Fall 2005 at Iowa State University
Wayne Bailey Paul Bro Iowa State High School Jay Kawarsky
Arizona State University Indiana State University Music Association Rider College
2005 Outstanding Music 2005 Outstanding Music 2005 Outstanding Music 2004 Outstanding Music
Alumni Award Alumni Award Educator Alumni Award Alumni Award
Four to receive music alumni awards
Four distinguished Fastidious Notes by Jay including Complete Jay Kawarsky (‘81)
Iowa State University Kawarsky performed by Marching Band Resource is a professor of music
music alumni are the the ISU Wind Ensemble Manual. theory and composition
inaugural recipients of with fellow alumnus An associate and chair of the musical
alumni awards from the saxophonist Paul Bro. professor of music at theatre program at
Department of Music. Others participating Indiana State University, Westminster Choir
The four will be in the concert will be Paul Bro (‘80) has College of Rider
recognized during Iowa fellow music alumni performed throughout University in Princeton,
State’s Homecoming and award winners the United States and NJ. He was the founder
celebration Oct. 21-23. Wayne Bailey and Alan Canada as well as and conductor of the
To honor these Greiner. Europe and Taiwan. As New Jersey Gay Men’s
individuals, a special Wayne Bailey (‘77) part of the Bro/Street Chorus from 1991-98,
Homecoming concert is the director of the Duo, the saxophonist conductor of the
will be presented by the School of Music and has appeared on Brunswick Symphony
ISU Wind Ensemble at 3 professor of music at Minnesota Public Radio and was artistic director
p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. Arizona State University. and the Canadian of the Lehigh Valley Gay
The concert will be held He has held similiar Broadcasting Men’s Chorus in
in the Martha-Ellen Tye positions at the Corporation. Allentown, PA, from
Recital Hall and is free University of Tennessee Alan Greiner (‘85) 1996-2004. As a
and open to the public. and Texas Tech is the director of the composer he has written
Each alumnus will University. A trumpeter Iowa State High School for all genres including
participate in the and band director, he is Music Association solo instrument,
concert which will the author of three where he is responsible orchestra, band, choir,
feature the premiere of a widely used music for the all-state music voice and music theatre.
composition entitled education textbooks program.
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From the Chair
As new department chair, I’m Orchestra, State Singers, Wind
excited to tell you about the Ensemble, and soloist Simon
changes and events for the new Estes will appear at our third
academic year. As you may know, “President’s Concert” on Sunday,
Dr. Sue Haug, our former March 26th at 3:00 pm in Omaha’s
department chair, is the new brand new performing arts
Director of the School of Music at center. Please check our concert
Penn State University. Sue was a calendar website for more
faculty member of the ISU Music information about this event, and
Department for 30 years, the last all of our concerts and programs
13 as department chair. Although at www.music.iastate.edu.
we are all saddened to say We are fortunate to have
goodbye to Sue, we wish her the Pulitzer Prize winning composer
best in this new and exciting Libby Larsen on our campus
chapter of her life. Penn State is from April 6-8, 2006 as our contribution of $30, your
indeed fortunate to have her artist-in-residence. During her membership provides you with a
heading its department. residency she will be teaching, printed concert calendar and
As an alumnus or friend of lecturing, and assisting in invitations to special events.
our music department, we would rehearsals to prepare for two Joining “Friends of Music” is a
like to know what you are doing! concerts of her music by various great way to provide support that
This newsletter, which is ensembles and soloists. We are enhances the mission and vision
published twice a year, is the excited to have a composer of her of our department. If you would
perfect forum to share with stature on campus to work with like additional information about
others what is happening in your our students. “Friends of Music” please contact
life. Please let us know about Lastly, if you would like to me at email@example.com.
your career and your family – support our department in a
weddings, births and deaths of financial way, please consider Yours in music,
our alumni and friends. We’re joining our “Friends of Music” Michael Golemo
proud of your accomplishments program. For a minimum Chair
and will share this information in
We are justifiably proud of
four alumni who will be honored
this October as the first
Michael Golemo, chair Please address all
recipients of the Music
William David, editor correspondence to the editor:
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alumni – Wayne Bailey, Jay manager, College of Liberal Arts 515-294-5364
Kawarsky, Paul Bro and Alan and Sciences Iowa State University does not
Greiner – will receive their discriminate on the basis of race,
awards at a special concert of the Music Today is published twice color, age, religion, national origin,
Wind Ensemble on Sunday, a year for the alumni, friends, sexual orientation, gender identity,
October 23rd at 3:00 pm in the sex, marital status, disability, or status
students and faculty of the
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Department of Music at Iowa directed to the Director of Equal
Please help us honor these State University, an academic Opportunity and Diversity, 3680
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each participate in this unique
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concerts, the Symphony www.music.iastate.edu
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And a one, and a two previous night, afterwards she
felt good about the performance.
“The choir responded really
Recent graduate Shelby Sievers earns national
well to me the second night,” she
undergraduate conducting award. said. “Everything went like I
hen Shelby Sievers wanted it to. I felt really good
submitted an audition about it.”
videotape for a She should have. Sievers was
national conducting competition named the winner of the ACDA
last October, she didn’t think Undergraduate National
much would come of it. Conducting Competition,
That was until she was home winning a $500 prize.
for break between semesters. While at Iowa State, Sievers
“I got this letter saying that has taken conducting courses
out of 100 applicants I was one with James Rodde, the Louise
of eight national semi-finalists,” Moen Chair in Music and
the senior vocal music education director of choral activities. She
major said. “I was pretty ecstatic. directed a college student choir
So ecstatic that my mom thought at Collegiate Methodist Church
something was wrong.” and served as the assistant
As a national semi-finalist, director of Celebration Iowa, a
Sievers traveled to Los Angeles summer high school vocal
for the American Choral ensemble at Luther College.
Directors Association (ACDA) Those experiences made it
national convention in early easier for Sievers to compete at
February. Each semi-finalist was “The choir was tired and I the ACDA nationals.
asked to prepare a series of felt like they just wanted to be “I had lots of opportunities to
musical selections he/she would done,” she said. “I agonized over practice as well as watching a
conduct at the competition. every pitch and phrase prior to wonderful group of (faculty)
“I hadn’t even heard the the concert. Once I was conductors here at Iowa State,”
pieces before,” she said, “but as a rehearsing with the choir, the she said. “They taught me that
musician I’m used to learning a eight minutes just flew by. you have to think one beat ahead
lot of new music.” “I wasn’t very confident after when you are conducting.
