Posts tagged ‘Music’

Scott Drackley ’77 Founds Penn Square Music Festival

Scott Drackley ’77, music, choral director at Lancaster High School, recently founded the Penn Square Music Festival, for which he also serves as artistic director.

Madeline Teitsma ’21 Selected to Attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta

Madeline Teitsma ’21, a music and music education double  major from Newton, N.J., was one of just 18 students from nine Jersey counties to be selected to attend a national 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., later this month. According to the article, “The conference will focus on the Cooperative Extension System’s belief that young people can be significant partners in addressing the issues that face our nation, especially those affecting youth.”

 

Annual VALE Media Industry Conference and Inaugural Without A Box Video Contest

The 14th Annual VALE Media Industries Conference, which brings professionals from the music and digital communications industries to campus, will be held Nov. 18. Attendees experience the ins-and-outs of both industries, while having the opportunity to learn directly from current members. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite for the event. Admission is free for LVC students and $15 for non-LVC students. Also, come out to our crawl in historic Annville for a night of live music at multiple venues!

 

In addition, VALE is hosting its inaugural video contest during the conference through Without A Box, which is for student film makers or short makers from all over. Visit here to submit your video and please note there is a $10 submission fee.  

Dr. Eggert Receives Major Composition Commission

Dr. Scott Eggert, professor emeritus of music, has received a commission from Dr. Christopher Kiver, director of choral activities at Pennsylvania State University, for a major new work: an hour-long choral and instrumental cantata written in observance of the centenary of the Armistice that effectively ended World War I. The work will receive its premiere performance by Dr. Kiver and the Penn State Concert Choir during the inaugural season of Penn State’s new recital hall on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 2018.

Anthony Pieruccini ’18 and Nick Kochanek ’18 Perform Live on ABC

Two rising seniors, Anthony Pieruccini ’18 (music major, business minor) and Nick Kochanek ’18 (music and audio & music production double major), performed on ABC 27’s Good Day PA in early July as part of the Anthony Pieruccini Trio. The group performed their jazz piece, Blues for Mikki, on the live show and promoted their CD, Tri Me, and upcoming performances, including a show at Cassel Vineyards of Hershey at the end of the month.

10th Annual Harrisburg Symphony Concert at LVC

LVC marked a decade of hosting the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (HSO) for a free community concert in celebration of the Fourth of July. Led by Maestro Stuart Malina, who served as a Lazin Distinguished Leader in Resident at LVC in 2010, the HSO performed several American classics on campus June 30.

Fulbright Scholar Hannah Pell ’16 Published

Hannah Pell ’16, music and physics, co-authored “Application of Systematic Musicology in Music Theory and Analysis” as part of the 9th European Music Analysis Conference in Strasbourg, France, from June 28 to July 1. Pell spent her Fulbright year at the Centre for Systematic Musicology at the University of Graz in Austria.

Professor Snyder Pens Opinion Piece in Newsweek

Jeff Snyder, professor of music, director of music business, and director of the VALE music group, wrote an opinion piece, “Untimely Death: Still a Great Career Move,” that was published on Newsweek’s website June 17. Professor Snyder highlighted numerous instances in which a noted performer’s music sales increased, often significantly, after their deaths.

Joan Squires ’79 Receives Distinguished Broadway Award

Joan Squires, a music education major from the Class of 1979, was recently named as Broadway Presenter of the Year by the Broadway League in New York City. Squires, Omaha Performing Arts President, received the Samuel J. L’Hommedieu Award for Outstanding Achievement in Presenter Management in May at the league’s spring conference. She was recognized for her contributions to the Broadway industry and the arts in Omaha, Neb.