Senior Music Performance Major and Classical Guitarist Tye Austin Hoseclaw has won first prize in the American Protege International Piano & Strings Competition (professional division) and will be featured in a winner’s recital at Carnegie Hall on March 3, 2013.
The American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition 2013 is open to school students and adults of all nationalities and countries. All instruments, including piano, strings, voice and winds are welcome to participate in the Competition.
Congratulations to Tye and to James Edwards, Tye’s teacher!
Professors at SOU keep a busy schedule on top of working with their students and this summer proved no different for Professor Rhett Bender of the music department. On top of performing, Bender spends his summer months directing not one, but two workshops in Southern Oregon—the Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop and the Ashland Chamber Music Workshop. Each of these intensives attracts people from across the region, not to mention internationally. He’s been recognized and interviewed by Saxophone Journal for his work both as a mentor and his personal musical accomplishments and the Ashland Chamber Music workshop was featured in All Things Strings, not in small part thanks to what he has
helped make it.
All Things Strings article (pdf)
Saxophone Journal article (pdf)
Pierre LaPlante conducting the SOU Middle School Honor Band
The annual Southern Oregon Regional Middle School Honor Band concert was held on Sunday, October 27, in the Music Department Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University. The event was hosted by the SOU Department of Performing Arts and arranged by Dr. Cynthia Hutton, who is a music professor and conductor at SOU. Continue reading
The Music program of the Department of Performing Arts at Southern Oregon University presents the Faculty Gala Benefit concert on Friday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the SOU Music Recital Hall. The concert benefits the scholarship program for music students. Continue reading
March is the month for concerts, beginning with two directed by Terry Longshore, a professor of music and the director of percussion studies. The first is Steve Reich’s ‘Music for 18 Musicians,’ featuring the SOU Contemporary Music Ensemble on Friday, March 9 at 7:30pm in the Music Recital Hall. Considered one of Reich’s best works, “Music for 18 Musicians” displays the accomplishments of percussionists as well as other musicians and singers. Continue reading
It’s difficult to think of a type of music Todd Barton, composition instructor at SOU and resident composer for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, has not explored, from medieval to electronic and everything in between. His recent album, “analogie,” released on the VicMod label out of Australia, shows his passion for exploring musical genres. Inspired by “it’s endless potential for patching connectivity and its responsiveness,” his synthesizer, the Buchla 200e Electric Music Box, helped him create the music on this CD, all of which revolves around his love of the electronic music of the 1950s and 60s.
Even as someone who’s never previously experienced music like this, it is difficult not to appreciate the artfulness of his work and sense his excitement for working with the sounds he discovers while using this synthesizer.
Check out this interview with Todd.
Dr. Longshore researching design and trying Spanish cajones.
Dr. Terry Longshore, Professor of Music, has spent the last week in Sevilla, Spain where he is taking in lots of music, studying castañuelas (castanets), accompaniment, going to concerts, and researching Spanish cajón design. He says that it has been intense but that he is learning alot. Check out more pictures on his blog: Terry Longshore
Two SOU voice students, Mandee Light and Beatriz Abella, won first place in the Fall
2011 American Protégé International Music Talent Competition for a duet of their vocal and instrumental skills. Continue reading