Music News Archives

Futrell judges Solo & Ensemble Festival
<p>Stephen Futrell, associate professor of music, judged choral ensembles at the March 12, 2019, festival.</p>
Persistence and production: Eliza Spear &rsquo;22 building a music career, with second single to be released this week
<p>The Los Angeles native is majoring in music production and recording arts at Elon, and has found resources to support her development as an artist.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
Spotlight on Music alum Jim Boitnott &#39;98
<p>Boitnott is now the chief operating officer&nbsp;and director of global operations for PreSonus, a manufacturer of professional audio equipment and software used to create, record, mix and master music and other audio</p>
Chip Newton performs with jazz guitarist Martin Taylor
<p>Guitar Instructor Chip Newton took part in a guitar workshop hosted by internationally recognized musicians, Martin Taylor and Peppino D&#39;Agostino.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has an article published
<p>The professor of music had an article published in a the professional trumpet journal.</p>
Music Students win N.C. vocal competition
<p>The trio will now compete at the Mid-Atlantic NATS Regional competition to be held in March</p>
Stephen A. Futrell performs at Jazz Festival
<p>The Associate Professor of Music appeared as guest adjudicator, clinician and performer.</p>
Cora Palfy publishes research on diversity in the music theory classroom
<p>Research by Assistant Professor of Music Cora S. Palfy was recently published in&nbsp;The Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, a national journal for the field of music theory.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has article published in International Trumpet Guild Journal
<p>The professor of music had an article published in the January 2018 issue of the journal.</p>
Johnson, Gatti and Buckmaster present at study abroad conference
<p>Amy Johnson, Evan Gatti and Matthew Buckmaster present &quot;Intentionally Global: <span id="docs-internal-guid-6ebd8760-7fff-c130-0248-043ff0cbaf20">An examination of the &ldquo;global citizen&rdquo; through intentional connections between the Core Curriculum &amp; </span><br class="kix-line-break" /> <span>Global Education at Elon University&quot; at CIEE Conference.</span></p>
Elon students win at N.C. vocal competition
<p>The success of the 11 students who competed means they will advance to the Mid-Atlantic Regionals to be held in Maryland in March.&nbsp;</p>
Elaine Bradley of the Neon Trees at Elon as part of&nbsp;MPRA Music Industry Visiting Professional Series
<p>Elaine Bradley, drummer and singer in the rock band Neon Trees, will be&nbsp;speaking with students in the Music Production and Recording Arts Program during her visit Nov. 5-7.</p>
Stephen Futrell music score accepted for publication
<p>Futrell&#39;s edition of a 19th-Century Russian piece will be published with Fred Bock Music.&nbsp;</p>
Futrell serves on peer&nbsp;review panel
<p>The associate professor of music critiques a new textbook on vocal pedagogy.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has an article on Claudio Roditi published
<p>The article by the&nbsp;professor of music had an article published in The International Trumpet Guild Journal.</p>
Elon Student Singers - Be a part of history
<p>Join Chorale and perform for the inauguration this fall&nbsp;of Elon&#39;s ninth president, Connie Ledoux Book</p>
Elon Jazz Ensemble to hold auditions
<p>Open auditions for the Elon University Jazz Ensemble will be held during the band&#39;s first class meeting on Tuesday, Aug.&nbsp;28, from 12:25 to 2:05 p.m. in Room 164 of the Center for the Arts.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
Brass fanfare recorded at Elon featured at League of American Orchestras national conference
<p><strong>Lynn Beck, Clay Stevenson and students collaborated with Winston-Salem Symphony musicians to record James Stephenson&rsquo;s &ldquo;Fanfare &ndash; Light from Shadows&quot; providing a dynamic soundtrack for community service award winner John Beck&rsquo;s documentary video.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Virginia Novine Whittaker and Matthew Buckmaster present at JazzIt Festival in Montegrosso, Italy
<p><span>Their presentation included an overview of Undergraduate Music programs in the U.S., suggestions for international students who are interested in auditioning for college-level music programs and examples of careers opportunities with an undergraduate music degree.&nbsp;</span></p>
PSAs produced by Doug Kass airing internationally on World Cup telecasts
<p>The assistant professor of communications teamed with fellow Elon colleagues Mitch Herndon and Clay Stevenson, as well as recent iMedia graduate Trey Caldwell, to develop three public service announcements to promote the United Nations AIDS outreach program.</p>
Elon Music Ambassadors perform at JazzIt International Music Festival in Italy
<p>The performance by the ensemble, consisting of Elon students and alumni, was part of a 10-day tour.</p>
Tres McMichael &#39;19 wins first prize at national competition
<p>The senior&nbsp;won first place in the National Hall Johnson&nbsp;Spiritual vocal competition on June 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</p>
Vandermaas-Peeler and Buckmaster receive Colonial Academic Alliance grant through James Madison University
<p>The grant will fund a study looking at the interaction between a student&#39;s characteristics and the experiences they have while studying abroad.</p>
