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2001-2002 Col/ege of Music Faculty Administration James C. Scott, Dean Thomas S. Clark, Associate Dean Academic Affairs Jon Christopher Nelson, Associate Dean, Operations John C. Scott, Associate Dean External Affairs Joan Groom-Thornton, Director Undergraduate Studies Graham Phipps, Director Graduate Studies Strings Igor Borodin, violin Julia Bushkova, v.iollirF::::!::M!iWi!!.'A.. Philip Susan LJutIQIS, FllnR'l" O'\\rlchll cello

Piano Joseph Banowetz Bradley Beckman James Giles Steven Harlos Berthe Odnoposoff Pamela Mia Paul Gregory Ritchey Jack Roberts Vladimir Viardo Adam Wodnicki Piano Pedagogy & Piano R. Fred Kern

Composition Thomas Clark Joseph Klein Cindy McTee Jon Christopher Nelson Joseph Rovan Phil Winsor Wind Studies Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Wind ..d!!"jn"i!li Symphony Dennis Fisher, Symphonic Band Fred Velez, Marching Band, Concert Band Opera David Cloutier Stephen Dubberly Paula Homer Orchestra Anshel Brusilow Clay Couturiaux Lyle Nordstrom

Paul I AR.lon! Ellen Riit,,ch,,,

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Woodwinds Mary Karen Clardy, flute Terri Sundberg, flute Charles Veazey, oboe Daryl Coad, clarinet Deborah Fabian, clarinet James Gillespie, clarinet John Scott, clarinet Kathleen Reynolds, bassoon Eric Nestler, saxophone James Riggs, saxophone

Brass Leonard Candelaria, trumpet J. Keith Johnson, trumpet William Scharnberg, horn Tony Baker, trombone Vern Kagarice, trombone Brian Bowman, euphonium Donald Little, tuba Percussion Gideon Foli Alorwoyie, African Ensemble Jose Aponte, Afro-Cuban & Brazilian Harrell Bosarge, drumset Christopher Deane, timpani Mark Ford, marimba Henry Okstel, drumset Paul Rennick, applied & ensemble Dan Robins, drumset Robert Schietroma, marimba Edward Smith, vibraphone Edward Soph, drumset Poovalur Sriji, Indian Ensemble

Kathleen Reynolds William Scharnberg Early Music Joyce Alper, Baroque oboe Leonard Candelaria, Baroque trumpet Lynn Eustis, voice Sara Funkhouser, recorder Kevin Hall, Baroque bassoon Lee Lattimore, Baroque flute Lenora McCroskey, harpsichord & organ Lyle Nordstrom, lute, Baroque orchestra Cynthia Roberts, Baroque violin William SCharnberg, natural horn

Jazz Tony Baker Rosana Calderon Dan Haerle Frederick Hamilton Noel Johnston Joseph Lee John Murphy James Riggs Paris Rutherford Jay Saunders Lynn Seaton Neil Slater Edward So ph Michael Steinel

Choral Henry Gibbons Rosemary Heffley Jerry McCoy

Voice Stephen Austin Rose Marie Chisholm Linda Di Fiore Lynn Eustis Cody Garner Harold Heiberg Jolyne Jeffers Julie McCoy Laurel Miller Juanita Peters Jeffrey Snider David Sundquist

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Music History Lester Brothers Deanna Bush Michael Collins J. Michael Cooper Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner Bernardo IIlari Mark McKnight Lyle Nordstrom Margaret Notley Dale Peters

Premier Issue Fall 2001

A Composer's Success Prof. Cindy McTee wins a Guggenheim Fellowship

String Project

Theory Gene Cho Thomas Clark Paul Dworak Frank Heidlberger Joan Groom-Thornton Timothy Jackson R. Fred Kern Rosemary Killam Michael McVay Graham Phipps Stephen Siottow Thomas Sovik

National grant funds local string program

Early Music Director charters new territory for an old artform

Taking the Stage Resounding applause for UNT Opera Theatre

Ethnomusicology Gene Cho Steven Friedson Thomas Sovik

Alumni Achievements Jeff Rathbun Cleveland Symphony's principal oboist Kristopher Carter Emmy Award-winning composer

Music Education Alton Corley Hildegard Froehlich Rosemary Heffley Warren Henry Margaret Hudnall KarreliJohnson Darhyl Ramsey Debbie Rohwer Roger Warner

UNT Opera Theatre's production of the The Crucible, Spring 2001

Charn Fund Update Need for scholarships heightened

Editor Rachel Clarke

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Assistant Editor, design & layout Emily Bryant

Message from the Dean

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Recent Appointments

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Faculty News

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Program Highlights

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Giving

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Alumni News

Editorial Assistance Thomas Clark James Gillespie Linda Strube Elida Tamez Mignon Wendover

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Obituaries

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For information contact: Rachel Clarke UNT College of Music PO Box 311367 Denton, TX 76203-1367 [emailprotected]

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The College of Music welcomes new dean, Dr. James C. Scott

COM 2000-2001 interim dean returns to his position as associate dean for academic affairs

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t is with both excitement "I never like to forget and humility that I write to greet the alumni and that as a dean or friends of the UNT College of director I am also a Music as its ncw dean. The excitement grows with my faculty member, constantly broadening awareness of the breadth and depth Leadership calls for of strengths in the College. helping people come Thc humility comes from my recognition of the immense to an understanding responsibility for serving our of their own aspiraoutstanding faculty, staff, and students, maintaining the tions." Collcgc's traditions of excellence, and participating in the The Oenion Record-Chronicle life of the University as a May 17, 2001 whole at a particularly dynamic moment in its history. The Collcgc has bcen served well by past leadership, most recently by Tom Clark, whose interim deanship advanced the school significantly. I am in fact indebted to many for thc artistic, intellectual, and tiseal health of the school as I dedicate myself to its leadership.

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Many opportunities and challenges lie ahead, and this overall health positions us well for meeting them, The combination ofthe current size of the College and its continuing growth gives it a unique position among leading schools ofmusie, It is very impressive to me that the College mission statement in its tirst sentence addresses the responsibility to maintain an cnvironment in which every student's fullest musical potential may be achieved. This is a daunting challenge in such a large school. Despite our large number of full-time tenure track faculty, we are dependent for reaching this goal on the quality and dedication of our lecturers, adjuncts, and teaching fellows, and arc likely to become more so. We are fortunate to have outstanding individuals contributing to our teaching mission trom these positions, and we will constantly work to maximize the effectiveness of our complex ecosystem for student learning. I know of no other music school comprised of such a rich diversity of personal, educational, and musical backgrounds or aspirations. This diversity creates outstanding opportunities for integration of approaches to learning, of musical styles, and of cultures, an important aspect of preparing our students for their lifelong experiences with music. It is no secret that the field of music is changing dramatically as is the fabric of our society and the profile of our university. In the next decade we will have much to accomplish as leaders as we participate in change, holding fast to our core valucs as we work to shape a future enriched by a pervasive presence of meaningful music in the lives of our citizcmy.

