<p><span>Victoria Fischer Faw, (department of music), was the featured guest artist at the 2013 Annual Piano Pedagogy Symposium by</span><span> the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the </span><span>University of Georgia, Athens on</span><span> February 23, 2013. </span></p>
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-0760cbeb-5646-2d97-f6a1-fdd8a225d342">Local children who receive help learning to read from Elon University students were part of a Sunday musical performance in Whitley Auditorium.</span><br />
<p>The Fire of the Carolinas has announced its 2013 Leadership Team. These students represent different majors from across the Elon campus from different class groups, and are the main group that perpare the Elon Marching Band for the fall season. They are highly active with the band and help to make sure the Fire of the Carolinas is perpared each season.</p>
The Elon Music Ambassadors, led by music faculty Virginia Novine Whittaker, recently returned from a six-day performance tour of northern Florida and South Carolina. The tour took place just one month after a four-day tour of Western North Carolina in December.
Thomas Erdmann, professor of music, wrote the article, "Cuong Vu On Creatively Following Your Intuition." It is published in the January 2013 issue of <em>The International Trumpet Guild Journal</em>.
Music technology alumnus Frank Hurd '12 has released his debut solo EP "Pressed for Time" on iTunes this week and it climbed to #11 on the iTunes Bestseller list for top singer/songwriter albums in one day.
Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had his article, <em>Thinking Forward And Staying True: Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith</em>, published in the October 2012 issue of the <em>International Trumpet Guild Journal</em>.
Thomas Erdmann, profesor of music, had three 6,000-word articles featured on the cover of the September/October 2012 issue of <em>Saxophone Journal</em>. They are on The Rippingtons and chart-topping Los Angeles based saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa, University of Illinois saxophone and music professor J. Michael Holmes, and University of South Florida saxophone and music professor Jack Wilkins.
As part of an exiting new online musical collaboration, associate professor Todd Coleman's "Wind Dance," a musical composition for a 12-part flute choir, has been selected by Troubadour Music to be collaboratively recorded over the Internet by flute players throughout the world, dubbed the "New World Flutet."
Associate Professor Todd Coleman continued his service on the Barlow Endowment board of advisors this summer with a weeklong meeting this summer to judge entries for the 2012 Barlow International Prize.
Tantara Records is releasing a new album of music for flute and orchestra that includes a 20-minute flute concerto composed by associate professor Todd Coleman, coordinator of the Elon University Music Technology Program.