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September 6, 2012

SOM Professor Alexander Fiterstein featured on Performance Today, September 7

Listen to School of Music clarinet professor Alexander Fiterstein's recording of "Nocturne" by Ronn Yedidia from his recent CD Impromptu, Nocturne and World Dance tomorrow, Friday September 7 at 1:20 p.m., on "Performance Today" on Classical MPR (99.5 FM).

SOM Alumnus Andrew Staupe Interviewed on Performance Today

Listen to U of M School of Music alumnus Andrew Staupe (piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) in conversation with host Fred Child on the September 6, 2012 edition of Performance Today. Listen to the interview.

September 4, 2012

Alumni News: Janalyn Bump featured soloist in Orff's "Carmina Burana"

Soprano Janalyn Bump (M.M., 2012, voice, student of John DeHaan) was a featured soloist in the Mississippi Valley Orchestra and Chorus Polaris presentation of Karl Orff's Carmina Burana on June 10, 2012.

Student News: Colleen Bertsch performed with Laurels String Quartet

Violinist Colleen Bertsch (Ph.D. candidate, ethnomusicology) performed with the Laurels String Quartet for MN Music On-a-Stick, a Grandstand concert sponsored by 89.3 the Current at the Minnesota State Fair. The quartet collaborated with local singer and songwriter Jeremy Messersmith, as well as the internationally acclaimed headliner Semisonic (fronted by Grammy Award winning Dan Wilson) for the event.

SOM and Folwell School Collaboration

RibbonCutting.jpgAs supervisor of the School of Music's Learning Through Music (LTM) internships, Scott Lipscomb (music education) attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at Folwell School in south Minneapolis, the new location of the arts magnet (K-8) that formerly existed at Ramsey School. On hand for the occasion were over a dozen University of Minnesota instrumentalists, performing and adding greatly to the festive atmosphere. At Folwell, LTM interns will continue to work with classroom teachers and students every year to develop a 4th grade opera and continue the 2nd grade Music Circle program that focuses on social literacy development. In addition, in collaboration with instrumental teacher Corey Needleman (B.M., 1999, percussion, student of Fernando Meza), Laura Sindberg (music education) has established the Band Project, providing instrumental music education students real-world experiences with 5th grade students as they learn to play their instruments, compose, and improvise. This vibrant set of community engagement projects continues to benefit all involved at Folwell and those from the U of M.