Congratulations to Kristen Beeves, MM horn, for placing first in the Brass Division of the OMTA State Young Artist Competition. She will compete in the Southwest Regional Division in January 2014.
Former graduate, Drew Mangus (BM 2011), recently won the 2nd horn position with the West Point Academy Band.
These videos are part of a collaborative project with Vic Firth and the OU Percussion Orchestra to feature music by an established percussion composer. The performance is combined with interviews with the composer about their music that would be informative and educational to other ensembles and students performing and studying their music. The current videos feature composer Dr. Nathan Daughtrey and four of his percussion works (one which was commissioned by OU!). The previous videos featured music from composers David Gillingham, Thomas Gauger and David Maslanka.
Visit www.vicfirth.com to view Dr. Nathan Daughtrey's Spun and The Cry videos.
The Giulio Gari Foundation presents a lifetime achievement award to renowned Metropolitan Opera star baritone and OU Faculty member
Kim Josephson, Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the New York Athletic Club, New York City.
Eldon Matlick, Professor of Horn, was part of the distinguished panel of judges for the collegiate division of the International Horn Competition of America. The event was held at the University of Louisville on August 28-Sept. 1. Three Sooner hornists competed, Kristen Beeves (MM), Chandler Forrest (BME), and Melissa Byars (BM).
Chase Ward, Violin Performance Major, was awarded a fellowship to the Marrowstone Music Festival this summer in Bellingham, WA. Chase is one of six fellowship students awarded full tuition to the university division of the Festival. Other fellowship recipients this year are violin students from the New England Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music.
Eldon Matlick, Prof. of Horn, has been selected to perform at the 2013 International Horn Society Symposium, July 29 – Aug.3. Dr. Matlick will premiering Gina Gille's 'To the Seasons' and will be assisted by voice professor, Donna Cox. In addition, Dr. Matlick has been charged with organizing an All-Star Horn Ensemble that will be featured on the concluding concert at the Symposium.
Irvin Wagner, a School of Music faculty member at the University of Oklahoma received the 2013 Neill Humfeld Award at the International Trombone Festival held at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University.
Adam Pajan was awarded the Firmin Swinnen 2nd Prize in the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Saltzstein on the publication of her new book The Refrain and the Rise of the Vernacular in Medieval French Music and Poetry, Gallica Series 30 (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2013)
Congratulations to Adam Hall for receiving the American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship. Adam will spend a year in India studying Hindi as he begins work on his Masters in Musicology degree.
Congratulations to Molly Lindsey on winning the Phi Kappa Phi Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Research for her presentation at Undergraduate Research Day.
Congratulations to Beth Mattingly on winning a Fulbright grant to study in Hungary next year. The Fulbright Program provides participants - chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential - with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Congratulations to Delphine Piguet on being awarded the Cleo Cross International Student Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and service to the University community.
Congratulations to Cindy Tseng for winning the Provost’s Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. The award recognizes and rewards outstanding performance by graduate students.
Vic Firth has posted a performance of David Maslanka's "This is the World." Commissioned by OU percussion professor Lance Drege, and former piano pedagogy graduates Karen Beres and Chris Hahn, "This is the World" was featured on a CD released last fall through Albany Records. (www.vicfirth.com)
The OU chapter of the National Association for Music Edcaution has won the 2013 NAfME Collegiate Chapter of Excellence Award for their submission on the Young Men’s Vocal Workshop. Congratulations to the entire board and the great future teachers in the membership.
Melissa Byars (Sophomore BM, horn) won second prize in the collegiate brass and wind players division of the Ladies Music Club of OKC Performance Competition.
Violinist Emily Bishop, MM-Performance, is the winner of the 2012 Oklahoma Community Orchestra Young Artist Competition. Emily will be soloist with the orchestra and the award carries a cash prize as well.
The International Trombone Association has awarded their 2013 Neill Humfeld Award to OU trombone professor Dr. Irv Wagner for his outstanding and lasting contributions to the world of trombone performance and education. The Neill Humfeld Award recognizes outstanding trombone teaching while honoring the teaching excellence of the late Neill Humfeld.
For more information, please visit the International Trombone Association website at www.trombone.net.
Congratulations to undergraduate students Sarah Langston and Kendell Workun who where both elected to leadership positions within the Collegiate Oklahoma Music Educators Association. Sarah is President Elect and Kendell will server as Editor.