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Alan Smith performs and teaches in Korea

Prof. of Cello, Alan Smith, recently toured South Korea (Oct. 27-Nov. 9, 2011). While in Korea, he performed several solo recitals in Seoul, MoPok, Yeongju, Gwangju, and appeared as concerto soloist with the Gwangju Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, he presented several master classes at various schools and universities.

Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu premieres Gregory Mertl’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Symphony with University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble

Dr. Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu, assistant professor of piano, premiered Gregory Mertl’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Symphony on November 22 with the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, conducted by Craig Kirchhoff. This concerto was commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at
Brigham Young University and was written for Solungga Liu and the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble. A subsequent CD of the Concerto will be released by INNOVA in 2012.

Elainie Lillios to judge for the Sound in Space competition in Boston

Composition faculty member Elainie Lillios travels to Boston November 16-19 to participate as a judge in the Sound in Space competition. Lillios will be joined by two of the leading experts in electroacoustics, Daniel Teruggi, Director of the GRM, Groupe de Recherche Musicales (France) and Ludger Brummer, Director of ZKM, Institute for Music and Acoustics in Karlsruhe (Germany) The festival is co-sponsored by The Goethe-Institut Boston and the Cultural Service of the Consulate General of France, in partnership with Harvard University and Northeastern University. In addition to judging the competition, Lillios will participate with Teruggi and Brummer on a panel discussion entitled “On the interpretation of electroacoustic music”, and her piece “Stumbling Dance” will be presented on Saturday night’s concert. She will also give a lecture at Northeastern University and Berklee College.