Member News -- Spring, 2002
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- Nov. 8 - Lignumvitae (perc. trio) and Three Movements for Unaccompanied Marimba by Robert McCormick and the University of South Florida Percussion Ensemble as part of the International Music Festival 2001 at Ewha University in Korea
- Nov. 13 - Dissolve for eight percussionists, the University of Maine Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Stuart Marrs, in Orono, ME. Premiered on Oct. 26 by the same group.
- Nov. 2 - Dreamer's Cartography by Judy Vanderweg, cello, and Robert Conway, piano, on a SCI regional conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
- Mar. 8 - March Swale by the Rubio String Quartet, the Library of Congress, Washington DC. Also on Dec. 20 by the same group in Ghent, Belgium at Der Rhode Pomp.
- Dec. 6 - Three by the Etowah Youth Symphony Honor Strings of the Etowah Youth Orchestra conducted by Michael Gagliardo, Gadsden, AL.
- Mar. 21 - Through a Baby's Eyes by Tamara Rucker (horn) and the composer (piano), LSMSA Student Recital, Treen Auditorium, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA. Also on Feb. 26 by the same performers on a LSMSA Chamber Ensemble Concert, Treen Auditorium, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA.
- Mar. 10 - To an Unborn Soul (flute, pno), Étude on 3-Tones (flute) by Zendra White (fl) and Charles Jones (pno), and Fugue in C minor by the composer (pno) on a Louisiana Composers Consortium Concert #11, Treen Auditorium, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA.
- Mar. 1 - To an Unborn Soul by Sarah Beth Hanson (flute) and Elaine Harriss (piano), College Music Society Southern Chapter Composers' and Performers' concert, Kenneth R. Hartley Recital Hall, Union University, Jackson, TN.
- Feb. 26 - Fugue in C minor (string trio) by Gary Fernandez, violin, Mary Beth Widhalm and Shante Williams, cellos, LSMSA Chamber Ensemble Concert, Treen Auditorium, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA.
- Feb. 15 - Psalm 117 (SATB) by the Mercer Singers, Stanley Roberts, conducting, Southeastern Composers League Conference, McCorkle Recital Hall, Mercer University, Macon, GA.
- Dec. 11 - "The Monkey" from Into the Jungle: An Interval Exploration by Betsy Widhalm (piano), PEO concert of music written by composers for their children, Natchitoches, LA.
- Dec. 2 - Into the Jungle: An Interval Exploration (mixed ensemble), by the LSMSA Chamber Ensemble, LSMSA Chamber Ensemble concert, LSMSA Auditorium, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA.
- Nov. 14 - Somewhere Alone by Cindee Rupert (sop) and Samantha Wrenshall (pno) and Reflections upon a Windowsill by Chedo Barone (flute) and Nadine Mannella (pno), LU University New Music Ensemble concert, Jean McNulty Recital Hall, William H, Buset Centre for Music and Visual Arts, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
- Nov. 4 - To an Unborn Soul by Zendra White (flute) and Charles Jones (pno) and Étude on 3-Tones by Bruce Bullock (clar) on a Louisiana Composers Consortium Concert #10, Recital Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Nov. 10 - Four Quiet Piano Pieces by the composer at the SCI Region IV conference, Gainesville, FL.
- Oct. 26 - Piano Trio by Tre donne musicanti at a Tampa Bay Composers' Forum concert, St. Petersburg, FL.
- Jan. 27 - First Concertino for Cello and Strings, featuring Jill Rachuy Brindel (vcl) on a Chamber Music Sundaes concert, St. John's Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, CA.
John M. Crabtree:
- Mar. 13 - Premiere of Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra by the Bucharest Chamber Orchestra, Bucharest, Romania.
- Mar. 10 - Premiere of A Little Song for Iwona by Zendra White (flute) at the Louisiana Composers' Consortium concert #11, Treen Auditorium, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA.
- Mar. 1 - Reflections III at the CMS Southern chapter conference, Union University, Jackson, TN.
- Feb. 16 - Reflections for Theofilos at the SCL conference, Mercer University, Macon, GA.
