Ramiro Alvarez (D.M.A., cello) was recently appointed principal cello of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra starting this fall.
Nanette de Jong's (B.M., 1984, flute) book Tambú: Curaçao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of Memory was recently published on Indiana University Press.
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Casey Clementson (music education) presented a research poster at the Minnesota Music Educators Association's Midwinter Clinic. Her poster featured the quantitative data from her dissertation (in progress): "A Mixed Method Investigation of Flow Experience in the Middle Level Instrumental Music Classroom."
Akosua Addo (music education) presented "Playing with Music and Math" at the Minnesota Music Educators Association's Midwinter Clinic. She recently also published "Amango: Movement in the Context of the Ghanaian Singing Game" in the winter 2014 edition of The Orff Echo.Scott Lipscomb (music education) presented "Making music ... REALLY: Musical composition and improvisation for implementation by ANY teacher" at the Minnesota Music Educators Association's Midwinter Clinic. He then traveled to Knoxville, TN for the regional conference of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (for which he is current President) and the College Music Society, where he presented "Rocking the web: Teaching music appreciation online" about his innovative online rock history course, which he teaches during summer sessions in an online format.
Laura Sindberg (music education) presented at the recent Minnesota Music Educators Association's Midwinter Clinic, held February 14-15 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The title of her session was, "Who? Me? Towards Becoming a Change Agent and an Excellent Teacher."
Fernando Meza (percussion) and Garry Kvistad of the internationally acclaimed percussion ensemble NEXUS, were the invited guests for the Ohio State University Percussion Festival on February 21 and 22. They performed with the OSU Percussion Ensemble, presented a clinic, and offered critique to high school percussion ensembles performing in the event.
Can't make it to Ted Mann Concert Hall on Saturday, March 1 for the U of M Jazz Festival Concert? Watch this concert online via Livestream. This year's concert features Jazz Ensemble I and special guests Patty Peterson and members of Minnesota's First Family of Jazz, the Petersons. Dean Sorenson, director.
Sounds and Visions of Cedar Creek project/performance will take place on Thursday, February 27. Listen to a brief audio segment and find out more about this exciting project in the article "A musical environment."
Sounds and Visions of Cedar Creek is an artistic expression of the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, an ecological research site of the University of Minnesota. This performance piece is a collaborative project of the U of M School of Music and Art Department faculty and students, and will feature sound installations, improvised music and micro cinemas.
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