senior piano performance major Xiaoyang Zhou, student of Ning Lu, placed second in the College Students/Professional Category of the prestigious 2014 American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition.

  • Matthew Weissman invited to Horowitz International Competition

    DMA student Matthew Weissman was invited to the Horowitz International Competition for Young Pianists in Keiv, Ukraine in April 2014.

  • Josh Wright took first place at the Heide Hermann International Piano Competition

    Alumnus Josh Wright took first place at the Heide Hermann International Piano Competition in Westport, CT in November 2013. He will perform a recital in Carnegie Hall in New York City with pianist Mary Anne Huntsman in February 2014.

  • Lenora Brown chosen as Hall of Fame recipient

    Professor Lecturer Lenora Brown was chosen as the Clearfield High School Alumni Organization Hall of Fame recipient for 2013-2014.

  • Heather Bosshardt named Piano Area Chair at Snow College

    Alumna Heather Bosshardt (2008) was named Piano Area Chair at Snow College in 2013.

  • Professor Myron Patterson appointed as Director of Music & Organist

    Adjunct Associate Professor Myron Patterson was appointed as Director of Music & Organist at Holy Family Catholic Church in South Ogden in 2013.

  • Michael Stewart won first place

    BM student Michael Stewart won first place in the 2012 American Protégé International Concerto Competition, winning the opportunity to perform in New York's Carnegie Hall.

  • Josh Wright made it to #1 on the Billboard Classic Traditional Chart

    Recent MM graduate Josh Wright made it to #1 on the Billboard Classic Traditional Chart, beating out Andrea Bocelli, in April 2011.

Strings

  • Alumni harpist, Madison Harding . . .

    recently won the principal harp position with Walt Disney World's Candlelight Orchestra. This is a full-time orchestra position.

  • Violinists Hallie Mosteler, Audrey Lund and Emma Jensen . . .

    were accepted at the 2016 Saarburg Festival, Germany. All three will be entering their second year as Bachelor of Music students in August 2016.

  • Violinist Jamie Jackson was accepted . . .

    into the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and was selected runner up in their concerto competition.

  • Violist Jacob Davis was accepted . . .

    into the Meadowmount Summer School for strings.

  • Exciting News!

    The orchestra program has just been named the host for the 2016 National Conference of the College Orchestra Director’s Association, which will be held in Salt Lake City January 2016.

  • The Graduate String Quartet won the national MTNA Chamber Music Competition for 2014, held in March in Chicago, IL.

  • Professors Hasse Borup, violin, and Heather Conner, piano, have just released their CD of 20th century American Composer Vincent Persichetti works (Naxos).

    http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.559725

  • The Graduate String Quartet won first place

    The Graduate String Quartet won first place at the MTNA Regional Chamber Music Competition in January 2013, allowing them to continue to the national finals in Chicago in March.

  • The Graduate Quartet attended the Robert Mann String Quartet Seminar

    The Graduate Quartet attended the prestigious Robert Mann String Quartet Seminar by invitation with four other university quartets at the Manhattan School in New York City in January 2013.

  • Naxos American Classics Will Release Recordings By Associate Professor Hasse Borup, Violin, And Professor Heather Conner, Piano

    In February 2014, Naxos American Classics will release Associate Professor Hasse Borup, violin, and Professor Heather Conner, piano, world premiere recordings of the 20th century composer Vincent Persichetti. It includes Sonata for Violin and Piano, op 14, which was rediscovered by Borup after being lost for over 70 years.

  • Danielle Lewis received an honorable mention

    MM Violin student Danielle Lewis received an honorable mention in the Solo Division at the MTNA Regional Competition in January 2013.

  • Leslie Henrie appointed director of Bruin Chamber Orchestra

    Alumna Leslie Henrie (2013) was appointed director of the Salt Lake Community College's new Bruin Chamber Orchestra in 2013.

  • Eugene Dyson performed in the Festival of Color

    Undergraduate violist Eugene Dyson performed in the Festival of Color in South Carolina in October 2013.

  • Denson Angulo selected as principal bass for the Salt Lake Symphony

    Assistant Professor Lecturer and Alumnus Denson Angulo (2013) was selected as principal bass for the Salt Lake Symphony in fall 2013.

  • David Yavornitzky selected to perform Henze Concerto for Contrabass with Utah Symphony

    David Yavornitzky, adjunct professor of double bass, was selected to perform the Henze Concerto for Contrabass with the Utah Symphony, in February 2013; its first performance by a major American orchestra since the premier by the Chicago Symphony in 1967.

  • The Graduate String Quartet attended the Julliard Quartet Seminar

    The Graduate String Quartet attended the prestigious Julliard Quartet Seminar in summer 2013 in New York City.