In the first round of the we were through,” Sievers “But it’s like an instrument,
competition, Sievers and the continued. “I wasn’t expecting the more you practice, the better
other semi-finalists each anything but I was just happy to you get.”
conducted an elite high school make it to the semi-final round.” That’s what made the ACDA
choir from Salt Lake City, UT. But again Sievers was wrong. experience all that more difficult.
Each student conducted the She was named one of four “As a conductor one has to
choir in an eight-minute finalists who competed the try to predict the trouble spots a
performance. following night with the same choir will have with a particular
Sievers was the last choir – albeit with two different piece,” Sievers said. “I had to
competitor to conduct the choir musical selections. guess at the trouble spots at the
in the semi-final round – This time, Sievers was the competition, since I had never
something that she thought third student conductor to heard the choir before nor was
would work against her. compete. And unlike the familiar with the pieces.”
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Director’s Journal: Wind Ensemble’s European Tour
that it was Ari Micich’s birthday
(a trumpet player in the Wind
Ensemble) and his parents back
in Des Moines had contacted our
hotel – arranging to provide the
famous sachertorte to help
celebrate Ari’s birthday!
While in Vienna, we
performed at a very elegant
“Senior Residenz Center.” For
this concert we included livelier
music than that used in the
church performances, including
Strauss’ “Tales of the Vienna
Woods” and the famous
“Radetzky March” – where
everyone claps along – somewhat
like an Austrian version of our
“Stars and Stripes Forever
By Michael Golemo by Schubert, Mozart and Dvorak. After leaving Vienna, we
Director of Bands The concert concluded with made two short stops on our way
The ISU Wind Ensemble “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” – to Salzburg. The first was at the
made its second European tour a similar arrangement to that former Mauthausen
from May 9-18, 2005. The 45- used by the Canadian Brass. To Concentration Camp, where we
member ensemble performed be honest, I was worried if this received a guided tour which
concerts in Prague, Vienna and selection would be appropriate or reminded us of the cruelties of
Salzburg. In addition to the band, well-received. Basically, it the Nazi era. Our tours were led
faculty member Don Simonson brought down the house. They by young men who also shared
performed as tenor soloist. LOVED this jazzy selection and their personal experiences as
Former department chair Sue seemed to applaud forever. It was they had become friends of both
Haug also accompanied us on an incredibly special concert. former prisoners and guards.
this tour. After our time in Prague, we This chilling tour gave us all time
The band’s tour began in traveled to Vienna. Although we to reflect upon the inhumanity of
Prague, where we toured the had a tour guide in each city, Dr. man and the horrors of war.
castle district and visited the Simonson had lived in Vienna for After a short drive to St.
Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, many years and was able to point Florian, we visited the St. Florian
and the Golden Lane. Our tour out many additional sights to Monastery. This complex is an
guide led us over the famous help us all to enjoy this beautiful outstanding example of Austrian
Charles Bridge, crossing the city. While in Vienna, the entire Baroque architecture with a wing
Moldau River to the Old Town band enjoyed a cruise on the of apartments built especially for
Square area and its renowned “Blue” Danube, and toured many the Habsburg royal family. Of
Astronomical Clock. Old Town of downtown Vienna’s sights, particular interest to musicians is
Square is also the site of the including the Hofburg Palace, the fact that the composer Anton
historic St. Nicholas Church – Belvedere Palace, and St. Bruckner was the organist and
where we performed to a Stephens Cathedral. When we music director. His last wish was
standing-room-only audience. arrived at our hotel, they had to be buried beneath the great
We played music appropriate to a sachertorte (Viennese chocolate organ of the cathedral. After
Baroque church, including works cake) waiting for us. It seems touring the monastery, we
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European adventure for Wind Ensemble
visisted Bruckner’s coffin, which cities, sights and food. As an
is placed in the crypt, directly ensemble, we truly became a
below the organ. “family” and created memories
Following St. Florian, we that will surely last forever. We
continued to Salzburg, the are all grateful to those who
birthplace of Mozart, and the city generously donated to our travel
used in the filming of “The fund that helped to make this
Sound of Music.” Salzburg is trip a reality.
truly one of the most beautiful
cities in the world, featuring the
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impressive Cathedral, the also performed a short concert.
members (left to right) Chris Feay,
catacombs, the Getreidegasse, Again, they LOVED the Andrew Sprung, Alexis Olson, Kari
Mirabell Gardens, and the Dixieland selection! Williamson and Laura Ferguson
Hohensalzburg fortress. It is easy While in Salzburg, the entire model their special clothing - required
to think that you are living in the band was able to take a tour of for a tour of the Salzburg salt mines.
18th century when you visit the salt mines. After donning
Salzburg. One evening we had a special white mining clothes, we This Page - top left: The Wind
meal at St. Peters Stiftskeller, a toured the mines on foot, on an Ensemble takes a bow while receiving
superb restaurant. This underground boat, and by sliding a rousing ovation at the St. Nicholas
Cathedral in Prague.
restaurant has been in down wooden chutes. What fun!
continuous operation since 883. We concluded our tour with
Top right: Members of Kappa Kappa
Hard to believe – but true. Many a day in Dinkelsbühl, Germany Psi and Tau Beta Sigma Band
students attended mass (even which is one of the pristine Fraternity and Sorority stand in front
non-Catholics) at one of the medieval cities among the of the birthplace of Mozart. From left
impressive cathedrals. It was Romantic Road region. to right, Mary Beth Golemo, Michael
strangely beautiful to hear a Exploring the ramparts, Golemo, Sue Haug, Ben Harper,
church service entirely in watchtowers, and city Kathryn Norby, Chris Saito,
German. transported us back 500 years. Kimberlee Gage, Steve Hovey, Omar
During our stay in Salzburg We enjoyed a group farewell Aleman, Stephanie Law and Sarah
we performed as part of morning dinner at our bed and breakfast
mass at a local church. This style hotel – which was built over
Middle Photo: An outdoor view of the
occurred on Pentecost Monday, 400 years ago. St. Nicholas Cathedral in Prague - site
which is a national holiday in This trip was a marvelous of the Wind Ensemble’s first concert
Austria. Following the mass, we combination of music, culture, on their tour.
