Lawrence Doebler, professor of performance studies and director of choral activities at the School of Music, will be retiring at the end of the semester after 35 years with Ithaca College.
To celebrate Mr. Doebler's time here, the School of Music will hold a reception in his honor on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the in TC Lounge on the 14th floor of the East Tower (formerly the Tower Club).
The Ithaca College Choir and Symphony Orchestra will perform an adventurous program in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on Friday, April 19.
Beginning at 8 p.m., the School of Music’s Choir (ICC) and Symphony Orchestra (ICSO)—conducted by Lawrence Doebler and Jeffery Meyer respectively—will perform “20th Century Anniversaries: Poulenc, Britten and Lutoslawski.” The program features a solo by guest alumna soprano Jessica Julin ’02, and will also include works by William Byrd and György Ligeti.
Five School of Music alumni—Brian Dozoretz (’94), Rosie Newton (’10), Jennifer Middaugh (’94), Matthew Saccuccimorano (’89) and Dana Billings—played on a recording recently nominated for “Best Song” in the Alt. Country category at the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs).
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.