Blake M. WilsonProfessor of Music (1993).Weiss Center for the Arts Room email@example.com
Blake M. WilsonProfessor of Music (1993).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 210(717) 245-1297 | firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1978; M.M., Indiana University, 1982; Ph.D., 1987.Blake Wilson teaches courses in music history, film music, and directs the Dickinson Collegium. Both as performer and scholar, he specializes in music of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, and his research interests include the music of renaissance Italy (especially Florence), performance practice, compositional process, and the relationship between music and other disciplines (rhetoric, poetry, visual art). His current work concerns the interaction of oral and written musical traditions in the culture of Renaissance Florence, the early madrigal, and the works of Heinrich Isaac (the primary recipient of Medici musical patronage).
(on partial leave 2012-13)
Associate Professor of Music (1997).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 217(717) 245-1655 | email@example.com
B. Mus., Western Australia Conservatorium of Music, 1990; M. Mus., Eastman School of Music, 1993, D. Mus., 1997.Jennifer Blyth's performing schedule has taken her to twenty states throughout the U.S. and internationally she has appeared as a concerto soloist and recitalist (solo and chamber) in Russia, South Africa, Canada, England, France, Iceland, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia. Blyth has given lectures, masterclasses, open lessons and participated in residencies across four continents and has performed at venues such as Weill Recital Hall, Jordan Hall, Boston, Chicago Art Institute, Corcoran Gallery, Bang on a Can Series, Rachmaninoff Hall, Moscow, Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, the World Financial Center, Smith Memorial Hall, Urbana-Champaign and Steinway Hall, New York. She has worked with groups such as the Ying String Quartet, the Corigliano String Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, the Amernet String Quartet, the Lydian String Quartet, Awadagin Pratt, Barry Snyder, the Munich Chamber Orchestra and members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Strongly influenced by the intellectual and cultural institutions of Australia as a young student, Blyth discovered an active interest in contemporary American music while at Eastman School of Music. As a consequence she now dedicates a large part of her career to commissioning new works both as a soloist and chamber musician. Having premiered over twenty five new compositions, Blyth has worked with composers such as Augusta Read Thomas, Carter Pann, Pat Long, Kevin Putz, Robert Pound, Marc Pollard, Libby Larsen, Joan Tower, Ralf Gawlick, Peter Sculthorpe, Gerald Shapiro, Frederic Rzewski, Stefan Freund and Shulamit Ran. Her performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Broadcasting Commission National Radio, Icelandic National Radio and the Australian Broadcasting Commission Television Network and she has recently recorded on the Musica Omnia label.
Her principal teachers include Stephanie Coleman and John Roberts of the Conservatorium of Western Australia and Barry Snyder of Eastman School of Music. She completed her Master's degree and Doctorate majoring in Performance and Literature at Eastman where she was also awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate. Blyth is currently Associate Professor of Music at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania.
Robert W. PoundAssociate Professor of Music (1998).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 206(717) 245-1332 | firstname.lastname@example.org
| Visit Web SiteB.M., University of North Texas, 1992; M.M., The Juilliard School, 1994; D.M.A., 1998.Composer and conductor Robert Pound teaches courses in theory, composition, and conducting. He is Director of the Dickinson Orchestra. Pound's numerous compositions include orchestral works for the Atlanta Symphony and the Columbus (GA) Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus. He has received commissions from such distinguished ensembles as the Corigliano Quartet, the Timaeus Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, and the Florestan Recital Project.
Pound has also written music for professional stage productions, including Eurydice, Moby Dick Rehearsed, Oedipus at Colonus, André Gregory's Bone Songs and Strindberg's The Dance of Death.
In March 2002, Pound was Composer in Residence at Columbus State University. He was guest composer and lecturer at the University of North Texas in April 2010.
Pound has guest conducted with Verge (the performing ensemble of the Contemporary Music Forum, Washington, DC) with whom he performed at the June in Buffalo Festival in 2009. He was Music Director of the West Shore Symphony Orchestra (New Cumberland, PA) from 2000 to 2002.
As a Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center in the summer of 2003, he participated in master classes with Robert Spano, Christoph von Dohnányi and Kurt Masur and conducted Peter Lieberson's Razing the Gaze in Seiji Ozawa Hall as part of the Festival of Contemporary Music.
Lynn E. HeldingAssociate Professor of Music (1993).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 208(717) 245-1654 | email@example.com
| Visit Web SiteArtist Diploma, Indiana University, 1988; M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2005.Lynn Helding has sung throughout Italy, England, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, and Iceland. Her performances there were broadcast on Icelandic National Radio, prompting the Reykjavik Morgunbladid to commend her as an "accomplished and gifted singer." Her current artistic creations are a series of Cabaret evenings with storylines that follow the seasons of life through songs by American master Stephen Sondheim and other contemporary song composers. She is equally at home in the emerging field of Voice Science: she earned the Certificate in Vocology from the National Center for Voice and Speech, and was awarded the Van Lawrence Fellowship from the National Voice Foundation and the National Association of Teachers of Singing to study neurological voice disorders and rehabilitative therapies. A published author on the cognitive connections between music and the mind, her column "Mindful Voice" appears bimonthly in the Journal of Singing, where she also serves on the editorial board. Her research interests occur at the nexus of art and science, and include motor learning theory, American Art Song, and the distinct vocal techniques of both the Historic Italian School and the American Musical Theatre.