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offered a week of frec public concerts in Crested Butte, Mount Crested Butte, and Gunnison. In partncrship with Western State College of Colorado, plans arc well underway for a two-week institute with numcrous UNT performing groups July 22 through August 3, 2002. A generous lead gift from honorary alumni Merle and Marian VoIding has established a fund to help underwrite future institutes as we transport the glory of music from North Texas to the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. UNT has launched an ambitious and visionary "Campaign North Texas" to strengthen its endowment. One 111USIC. facet of Music's campaign is an array of ensemble underDay to day in the College of Music, I've witnessed writing opportunities, led by Spec's Charitable Foundation, ensemble rehearsals, lessons, classes, and concerts weaving now the principal underwriter of the One O'Clock Lab Band. Since August I, 2000, the College of Music a fine counterpoint in the livcs of our students and faCUlty. Ours is a rich has received more than $1 million in gifts and more musical life, an impressive range and than $1 million in newly pledged gifts. As staggering as these totals sound, there is still much more to do pace of activities taking place in six to ensure a secure future of support for our students buildings popUlated by more than 90 full-time faculty, 150 part-time and programs. It would be foolish to single out other highlights of instructors, 30 full-time staff, and 1,600 music majors. Students move last year; all of the countless concerts I attended from lesson to class to perhaps a were thrilling and memorable experiences. It all came together symbolically as the college participated in a musical conversation over lunch at May ceremony inaugurating UNT's new president, Brucc Hall, on to a rehearsal in the afternoon, back in the evening to Norval Poh!. Our combined Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, comprised of more than 100 stuWinspear Hall or one of our seven other performance spaces to hear or frequently to perform in dents, lent elegance and grandeur to this historic event in the an exhilarating concert. With the intricacy and driving force life of the university. At the ceremony's conclusion, our of a Bach fugue, the array of interconnected experiences Grand Chorus and Symphony Orchestra performed the comprising musie study at North Texas compels our lives majestic "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Symphony No.9. toward deeper understanding and more passionate love of A grand counterpoint of voices and instruments, at times our art. serenely contemplative, then bursting with boundless energy This past year, there was little time in my life to and passion, this great masterpiece expresses the ultimate compose. New and continuing projects compelled my energy joy of music and of life. Having so many times experienced and timc while serving as interim dean. Three projects are such joy in this place, this wonderful school, I wish it for noteworthy successes critical to the future ofthe College of you in the continuing counterpoint of your life. Music. Wc successfully eompletcd our IO-year accredita- -Thomas Clark, Associate Dean tion review by the National Association of Schools of (Interim Dean, 2000-0 I) Music. After an exhaustive self-study, visit by a team of evaluators, written response to their findings, and rigorous review by the NASM Commission on Accreditation, the College of Music has received full I O-year renewed accreditation of its degree programs. This rcaffirms our national leadership as a model school offering exemplary programs. On July 23, UNT music students and faculty rcturned to Colorado as our MoUNTain Music Institute Fall 2001 5

As counterpoint is a dialog of musical lines, it is hoped that this publication can servc to be a dialog connecting the lives of alumni with current life in the College of Music. You may notice many changes we've made to enhance its quality and increase its frequency. Creating good counterpoint, weaving independent melodic lines into coherent musical fabric, is a refined skill requiring practiced technique, discipline, a broad historical pcrspeetive, a sense of style, a working knowledge of theoretical principles and, above all, imagination. In fact, contrapuntal writing demands the same skills as the art of making

PROFESSORS Stephen Farias Austin joins the faculty in fall 2001 as associate professor of voice in the Division of Vocal Studies. Austin received his bachelor's degree in music from Howard Payne, his master's from UNT in voice, and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in speech pathology and audiology. He has been teaching at LSU in the College of Music and Dramatic Arts since 1990. While there, he established a Laboratory for Research of the Singing Voice. His article "Nasal Resonance: Fact or Fiction?" appeared in Journal of Singing in 2000. He is a member of the Science Advisory Board of the Voice Foundation in Philadelphia and since 1997 has been NATS chairman of the Voice Science Advisory Committee. Austin is known as a voice builder and as a teacher who can rehabilitate illtrained or damaged voices-a voice scientist. Austin replaces Cody Garner, who will be going on modified service status. John Patrick Murphy joins the Division of Jazz Studies as an associate professor in fall 2001. Replacing David Joyner, Murphy teaches jazz history. Murphy received his AB. degree from Johns Hopkins University in humanistic studies, his bachelor's degree from UNT in jazz studies, his master's from UNT in theory, and his master's of arts and Ph.D. from Columbia University in ethnomusicology. Murphy taught at Western Illinois University from 1992-2000; for the 2000-2001 academic year he has been collaborating with students and faculty in a new oneyear program in ethnomusicology at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. Murphy is the web editor for the Society for Ethnomusicology and is active in the International Council for Traditional Music and the College Music Society. His article "Self-Discovery in Brazilian Popular Music: Mestre Ambrusio" appeared in Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization, eds. Charles Perrone and Christopher Dunn (UniverSity Press of Florida) in 2001. While a student at UNT. Murphy was a member of the One O'Clock Lab Band (1984-85), with two of his compositions appearing on Lab '85. He frequently performs original music and jazz standards on saxophone and electric bas

James Franklin Giles joins the faculty of the Division of Keyboard Studies in fall 2001 as assistant professor of piano, filling the position of

Jack Roberts, who is on modified service st8,. Giles received his bachelor's degree from Oberlin College, his master's from Eastman School of Music in performance and literature, an advanced certificate from The Juilliard School, and the doctorate of musical arts from Manhattan School of Music. He has taught piano at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Eastern Music Festival, SUNY-Binghamton, Interlochen Arts Academy, Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Center for the Performing Arts, Florentine Music School in New York City, Eastman School of Music, and a private piano studio in New York City. Giles won First Prize in the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition in 1997, First Prize in the New Orleans International Piano Competition in 1994, and Semifinals in the National Power World Piano Competition in 1994. He has performed on three occasions at Alice Tully Hall in New York City and performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1991. Giles received a Fulbright to study at Accademia Pianistica in Florence, Italy. He is the founder and director of the Piano Institute at the Las Vegas Music Festival. Robert ""fSlJ, Shannon, a professor at Oberlin remarkedf,J' knew more great recordings by older keybCiard masters than anyone else at Oberlin."

Frank Michael Heidlberger joins the Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology as associate professor of historical music theory. He replaces Howard Meltzer. Heidlberger did clarinet studies at Musikhochschule Detmold, composition and improvisation studies at Darmstadt Institute for Contemporary Music and Music Pedagogy, jazz saxophone studies at Musikhochschule Stuttgart, and music theory studies at Musikhochschule WOrzburg. He received the Magister Artium (master's degree) in musicology, German literature, and philosophy from WOrzburg University. His Ph.D. and Habilitation (post-doctoral studies) are also from Wurzburg. Heidlberger was the clarinetist for the contemporary music group Ruisseau de Tilleuil of WOrzburg and was solo clarinetist for the orchestra at Wurzburg from 1985-90. Heidlberger was a research fellow for the complete edition of the works of Carl Maria von Weber, vice president of the Internati?nal

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Bernardo lIIari joins the Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology as a lecturer in music history. He replaces Barbara HagghHuglo. Illari received the Diploma from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in composition, and the master's degree and his doctorate from the University of Chicago is near completion. He has taught at the University of Hong Kong, University of Chicago, Conservatorio de Salamanca (Spain), Universidad de Valladolid, and Universidad Tomas Frias (Potosi, Bolivia). Illari received the first Howard Mayer Brown Award and received a Tave Fellowship. He has contributed to the Diccionario Historico Boliviano and Diccionario de la Musica Espanola e Hispanoamericana. IIlari plays continuo and has directed early music ensembles and small orchestras.

Alfredo Velez has been appointed to a lecturerJl . •?'. .,.~ . ."'., •• sition as assistant director. of wind studies, reUing Bradley Genevro. Velez received hiS bachelor's and master's degrees from Angelo State University. He has 20 years of teaching experience, including ten as director of bands and interim director of bands at TCU in Fort Worth. His bands have performed at three televised bowl games. Velez is serving on the Gender-Ethnic Committee for CBDNA and is a consultant to the Fort Worth ISD.

Clay Couturiaux has been appOinted to a lecturer position as assistant director of orchestra. Couturiaux received his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate of musical arts all from UNT, where he studied violoncello and conducting. He was the second doctoral student ever accepted by Anshel Brusilow, director of orchestra. Couturiaux has taught at UNT and taught private cello in Plano and Lewisville ISDs. Since 1998, Clay has been the assistant conductor of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra in Tyler and is a substitute cellist for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Couturiaux attended the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians in Hanco*ck, Maine. He is a member of the C( .2~"ctors Guild, TMEA, and the American Sym'fjhony Orchestra League.