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So during breaks in marching
band camp this past August, the
conversation among Storey's
fellow cymbal players typically
turned to the goofy, kind and
caring cymbal player in Iraq.
One of those discussions led
to a symbolic gesture in support
"We wanted to come up with
a way to remind ourselves of
Adam, but also to show other
people that we were thinking
about him as well and were
missing him," said Sarah Besch.
Symbolic cymbals So instead of talking about
Adam one break, the group
Marching band unit honors former member serving in decided to do something
A trip to Hobby Lobby later
The following story is about the almost derailed his chance to be netted handkerchiefs with stars
2004 Cyclone Football “Varsity” the marching band as a freshman. and stripes and some puffy paint.
Marching Band. "I got lucky getting in," he The group met at an apartment
writes by e-mail. "I was at boot and spent the rest of the
very break the talk would camp during tryouts, but my afternoon decorating their
gravitate back to Adam. high school director was an Iowa cymbal bags with homemade
"The drumline meets a State alum and he pulled strings American flags made from the
week before the rest of the band for me. handkerchiefs and messages to
in August and all of the cymbals "Being in the drumline was Adam.
were returning members, or were the best thing I did at Iowa State "We didn't do this to show
in the band last year, so we had and I'm so glad I got a chance to other people necessarily, or to
lots of time to spare," said Susie be a part of that group." make people pay attention,"
Schreck. In just a few short weeks, Schreck said. "We mostly did it
"And we talked about Adam Storey made quite an impression for ourselves and Adam."
a lot." on his fellow cymbal players. Schreck's fellow cymbal
That's because instead of "When he first showed up players agree.
wearing the uniform of the Iowa last year after missing all of band "The concept of putting the
State University Cyclone Football camp, I was surprised because he flags on the bags was an
"Varsity" Marching Band, Adam was at the Music Hall ready for extremely thoughtful one to me,"
Storey is donning the uniform of band at nine on a Saturday said Nick Elliott. "But it wasn't
the United States Marine Corps. morning after graduating just the until later on in the season that I
He is currently serving as a afternoon before," said Rob realized that it was the least we
reservist in the Marine Corps and Franz. "I was expecting a very could do, considering what
has been stationed in Iraq for the disciplined, very serious no- Adam is doing for us and our
past two months. nonsense type of person due to country."
But before his duty in Iraq, the fact that he had just come "We think about him every
the Des Moines resident was a from boot camp. game - it's just not the same
forestry major at Iowa State his "It didn't take me long to without him," Besch said.
freshman year where he was a realize, however, that he was one The tight-knit group
cymbal player in the marching of the goofiest guys I know. But continues to correspond with
band. he was also the kindest and most Storey on a weekly basis through
Yet his duty with the Marines caring person I know." AOL instant messenger. Schreck,
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cymbals Dr. James and Kathleen
Rodde and members of the
Iowa State Singers pause by
who attended high school in Des the Cathedral of Our Lady
Moines with Storey, says she tells of the Angels after three
him about life on campus and
with the band.
"Susie tells me how the line
is doing," Storey said. "When I
heard about the flags, I was very
surprised. I can't believe all the
support I got from those guys.
"Their concern more than
anything has been very touching.
I only knew them for one year, The Iowa State Singers Prior to these concerts, the
and they care that much for me. traveled to California in February mixed chorus were featured at a
My friends from the drumline, 2005 to perform at the American special reception and
and specifically the cymbal line, Choral Directors Association performance of Iowa State
have really shown me a lot of (ACDA) national convention in alumni at the Hyatt Regency at
love and given me more than I Los Angeles. This was the first Macy’s Plaza in Los Angeles.
ever gave them." appearance at the national More than 75 alumni
The caring goes beyond the convention by the ensemble, attended the event, which
decorated cymbal bags. directed by James Rodde, the concluded with the singing of
Invariably the conversation Louise Moen Endowed Chair of “The Bells of Iowa State” by
during breaks turns back to Music and director of choral current and past members of
Storey. activities. Iowa State choirs.
"We just talk about Adam, Leading conductors, through
telling stories and sharing what a blind tape audition process, Going to China
we've heard from him," Schreck chose the Iowa State Singers to The Iowa State Singers are
said. "We plan on sending him a participate in the national ACDA preparing for a performance tour
package with this year's drumline convention. in China, May 14-24, 2006.
and cymbal shirt and other “It’s reasonable to say that The group will sing concerts
items." being selected to sing a solo in Beijing, Shanghai, and
"This is just something our performance at a national ACDA Hangzhou, sharing some
section does because we miss convention represents the performances with choirs from
him a lot and want to show our pinnacle of achievement for an Chinese universities.
support of him to others and to American choir,” Rodde said. In addition to preparing their
include him on the (cymbal) line “Since there was an music, which will include some
while he is in Iraq," said Rita unprecedented number of tapes Chinese and American folk
Tisinger. submitted for this year’s songs, the singers are working
Other members of the cymbal convention, I feel especially hard to raise funds for the trip.
line included Kylie Behm, Ross proud that the Iowa State Singers Contributions in any amount to
Bradshaw and Kristi Kingland. It were selected.” help these students with this
was Behm's idea to decorate the The Iowa State Singers gave once-in-a-lifetime experience
cymbal bags. three solo performances would be greatly appreciated.
including concerts at the Donations may be sent to:
Wilshire Boulevard Temple, and ISU Foundation, 2505 Elwood
two at the Cathedral of Our Drive, Ames, IA, 50010
Lady of the Angels.
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bound for concert
After appearances in
Minneapolis and Chicago, the with each ensemble.
Department of Music is once Another special aspect of the
again taking its President’s President’s Concert will be the
Concerts on the road - this time Iowa State Singers’ performance
to the new Holland Performing of the world premiere of a new
Arts Center in Omaha, NE. work by René Clausen entitled
The third annual President’s The Early Bird. The piece is a
Concert will again feature the setting of a poem by Ted Kooser,
Iowa State Singers, the ISU Wind current U.S. Poet Laureate and
Ensemble and the ISU Symphony 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner.
Orchestra. International opera Kooser is a Iowa State
star Simon Estes, the F Wendell
. alumnus and resident of nearby
Miller Distinguished Artist in Lincoln, NE.
