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Greg Woodward, who has held a number of senior leadership positions at Ithaca College, was announced today as the new president of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He will begin his duties as the 19th president of the private liberal arts institution this summer.

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Violinist Brian Lewis and pianist Laura Kennedy will give this year’s Louis K. Thaler Concert Violinist Series performance at Ithaca College on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  The free concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The program will include music of Darius Milhaud, Robert Schumann, Robert Avalon, Robert Russell Bennett, and Aaron Copland. 

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Please join me on March 8th at the next IC Faculty Colloquium.  Deborah Rifkin, newly tenured faculty member in the School of Music, will be presenting “Meaning in Contemporary Music: Jennifer Higdon’s Textured Tales.”

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Patrick Conway and His Famous Band by Mark Fonder, is an American dream story rarely encountered. 

Patrick Conway’s lifespan and the golden era of the professional band in America literally coincided. This book tells how Conway became one of the luminaries of the professional band era; as famous in his day as John Philip Sousa.  Within Conway’s story we see how his professional band developed after the Civil War, how the instrumentation of the American wind band evolved, how band musicians learned their craft and made a living, and how bands functioned in the social fabric of the American culture.

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