Andrew McGann &#39;19: Following his passion
<p>McGann, a rising Elon senior from Summit, New Jersey, shares how his Elon Engagement Scholarship has allowed him to pursue his love for music production. This is the second in a video series highlighting the impact of endowed scholarships at Elon.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has article published
<p>Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had an article published in the professional trumpet journal.</p>
Stephen A. Futrell selected as artistic director/conductor for Voices &mdash; The Chapel Hill Chorus
<p>Futrell will begin serving in the role for the choral group, one of the Triangle&#39;s oldest and most distinguished, this summer.&nbsp;</p>
Stephen A. Futrell performs in Chicago
<p>Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music Stephen A. Futrell performed with musicians from Atlanta and Chicago. Futrell was invited as a featured vocalist but also played trumpet with the instrumental ensemble.</p>
Vote now: Help get Elon on the big screen
<p>As part of the 2018 Coca-Cola and Regal Films&nbsp;student film competition, Elon students traveled to Atlanta in late January to produce a 35-second film, which is now available to watch online. And don&rsquo;t forget to vote for Elon&rsquo;s commercial in the Fan Favorite Award contest.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has an article published in the International Trumpet Guild Journal
<p>The professor of music had an article published in the professional trumpet journal.</p>
From the archives:&nbsp;Setting the tone
<p>More than 55 years ago, the &ldquo;Emanons&rdquo; laid the foundation for a successful jazz program at Elon.&nbsp;</p>
World Percussion Ensemble offers open class on Feb. 1
Join Chorale
<p>Elon&#39;s large choral ensemble is open to all Elon students.</p>
Camerata announces open auditions for basses and tenors
<p>Camerata is open to all Elon students</p>
Joshua Carswell &#39;11 to perform in Carnegie Hall&#39;s Isaac Stern Auditorium&nbsp;
<p>Carswell, a Presser Music Scholar, will perform on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. during the &quot;Rhapsody in Bluegrass: The Art of American Music&quot; concert.</p>
Futrell joins with CS Music for online voice coaching
<p>Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music Stephen A. Futrell&#39;s online site will offer written and video feedback for singers.</p>
Erdmann has an article published in International Trumpet Guild Journal
<p>Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had an article published about Etienne Charles in the professional trumpet journal.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Deck the halls with Elon jolly
<p>Elon&#39;s 2017 holiday video includes 27 vocalists, one Phoenix, two presidents and lots of fun.&nbsp;Enjoy!</p>
World Percussion Ensemble seeks new members
Elon students, faculty attend audio engineering convention in NYC
<p>Members of Elon&#39;s Audio Engineering Society and faculty members participated in the society&#39;s convention held Oct. 18-21.&nbsp;</p>
Erdmann&#39;s new book glowingly reviewed
<p>The professor of music had his latest book, &quot;<span>How Jazz Trumpeters Play Music Today: Twelve Interviews on Technique, Style, and Aesthetic,&quot;</span> reviewed in the professional trumpet journal International Trumpet Guild Journal.</p>
Campus drum circle for students
<p>Free event - fun for everyone!</p>
Winston-Salem Symphony premieres music commissioned by Lynn Beck, with Elon students joining in performance
<p><strong>During three concerts, the symphony featured the spirited opening fanfare commissioned by Beck and her husband, with trumpet students performing in the&nbsp;finale of a symphony program that artistically supports the</strong><strong>&nbsp;lives of those touched by cancer.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Fischer directs state conference
<p>Music professor Victoria Fischer Faw&nbsp;serves as President-Elect and Conference Chair of&nbsp;the 59th Annual conference of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association October 5-7, 2017.&nbsp;</p>
Erdmann has an article published in International Trumpet Guild Journal
<p>Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had an article published about John Daversa in the professional trumpet journal.</p>
Elon&#39;s Rusty Smith to perform with N.C. Brass Band for &#39;Latin Brass&#39; concert
<p>The North Carolina Brass Band will present a program of Latin Music on Sept.&nbsp;22 and 23.</p>
Elon Music alumna to perform with the Fire of the Carolinas Nov. 4
<p>Jessika Brust &#39;08&nbsp;will perform with Elon&#39;s marching band during&nbsp;Homecoming Weekend.</p>
World Percussion Ensemble seeks new members
<p>The class meets on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:10 p.m. in Arts West and is taught by Adjunct Instructor in Music Jim Roberts.&nbsp;</p>
Be a part of something big (band)! &nbsp;Join the Elon University Jazz Ensemble
<p>The Elon University Jazz Ensemble needs you!</p>
Stevenson presents at 2017 Association of Popular Music Education national conference
<p>Clay Stevenson, a lecturer in music at Elon, presented on topics relative to a cappella vocal production and crowd-sourcing for the independent musician.</p>
Elon alumni endow music scholarship with generous estate gift
<p>A $400,000 gift from the estate of the late Mattie Pickett Edwards &rsquo;39 and John Lee Edwards &rsquo;41 creates a meaningful legacy at Elon.</p>