Residence, will again be featured
Ames Children’s Choirs
celebrate 10th anniversary
The Ames Children’s Choirs former ACC singers are currently
(ACC) program celebrated its ISU music majors: Ted Brimeyer
tenth anniversary in 2005. The (ACC singer from 1995-1997),
program has included an Cathy Compton (1996-2000),
apprenticeship program, which and Pavithra Rajagopalan (2001-
has provided training for more 2003).
than 30 ISU students over the The Concert Choir was the Arlington and performed a
years. only children’s choir selected to special service in honor of Dr.
Current ISU student perform a solo concert for the Munsen’s brother, Lt. Craig
apprentices include Melissa Day sixtieth Anniversary Conference Marvik Munsen (USN, 1966-
and Cathy Compton. Former ISU of the Michigan Music Educators 1996) who has a memorial
students who serve as the Association in January. The choir marker at Arlington. Additional
assistant conductors of the Prep also toured to Washington, DC, concerts were performed at the
Choir and Chorale include: where it performed a solo concert Jefferson Memorial, the WWII
Shauri Bair (2004 grad), Sonia at Washington’s National Memorial, Mt. Vernon, and for
Goodrich Johnson (1996), Cathedral on Sunday, June 26. the Lake Barcroft Association.
Hannah Keeling (2003), and The choir laid a wreath at the
Mindy Phomvisay (1998). Three Tomb of the Unknown at
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Faculty, students and alumni maintain strong presence with Des Moines Symphony.
uring a break at a recent a full-service professional nature of the research for
rehearsal of the Des orchestra which performs seven performing musicians. You have
Moines Symphony, a pairs of classical concerts to play – that's what you do. I
photo (above) was taken of throughout the season as well as would compare it to other faculty
everyone in the group who has a pops performance, family members presenting papers."
an Iowa State University concerts, in-school ensemble Stuart and Messenger say that
connection. It was quite a performances, and its annual they are lucky to have a
mixture. Yankee Doodle Pops concert on professional orchestra in close
Professors in the Department the State Capitol grounds. proximity to their primary job.
of Music were there. Current ISU Messenger auditioned for the "In some ways it's the best of
students, long-time members and orchestra when he first arrived all possible worlds," Stuart said.
recent additions to the on campus 36 years ago. He has "You have to go where the job is
Symphony all lined up for the been a member ever since. and playing jobs aren't as
photo. "It's an extra job for plentiful here in the U.S. as they
In fact almost one-fourth of everyone" he said. "I would say are in Europe, South America
the entire symphony membership about three-fourths of the and, in some regards, Asia."
either works, goes to school or is orchestra is involved in some sort While playing with the Des
an alumnus of Iowa State. It of musical employment, typically Moines Symphony or any other
wasn't always that way. teaching, while the rest came group is secondary to teaching,
The Des Moines Symphony from various careers. the Iowa State music faculty
was established in 1937 as an "There are a number of members say that performing has
adjunct of Drake University and people who have been in the helped them in the classroom.
remained that way for the next orchestra 15 to 25 years," he "The Symphony has
30 years. Recently, however, the continued. "Amazing, we've had definitely helped my playing,
group has taken on a decidedly a very stable membership." particularly in the areas of
Iowa State flavor. One of those stable members rhythm and pitch consistency,"
"The Iowa State membership is David Stuart, associate said Jonathan Sturm, associate
in the Symphony has fluctuated professor of music, a member professor of music and the
depending on openings," said since 1976. Symphony's concertmaster.
Joseph Messenger, professor of "A job opened up right when "It has also helped my
music and a long-time clarinetist I came to Iowa State," the teaching because I demand more
with the group. trombonist said. "Performing precision in these areas from my
The Des Moines Symphony is with a symphony orchestra is the Continued on page 10
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Orchestra was used to playing for," she
said. "But it's the most rewarding
performers in his section.
Typically he will seek out an
experience musically I've had, Iowa State student.
pipeline especially performing with
world-renowned guest artists like
"If I can walk up to a student
and tell them they can make
Continued from page 9 Yo-Yo Ma, which was earlier this $500 for a week's work doing
students as well.” year. That was quite special." something they love, they jump
"Being in the company of Theesfield is a permanent at it," Larkin said. "It's a real
other musicians, making music member of the group. Other thrill to have students up on the
with other people, working with members, some with Iowa State stage with me during a
different conductors – it all connections, are extras who will performance."
makes me a better teacher," perform on a special composition The performances are what
Stuart said. "It's good for me to during a concert. Auditions are keep Larkin, Sturm, Stuart and
find out a different approach to held for the extra players, Messenger coming back.
something." primarily in the wind and "I keep thinking it would be
Stuart uses rehearsals and percussion sections. fun when I retire to spend
performances to find out The principal percussionist another year or two just playing
different approaches. The for the Symphony is Barry with the Symphony," Messenger
Symphony rehearses on average Larkin, associate professor of said. "It would be fun to have a
about one week per month. music. Like Messenger and year when I only had to play the
Sturm says he spends another Stuart, Larkin auditioned for the clarinet. I have been an orchestra
five to 10 hours practicing the group right after he arrived on junkie all my life. It's a wonderful
music to be ready for rehearsals campus in 1993. thing I get to do – to perform the
and concerts. One of the perks, he says, to most gorgeous music ever
It's a little different situation the job is that he hires extra written."
for Gretchen Theesfield, who
plays second violin in the Des
Music technology initiatives awarded grant
Moines Symphony. A 2005 violin By Christopher Hopkins technological support in
performance graduate of Iowa Assistant Professor of Music instruction and learning, the
State, Theesfield is in her fourth The Department of Music new design provides an
season as a member of the has taken large steps forward in important operational model for
orchestra. its initiatives to provide new use in the professional
"I always thought if I stuck technological resources for preparation of future music
around Ames I wanted to be a teaching, professional teachers. Recent changes in the
part of the Symphony," she said. preparation, and curriculum music education curriculum not
Theesfield worked her way expansion. This fall, with the only incorporate technology in
up through private lessons while assistance of over $61,000 in the process of learning, but
she was a student in the Ames grants awarded by the College of provide practical instruction in
School District. Then she joined Liberal Arts and Sciences the use of software, servers, and
the Central Iowa Symphony Computer Advisory Committee, computer labs for teaching.
