While DePauw students are away for Holiday Recess, we are pleased to share with you a special edition of Music For Life.
Please enjoy this Readings and Carols performance (program link) from Gobin Memorial
United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 9, 2012, by DePauw's
University Chorus and Chamber Singers, directed by Gregory Ristow,
accompanied by John Clodfelter, organ and piano, and Amanda Hopson,
In this week's special fall-break edition of Music For Life...
We look ahead to three great performances, including performances that are part of DePauw's ArtsFest... an orchestra concert, a faculty woodwind ensemble performance and a voice area chamber music recital...
We'll also review the great VOCES8 concert that took DePauw by storm!
This week, we look at this week's upcoming Flute Choir concert with the amazing contrabass flute, and we chat with our String Chamber Ensemble about their upcoming concert.
The Question You Never Asked answers "What is a concertmaster?"
Answering this week's 5-Minute iPod, we feature our choral conductor, Greg Ristow.
We speak with three of our seniors graduating from DePauw in May, and chat with Theatre Professor Tim Good about his work with the School of Music, producing Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods this fall. And we talk to two of our voice faculty members, Pamela Coburn and Valentin Lanzrein, soloists in our final concert of the academic year!
We have our 5-Minute iPod and Question You Never Asked segments, and we speak to our chorus director, Dr Gregory Ristow about an upcoming concert that features some music you might be surprised to hear coming from our stage!
This week on Music for Life we talk with pianist Tony Weinstein about his upcoming recital. We talk to several students about their Winter Term experiences, including an innovative Dalcroze Eurhythmics movement course on campus, an internship with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and an amazing trip to New York City.
We continue with The Question You Didn't Ask, and introduce a new segment, The 5-Minute iPod.
We'll talk to former Concerto Competition winners and special guest, Grammy-winning composer Joseph Schwantner.
This week, Music for Life showcases our Music of the 21st Century Festival and Pulitzer Prize winning guest composer Joseph Schwantner, who will be in-residence at the DePauw School of Music from February 15-19.
We will hear from the DePauw Faculty Woodwind Quintet, introduce a new segment, The Question You Never Asked.
We review two recitals from last week, and chat with our band director Craig Paré about how exciting it was to play for Bill Clinton last semester and how the band is working to welcome presidential adviser and civil rights legend Vernon E. Jordan '57 as part of DePauw's 175th Anniversary Celebration.
The DePauw University School of Music is reaching out to the greater community with an innovative new radio show, Music for Life, which debuted Sunday, February 5, on DePauw's student radio station WGRE. The sixty-minute broadcast, which will be presented weekly, will feature members of the School of Music faculty and staff, as well as students and guest artists talking about upcoming performances, musical issues and the value of music in a life well lived.
"The target audience is actually the College of Liberal Arts student who may have little interaction with our music offerings, as well as people in the community," says Mark McCoy, dean of the DePauw School of Music. "The idea is to give them a glimpse into life in the School of Music and tell them about the upcoming events for the week, but more than that, to tell them why this music is important and even how to listen to it. We hope to begin to explain the mysteries around music that has lasted hundreds of years and show why this music is so important. And, of course, the program will also serve to issue and reissue the standing invitation for all to come visit the Green Center for any number of these amazing performances."
Music for Life has two meanings according to Dr. McCoy. He explains, "This is music for living but is also music for the entire span of your life -- once you hear it and feel it and understand it, it will be with you for the rest of your life.”
The program airs Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. on WGRE, which broadcasts at 91.5 FM and can be heard worldwide via this link. It is also available as a podcast on the School of Music website and on iTunes.
For more information contact the DePauw School of Music at email@example.com or (765) 658-6732.