Category Archives: faculty news

Per Broman to Present at American Society of Aesthetics Annual Meeting

Per Broman, associate professor of music theory, will present his paper, “Jan W Morthenson: The Reluctant Avant-Gardist?,” during the American Society of Aesthetics annual meeting in Tampa Florida, October 26-29. Commentator will be Nanette Nielson, University of Nottingham. For the full program, see

(Submitted by Per Broman)

Andrew Pelletier to Perform at 2011 Summer Festival with Southwest Chamber Music

Andrew Pelletier, Associate Professor of Horn, will feature in the final concert of the 2011 Summer Festival of the two-time Grammy winning ensemble, Southwest Chamber Music, at the historic Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA, August 20 and 21. This summer’s festival, “Mozart and more” centered on performances of the complete Mozart quintets paired with new works, especially those commissioned by the ensemble. Pelletier will be featured in the Mozart Quintet for horn and strings, K. 407.

(Submitted by Andrew Pelletier)

Dr. Burton Beerman, Distinguished Professor of the Arts, emeritus, to participate in International North South East West Festival

Dr. Burton Beerman, Distinguished Professor of the Arts, emeritus, was selected to participate in the International North South East West Festival, Hawaii, July 2011. Beerman’s composition GIFTS (for you) was selected to be produced at the International North South East West Festival, held in Hawaii, sponsored by Ebb& Flow Arts, a nonprofit presenter of modern music and multi media events. These events are part of Ebb & Flow Arts’, multi-day, multi-site, Festival. This production represents the world premiere of the composition as originally conceived for interactive theatrical elements of video and narration with original poetry and text by the composer, dance ensemble, scored for piano and violin. The featured artists for the premiere of GIFTS (for you) are internationally renowned performers Winston Choi, piano, Ming-Huan Xu, violin { Duo Diorama}, Tom Van Amburgh, actor/director, Jamy Woodbury and Lisa Buell dancers {Maui Academy of Performing Arts Dance Company}, Peter Swanzy, filmmaker, and Reece Pottorf, photographer. Please click on the link below for further information and dates of performance.

( Submitted by Celesta Haraszti)

Saenz featured at 5th International Trumpet Festival of China.

Charles Saenz, Associate Professor of Trumpet and Coordinator of Brass/Percussion will be a featured clinician at the 5th International Trumpet Festival from July 19-24 in Shenyang, China. Mr. Saenz will adjudicate the National Trumpet Competition and teach master classes throughout the week. In addition, he will present a solo recital with Dr. Solungga Liu and perform in a trumpet ensemble comprised of professors from China and the United States.

Subsequently, Saenz and Liu will present recitals and teach master classes in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand.,

(Submitted by Jeffrey Showell)

Dr. Jacqueline Leclair Records with Jazz legend, Chick Corea

jackie and Chick Corea June 10 2011Dr. Jacqueline Leclair enjoyed 4 inspiring days of recording with Jazz legend, Chick Corea, his Jazz Quartet (Tim Garland, reeds; Marcus Gilmore, drums and Hans Glawischnig, bass) and chamber orchestra.  The sessions took place in New York City in June; and the group recording Chick Corea’s composition, Piano Concerto No. 2.  Here is a link to more info about the session:

(Submitted by Jacqueline Leclair)