- Feb. 15 - Storytelling (solo flute) and Fantasia for Solo Flute by Iwona Glinka on a Louisiana Sinfonietta Solo Series concert, St. James Place, Baton Rouge, LA. Also on Feb. 14 at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Jan. 14 - Premiere of Grecianas Brasileiras by Celso Woltzenlogel (flute) and the Louisiana Sinfonietta, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Jan. 13 - Inaugural Images by Celso Woltzenlogel (flute) and the Louisiana Sinfonietta, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
- Jan. 12 - Ballade for John and Samantha by Celso Woltzenlogel (flute), Baton Rouge Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Nov. 30 - Landscape III (sax and brass ensemble), George Daraveliu and Orfion Athinon, Athens, Greece. Also on Nov. 17 by George Darevelis at the Gerohsheim Festival, Germany.
- Nov. 28 - Music for Sax Quartet by the Athens Sax Quartet, Thessoloniki, Greece. Also on Nov. 7 in Athens, Greece.
- Nov. 18 - Concerto of Psalms for Violin, Clarinet and Orchestra by Elsa and Walter Verdehr and the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Harvey Benstein at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA. Also on Nov. 17 at Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, CA.
- Nov. 11 - Mountains of Epirus for 2 Violins on a Louisiana Sinfonietta Solo Series concert, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Nov. 9 - Lazy Jack by the Louisiana Sinfonietta, Baton Rouge, LA. Also on Nov. 7 and Nov. 5.
- Nov. 6 - Reverie for Trumpet and Piano by Rex Richardson, Mid- South NACUSA concert, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
- Nov. 4 - Fantasia for Solo Clarinet and Family Triptych by Bruce Bullock (clar) and Zendra White (flute) at the Louisiana Composers' Consortium concert #10, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Mar. 23 - Spirals and Fantasy for solo guitar by the composer, Society of Composers National Student Conference 2002, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. Also on Feb. 27 at the Mid-South Chapter of NACUSA Concert, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; and Feb. 16 at the Southeastern Composers League Concert, Mercer University, Macon, GA.
- Mar. 22 - The Beautiful Skies of Juarez for guitar ensemble by the SLU Guitar Ensemble, MTNA Student Recital Concert, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA.
- Feb. 26 - Rain Falls on Broken Glass for wind ensemble by the LSU Wind Ensemble, Louisiana State University Union Theater, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Feb. 22 - Scintillate Plectrums (tape alone) and In Their Own Words (tape alone), Mid-South NACUSA Black-Box Concert, LSU International Cultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA. Also on Nov. 9 at the Mid-South NACUSA Concert, LSU International Cultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Feb. 15 - Aurorean Eclipse for saxophone quartet by the Red Stick Saxophone Quartet, 57th Annual Louisiana State University Festival of Contemporary Music Chamber Concert, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Nov. 11 - Sonata for Trumpet and Piano at the SCI Region IV Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Also on Nov. by Rex Richardson, trumpet, and Jennifer Hayghe, piano, Mid- South NACUSA Concert, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
Stefania de Kenessey:
- Feb. 23 - Come Walk in the Light (SATB), Singing City Chorus, Philadelphia, PA.
- Feb. 10 - It is My Heart Singing (string quartet, piano), Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, New York, NY.
- Jan. 25-27 - 3 performances of Beyond the Blue Horizon (orch), National Symphony Orchestra, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
- Nov. 11 - It is My Heart Singing (string sextet), Astral Concerts, Trinity Church.
Nancy Bloomer Deussen:
- Feb. 10 - High Summer (poems by Tom Disch) with Heidi Skok (sop) at the Mannes Concert Hall, NY. Also on Feb. 4 at the Christ & St. Stephen's Church, NY.
Orlando Jacinto Garcia:
- Mar. 24 - "Regalos" from A Silver, Shining Strand (orch) by The Kona Community Orchestra conducted by Ken Staton Kona, Hawaii.
- Mar. 24 - Reflections on the Hudson (trans. for concert band by V. Allen), The Community Band of Brevard (Florida) conducted by Marion Scott. Also on Mar. 22 and 17 in North Brevard, Cocoa and Merritt Island, FL; and on Jan. 18 by The United States Academy Band at West Point, Virginia Allen (guest cond), West Point, NY.
