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July 1, 2013

Faculty News: David Myers Yale presentation, Scott Lipscomb book publication, Alex Lubet at Conversation-E, and David Walsh at Johanna Meier International Opera Institute

DavidMyersMusic_in_Schools_456_150x150.jpgDavid Myers (director, music education) delivered a major presentation to the Yale University Symposium on Music in Schools on June 8 titled "Rehabilitating Sisyphus: Collaboratively Realizing a Vision for Music in Learning and Life." A video of his talk may be found on the Yale School of Music website.

PsychologyofMusic.jpgThe Psychology of Music in Multimedia, a book co-edited by Scott D. Lipscomb (music education/music theory), was published by Oxford University Press, UK on June 27. The book was authored by an international slate of respected researchers. Lipscomb was author or co-author in addition to his editing responsibilities. The book is currently available in the U.K. and will be released in the U.S. later this summer. Read more.

lubetalex.jpgAlex Lubet (theory/composition) spoke and performed music of John Coltrane at Conversation-E, an event sponsored by the U of M Institute of the Environment, in Cloquet, MN. His album, Spectral Blues: New Music for Acoustic Guitar, was reviewed on Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog. Highlights include "a fine presentational technique with extended guitar sounds that include jazz-like voicings, and Eastern and Mid-Eastern string playing methods that come out of traditions of practice on the oud, koto, pipa and other non-Western, non-guitar stringed instruments..." Read more.

DavidWalsh.jpgDavid Walsh (University Opera Theatre) recently directed Bizet's Carmen for the Johanna Meier International Opera Institute in Spearfish, South Dakota. Earlier this summer he directed Carlisle Floyd's Susannah for the Vancouver Academy of Music Opera Studio.

Students at Johanna Meier International Opera Institute

Mijin Choi (D.M.A. candidate, collaborative piano, student of Timothy Lovelace) completed work as coach and accompanist for a gala concert at the Johanna Meier International Opera Institute in Spearfish, South Dakota. At the same institute, David Morgan (student of Jean Del Santo) performed the role of Don Jose in Bizet's Carmen; Sidney Walker (M.M. candidate, voice, student of Jean Del Santo) performed the title role in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia; and Jason J. Hernandez (M.M. candidate, voice, student John De Haan) was Lysander in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream.