Director of Ithaca College Orchestras, Jeffery Meyer, conducted the Thailand International Composition Festival closing concert on July 14, 2012 in Thailand. This is his third international performance this summer, previously conducting in Russia and China.
Jazz Studies director Mike Titlebaum recently completed the recording of eight of his arrangements and original compositions for large jazz ensemble.
Part of the goal of the project was to collaborate between Ithaca College and the Eastman School of Music. To that end, the group was comprised of a combination of faculty, students and alumni of Ithaca and Eastman. Ithaca faculty included Titlebaum on saxophone, bass professor Nicholas Walker, and drum set instructor Greg Evans. Ithaca alumni included clarinetist Emily Pecoraro (B. MUED '12) and saxophonist Jason Juliano (B. MUED '12). Several Eastman faculty members, students and alumni were also in the ensemble.
Professors Birr, piano, and Hougham, voice, traveled to Germany to perform at Rathaus Schöneberg in Berlin on May 25. The program of German and Spanish Art Songs, and American Musical Theater and Spirituals, was very well received by an enthusiastic audience.
Submitted on behalf of Dean Gregory Woodward
Larry Doebler has announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2012-13 academic year. Larry came to Ithaca College in 1978 and has served the college for 35 years as Director of Choral Activities. He has raised the stature of the College's choral program into a nationally recognized department through his steady and endlessly musical leadership.