(on leave 2012-13)
Associate Professor of Music (2002).firstname.lastname@example.org
| Visit Web SiteB.Mus., University of Kansas, 1994; M.Mus., New England Conservatory, 1997; D.M.A., 2007.Prof. Bednarz teaches courses in violin, viola, theory and chamber music and serves as the DCO concertmaster. She is an alumna of the "Talent School" in Poznan, Univ. of Kansas (with Ben Sayevich) and the New England Conservatory in Boston (MM and D.M.A. with E. Rosenblith, M. Auclair and J. Dunham). As soloist she has performed with the Connecticut Virtuosi, Symphony and Chamber orchestras of the New England Conservatory, Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta Polonia— on tours in China and in Poland, University of Kansas Camerata and the Great Poland Symphony Orchestra. She is an avid chamber musician, a member of Atma Trio (www.atmatrio.org). In 2007 Bednarz joined as first violinist the Vega String Quartet-in-residence at Emory University in Atlanta, GA ( “marvelous foursome” --Strad). She collaborated with renowned artists such as Barry Snyder, Rita Sloan, Adrian Levine, Richard Stolzman, William Ransom, Joanna Kurkowicz, Heng-Jin Park, Corigliano Quartet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Alarm Will Sound. She performed in renowned festivals such as HIghlands-Cashier Chamber Music Festival in NC and Chanterelle Festival in Poland. The violinist performs in the USA, United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, China and Lithuania, among others at the Jordan Hall in Boston, Miller Hall, Philadelphia Ethical Society, Kosciuszko Foundation, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, and Aula UAM in Poznan. Bednarz can be heard on Capstone Records; A. W. Promotions, (Acte Prealable, 2007, praised in Muzyka 21 and 2008) and on Musica Omnia, (2010).
Dr. Bednarz taught at New England Conservatory Preparatory School, at Emory University, coached chamber ensembles at International Musical Arts Institute; International Music Institute and Festival, MD (www.imif.us), Franklin Pond, etc. She has given numerous master classes at universities and colleges in the USA, Poland and China. Bednarz is concertmaster of Sinfonietta Polonia (www.sinfoniettapolonia.pl) and member of Quartetto Alma (www.quartettoalma.com). She is in 2010-2011 Who is Who in Collegiate Faculty.
"In the interpretation of Richard Strauss's Sonata in E-flat major for violin and piano Blanka Bednarz was unstoppable. Expressiveness, big sound, maturity—all this was very necessary, very stylistically appropriate…"
--Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland.
“Performances were all excellent” --Fanfare Magazine, of Sonic Images, Capstone Records.
"Excellent piano trios by Mendelssohn and Ravel in masterful rendition" --Muzyka 21, Atma Trio CD, Acte Prealable.
Amy L. Wlodarski
(on leave of absence 2012-13)
Associate Professor of Music (2005).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 215(717) 245-1333 | email@example.com
B.A., Middlebury College, 1997; M.A., Eastman School of Music, 2001; Ph.D., 2006.Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2010-11.Her current research explores the relationship between music, trauma, memory, and politics, especially with regard to the music of European totalitarian regimes. Current publications focus on the manner in which composers have imagined the Holocaust in musical works ranging from Arnold Schoenberg to Steve Reich. In addition to written scholarship, she has given pre-performance lectures with musical institutions such as the Los Angeles Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. At Dickinson, Professor Wlodarski teaches music history courses and conducts the Dickinson College Choir. Recently, She was named a 2010 co-recipient of the Oral History Association's Pedagogy and Teaching Award.
Dana C. Gorzelany-MostakVisiting Assistant Professor of Music (2012).Weiss Center for the Arts Room firstname.lastname@example.org
B.Mus., Ithaca College, 1996; M.A., Indiana University, 2000; Ph.D., McGill Schulich School of Music, Quebec, 2012.Dana Gorzelany-Mostak holds a B.M. in Voice Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College, a M.A. in Musicology from Indiana University-Bloomington, and is currently completing her PhD in Musicology at McGill University. She has presented her research at several national and international conferences. Most recently, she presented her papers “‘Beautiful Girl' or ‘big strong tower'? Hillary Clinton's Sonic Identity and Feminist Destiny” at the American Musicological Society Conference and “‘The South is Gonna Do It Again,' or How Southern Rock Brought Jimmy Carter from Peanuts to President” at the Society for American Music Conference. She received the Mark Tucker Award from the Society for American Music and the Peter Narvaez Memorial Prize from the International Association for the Study of Popular Music-Canada for her work on the intersection of politics and music during the 2008 campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Her research interests include music and U.S. presidential politics, celebrity culture, the film musical, Bruce Springsteen, and pop culture post-9/11.
Benjamin J. ShuteVisiting Assistant Professor of Music (2012).50 S West St email@example.com
B.Mus., New England Conservatory of Music, 2007; K.A., Musikhochschule Freiburg, 2009; D.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music, 2013.Violinist Benjamin Shute studied with Berliner Philharmoniker first-concertmaster Rainer Kussmaul at Musikhochschule Freiburg (Germany) as well as with Lucy Chapman and Masuko Ushioda at the New England Conservatory.
He has performed internationally as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader, recently serving as concertmaster of the Boston Chamber Orchestra. Also active on period instruments, he has collaborated with leading specialists such as Robert Hill, Gottfried von der Goltz, John Gibbons, Michael Behringer and Marieke Spaans. From 2009 to 2012 he served as founding director of the New England Conservatory Early Music Society.
As a teacher, he has been a faculty member of such festivals as ICMC Positano (Italy), the Youth and Muse Festival (at the Boston Conservatory) and the Csehy Summer School of Music (at Houghton College). He has also led classes at the New England Conservatory for undergraduate courses in harmony, counterpoint, solfège, and various topics in music history.
Elizabeth AsmusContributing Faculty in Music (harp).firstname.lastname@example.org
B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School of Music.Elizabeth Etters Asmus keeps a busy schedule as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She is principal harpist with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, the Shippensburg Summer Festival Orchestra, the Nittany Valley Symphony and the Rooke Chapel Choir of Bucknell University, with whom she has made PBS Broadcasts and recordings. In addition to maintaining an active teaching studio, she teaches harp at Messiah and Dickinson College.
Asmus has been a presenter at the national level on the French technique, and in May 2008 she was a presenter at "the Lever Harp Teacher's Symposium." She will soon publish her arrangements for solo harp as well as flute and harp.
Asmus studied harp with Susann McDonald at the Juilliard School (B.M. and M.M). She has also studied with Marcel Grandjany and Nancy Allen. After graduation, Elizabeth worked in New York City, performing as a solo, chamber and orchestral harpist, as well as playing for three years in the off-Broadway musical "the Fantasticks."
Elizabeth was principal harpist with the New York Chamber Ensemble and the Virginia Opera Association, in addition to touring and recording throughout Europe and the United States for several years with the New York Harp Ensemble, a professional harp quartet. She has played in some of the world's greatest concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Academy of Music, and the National Cathedral.
Elizabeth's interest in educational outreach has resulted in her representing the Harrisburg Symphony and the Cumberland Valley Chamber Players on various programs for children. A former member of the Board of Directors, Elizabeth now serves in an advisory position as well as a teacher at the State Street Academy of Music, one of whose major focus is arts and music education for inner city children of Harrisburg.
Ronald B. AxsomContributing Faculty in Music (trombone) (2005).Weiss Center for the Arts (717) 254-8011 | email@example.com
B.S., West Chester University, 1975; M.A., West Chester University, 1982.In addition to teaching trombone and performing with the Dickinson College-Community Orchestra and the Dickinson College Faculty Brass Quintet, his trombone experience encompasses a wide variety of artists, styles, and venues, with performance credits including John Pizzarelli, Bob Mintzer, Joe Morello, Steve Turre, the Temptations, The Four Tops, The Spinners, The Lettermen, Marie Osmond, Neil Sedaka, Shirley Jones, Ben Vereen, Ralph Carmichael, Dave Boyer, Ringling Bros.Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Shippensburg Festival Orchestra, The Buzz Jones Big Band, Big Band Nostalgia, The Bill Hicks Brass, The Harrisburg Concert Band, and others.
Eun Ae Baik-KimCollaborative Pianist and Instructor in Piano (2009).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 317(717) 245-1701 | firstname.lastname@example.org
B.Mus., Temple University, 1991; M.Mus., 1994; D.Mus., University of Maryland, 2011.Eun Ae Baik-Kim is a devoted collaborative pianist who has performed numerous concerts covering the wide range of major repertoires from Baroque to the 21st century music of the vocal art songs and instrumental chamber music. Following her solo debut performance with São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Brazil at age 16, she has given many solo and chamber music recitals. She is a winner of the “Chautauqua Piano Competition,” “Concurso para Jovens Solistas,” “Concurso Estadual para Instrimentistas e Cantores.” In addition, she received a “Diploma de Honra” for distinguished artist by Conservatório Carlos Gomes.
Besides teaching piano at Dickinson College, she introduces the accompanying/chamber music knowledge to the students and assists performances of the music major students and the faculties. Currently, she is a doctorate candidate of the University of Maryland studying with Rita Sloan. Her dissertation subject is “The Evolution of Piano Technique in Chamber Music Repertoire of the 20th Century.” She had studied with Lambert Orkis, Harvey Wedeen, George Sementovski, Edward Roberts and Gilbert Tinetti.
