Member News -- Spring, 2002

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NEW MEMBERS

BROADCASTS

PUBLICATIONS

RECORDINGS

COMMISSIONS

MEMBER NEWS

AWARDS

PERFORMANCES


NEW MEMBERS

Joe. L. Alexander Tuscaloosa, AL; Mid-South chapter; composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music.
Kenneth R. Benoit Hallandale Beach, FL; Composer-in-Residence/Asst Conductor, North Miami Concert Band.
Gene Bohlmann Redondo Beach, CA; Los Angeles chapter; Master's degree in music composition New England Conservatory; studies with Donald Martino.
Robert J. Bradshaw Gloucester, MA; East Coast chapter; classical music composition for ensembles of all abilities.
Steve Butler Santa Barbara, CA; teaches music theory, composition, orchestration, and computer technology in music at Westmont College.
Arthur Dale Caudill Virginia Beach, VA; Virginia chapter; classical, light classical, big band; enjoys concerts.
David J. Eccott Dartford, Kent UK; composing, performing, examining.
James Guthrie Franklin, VA; Virginia chapter.
Dimov Ilya Palo Alto, CA; San Francisco chapter.
Anna Juarez Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles chapter; enjoys composing classical and new age music; also oil painting; tries to perform her compositions at church whenever possible; would like to meet and network with other composers and musicians.
Christopher Kaufman Farmingville, NY; East Coast chapter.
William D. Kelley Baton Rouge, LA; Mid-South chapter; most interested in audio Installations and multi-media collaborations.
SunDuk Kim Boston, MA; student at New England Conservatory, composer, new music.
Ric Louchard Palo Alto, CA; San Francisco chapter.
E. J. Shindler Moldow Denver, CO; writes classical/lyrical music for chamber orchestra arrangements; also experimental music.
R. A. Moulds Baltimore, MD; East Coast chapter; published by Saxtet Publications in Birmingham, UK; interested in non-religious music of various styles and genres, mostly writing in a neo-romantic or neo-impressionist style.
Eric Paul Nolte Briarcliff, NY; East Coast chapter; composer of contemporary concert music, pianist.
Jonathan Northrop Hartford, CT; East Coast chapter.
Sigmund Rothschild Denver, CO; Los Angeles chapter.
Godwin Sadoh Baton Rouge, LA; Mid-South chapter; composer, organist/choir director, and ethnomusicologist; interest in most musical styles from baroque era to present time.
Peter Sheridan Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles chapter; new music performances, multi-media presentations, collaborative arts, etc.
James White Las Vegas, NV; composer of contemporary classical and crossover music.
Samuel Zyman New York, NY; East Coast chapter; written more than 30 works in a wide variety of symphonic and chamber genres, as well as wind ensemble and film music; Professor of Music.

BROADCASTS

KCSN Radio host Martin Perlich devoted a portion of his program on new releases on May 9 to Daniel Kessner's Capstone CD In the Center; Daniel Kessner at Forfest. The CD includes five works which were performed at the 1998 and 2000 editions of Forfest Kromeriz in the Czech Republic: Prière et scherzo, for bass flute and piano; Simple Motion, for alto flute and piano; In the Center, a chamber cantata for soprano, strings, and piano; Tous les matins ..., for bass flute solo; and String Quartet. Performers include soprano Kristyna Valouskova, the Moravian String Quartet, pianist Dolly Eugenio Kessner, and the composer on alto and bass flutes. Full information about the recording can be found on Capstone's website: www.capstonerecords.org.

Richard Nanes had the following concert telecast schedule on CUNY TV 75 in New York: June 9, Richard Nanes Piano Recital at the Conservatories of Moscow and Kiev; June 2, The Moscow Philharmonic: Rhapsody Pathetique for Violin & Orchestra and Symphony for Strings; May 26, Richard Nanes Piano Recital at the United Nations; May 19, Richard Nanes: The Holocaust (Symphony No. 3), and May 12, The Moscow Philharmonic: The Eternal Conflict (Symphony No. 4).

