The University of Maryland honored Linda Mabbs with the Landmark Award for distinguished international contributions. The ceremony was on Tuesday, November 15 at 3PM in the Atrium of the Stamp Student Union. The UMD Chamber Singers, under the direction of Ed Maclary, performed before the Provost presented the award to Linda
President Wallace Loh appointed Shelley Davis to our Emeritus Faculty. In his letter, President Loh praised the way Shelley, since 1972, has "enriched our community" with his "distinguished record as a scholar and teacher." Congratulations, Professor!
Chris Gekker performed on the David Letterman show with Peter Gabriel on Wednesday, November 9.
Chris Vadala recently performed Bolero with Christoph Eschenbach and the NSO on their opening 80th Gala Concert, Pictures at an Exhibition with Lorin Maazel, and will back up guitarist George Benson on NSO Pops concerts over Thanksgiving break. He will be performing on the Kennedy Center Honors TV special, as well as performances with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, and the Prelude Jazz Septet at Blues Alley in December.
Barbara Haggh-Huglo and Michel Huglo chaired the session "Numerus" at which Barbara read her translation of Michel's paper, "Musica ex numeris," at the conference "Music in the Carolingian World: Witnesses to a Metadiscipline" at Ohio State University, October 28, 2011.
Barbara Haggh-Huglo also delivered her paper, "Modes, Tenors, Scribes, and Stems: The Spanish Features of the Madrid and Las Huelgas Codices," at the conference "The Gothic Revolution: Music in Western Europe, 1100-1300," at Princeton University, November 4, 2011.
Dr. Lee Hinkle presented a marimba master class for the Frederick Mallet Day in Frederick, MD on November 13.
Rita Sloan just returned from a week in Taiwan where she participated in the Taiwan National University of the Arts International Symposium on 19th-Century German-Austrian Piano Chamber Music Literature. Professor Sloan taught, gave a Master Class, and presented a lecture - An Overview of 19th-Century German-Austrian Piano Chamber Music. Additionally, she performed a Beethoven Trio in the featured concert of the symposium with two of the university's faculty members.
The University of Maryland Special Collections Division has established a new archive, The Thomas DeLio Papers. This archive will hold Professor Thomas DeLio's sketches and manuscripts for his music, books and essays; master tapes from numerous recording sessions; journal articles, books CDs and DVDs. In addition it will hold his correspondence, including, letters from such composers, poets and artists as Iannis Xenakis, John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Morton Feldman, Elliott Carter, Sol LeWitt, Peter Inman, among others. Eventually all his teaching materials will also be held in this collection as well as work by his students in both theory and composition.
Last weekend, Timothy McReynolds returned to Carnegie Hall, this time in the Stern Auditorium with the Baltimore Symphony in a performance of Honegger's Jeanne D'Arc au Bucher.
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