QUINK vocal ensemble – February 9 2012

QUINK, vocal ensemble Thursday, February 9 2012 7:30pm, Elbin Auditorium, College Hall Representing 4 centuries of music (Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionist, Romantic, to music of our own time) in 3 languages (Dutch, French, Italian), they offer more musical, intellectual, and vocal interest than any other a cappella ensemble performing today. Quink’s first U.S. tour in 1985 was so artistically successful that the group now returns each season. Tours have included residencies at Dartmouth and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and concerts in Spievy Hall, Atlanta, Georgia; Interlochen Center for the Arts, Michigan; Early Music Now, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Houston Friends of Chamber Music, Texas; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Chautauqua Institution, New York and gave its New York debut in Merkin...

Alumni Band at Homecoming – Saturday, October 8

Greetings WLU Band Alumni and Friends! It’s time to show your pride! We are so excited to roll out the Alumni Band again here at Homecoming. OCTOBER 8th is Homecoming–not far away–and we hope you can join us for some easy-going, good-natured, low-stress, FUN and CAMARADERIE! I cannot tell you how proud I am of what the band program has accomplished this fall. The Marching Band is, in a word, OUTSTANDING! You will be delighted with the progress this group is showing (and the FUN they are having and the BUZZ they are creating in the valley). They have grown by over 50% from last year just in terms of numbers, but even more importantly to me, and I know to you too, is that the quality of the product is even MORE than 50% better. We know that it’s not just about the numbers…but they sure help. We want the Alumni Band to be a bit more fun and stress-free for you, so we are changing up a bit our approach to this event–so come one and all! Read on… SATURDAY, October 8 8:00am Rehearsal of the HILLTOPPER FIGHT SONG and ALMA MATER and NATIONAL ANTHEM with the Alumni Band members only. On stage in College Hall (coffee and donuts provided). 9:30am The Alumni Band rides a “float” in the WLU Homecoming Parade and performs the FIGHT SONG. (This is the plan at present–I’m still trying to hunt down a trailer…ideas?) 11:00am Alumni Band is invited to the President’s Home for a reception/brunch. 12:15pm Alumni Band rehearses the National Anthem with the Hilltopper Marching Band on the Quad...

Guest Recital – Christy Banks, clarinet, Oct 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 7:30pm, College Hall, Elbin Auditorium Free and open to the public Christy Banks serves as Assistant Chair of the Music Department at Millersville University of Pennsylvania where she teaches clarinet and saxophone. Prior to that appointment in 2005, Dr. Banks taught clarinet, saxophone, and related music courses at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Concordia University, Doane College, Union College, and Peru State College. She has been a member of many professional ensembles such as the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, the Nebraska Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Third Chair Chamber Players, the Lincoln Municipal Band, and the Huntington Trio. Interested in newly composed music, Dr. Banks is a founding member of Lincoln’s New Music Agency and Bent Indigenous, an Alabama-based contemporary music ensemble. She has appeared as a soloist in Germany and Austria, and she can be heard on Living Artist Recordings. In Pennsylvania, Banks has performed with the Harrisburg Symphony, the Lancaster Symphony, the Reading Symphony, the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, and the Gettysburg Festival Orchestra. Banks received her DMA (2005) and BM (1996) in clarinet from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MM in clarinet from Florida State University (1998). Her primary clarinet teachers are Diane Cawein Barger, Frank Kowalsky, Eric Ginsberg, and Wesley Reist. Dr. Banks is the Pennsylvania state chair of the International Clarinet Association and the founder of the Millersville University Single Reed...

Anthony and Beard (organ and trumpet) – Oct 12, 2011

Anthony and Beard, organ and trumpet Wednesday, October 12 2011 7:30pm, First English Lutheran Church, Wheeling, WV Ryan Anthony has been dazzling audiences around the globe for well over 15 years, and is known to millions from his work with the legendary Canadian Brass. Performed as featured soloist at the Kennedy Center and with the Cleveland Orchestra and Detroit Symphony. Since that time, he hasn’t slowed down for a minute, traveling the world performing both classical music and crossover jazz. He is a graduate and distinguished alumnus of the Cleveland Institute of Music (B.M. and M.M.), He held the prestigious position of Professor of Trumpet with the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music before leaving to join Canadian Brass. Gary Beard is conductor of The Lindenwood Chancel Choir and The Gary Beard Chorale, but is also in demand as an organist. He is Minister of Music/Artist-in-Residence at Lindenwood Christian Church in Memphis, where he has developed a nationally acclaimed music program. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, and for standing room audiences in Vienna, Salzburg and Melk,...

The Chris Barrick Group

A pair of West Liberty music faculty will be performing at the Wheeling Wine & Jazz Festival at the Wheeling Heritage Port on Saturday, August 27. The “Chris Barrick Group” features WLU Jazz Director Chris Barrick on saxophone as well as WLU guitar professor Scott Elliott. Also in the group are WLU alumnus Ed Couture on bass and former WLU adjunct percussion professor Rick Parsons on drums. The group will be performing standard, contemporary and original jazz music from 4-5 PM. For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Barrick at [email protected] or (304)...