Daniel BryeContributing Faculty in Music (violin and viola).email@example.com
B.M., The Pennsylvania State University; M.M. and G.P.D.,The Hartt School.A native of Pennsylvania, Daniel Brye began studying the viola at age 16, after studying the violin for ten years. Throughout high school he participated in orchestra festivals up through the national level, including the ASTA with NSOA National Honors Orchestra. As a High school junior, he won first prize in the Reading (PA) Symphony Orchestra concerto competition. Daniel attended Kinhaven Music School, a summer music festival in Weston, Vermont, for three summers while in high school. He currently spends his summers in Fryeburg, ME at the International Musical Arts Institute (IMAI), a chamber music festival directed by Eric Rosenblith. In September 2009, he earned a position with the Erie Philharmonic and in April 2010 was appointed Associate Principal Viola of this ensemble. Daniel began his first season as a member of the Albany Symphony and began teaching viola and violin at Dickinson College in fall, 2010. He is also a founding member of Allegro: The Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster and frequently performs with the Reading Symphony Orchestra.
Daniel holds a B.M. in Viola Performance from The Pennsylvania State University where he studied with Tim Deighton and a M.M. and G.P.D. in Viola Performance from The Hart School where he studied with Steve Larson.
Michael CameronContributing Faculty in Music (cello), Coordinator of Chamber Music.Weiss Center for the Arts firstname.lastname@example.org
B.M., Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, 1987; M.M., Northwestern University, 1988; M.M., Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, 2002. Michael Cameron serves as both Contributing Faculty (Cello) and Coordinator of Chamber Music at Dickinson College. He was cellist and General Manager of the Marian Anderson String Quartet from 1989-2002. He holds degrees from The Hartt School of Music, Northwestern University and Rice University. As a member of the Marian Anderson String Quartet, Mr. Cameron won the 1991 Cleveland Quartet Competition, which enabled him to study cello and chamber music at The Eastman School of Music for three years. He has performed with the Maryland, York(PA) and Pan-American Symphony (DC) Orchestras and has taught cello and chamber music at Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M University (TX) and California State University, Los Angeles. In addition to his responsibilities at Dickinson, Mr. Cameron is Conductor of Orchestra at the Susquehanna Waldorf School (Lancaster County, PA), Director of the Mercersburg Academy String Ensemble (Franklin County, PA) and teaches cello at the Cumberland Valley School of Music. He also teaches many private cello students who reside in the Harrisburg region and beyond.
Michael ClayvilleDirector of Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble. Contributing Faculty in tuba and email@example.com
| Visit Web SiteB.M., Eastman School of Music, 2000; M.M., Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, 2005.Michael Clayville is an active and passionate performer and educator. He has served as the director of bands at Dickinson College since 2007. As a performer Michael is a member of Alarm Will Sound, a critically-acclaimed new music ensemble, and NOVUS, a trombone quartet dedicated to inspiring and performing new music. As a member of AWS, Michael has performed for audiences around the world and has recorded albums on the Nonesuch and Cantaloupe record labels. Alarm Will Sound has presented concerts around the world including at Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, the Kampnagel in Bremen, the Muziekgebouw aan't Ij in Amsterdam and the International House of Music in Moscow.. With NOVUS Michael served as an artist-in-residence at New York University, he helped develop Elements, a multi-media concert presentation based on works written specifically for NOVUS, and has presented concerts and master classes at the Eastman School of Music, Penn State University, the University of Maryland, Lebanon Valley College, Dickinson College, UCLA, USC and in Munich, Germany. NOVUS was the winner of the International Trombone Association's Quartet Competition and has performed at the Eastern Trombone Workshop, a yearly trombone festival that attracts brass players from around the world.
In addition to his work as the director of bands at Dickinson Michael serves as an adjunct professor of music at Messiah College in Grantham, PA where he teaches trombone and courses on American popular music and music theory and directs a trombone ensemble (which he formed). He has presented classes on trombone performance and performance psychology across the country and maintains a small private studio.
Michael has studied trombone with James Erdman, John Marcellus and David Waters and has received degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He has studied ensemble playing with Scott Hartman, Allen Dean, William Purvis and Claude and Pamela Frank at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, as well as with Larry Rachleff at Rice University.
David M. GlasgowContributing Faculty in Music (piano) (2005).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 313(717) 245-1091 | firstname.lastname@example.org
| Visit Web SiteB.A., Dickinson College, 1993; M.Div., Lancaster Theological Seminary, 2003.A transplanted “southerner” from Columbia, Maryland, David M. Glasgow has been a familiar presence on the Dickinson campus for more than two decades. During his years as a Dickinson student, Glasgow was active as a soloist and accompanist for the College Choir, portrayed several leading roles for the Mermaid Players, and contributed untrained but enthusiastic token maleness to the Dance Theatre Group. He was also a founding member of Run With It.At his graduation from Dickinson in 1993, Glasgow was honored with both the Emil R. and Tamar Weiss Prize in the Creative Arts and the Gould Memorial Drama Prize, in addition to his B.A. in Music Composition and Theory. He also holds an M.Div. from Lancaster Theological Seminary.In addition to his work at Dickinson—teaching piano, accompanying vocal ensembles, coaching voice, and directing musical theatre—Glasgow serves as Music Director for the Unitarian Universalists of the Cumberland Valley, and as composer/performer with close-harmony vocal trio Three Twelve, whose first full-length CD, Something Begun, released in January, 2012.
