Posts tagged ‘Music’

New Single by Instructor Keown’s Ensemble icarus Quartet

Matt Keown, adjunct instructor in music (percussion), announced the video release of his ensemble icarus Quartet’s first single from their upcoming album. Big Things by Michael Laurello features Keown on percussion. The full album, also titled Big Things, will be available in physical, digital, and streaming formats everywhere on Furious Artisans Records on June 17.

Barraclough Performs with Canonico ’14 and Lancaster ’18

Michelle Barraclough, adjunct instructor in flute, performed with LVC music alumni at two recent events. She first performed with the Harrisburg Camerata, a newly formed professional choir co-conducted by Tyler Canonico ’14. Next, she performed in a school production of Beauty and the Beast that Kyra Lancaster ’18 music directed.

Dr. Moorman-Stahlman Presents to Canadian Audience

Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, professor of music and College organist, gave a Zoom presentation on March 8 to the Registered Music Teacher’s Group in Vancouver, Canada, on “Practice Tips as transmitted by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Ruth Slenczynska to Shelly Moorman-Stahlman.” 

All About Jazz Reviews Dr. Morell’s Latest Recording

All About Jazz recently reviewed the album Exit Music for Intelligent Life on Earth by Dr. Justin Morell, associate professor of music (composition and theory). The reviewer noted, “his Exit Music for Intelligent Life on Earth explores the challenges concerning climate change and a potential search for a new home for humankind.”

Dr. Zeuch and LVC Choirs National Semi-Finalists

Dr. Kyle Zeuch, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, was named an American Prize: National Semi-Finalist for the Dale Warland Conducting Award (College/University Division). The LVC Choirs he directs also were announced as National Semifinalists for the Virtual Performance Award. Dr. Johannes Dietrich, Newton and Adelaide Burgner Professor of Instrumental Music and director of the Symphony Orchestra, and Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, professor of music and College organist, assisted in the 2020 Christmas at The Valley performance that was submitted for consideration by the American Prize judges.

Dr. Zeuch Conducts Honors Choir

Dr. Kyle Zeuch, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music, was the conductor of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 8 Honors Choir on Feb. 11. Dr. Zeuch, who also is the music director of the Harrisburg Choral Society, worked with 205 high school students in Williamsport to present a concert.

Dr. Eggert Composes Commissioned Work for Organ Dedication in Harrisburg

Dr. Scott Eggert, professor emeritus of music, composed an organ showpiece, Michelangelo Fantasy, for the dedication recital at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Virtuoso organist Ken Cowan will perform the nearly 30-minute piece, which was commissioned expressly for the event.

Concert Choir Selected to Perform at Association Conference

The LVC Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Kyle Zeuch, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, was selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association of Pennsylvania summer conference, New Horizons, on August 2. The virtual performance was recorded and edited by choir members during the spring 2021 semester and shared on August 2 with choral directors from throughout Pennsylvania.

Dr. Davis Presents at Research Conference

Dr. Sharon Davis, associate professor of music and director of music education, presented “A researcher’s journey” at the Music Education Research Day at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, on June 21.  

Dr. Morell Discusses New Album with WITF

Dr. Justin Morell, associate professor of music, was interviewed by Joe Ulrich of WITF regarding his new album, All Without Words: Variations Inspired by Loren. The album is a jazz/orchestral trumpet concerto featuring John Daversa, a multi-Grammy winning soloist from the University of Miami. Dr. Morell wrote the composition based on his experience as a parent of a non-verbal autistic child, 16-year-old Loren.