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					                                                  In Tune
                                              School of Music Newsletter
                                                     Winter 2010

                                            Editorial Staff: Martha Urbanik & Katherine Taylor

Daedalus Quartet to Perform Faculty Composition
On Saturday, January 16 the acclaimed Daedalus
Quartet will perform composition faculty Lawrence
Dillon’s The Infinite Sphere on the UNCSA campus, a
day after premiering the work at Wolf Trap National
Park for the Performing Arts. Praised by The New
Yorker as “a fresh and vital young participant in what is
a golden age of American string quartets,” the Daedalus
Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new
generation of string ensembles.

Since its founding the Daedalus Quartet has performed
in many of the world’s leading musical venues; in the
United States and Canada these include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (Great Performers
series), the Library of Congress, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Boston’s
Gardner Museum, as well as on major series in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg, and
Vancouver. Abroad the ensemble has been heard in such famed locations as the Musikverein in
Vienna, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Cité de la Musique
in Paris, and in leading venues in Japan. The quartet has won plaudits for its adventurous
exploration of contemporary music and has collaborated with some of the world’s finest
instrumentalists. It has been Columbia University’s Quartet-in-Residence since 2005, and has
served as Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania since 2006. In 2007, the
Quartet was awarded Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award and won Chamber Music
America’s Guarneri String Quartet Award.

The award-winning members of the Daedalus Quartet are brother and sister violinists Kyu-
Young Kim and Min-Young Kim, who alternate on first violin and grew up in East Patchogue,
Long Island with cellist Raman Ramakrishnan; they met violist Jessica Thompson, a
Minneapolis native, at the Marlboro Festival.
US Marine Band Saxophone Quartet to Visit UNCSA
On Wednesday, January 27 the United States
Marine Band Saxophone Quartet will present a
master class at 5 p.m. and recital at 7:30 p.m. in
Watson Hall. The quartet includes: Gunnery
Sergeant Steve Temme, soprano sax; Gunnery
Sergeant Otis Goodlett, alto sax; Staff Sergeant
David Jenkins, tenor sax; and Gunnery Sergeant
Greg Ridlington, baritone sax.

A Marine Saxophone Quartet is one of several
ensembles formed from within “The President’s
Own” to present chamber concerts and educational clinics. Members of the quartet perform
regularly as part of the Marine Chamber Orchestra and Marine Chamber Ensembles, and are
frequently featured as soloists. Recent performances were given during the quartet’s tour of the
northeast, including the New England Saxophone Symposium as well as annual performances
at The Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and at various regional chamber music series. The
quartet also has been active as part of “Music in the Schools,” an educational program offered to
area elementary and high school students offered by the Marine Band. The quartet performs a
wide variety of repertoire with a keen interest in contemporary music.

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, and Marine
Chamber Ensembles perform for more than 300 White House and more than 500 public and
official performances each year. Though “The President’s Own” is composed of roughly 160
members—including musicians, a professional support staff, a drum major and assistant drum
major, directors, and officers—the performing size of the band, chamber orchestra, and chamber
ensembles varies with each concert or ceremony.

The number of active musicians in “The President’s Own”—roughly 130 brass, woodwind,
percussion, string, and vocal performers—enables “The President’s Own” ensembles to perform
for hundreds of commitments annually. These commitments often occur simultaneously
throughout the Washington, D.C., area and across the nation during the annual concert tour.

The President’s Own” musicians are among the finest in the world. Many Marine Band
musicians serve for 20 years or more and most hold advanced degrees from the world’s top
music schools, including: Curtis Institute of Music; Eastman School of Music at the University of
Rochester; Indiana University School of Music; The Juilliard School; Oberlin Conservatory of
Music; Peabody Conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University; and the University of Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music.

Musicians of “The President’s Own” are chosen at auditions like those of major symphony
orchestras. Prospective members audition behind a screen to ensure anonymity and are selected
for a final interview, by an audition committee from “The President’s Own,” based upon their
performance. Following selection and successful completion of a physical examination,
musicians enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps under a four-year contract "for duty with the U.S.
Marine Band only," guaranteeing exclusive assignment to "The President's Own." Members do
not undergo recruit training but report directly to Marine Barracks Washington in Washington,
D.C., to begin their duties. On-site training in necessary military subjects is provided in a
structured program to help new members transition from civilian to active duty military life.
Upon enlistment, members are immediately appointed to the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6), which
allows the band to offer salaries commensurate with comparable civilian organizations.

Musicians within “The President’s Own” perform as a part of the Marine Band, Marine
Chamber Orchestra, and Marine Chamber Ensembles at the White House, in the Washington,
D.C., area, and across the nation during the band’s annual concert tour.

Guitar Guest Artist to Perform
                                   Renowned guitarist Carlos Perez will present a
                                   performance and workshop at UNCSA on February 15 in
                                   Watson Hall. From 4:00-5:00 p.m. he will perform virtuoso
                                   solo repertoire and provide spoken program notes; from
                                   5:00-6:00 p.m. he will answer students' questions regarding
                                   career and artistic development, concert preparation,
                                   touring, and more.

                                    Mr. Perez has performed in more than 30 countries, won
                                    top prizes in the world's most prestigious guitar
                                    competitions, and recorded eight CDs and two DVDs. His
                                    UNCSA presentation is open to the campus community
                                    free of charge. For more information about Carlos Perez,
see; for videos, visit

School of Music Welcomes Interim Oboe Instructor
As the School of Music searches for a new oboe instructor following the
retirement of oboe faculty John Ellis at the end of fall term, former
principal oboist for the New York Philharmonic Joseph Robinson will
serve as interim oboe instructor during winter and spring terms.

 Following his famous predecessor Harold Gomberg, Mr. Robinson was the
last oboist in America to study directly with the legendary Marcel
Tabuteau. Like both of them, he became one of the most distinguished
orchestra musicians of his era. Since his retirement from the New York
Philharmonic in September 2005, he has continued to appear extensively as
an oboe soloist, chamber musician, teacher and clinician from Atlanta to
Alaska. Performances have included concerti by J. S. Bach; G. F. Handel, J.
C. Bach, W. A. Mozart, R. Vaughan-Williams, J. Francaix, and R. Strauss,
which he played eight times during the summer of 2007. He also appears often in duo concerti
and recital programs with Mary Kay Robinson, his violinist wife.
Faculty News
In December percussion faculty John R. Beck performed with the Brass Band of Battle Creek
under conductor Jeff Tyzik, and presented clinics and a concert with Keith Brion and his New
Sousa Band at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. The BBBC is a traditional
British brass band with members from the United Kingdom and the US. The New Sousa Band
presents authentic period performances in the style of John Philip Sousa.

In January Beck will perform in the premier of David Maslanka’s This is the World for two
pianos and percussion with the Can-Am Duo including UNCSA Faculty member Karen Beres
and her husband, percussionist Lance Drege. Concerts will be presented at both UNCSA and
Appalachian State University.

This winter, composer Lawrence Dillon’s fiftieth birthday is being celebrated around the world,
with four premieres, two recordings and several other performances:

      Dillon’s orchestral piece Amadeus ex machina will be a featured work on the 2010
       Conductors’ Guild Conference in Copenhagen, January 5th - 9th.
      The Daedalus String Quartet will premiere Dillon’s The Infinite Sphere at Wolf Trap on
       January 15th, with performances the following evening at UNCSA and January 31st at the
       University of Pennsylvania.
      On February 1st, ALBANY will release a recording of Dillon’s text-based works Entrance,
       Still Point, Appendage and Exit.
      On February 5th, the nu ensemble, conducted by Ransom Wilson, will premiere
       Genealogie at UNCSA, with soloists Elizabeth Rose, Janine Hawley, Glenn Siebert and
       Steven LaCosse.
      The Cassatt String Quartet will perform Blossom in Odessa and San Antonio, TX on
       February 10th and 13th.
      In March, NAXOS will release a recording of Dillon’s works featuring violinist Danielle
      The Emerson String Quartet will premiere Through the Night in Cologne, Germany on
       March 9th.
      In March, tenor Christopher Smith will premiere Dillon’s Dog Songs at the New England

On January 10th clarinet faculty Alexander Fiterstein will be performing the Mozart
"Kegelstatt" trio with Pinchas Zukerman and Joseph Kalichstein at Carnegie Hall, part of the
America-Israel Cultural Foundation 70th Anniversary Gala.

Violin faculty Sarah Johnson has been included in the 2010 Who’s Who Among American
Educators publication and is a recipient of a Creative Collaborative Grant from Converse
College to present a cross-discipline performance of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time in
South Carolina. The event will include a computer-designed visual backdrop, oration of
Messiaen’s own words interspersing the performance by the Converse Trio and a pre-concert
lecture and panel discussion with the audience on the “Nature of Imprisonment.” She will also
be a featured clinician at the 2010 ASTA National Conference to be held in Santa Clara, CA for
“The Pedagogy of Chamber Music, Part II.” Last fall she conducted violin sectionals for both
the 2009 NC Allstate Orchestra and the 2009 SC Regional Orchestra. Sarah continues in her 6th
season as the Concertmaster of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of
Music Director, Maestra Sarah Ioannides.

