Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Lippes Concert Hall, 10:00am
(UB students only)
Sunday, January 31, 2016
250 Baird Hall
Sunday, February 7, 2016
250 Baird Hall
Sunday, March 13, 2016
250 Baird Hall
Masters of Music applicants must audition on or before February 7th in order to be considered for assistantship support. For more information or to sign up for an audition and apply to the UB Department of Music, please click on the links below:
Advanced Certificate in Contemporary Performance
The Advanced Certificate in Contemporary Performance at the UB Music Department is a new degree plan designed to provide students with creative opportunities to develop their experience in contemporary music performance.
Students will study all aspects of contemporary music performance, presentation, recording, and entrepreneurship.
In collaboration with UB's Center for 21st Century Music, students have the opportunity to perform with the Slee Sinfonietta, at the June in Buffalo Festival, and in the greater Buffalo area. The Department is home to an internationally recognized graduate program in Composition, exceptional performance venues, and a comprehensive library collection of contemporary music scores and recordings.
Open enrollment going on now! More info.
The Choral Conducting Institute was established in 2014 at Columbia University and at the University of Buffalo to provide choral conductors with an opportunity for growth. The institute offers 5-day workshops open to choral conductors from around the world who wish to enhance their careers, expand their contacts, and have an intensive experience with Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, one of the world's leading choral conductors. For more information, click here.
Welcoming New Faculty
We're delighted to welcome soprano Tiffany Du Mouchelle to our faculty, beginning fall 2015. Du Mouchelle is praised for her musical versatility, an electric stage presence and exceptional dramatic sensibilities. Most recognized for her fearlessness in exploring new and challenging repertoire, she ushers the voice into new realms of expressivity, including a vast array of musical styles and languages, featuring 35 different languages, and exploring the genres of classical, world, contemporary, cabaret, and theatrical works.
Recipient of the prestigious Richard F. Gold Career Grant for American Opera Singers, Ms. Du Mouchelle has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Center for Contemporary Opera, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Skalholt Summer Music Series in Iceland, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and American Composers Alliance, and in such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, Disney Hall, The Consulate of the Republic of Poland, The New York Historical Society, The Ukrainian Institute, the residence of the United States Ambassador in Cairo, and the Acropolium in Carthage.
Recent collaborations include the Australian Premiere of Stockhausen's Sirius with the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, the West Coast Premiere of Roger Reynolds' Justice (Clytemnestra), the West Coast Premiere of Pasqual Dusapin's To Be Sung (Voice Two), along with residencies at Yellow Barn and Songfest.
Joining us for the fall semester is Prof. Anne Marie Weaver, recent recipient of the Ph.D. in Musicology at the Eastman School of Music,as well as awards including a Raymond N. Ball Dissertation Year Fellowship, and a Student Paper Prize for "Some Fuss About a Flea: Musorgsky's 'Song of the Flea in Auerbach's Cellar' and Its Sources in Beethoven and Gounod," as part of an American Musicological Society Chapter Meeting: New York-St. Lawrence Chapter. Prof. Weaver will be teaching the first semester of our Music History survey for majors and minors, MUS 213, along with a graduate seminar entitled, "A Century of European Art Song, ca. 1812-1914."
Weaver's dissertation, Art Song in Nineteenth-Century Russia: An International Exploration, uncovered the cosmopolitan nature of Russian song, a genre which typically avoids trends associated with musical nationalism and fully participates in the Western European traditions of song-writing. Weaver is currently focusing on publishing her dissertation as a scholarly monograph, and is planning some new research on Glinka's song collection, A Farewell to St. Petersburg. Weaver's other scholarly interests include opera from all time periods, and the many roles women played in the nineteenth-century musical world.
Eric Huebner, piano
Eric Huebner discusses the Music in Buffalo's Historic Places series, and working with his students on musicality, interpretation, and guiding them toward more mature performances.
A Musical InitiativeThe Music Department is proud to announce its affiliation with Buffalo String Works, a non-profit organization which provides after-school music lessons to the underserved population on Buffalo's west side. This endeavor is spearheaded by Prof. Yuki Numata Resnick (UB Professor of violin and viola), Elise Golove (music teacher at School 45) and Virginia Barron (violist and WNED radio announcer). In addition to providing music lessons, BSW serves as a training ground for future music educators through an internship class available for UB students. BSW's current interns are Ellen Aroune, Arielle Balthazard, Fildza Rizal and Blair Sailer, all music majors at UB. Not only will these students strengthen and hone their skills as teachers through private and group instruction, but they will also develop organizational, entrepreneurial and communication skills through their administrative roles in Buffalo String Works. For more information, please visit www.buffalostringworks.org or contact Prof. Numata Resnick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our Faculty
Jean Kopperud, clarinet
Professor of Music
Prof. Jean Kopperud, clarinet, and students discuss the performance skills course,
"On the Edge."
Jon Nelson, trumpet
Professor of Music
Jon Nelson discusses the concert band's thought-provoking repertoire and professional work ethic, and the importance of establishing a musical presence in Buffalo.
Jonathan Golove, 'cello
On working closely with students and visiting artists: "I think the greatest reward is interacting with people from a variety of traditions. It's really eye and mind-opening."
George Caldwell, piano
Adjunct Instructor of Music
George Caldwell, director of the UB Jazz Ensembles, discusses his strategy of working with students, and sharing his experiences of making music with some of the great jazz performers of the 20th century.