Friday, April 27, 2012

Music For Life Episode 11 - Flute Choir, String Chamber Ensemble, Musical Theatre, Voice Faculty

Valentin LanzreinThis 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!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Music For Life Episode 10 - Trombone Choir and Horn Ensemble, Musical Theatre Scenes, Percussion Competition

This week, we preview our upcoming Trombone Choir and Horn Ensemble recital with Professor James Beckel, and an exciting evening of musical theatre scenes here in the Green Center.
The Question You Never Asked answers "Why is it called a French horn?"
We also have an operatic 5-Minute iPod.
And we talk with Josiah Rushing about the pressures of competing at the international level in the Percussive Arts Society Solo Competition.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Music For Life Episode 9 - Barbara Paré, Carla Edwards, Jazz at the Duck

Barbara ParéThis week we preview some upcoming concerts, including an innovative improvised chamber music concert, and our vocal chamber music concert with Barbara Paré.
We talk about jazz performance outside the School of Music, but still on campus at The Fluttering Duck.
We answer the question: "Why are some singers called prima donnas?"
And we feature our organ professor Carla Edwards and her student Michael Conley, talking about some interesting things happening in and around the campus on organ.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Music For Life Episode 8 - May Phang, Dan Rizner, Thompson Recital Hall

In this week's episode, we speak to our violin professor Dan Rizner about his annual performances with the Grand Teton Music Festival.

We have our 5-Minute iPod and Question You Never Asked segments.

We review the amazing performance of The American String Quartet, and talk with piano professor May Phang about our upcoming piano competition.

Plus, we have thrilling news about a dramatic transformation of Thompson Recital Hall!