Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Thursday, November 29. 2012
UCM Music Technology instructors Eric Honour and David McIntire recently collaborated with colleagues R. Andrew Lee and Bob Beck, on a CD project that is now available from: http://recordings.irritablehedgehog.com/album/william-duckworth-the-time-curve-preludes.
The UMKC Conservatory is delighted to announce that Gramophone magazine named UMKC Conservatory alum and pianist R. Andrew Lee's recording of William Duckworth's The Time Curve Preludes as a 2012 Critic's Choice, in its December 2012 issue (read more...)
David McIntire and Michelle Allen McIntire are the Executive Producers of the project. Dr. Eric Honour, UCM's Director of the Center for Music Technology, mastered the CD.
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Tuesday, November 13. 2012
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Saturday, November 10. 2012
At the recent MMTA Competition, two UCM piano students were recognized in the top three of Upper Division - Andrew Stephens, Honorable Mention (student of Dr. Mia Hynes), and Lower Division, Mary Gossell (student of Dr. Tian Tian). The complete list of winners may be found here: http://missourimta.org/wbswebpage.cfm?PageId=142
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Thursday, October 4. 2012
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Thursday, August 23. 2012
Mia Hynes will be a featured pianist on the Sept 16 John Lithgow concert for Carnival of the Animals.
HELZBERG HALL | KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
JOHN LITHGOW NARRATOR
Based on John Lithgow’s spellbinding children’s book of the same title, the remarkable Farkle McBride is a musical genius who plays the violin, flute, trombone and drums with incredible skill. But something is missing. The orchestra serves both to accompany young Farkle on his musical journeys as well as underscore McBride’s emotional experiences as he struggles to find his musical passion. This concert also features Carnival of the Animals with Lithgow’s own narration.
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Wednesday, August 22. 2012
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Thursday, August 9. 2012
David Halen, concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony (SLS), is the newest member of the Department of Strings at the University of Michigan, where he begins work in the fall 2012 semester as professor of violin. http://www.music.umich.edu/
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Monday, June 25. 2012
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Saturday, May 12. 2012
The link below will direct you to what we hope is the start of a much larger site devoted to the accomplishments of UCM Music Alumni. As a starting point, slides for Distinguished Music Alumni from 2000 - present are listed, as well as slides for a few other individuals for whom we had photos/information available.
Should the site grow as we anticipate, it may be necessary to rotate photos/information in and out of each slide show periodically for efficient page loading. You are encouraged to submit information and photos using the ALUMNI INFORMATION form that is linked from each category page.
You may access information for each music alumni using any of the following methods:
- View the slideshow for each category
- Hover and click the thumbnail photos to access each slide
- Touchscreen devices - Tap, or hold the thumbnail photos to access each slide
- Touchscreen devices - Swipe through the photos
- Click or tap underlined names (lower left-hand corner of photos) for additional information
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Sunday, April 1. 2012
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Saturday, March 10. 2012
Mark Woodward, now living in Portland, OR, was recently recognized for his composition "The Day Slipped By" for SATB a cappella choir, with poetry by Rachel Aubuchon. This piece was the winner of Portland Vocal Consort's 2012 Young Composer Competition as a part of their annual Best of the Northwest concerts. PVC's artistic director and conductor is Ryan Heller. A live recording at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon on February 26, 2012, is available on Youtube: The Day Slipped By
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Wednesday, March 7. 2012
Bachelor of Music Technology and Composition student Kristin Hirlinger recently had two original compositions premiered by the Kansas City vocal ensemble, Octarium. The performance was reviewed in the KCMETROPOLIS Kansas City arts blog: "University of Central Missouri student Kristen Hirlinger set her own text to expand upon common proverbs in her Things My Grandpa Said. “Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder” had interestingly approached dissonances but “For This Too Shall Pass” was the stand-out of her two offerings. With solos skillful sung by Ashley Winters and Lucas Pherigo, the piece progressed from a weeping plea to a healing and hopeful, referential final cadence."
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Sunday, March 4. 2012
The fifth annual Mid-Missouri Percussion Arts Trophy Competition was held in Lebanon, Missouri on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The collegiate division featured 39 performances in two categories (Multiple Percussion: 14 competitors, and Marimba: 25 competitors). In addition to several Missouri universities represented (MU, MSU, Truman State, Central Methodist, Southeast Missouri, and others), the event featured undergraduate and doctoral candidate performers from Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Indiana, and Massachusetts.
UCM Percussion students Ian McClaflin and Marcus Neudigate claimed 3 of the 6 trophies awarded on Saturday, which were awarded to competitors from only three universities - The Berklee College of Music in Boston (2nd place marimba), The University of Kansas (1st place marimba and 3rd place Multiple Percussion), and The University of Central Missouri:
Ian McClaflin - 1st place Multiple Percussion
Marcus Neudigate - 2nd place Multiple Percussion
Marcus Neudigate - 3rd place Marimba*
*Marcus Neudigate is the first collegiate competitor in MMPAT history to earn a trophy in both performance categories.
Also competing and scoring in the highest category was sophomore percussion major Kolby Koczanowski. All of the students competing study percussion with Dr. Michael Sekelsky.
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Saturday, February 11. 2012
Posted by Mike Sekelsky on Tuesday, February 7. 2012
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