ITHACA, NY — The Midwest Clinic, the world’s largest instrumental music education conference, gave unprecedented recognition to Ithaca College alumnus Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel at its December conference by bestowing him with a glass sculpture to express special appreciation for his more than 60 years of achievement and leadership in the music profession.
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, the School of Music Convocation will explore the theme "New Ways of Looking at Music," with guest artists WeBe3 leading the discussion.
Beginning at 10 a.m. in Ford Hall, the vocalists of WeBe3-- widely known as Bobby McFerrin's "voicestra"-- will lead an interactive session utilizing vocal and rhythmic improvisation to explore how music impacts the mind and body.
As part of Ithaca College Concerts, WeBe3 will be giving a vocal improvisational performance in front of a ticketed audience this same evening at 8:15 p.m., also in Ford Hall. More at ithaca.edu/webe3 | Tickets available at ithacaevents.com
A full schedule of Wednesday's public and student workshops is available here.
Performances will begin this week at the Dillingham Center at Ithaca College of two one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini, “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi”. Immediately following the Sunday, February 24th, 2 p.m matinee will be a talk-back led by conductor and music director Brian DeMaris. The event will begin at approximately 4:00pm and will be held in Dillingham’s upper lobby area.
The School of Music has announced its 2013 Summer course offerings in Theory, History and Composition. To help you plan your summer course load accordingly, the full course listing can be viewed on the School of Music Website here.
Eight classes with a variety of themes and subject matters will be held across several summer sessions from May through August. One class - Prevention of Music Related Injuries -- is offered as an online course.
You can register for any of these courses through your Homer Connect account beginning February 15, 2013.
Congratulations to Weiyan Li, piano; Keegan Sheehy, percussion; and Mengfei Xu, piano, for winning the 2013 Ithaca College School of Music Concerto Competition.