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Rebecca Jemian (theory) was selected to be a reader of the AP Music Theory examination at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Jemian also continues to write program notes for the Louisville Orchestra.

Timothy Johnson (theory, chair of graduate studies) gave a presentation this summer at the 20th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. His talk, "I Never Get Back: An Analysis of Melodic Shape in 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game,' " was his third presentation at the hall of fame. His article on the same subject, "I Never Get Back: How 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' Succeeds in Celebrating Failure," appears in the latest issue (v. 28) of The National Pastime, a journal of the Society for American Baseball Research. This past spring he taught a course, Music and Baseball in the Deadball and Post-Steroids Eras, at Ithaca College's Washington Seminar Program.

Deborah Rifkin (theory) presented a paper at this year's conference of the Society for American Music, which was held March 18-22 in Denver. The paper was titled, "Telling a Textured Tale: A Feminist Music Analysis of Jennifer Higdon's blue cathedral."

Peter Silberman (theory) was elected to the position of treasurer of the Music Theory Society of New York State. Additionally, his article "Analyzing Tonal Embellishment in Post-Tonal Music" was appears in the collection of essays Musical Currents from the Left Coast, recently published by Cambridge Scholar's Publishing.

Dana Wilson (composition) has had numerous commissions and performances over the summer. " Concerto for Trumpet and String Orchestra (A Meditation on Yeats)" was performed at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Banff, Canada. "Come Out and Play," commissioned by the West Point Clarinet Quartet, was premiered at the Clarinet Symposium in Oklahoma City in June. "Mirrors" was performed by Imani Winds on NPR's Performance Today. "Shallow Streams, Deep Rivers" was performed by the Chicago Chamber Musicians on NPR's Performance Today as well as on the NPR's syndicated program Chicago Chamber Musicians. Additionally, "Day Dreams" was published by Alfred Music Publishers in July, and "Shallow Streams, Deep Rivers" received an award from the International Horn Society and was performed at the group's annual conference in Denver.

Rebecca Jemian (theory) was selected to be a reader of the AP Music Theory examination at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Jemian also continues to write program notes for the Louisville Orchestra.



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