Mary HanniganContributing Faculty in Music (flute).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 214(717) 245-1653 | email@example.com
| Visit Web SiteB.A., Colorado College, 1973; M.Mus., Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, 1983."Some in the near-capacity audience were moved to tears." –Robert Miner, reviewing a performance for "Simply Grand" on National Public Radio affiliate WVIA in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.
Mary Hannigan has recorded for S.C.I. and performed widely across the United States as soloist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician. Notable performances include Market Square Summerfest in Harrisburg with the Ying Quartet, the national convention of the Music Teacher's National Association, and the McGraw-Hill Young Artist's Showcase for radio WQXR in New York City.
Hannigan's students have won recognition at the national and state level on many occasions. A former student holds the piccolo position in the Chicago Symphony; others have been selected as masterclass performers for the National Flute Association Convention and have performed on National Public Radio's "From the Top." Several different students have won first flute in all-state band in Pennsylvania.
Ms. Hannigan has been a member of the Harrisburg Symphony since 1984. She performs with her husband, Barry Hannigan, pianist, and “esprit!” a flute and harp duo with Rebecca Kauffman as well as the Dickinson College Faculty Wind Quintet. Ms. Hannigan's teachers have been Keith Underwood, Geoffrey Gilbert, Peter Lloyd, Leone Buyse, and James Scott. She has performed in masterclasses for William Bennett and Marcel Moyse. She holds a Master of Music degree from Rutgers University and received her B.A. cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Colorado College.
Jonathan HaysContributing Faculty in Music (voice) (2010).firstname.lastname@example.org
B.M., Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, 1994; M.M., Yale University, 1996.Jonathan Hays teaches studio voice at Dickinson College and will fill in for Lynn Helding as Visiting Instructor in Voice while she is on sabbatical during the 2010-2011 academic year. Career highlights include leading roles with the Los Angeles Opera, Washington Opera, the Lincoln Center Festival, Portland Opera, Central City Opera, Bel Canto at Caramoor, Opera de la Colombia, and Cape Town Opera; and concert engagements with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Mostly Mozart Festival, Toronto Symphony, Musica Viva, American Symphony Orchestra, and Colorado Symphony, among many others. His recording of Jeremy Gill's epic German song cycle "Helian" will be released in November on the Albany Record label. For more information on Professor Hays's performing career, visit www.jonathanhays.net.
Jim HontzContributing Faculty in Music (guitar).Weiss Center for the Arts Room 214(717) 245-1653 | email@example.com
B.M., Temple University, 1988; M.M., Guitar Performance, 1991; M.M., Music History, 1995; D.M.A., The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, 2006.James Hontz
159 W. Evergreen St.
West Grove, PA 19390
“especially persuasive”—Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun
Guitarist James Hontz studied at the New School of Music and received his B.M. degree in Guitar performance and M.M. degree in Guitar Performance/Music History from Temple University. In March of 2006, he graduated from the Peabody Institute of Music at the Johns Hopkins University with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in guitar performance. Currently, Dr. Hontz in of the faculties of Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA), Gettysburg College, Frederick Community College, and Harford Community College. He has served as a past President of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society. In addition to his many solo appearances, Dr. Hontz has appeared as a featured soloist with Concert Artists of Baltimore, the Ocean City Symphony (New Jersey), and the York Symphony (Pennsylvania). He was invited by the Malarmé Chamber Players (based in Durham North Carolina) to conduct residency in Landrum, South Carolina for the public school district. As an accompanist for the Gettysburg College Choir, Dr. Hontz participated in tours of Brazil and the northeastern US. Along with flutist Kelly McDermott, the Hontz-McDermott Duo was broadcast in a live performance/interview on WNYC in New York City and toured the Midwest. Recently, Dr. Hontz collaborated with renowned composer Libby Larsen to arrange her work for choir and orchestra, “Crowding North,” for choir and guitar.
Timothy JamesContributing Faculty in Music (jazz piano).Weiss Center for the Arts (717) 245-1568 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabriel KatzContributing Faculty in Music (Double Bass).email@example.com
B.Mus., SUNY Purchase College, 2002; M.Mus., Carnegie Mellon University, 2004; Professional Studies Certificate in Orchestral Performance, Manhattan School of Music, 2005.Gabriel Katz has held chairs as Principal Bass with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (China) and Section Bass with the KZN Philharmonic (South Africa). He has free-lanced and performed with symphonies and festivals all over the world including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, The Cape Town Philharmonic, The Macau Orchestra and has toured and performed in South America, Israel, Europe, Asia and extensively throughout the US. He spent a year in the private studio of Harold Robinson, the Principal Bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra and joined his bass studio in performing concerts with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. Professionally he performs with the Harrisburg Symphony and Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, he is the solo double bassist for the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, he has performed with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Philly Pops and Cleveland Pops Orchestras, and is the Principal bassist for the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. Gabriel has worked under the batons of notable conductors such as: Kurt Masur, Alan Gilbert, Neme Jaarvi, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, and Michael Stern. He has taught at the Durban School of Music (South Africa), the Xinghai Conservatory of Music (China), and currently teaches at the Hope Academy of Dance and Music in Pittsburgh, PA.
