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March 2020

Congratulations to OU School of Music musicology professor Dr. Jennifer Saltzstein! Dr. Saltzstein has been selected by the OU Arts & Humanities Forum's Faculty Advisory Committee for the National Humanities Center's Summer Residency in June!

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March 2020

Congratulations to former OU School of Music organ graduate student Stephanie Barth, whose monograph "Mildred Andrews Boggess: A Biography" has just been published by Leupold Editions!

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February 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Young Artist Competition! 1st place winner Micah Cheng and 2nd place winner Emily Chippendale will be joined by Callie Bryant, Evelyn Culver, Claire Dittelmier, Anna Fitzgerald, Madison Hoyt, and Kayla Marshall in a special Young Artist Competition Honors Concert at 3:00 pm on March 28th!

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February 2020

The OU School of Music was honored to host the 2020 Southwest Region College Band Directors National Association Conference! The conference attendees come from Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas, with featured performances by ensembles from Texas Woman's University, Texas Tech University, Arkansas State University, the University of Missouri, the University of Central Arkansas, the University of Texas-Arlington, and the University of Oklahoma. The conference has approximately 150 registered attendees, 12 scholarly presentations, and a total of more than 1,000 participating musicians over the duration of the conference!

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February 2020

Congratulations to OU School of Music graduate music education student Geoff Harmon, who has just returned from presenting at the TI:ME Leadership Academy! Mr. Harmon's presentation addressed the incorporation of technology in the public schools for students who are not currently participating in scholastic performance ensembles. Congratulations, Geoff!

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February 2020

Congratulations to Katie Ostrosky, who will soon be receiving the OU Provost's Certificate of Distinction in Teaching award! The recipients of this award represent the top 10 percent of all graduate assistants across campus by student evaluations for courses taught during the Fall 2019 semester. Ms. Ostrosky is a PhD Piano Pedagogy major, and is a graduate teaching assistant for the music theory area. Congratulations, Katie!

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February 2020

We are very pleased to announce that OU School of Music graduate students Robert Hartfield and Jenna Klein will be receiving The Provost’s Certificate of Distinction in Teaching! The recipients represent the top 10 percent of all graduate assistants across campus by student evaluations for courses taught during the Fall 2019 semester. Congratulations, Robert and Jenna!

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February 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Josh Tomlinson! Dr. Tomlinson has just accepted a position as Instructor of Music Technology and Production at the University of Northern Florida, where he will oversee their B.M. in Music Technology and Production program, beginning in August.

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February 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Charlene Dell, who presented a clinic session titled "Strengthening Ensemble Skills Through Technology" to a large and enthusiastic audience at the TMEA Convention in San Antonio yesterday afternoon!

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February 2020

We are excited to announce that Dr. Michael Hancock has been selected as a national semifinalist in two categories for The American Prize: celebrating American excellence in the arts! He has been nominated in the categories of Conductor in the band/wind ensemble division, and the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for Performance of American Music for his performances with the OU Wind Symphony of Michael Colgrass' Urban Requiem featuring the h2 saxophone quartet, and Michael Daugherty's Labyrinth of Love featuring OU doctoral student Skye Singleton Baxter. Congratulations, Dr. Hancock!

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February 2020

Congratulations to OU trombone professor Dr. Irv Wagner and the Trombone Choir! Several current and former students joined Dr. Wagner in a performance of the National Anthem prior to yesterday's OKC Thunder game.

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February 2020

Congratulations to OU School of Music organ professor Dr. Adam Pajan, who has just received an invitation to perform at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles next January! The performance is one of four in an annual series of solo organ programs sponsored by the LA Phil and featuring organists from across the world. In addition to Dr. Pajan's performance, the series will also include appearances by organists Chelsea Chen, Ton Koopman, and James O'Donnell. Congratulations, Dr. Pajan!

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February 2020

Congratulations to OU School of Music horn professor Dr. Eldon Matlick, who has received an invitation to participate in Carnaval du Cor 2020 in Pullach, Germany February 21-25. While there, he will perform with a distinguished guest list of some of the most prestigious professional hornists from around Germany and will give master classes to younger participants. Congratulations, Dr. Matlick!

 

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February 2020

Congratulations to music education professor Dr. Melissa Baughman! Dr Baughman was the Region M guest conductor for the annual "Circle the State with Song Choral Festival" last Friday at the Nancy O'Brian Center!

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February 2020

We are very proud to present the 2020 Benton-Schmidt Competition winners: Thando Mamba 1st place, Ashley Carr 2nd place, Nathan Bowles 3rd place, and Edward Bland 4th place. Thank you to Dr. Joel Burcham and the OU voice faculty for coordinating the competition, and thank you to Emily Pulley for serving as this year's adjudicator! Congratulation to Thando, Ashley, Nathan, and Edward, and to EVERYONE who participated today!

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January 2020

Congratulations to Clara Hassen, 3rd year DMA Piano Performance and Pedagogy candidate in the OU School of Music, who has just received MTNA's e-Journal Article of the Year Award for her article "Music Performance Anxiety: The Role of Teachers in Addressing Anxiety in Adolescent Students and Beyond," which was published in the February 2019 MTNA e-Journal! Congratulations, Clara, on this tremendous honor!