- Mar. 17 - Daydreams (SATB) by the San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen Solomon (cond), and on Mar. 16 and the premiere on Mar. 9 in Berkeley, San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA.
- Mar. 9 - Et in Terra Pax (SATB/piano) by The Choral Project, Daniel Hughes (cond), and the premiere on Mar. 8, San Jose, CA.
- Feb. 3 - Carmel by-the-Sea (orch) by the Los Angeles Doctor's Symphony Orchestra, Ivan Shulman (cond), Culver, City, CA.
- Nov. 11 - Premiere of A Silver, Shining Strand (Suite for Orchestra) by The Diablo Symphony, Joyce Johnson-Hamilton (cond), Walnut Creek Center for the Performing Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.
- Mar. 15 - Celebramos (SSSAAA) by the New York Treble Singers, Evelyn Davidson (dir), the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Chapel, New York, NY.
- Mar. 10 - Rock, Paper, Scissors (tape alone), at a Louisiana Composers' Consortium #11 concert, Treen Auditorium, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA.
- Also on Dec. 9 with Big Chief W.T. (tape) at the International Cultural Center at LSU, Baton Rouge, LA. Both pieces played again on Nov. 9 at the Mid-South Chapter of NACUSA Black-Box Concert, International Cultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Nov. 29 - Munchkinesque (a conducted improvisation) by the LSU Composer's Ensemble, LSU Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Nov. 17 - Avia (8-channel tape), Homer Rainey Hall, Austin, TX.
- Nov. 9-16 - Mind Breaths (tape alone). music installation for Doug Taylor's Holography Exhibit, LSU Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Oct. 5 - Seven Haiku by Mayumi Yotsumoto (sop) and Duda Di Cavalcanti (pno), International Cultural Center at LSU, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Sep. 28 - Intelligentsia Suite (piano) by Duda Di Cavalcanti, International Cultural Center at LSU, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Sep. 22 - Nu Bleu I (solo sax) by Athanasios Zervas, Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA. Also on Sept. 17 at the LSU Recital Hall and on Sept. 14 at the School of Music, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN.
- Mar. 27 - Into the Night at Illinois Central College by the composer (sop sax) and Brenda Conroy (piano).
- Mar. 15 - Latin Steps (clar, pno); Jerusalem (clar, tape); Soul and Fire (clar, vce, pno); and Dreaming (clar, pno) by the St. Mary-of-the-Woods Chamber Ensemble (clarinet, Stephen Richter; soprano, Alison Meuth; piano, Darcy Prilliman) in concerts at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College (IN) and Illinois Central College on Feb. 27. Jan. 8 thru Mar. 9, Michael Dean (clar) and Carol Ann Modesitt (sop) performed Soul and Fire and Dreaming at Southern Utah University, University o
Illinois Central College, Southeast Missouri State University, Rutgers University, Westminster Conservatory and Carnegie Hall. Pianists for the performances were Barbara Riske and Hui-li Chih.
- Dec. 10 - Into the Night for trumpet and marimba at the New York University New Music & Dance Ensemble concert, NYU Frederic Loewe Theater, New York, with Shu-Wei Chang (trumpet) and Insook Cho (marimba).
- Dec. 8 - Tomorrow's Memory by the Illinois Central College Chamber Singers, Prince Dorough (dir), at the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center, East Peoria, IL.
- Mar. 24 - Music for Prague 1968 by the US Marine Band, M. Colburn (cond), University of Maryland Arts Center.
- Mar. 17 - Divertimento for String Orchestra by the Chamber Orchestra Berg, Peter Vrabel (cond), Academy of Musical Arts Hall, Prague, Czech Republic.
- Mar. 5 - Four Little Pieces by the Brno Chamber Orchestra, J. Motti (cond), Jacksonville University, FL.
- Mar. 4 - Music for Prague 1968, Portrait, Celebration Concerto for Wind Ensemble and Concertino for Piano on the composer's 80th birthday concert by the IC Symphony Orchestra, IC Wind Ensemble, G. Cooper and S. Peterson (conds), C. Dimaras (pno), Tully Hall, NY.
- Mar. 2 - Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Orchestra at the University of Texas, Austin, TX.
- Feb. 7 - Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble by the Nexus Percussion, Eastman Wind Ensemble, D. Hunsberger (cond), CBDNA Conference, Rochester, NY.