while in high school and is a the department opened a The lab expansion also
member of the ISU Symphony renovated and expanded music provides support for an
Orchestra. computer laboratory. The lab expansion of the curriculum in
Now she juggles her on- was redesigned to provide an music technologies, the goal of
campus responsibilities with the increase from eleven to twenty which is to establish the
Des Moines Symphony. student workstations and to department as a significant
"It was nerve wracking at the reorient the student contributor to the university’s
beginning and a little “workstations” to better take strengths in science and
intimidating because the advantage of “smart classroom” technology. The department’s
professionalism of the Symphony technologies. Beyond serving an long-range initiatives include an
is at a whole different level than I expanding need for Continued on page 17
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New Ames Piano Quartet recording features
contemporary American music instead of standards.
he eighth and latest "This music is all important," on the patriotic aspects of the
recording the Ames Piano David continued. "However we're Bicentennial, Bolcom instead
Quartet has just released finding audiences are somewhat chose to focus on what he
is unlike anything the resident afraid of this type of music. They described as "a tragic flaw in the
chamber music ensemble at Iowa want more works by familiar American psyche that seems to
State University has ever done. composers." lead inexorably toward violence."
"This a departure for us from Dark Rosaleen - Rhapsody on David describes the piece as
the recordings we've done in the an Air of James Joyce by composer more avant garde and "very
past," said William David, the Lee Hoiby was commissioned by different from the Hoiby -
pianist in the group. "We've done the Ames Town and Gown strikingly dissonant and
most of the traditional piano Chamber Music Association to compelling."
quartet repertoire out there." celebrate its 50th anniversary in Like Dark Rosaleen, the Ames
Instead of names like Mozart, 2000. Hoiby wrote the piece Piano Quartet has performed this
Bach and Brahms this recording specifically for the Ames Piano piano quartet before. It was on
features composers such as Quartet, which has performed the concert program for their
Hoiby, Bolcom and Willis. Dark Rosaleen several times on New York City premiere.
Not exactly household campus and throughout the The final piece is Richard
names. United States. Willis' Variants, which was
"It's critical that the music of This one movement, a 20- commissioned in 1990 for a
today be heard," he said. "The minute piece, is based on a piano quartet at Texas Tech
music on this recording is all melody that young James Joyce University.
very powerful and intense. If that wrote while in school. Hoiby was “Variants is similar to the
happens it's not a bad thing no extremely interested in getting Hoiby piece," David said. "It's
matter when the music was the work recorded and assisted more contemporary and an
composed. the Ames Piano Quartet in excellent example of American
securing a recording contract. music."
"Lee (Hoiby) was anxious to The CD is available at the
get the piece recorded," David Albany Records web site
said. "This company (Albany (www.albanyrecords.com).
Records) focuses on American Besides David other members
repertoire and was extremely of the Ames Piano Quartet
helpful in recording the Hoiby include George Work, cello;
piece." Mahlon Darlington, violin; and
Also included on the Jonathan Sturm, viola.
recording is a piano quartet by
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
William Bolcom. Written in
1976, the piece is the “oldest” on
the recording. Instead of focusing
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To Russia with ISU
Two major projects beckon Music’s Jeffrey Prater to
title, is hard to categorize.
“This work is not an oratorio
although the forces required are
similar, and it’s not a concerto,
Kaliningrad, Russia. although the solo flute and
alk about making the soprano parts are weighty
most of a chance meeting. enough for that consideration,”
Just over 25 years ago, he said.
Jeffrey Prater struck up a “Neither is it a symphony,
conversation with a German although the unifying musical
woman and her 12-year-old elements and developmental
granddaughter in a restaurant in procedures used in the
Salzburg, Austria. composition could be thought of
Turns out these Germans and as symphonic. Veni Creator
Prater had something in common Spiritus is really a combination of
– a love for music. all these musical genres.”
The Iowa State professor of A more recent musical
music stayed in close touch with Cathedral. These performances composition by Prater was also
the family over the years, and featured American soloists, the performed on the second half of
that relationship has led to ISU Chamber Singers and the the orchestral concert. Promise is
numerous cooperative Kaliningrad State Symphony a nine-minute piece for flute and
international projects. Orchestra, conducted by Arkadi string orchestra and was
The girl’s father, Dr. Eberhard Feldman. premiered on campus last spring.
Neumann-von Meding is a Just last month, Prater led Autobiographical in nature,
physician, musician, historian another Iowa State delegation Promise was composed in just
and patron of the arts. Neumann back to Kaliningrad at the three weeks. Prater says it was
helped find housing in Germany bequest of Feldman and written, in part, as a way to help
for Prater and his family during Neumann. This time, Prater, him come to terms with
Prater’s Faculty Development three other Iowa State music rebuilding his life following the
Assignment leave in 1988-89. faculty members and two recent death of his wife Jane,
Then, in 1995, Neumann helped professional musicians with former medical records
Prater raise funds for a trip to former Iowa State ties performed administrator at Thielen Health
Germany by the ISU Chamber two full-length concerts as part of Center.
Singers, which participated in a a citywide festival “Although I am planning
festival honoring the composer commemorating the 750th soon to compose a large work
Johann Christoph Friederich anniversary of the founding of specifically in memory of Jane, I
Bach. the city of Koenigsberg/ wrote Promise for myself in order
Five years later, with Kaliningrad. to help me deal with my personal
Neumann’s assistance, the Once again, Prater’s large grief and to help the healing
Chamber Singers and Prater work Veni Creator Spiritus was processes,” Prater said.
returned to help publicize and the featured composition in a After the rest of the Iowa
raise funds for a joint German/ performance which took place in State delegation returned home,
Russian efforts to rebuild the the newly renovated Koenigsberg Prater stayed on in Kaliningrad.
Koenigsberg Cathedral located in Cathedral as a Fulbright lecturer in
Russian city of Kaliningrad. “This is the most significant Kaliningrad. He is lecturing to
During the 2000 visit, Prater’s piece I’ve composed in terms of American Studies Program
55-minute composition Veni length, weight and content,” said students at Kaliningrad State
Creator Spiritus for solo flute, Prater. University (Albertina University)
solo soprano, mixed chorus and Prater admits that Veni on “Musical Culture in the
orchestra was performed on two Creator Spiritus, which is based United States.”
benefit concerts for the on an 8th-century Gregorian
rebuilding of the Koenigsberg chant tune and text of the same
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Rock ’n experience the British Invasion
It took the assassination of
transformed by such artists as
Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and
Little Richard in the 1950s.
