Monday, April 22, 2013

Schwob Student & Mentor in Top-Five of Tower Day Presenters


Congratulations to Stephanie Erdman and Dr. Kristen Hansen, Award Winner & Mentor in the Tower Day Top-Five Presentations for Undergraduate Research. There were 76 Presentations and Exhibits, with seven of those presentations from the Schwob School of Music.

Stephanie's presentation description:

An Analysis of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, 
Op. 36, Mvt II
My presentation will examine the form of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36, Mvt. II, detailing the organization of the key centers, motivic relationships, and orchestrational techniques. I will demonstrate the complexity of the form using diagrams and musical examples to underline my findings.

Congratulations to our other presenters and mentors:

Presenters: Jonathan Mashburn, Brandon Smith, Jordan Walsh, James Klausmeyer & the Schwob School of Music Percussion Ensemble.
Mentored By: Dr. Paul Vaillancourt

Presenter: Ford Fourqurean
Mentored By: Dr. Kristen Hansen

Presenter: Ford Fourqurean
Mentored By: Dr. Andree Martin

Presenter: Cedricia Thomas
Mentored By: Dr. Matthew McCabe

Presenter: Johan Warburton
Mentored By: Ms. Anna M. Dodd

Presenter: Jonathan Smith
Mentored By: Dr. Alfred Cohen





Piano Studio Clean Sweep at GMTA


Professor Alexander Kobrin, L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano, and his students walked away with all of the honors at the state-level Georgia Music Teachers Association upper college division piano competition held at the Schwob School of Music on April 13, 2013. Full competition results:


GMTA College Auditions 2013
OPCR - Outstanding Performer Conference Recitalist
OCPR - Outstanding Performer Conference Recitalist, 1st alternate
OPCR - Outstanding Performer Conference Recitalist, 2nd alternate
OP - Outstanding Performer
AE - Award of Excellence
HM - Honorable Mention

Lower College
Geneva Stonecipher (M. Thomas) OPCR
Janelle Hendrickson (S. Naylor) OPCR, 1st alt.
Mackenzie Marr (R. Zimdars) OPCR, 2nd alt.
Emma Lin (R. Zimdars) OP
Katherine Kemp (S. Naylor) AE
Eric Zhang (K, Helfen) AE
Andy Dang (R. Henry) HM
Timothy Jones (P. Bennett) HM
Soyoun Sheehan (S. Yun) HM

Middle College
Diane Turner (J. Vasquez) OPCR
Jessica Sheehan (G. Haydon) OPCR, 1st alt.
Bethany Sewell (G. Haydon) 2nd alt.
Angela Anzai (S. Yun) AE
Yuxi Liu (P. Jefcoat) AE
Steven Bicknell (S. Yun) HM

Upper College
Tzu-yi Chen (A. Kobrin) OPCR
Alina Sarkisyan (A. Kobrin) OPCR, 1st alt.
Tatiana Muzanova (A. Kobrin) OPCR, 2nd alt.
Mari Ito (A. Kobrin) OP
Ksenia Kurenysheva (A. Kobrin) OP


Monday, April 1, 2013

Music students selected for CSU research forum

Tower Day is a showcase for undergraduate student research in all disciplines that is sponsored by the CSU Honors Program.  This year's event will be held on Tuesday, April 16 on the Main Campushttp://research.columbusstate.edu/undergrad/towerday/


Lecture & Performance The Ragtime Music of G.H. Green
Presenters: Jonathan Mashburn, Brandon Smith, Jordan Walsh, James Klausmeyer & the Schwob School of Music Percussion Ensemble. 
This presentation by the CSU Percussion Ensemble will include a discussion about various aspects of George Hamilton Green's life, the style of Ragtime music, and a performance of four of his rags. 
Mentored By: Dr. Paul Vaillancourt


Debussy's Premiere Rhapsody: A Motivic and Structural Analysis
Presenter: Ford Fourqurean
This project analyzes Claude Debussy's Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano and examines the impact of motivic construction on the form. Inspection of the motivic interplay offers new insight into Debussy's construction of the work.
Mentored By: Dr. Kristen Hansen 


An Analysis of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36, Mvt II
Presenter: Stephanie Erdman
My presentation will examine the form of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36, Mvt. II, detailing the organization of the key centers, motivic relationships, and orchestrational techniques. I will demonstrate the complexity of the form using diagrams and musical examples to underline my findings. 
Mentored By: Dr. Kristen Hansen


Johann and Carl Stamitz: Impact on the Clarinet's Development
Presenter: Ford Fourqurean
This presentation will explore Johann and Carl Stamitz's impact on the clarinet's formation and acceptance into the modern orchestra through examination of Johann's early adoption and Carl's dissemination of his prolific works for clarinet to a wider audience in Europe.
Mentored By: Dr. Andree Martin


Physiological and Psychological Effects of Music
Presenter: Cedricia Thomas
Within this presentation, I will discuss the purpose of music, evolutionary aspects of music/early stages of music, and the emotional response of music, which will discuss parts of the brain that are responsible for the feelings felt by human beings, as music affects the body and mind and can act as a form of therapy.
Mentored By: Dr. Matthew McCabe


The Development of the Modern Valved Horn: A Hunting Instrument Gone Solo
Presenter: Johan Warburton
My research explores the origin and subsequent evolution of the horn from a humble hunting instrument to its current role as an orchestral and solo instrument, and the impact of this developmental process on contemporary horn composition.
Mentored By: Ms. Anna M. Dodd


Writing for the Orchestra; A Contemporary Look at Student Composition
Presenter: Jonathan Smith
I have explored the nature of composition for the contemporary symphony orchestra through the composition of an original piece for the medium which culminated in a reading of the work by the Columbus State University Philharmonic Orchestra. 
Mentored By: Dr. Alfred Cohen
 


2011 Columbus State University