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Clarinetist Jean Kopperud will be giving a unique class called "On the Edge: Learning to Give Peak Performances", November 7 at 6PM in Ford Hall Auditorium The class teaches performers of all stripes—including actors, musicians and singers, and public speakers such as lawyers and business professionals—methods to ease stage anxiety. The class incorporates the best methods she has gleaned from numerous acting and dance classes, as well personal tips from a life spent before an audience. Any students who might be interested in playing for Ms. Kopperud in the class should contact Richard Faria at rfaria@ithaca.edu.

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Congratulations to Mengchun Yang,  Bizhou Jin and Michael Clark for their placements in the 13th annual Empire State Competition sponsored by the New York State Music Teachers Association on October 5, 2012.

Winner of the Empire Collegiate Piano Competition, Bizhou Jin, is from the studio of Dr. Nathan Hess.  Michael Clark, from the studio of Dr. Jennifer Hayghe, was awarded Honorable Mention in the same category. 

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The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra opens its 2012-13 three-concert series in Ford Hall on October 5 at 7:30 PM with its music director, Arild Remmereit, and Grammy-winning violinist James Ehnes.

The program celebrates the RPO's 90th season with music from its first—Howard Hanson's "Nordic" Symphony No. 1 (premiered by the RPO in 1923). In addition, Grammy-winning violinist James Ehnes plays a concerto by Korngold, known for Golden-age film scores such as The Adventures of Robin Hood.
 
Tickets are $20—but free for all Ithaca College students through the Student Rush Ticket Program.

For tickets: http://bit.ly/U59NPF
Or call 585-454-2100

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ITHACA, NY — Dick DeBenedictis — the 1958 Ithaca College graduate who created episode scores for “Columbo,” “Hawaii Five-O” and many other popular TV shows — will return to his alma mater on Thursday, Oct. 11, to take part in a free multimedia event, “What’s the Score?” Beginning at 8 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the...

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Get ready to clap and sing along with the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble!  This free one-hour concert will be an enjoyable way for all kids to learn about this great American music.  The performance will be at 10AM on October 6th, 2012 at Ford Hall in the Whalen Center for Music at Ithaca College.

Inspired by the children's jazz concerts done by Wynton Marsalis and Leonard Bernstein, the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Vocal Ensemble will play, sing, demonstrate instruments — basically, do anything and everything to help answer the question "What is jazz?"

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