“These artists took the Blues
ex-Beatle John Lennon, however,
David Stuart and a
to really get him started on the
origin and history of rock ’n’ roll.
By then, Stuart was on the
music faculty at Iowa State and
format, sped up the tempo and
added youth-oriented lyrics to
their music,” Stuart said.
“Correspond that with the
graduate student explore along with sociologists and Baby Boomer era that now has
the history of the music others on campus, he taught a disposable income and things
seminar that included music of start happening in the industry.”
genre. The Beatles era. At approximately the same
That seminar evolved into a time, something similar was
history of rock ’n’ roll course that happening in New York City
he teaches every spring semester where songwriters were taking
with assistance from Ryan the music from American
Sheeler, graduate student in musical theatre and transforming
interdisciplinary studies. it into pop music.
For years, the two have used On the West Coast the “surf”
the same textbook for the course, music of the Beach Boys and Jan
but in the most recent edition and Dean spoke of a different
switched to a chronological lifestyle. Latin rock in the late
approach. 1950s with such artists as Ritchie
“If you write a textbook for Valens became popular as did the
the arts you need a hook or rockabilly music of Buddy Holly.
different approach,” Stuart said. “I think when we talk about
“So when a publishing this country’s melting pot and
representative asked us if we how it affects culture, that
were interested in writing a melting pot is reflected more in
textbook on rock ’n’ roll we pop music than anything else,”
thought about it for a while and Stuart says.
e’s studied at the then said yes.” From Bakersfield to Beale
Academy of Music in From Bakersfield to Beale Street will look at the history of
Vienna with members of Street – a Regional History of American rock ’n roll through its
the Vienna Philharmonic American Rock ’n’ Roll is origins until the 1990s.
Orchestra. scheduled to be released in
He himself has been a long- January 2006 by Kendall-Hunt
time trombonist with the Des Publishing. Stuart and Sheeler
Moines Symphony. plan to use the book during the
Rock ’n roll however has rock ’n’ roll course in the spring
always held a special place in semester.
David Stuart’s heart. While many texts organize
“I’ve always been a legit information chronological or by
(classical) musician,” says the musical genre, in their book
associate professor of music. “But Stuart and Sheeler take the
I’ve been into pop music since unique approach of organizing
high school.” their material by regional music
That’s when Stuart first heard tastes.
The Beatles. Later when he One section will look at how
studied abroad in college he got the classic Memphis Blues was
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Golemo selected as department chair
Michael Golemo, associate while Golemo has been the
professor of music and director director. In 2003 the group had
of bands, has been named chair performances in Stuttgart,
of the Department of Music. Munich and Salzburg.
Golemo replaces Sue Haug, With over 200 instrumental
professor of music, who is now arrangements, transcriptions and
the director of the School of compositions to his credit,
Music at Pennsylvania State Golemo has had works
University. performed by a variety of
A faculty member in the performers including Wynton
Department of Music since 1999, Marsalis, Anita Baker, Simon
Golemo is the conductor of the Estes and Louie Bellson.
ISU Wind Ensemble and teaches As a saxophonist, Golemo
James Bovinette courses in music education and has performed with such artists
saxophone. As director of bands as Natalie Cole, The Temptations,
Bovinette top at Iowa State, he oversees a
program of eight bands.
Ray Charles, Robert Goulet, Red
Skelton, the Rockettes, Mitzi
teacher Under Golemo’s direction,
the ISU Wind Ensemble has
Gaynor and several symphony
and jazz orchestras.
In the spring of 2005, LINC, performed for the Iowa He is a past national
Leaders INspiring Connections, Bandmasters Association, in president of Kappa Kappa Psi
asked Iowa State students to Minneapolis’ Orchestra Hall and Honorary Band Fraternity and is
nominate outstanding faculty and in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall. The president of the Big XII Band
staff members on campus. group just recently returned from Directors Association.
On March 8th, 2005, a a 10-day tour of Central Europe William David, University
Faculty and Student recognition with performances in Vienna, Professor of music, has been
ceremony was held in the Prague and Salzburg. This is the named the department’s assistant
Campanile Room to honor second time the ISU Wind chair.
outstanding faculty/staff Ensemble has toured Europe
members, outstanding student
leaders, and the Senior Class
Council Award Recipients.
David named University Professor
Among the faculty/staff William David, professor of
members selected by students music, has been named a
and among peers for their University Professor at Iowa
dedication to Iowa Staters was State.
James Bovinette, associate A founding member of the
professor of music. internationally-acclaimed Ames
Bovinette is the director of Piano Quartet, David has had a
the Jazz Ensemble program at long-lasting impact on Iowa State
Iowa State and a professor of through his work on curriculum
trumpet. committees and the university
As a solo artist he has and college levels.
performed works for trumpet and The title of University
orchestra with the St. Louis Professor recognizes faculty
Philharmonic Orchestra, Illinois members who have had a
Contemporary Chamber Music significant impact on their
Ensemble and the Classical departments and the university
Music Festival Orchestra in in the course of their careers at
Eisenstadt and Vienna, Austria. Iowa State. William David
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During spring of 2005 the Ames Piano Quartet Fantasies in October.
(Mahlon Darlington, Jonathan Sturm, George
Work, and William David) performed in Orange Alliance and Hal Leonard recently published four
and Palm Springs CA. For the second consecutive new editions of
summer, they gave three concerts and served on the choral works by
faculty at the Madeline Island (WI) Music Festival. James Rodde,
James Bovinette was awarded a Faculty Sweelinck’s
Improvement Leave fall semester 2004 to conduct Pseaume 43 and
research at the French Bibliotheque National in Ev’ry Time I Feel
Paris, and the Library of Congress in Washington the Spirit by Moses
DC. Professor Bovinette is working on a book about Hogan. Dr. Rodde has been invited to conduct All-
the famous nineteenth century cornet virtuoso and State choruses in Wisconsin in 2005, and in Texas,
founder of the first cornet class at the Paris South Dakota, and Iowa during 2006.