Kimberly Dawn Buchar KelleyContributing Faculty in Music (bassoon) (2005).Weiss Center for the Arts (717) 254-8004 | firstname.lastname@example.org
B.M., The Harid Conservatory School of Music; M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1999; D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2005.Bassoonist Dr. Kimberly D. Buchar Kelley received her degrees in bassoon performance from the Harid Conservatory in 1997, the Eastman School of Music in 1999, and in May of 2005 she earned her DMA at the University of Illinois. Kimberly has taught bassoon and double reed method classes at Millikin University, Eastern Illinois University, Chestnut Hill College, and at the University of Illinois as a sabbatical replacement. She has performed in various orchestras such as the Illinois Symphony, New World Symphony, Palm Beach Opera, Sinfonia da Camera, BACH Ensemble, and the York Symphony. She is a member of the Dickinson Faculty Woodwind Quintet, the Messiah College Faculty Quintet, and a founding member of the Trelumina Trio (flute, bassoon, and piano). In the summer, Kimberly plays in the Endless Mountain Music Festival and teaches at Illinois Summer Youth Music Double Reed Camp. Her major teachers include Phillip Kolker, Arthur Weisberg, John Hunt, and Timothy McGovern. Currently, Dr. Kelley teaches bassoon at Dickinson College, Franklin and Marshall College, York College, and Messiah College, and performs in the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, York Symphony, and throughout the area. Kimberly resides in Glen Rock, PA with her husband Jerry and 2 year old son Jacob.
Shirley S. KingCollege Organist; Contributing Faculty in Music (organ and harpsichord); Dean of Advising (2004).Biddle House (717) 245-1080 | email@example.com
B.A., Bluffton University, 1967; M.Mus., College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, 1969; D.Mus.A., University of Kansas, 1988.In addition to being College Organist, King is Dean of Academic Advising and Adjunct Faculty for organ and harpsichord instruction at Dickinson College and Organist at First Presbyterian Church in Carlisle. For nine years she served as coordinator and principal performer for the Jardine Music Series, concerts that feature the historic organ built by George Jardine and Son in 1869 located at Cross Keys Village -- The Brethren Home Community (New Oxford, PA). A frequent recitalist, she has performed across the United States as a soloist and in chamber ensembles and was organist-harpsichordist for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for 26 years. King has been in demand for workshops on organ repertoire and church music, and as an organ consultant.
King's musical interests have focused on keyboard performance practice issues and organ literature. As a Fulbright Lecturer in Argentina, she researched the organ works of Alberto Ginastera and while there collected unpublished organ scores of other Argentinean composers.
An active member of the American Guild of Organists, King was Coordinator for the very successful Region III Convention, hosted by the Harrisburg Chapter in June 2011. She has served as National Director for the Committee on Membership Development and Chapter Support, and National Secretary-Treasurer for the 23,000-member organization.
David E. KnottContributing Faculty in Music (mallet percussion).Weiss Center for the Arts firstname.lastname@example.org
B.S., Music Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1996; M.M., Percussion Performance, Michigan State University, 1998.David Knott has an active career as both performer and educator in the greater Harrisburg area. Mr. Knott currently serves as performance studies faculty for Dickinson College directing the Marimba Studio. Mr. Knott also serves as a member of the instrumental music faculty of the Milton Hershey School. Prior to his appointment at the Milton Hershey School, Mr. Knott served on the faculties of Messiah College overseeing the percussion studio and directing the percussion ensemble, Bishop McDevitt High School, and the West Shore School District. A sought after clinician, Mr. Knott has presented clinics on percussion and percussion education in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and Michigan. In November 2011, Mr. Knott was the Guest Conductor of the NYSSMA Zone One Area All-State Band held at SUNY Fredonia.
Mr. Knott earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indian University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Music Degree in Percussion Performance from Michigan State University. Mr. Knott's Primary percussion teachers include Gary Olmstead, Alison Shaw, and recently Chris Rose of The President's Own Marine Band. Additionally, Mr. Knott has an extensive conducting background studying with Jack Stamp, John Whitwell and various workshop clinicians.
