The New York State Music Teachers Association is pleased to invite you to their annual state Conference, held this year on the beautiful campus of Ithaca College, October 21-23. The Association's conference committee, with the invaluable leadership of Dr. Diane Birr, Ithaca College School of Music Professor, has been working hard planning the workshops, competitions, seminars, master classes, performances and social events for the weekend. They are pleased that Dr. Benjamin Caton, the President of the MTNA, will attend the Conference, in honor of NYSMTA's 50th anniversary.
The final phase of the School of Music's web streaming project was successfully realized with the airing of the October 5th Concert Band performance. Using the new, high-definition cameras with remote control capabilities in Ford Hall, more than 150 people enjoyed the event virtually.
The next concert to be streamed live is the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble, on October 13th at 8:15pm.
Karel Husa Visiting Professor of Composition Lecture: Melinda Wagner
7 p.m. Iger Lecture Hall JJWCM 2105
An informal talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Melinda Wagner about her music and musical life
Music of Melinda Wagner, the Karel Husa Visiting Professor of Composition
7 p.m. Hockett Family Recital Hall
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Wagner: Little Moonhead (inspired by the fourth Brandenburg)
Wendy Mehne, flute
Nicholas DiEugenio, violin
Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jeffery Meyer
Symphony Syracuse will present a concert featuring world-renowned violinist Elmar Oliveira on Sunday, October 9 at 2:30p.m and October 10 at 8:15. The concert October 9 concert, conducted by Stewart Robertson, will take place in the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater in the Mulroy Civic Center. A second performance will take place on October 10 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall on the Ithaca College campus. Oliveira, a dynamic soloist and New York State native, will perform Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3. Symphony Syracuse will open the performance with Dmitri Shostakovich’s colorful Festive Overture, while the second half will consist of Beethoven’s popular and energetic Symphony No. 7.
A Festival Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Liszt
In September and October 2011, members of the Ithaca College School of Music piano faculty, IC piano performance majors, guest lecturers and esteemed alumni will all be participating in a festival celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great pianist and composer Franz Liszt. Titled “The Dualities of Liszt,” the festival will explore various “sides” of Liszt’s musical personality and the different aspects of his inestimable contributions to music.