Michael McVay has been appointed to a temporary lecturer position in the Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology for fall 2001, filling in for Thomas Sovik who will be on development leave. McVay received his bachelor's degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City in piano performance and his master's degree from UNT in theory. He currently is ABD on a theory degree at UNT. He has taught at Austin College, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore, and Royal College of Music in London. McVay is the MTNA Student Composition Contest National Winner, the only student ever to be declared national winner three times. Stephen Siottow has been appOinted to a one-year lecturer position replacing Rosemary Killam in the Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology. Siottow received his bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University and his Ph.D. from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York in music theory. He has taught at Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University, Hofstra University, Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, and City College. His article "Fifths and Semitones: A Ruggles Compositional Model and its Unfoldings" appeared in Theory and Practice in 2000 and won him the Emerging Scholar Award from the Music Theory Society of New York State. Siottow is a professional fiddler, banjo player, pianist, and harpsichordist. He was editor of RILM Abstracts of Music Literature from 1993-2000.

Alton Corley moved to full-time teaching in the Division of Music Education in fall 2001 while the College continues a national search for Hildegard Froehlich's replacement. Froehlich has retired, but will remain in an adjunct position until her graduate students complete their dissertations.

An Enlightened Entertainer Composer Cindy McTee Asserts Herself with Honesty & Humility Story by Edward Perez UNT Regents Professor of Musie Cindy McTee adds a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship to her list of aecolades that includes a 1990 Fulbright Senior Lecturer Fellowship, a 1992 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship and a 1994 National Endowment for the Arts Composers Fellowship. Awarded by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, MeTee's $36,000 Artistic Creation Fellowship will allow her to devote an entire year to compose her first sympho-

ny. The University of North Texas granted McTee a Faculty Development Leave this spring and a reduced teaching load this fall to complete her symphony, which was commissioned by Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony Orehestra in Washington, DC. "My symphony will be cast in four movements and subtitled Sal/etjor Orchestra to reflect the lighter, kinetic quality of three of the four movements," says McTee, "My recent interest in ballroom daneing has helped to shape the work." McTee adds, "I've also thought about ealling the pieee Symphonic Dances to join Bernstein, Rachmaninoff, Hindcmith, Grieg, et al. I feel a strong connection to Bernstein - jazz elements are prevalent in my piece - and the ballet music of Stravinsky remains a strong influence.

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l1ativc of Eatonville, Washington, McTee grew lip in a musical family. "My 1110ther was a clarinetist and also

played the tenor saxophone. My father played trumpet, and together they formed a small band which also

included a drummer, an alto saxophone player and a pianist," says McTee. "1 was often taken to rehearsals in lieu of being left with a baby-sitter, and I have fond memories of hearing tunes like "Night and Day,"" Misty," and "Autumn Leaves."

McTee says her mother taught her how to play the saxophone and how to transpose from sheet music. She began studying piano at age 5 with a teacher who encouraged improvisation. "I remember quite vividly S0111e experiments that got me into trouble, for example, playing inside my grandmother's grand piano and improvising piano accompaniments during high school choir concerts," says McTee. "} wasn't considered to be an ideal music student because I found it very difficult to play exactly what other composers wrote. Improvising, that is, composing spontaneously, was much more interesting to me." Despite her early musical exposure, McTee thought her life would take a different course. "As a youngster, I spent much more time drawing and painting than practicing the piano," says McTee.

But her fondness for ereating musie eventually took hold, and she began composing in her junior year at Pacific Lutheran University in

Tacoma, Washington. By the spring of 1974, a 21-year-old MeTee was invited to study composition with Krzysztof Penderecki.

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Funding that Resonates

"Penderecki was the featured guest composer at our festival of~ contemporary music. Following a

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eoneert of works by PLU students, Mr. Penderecki invitA'lC to spend a year with his fali1~3"in

Poland, where he proposed I would teaeh his children English in return for composition lessons." McTee's lessons were

informal and usually conducted at the family dining room table. "I studied orchestration, twentieth-century techniques, and six-

teenth and eighteenth-century counterpoint

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Academy of Music," says McTee. "I learned about commitment, professionalism and the benefits of hard work. I also learned the value of a supportive teacher."

McTee adds, "Penderecki taught me much more than music; he taught me a way of life."

McTee says she bases much of her CUlTent thinking about music on the writings of Carl lung.

Quoting Anthony Storr, she states, "Jung felt that the whole energy of mental functioning sprang ,J;fpm the tension between the (Cl~jj­ tions of conscious and uncon-

$424,202 grant from the U.S. Department of Education goes a long way to bettering the quality of string teachers and players across the nation. It allows the American String Teachers Association and the National School Orchestra Association to fund ten string projects in the U.S. by creating the National String Project Consortium. The University of North Texas will receive $10,000 a year for three years to participate in this important program. "The UNT string project, which operates in coordination with the Denton Independent School District, aims to build a larger base of well-trained string teachers, while providing quality string teachers for the public schools," said Karrell Johnson, director and master teachcr of the UNT string project. "We really want this program to work in conjunction with the programs at the public schools, so once the students join the string program, their classes at UNT will turn into private lessons that supplement their education," Johnson said. For UNT seniors Carrie Roth and Edward Wright however, the opportunity to work with second and third graders in ~f'ill:fSroups presents big challenges-challenges that hone their 't&~II'ing skills, molding Roth and Wright into better teachers.

They both agree that this experience is worth having on their resumes. By the time Roth and Wright become eligible for student teaching, they will have already acquired a good two years of student teaching experience. Roth and Wright are not getting college credit for their efforts. "This teaching experience is something exira we do," said Roth. "The experience of working with students in groups allows us to practice what we learn, rather than learning it by trial and error in the classroom. We actually work with the kids, while learning various methods of teaching. I then decide what I like and don't like," Roth said. "Initially, the master teacher presides over the classroom. Come mid-semester, each student teacher takes charge of a class respectively, whereupon the master teacher begins to relinquish his dutics, allowing his student teachers to organize and run the classes. By the end of the semester, the student teacher is teaching the class without the master teacher's assistance," Wright said. Current enrollment in the program stands at 80 students, all second and third graders; the goal is to recruit new students, while retaining the ones currently enrolled. As the program progresses, the string project hopes to hold as many as 250 students ranging from second to twelfth graders.

Debbie Rohwer presented papers at the Texas Music Educators Conference and at the International Society for Music Education Regional Conference in New Zealand. Her recent research has been published in several music education journals.

Brad Beckman recently played a series of piano recitals at Brookhaven College, The Hockaday School in Dallas, and Trinity University in San Antonio. Beckman will be participating as a Breakout session leader at the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy held this summer in Chicago, sponsored by the Frances Clark Institute. An article about the "Benefits and Drawbacks of Teaching Adult Students" will appear in the summer issue of Ke),lJO({rd Companion.

scious, of thought and feeling, of mind and body, of objectivity and subjectivity." According to McTee, the reconciliation of opposing elements has become an important aspect of her work. "The frequent use of cir-

cular patterns, or ostinatos, offer both the possibility of suspended time and the opportunity for continuous forward movement," says McTee.