As a performer, Mr. Knott is in high demand as both timpanist and percussionist. Mr. Knott was featured soloist with the Messiah College Wind Ensemble, the Central Pa Symphony and the Hershey Symphony Orchestra. In 2010 he was the drummer and percussionist for a portion of Natalie Merchant's Leave Your Sleep tour in Pennsylvania. Additionally he serves as Principal Percussionist with the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet Orchestra and performs regularly with area ensembles including the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, the Central Pennsylvania Symphony, the Hershey Symphony, the Greater Harrisburg Concert Band; and has performed with the Keystone Winds (Indiana, Pa), Jackson (MI) Symphony, Greater Lansing (MI) Symphony, and the OZONE Percussion Group. Mr. Knott also founded the clarinet / percussion duo CONTOURS performing various chamber works written for the idiom.
Jill MarchioneContributing Faculty in Music (oboe).Weiss Center for the Arts (717) 245-1653 | email@example.com
B.M., Indiana University (Bloomington), 1982; M.M., 1986.Jill Marchione, oboist, is a Philadelphia native. She earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Oboe Performance from Indiana University (Bloomington)where she was a student of Jerry Sirucek. She was a member of the Evansville Philharmonic and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and performed regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony and Opera. In 1991 she became principal oboist with the Royal Symphonic Orchestra of Seville, Spain. During a nine-season tenure there she appeared as soloist with the orchestra, performed and recorded with such artists as tenor Placido Domingo and guitarist John Williams, and participated in the Casals Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Currently, Ms. Marchione is principal oboist with the York Symphony and plays regularly with the Harrisburg Symphony, the Allegro Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster, and Theatre Harrisburg. She has appeared as soloist with the Harrisburg Singers, the Lancaster Chamber Singers, the Susquehanna Chorale, and the Dickinson College Community Orchestra. She teaches privately and at Dickinson, Elizabethtown, Lebanon Valley and Messiah Colleges as well as at Susquehanna University.
Tyler OgilvieContributing Faculty in Music (French horn).firstname.lastname@example.org
B.M., Ithaca College, 2005; M.M., 2010.In addition to serving on the music faculties of Dickinson College and Susquehanna University, Tyler Ogilvie currently serves as principal horn of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (Corning-Elmira, NY) and the Utica Symphony (Utica, NY). He has appeared on stage with the critically acclaimed, "Rhythm and Brass" and has performed with various other ensembles at notable venues such as Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland, and Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia. At Dickinson College, he performs regularly as a member of the Faculty Woodwind and Faculty Brass Quintets. In addition to his freelance work in the New York and Pennsylvania areas, Tyler is a commissioned composer of electroacoustic music utilizing pre-recorded soundtracks and visual multimedia elements. He is a strong advocate for music education having spent time as a public school music teacher in New Jersey and Connecticut while balancing a career as a professional musician. Tyler was inducted to the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society in 2010. His principal teachers include Alex Shuhan and Edward Albinski.
Fred QuigleyContributing Faculty in Music (saxophone).Weiss Center for the Arts (717) 245-1568 | email@example.com
J. Fred Quigley is a graduate of Youngstown State University with both a Bachelors and Masters in music education. Mr. Quigley retired from the Army after serving three years with the First Army band, two years with the Continental Army band, and 15 years with the Army Field Band (of which he served with The Jazz Ambassadors from July 1978 through November 1981).
While traveling with the prestigious Army Field Band, Mr. Quigley has performed in all fifty states and Korea, Japan, India, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, Mexico, Canada, and Europe. Mr. Quigley taught high school and was the Concert Band and Jazz Band director at Dickinson College for six years. Mr. Quigley was also on the staff of the Sound of America Honor Band and chorus European summer concert tour for 18 years. Mr. Quigley is currently the instructor of saxophone at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, as well as having a private clarinet and saxophone studio..
Eric SlegowskiContributing Faculty in Music (2012).firstname.lastname@example.org
B.M., University of Akron, 2001; M.M., Peabody Institute, 2003; D.M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2010.A composer whose music has been hailed as “lyrical” and “beautifully crafted” by the Washington Post, Eric Slegowski creates perceptible structures in music through non-traditional avenues. New music ensembles such as Helix!, the Verge ensemble, and Pictures on Silence have programmed his resent compositions. As an educator he has been lectured at various institutions in the Washington, DC area. In addition, Dr. Slegowski has recently presented his theoretical research on the use of tempo as a structuring element as it relates to the music of Roger Reynolds at CMS Mid-Atlantic regional conference and the Midwest Music Theory Conference in Michigan.
Andrea Sokol-AlbertContributing Faculty in Collaborative Piano (2010).email@example.com
B.Mus., Oberlin Conservatory; M.Mus., D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin.Described in the European and American press as a "brilliant, exciting musician of tremendous depth", pianist Andrea Sokol-Albert has performed extensively as recital/concerto soloist and collaborative artist. Solo recital appearances include the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), the Dame Myra Hess Series (Chicago), the Gordon Trust Concerts (Baltimore), the American Landmark Festivals Series (New York City), the Shepley Artist Series (St.Louis), the Manchester Mid-day Series, and the Manchester Tippett/Debussy Festival (England). Concerto appearances in the United States include the National Symphony Orchestra and broadcasts include National Public Radio.
