Fine Arts Faculty Activities

Several Fine Arts faculty spent the last month presenting, publishing and performing throughout the country.

Kim Bromley, Professor of Painting and Drawing with Visual Arts, was invited to present at the Southeastern College Art Annual Conference, November 9-12 in Savannah, Georgia. He discussed his paper titled "Hypnosis: A creativity Enhancement Tool." The purpose of the conference was to present a diverse array of working methods and viewpoints regarding visual arts in higher education. Bromley received support to attend the conference from the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

Dr. Douglas Monroe, Assistant Professor of Clarinet, was the featured soloist for the American premiere of Benjamin Britten's Movements for a Clarinet Concerto with the Grand Forks (ND) Symphony Orchestra. Composer Benjamin Britten wrote this incomplete concerto for Benny Goodman in 1939 and the work was completed two years ago by Colin Matthews. It was first performed and recorded in England in 2010.

Dr. Virginia Sublett, Professor of Voice, was published in the College Music Society's College Music Symposium. Entitled "Pierrot Lunaire at 95: Schoenberg's Music Hybrid and Twentieth-Century Vocal Chamber Music," it comprises the contents of a paper Sublett delivered at the national convention of the College Music Society in 2007. Sublett's article was included in the publication at the request of the editor.

Dr. Warren Olfert, Associate Professor and Director of Bands, adjudicated at two marching band contests in October. The Mountain West Invitational Marching Contest (Idaho State University in Pocatello) and the Kentucky State Marching Contest (Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green). Both contests are highly regarded on a national level and the invitation to adjudicate is a prestigious assignment.

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