Don’t miss any of the fine concerts in this springs Music Masterworks series. For the latest information go to www.suu.edu/arts.
Interim Associate Provost, Bill Byrnes, music professor, Xun Sun and Chair of the Music Department, Keith Bradshaw recently
traveled to Changsha, China to meet with the Hunan Normal University. The college and music department are fast establishing relationships with HNU that will provide opportunities for students and faculty of both universities to have exchanges and study abroad possibilities.
Dr. Kirill Gliadkovsky gave a recital and a master class in Vernal, Utah for Uintah Arts Council October 16– 17, 2009. He was also one of the three judges for Music Teachers National Association - Utah State Piano Competition in Layton, Utah October 23– 25, 2009. Dr. Gliadkovsky was the only judge from the state of Utah. In the week of November 8– 15, 2009 there were four piano ensemble concerts, performing repertory for 2– 3 pianos, 2– 4– 6 hands with Gliadkovsky’s wife Anna and their 11 year old daughter, Anastassia for Vesper Arts music series in Phoenix, Arizona, Community Concerts Series in San Bernardino and Lancaster, California and for the Steinway in San Diego, California.Upcoming events include solo recitals for L’Ermitage Foundation in Los Angeles, California and Santa Maria Philharmonic Foundation in Santa Maria, California.
Dr. Lynn Vartan hosted and performed in the first Satellite Salon Series Concert, Music Unwrapped and Masterclass held at SUU Sept 11– 12, 2009. Guest artist Bridget Convey from Maine was in residence as the guest artist with Dr. Vartan.
The Orchestra of Southern Utah recently premiered Dr. Keith Bradshaw’s Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, with Tracey Bradshaw as piano soloist. Dr. Bradshaw also directed the Heritage choir in the Shanghai Arts Festival in China. The choir also gave concerts in Beijing and Xi’an..
Dr. Lynn Vartan performed at the opening gala event for the Southwest Chamber Music 2009 Season in Los Angeles on October 18, 2009..
Dr. Thomas Herb has been busy getting acclimated to SUU in his first few months. Under his direction, the SUU Jazz Band performed for a library fundraiser in October 2009 and a superb concert in November 2009. Dr. Herb has also performed with the Orchestra of
Southern Utah, the Robert Gordon Jazz Ensemble and as a soloist in the faculty recital. He guest conducted the Wind Symphony in a concert in November 2009, will be conducting the SUU honor band in February 2010 and has subbed as a conductor for the Orchestra of Southern Utah.
Dr. Lynn Vartan was a featured soloist for the 125th Anniversary Gala for the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles on October 25th, 2009, along with other USC Alumni artists Marilyn Horne & film composer David Newman.
Dr. Lynn Vartan recorded James Newton’s Mass for Chamber Ensemble in Los Angeles in August of 2009, for release this year.
Dr. Lynn Vartan was asked to write a featured article for the Utah Percussive Arts Society Fall newsletter. She wrote about “Making New Percussion Repertoire work for you,” aimed to help college percussionists and music directors find and use new music
Soprano, Kim Padilla, student of Lawrence Johnson, won the Music Teachers National Association state competition held in Salt Lake City. Miss Padilla will advance to the MTNA division competition in Hawaii in January, 2010.
(Photos: Top: '09 Spring Wind Symphony Concert by Dominic Yeager Bottom: Symphony Orchestra Playing for The Magic Flute by Anne Marie Keefe)