Dr. Sokol-Albert is currently a contributing faculty member in collaborative piano at Dickinson College; she has also served on the faculties of Truman State University (Missouri) and Texas Lutheran University. She has appeared at numerous educational institutions around the country in the role of soloist, collaborative pianist, masterclass teacher, panelist, and competition adjudicator. A student of Peter Takacs and Gregory Allen, she received a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin College/Conservatory of Music (Ohio), and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.
The winner of several competitions, including the Joanna Hodges International Piano Concerto Competition (California), she has also received numerous awards including a sponsorship from RCA Ltd. in England, the coveted Rudolf Serkin Award (Oberlin), an Oberlin Alumnus Fellowship, and a Craxton Trust Award (London). In addition, she has been the recipient of scholarships and fellowships for solo and chamber music study at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), the International Cello Centre (Scotland), the Aspen International Music Festival (Colorado), and the Quartet Program (Troy, New York).
Dr. Sokol-Albert currently resides in Baltimore with her husband, Charles Korb, and her three daughters: Naomi, Avigial, and Miriam.
Elisabeth M. StimpertContributing Faculty in Music (clarinet).Weiss Center for the Arts (717) 245-1433 | firstname.lastname@example.org
B.M., Ohio State University, 1997; M.M., Performance & Literature, Eastman School of Music, 1999; M.M., Music Education, 2001.Elisabeth Stimpert is a founding member of the critically-acclaimed new music ensemble, Alarm Will Sound. She has performed across the country and internationally including at major venues in New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, San Francisco, Los Angeles Denver, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, and Germany.
Also a dedicated collegiate music educator, Elisabeth serves as Contributing Faculty in Clarinet at Dickinson College and as a member of the Dickinson Faculty Wind Quintet. Throughout her work as a performer and teacher, Elisabeth is committed to bringing new music to new audiences. She has worked with many of today's leading and emerging composers, and has participated in world premieres of works by John Adams, David Lang, Wolfgang Rihm, Michael Gordon, Augusta Read Thomas, Stefan Freund, Robert Pound, John Orfe, and Payton MacDonald, among many others.
Elisabeth holds degrees in clarinet, music theory, and music education from the Eastman School of Music and The Ohio State University. Elisabeth's primary teachers have included Kenneth Grant, James Pyne, Garrick Zoeter and Eugene Marquis, and she is currently pursuing a doctorate in clarinet performance at Shenandoah Conservatory.
Between Alarm Will Sound engagements, Prof. Stimpert performs regularly in recitals and chamber-music concerts with her faculty colleagues in and around central Pennsylvania. Prior to settling in Pennsylvania, Elisabeth was principal clarinetist of the Midland-Odessa (TX) Symphony Orchestra and the West Texas Winds quintet.
Steven G. StrawleyContributing Faculty in Music (trumpet) (1998).Weiss Center for the Arts (717) 254-8011 | email@example.com
B.S., West Chester University, 1985; M.M., Performance, 1998.Steve Strawley is a member of the Faculty Brass Quintet and Faculty Jazz Quartet. He is an active freelance musician in central PA working with brass quintets, theater orchestras, big bands, jazz quartets, and the 70s funk band Echelon.
Steve has written numerous works for big band, brass quintet, and concert band. He has also served as a clinician, guest soloist, and guest conductor in the area.
Performing experience includes the Buzz Jones Big Band, soloist with the Monterey Orchestra, Herm Miller Orchestra, soloist with the West Shore Symphony, La Renacer, Big Band Nostalgia, soloist with the Heart of Carolina Jazz Ensemble, Bob Clay Orchestra, Dave Stahl Big Band, York Symphony, Cumberland Valley Chamber Players, American Music Theater, Hershey Theater, Neil Sedaka, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, and the Temptations.
David ZygmuntContributing Faculty in Music (percussion).Weiss Center for the Arts (717) 245-1568 | firstname.lastname@example.org
A native of Central Pennsylvania, he performed in and led many dynamic ensembles both as a career military musician and as a freelance artist. His performances with the United States Navy Bands have spanned the globe from South America to the South Pacific, from the Pacific Northwest to West Africa, and from British Columbia to the Caribbean. He is a versatile percussionist, performing in all musical idioms.
In addition to teaching percussion at Dickinson College since 2000 and performing as a member of the Faculty Jazz Quartet, he is a regular performer at Allenberry Playhouse where he has performed in a wide range of musicals, from Nunsense to The Full Monty and beyond. Continually in demand throughout the Central Pennsylvania region, he has performed at such venues as Totem Pole Playhouse, Rosa Rosa, Harrisburg Hilton, and Hotel Hershey to name a few. He can also be heard on the recently released CD, “Divas of Jazz.”
Carolyn HenryEnsemble Librarian.Weiss Center for the Arts Room 216(717) 245-1568 | email@example.com
B.S., Mansfield University, 1980.Carol is a freelance trombonist and former Director of the Dickinson College Brass Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Currently she is providing library services to the Music Department. She enjoys teaching Music Together to young children and the grown ups who love them.
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