Sight Reading Editor: Christine Quinter
Co-Editors: Brittany Hassler and Andrew Smouse
Vol. 2008 #20, Monday, October 13, 2008
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Senior Recital, Julianne Featherman, trombone
Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 PM in the Georgian Room
Senior Recital, Brittany Hassler, percussion
Sunday, October 19 at 7:30 PM in the Georgian Room
Guest Artist Series, Philadelphia Brass
Monday, October 20 at 7:30 PM in the Georgian Room
Jazz Ensemble – Rat Pack Concert
Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 PM in Schaeffer Auditorium
Evening of Percussion
Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 pm in the Georgian Room
Senior Recital, Melanie Young, soprano
Saturday, October 25 at 3:00 pm in the Georgian Room
Senior Recital, Andrew Smouse, percussion
Sunday, October 26 at 3:00 pm in the Georgian Room
Thursday, October 23 at 11:00 AM in the Georgian Room
Thursday, November 6 at 11:00 AM in the Georgian Room
Thursday, November 20 at 11:00 AM in the Georgian Room
ECKHAUS MUSIK SERIES
Jeremy Justeson, saxophone
Friday, October 17 at 8:00 PM
at the Eckhaus Gallery, 157 West Main Street, Kutztown
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you tried to log on.
PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA
There will be a meeting on Thursday, October 16 at 11 am in Old Main 159 for
those men wanting to find out more about founding a chapter of Phi Mu Alpha
Sinfonia, the largest music fraternity in the world, on the KU campus. With over 200
college chapters, and more than 140,000 initiates, the fraternity provides
opportunities to participate in various musical activities and also the development of
social and leadership skills in an atmosphere of brotherhood and mutual support.
Membership is open to men with a love for music, but membership is not limited to
music majors. If you are interested but cannot come to the meeting, contact Dr.
Rober, Old Main 125C (email@example.com).
Philadelphia Brass Master Class for Music Majors
Monday, October 20
4:00 – 5:00 PM in the Georgian Room
Bob Baca will be presenting a Round Table discussion about Music Education topics
Monday, October 20 for local educators and KU students from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in
Old Main 31.
Mr. Baca is Professor of Trumpet and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of
Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Other duties include teaching Jazz Improvisation, Jazz
History, directing Jazz Ensembles I & II, and coordinating one of the nation's largest
jazz festivals. Mr. Baca‟s background includes numerous performances in both
classical and commercial areas. Mr. Baca has performed with the Milwaukee
Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and is a current member of the Phillip Brunelle
“Plymouth Music Series Orchestra" as well as a past member of the popular radio
ensemble for Garrison Keilor‟s “A Prairie Home Companion.” He has toured with
Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Tony Bennett and Mel Torme and numerous others. As a
teacher, Mr. Baca works with all levels of students and has served as conductor for
many all state honors jazz ensembles. He has performed as a soloist in China,
London, Costa Rica and Europe.
Mr. Baca is a past executive board member for the International Association for Jazz
Education (IAJE) as the United States Representative as well as an advisory board
member for the "Edwin Franko Goldman Band." He also served as past Vice
President of Wisconsin Music Educators Association (Northwest Region) and past
president of the International Association of Jazz Educators, Wisconsin Chapter.
Mr. Baca directs the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I,
recognized as one of the premiere jazz ensembles in the United States. In the past
decade, the ensemble has toured throughout the United States, Europe and the
Pacific Rim. In 1991 they performed in China, being recognized as the first jazz
ensemble to tour this country since opening its borders to the western world. The
ensemble has recorded ten CDs to date. Five CD‟s were awarded the prestigious
Down Beat Award in the “Best Big Band” category. Two were nominated for a
Grammy. The ensemble's schedule in the last three years has included performances
at the Midwest Band Directors Conference in Chicago, Illinois, the New York Brass
Conference in New York City, the Minnesota, Illinois and Ohio Music Educators
Conferences, two Northwestern Regional MENC Conferences, and the MENC
National Conference. Mr. Baca is a Conn-Selmer clinician and excited about the
opportunity to work with any age student.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW
1. How would you rank your stress level this semester so far (1, not
stressed; 10 stressed out)?
I would probably rank it about a 2 or 3. I just read “The Tao of Pooh”
(recommended by Dr. Kjos) which definitely brought my stress level down
from a 10 to a 2. READ THE BOOK!!!!!!-it‟s a fabulous book that will show
you a different way of thinking about everything from playing your horn to
listening to music…and more!
2. What is or has been your favorite class?
Tie between Jazz History, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble,
and Saxophone Lessons.
3. Has your experience at KU been good or bad? Why?
Very good. I have met so many wonderful people here and have learned a lot
about life. The experiences I have gained here will help to mold my future. I
have a broader insight about the qualities that make some teachers very good,
and others not so good, because of my professors here at KU and the
experiences that I have had with them. One of the most important tools that I
have acquired from my time here is learning that if you have the drive, and the
right mindset, you can accomplish absolutely anything because there is
potential in everyone-you just have to work for it! When I graduate, I hope
to inspire my students the way that my professors here have inspired me.
4. What are your plans for after graduation?
I‟m not 100% sure yet, but I‟ve narrowed it down to grad school or
5. What has been the best piece of advice given to you from a faculty
a) “PLAY LIKE THAT ALL THE TIME!” –Dr. Kjos (in a lesson after asking
me to imagine Dr. J‟s sound and play like him). That was the first step to
learning about the power of listening.
6. If you knew what you know now, what would you do differently
if you were starting over again as a freshman at KU?
a) Skip the whole “spent my freshman year as a fine arts major” thing.
d) PRACTICE SOME MORE
e) I wish I would have „seen the light‟, and picked up the saxophone the DAY
I stepped on campus, instead of spending a year and a half playing the
clarinet (saxophone is SO much better -sorry Jamie!)
7. Are you ready to graduate?
No. I feel that there is so much that I need to learn about everything.
8. What has been your favorite memory at KU so far?
There are so many, so I‟m going to list more than one.
a) Playing at Carnegie Hall
b) ALL of the experiences from jazz band (recording, tour, etc.)
c) Meeting some of the most hysterical people in the word
AURAL SKILL TUTOR LAB
Fridays in Old Main 156
Aural Skills III at 10:00 AM
Aural Skills II at 11:00 AM
Aural Skills I at 12:00 N (also for 10 AM Aural Skills I class)
Rehearsal Band is every Wednesday night at 9:00 PM in Old Main 31.
All are welcome to play and listen. ~Jeremiah Briley
The flute is not an instrument with a good moral effect. It is too exciting.
Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)