- Feb. 6 - Concerto for Wind Ensemble and Al Fresco by the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble, S. Peterson (cond), Eastman School of Music, CBDNA Convention, Rochester, NY.
- Feb. 4 - Variations for Piano Quartet, Elegie, Moravian Songs, Five Poems, and Eight Czech Duets on the composer's 80th birthday concert by the Ithaca College Ensembles and faculty, Ford Hall, Ithaca, NY.
- Dec. 8 - Simple Motion performed on the contemporary music series "Malamelodia" in Reykjavik, Iceland, by Kolbeinn Bjarnason (alto fl) and Valgerour Andresdottir (pno).
- Dec. 6 - In the Center (chamber cantata) performed on the series "Atelier 90; Trideni Plus" in Prague, with soprano Kristyna Valouskova, pianist Daniel Wiesner, and the Jupiter Quartet.
- Nov. 5 - Two Visions (fl,cl,vn,vc,pf) performed by the Madrid- based ensemble LIM, Jesus Villa Rojo, Director, at the XXI Festival BBK in Bilbao, Spain.
- Mar. 5 - New song cycle to the poetry of Joyce Sutphen, Sandra McClain, soprano, Carolyn Bryan, saxophone, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
- Jan. 27 - Holocaust 1944 [Music of Remembrance Series], Erich Parce, baritone, Gary Karr, doublebass, Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland, WA.
- Dec. 11 - Daughters [Washington Musica Viva Series], Karyn Friedman, mezzo, Sasha Margolis, violin, Janet Frank, cello, Carl Banner, piano, Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD. Also on Sept. 16, with Brenda Patterson, mezzo, Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival, The Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville, VA.
- Nov. 16 - The Years (poems by Sara Teasdale), Susan Wheeler, soprano, the composer, piano, DC Federation of Music Clubs. Also on Oct. 27, Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, MD.
- Oct. 7 - Selected songs, sung by David Smith with Adam Bowles, piano, at Hill Recital Hall, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL.
- Mar. 24 - Three Small Pieces for Tape at the University of Florida Electro-Acoustic Festival, University of Florida, Gainesville FL. Also on Mar. 10 at a Louisiana Composers' Consortium #11 concert, Treen Auditorium, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA.
- Mar. 1 - Remembrance II for alto saxophone and piano by Scott Erickson, saxophone, and Vicki King, piano, Southern College Music Society Conference, Union University, Jackson, TN.
- Feb. 22 - Spline for tape alone, and 2 Days in the Tank for tape alone, Mid-South NACUSA Black-Box Concert, LSU International Cultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Feb. 15 - Suite for Saxophone Quartet at the Southeastern Composers League Forum, Mercer University, Macon, GA.
- Jan. 27 - "Tango" from Suite for Saxophone Quartet by the Red Stick Saxophone Quartet, LSU Friends of the School of Music Concert, LSU Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Nov. 17 - Spline for tape alone, and A Crime of Passion for tape alone, Electric LaTex Conference Concert, Jessen Auditorium, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
- Nov. 9 - Spline for tape alone, and Tantric Dreams of a Lotus Blossom for tape alone, Mid-South NACUSA Black-Box Concert, LSU International Cultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Nov. 4 - Sans Titre III (solo clarinet) and Spline (tape alone) on a Louisiana Composers' Consortium concert #10, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Mar. 22 - Bay Images for Piano and Clarinet at the CMS Mid-Atlantic Chapter Conference, Wingate University. Also on Nov. 14 by clarinetist Jim Logan and pianist Karin Firsow at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland.
- Mar. 9 - Premiere of After Rain (piano trio) by the Opus 3 trio as part of the "Music of Our Time:
A Discovery Series" at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland.
- Nov. 25 - Two Mobiles for Clarinet and Piano by John Winsor (clar) and Jeanette Winsor (pno), Contemporary Arts Center, Virginia Beach, VA.
- Oct. 28 - Windshield Wipers, Summer's Ago by Melissa Perry (sop) and Hugh Kronrot (pno), Haverford Township Free Library. Also on Oct. 16 at the Matinee Music Club of Philadelphia.
