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November 2013
CKAS and CU team up to present Handel's 'Messiah' 
 
Campbellsville University's School of Music, in conjunction with the Central Kentucky Arts Series, will present the time-honored oratorio
Messiah by G.F. Handel on Sunday, Nov. 17 at Campbellsville Baptist Church, 530 N. Central Ave., Campbellsville, beginning at 6 p.m.

The program combines the CU choirs and members of the University Orchestra to bring to life the most beloved of Handel's works.

The event is free of charge.

Read more here.
 

Opera Workshop to present 'Die Fledermaus'

 

The CU Opera Workshop will be presenting the popular opera "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m.in the Gheens Recital Hall.  The production will be performed in English.

 

Admission is free and there will be open seating.  The opera is directed by Dr. Mark Bradley, professor of music and assisted by Julianna Moura, assistant professor of music, with a cast of 20 undergraduate and graduate students.

Christmas Tapestry is Dec. 6 in Ransdell Chapel

The CU School of Music will present the ninth annual Christmas Tapestry on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel. 

The family-oriented presentation features both sacred and secular music of the season performed by CU School of Music students and faculty.

This year, the School of Music has partnered with Toys for Tots to collect new, unwrapped toys for local children who might not otherwise be able to experience the joys of Christmas.

The event is free and open to the public.
CU Chamber Percussion Group, instructor, featured in national publications
 
Row-Loff Productions, the world's largest publishing company dedicated solely to percussion literature, has selected the Campbellsville University Chamber Percussion Group, under the direction of Dr. Chad Floyd, assistant professor of music, as the featured performing ensemble. The group's recent performance of Tombolo, a tom quartet composed by Floyd, is available for viewing on the company's homepage: www.rowloff.com.

Floyd has published an article in this month's issue of Percussive Notes, the official journal of the Percussive Arts Society. The article, "P.A.S. Hall of Fame Teaching Tree." includes an overview of P.A.S. Hall of Fame members and a diagram illustrating the teacher-student relationships between the members. The article will be made available to all at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention this weekend in Indianapolis, Ind, and is being utilized by P.A.S. as a complimentary feature in support of the new P.A.S. Hall of Fame members who will be inducted at the convention.  
Newly acquired Walter Fortepiano put into service
 

The School of Music recently received a replica of a 1790 Anton Walter fortepiano as a gift for the Vogt-Farrar Historic Keyboard Collection.  This instrument was built about 25 years ago by Thomas and Barbara Wolf of Virginia to the exact specifications of Walter's 1790 fortepianos.  Mozart and Beethoven both owned one of these instruments.  A fine performing instrument in professional condition, the fortepiano was put into service during the fall semester by piano faculty Dr. Wesley Roberts and Judith Davis.  It is anticipated that piano majors in the future will use this instrument for educational and performance purposes as they study piano literature from the classical period.

Spotlight
 
Yawen Ludden ('05 MA) is the recipient of the Society for Ethnomusicology's 2013 Diversity Award.  She received the award at the Society's annual conference in Indianapolis in mid-November. Yawen also presented a paper at the conference entitled "Ballet with Chinese Characteristics:  Empowering Women through Dance."
 
CU was well represented at the Kentucky Music Teachers Conference held Nov. 1-4 at Murray State University. The CU Graduate Piano Ensemble - Milagros Boso Galli, Hsin-I Guo and Shuhua Lin - was selected as the winner in the Bluegrass Young Artists Competition and Hsin-I Guo received second place in the MTNA/KMTA Young Artist Piano Competition. Dr. Bill Budai, associate professor of music, serves as president of the organization. Judith Davis, adjunct instructor of piano, gave a lecture/demonstration. Campbellsville University will be the host for the 2014 conference and competitions during the first weekend of November.   
Calendar of Events
All events are free of charge and occur in The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center unless otherwise indicated. For information, contact the School of Music at (270) 789-5237.

 

Since the schedule may change, please check the School of Music website for up-to-date information.
 
Nov. 17: Handel's Messiah, 6 p.m., Campbellsville Baptist Church
Nov. 21: University Orchestra, 8 p.m., Campbellsville Baptist Church
Nov. 23: CKMTA Keyboard Festival, 9 a.m.
Nov. 23: Opera Workshop: Strauss' Die Fledermaus, 8 p.m.
Nov. 24: Opera Workshop: Strauss' Die Fledermaus, 3 p.m.
Nov. 25: Opera Workshop: Strauss' Die Fledermaus, 8 p.m.
Dec. 6: Christmas Tapestry, 7 p.m., Ransdell Chapel
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