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January 2020

Congratulations to OU School of Music composition student Timothy Schmidt! A film to which he contributed music, titled Hawks Ridge, is having its world premiere at the San Diego Black Film Festival this Saturday, February 1! This is Timothy's first feature-length film project.

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January 2020

Congratulations to OU School of Music composition professor Dr. Marvin Lamb! Dr. Lamb has just accepted an invitation from Parma Records to participate in a recording project with the London Symphony Orchestra & guest soloist/ cellist Ovidiu Marinescu. In the words of the Parma Production Staff, Lamb was invited to participate in the project “because we believe your compositional style & voice would be a spectacular fit for this.” The recordings will take place in the famous Abbey Road Studio. The resulting product will be 8 short concert pieces for cello & orchestra tentatively titled “LSO Miniatures” with a release date scheduled for early 2021. Congratulations, Dr. Lamb!

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January 2020

Congratulations to OU School of Music organ professor Dr. Damin Spritzer, who is on the road this weekend presenting a masterclass and recital at the University of Notre Dame!

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January 2020

Congratulations to PhD music education student Joshua Chism, who has been invited to present his research, "An examination of undergraduate vocal pedagogy courses for preservice choral music educators" at the Symposium for Research in Choral Singing in Atlanta this May!

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January 2020

Congratulations to OU School of Music professor Dr. Melissa Baughman! Dr. Baughman’s essay “Nevertheless, She Sings: Empowering Women in Choral Music,” will be featured in Relevance in the Choral Art: A Pathway to Connections, to be released this month! This is the fourth book in a series edited by Tim Sharp and is an important collection of essays on how choral music is engaging new audiences and participants. The book is published through GIA publications.

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January 2020

School of Music professor Konstantinos Karathanasis’ project “Aulos and Live Electronics” was one of the 38 selected in late 2019 for funding by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program of Stavros Niarchos Foundation in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece. Professor Karathanasis will teach a graduate class on Interactive Performance Techniques at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Music during the upcoming semester.

And, Dr. Karathanasis has just been reelected to the position of Vice President for Membership of the Society for ElectroAcoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS). Congratulations, Dr. Karathanasis!

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January 2020

Congratulations to our ELEVEN students who have been selected into the 2020 Oklahoma Intercollegiate Honor Band! The band will present a concert this Thursday at 2:00 pm at the annual OkMEA Conference in Tulsa.

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January 2020

Congratulations to third year PhD music education student Lonnie Easter, who delivered a presentation at last week's Jazz Education Network 11th Annual Conference in New Orleans! Lonnie's session title was “Exploring Jazz Improvisation Through a Hybrid Internet-Mediated Communication–Virtual Learning Environment: An Instrumental Case Study."

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January 2020

OU School of Music voice students Claire Robinson, Natasha Naik, Skye Singleton, Jin Yu, Sarah Spurlin, Hanna Alfaro, and Robert Hartfield performed a recital prior to Sarah Coburn's performance with the Tulsa Symphony. Congratulations to these outstanding students, and to our outstanding OU School of Music vocal arts faculty!

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January 2020

We are very pleased to announce that OU School of Music professor Dr. Casey Gerber will be receiving the Exemplary Teacher: Higher Ed honor award from the Oklahoma Music Educators Association at next week's convention in Tulsa! Congratulations, Dr. Gerber, on this well deserved honor!

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January 2020

CONGRATULATIONS to the Codex Saxophone Quartet! These amazing musicians--Parker Fritz, Alexis Seah, Ben MacDonald, and Jacob Nance--have been selected into the NATIONAL FINALS of the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition! The Codex Quartet will compete with six other groups from Eastman, Northwestern, Indiana, Michigan State, Illinois, and Arizona State. Congratulations to Parker, Alexis, Ben, Jacob, and OU School of Music saxophone professor Dr. Jonathan Nichol on this outstanding achievement!

 

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January 2020

Don't miss OU School of Music professor Dr. Michael Hancock's OkMEA presentation "Rehearsing With Flow" at 3:30 pm on Friday, January 17th in the Hyatt Regency Oklahoma Room!

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January 2020

If you are attending the OkMEA Conference this year, be sure to catch OU School of Music bass professor Dr. Anthony Stoops' presentation "All Things Bass" on Friday, January 17th, at 2:00 pm in the Doubletree 2nd Floor Ballroom!

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January 2020

48 quartets entered this year's North American Saxophone Alliance quartet competition.

20 were selected for the live semi-final round.

THREE of those quartets are from the OU School of Music!

Congratulations to the Codex (Parker Fritz, Alexis Seah, Ben MacDonald,Jacob Nance), Saros (Kirsten Hewes, Laurette Roddin, Dylan Matheny, Rachel Wolz), and Xenon (Nathan Heim, Alex Van Laere, Julianna Voelker, Carli Norniella) Saxophone Quartets, and to OU School of Music saxophone professor Dr. Jonathan Nichols on this fantastic accomplishment!

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January 2020

Be sure to catch OU School of Music professor Dr. Charlene Dell's presentation, "Divide and Conquer: Strategies for Practicing Hands Separately" at OkMEA! The session is at 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 16th in the Doubletree 2nd floor ballroom.