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As Dean, he is building new Arts programs, including that of the School of Music, from two separate legacy campuses. Block has appeared in the various personae of composer, music theorist, music critic, pianist, and both classical radio and disco d. His compositions have been performed worldwide including performances in Australia, Paris, and Poland. Block has studied with some of the most innovative composers and theorists in the world including David Stock, a pioneer in the promotion of contemporary music; Robert Morris, one of the leading contemporary music theorists and composers; A.
Wayne Slawson, who has led the exploration of timbre as a musical component; and the internationally known and important late composers Franco Donatoni and Luciano Berio.
Block studied piano at a young age, notably with concert artist Zalic Jacobs, but matriculated at Antioch College in the writers program. At Antioch he met a of influential music professors David Stock, John Ronsheim, Daniel Lentz, and Cecil Taylor and rediscovered his passion for music and music making. After accumulating a portfolio of compositions at Antioch College, he moved on to study at the University of Iowa for his masters degree for two years where he wrote more than a half-dozen compositions, all of which received their premieres through the strong contemporary performance foundation of the Center for New Music.
At the University of Iowa, Block began performing in a contemporary improvisation ensemble which he in turn eventually led in new iterations at Stanford University and the University of Pittsburgh. The academic road following the masters degree at Iowa was more difficult as Block traversed four different schools Stanford, CUNY-Graduate Center, University of Pittsburgh, and the Eastman School of Music over the course of the next 12 years while pursuing a composition and teaching career and becoming a husband and father. He received his Ph. Wayne Slawson and went on to be A.
While in Pittsburgh he wrote many articles serving as the music critic for the entertainment weekly, Market Square of Pittsburgh. A major compositional highlight of this time period was the writing of his full-length opera, The Tumbler of God, during his final year at the University of Pittsburgh while on a Mellon Fellowship. His three years at the Eastman School of Seeking my Brownsville gent were largely devoted to mastering the craft of music theory, emphasizing contemporary post-tonal techniques, and most of his published work on music theory derives from the foundation learned at the Eastman School from such notable luminaries as Robert Morris, David Beach, and Robert Bailey.
In his final year at Eastman, he accepted a teaching position at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois. Block ed the faculty of the University of New Mexico in where he spent much of his career building the Department of Music as Chair and increasing the of academic faculty in composition, theory, musicology-ethnomusicology, and music education accordingly. Nevertheless, composition highlights from this time period include his String Quartet No.
Steven Block is Seeking my Brownsville gent an active mediator, participating in several mediations every month for the Metro Court system in Albuquerque, Faculty Dispute Resolution Ombuds and other Dispute Resolution organizations and is often asked to coach new mediators for private organizations.
He has served as cantor and music director at various churches and has written and arranged a of sacred works for a cappella choir. He is married to Stephanie Block, a free-lance writer who also wrote the libretto for his operas The Tumbler of God, Elisha and the Bears, and East of the Moon, West of the Sun and whose artwork often graces the cover s of his scores. They have 7 children, all of whom have pursued varied ro in their lives from religious sister to air force pilot daughtersand teacher to police officer sons while, at this writing, blessing the Blocks with 19 grandchildren.
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An educator in demand, Dr. Amorim he a thriving double bass studio at UTRGV, which is comprised of some of the most gifted young bass players from the RGV and a handful of equally talented international students.
Amorim spends his summers teaching and performing in various programs and this past summer he ed the artist-faculty of the Nuevo Mundo Festival in Aruba and the Campamento de Cuerdas in Puerto Rico. Stadlmann Viennese violone and several modern and historical bows, including a modern German bow by Marco Pasquinoa baroque bow by Antonio Airenti and a couple of transitional bows made by Ed Shillitoe. Double Bass students at UTRGV have the unique opportunity to hear and work with some of the finest musicians in the world through master classes and clinics.
Educational Services. He earned his D. Seeking my Brownsville gent is an avid performer and is adept in a variety of styles of music. Broussard is ever active as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been a semi-finalist as a soloist in the National Trumpet Competition and has given solo recitals across the Unites States and abroad. As a chamber musician, Broussard is busy performing with the Wraith Ensemble, which is a collective of musicians that focuses on performing new music. He has performed with trumpet ensembles at multiple International Trumpet Guild conference, most recently at the ITG conference at San Antonio in He is currently collaborating with folk artist Sean Bruce on multiple projects.