Guitar faculty Gerald Klickstein will spend January 7-9 in the Washington, D.C. area meeting
with his fellow members of the Board of Directors of the American String Teachers Association
(ASTA). The board oversees all operations of the 11,500-member organization. On January 14 he
will be the featured guest at the Kenan Institute, where he will speak about his new book, The
Musician’s Way. On February 18, he will present a lecture titled Foundations of Creativity at the
ASTA national conference in Santa Clara, CA. His talk will address ways in which music
educators can equip students with comprehensive practice, performance, collaborative, and self-
care skills.

Last fall saw the release of guitar faculty member Joseph Pecoraro's solo guitar recording
entitled “Perennials-American Guitar Solos.” The disc features world-premier recordings from
seven U.S. composers: Daniel Asia, Sebastian Currier, Jose Lezcano, Charles Wourinen, David
Crittenden, Jose Rafael Rivera, and UNCSA alumnus Andrew Zohn. Pecoraro's recordings are
available through all major online retailers and download sites.

In January, double bass faculty Paul Sharpe will travel to Alaska to perform Frank Proto’s A
Carmen Fantasy for Double Bass and Orchestra with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra (1/16),
and present a recital in Kenai, AK (1/7). In addition, he will present recitals at the Shenandoah
Conservatory (1/24) and at the University of South Carolina (2/10), and perform in Arizona’s
MusicFest in Scottsdale (2/20-2/28). His recital program will include two pieces written for
him recently, Peter Fischer’s Sonata for Double Bass and Piano (Grand Prize Winner at the 2009
International Society of Bassists Composition Competition), and Joshua Davis’ Early.

Saxophone faculty Taimur Sullivan can be heard on three new compact disc releases. With his
quartet, PRISM, he has released “Beneath Breath” (New Dynamic Records) featuring new
quartets by six American composers, and “Antiphony” (Innova Records), featuring
commissioned works for saxophone quartet in collaboration with the traditional Chinese
instruments of the New York-based ensemble Music from China. He can also be heard on the
new Naxos release of John Adams’ opera “Nixon in China” under the direction of Marin Alsop.
In the fall he presented solo performances and master classes at Illinois State University, Indiana
University, University of Kentucky, and University of Louisville. In January he and his quartet
will perform and record a concerto in Boston’s Jordan Hall with the Boston Modern Orchestra
Project, and will present recitals at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and New York’s Greenwich
Village club, (Le) Poisson Rouge. In early March he will be a soloist at the North American
Saxophone Alliance national conference at the University of Georgia, where he has been invited
to perform a featured evening concerto and adjudicate the Saxophone Quartet Competition.
Student News
A UNCSA student Jazz Quintet will be the featured performing group for a Lincoln Center
Institute/Kenan Institute for the Arts co-sponsored workshop on aesthetic education in
February. The group’s members are: Steven Banks, tenor saxophone; Ethan Evoniuk, drums;
Cameron MacManus, trombone; Nick Melton, piano; and Robert Widlowski, bass. The quintet
recorded four selections during Intensive Arts in December, and this recording will be
distributed to all the participants in advance in preparation for a live performance by the group
at the workshop, followed by discussion involving the artistic aspects of the presentation.

North Carolina¹s Secretary of Cultural Resources Linda Carlisle, Department of Public
Instruction Superintendent June Atkinson, and Chancellor John Mauceri will be the honorary
hosts for the event. This project will also promote the Kenan Institute’s partnership with the
North Carolina Arts Council and prepare for its hosting of the Lincoln Center Institute’s
National Educator Workshop at UNCSA in August.

Guitarist Colin Fullerton was a cash prize winner in the 2009 National Foundation of the
Advancement of the Arts' “Young Arts” auditions. Colin is a high school guitar student of
Joseph Pecoraro.

Ben Robinette, a student of Taimur Sullivan, won the MTNA Young Artist Performance
Competition for the North Carolina state division. He will attend the Southern Division
competition in January to be held in Birmingham, AL.

The UNCSA Saxophone Quartet (Ben Robinette, Shane Rathburn, Will Conlin, and Matt
Hess) will travel to the North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference in March, to
take part in the NASA Saxophone Quartet Competition and attend the conference. The event
will be held at the University of Georgia.

Eighth grade violin student Dustin Wilkes-Kim will represent North Carolina in the Southern
Divisional of the MTNA Competition - Junior String Category in Birmingham, AL in January.
Dustin is a student of Sarah Johnson.

Kevin Zheng has been chosen to take part in the final round of the Menuhin International
Violin Competition to be held in Oslo in April. Kevin is a student of Kevin Lawrence.