"Carefully controlled pitch systems aud thematic manipUlations provide a measure of objectivity and reason, while kinetic rhythmic structures inspire bodily motion; discipline yields to improvisation; and, perhaps most importantly, humor takes its place comfortably alongside the grave and earnest _..- I wish both to enlighten and to entertain." McTee says that she is constantly becoming more aware of the mystery surrounding the creative process. "One of my favorite authors, Rollo May, has written that creative persons are those who express being itself and that creativity must be explored as the expression of...people actualizing themselves," says McTee. "Tuning in to this process of becoming is more important to me now than ever before." McTee characterizes the act of composing as a solitary thing. But she also feels that creating art is a profound human response to living, providing a path to spiritual renewal. "Each piece teaches me something new about the creative process," says McTee. "It's enough for me to express myself honestly, which I assume will reflect something about the time and place in which I 1i~e." She adds, "lnv(,:::)m

is not a goal but happily, from time to time, a byproduct of harMrk and connection to one's inner and outer world."

Warren Henry co-wrote a grant to the Texaco Foundation with the Mi Escuelita Preschool in Dallas and received a $120,000 grant. The grant will fund a program to teach preschool teachers to effectively integrate music in their classrooms. He also presented papers at the Orff National Conference, the Kodaly National Conference, Texas Music Educators Conference and the College Music Society International Conference in Limerick, Ireland.

Igor Borodin, congratulations on becoming a U.S. citizen on September 21 , 2000. Adjunct professor Rosana Calderon has been hired by Access Broadcast Services in Dallas to perform jingles. .. i-

Hil.degard Froehlich retired from the University of North (",tI¥ns in August 2001. Dr. Froehlich's contributions to the Division of Music Education have been significant. We wish hcr all the best as she enters this new phase of life.

Two compositions by Gene Cho (Flower; 'Tis Not and Fairest Maiden Decked in Red) were premiered by Ann Schein, a member of the piano faculty at the Peabody Conservatory in Washington, DC, on April 23. His manuscript, Quest/i}r Equal Temperament, East and West, has been accepted for

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publication as a monograph by the Edwin Mellen Press (New York). Michael Cooper published "Mendelssohn's Works: Prologomenon to a Comprehensive InventOly," in The Mendelssohn Companion, ed. Douglass Seaton (Westport, CT: Greenwood). It's by far the most comprehensive overview to date of his compositional output, and it renders all but obsolete the other catalogs of his works that have be.en accessible to.the musical world. Eugene Corporon Performance in Band, new CDs were released UNT), Rendezvol!s IV (CD490GIA).

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memory of Lucyane Guedes, Simon' Lim, Herbert Wentz, Janet Wheeler, four music students at the University ofNonh Texas who died prematurely in January and February 2000."

Harold Heiberg gave a masterc1ass for the studio of vocal pedagogue RobertaManion in Seattle, WA, Mr. Heiberg received the lH. Shelton Excellence in Teaching Award for 50 years of vocal coaching and teaching, 30 of which have been atUNT. secretaty of the United States (SEAlpo~;ers in the Digital March I-land

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cimbalom witll the # I. The. following week University of Ark aIlsa" D featured some of his Jesse Eschbach's

Mozart's CminorMass Meyerson. The pelrfOJrma bass soloist, and Charles Veazey, J.ellB:r: Bushkova. She.also Dallas Symphony .orchestra. in . . . along with Jeff Snider, baritone, and Steve Harlos, harpsichord and organ, Mark Ford's composition Afta-Stuba!,. Rmarimba trio, was pnblishedby Innovative Percussion Inc. in Nashville. At the 30th allnualWichita .Jazz Festival, DallHaerle re.ccived the Homer Osbom Award. This award is given annually to a professional mnsician who has significantly contributed to jazz education. Previons recipients of this award .include names like Stan Kenton, Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis, and Jim Riggs of the UNT facnlty. Fonner faculty member, Barbara Haggh-Huglo's "Singers and Scribes in thc Secular Churches of Brussels" [MusiC and Musicians in Renaissance Cities and Towns, ed. Fiona Kisby. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, pp. 143-156] has a dedication that reads: "This paper is dedicatcd to the 10

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Cr,eatlvrty and Improvisation from the and BeYOIld" at the National Conferellce on Keyboard Pedagogy to be held in Oak Park,IL in July. He continues tocoal.lthor books and write arrangements for the Hal Leonard Student Piano Librmy. JerryMcCoy led performances of Mozart's Corona(iol1Mass and Schubert's Mass in G Major in Carnegie Hall in April.' In May, he was guest conductor for Schola Cantgrum of Texas in concertatBass Hall in Fort Worth. Jerry presided over an interest session on South American Choral Music at the national convention of ACDA. He gave performancc clini('l1' with choirs at South Garland, Pearcy.· Rowlett, and Richardson high schools. Jerry McCoy

e r a McCroskey and Channing Prothro were married on Safllrday, March 24, at their home in Denton. A computcr graphics designer, Channing also becamc involved with the College of Music by designing the Israel in Egypt poster for UNT's opera program. Jon Nelson, Butch Rovan, Larry Anstin, and students Scott Krejci, Hideko Kawamoto, F]ainie Lillios, and Robert Madler all had works presented at the Society for ElectroAcoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference held in Baton Rouge, LA March 1-3. Pamela Mia Paul (piano), Susan Dnbois (viola), Robert Davidovici (violin), Kevin Hall (bassoon), and Carter Enyeart (cello) performed in the Great Hall of the Texas Boys Choir building on Oct. 29, 2000. Davidovici and Enycart are former faculty members at UNT and Hall plays with thc Fort Worth Symphony and is on the adjunct faculty at UNT. The program featured Debussy's Trio in G Major and Faure's Piano Quartet in C minor, Danzi's Quartetfbr Bassoon and String Iho, and Beethoven's String 1ho in G, Opus 9, No. I. Darhyl Ramsey wrote a chapter entitled "Goals and G;tivcs for the Beginning Band" in Teaching Music TlftifJugh Perfimnance in Beginning Band published by GIA Publications (Chicago). He was awarded the Sesquicentennial Alumni Teaching and Rescarch Award from his undergraduate alma mater, Carson Newman College ( BM '70), on October I 1,2001. It is a one-time award based on outstanding teaching, research and service. As a part of the ceremonies, Dr. Ramsey presented a speech on the role of Values Education in the 21st century. He is the National President of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and also is the President of Owsley School, Inc. in Denton. Over the course of the past two semesters Bntch Rovan's acoustic and electro acoustic works were performed in Germany, France, Monaco, and various parts of the United States. One piece-Content Stream, for interactive computer music and dance-was seen by over 15,000 people during the course of a thrce-day arts and technology festival in Munich. Most recently he premiered his 40-minute dramatic work visa-vis, for soprano and interactive electronics, at a solo concert in Southern California, and was guest composer at the University of Illinois.

repertory with the National Opera Company and has received 14 new performances in the last two months. Scearce has acccpted the newly-created position of resident composer in the new School of Music at the University of Southern Maine. He and his wife Leda movcd to Portland, Maine in mid-May. Scearce wishes UNT the best of luck as it builds a ncw future with guidance of a new dean. Jeffrey Snider appeared as soloist in Mozart's C minor Mass and Puccini's Messa di Gloria with the Dallas Symphony Chorus on March II at the Meyerson and again on March 14 and 15 in San Antonio for the National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association. Tom Sovik left March 9 with 45 faculty and students for a 12day tour to the Czech Republic. Jolyne Jeffers offered five masterclasses at various institutions in Brno, and a group of 9 UNT students performed recitals in Brno and Ivancice. David Sundquist recently adjudicated for the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions in Tulsa, OK.

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Charles Veazey has been selected by thc Faculty Awards Committee as the recipient of the President's Council Teaching Award for 2000.

Adam Wodnicki released Complete Piano Works by 1. J. Paderewski, vol. 2 on Altarus Records and recorded Piano Concertos by Kazimierz Seracki and Tadeusz Baird, with the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Wodnicki appeared in recital and as soloist with orchestras in the United States, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Israel, Poland, Czech Rcpublic, Canada, and Germany. He is on the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster and is a Steinway Artist.

