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January–February 2012
Vol. 74, No. 3

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Eastman School of Music


New York University held a “Double Reed Day” in honor of bassoonist Loren Glickman last October and presented him with an NYU Life Dedicated to Excellence in Music award. The day consisted of master classes, workshops, and concerts, including a performance by the NYU faculty trio, O3xygen, consisting of pianist Peggy Kampmeier ’85E, bassoonist Dan Shelly ’91E, and oboist Matt Sullivan.


Sydney Hodkinson ’58E (MM) sends an update. He’s the Almand Chair of Composition at Stetson University’s school of music, continues to teach at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and is the Bolcom Composer-in-Residence at the University of Michigan this spring semester. In 2011, he premiered three works and published two compositions. His premiered works included Potpourri (Stetson Symphony Orchestra), Eulogy (Stetson University Band), and Some Assembly Required (Aspen Contemporary Ensemble), and his newly published works were Some Assembly Required and Tres Vientos for flute, oboe, and clarinet. Both works were published by Merion/Presser.


Carter Enyeart, the Rose Ann Carr Millsap Missouri Distinguished Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, writes that he’s composed accompaniments for a second cellist for the 40 etudes of David Popper’s High School of Cello Playing. Enyeart’s Accompaniments ad Libitum will be published in February 2012 by the International Music Co. of New York.


Max Stern has published a book, Bible & Music: Influences of the Old Testament on Western Music (KTAV Publishing House). Max is a composer, professor of music at the Ariel University Center, and music critic at the Jerusalem Post.


Geary Larrick (MM) writes that he published an article, “College Percussion Pedagogy” in the summer 2011 issue of the Journal of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. Geary adds that he wrote his first article for the journal in 1968 as an Eastman student. . . . Arthur Michaels writes that his concert band piece, Legato Lagoon, won honorable mention in Imagine Music Publishing’s 2010 Fusion Series Band Composition Contest. He adds that Imagine Music will be publishing two of his works, Chalumeau Chanson and We the People of the United States, for chorus and concert band. . . . Robert Silverman (DMA) writes: “My activity in the recording studio continues in full gear.” This past fall, he released Variations by Brahms and Schumann (Stereophile), which includes Brahms’s Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Händel and Schumann's Symphonic Etudes. In 2010, he released Complete Mozart Sonatas (IsoMike), a seven-disc recording of Mozart’s 18 piano sonatas. He adds: “My previous work also has recently seen new light. My 1978 live performance with the Toronto Symphony of Piano Concerto No. 2 by iconic Canadian composer Harry Somers is now a Centredisc CD. My long out-of-print recordings of Bartok’s Dance Suite and 14 Bagatelles, plus Frank Martin’s 8 Preludes, are now available via download from Amazon and iTunes.”


William Chapman Nyaho (MM) (see ’69 RC undergraduate).


Peggy Kampmeier (see ’45). . . . Donald Kendrick (DMA) writes that he was featured in a documentary film about the 15-year history of the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, of which he’s the music director. The documentary aired on KVIE, the public television station for California’s Central and Sierra valleys. Donald adds that the choral society and orchestra has released two new CDs, Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, and that he also serves as director of choral activities at Sacramento State University and director of music at Sacramento’s Sacred Heart Church.


Dan Shelly (see ’45).


Damon Zick, a tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist, performed with the world music group Quarteto Nuevo on their 2010 self-titled CD (Quarteto Nuevo) as well as with the Westland Trio on their 2010 CD Westland (Westland Trio, 2010).


Stan Pelkey (PhD) writes: “I was promoted to associate professor of music at Western Michigan University in May 2011. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music history and theory, I serve as area chair for music history and theory in Western Michigan’s school of music and as vice president of Western Michigan’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors. My most recent work on film and television music has been published in Buffy, Ballads, and Bad Guys Who Sing: Music in the Worlds of Joss Whedon (Scarecrow Press) and Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO).