MOJATUBA: Tuba and Dance Fusion Performance - Velvet brown,leading female solo tubist in the world, to give recital at IC
The project MOJATUBA: TUBA AND DANCE FUSION wants to showcase a unique ensemble, which features on the performance stage the artistic collaboration between solo tuba and dancers. The term MOJATUBA, a mixture between the acronym MOJA—which stands for Modern Dance, Original Works, Jazz Styles, and African Influence—and its distinctive association with the tuba, represents a sample of the stylistic creativity that this ensemble can execute. The diverse ethnic theme of the program, especially its African influenced music and dance, contributes to the creation of a soulful energy that connects performers and audience, rendering each performance a profound spiritual experience.
On Tuesday September 11, 2012 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in Textor 102, the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance and the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute will co-present a live music performance and 'Stroke of Genius' film documentary.
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.