F(();er faculty member, J. Mark Scearce's cantata Anima and five vocal solOists was recently heard in performance at Duke University. Five commissioned works received performances during J. Mark Scearce's first semester at UNT. His opera Killy Hawk is in

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raut Williams (BS '55, MS '60) is shown at Looking Glass Falls in the National Pisgah Forest, NC. He spent three weeks hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains and the National Pisgah Forest as well as attending numerous evcnts at the Brevard Music Center and the Appalachian Summer Festival. In August he will be heading to the Estes Park, Colorado area for more hiking in the Rocky Mountains and attending two perfonnances at Central City Opera. Grant says, "This is a wonderful break from my retirement career in Dallas as the vocal coach for the Dallas Symphony Chorus and a full load of private teaching." In the year 2000, Mr. Williams was honored on three occasions: He was recognized by The .Iuilliard School for his artistry and extraordinary contributions to the performing arts in Dallas and around the world; the Grant Barthe Williams Scholarship for voice students at The Juilliard School was established by students, friends, and admirers as an expression of gratitude for his years of vocal coaching and choral conducting in Texas, especially with the Dallas Symphony Chorus; a gift of J 00 scores of the Mass in C by Beethoven was given to the Dallas Symphony Chorus's Music Library by students and members of the Dallas Symphony Chorus. Grant appreciates the opportunity to keep in touch with his former students and faculty.

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Leon Breeden, Professor Emeritus of Music, was recently awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Texas Christian University in May 200 I. In June, Breedon was selected for the Down Beat Jazz Educator Hall of Fame in the 2001 issue of DOl1'l1 Beat Magazine. His memoirs, From the Cowbarn to the Concert Hall with Music!, has been published by Pender's Music Company. In the picture at the right, Breeden performs for the Greater Denton Arts Council along with Bob Rogers on piano, May 20, 2001.

William P. Latham, 84, is enjoying retirement surrounded by his family. He is shown to the right celebrating his wife .loan's 80th birthday and their 55th wedding anniversary in April. Latham has recently had a number of works performed in Japan, Austria, Finland, and other European countries, as well as in the U.S. and Canada.

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fOondest Memories fter retiring, Evelyn Messmore taught voice lessons and performed programs in nursing and retirement homes. She has shown pictures taken in many countries where she has lived and traveled, including Germany and France. As a member of a travel club, she has spent a week in both Japan and South America. She also has written a book about her life, which she shares with hcr friends and family.

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Swimming parties, badminton, volleyball With our students spring, summer and fall. Fifty years come and go, Where they went-we don't know. Fond memories could fill Winspear Hall.

arly Music at the University of North Texas Program Director Builds On Strong Foundation Faculty The early music program has seen added life undcr the new direction of Dr. Lyle Nordstrom. Building on the years of wonderful devclopmental and ground-breaking work of Dr. Cecil Adkins who retired in the Spring 01'2000, Dr. Nordstrom has added new dimensions to the program. A recipient of the 2000 Thomas Binkley Award for extraordinmy work on the collegiate level, he already had a great number of years of experience in building the early music programs at Oakland University and Clayton College and State University. A number of his students from these programs, such as Ellen Hargis, David Douglass, Michael Lynn, Joel Frederiksen and Holly Chatham, are currently leaders in the field. Besides his university credentials, Dr. Nordstrom also brought a great number of years of professional experiencc with him. As a profcssional lutenist and recorder player, hc toured for 20 years as co-director with Paul O'Dette of the renowned Musicians of Swanne Alley, an ensemble spccializ\ ~ing in Elizabethan consOIt lesson music. He is also founder ,,)WY and artistic dircctor of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and has many years experience as an opera and choral director.

dded also to the adjunct faculty last ycar was Baroque violinist, Cynthia Roberts. Cynthia is The Fall 2000 term featured the singers and one of the busiest Baroque violinists in Rcnaissance instrument groups in "Music of the country. She is concertmastcr of Apollo's Fire in Cleveland and the Renaissance Germany." In the Spring term, Dallas Baroque Society as well as playmusic of 17th-century England was featured, including "Welcome to all the Pleasures," ing rcgularly with Philharmonia in San Purcell's "Ode for St. Cecilia's day" and also Francisco, The New York Collegium "Odc for Queen Maty," "Come, come ye sons of and Tafelmusic in Toronto. Her addition art away," both performed with the Baroque means that UNT has one of the most complete early music facultics in North Orchestra. Concerts for the coming year include a special America. The Theory, History and performance for the symposium honoring Helen Ethnomusicology Division is busy Hewitt in October, Handel's Royal Fireworks Music on October 29 and 16 and 17th-ccntury dcvising an early music pcrformance Italian Music on Novcmbcr 20. Concerts in the emphasis within the Ph.D. and M.A. Spring will be moving to Winspear Hall with a degrees. Several new students havc concert of Vivaldi cO~lcerti featuring somc of the already been accepted into that option Jennifer Sadoff playing a rackctt. early music faculty. With this new emphasis, the the coming year. The early music program has had several milestones early music program is looking for sponsors and help with thc this past year. The Baroque Orchestra played a concert at the purchase of more instruments appropriate to its endeavors. If Fall Texas Tool in Palestine that was vcry well received. The interested, please contact Dr. Nordstrom at 940-565-4655.

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Lyle Nordstrom orchestra students director &- lute were also half ofthe Lenora McCroskey orchestra for the harpsichord &- organ of performances Cynthia Roberts Israel in Egypt Baroque violin under the direction Joyce Alper of Graeme Jenkins Baroque oboe Kevin Hall with performances Bm'oque bassoon in Winspear, Dallas Lee Lattimore and Fort WOlth Witll Baroque flute excellent reviews. Leonard Candelaria Four memBaroque trumpet bers of thc Baroque WtllianlScharnberg Orchestra and four Ildtural hom faculty also perSara Funkhouser formed at the Baroque recorder Boston Early Music Patricia Adams NordstTom Festival in June. Dr. viola d" gamba Nordstrom's interLynn Eustis est in vocal music voice has also led to the establishment of the Collegium Singers, a 16-member vocal group specializing in Renaissance and Baroque music.

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was a landmark year for UNT Opera Theatre. Its centerpiece was a stunning production of Puccini's La boheme at the end of November, a major undertaking for any collegiate opera program, and one that represents a major step forward for opera at UNT. "Few schools have the resources to do a show as big as Boheme," says Director of Opera Paula Homer. "We are fortunate to have such high-caliber singers to take on these demanding roles, an excellent orchestra, and wonderful facilities in which to rehearse and perform." Five of the six major roles were doublecast; the difficult tenor role of Rodolfo was triple-cast; and the production prominently featured both graduate and undergraduate students. Among the standouts were tenor Rick Novak, a post-graduate Artist Certificate student and recipient of the prestigious Shrader scholarship, who sang Rodolfo on opening night, and Dewey Reikofski, a freshman bass who perfanned the role of Colline. UNT's Boheme also featured the participation of the award-winning select choir from Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Denton. Under the direction of Cecile Johnson, this group of talented fifth graders undertook the challenging children's chorus parts with great zest and admirable discipline. The four sold-out performances attracted a great deal of publicity and provided an invaluable opportunity for the cast of aspiring opera singers. February saw the establishment of a new feature of the UNT Opera program, the UNT Family Opera. For its inaugural production, Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel was presented to 1,200 third graders from D.LS.D., the Denton County Home School Association, and several private schools in Denton. These performances were followed by four performanees open to the publie. It was a smash hit for both kids and parents.

"What a thrilling experience for all of us to be able to present a major work by a living composer and to benefit from his experience and advice during the process," recalls Opera Music Director Stephen Dubberly.

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n April, UNT Opera Theatre collaborated with the UNT Department of Dance )I and Theatre Arts in a spectacular production of Robert Ward's The Crucible. Based on the well-known play by Arthur MIller, the opera details the tit c~\" events surrounding the Salem witch trials in 1692 and provides a fascinating~ril strongly compelling character study. The composer, who received the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1962 for the opera, was present during production week and attended opening night.

