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December 27, 2007

Faculty Recital: Alex Lubet and Iris Shiraishi

Iris Shiraishi and Alex Lubet (theory / composition) present Far East/Lower East a program of original music for Japanese instruments and guitar on Asian and Jewish themes at Form + Content Gallery, 210 2nd St N, Minneapolis on Sunday, January 6, 2-3 pm.

A preview of their Canadian tour, this is a "rug concert," so please bring something upon which to sit on the floor. (Limited chairs are available for those who need them.) Suggested minimum donation is $5. Fabulous free Kosher refreshments by Leah Golberstein. Information about Form + Content is at For information about the concert, contact Alex Lubet at or 651 497-5770.

December 19, 2007

Kathy Saltzman Romey received Grammy nomination

Kathy Saltzman Romey (choral) recently received a Grammy nomination with the Minnesota Chorale and Minnesota Orchestra.

According to the Star Tribune, "A Minnesota Orchestra recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 was nominated for best orchestral performance. The CD, which also features the Minnesota Chorale, is the third of five CDs devoted to the Beethoven symphonies, all conducted by music director Osmo Vänskä, who has never won a Grammy" (December 6, 2007). Kathy Saltzman Romey is Artistic Director of the Minnesota Chorale, which is featured on the nominated CD.

Matthew Bribitzer-Stull awarded the 2007 Emerging Scholar Award

Matthew Bribitzer-Stull (theory / composition) was recently given the 2007 Emerging Scholar Award from the Society for Music Theory for “The A-flat–C–E Complex: The Origin and Function of Chromatic Major Third Collections in Nineteenth-Century Music,? published in Music Theory Spectrum 28/2 (2006).

According to the Society for Music Theory, "The Emerging Scholar Award is given for a book or article by an author in an early stage of her/his career. (The defining criterion is publication within five years of the author's receiving a Ph.D. or, in the case of someone who does not hold a Ph.D., before the author reaches the age of forty.)" For more information about the award and Matthew Bribitzer-Stull's winning article, visit the Society for Music Theory website.

Tanya Remenikova awarded 2007 Master Teacher Studio Award

Tanya Remenikova (cello) has been awarded the 2007 Master Teacher Studio Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

According to their website, "The Master Teacher: Studio award is presented to a meritorious teacher from a private lesson studio or college."

Scott Lipscomb featured on Driven to Discover sidewalk cling

CLA is well represented in the twelve new featured discoveries as part of the Driven to Discover campaign. Specifically, the work of Kathryn Sikkink, Scott Lipscomb (music education), Monica Luciana, Steve Manson, Pat Frazier, and the Guthrie BFA are featured.

You can view the new TV and print ads at TV and newspaper ads feature the amazing work being done by University and CLA faculty and students, and the Driven to Discover web site dives even deeper into their work. (Please note that not all of the TV and print ads have been developed yet.) The campaign will run now through December 9 and pick up again in mid-January and run through mid-March. The sidewalk cling featuring Scott Lipscomb's answer about earworms has been installed in front of Walter Library. (Fall 2007)

Congratulations Bojan Hoover

Percussionist Bojan Hoover was announced as the winner of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition on December 16, 2007. He performed the Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra by Ney Rosauro and will perform this work with the orchestra on February 16 and 17, 2008. Bojan is a student of Fernando Meza. (December 2007)

Congratulations Erik Rohde

Mark Bjork's student Erik Rohde (B.M., violin) was the first place winner in the senior division of the Mary West Solo Competition sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the American String Teachers Association in October. In addition at the insistence of the judges a special award was created for Erik for the best performance of solo Bach. (December 2007)

Congratulations Denis Evstuhin

Denis Evstuhin (M.M., piano) won the 2nd Prize at the 13th International Piano Competition "Principat d'Andorra." He was also awarded special prize for best performance of Spanish music out of the 77 admitted contestants. Denis Evstuhin is a student of Alexander Braginsky. (November 2007)

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