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November 8, 2012

Video preview of University Opera Theatre's production of Verdi's "Falstaff"

FalstaffVideo1.pngWatch a video preview of University Opera Theatre's production of Verdi's "Falstaff," which opens next week (11/15-18). Student tickets are only $5! More information on this production can be found at opera.umn.edu.

Video produced and edited by SOM University Opera Theatre student Joseph Okell.

November 5, 2012

Prof. Adriana Zabala sings at New York preview of Douglas Cuomo's "Doubt"

MNOperaDoubt.jpgAdriana Zabala (voice) will sing at the New York preview of Douglas Cuomo's opera Doubt, based on the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play by John Patrick Shanley. The performace will take place tonight, Monday, November 5 at the Guggenheim for Works & Process at 6:30 p.m. (central time). Watch the live online broadcast of this performance at ustream.tv/worksandprocess.

Alumna Rachel Drehmann performs on "The Colbert Report" with David Byrne & St. Vincent

bio_rachelf2f125.jpgWatch SOM alumna Rachel Drehmann (B.M., 2004, french horn) perform on The Colbert Report (11/1) with David Byrne & St. Vincent. You can also catch Drehmann with her chamber ensemble Genghis Barbie, which performs horn arrangements of pop music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s & today. Watch the video.

Faculty and students attend the annual meeting of the Committee on Inter-Institutional Cooperation

Faculty member Scott Lipscomb (music education) traveled with six music education doctoral students to attend the annual meeting of the Committee on Inter-Institutional Cooperation (CIC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This annual event provides an opportunity for faculty and graduate students from Big Ten institutions to gather together, present research, and develop long-term, professional relationships. This year, four research posters were presented by U of M music education doctoral students:

  • Casey Clementson: "The quest for quality: Multicultural repertoire for instrumental music"
  • John Stewart: "Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance in the high school band: A case study"
  • Kinh Vu: "Music in our schools: Sexual orientation and curriculum"
  • Multiple authors: "Two-year college music programs in Minnesota"--The co-authored poster represents a collaborative research project completed as part of Doctoral Seminar (MUED 8900), which was co-authored - under the supervision of all music education faculty - by John Stewart, Yolanda Williams, Kinh Vu, Tracey Collins, Casey Clementson, and David Berberick, with valuable assistance from Jennifer Hawkinson and David Rolandson.