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for his portrayal of John Proctor, a role which is widely regarded as one of the most difficult roles in the baritone repertoire, requiring a huge vocal range, great emotional maturity, and tremendous physical stamina.

The set, designed by Department of Dance and Theatre Arts faculty member Michael Sullivan, featured moving and rotating set pieces that transformed the entire theatre into the actual courtroom of the witch trials. Another outstanding talent was student costume designer, Sean Tribble. Tribble and the stage director, Paula Homer, traveled to Salem, Mass. to do research for the production. Expanding the UNT Opera season even further was the second summer opera workshop, a production of Mozart's Cosi .fim tulte. With simple production values, the focus was completely on the performers. In order to accommodate as many singers as possible, some roles were triple and quadruple cast. o. oking forward tothis year's season is the continuation of a season whICh WIll mclude two major productIOns, plus the Family Opera and the summer opera workshop. But il~',~dition to the regular season a very special collaboration is ut~ undertaken WIth two conservatones 111 Italy to produce the first show of the season, Verdi's La traviata. A mixed cast of both Italian and American singers and conductors will present four performances in the Lyric Theatre of the Murchison Performing Arts Center and then travel to Italy to

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present another five performances in 1m authentic 18th-centUlY opera house near Venice. The family opera is an enchanting story of fantastical prop0l1ions. The animals from a garden and furniture /i'om a house come to life to teach a young child, and the audience, about emotion, responsibility, forgiveness and remorse in Ravel's The Child and the Magic Stuff Spring begins a season of Mozart masterpieces for UNT Opera. In April, Don Giovanni will be performed in a full production that presents the intriguing story of Don Juan, and the summer opera workshop will feature The Magic Flute.

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:ccnt alumnae arc havill~ S.~~CCCSSfll!. carcc-r~: ~~an.a Beth Mill~r ([.lM 9()) sang the lead role of (}Iorgctta III PUCCIIl! S llrilharm wllh Des oines Metro Opera this past summer; Scott Scully (HiVl '(9) is singing with HOLlston Cinmd Opera; Bert Johnson (13M '(9) \vas recently accepted into the prestigious Chicago Lyric Opera Young Artists residency prognll1l; Mark McCrory (13M '(3) also has been singing with Chicago Lyric's program 1'01' the past four years; Elizabeth Kellsch (13M • • m "s"·. ":~. '(5) sang the soprano solo laS1 spring in Mahler's ,S:l'lIIphoIlY No . .: with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Seiji Ozawa; JeSllS Garcia (13M '99) and L.atonia Moore have by Giuseppe Verdi ... both \von the National November 29-30, December f e2 Metropolitan ()pern Sung in Italian, with orchestra .... .... Competition. To be repeated in Castel franco Venel..; Italy, Cioing a little lilrthcr December 10-21 .. '. back there arc slich sortil~ges nationnl and in'lCrnnby Maurice Ravel ...... ... liol1nl stars as Frances February 8-11 .... .. .. Ginlor. Patricia Sung in English, with piano '.' Racc!te. and Emily Pulley. all OJ\\'110111 arc lraveling from conliby Wolfgang Amadeus Moiart nent tn continent in the April 12, 14, 18,20 ..... . pursuit of a fully blosSung in English, with orchestra .... .... S01111l1g carecr. •

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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

College of Music Capital Campaign Committee Members: Horace & Euline Brock Ed & Kay Moorehead Fred & Patsy Patterson Joe & Betty Roy Bill & Margot Winspear

Pictured to the right are committee members Fred and Patsy Patterson at the Capital Campaign kick-off gala, March 2001.

The University announced the public phase of its $150 million Capital Campaign at a spring gala. The College of Music has a goal of $25 million, with emphasis being placed on the endowment of scholarships. In addition, the Capital Campaign Committee hopes to raise funds for endowed professorships and chairs, a faculty enrichment endowment, an ensemble enrichment endowment, and a concert organ for Winspear Hall. hough generous gifts and large bequest pledges have made great progress toward reaching the College of Music's goal, there is still a substantial need for support to ensure the strength and growth of our scholarship program in the next few years.

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Report~iVing he College of Music is at an especially critical crossroads: In order to recruit and maintain the most talented students, we must be able to offer more scholarships. Many gifted musicians, those who have the most to gain from our program and who also have the greatest to offer our college, are forced to attend lesser institutions because we cannot offer adequate fmancial assistance. We need your help. Private donations enable us to provide scholarship support for students, funds for faculty and special eqnipment. There are many ways to give, and no gift is too small.

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It is velY gratifying to be a part of a world-class college of music

where we have outstanding students, superior faculty and excellent facilities in which to share these talents with the community. E~ch time I sit in my office in Bain Hall I am reminded of the rOon, hard work and dedication that it takes to be a musician. yelll see, there are several practice rooms above me, and throughout the week I hear a jazz combo rehearsing "Green Dolphin Street," a soprano perfecting an aria from La traviata, or a percussionist drilling the beat to "Salt Peanuts." Each time I attend a concert I am humbled by the beautiful music created by our students. I am reminded daily about the importance of making a Music Graduates Establish Endowment top-notch music education available to any student who is willing to strive for perfection. Please help our students to achieve their John and Lindy Rydman, class of '72, recently established a dreams by giving to a scholarship. We appreciate your continued $900,000 endowment to provide funds for scholarships and annual operations of commitment and we thank you for your support. the One O'Clock Lab Elida Tamez Band. "As music edllca~

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To the right are committee members Joe and Betty Roy. Joe also serves as chair of the Community Advisory Council.

, Farewell to a Friend Great Friend to the College of Music, the late Lucille (Lupe) Murchison (see obituaries, p. 29), with friend Sistie Stollenwerck and Chancellor Alfred Hurley.

tion majors at North Texas, Lindy and I were able to enjoy the Lab

L'lndy and John Rydman with Jazz studies chair Neil

Band concerts Slater and Associate Dean Tom Clark. throughout our time there," says Rydman. "We've aJwqys admired the talent the Lab Band program draws and in our small "'ay, we wanted to ensure the continuation of the talent and success of the program."

The endowment, The One O'Clock Lab Bandl Spec's Charitable Foundation Fund, is named for Spec's Charitable Foundation, created by the Rydman's Hlll1ily business, Spec's Wines, Spirits, and Finer Foods, based in Houston.

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College Launches New Organization for Donors

c8Jean srYamerata Building on Traditioe

The Dean's Camerata, a new organization Il)r 1i-iends and donors io ihe C:OM, was launched in January 200 I. In music his-

or intellectuals in Renaissance Haly with interests in poetry, philosophy and music. The Florentine Camerata played an important role in the rise or opera as a new genre and helped shape the future of \Vcstcrn art !iIi musIc. 101'Yl a Camerata was a society

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The Dean's Camerata is a society in the College of Music formed at the new millennium whose members include music lovers and philanthropists with a common goa 1·- to further the rich musical tradition at UNT. "By joining the Dean's Camerata, supporters are investing in the college. Memberships ensure tllat we retain our preeminent status as one of the most progressive and prestigious music schools in the nation," says Tom Clark, Associate Dean, under whose leadership the Camerata was formed. Since its inception, 91 individuals and corporations have joined. Membership dues are being applied to areas in which funds are critically needed, most notably, student scholarships. To join the Camerata, please contact the development officer for the Col/ege of IV/usic, Elida Tamez, at (940) 565-2243, or visit the Camerata web site at www.music.unt.eduicamerata to download a membership form.

