Faculty Notes: Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion

Posted by Erik Kibelsbeck on Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Frank Gabriel Campos (trumpet) presented two days of performances and master classes at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston as part of the Tenneco Lecture Series. In February, Campos' music will be featured in a concert by the Society for New Music in Syracuse, NY. In March, he will play the Concerto for Trumpet by Robert Russell Bennett with the Cornell University Wind Ensemble.

Richard Faria (clarinet) and his newly formed chamber group Trio Volans toured Europe last spring, with performances in Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany. Faria also visited Turkey this summer for series of performances and was awarded an IDF grant to study traditional Turkish clarinet in Istanbul with the Turkish clarinet virtuoso Serkan Çağrı.

Steven Mauk (saxophone) was a featured guest artist at the Eugene Rousseau Celebration conference October 3-5, 2008, at the University of Greensboro, in Greensboro, North Carolina. He performed, presented a master class, and served on a panel discussing Dr. Rousseau's legacy to the saxophone profession. Mauk recently concluded a concert tour of colleges and universities in Ohio and Michigan in November by Remeleixo (duo for soprano saxophone and guitar with Mauk and Cohen). Mauk also wrote the foreword for new book, Larry Teal: There Will Never Be Another You, a biography of Teal, the first full-time saxophone professor in the United States who taught for many years at the University of Michigan. He has been commissioned write a book, entitled Master Classes, with Steven Mauk to be published by Kendor Music.

Wendy Mehne (flute) recently concluded the fifth Ithaca Flute Institute, a week of master classes, workshops, and concerts given by Mehne and Ithaca native Leone Buyse, professor of flute at Rice University and former acting principal flute of the Boston Symphony; and Claudia Anderson and Jill Felber -- the dynamic flute duo ZAWA!

Lee Goodhew Romm (bassoon) received a summer research grant from Ithaca College to study the baroque bassoon with Paul Carroll in London. She will be a featured guest artist at the Schedectady Community College Double Reed Day on March 28, where she will perform and present several master classes. Lee is playing Dana Wilson's Bassoon Concerto "The Avatar," with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra on April 4.

Gordon Stout (percussion) traveled to Australia to perform, conduct master classes, and judge the Australian International Marimba Festival, which will take place at the Australian National University in Canberra.