Music News Archives

Elon faculty contribute to Teagle-funded grant for improving teaching in the humanities
<p>As part of the &ldquo;Collaborative Humanities Redesign Project&rdquo; (CHRP), a three-year interdisciplinary, cross-campus initiative funded by Teagle Foundation, faculty from Elon, Park and&nbsp;Rockhurst universities and the University of Kansas came together for the third time this September to collaborate on instructional design with the goal to enhance teaching in the humanities.</p>
Elon music professor served as lecturer at Austrian institute this summer<br /> <br /> &nbsp;
<p><span>Gerald Knight was a guest lecturer at the Salzburg Institute for Religion, Culture, and the Arts in&nbsp;Salzburg, Austria.</span></p>
Cory Schantz Vocal Recital
<p>Guest artist and baritone&nbsp;Cory Schantz&nbsp;will be holding a vocal recital in Whitley Auditorium on Sept.&nbsp;27&nbsp;at 7:30 p.m.</p>
Brandon Atwell&#39;s junior recital to be held Dec. 6
<p>Junior percussion performance major, Brandon Atwell, will be giving his junior percussion recital in Yeager Auditorium on Dec.&nbsp;6&nbsp;at 7:30 p.m.</p>
Music professor has two articles published in professional journal
<p>The two articles have been published in &quot;Saxophone Today,&quot; a&nbsp;professional saxophone journal.</p>
Elon marks Labor Day with new celebration
<p>The event Monday in Whitley Auditorium offered a broad look at the history and accomplishments of the labor movement.</p>
Trip to Cuba sparks creativity for Elon professor
<p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Jim Roberts of the Music Department&nbsp;studied Afro-Cuban rhythms and music in the heart of Havana.&nbsp;</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p>
The Elon Jazz Ensemble needs you!
<p>Musicians still needed to play&nbsp;with the internationally renowned Elon University Jazz Ensemble this semester.</p>
Trumpet lessons available for course credit
<p>Elon is offering trumpet lessons for both <strong>music majors</strong> and <strong>nonmajors</strong>.</p>
The Elon Jazz Ensemble Needs You!
<p>Auditions to be held Aug. 30&nbsp;for the internationally renowned Elon University Jazz Ensemble.</p>
Polly Cornelius performed role at the MUNY in St. Louis
<p>The senior lecturer of music and coordinator of vocal studies&nbsp;performed in <em>Fiddler on the Roof </em>at the MUNY in Saint Louis, Missouri, this summer.</p>
Elon musicians bring all that jazz to Italy
<p>The Elon Jazz Ambassadors toured Italy with a series of 11 performances around the country from June 18 through July 4.&nbsp;</p>
Thomas Erdmann has two articles published
<p>The professor of music had two articles published in the professional saxophone journal.</p>
Virginia Novine Whittaker presents at International Jazz Festival
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">Virginia Novine Whittaker, lecturer in music, presented a master class entitled, &quot;Developing Your Unique Sound and Style: Targeted Concepts for Young Jazz Saxophonists&quot; to an audience of music students, performers and teachers at the Jazzit Festival in Italy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Matthew Buckmaster a panelist at Jazzit Festival in Italy
<p>The assistant dean of global education and associate professor of music and education was an invited panelist for jazz education.</p>
Robin Attas presents at a &#39;triple crown&#39; of conferences
<p>Assistant Professor of Music Robin Attas gave conference presentations at conferences for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (US and Canada branches), the Canadian University Music Society, and Analytical Approaches to World Music.</p>
Clay Stevenson presents at the Association for Popular Music Education Annual Conference
<p>The lecturer in music introduced, explained and demonstrated an original and innovative student-led listening exercise that helps students visualize sonic locations of the aural components of a commercial music production.</p>
Stephen Futrell Presents Professional Development Workshops
<p>The associate professor of music worked with K-12 general music teachers and band and choral directors in LaFourche Parish, Louisiana.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has an article published
<p>The professor of music had an article published in the professional trumpet journal.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has two articles published
<p>The professor of music had two articles published in the professional saxophone journal.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has review published
<p>The professor of music had a review published in&nbsp;the professional women arts journal.</p>
Stephen Futrell Judges Choral Festival
<p>The associate professor of music evaluated over 70 choirs at the April festival in Louisiana</p>
Jon Metzger Presents Jazz Vibraphone Clinic at NC Day of Percussion
<p>Jon Metzger Presents Jazz Vibraphone Clinic at NC Day of Percussion</p>
Stephen Futrell Presents at Professional Conference
<p>Director of Choral Activities Stephen A. Futrell presented a symposium at the Southern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association</p>
Elon students win regional vocal competition
<p>Five Elon students competed and won top awards&nbsp;at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Mid-Atlantic vocal competition and conference that was&nbsp;held at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, March 17-19.&nbsp;</p>
Marching Band names 2016 Student Leadership Team
<p>The Elon University &quot;Fire of the Carolinas&quot; Marching Band has announced its 2016 Student Leadership Team</p>
Thomas Erdmann has two articles published
<p>The professor of music had two articles published in the professional saxophone journal</p>
Music professor presents poster at CMS Regional Conference
<p>Hallie Hogan, associate professor of music, gave a poster presentation titled &quot;Historical Storytelling Through the Musical Interpretation of Personal Letters&quot; at the College Music Society Mid-Atlantic&nbsp; Regional Conference.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has an article published
<p>The professor of music had an article published in the professional trumpet journal.</p>
Jon Metzger Featured in Article on Jazz Vibraphone Pedagogy
<p>The professor and chair of the Department of Music was featured in the February 2016 issue of <em>Rhythm! Scene</em></p>
Alumnus release&nbsp;first in a new series of crowd-funded music videos
<p>Sean Magee&nbsp;<span>raised over $10,000&nbsp;to cover the costs of creating the new video.</span></p>
Thomas Erdmann has an article published
<p>The professor of music had an article published in a professional women arts journal.</p>
Wind Ensemble special performance - May 10
<div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <div> <p><strong>Wind Ensemble will welcome special guests and Elon combined choirs during spring performance.</strong></p> </div> </div> </div>
Marching band leadership applications available
<p>Students interested in leadership positions in the the&nbsp;Fire of the Carolinas&nbsp;during the 2016 season can apply now.</p>
Elon senior teaches piano 15 seconds at a time
<p>Honors Fellow Addison Horner created&nbsp;the account @thehashtagmusician to provide musical &quot;micro lessons&quot; to budding pianists, and he&#39;s sharing his undergraduate research findings this spring at several conferences.</p>
2016 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients announced&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;
<p>The honorees are alumni from the past decade who have achieved major professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities, and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has a new book published
<p>The professor of music has his sixth&nbsp;book published.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has two articles published
<p>The professor of music had two articles published in the professional saxophone journal.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has an article and CD review published
<p>The professor of music had an article and a CD review published in the professional trumpet journal.</p>
Camerata receives glowing review in N.C. online arts journal
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Matthew Buckmaster presents at conference
<p>Associate Professor Matthew Buckmaster presented a workshop at the 2015 NCMEA Conference in Winston-Salem, NC.</p>
Elon students advance in vocal competition
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Thomas Erdmann has two articles published
<p>The professor of music had two articles published in a professional saxophone journal.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has a review published
<p>The professor of music had a review published in a professional women arts journal.</p>
Talks on the Steps Explore Oklahoma! History and Music
<p>Pre-show talks by faculty and students peek behind the curtain of the classic musical and explore the creative process</p>
Robin Attas unlocks the secret of pop music introductions
<p>The assistant professor of music has published an article in a prominent music theory journal, discussing meter and rhythm in pop song introductions known as &quot;buildups.&quot;</p>
&#39;When I teach others, I teach myself&#39;
<p>Classical musician Itzhak Perlman was introduced Tuesday to his Elon University Fall Convocation audience as a &quot;violin virtuoso&quot;&nbsp;and &quot;a man of great humility.&quot;&nbsp;What was to follow over the next hour proved both.</p>
Q&amp;A with violin icon a prelude to Fall Convocation
<p><span>Encouraging young performers to &ldquo;be flexible&rdquo; with how they approach their future careers, Itzhak Perlman imparted wisdom Tuesday on Elon University students in Yeager Recital Hall who asked questions of the world&rsquo;s most recognizable name in classical music.</span></p>
Thomas Erdmann has an article published
<p>The professor of music had an article published in the professional trumpet journal.</p>
Department of Music alumnus earns Dove Award nomination
<p>Jacob Danieley &#39;11, a graduate of Elon University&#39;s Music Production &amp; Recording Arts program, has earned a nomination for a GMA Dove Award.</p>