Dean's Camerata -New Members 2001 Charter Members Wilton J. Aebersold Cecelia Cunningham Box Joyce Ann Bradley Euline and Horace Brock Margaret and Bill Collins Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Gomez Dora Lee Langdon Trust Mary Beth and Ralph Mennemeyer Kay and Ed Moorehead Helen and Bob Morgan Mary Massey Morgan Patsy and Fred Patterson Wayne R. and Mary V. Perry Trust T. Gary Rogers Betty and Joe Roy Rose-Mary and Jack Rumbley Lindy and John Rydman David M. Schimmel Estate Robert and Margaret Shermij:8."'ie..e"i 'eiii Charn and Uraratn Uswachoke "e,e,·"" Paul R. Voertman Donald E. Waugh Estate Margot and Bill Winspear

Sandra and Neil Davidson Steven De Salvo Peggy and Lee Duggan Sandra and Bill Gilliland Joan Groom-Thornton Elizabeth and Pete Gunter Anne Hall Marilyn and John Haynie Paula Homer Robert and Carol Houston Marsha and Milvern Ivey Cecile and Keith Johnson Marion and Bill Johnson Peggy and Nick Kanakis Carol Kirchoff Maurine Lebeau Jo and Bill Luker Mary Nan Mailman Alice and Filippo Masciarelli Elaine Mathes

Annual Members Nancy S. Manning Atkinson Estate of Jim D. Barbour Dorothy Bridenthal Bean David and Kathryn Bragg Marilyn and Anshel Brusilow Nancy and Doug Chadwick Beth and Tom Clark Emily and Dean Crocker Lucy and Frank Darden

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Beth Purinton Daisy and Bob Rogers Helen and Phil Schenk James and Elizabeth Scott Judy and David Shrader Mary and Gerald Smith Zarina Sui-Fun Stanford

Virginia and Bill Utter Mary Ann and Edward Velayos Marian and Merle Voiding Larry Walker Ann and Roger Weill Katina and Chris P. Xeros N. Patricia Yarborough Phillip W. Young

Corporate and Foundation Members Associated Materials, Inc. Baptist Foundation of Texas Ben E. Keith Foundation Bleuer Foundation Collins-Binkley Foundation Communities Foundation of Texas Exxon Mobil Foundation First State Bank of Texas Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Grand Ole Opry Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Paccar Foundation Presser Foundation SBC Foundation Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies Spec's Charitable Foundation I: Jil Steinway Hall Dallas Sturgis Charitable and Education Tru'!Jt;··/ Town of Addison Zildjian Avedis Company

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._'i Roger & Ann Weill " .. Alan James Wegner"" Douglas Wiehe Charlene Williams Michael P. Williams . Band performance at PASIC. Gibbs was inducted into the Percussive Arts So£}¢'t~':' Hall of Fame and insisted on playing a tune with Garrett as the finale of the con'c,crL Jessie Hinkle (13M '00) has just completed her first year at the Manhattan Schopj'of Music where she is pursuing a mastei·'s 'in performance. She sang the title role ,of Lucretia in Benjamin Britten's The Rape olLueretia. She received a $1,500 summer scholarship award for 200 Lat th~ Music Academy of the West, from the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation. Jessie was ac,~epted into the prestigious Glim111erglass Summer Opera Programin upstate New York for the summer 2001. " Holly Holm (MM '00) has just won a position as bassoonist with the U.S. Army Field Band. continues on page 27

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~----------Ernrny&Beyond--~----------------~~~~I~~~ Early this year, Kris Carter walked away with daytime television's highest honor jor musical composition. What's nextjor this College oj Music alumnus? Story by Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

An NT alumnus snagged top music honors at the 28th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles May 18 for his work on Batman Beyond. Kristopher Carter, 29, received the award for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition. This was his second consecutive Emmy nomination for his work on the animated series that airs on the Warner Brothers network. Carter created the main title theme for the series and wrote the underscore. "The underscore is the music that supports the drama," Carter says. "In a scary momeut, for example, the underscore can enhance the feeling of fear for the audience." He shares the award with his music writing team, which includes another NT alumnus, Michael McCuistion (BM '87), Lolita Ritmanis and Shirley Walker. "The turnaround time required by the production is so fast," Carter says, "there's no way one person can keep up with the schedule. We each do about a quarter of the episodes." But it was Cmter's theme that landed the Batman BC)'ond contract for the team. "At first, the producers questioned our suitability [for the project]," Carter says. The "Walker team," as they have affectionately dubbed themselves, had a reputation in the film industry for large symphonic scores. After an initial meeting with the producers, Shirley Walker explained to the rest of the team that they had to demonstrate their ability to work in a different direction. The producers were looking for a techno-rock sound, along the lines of groups like Nine Inch Nails and heavy, disco-metal artist Rob Zombie. So they each produced bits of music for a demo that showed their versatility. The producers liked the work, so much so that they picked Carter's piece for the main theme. The team's classical training took the raw, techno-rock sound a complctely new direction. The music ended up being heavier than anything else on television, according to Carter.

Warner Brothers has finished production of Batman Beyond, which airs 3 p.m weekdays on Channel 33. The show is most popular among people in their late teens and early 20s, according to Carter. "For most series like this one," he says, "the production companies make a large order of 64 to 84 episodes. For two to three years, we're composing as it is produced." Cmter, a native of San Angelo, graduated with a bachelor's of music in composition from UNT in 1993. He completed the program in just 3 112 years. Carter's fast-track achievements come from a focus he developed while he wa,~,in school. "I wasn't quite sure what I w,t~ to do at first," he says. "I knew I wanted to do something in music. But somewhere in my sophom*ore year, I learned the [composition] craft and it opened my eyes. I liked what it did both spiritually and emotionally." Carter also realized that being a film composer was probably the best way to make a living at writing music. He began bnilding his portfolio right away. "I went over to the radio, television and film department and told them I was interested in scoring student productions," he says. By the end of his time at NT, he had a demo reel of four short movies and two commercials produced by RTVF students. He also convinced fellow students in the orchestra to record some of his film music. He took his demo to California to play for Shirley Walker, who had a reputation for nurturing young talent, "Ian Walker, my [orchestra] standmate, was her son," Carter says. But Carter insists that he didn't get a break because he knew Shirley Walker's son. "I had already done the work preparing a demo," he says. "But she took the time to listen to it, and I'm sure she hears hundreds of demos every year." After g~ }J;ation, Carter was invited to apprentice with Shirley Walb;t1'n Los Angeles. Carter also credits the variety of experiences at UNT for his success. "lowe so much," he says. "If I wanted to hear steel

drums, jazz, game 1an, it was all there. And it was all done so w8so much inspired me."

I can be putting the finishing touches on a piece in the wee hours of the morning - due to the schedule, not procrastination - and

ee' The Warner Brothers network continues to engage the then a messenger picks it up, an army of copyists are waiting to Walker team for upcoming projects. Cmter take out the parts, and by 10 a.m. the next morning, provided the score for a feature-length video it's being played." of Batman Beyond that was released in time "The ultimate Cmter doesn't consider the Emmy to be the for the holidays last year. They will also crowning achievement of his fast-moving career. provide the theme and underscore for two goal would be to "The ultimate goal would be to write for big, feature new animated series, Zeta Project and The write for big, fea- films," he says. "The industry's attention is defiJustice League. ture films. The nitely there." With all the time spent on these industry's attenCarter has simple advice for students looking commissions, Carter hasn't found time for similar success. "You've got to create your own recently to compose music just for himself. tion is definitely path," he says. "And you are going to start at the But that doesn't necessarily bring there." Kris Carter bottom." "I statted at the bottom," he says. "I got regrets. "When j've encountered criticism as my portfolio together in college. And I diversified. a professional for being a film composer," I had lots of jobs in the industry - I know how to Carter says, "I remind people that J. S. Bach was a commercial use computers, synthesizers, sampling and software. That estabcomposer for his day. It's just that his media, his employer, was lished a presence." the church." And while Carter's classical training and reputation for "In the realm of film music," Carter says, "it's never writing good music celiainly helps, he insists the industry runs judged as too atonal or too romantic. And there's the instant grat- like any other. "It is dependent on one's relationships with peoincation of having your work performed by an orchestra. pIe," he says. "Not good luck, but the good fortune you make."