As an educator, Dr. Broussard enjoys opening up the world of music to his students. He has taught every level of student from beginners to professionals and his students have had much success not only as students but also as professional musicians later on in their careers. Many of his private studio students have gone on to make various local, regional, and All-State Bands and Orchestras. His collegiate trumpet students enjoy working as professional trumpet players and many have gone on to be successful band directors. He is in demand as a clinician and has Seeking my Brownsville gent lectures on military music, trumpet pedagogy and performance anxiety at universities and at state music educator association conferences.
Broussard is a mainstay on the music scene wherever his travels take him. He aspires to introduce audiences to ways of experiencing the trumpet in new and interesting concepts. As an educator, he has contributed to the popular jazz website Learn Jazz Standards. Known for his versatility, Bill frequently plays on tenor, alto and bass trombone in a variety of styles, from jazz to orchestral and from solo to chamber music. As an educator, Bill has been an invited clinician at many colleges and universities in the United States, including the University of Central Arkansas, Missouri State University, the University of Southern Mississippi.
Mann completed a Ph. Mann's research interests include the music and writings of the twentieth-century Catalan composer, Roberto Gerhard, and other Second Viennese School composers; the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas; electroacoustic and film-music criticism; and pop-rock theory. Mann is also engaged in developing a computer-aided, music theory instruction package called Harmonia, which combines music notation, automatic music analysis and grading, word processing, multimedia playback, and a sophisticated web-based learning management system.
As the Senior Content Developer for Illiac Software, she creates pedagogical content for Harmonia, updates software support s, and runs a general music theory resource blog for teachers and students on the Harmonia website.
Visit www. Anthony T. Marasco's research focuses on the development of new hardware and software for interactive performance.
An avid builder and developer, his projects have centered on creating digital music instruments, circuit de, physical computing, and creative coding for the web. A proponent of STEM literacy for all ages, he is passionate about integrating music technology into both public school and higher education curriculums in order to help students discover how music technology can enrich and influence their musical practices.
There, he trained and collaborated with teachers from across the state to bring courses in digital media production and storytelling to high school students. Hailing from Northeastern Pennsylvania, he also ly taught at the University of Scranton and at Penn State University campuses throughout the region. He holds a Ph. Monica C. She is also a member of the Hill Country Brass, a professional brass quintet based in central Texas. The Hill Country Brass regularly performs an extensive array of repertoire for a variety of venues and events. ly, Dr. Katrina Roush is an Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory and ear training.
She holds a Ph. Some of Dr. She has presented her research at conferences in the U. In addition, Dr. Roush Seeking my Brownsville gent believes in the collaboration between professors and librarians, and has co-presented on this topic at the Texas Music Library Association with her librarian husband. A special interest of hers is online instruction. While at IU, she participated in the pedagogical development of Music Fundamentals Online, a web-based program for remedial music theory. In her courses, Dr. Roush emphasizes the necessity of communication between musicians by encouraging written and spoken dialog about musical works.
She believes that analytical skills will help her students become better teachers, performers, conductors, and composers as they understand music more deeply.
Roush is especially concerned about the mental, emotional, and physical health of academic communities and works to find ways to integrate these principles into her classroom and one-on-one interactions with students. Marco has performed on international stages, including the U.
Alan Publications and Keyboard Percussion Publications. The Mariachi has traveled throughout Mexico representing the United States and throughout America as musical ambassadors representing the beauty of the Hispanic music and cultural traditions. Highlight performances include an invitation from the White Seeking my Brownsville gent to perform at a ing ceremony of an Executive Order commemorating the renewal and enhancement of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, performing for President Barack Obama in Other concerts include appearances at the Hollywood Bowl, the John F.
Bauza is active as a performer in south Texas in commercial, popular, and Latin Music settings. Robert Botello, Mr. Oscar Sanchez, Mr. Raul De Leon Jr, Mr. Dave Atkinson, Mr. Jared Falk, Mr. Mike Michalkow, and Dr. Mark Ramirez. With over 5 years of teaching experience at this institution, and over 10 years of professional performance experience, Mr.
Bauza continues to strive for excellence in teaching and performance at the local, national, and international levels. Pianist Dr. Shoko Nakamura Kinsella enjoys her diverse career as performer and teacher. She has extensively performed as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, Italy, and Japan.
Kinsella is currently on the piano faculty at University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate piano students, as well as collaborates in recitals with faculty and guest artists. She also gives masterclasses, clinics, and judges competitions internationally and across the state. Born in Chiba, Japan, Dr. Kinsella currently resides in McAllen, TX. One of the most prominent Central American conductors, Dr. Gamboa maintains an active guest conducting schedule with recurring appearances throughout Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Wyoming, Minnesota, California, and Nevada.Seeking my Brownsville gent
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