Conservatory, Jean Baptiste Arban. Other projects
associated with this research include his In the fall of 2004 Donald Simonson performed the
collaboration with James Tenor to produce new title role of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito in Taiwan,
editions of Arban’s music for cornet à pistons and Republic of China. He also performed as soloist
piano, and the production of a CD featuring the with the ISU Wind Ensemble during their tour of
ISU Wind Ensemble accompanying Dr. Bovinette the Czech Republic, and Austria. Dr. Simonson
performing Arban’s music arranged for cornet presented a paper at the sixth International
soloist and band. Dr. Bovinette gave the premiere Congress of Voice Teachers in Vancouver, BC, in
performance of the first of these arrangements by August, 2005
Dr. Golemo with the Ames Municipal Band this
July. During the past year Matthew Smith judged
marching band competitions in Raceland, LA, and
During 2004, Christopher Hopkins had Ankeny, IA, during his free weekends in the fall. In
performances of his Voices of the Autumn Wind, in May, he served as guest conductor of the Central
New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles, with Lucy Iowa Symphony, leading a program of Beethoven,
Shelton and Karl Paulnack, and conducted the Schubert, Stravinsky, and Hanson. In addition, he
premiere of Mirror Antiphonies II: The Mirror of adjudicated the ISHA Orchestra Festival in West
Enigma at the Krannert Center in Champaign- Des Moines. During the summer of 2005 he was in
Urbana with University of Illinois Faculty. In East Lansing where he began work toward the
December, his recording conducting the Society for DMA degree in wind conducting at Michigan State
New Music in his own Sonatas in Dark to Light University.
appeared on an Innova CD “Society for New Music:
American Masters for the 21st Century”. Sonatas in During the summer of 2004 Jonathan Sturm spent
Dark to Light was commissioned by the Society two weeks in Albania teaching and performing. In
with funds from the National Endowment for the addition to continuing to serve as concertmaster of
Arts. During Spring 2005 Dr. Hopkins had two the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, he was a
premieres, Inscape and Relinquaries, a composition featured soloist with the orchestra last February. Dr.
for musical speaker and instrumental ensemble on Sturm’s violin
poems of Ted Kooser, premiered during a students have
University Lectures/CEAH event with the poet, and recently been
Sonata of the Seaven Teares, a sonata for ‘cello and chosen
piano commissioned by the Iowa Music Teachers winners of
Association and premiered by George Work and the Central
William David. James Hannon and the Central Continued on
Iowa Symphony will premiere his Fanfares and page 16
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Introducing new faculty
Continued from page 15 Sonja Giles
Iowa Symphony Concerto Competition, the Des Sonja Giles was appointed assistant professor
Moines Symphony competition, and third prize in of flute beginning fall 2005. Dr. Giles has
the national MTNA high school string competition. performed with the American Wind Symphony
Orchestra, the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, the
During the summer of 2005, Tin-Shi Tam Cedar Rapids Symphony,
performed carillon recitals at the 63rd Congress of the Oskaloosa Symphony
The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America at Orchestra, the Center for
The Grand Valley New Music and the
State University in Ottumwa Symphony
Grand Rapids, MI; Orchestra.
Middlebury College She holds a Doctor
in Middlebury, VT; of Musical Arts from
and Norwich University of Minnesota,
University in a Master of Music from
Northfield, VT. Dr. the University of Iowa,
Tam’s carillon CD The and a Bachelor of Music
Bells of Iowa State, featuring Cyclone favorites and a from the University of
commissioned work by Jeffrey Prater, is available Alabama.
from the ISU Alumni Association. In the past year, she was a featured soloist with
the ISU Symphony Orchestra and ISU Wind
In addition to becoming Chair of the Music Ensemble. In April, she premiered Jeffrey Prater’s
Department on July 1, replacing Sue Haug, Promise for flute and orchestra. Dr. Giles gave the
Michael Golemo, director of bands, was elected Russian premiere of this work with the Kaliningrad
Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Kappa Kappa Symphony Orchestra in August.
Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. Golemo
served this past spring as an adjudicator for both
the state of Illinois and Nebraska high school
concert band competitions. He served as a guest Michael Giles joins the music faculty as a
conductor for several honor bands, and continues lecturer this fall teaching saxophone and jazz. A
to conduct the Ames Municipal Band during the native Iowan, Giles studied vocal jazz at the
summer. Golemo is also serving as President of the Southwestern
Big XII Band Directors Association. Community College
School for Music
Sylvia Munsen recently conducted at the following Vocations and
festivals: OPUS Fifth and Sixth Grade Honor Choir classical saxophone
at C. Y. Stephens Auditorium; Iowa Choral at the University of
Directors (ICDA) Association; NC District Fifth Iowa (B.M., M.A.)
and Sixth Honor Choir in Hubbard; NW District He has taught at the
Fifth and Sixth Grade Honor Choir in LeMars; and University of
Midwest Children’s Choir Festival at C. Y. Stephens. Wyoming and in the
She also presented several workshops for the Minneapolis Public Schools while maintaining a
Arizona Music Education Association State busy freelance calendar.
Conference in Phoenix. He focuses on contemporary classical
saxophone repertoire, and is an active improviser.
He also moonlights as a jazz pianist.Last summer,
Giles performed in Kaliningrad, Russia.
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James Hannon Christopher Hopkins
James Hannon Christopher Hopkins
joined the music faculty works in music
as the Director of composition, theory and
Orchestral Activities in analysis, performance,
the fall of 2004. At Iowa and applications of
State he conducts the technology. As a
ISU Symphony composer his interests
Orchestra and teaches include both
instrumental experimental and
conducting. traditional forms, with
A native of Battle special interests in
Creek, MI, Hannon electroacoustic music and
began his musical studies on the violin. He received dialectics of historical and contemporary musical
his bachelor’s degree in music education from forms. He joined the Iowa State faculty in the fall of
Michigan State University, where he studied violin 2004. His analytic and theoretic research includes
with I-Fu Wang and Lyman Bodman and string phonological description of unusual performance
pedagogy with Judith Palac. techniques, innovative computer-based musical
Hannon went on to earn a Master of Music notations, and tonal analysis of pre-Classical and
degree in orchestral conducting from Southern early twentieth-century music.
Illinois University at Edwardsville, where he was He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from
also a Suzuki pedagogy student of John Kendall. Cornell University, where his principal mentors
He has completed all coursework for a were Karel Husa (composition) and John Hsu
doctorate in orchestral conducting from the (performance), and a Master of Music degree from
University of Wisconsin-Madison as a student of the Cleveland Institute of Music.