  • Hasse Borup and Heather Conner will make a world premiere

    Faculty violinist Hasse Borup and Pianist Heather Conner will make a rare world premiere of a lost 70-year-old sonata by one of the most prolific and important American artists of the 20th Century, Vincent Persichetti, on September 30, 2012.

  • Utah Chamber Music Competition gave $2k in cash and scholarship prizes

    Our student-run 2012 Utah Chamber Music Competition attracted 21 student ensembles from the west and gave out $2k in cash and scholarship prizes.

  • Honors String Quartet toured England

    Members of the Honors String Quartet toured England with the Utah Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra in 2012, receiving rave reviews.

Theory

  • Chikinda receives research award

    Theory Area faculty member, Dr. Michael Chikinda received a Research Fellow award from the University Research Committee that will enable him to take a semester off of teaching to work exclusively on his research on the Music of Vincent Persichetti. He is using J. Willard Marriott Archive at the Marriott Library as well archives at the New York Public Library.

  • Kimberly Cannady received a tenure track position

    Alumna Kimberly Cannady (2006) received a tenure track position in Ethnomusicology at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, NZ in 2013.

  • Associate Professor Lecturer Bruce Quaglia Presented Paper At The Society For Music Theory National Meeting

    Associate Professor Lecturer Bruce Quaglia presented the paper "An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning and its Application to the Music Theory Classroom and Curriculum" at the Society for Music Theory National Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina in fall 2013.

  • Theory Area hosted guest scholar Dr. Gary Karpinkski

    The Theory Area hosted guest scholar and aural-skill specialist Dr. Gary Karpinkski in September 2013.

  • Michael Chikinda presented at the Rocky Mount Society of Music Theory

    Assistant Professor Michael Chikinda presented the paper "A Re-examination of Persichetti's Early Works with a Focus on the Violin Sonata, Op. 15, No. 1? " at the Rocky Mount Society of Music Theory at Northern Arizona in April 2013.

  • Pamela Jones presented at the Utah Music Teachers Association

    Assistant Professor Pamela Jones gave the lecture presentation "Carl Czerny and the Internet: Two Resources for Speeding the Learning Process of Adult Beginner" at the Utah Music Teachers Association State Convention in October 2013.

  • Dr. Quaglia Commissioned by Music Theory Spectrum

    Dr. Bruce Quaglia's article "Intertextual Relationships in Wuorinen and Late Stravinsky" appeared in the journal Theoria, and he was commissioned by the journal Music Theory Spectrum to review Joseph N. Straus' recent book "Extraordinary Measures" for a forthcoming 2012 issue.

  • Dr. Michael Chikinda published in Perspectives of New Music

    Dr. Michael Chikinda's article on a composition by Arvo Pärt, "Pärt's Evolving Tintinnabuli Style," was published in Perspectives of New Music in 2011.

Voice

  • Alumna Melissa Heath Accepts Tenure-track Appointment

    Brava to recent DMA graduate Melissa Heath! She has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Voice at Utah Valley University.

  • New recording featuring Professor Julie Wright-Costa

    Ohio Light Opera has released a recording of their 2014 performance of Victor Herbert’s Dream City and the Magic Knight on the Albany Records label. The recording includes Professor Julie Wright Costa and recent DMA graduate, Emily Nelson.

  • Opera at the U!

    What goes into an opera production at the U? See our new video about our opera program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xle7rusVfv0&feature=youtu.be

  • DMA student Melissa Heath will sing the soprano solo for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's sold-out concert of the Messiah on April 18 and 19, 2014.

  • Six students won major awards at the Western Region National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition in March 2014

    In their divisions, Michelle Dean, Amber Stachitus, and Clara Hurtado Lee placed first, Melissa Heath, second; Mackenzie Matthews, third; and Ærin Loizons won an honorable mention.

  • Alumna Jill Dewsnup (2007) sang in the chorus for The Metropolitan Opera's 2013-14 production of Prince Igor.

  • DMA student Melissa Heath won the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artists Award (NATSSA) for the Utah Region in February 2014.

  • Alumnus Christopher Clayton (2002) sang the role of Tonio in Opera Birmingham's production of Pagliacci in March 2014.

  • Jessica Nápoles will conduct the Honor Choir for ACDA

    Associate Professor Jessica Nápoles will conduct the Honor Choir for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Southern Division Conference in Jacksonville, Florida in March 2014.

  • Melissa Heath sang Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 3

    DMA student Melissa Heath sang Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia espansiva, with the Utah Symphony in November 2013.

  • Robert Breault featured on a 2013 MSR Classics recording

    Professor Robert Breault was featured on a 2013 MSR Classics recording of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with the Martingale Ensemble. In summer 2013, he sang with the Rundfunkorchester for the world premiere of Gerd Kühr's Messe.

