Music Faculty Activities

Dr. Virginia Sublett, professor of voice/opera, was invited to perform Judith Weir's 1991 song cycle "Scotch Minstrelsy" at the Sonic Diasporas Festival at the University of California San Diego, January 20-22. The festival celebrated the 50th anniversary of UCSD's founding and brought together music alumni from all over the United States to present their compositions, performances, and research.

Dr. Matthew Patnode, associate professor of saxophone, presented a guest recital at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, on February 11. His program included works by Dutch composer Piet Swerts, Australian composer Barry Cockcroft, French composers Florent Schmitt and Robert Bariller, and American composers Perry Goldstein and Steven Galante. He also conducted college master classes and high school clinics during his visit to Mercer University.

Additionally, Dr. Patnode was a guest performer with the Simon Rowe Trio at Studio 222 on February 18.

Jenny Poehls, flute instructor, presented a clinic titled "Essentials of Beginning Flute" at the South Dakota In-Service Music Conference, February 10-12 at South Dakota State University in Brookings. The clinic focused on fundamentals that are commonly missed when beginning a student on flute. Participants reviewed the basic steps taken with a young flutist in addition to discovering crucial key elements necessary for their success. Posture, embouchure, tone production, breath support, and intonation were addressed during the clinic.

Dr. Douglas Monroe, assistant professor of clarinet, was a featured performer with the Bemidji State University Band, February 20, and the Wahpeton High School, March 8. The Bemidji State University Band performed Concertino by Carl Maria von Weber and Viktor's Tale by John Williams. He performed Polacca from Concerto No. 2 by Carl Maria von Weber with the Wahpeton High School students.

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