- Oct. 28 - Chorale, Carillion by Michael Flickinger (pno) on a Crissey Concerts in conjunction with Composer Services, Inc.
- Feb. 27 - Tesserae for solo voice by the composer, Mid-South NACUSA Concert, LSU Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Nov. 4 - Sonata by Joel Shopov (clarinet) and Carson Cooman (piano) in Toronto, Canada.
Tina Davidson: Beyond the Blue Horizon, a newly commissioned
work by The National Symphony Orchestra under the music direction
of Leonard Slatkin received its premiere at the John F. Kennedy
Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in January 2002.
During the summer of 2001, WHYY-TV director and producer Glenn Holsten
commissioned Davidson to write a new work for piano trio without
showing her any of the footage of new documentary, Thomas Eakins:
Scenes from Modern Life. Bodies in Motion, which is in four movements, became
portraits of Eakins' paintings. The documentary aired on Oct. 30.
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra commissioned a chamber version of Davidson's
The Selkie Boy. Originally scored for narrator and full orchestra,
Davidson reworked her piece for chamber orchestra. Nobu Yasuda conducted
the two performances of The Selkie Boy with narrator Euan Kerr,
an announcer and reporter for Minnesota Public Radio on Dec. 1.
Davidson received the Singing City Commission t
new work for chorus to commemorate the events of September 11th
in a positive and life-affirming manner. The work, Walk in the Light
for a cappella SATB, uses a poem by a local poet and choir member
as well as texts from Isaiah.
William Price received the 2001 Louisiana Music Teachers
Association Commissioning Award and premiered his work Suite for
Saxophone Quartet at the 2001 LMTA State Convention on October 26
at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA.
- Dinos Constantinides: Mutability for Tuba and Piano
by Joseph Skillem on Mark Custom Recordings. The Oracle of Delphi
by the Trio Verdehr on Crystal Records.
- Stefania de Kenessey: A CD entitled Shades of Light, Shades
of Dark (chamber music) featuring the Andiamo Chamber Ensemble,
North/South Recordings [N/S R 1023].
Mark Alburger's opera The Little Prince (after the
story by Antoine de Saint- Exupery), was the first-prize winner
of the DU Festival of New Plays and Operas last spring. It played
at Dominican University, Nov. 23 thru Dec. 9.
John M. Crabtree was one of two winners in the Penn State
University College of Arts and Architecture's Composition Competition
for Two Commencement Marches for the Penn State University Trombone
David Rubinstein received the Recognition of Excellence Award
at the Diana Barnhart American Song Composers Competition and the
Ojai Festival/Gould Foundation Award.
Erich Stem was selected as one of the four winners of the
Walsum Competition for his piano trio, After Rain. The competition,
sponsored by the University of Maryland and philanthropist, Walter
Summers, included a premiere performance by the Opus 3 trio as part
of the "Music of Our Time: A Discovery Series" held at the Clarice
Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland.
- Daniel Adams: Two Antiphonal Portraits for twelve percussionists
was recently accepted by C Alan Publications.
- John M. Crabtree: Twenty Such (for flute and piano), and
Waning Gibbous (for mixed chamber ensemble) by Wrong Note Media,
Inc., Boulder, CO.
- Paul Stouffer: A classical arrangement for young performers (
2 flutes, 2 clarinets) of W. A. Mozart's Presto by Kendor Music,
Dinos Constantinides had the following works broadcasted on WOMR
92.1 FM, Provincetown, MA: Sept. 13 - China IV (cello concerto)
by Ning Tien and the Louisiana Sinfonietta; Sept. 6 - Marcha de
Galvez by the Louisiana Sinfonietta; Aug. 9 - Voices of the Millenniums
by the Louisiana Sinfonietta; and May 31 - Symphony No. IV by the
Jeffrey Hoover's Chiaroscuro for solo violin was performed in a
live radio concert by Rachel Barton in Chicago, WFMT and internationally
thorough Internet broadcasting on Dec. 2. Due to popular demand,
the program was rebroadcast on Jan. 17.
The Radio/Internet program "Music from CSUN" included two items
of special significance for Daniel Kessner. Two works which he
conducted with the CSUN Symphony last May was broadcasted: Celebrations
for Flute and Orchestra and Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet
and Orchestra. The soloist for Celebrations is Catherine Ransom,
of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and CSUN grad student Wendy Mazon
is the soloist in the Debussy. This took place on Jan. 23, at 7:00 pm PST
(San Fernando Valley area, FM 88.5) and simultaneously over the Internet at www.kcsn.org.
Erich Stem's Bay Images and Shaded Gray were recently
featured on The Latest Score, hosted by Canary Burton on WOMR, 92.1FM, Cape
Daniel Adams received 2 performances of his music in Spain (fall of
2001). Spanish percussionist Juan Ponsoda performed the European premiere
of Isorhythmic Concerto (perc solo/sym wind ens) on Dec. 29, in Mutaxamel,
Alicante on a concert presented by the "La Alianza" Musical Society
of Mutxamel. The percussion ensemble of the Alcoyana Symphonic Orchestra
premiered Alicante Quartet (a work commissioned by the ensemble) on
Nov. 16 in Benetusser, Valencia.
Dinos Constantinides had music of his played on Dec. 4, 5, 6, and 9
in Athens, Greece. Works performed were Fantasia for Solo Saxophone,
Fantasia for Solo Flute, Rhapsody II, Transformations for Solo Clarinet,
Storytelling, The Oracle of Delphi, Reflections for Theofilos, Legend
for Sax and Percussion, Mutability Fantasy, Impressions II for Sax
and Piano, Delphic Hymn, and Music for Sax Quartet.. He also gave ten
lectures on his music in the month of December in five institutions
Last July, Tina Davidson began a 4-month residency project funded through
a Mid-Atlantic Artist as Catalyst grant. The Listening to the Earth
project was based on an artistic exchange between Davidson and a New
Jersey community of children, adults and two local choirs who created
a musical statement honoring the rural lands in that area. Davidson
worked intensively with young people at a six week summer camp, helping
them to express their personal connection to their environment by creating
their own instruments and original music. She wrote a major choral work for
the intergenerational chorus Lauda! Chamber Singers, and the Gloucester
County Children's Choir for a June 2002 performance.
David Rubinstein's Sonatina for Woodwinds (1998: ww quint) was chosen
out of over 60 pieces sent to be performed on the New Directions Concerts
under the auspices of the Bakersfield Symphony on Feb. 24. The piece
was premiered by Calico Winds and also performed last year by the North
Wind Quintet at the Church of the Lighted Window In Praise of Music
series in La Canada, CA. His most recent work, Cappuccino Concertino,
received its world premiere at the In Praise of Music series, featuring
Renee Sousa, baritone René Aravena and harpsichordist Patricia Mabee.
Heng-lu Yao has composed various music pieces and published a book
"Technical Analyses of 20th Century Music Composition" (in Chinese in
2000). He has published over 20 academic papers, one of which "The
Combinatorial Composing Principle of Trichord Set-Analysis to Babbitt's
Semi-simple Variation" earned him a Certificate of Achievement in
selection of the internet by Colby Information Center of Science and
Culture, USA, in 2000.
- Robert Bowen - Los Angeles chapter; composer and teacher and enjoys improvisation in free and jazz style as a pianist.
- John M. Crabtree - Mid-South chapter.
- Lainie Fefferman - East Coast chapter; composition student at Yale, Publicity Director of the Yale Undergraduate Composers Group and conducts the Silliman/Jonathan Edwards Chamber Orchestra.
- Christina A Fannin - Mid-South chapter; interest in piano composition with background string instruments.
- Mark Francis - Mid-South chapter; composer, guitarist and teacher.
- Kathy Henkel
- Barrett A. Johnson - Mid-South chapter; DMA candidate in composition at LSU Baton Rouge.
- William J. Lackey - Virginia, chapter; MM candidate at U of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory.
- Ayisha M. Shimamoto
- Georgette Wagener - Mid-South chapter; has BM in composition from UMKC is Adult Handbell Director at Bethany Lutheran Church in Overland KS; plays guitar and piano and is interested in sacred and early music.
- Heng-lu Yao - studied in England, 1989-95 with MM and PhD in music composition from Leeds University; since 1995 teaching composition and music analysis as professor in the Composition Department of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China.