Friday, November 21, 2014

Bass trombonist advances to American Trombone Workshop finals

CSU sophomore Stephen Clayton, a bass trombone student of Dr. Brad Palmer, has advanced to the finals of the National Solo Competition at the American Trombone Workshop in Washington DC. Having won the 18-and-under division in 2013, Stephen in 2014 has distinguished himself in the 19-23 age bracket, one of just three finalists nationally. Congratulations, Stephen!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Voice students excel at Georgia NATS auditions

Congratulations to Dr. Michelle DeBruyn, Professor Kimberly Cone, Professor Dian-Lawler Johnson and their students who participated in the Georgia National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions at Georgia State University on November 7-8, 2015.

Congratulations to the following students who placed in the auditions:

Ashley Seldon, First Place, Advanced College & Adult Women, Student of Dr. DeBruyn

Nathaniel Thomas, First Place, Advanced College & Adult Men, Student of Dr. DeBruyn

Abigail Brown, First Place, Third Year College Women, Student of Professor Lawler-Johnson

Brielle Sims, First Place, First Year College Women, Student of Professor Lawler-Johnson

Gabriella Aleman, Second Place, Second Year College Women, Student of Dr. DeBruyn

Robin Lindsay, Second Place, Advanced College & Adult Women, Private Student of Professor Lawler-Johnson

Mamie Knight, Third Place, Second Year College Women, Student of Professor Lawler-Johnson

Lyndsay Richardson, Third Place, First Year College Women, Student of Dr. DeBruyn

Jeffrey Marano, Third Place, First Year College Men, Student of Dr. DeBruyn

Friday, November 7, 2014

Schwob Students Win, Place in Georgia MTNA competition

Students from the CSU Schwob School of Music had resounding success at the Georgia MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) competitions. First-place winners advance to the Southeast Regional Competition in Knoxville, TN.

Allison Webb, horn, a student of Professor Anna Dodd, was awarded first place in the Senior Division for Brass Performance.

The Columbus String Quartet, with Sophie Wang and McClaran Hayes, violins, Mario Rivera, viola, and Maxwell Frank, cello, were declared the winners in Chamber Music—Strings. They were coached by Professor Boris Abramov, and are students of Professors Sergiu Schwartz, Zoran Jakovcic, and Wendy Warner.

Brandon Dicks, a student of Dr. Matthew McCabe, was awarded first place in the Young Artist Division for Music Composition, for his work Light in a Crystallized Forest.

Ekaterina Logvinyuk, a student of Professor Alexander Kobrin, was awarded first place in the Young Artist Division for Piano Performance.

Weiru Sheng, violin, a student of Professor Sergiu Schwartz, was awarded first place in the Young Artist Division for String Performance.

Ashley Seldon, a student of Dr. Michelle DeBruyn, was awarded first place in the Young Artist Division for Voice Performance.

Adam Rogers, a student of Professor Earl Coleman, was awarded first place in the Senior Division for Voice Performance.

Shanshan Xie, a student of Professor Alexander Kobrin, was named alternate winner in the Young Artist Division for Piano Performance.

Ela Tokarska, violin, a student of Professor Sergiu Schwartz, was named alternate winner in the Senior Division for String Performance.

Julie Burns, a student of Dr. Michelle DeBruyn, was named alternate winner in the Young Artist Division for Voice Performance.

Maxwell Frank, cello, a student of Professor Wendy Warner, received honorable mention in the Young Artist Division for String Performance.

Alexandra Clay, flute, a student of Dr. Andrée Martin, received honorable mention in the Young Artist Division for Woodwind Performance.

Elston Peacock, a student of Professor Earl Coleman, received honorable mention in the Young Artist Division for Voice Performance.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Schwob alumni appointed to SIU faculty

Jessica Ducharme Butler and husband Chris Butler have been appointed to the Music faculty of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.  A 2009 graduate in trombone performance from CSU, Jessica completed Master's and Doctoral Work at the University of Iowa. Chris Butler graduated in percussion from CSU in 2010, continuing with graduate work at University of Illinois and University of Kentucky. Congratulations, Professors Butler!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dr. Brad Olesen named Visiting Professor of Music Education

Dr. Bradley Olesen has been appointed Visiting Professor of Music Education for the 2014-15 academic year. Currently Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at West Chester University, he has taught also at LSU and previously taught high school choirs for nine years in Texas and Ohio. He holds the Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Miami and Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Texas Tech. In Philadelphia he served also as director of the Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus Youth Chorale.

Olesen says, "My greatest passion is in the development of future educators and life-long lovers of music. I am committed to the growth and fostering of the future educator and the cultivation of their craft in a safe yet dynamic and academically inquisitive environment."

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Guitarist Wins MusicFest Northwest Young Artist Competition

Katie Holmes, sophomore student of Dr. Andrew Zohn, won Spokane Washington's 2014 MusicFest Northwest Young Artist Competition in Classical guitar. The Young Artist Winners' concert with the Spokane Symphony was aired by Spokane Public Radio (KPBX.org) on Monday, June 2.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Honors Clarinet Graduate Wins Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Ford Fourqurean, 2014 graduate in Clarinet Performance, has been selected in a national competition to receive the $15,000 Marcus L. Urann FellowshipAs the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes excellence in all academic disciplines. The Urann Fellowship is awarded to only six entering graduate students nominated from all academic disciplines by one of its 300-plus campus chapters across the United States, Puerto Rico. and the Philippines, We are extremely proud for the CSU Honors Program and the Schwob School of Music to have a winner! http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Awards/Fellowship.html 
http://news.columbusstate.edu/csus-fourqurean-earns-phi-kappa-phi-fellowship/

2011 Columbus State University