PUBLICATIONS

Dinos Constantinides: The Penguin Parade (string bass, flute and strings); A Little Song for Iwona (flute); Reflections VIII: Quotations for Three; and Song from Epirus by Magni Publications.

Deon Nielsen Price: Sacred Music Series, 25 choral works for inter-faith services by Culver Crest Publications (Aug. 2002); College Class Piano-Comprehensive Approach text by Demibach Editions (Aug. 2001).

William Price: Remembrance II for alto saxophone and piano; Sans Titre II for solo saxophone; and Sleep Cycle for saxophone trio by Dorn Publications, Medfield, MA

RECORDINGS

Dinos Constantinides: Concerto of Psalms by Elsa and Walter Verdehr on Crystal Records.

Daniel Kessner: In the Center; Daniel Kessner at Forfest, CPS 8704, containing five of Kessner's compositions performed at Forfest in 1998 and 2000: Prière et scherzo (bass flute and piano); Simple Motion (alto flute and piano); In the Center (soprano, strings, and piano); Tous les matins ... (solo bass flute); and String Quartet. Performers: Kristyna Valouskova, soprano; the Moravian String Quartet; Dolly Eugenio Kessner, piano; the composer, alto flute, bass flute, conductor; issued by Capstone Records:

Deon Nielsen Price: America Themes (a quodlibet) by the PRICE DUO (the composer, piano and son Berkeley, clarinets) on Cambria Master Recordings (A135, 2002). As a salute to 9/11, can be downloaded free of charge at www.Culvercrest.com.

COMMISSIONS

Aaron Johnson was commissioned by the University of North Carolina - Asheville Dept of Music to write two 12-tone piano pieces to be used as pedagogical and diagnostic tools.

Lisa Renee Ragsdale has been commissioned by the Double Reed Quintet WiZARDS, based out of the University of Iowa, Iowa City to write a new Quintet for performance in 2003.

MEMBER NEWS

Deon Nielsen Price: Clariphonia (Cambria CD) reviewed in American Record Guide (Nov/Dec 2001): "...I find Ms. Price's pieces inventive and entertaining-quite charming and appealing, making use of mixed meter and taut rhythmical gaiety while in no way neglecting those things we like so much about music, such as melody. I would be thoroughly delighted to sit down at a clarinet recital and hear this music." (Ritter) Includes Price's Clariphonia, Three Faces of Kim, Mesuree Mexicana, Crossroad Alley Trio.

Marilyn J. Ziffrin was inducted into the Moline, Illinois, High School Hall of Honors on May 19, 2002. Ziffrin is from South Sutton, NH and graduated from Moline High. She was one of six for the honor by a committee of townspeople, faculty, and students. Her Two Movements for Woodwind Quintet was performed at the ceremony by the Classique Quintette.

AWARDS

Daniel Kessner has received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award for the Spring Semester 2003 at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany, where he will conduct a new music ensemble, perform, and lecture.

Al Benner received his ninth consecutive ASCAP Plus Award.

Charles Haarhues received an ASCAP Plus Award.

Aaron Johnson received his 4th consecutive ASCAP award in June.

Deon Nielsen Price: Mu Phi Epsilon 2002 Marian Bowker Accompanying Award to perform works by Zenobia Powell Perry, 93-year old Ohio composer.

PERFORMANCES

Al Benner: Peter Blauvelt: Dinos Constantinides: John M. Crabtree: Tina Davidson: Nancy Bloomer Deussen: Carlo Vincetti Frizzo: Herb Gellis: Charles Haarhues: Beth Anderson Harold: Karel Husa: Aaron Johnson: Daniel Kessner: Michael A. Kimbell: Lori Laitman: David S. Lefkowitz: Donald Murchie: Deon Nielsen Price: William Price: Lisa Renee Ragsdale: Marilyn J. Ziffrin: