Dean Billmeyer (organ) will be the featured guest organist at a service of Choral Evensong at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m. The service will feature portions of Handel's Messiah with soloists and full orchestra. Among the soloists is School of Music alumna Krista Palmquist. Billmeyer gave an organ master class and solo recital at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, on April 21 and 22.
Scott D. Lipscomb (music education) spent the past week at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell working with colleagues toward the goal of reinforcing musical and computational learning through a team-teaching model. Lipscomb is serving on the research team as program evaluator for a three-year, $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation entitled "Computational Thinking Through Computing and Music." The team is designing collaborative workshops involving pairs of faculty - one from music, one from computer science. More about the program.
Alex Lubet's (creative studies & media) Music, Disability and Society was reviewed in Disability & Society. Highlights include: "Lubet has been a pioneer in the field of music and disability, and his recent monograph Music, Disability, and Society is a major contribution. With his primarily first-person account of life and work within (and without) this field of study, Lubet opens up a new stream of humanitarian thought and methodology.... [A]n essential addition to the growing body of scholarship on music and disability... Lubet questions long-held ideas about the nature of disability, its social construction, and the field of Disability Studies itself."