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.
The Eufonix Quartet is a cutting edge chamber ensemble that was formed in the summer of 2009. Its members consist of euphonium/tuba soloists Danny Helseth, Pat Stuckemeyer, Kelly Thomas, and School of Music Assistant Professor, Aaron Tindall. The group released its debut album, ...
The School of Music Annual Black History Month Concert will be held on Friday, February 24th at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. The concert will feature a very special group of elementary aged students from Beverly J. Martin 3rd Grade Class and the Choraliers from the community school of the Arts. The children will present President Barack Obama’s book “Of Thee I Sing: Letter to My Daughters."
Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at /music/events/
Web streamed performances are available live and on demand at www.ithaca.edu/music/live
Mr. Cao Hong-kai of Tianjin Normal University presented a lecture on Friday, February 10, in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The lecture was illustrated with images and recordings. Ithaca College Faculty member, Professor Li Hong of our Modern Languages Department and instructor of Mandarin, translated Mr. Cao's lecture.