David E. Becker. His compositions have been performed at
Hannon has served as orchestra director and major festivals in Basel, Grenoble, Hong Kong,
violin professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Honolulu, Melbourne, New York, Tanglewood,
Claire, as well as assistant professor of music and Toronto, Vienna, and Zürich.
director of orchestras at the University of He has been director/conductor of
Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he also taught violin contemporary music ensembles at Cornell
and viola. University and the Cleveland Institute of Music, as
He was recently appointed conductor of the well as guest conductor with professional new
Central Iowa Symphony. music ensembles.
Grant to aid music technology efforts
Continued from page 10 This course will serve a dual purpose of being a
undergraduate minor in music technologies as well requirement in the music technology minor and an
as an expansion of courses appropriate for advanced elective for the music major. These new
interdisciplinary programs in broader performing courses also allow beneficial changes to established
arts technologies, art and design, engineering, and courses, Introduction to Music Technologies
media studies. During 2005-2006 two new courses becoming more specialized for the music education
in music technology will be added. The first curriculum and the course in Electronic Music
provides an integrated introduction to the Synthesis focusing on more advanced sound
fundamentals of theory, composition, and music synthesis techniques.
software, taught entirely through technology. This On the horizon are initiatives to provide
is a course for non-majors and is being tested as a additional studies in the areas of recording
model for a future ‘gateway’ course for the music techniques, interactive and live performance
technology minor. The second course specializes in technologies, and advanced applications of
MIDI and fundamental digital audio techniques. technology in music education.
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alumni news Join the Alumni Band!
Do you miss the music? The marching?
You can relive your college days in the band
one more time and join us for the 25th Annual
ISU Alumni Band Reunion. Our goal is to have
250 marchers on the field to commemorate the
past 25 years.
In addition to the Alumni Band reunion,
thee will be a very special reunion of past band
directors. In attendance will be Marty Province
25th Annual ISU (1996-2002); Dustin Seifert (1998-2000); Will
Alumni Band Reunion Rapp (1986-88); Dan Phillips (1980-88); and
Jimmie Howard Reynolds (1972-80).
Friday, October 21 So whether you haven’t picked up your
4:10 pm - 2005 “Varsity” Marching Band instrument in decades or you’re fresh out of
Rehearsal college, mark your calendar for Homecoming
Band Practice Field, south of Design Weekend, Oct. 21-22, 2005 and return to Ames
College to celebrate with the greatest Alumni Band in
7 pm - Silver Anniversary Celebration the land!
Sun Room, Memorial Union Information on hotel rooms and reunion
8 pm - Program
updates can be found at the Alumni
Sun Room, Memorial Union
Association’s web site (www.isualum.org/
Saturday, October 22 events/alumniband) or on the Alumni Band
Times to be determined when game time is set website (www.isualumniband.org/home.php).
We’ll look forward to seeing you at
Alumni Band Rehearsal Homecoming 2005!
Band Practice Field
Combined Band Rehearsal Dennis Goering
Band Practice Field Alumni Band President
Meal & Annual Business Meeting
Line up to march to stadium
Hilton Coliseum west doors
Halftime Performance ALUMNI:
Jack Trice Field
Executive Board Meeting
Send your professional and
Scheman Building personal news to
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Making a lasting impact
By Melissa Johansen
Director of Development
Raising funds to support the
Danny Dickinson, B. Mus. (’05)
Department of Music continues to be a received a Fulbright Fellowship
priority in the College of Liberal Arts and for the summer of 2005. He
Sciences, recognizing the impact the worked in the Laboratory for
department has on so many students at Molecular Radiobiology at
the university. From support for student University Hospital in Zurich,
scholarships to professorships and Switzerland. He describes his
outreach events like the President’s work as follows: “My project
Concert to technology and equipment seeks to better understand, on a
upgrades, the department has identified molecular level, the changes that
many important funding priorities for the next several years. occur in a cell upon treatment
I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the alumni with radiation. This fall, Danny
and friends who have supported the efforts of the Department of will begin graduate study at
Music over the last year. Few pleasures in life offer more personal Stanford University.
satisfaction or endure longer than helping others to achieve their
dreams. Jennifer Porto, B. Mus. (‘00) has
When I talk with alumni and friends about why they decided to received a Fulbright Scholarship
make a gift, they give several reasons. For some, it is a way to say to study at the Hochschule in
thank you to the department for opportunities they received as a Leipzig. Her area of emphasis
direct result of their education. Others feel compelled to assist will be lieder not usually
students of today and tomorrow to ensure they receive opportunities performed or known in the
they experienced while in school, creating memories that have lasted United States. Her scholarship is
a lifetime for them. for the 2005-2006 school year.
The department received many gifts this past year, but there was She will spend six weeks in Kiel
one very special gift to recognize. Ellen (’61 Journalism) and Tom at the Goethe Institute before
Walvoord (‘61 Animal Science) have committed to support the going to Leipzig in October.
department with a gift of $1 million. And although the focus of the
gift is yet to be determined, Ellen and Tom’s generosity will impact Recent ISU graduates have
the department and countless students for many years to come. accepted teaching assignments in
As you think about your reasons for giving, please know that Iowa public schools:
your generosity provides much needed financial support to students, Becky Christensen (‘05),
faculty and the department. It is impossible to overstate the impact of Ventura
personal contributions to the Department of Music. Knowing your Melissa Danforth (‘05), Earlham
gift, no matter what size, touches the lives of so many is one of the Jaqui Scanes (‘05), Fort Dodge
greatest personal rewards you will experience. High School
Perhaps you have said that once you are comfortable and secure, Shelby Sievers (‘04), Lewis
you would like to help those causes near to your heart. If you are one Central High School, Council
of those people, making a charitable bequest by including the Iowa Bluffs
State University Foundation in your will or codicil is an easy way to Amanda Tomlinson (‘05), Prairie
turn your good intentions into action. We can help you and your City-Monroe
estate planning advisors develop a plan best suited to satisfy both Rose Rumohr (‘05), United
family and philanthropic goals. Community, Boone
Please remember that every gift has a lasting impact on the Sarah Wright (‘05), Northeast
quality of education, research, faculty and service we provide. Your Hamilton
gift counts and we are deeply grateful for your ongoing support. For
more information about making a gift to the Department of Music or
including it in your estate plans, please contact me at
email@example.com or 515-294-8868.
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