In November members of the Fletcher Opera Institute, after a successful evening of opera scenes
and an even more successful bake sale where, with the help of a very generous audience they
raised $1100, financed a trip to Florida to work with internationally acclaimed soprano and
master teacher, Virginia Zeani. The former teacher of Dr. Marilyn Taylor and James Allbritten,
held two classes at her home in West Palm Beach. After the final class, Ms. Zeani prepared pasta
for all. Thank you to all of you who support the Fletcher Opera Program at the UNC School of
the Arts.
     Back Row: Richard Ollarsaba, Kyle Guglielmo, Marvin Kehler, Adam Ulrich, Jamie
       Middle Row: Katherine Ardoin, Nancy Goldsmith, Marilyn Taylor, Jodi Burns
                                  Front: Virginia Zeani

music@watson: CanAm Piano Duo
(Tue) Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m., Watson Chamber Music Hall

Karen Beres and Christopher Hahn, the CanAm Piano Duo, along with percussionist Lance
Drege, premiere a new work by David Maslanka commissioned by the Kenan Institute for the
Arts LINKS Project. Also on the program, the premiere of a new work by a UNCSA student
composer. $12 adults / $10 seniors and students

music@watson: Daedalus String Quartet
(Sat) Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., Watson Chamber Music Hall

The Daedalus String Quartet, winners of the Guarneri String Quartet Award from Chamber
Music America and Quartet in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia
University, perform music by Mozart and Beethoven, and the premiere of Lawrence Dillon’s
String Quartet No. 4: The Infinite Sphere, commissioned by the Kenan Institute for the Arts LINKS
Project. $12 adults/$10 seniors and students

music@watson: Mozart Birthday Concert
(Sat) Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m., Watson Chamber Music Hall

Faculty Artist Joseph Robinson performs on his first Mozart Birthday Concert in a program
featuring works from the pivotal year 1781, when Mozart left Salzburg to settle in Vienna. In
addition to the remarkable Oboe Quartet, for which Robinson will be joined by Kevin Lawrence,
Sheila Browne and Brooks Whitehouse, the program will also include a piano sonata performed
by Robert Rocco and a violin and piano sonata performed by Joseph Genualdi and Eric Larsen.
$12 adults/ $10 seniors and students

Fisk Celebration: Timothy Olsen, Organ
(Tue) Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., Crawford Hall

Faculty artist Timothy Olsen performs works by Bach, Bonnet, Sweelinck, and others in his
debut recital on Crawford Hall’s Fisk Organ. $12 adults/$10 seniors and students

Fletcher Opera Institute: Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti
(Wed) Jan. 27, 8:00 p.m., Stevens Center
(Fri) Jan. 29, 8:00 p.m., Stevens Center
(Sun) Jan. 31, 2:00 p.m., Stevens Center

Based upon the play Maria Stuart by Johann Friedrich Schiller this unconventional and
controversial opera explores the relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, and
the events leading to the condemnation and execution of Mary. Special Event Pricing $10-$20

emerging artist concert: nu
(Fri) Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall

Ransom Wilson conducts the student contemporary ensemble in a program including Philippe
Hersant’s Huit pièces featuring bassoonist Saxton Rose. $12 adults/$10 seniors and students

music@watson: Latin Love
(Sat) Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., Watson Chamber Music Hall

Faculty artists perform chamber music from Latin America, including Alfonso Fuentes’ Mejunje
del fagobongo, José Pablo Moncayo’s Almatzinac, Eduardo Morales-Caso’s The Accusing Heart,
Astor Piazzola’s L’histoire du tango and Miguel del Aguila’s Latin Love. Also featuring guest
soprano Elizabeth Rose and the Celloship Ensemble in Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras
No. 5. $12 adults/$10 seniors and students

emerging artist concert: Chamber Winds
(Tue) Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., Watson Chamber Music Hall

UNCSA woodwind students perform. FREE

music@watson: Joseph Genualdi, Violin
(Sat) Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., Watson Chamber Music Hall

Faculty Artist Joseph Genualdi performs. $12 adults/$10 seniors and students
emerging artist concert: Chamber Festival
(Tue) Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Watson Chamber Music Hall
(Sat) Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., Watson Chamber Music Hall

Student chamber ensembles perform. FREE

emerging artists concert: Jazz Ensemble
(Tue) Mar. 2, 7:30 p.m., Thrust Theater

Ron Rudkin leads the student jazz ensemble. $12 adults/$10 seniors and students

emerging artist concert: Undergraduate Opera Scenes
(Sun) Mar. 7, 2:00 p.m., Thrust Theater

Scenes from the operatic repertoire. Steven LaCosse, stage director; Mary Ann Bills, music
director. FREE

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