Symphonic Band Chamber Concert

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:30pm
FREE
  • Steven Morrison UW Symphonic Band (photo Steve Korn)
    Steven Morrison conducts the UW Symphonic Band (photo: Steve Korn)

Members of the UW Symphonic Band (Steven Morrison and Taina Lorenz, directors) perform music arranged for chamber groups. 

Program

Jour d'Été à la Montagne (1954)....................................................... Eugène Bozza (1905-1991)

I. Pastorale

IV. Ronde

Flute Choir

Ashley Beeman, Yvonne Nguyen, Stephanie Chuang, Hannah Ogden, Grace Kim, Kamil Tarnawczyk,

Michelle Lin, Tiffany Tian

Dancer in the Dark (2000): Overture ................................................................... Björk (b. 1965)

Taina Lorenz, conductor

Joshua Mauer, trumpet Maria Francino, trombone; Hailey Kepple, trumpet; Mark Swortzel, euphonium; Austin Zhao, trumpet; Alex Morris, euphonium; Stephan Huchala, trumpet; Tyler Oshiro, alto saxophone; Wesley Garman, horn; Ian Benedict, tenor saxophone; Maria Rottersman, horn; Nghia Nguyen, tenor saxophone; Nick Nagari, horn; Matt Fry, baritone saxophone; Brendan Minami, trombone; Megan Larson, bass; Chris Jendry, trombone; Cassandra Thiemer, timpani

The Entertainer (1902) ...................................... Scott Joplin (1867/1868-1917) / ed. G. Schuller

Yvonne Nguyen, piccolo; Mark Swortzel, tuba; Jamie Forschmiedt, clarinet; Andreas Phillips, piano; Hailey Kepple, trumpet; Dana Fong, percussion; Chris Jendry, trombone; Cassandra Thiemer, percussion

Poem and Dance (1961) ................................................................ Leroy Ostransky (1918-1993)

Impressions (1978) .............................................................................. Richard T. Nash (b. 1928)

Saxophone Sextet

Tyler Oshiro, soprano, alto Ian Benedict, tenor

Nick Franks, alto Nghia Nguyen, tenor

Isaiah Kim, alto Matt Fry, baritone

Blurred (2003) ................................................................................................ Bill Ryan (b. 1968)

Kamil Tarnawczyk, flute Maria Francino, trombone

Amanda O'Brien, clarinet Megan Larson, bass

Sabrina Barker, bass clarinet Matt Cotter, piano

Isaiah Kim, alto saxophone Dana Fong, percussion

Stephan Huchala, trumpet Cassandra Thiemer, percussion

Petite Symphonie (1885) .............................................................. Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

No. 2 – Andante cantabile

No. 4 – Finale

Taina Lorenz, conductor

Tiffany Tian, flute; Sophie Beck, oboe; Salil Kanade, oboe; Eshan Dabak, clarinet; Megan Rideout Redeker, clarinet; Maria Rottersman, horn; Nick Nagari, horn; Keet Curtis, bassoon; Heather Baker, bassoon

Capriccio (2003) ................................................................................ Satoshi Yagisawa (b. 1975)

Brian Schappals, conductor

Clarinet Choir

Mara Surelle, Eb Soprano

Janani Iyer, Kyra Woytek, Mitchell Boulter, Katie Lum, Rina Yan,

Matthew Cotter, Natalie Mayhew, Arbaz Kahn, alto

Eshan Dabak, Amanda O'Brien, Sabrina Barker, bass

Jamie Forschmiedt, Andreas Phillips, Megan Rideout Redeker, bass

Ren Ikeda, Jeremy Moon, contra-bass


Director Bio

Music Ed Professor Steven Morrison. Photo: Steve Korn.

Steven Morrison is Professor and Chair of Music Education at the University of Washington. An instrumental music specialist, Professor Morrison teaches courses in music education, music psychology, and research methodology and conducts the UW Symphonic Band. He has taught at the elementary, junior high and senior high levels in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Louisiana and has conducted and arranged for bands, orchestras, and chamber groups throughout the United States.

Dr. Morrison is director of the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Culture and Learning investigating neurological responses to music listening, perceptual and performance aspects of pitch-matching and intonation, and use of expressive gesture and modeling in ensemble teaching. His research also includes music preference and the variability of musical responses across diverse cultural contexts.

Prior to joining the UW faculty, Morrison served as Lecturer of Fine Arts at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He has spoken and presented research throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. During 2009 he served as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and as a Visiting Scholar in the Center for Music and Science at the University of Cambridge.

Morrison’s articles have appeared in Music Educators Journal, Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Music Perception, Frontiers in Psychology, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, Southwestern Musician, and Southern Folklore. Along with collaborator Steven M. Demorest, his research into music and brain function has appeared in Neuroimage, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Progress in Brain Research and The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

He is also a contributing author to The Science and Psychology of Music Performance, published by Oxford University Press, the new Oxford Handbook of Music Education and Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience, the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain, and the text Musician and Teacher: An Orientation to Music Education, authored by UW colleague Patricia Shehan Campbell and published by W.W. Norton.

Morrison is Editor of the Journal of Research in Music Education for which he also served on the editorial board. He is also on the editorial boards of Reviews of Research in Human Learning and Music and the Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education. Morrison has served on the executive board of the Society for Research in Music Education and is currently a member of the advisory board for the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research. He is past University Curriculum Chair for the Washington Music Educators Association and an honorary member of the Gamma chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.

He holds a B.M. from Northwestern University, an M.M. from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.

Taina Lorenz

Passionate about making music with people, self-proclaimed “band geek,” Taina Lorenz,
joins us from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Back home, she is Music Director of the
Cosmopolitan Music Society, a large adult community music organization of over 300
band, choir, and jazz musicians from beginner to semi-professional. Along with her
administrative duties, Taina conducts the Monday and Tuesday Bands, Summer Band,
and Chamber Winds.  Involved in many areas of the community, Taina also conducts the
Edmonton Schoolboys Alumni Band (The Edmonton Seniors Band), is Associate
Conductor with Mission Hill Brass Band, and teaches trumpet privately to students of all
ages. With her solid experience as both a conductor and trumpeter, including eighteen years of teaching instrumental music with Edmonton Catholic Schools, Taina is sought
after as a clinician and guest conductor in Edmonton, Western Canada, and the United
States. Taina has served on the board of directors for the Alberta Band Association, the Joint
Planning Committee for Music Conference Alberta, and is a member of Phi Beta Mu.

A performer for most of her life, Taina has played trumpet and euphonium in a wide
range of ensembles, including wind ensemble, concert band, symphony and pit
orchestras, brass bands, jazz bands, chamber winds, and as a soloist. She has conducted
wind ensemble, concert band, brass band, chamber winds, chorus, and chamber
orchestra. 

Taina holds a Bachelor of Education in Music Education, a Master of Music in Wind
Conducting from the University of Alberta, and is thrilled to be working on her PhD in
Music Education at the University of Washington. Her research interests include musical
perception and cognition, particularly in adults, instrumental methods and conducting
pedagogy.