  • Robert Breault sang the role of Narraboth in Utah Opera's fall 2013 production of Salome

    Professor Robert Breault sang the role of Narraboth in Utah Opera's fall 2013 production of Salome; the Salt Lake Tribune praised his "outstanding performance." Vocal students Gretchen Windt and Tyler Oliphant joined him as members of the chorus.

  • Celena Shafer, Megan Cash, and Kirsten Gunlogson performed Fatal Song

    Alumnae Celena Shafer (1999) and Megan Cash (2010) and Associate Professor Kirsten Gunlogson performed in the operatic play Fatal Song with Utah Opera in November 2013 at The Rose Wagner Theater.

  • Clara Hurtado Lee sang the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor

    Alumna Clara Hurtado Lee (2003) sang the title role in Donizetti's opera, Lucia di Lammermoor in Italy in summer 2013.

  • Heidi Adair launched an opera series

    Alumna Heidi Adair (2004) launched an opera series, Oper im Park, in St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria in 2011.

  • Sidnei Alferes launched FIO Americas Festival of International Opera

    DMA student Sidnei Alferes launched FIO Americas Festival of International Opera in 2013 in Brazil.

  • Alumni Perform In Ohio Light Opera

    Alumni Andrew and Olivia Maughan (2013), Alexa Butler (2013), Tara Sperry (2005), Nathan Brian (2004), and Stefan Gordon (2008) performed in the Ohio Light Opera 2013 summer season, along with Professor Julie Wright Costa, Associate Director and 25-year veteran.

  • Robert Breault sang the lead role of Tamino in Utah Opera's "Die Zauberflote"

    Director of Opera Robert Breault sang the lead role of Tamino in Utah Opera's "Die Zauberflote" in March 2013, sharing the stage with DMA voice student Tyler Oliphant, who sang two smaller roles, offering a unique opportunity for professional collaboration between faculty and student.

  • Jessica Napoles conducted the Utah Women's Honor Choir at Abravanel Hall

    In January 2013, Women's Chorus Director Jessica Napoles conducted the Utah Women's Honor Choir at Abravanel Hall. View video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkfYF7LkC7U

  • Julie Wright Costa was featured on the cover of Patter magazine

    Voice faculty Julie Wright Costa was featured on the cover of Patter magazine (fall 2012, vol. 3) and in the issue for her work as a performer, stage director and associate artistic director of the Ohio Light Opera.

  • Michelle Alexander won first place

    BM soprano Michelle Alexander won first place in the University Division of the 2012 Classical Singer Magazine Competition, besting 1,500 singers.

  • BM soprano Ruby White took first place

    BM soprano Ruby White took first place in the vocal division of the Utah Conservatory's 2012 Con Brio Music Festival/Competition in Park City. BM soprano Alexia Butler won Best Communication award in the vocal division.

  • Melissa Heath and Emily Nelson won the district level competition of the 2012 NATSAA

    DMA soprano Melissa Heath and DMA soprano Emily Nelson won the district level competition of the 2012 NATSAA District Vocal Competition.

Woodwinds

  • Wind Ensemble Invite...

    The Wind Ensemble under the direction of Scott Hagen has been invited to perform at the International Festival in Frutillar in Chile in January 2016.

  • DMA student Henry Caceres was featured in the U College of Fine Arts 2014 Studio Magazine.

  • U of U Clarinet Quartet invited to give a recital in Assi, Italy

    The U of U Clarinet Quartet, which includes students Henry Caceres and Katty Marin and recent graduates Nick Morandi and Milagra McGee, was invited to give a recital at the International Clarinet Convention in Assi, Italy, in July 2013.

  • Scott Hagen conducted the Utah Wind Symphony

    University Wind Ensemble Director Scott Hagen conducted the Utah Wind Symphony in February 2013 at the concert of the Utah Music Educators Association Conference in St. George, Utah, which featured special guest trumpeter Allen Vizzutti.

  • U Clarinet Quartet selected to perform

    The U Clarinet Quartet was selected from hundreds of entries to perform at the International Clarinet Convention this August 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska, as well as to perform in a live broadcast on KBYU FM 89.

  • The alumni trio attended by invitation the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival

    The alumni trio, Trio de Bois, attended by invitation the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival at the Juilliard School in summer 2012. Trio de Bois formed in 2011 of members Lori Shepherd, clarinet, Nicole Marriott, oboe and Elizabeth Ball Crawford, bassoon

  • Adam Snider and Cynthia Chen won $1,500

    Two students - Adam Snider, tuba, and Cynthia Chen, flute - won $1,500 in the 2012 Utah Wind Symphony Students Concerto Competition.

Last Updated: 9/25/17