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Carolina School of the Arts. Lindsey Johnson (MM '00) has been appointed to the woodwind faculty at Nicholls State University.

James Popejoy (DMA '00) has been appointed director of bands at the University

Stephen Jones (MM '00) was recently

of North Dakota and serves as music director and conductor of the Greater Grand Forks

appointed to a saxophone teaching position at Texas Christian University.

Kelly Kazik (MM '00)

Youth Symphony. He remains active as a classical and jazz percussionist.

Joseph T. Spaniol a (DMA '00), staff com-

has been appointed /lute professor at

poser/arranger for the

Ouachita Baptist

U.S. Air Force Band of

University in

the Rockies, premiered two pieces in March, 2001: Ew'apade, for

Arkadelphia, AR.

wind ensemble, at the American Band

,Juhwan Lee (MM '00), now a DMA vocal performance student of Laurel Miller, was a finalist in the Maccammon Competition in

Fort Worth.

Masters Association Convention in Las Vegas, NY and Rendezvous with a Dream, for bass clarinet and piano, at the College

Music Society Rocky Mountain Chapter Conference in Denver, CO.

Elainie Lillios (DMA '00) has accepted a PD?,.t·-.'.e".;}'{ as assistant profes~or o~ co.mpos~tion at ~#1111g Green State Ul1lverslty

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Rob Wilkerson (MM '00) is teaching saxophone at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.

Th.e· C()llegeQfMu~.i?i.ss.tiU.·acGepti.nll donations. ofysed b~nd. instrumen\sfor Start-up the Sandia co.llaborative.pro_ gram be.tweenUNTand the Denton Gommunity,StarhuptheBandgjvesdisad, yantage.delernentary~t.ud~nts.of

Denton's .owsley Youth Center the. Opportunitylo participateinan innoYlltjve. headstart !l14slc program. InstrUments don'thave tdbeinperfegt GQnqition; they will be. cleaned up and repaired byUNT's music educationstudents, Don't forge.t,ponatedinstrumentscan be claimed as charitable donation on your tax return. Need.more information? Contact RachelClarke at (940) 565-2930 or [emailprotected].

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Emily Newton (BM '0 I) is the recipient of an A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute fellowship, which includes full tuition and a generous stipend to pursue a master's at North

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Scholarship Funds Hurt By Econ any deserving music students may have lost future scholarship opportunities, collateral damage of September II coming at a time of an already weakening economy. Our Charn fund, as reported by the UNT Foundation, has a remaining balance of less than $280,000. Some background ...

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About six years ago the state legislature plunged our scholarship program into crisis by increasing the minimum requirement from $200 to $1000 for a scholarship to qualify a non-resident student for a waiver lowering tuition to the economical in-state rates. Suddenly we had to secure five times as much funding to maintain support levels for all our scholarship recipients. Then a successful Thai businessman, Charn Uswachoke, in gratitude for his memorable experience as a business student with warm memories of the musical environment here, gave the College of Music $1 million. His gin solved the tuition waiver crisis, but because of that the gift could not be endowed, left intact to yield yearly earnings. Instead, we have spent an average of $175,000 a year, reaching a peak of $230,000 in 1999, to maintain a vigorous scholarship program benefiting approximately 500 outstanding students. Altogether, the Charn gift has provided a total of over $1 million in scholarships. And each year, those tuition reduction waivers provide another $1 million or more in cost reduction to music students.

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This year, $50,000 in scholarships came from new gifts and endowments raised last year. This enabled us to set a goal of reducing Charn fund use this year to under $200,000. This still means, unfortunately, that next year the Charn fund, nearly depleted, will yield $100,000 less for scholarship use as it finally extinguishes. To compound matters, in this difficult economic timc, our other scholarship endowments have lost a collective total of about $55,000 in fLl11ds available for scholarship awards next year. Our students now face the prospect of $150,000 less in scholarship support next year. To meet this challenge and continue to maintain essential levels of support, our best hope is the newly formed Dean's Camerata. In becoming a member of the Camerata, your gift of a $1,000 scholarship will join many others helping continue Cham's legacy of vital support for our talented student musicians. - Thomas Clark

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Walter Abbey, long-time supporter of the College of Music, passed away at 2:00 am on July 19 aftcr a long bout with leukemia. John Ardoin, long-time music critic of the Dallas Morning News and internationally known opera expert, died on March 18 at the age of 66. Ardoin authored six books. His most famous, Callas at luilliard, about soprano Maria Callas, was the inspiration for Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play, Master Class. For many years, he served as editor of Mus';ca/ America, and in addition, he was a staff writer for the Saturday RCl'iew of Literature and a critic for the The Times ql'London and Opera magazine. UNT presented Ardoin with an honorary doctorate for his work in criticism, and the Dallas Morning News/John Ardoin Memorial Music Scholarship has been set up in his honor. He is survived by five cousins, including Kenneth Ardoin of Flower Mound. Christopher Scott Henry (BM '94) died tragically on December 4, 2000. His wife, Genevieve Briggs Henry (BM '99) is in our thoughts and prayers as she deals with the sudden loss. Her address is 548 Freestone Drive, Allen, TX 75002, if you wish to send a card. John Leslie Holt, 38, died February 21 at a Fort Worth hospital. A gifted saxophonist, he majored in music at UNT, receiving a bachelor ofmllsie degree and a master's degree in education. He taught private saxophone and special edu~ cation and played professionally in the area. The John L. Holt Memorial Fund at the UNT College of Music has been established in his memory. Maurice McAdow, UNT director of bands emeritus, died on August 20 at the age of 96. In 1945, McAdow joined the faculty of the then North Texas State Teachers College music program and proceeded to build one of the state's top band programs. MeAdow's leadership led the bands of UNT to achieve a national reputation for outstanding music excellence, a reputation that still stands today. After his retirement in 1975, at the age of 70, he continued his work through the Brook Mays Music Con1pany of Texas, and, in 1990, he was named an Honorary Alumnus by UNT. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn McAdow. son, Scott McAdow, and two grandchildren, Allison and Blake, all of Houston. Steve Paul passed away at the age of 48 of a massive heart attack on April 14. He was in Maryland to do a workshop and was then heading to Pennsylvania to see his fiancee to finalize May wedding plans. Steve received his master's and Ph.D. in music education at UNT (Hildegard Froehlich was his major professor) and then was appointed as assistant band director for one year under Bob Winslow. He served as director of the marching band at the University of Oregon, as a music education faculty member at the University of Oklahoma (1992-99), and as the head of

music education at the University of Arizona. Funeral services were held on April 20 at 10:30 a.m. in the Grantham Funeral Home Chapel in Duncan, OK. The family requests that in liell of flowers, donations be made to the Stephen J. Paul Memorial Music Education Scholarship funds that have been set up in his name by the various institutions where he touched the lives of' students. Donations for the UNT College of Music should sent to the attention of (,:::indy Cooper. A baby oak is planted in memory of Clarence Asher Peevey, son of Shannon and Cecilia Ho Peevey, near Avenue C and Chestnut by the building entrance ncar the Copy Room. A plaque reads: "Mom and Dad's Baby Boy, Clarence Asher Peevey, 6/17/00-6/28/00." Larry Roark of Austin, TX, died on March 5 in an automobile accident. Larry studied euphonium with David Kuehn and George Jones as he pursued a theory major. He completed his BM in theory in spring 1978; thcn he studied with Don Little through 1983 earning a master's in euphonium performance. He was the euphonium/uba graduate TA and directed the UNT Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. During the mid- I 980s, Larry performed on euphonium with the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus throughout the United States. In Austin, he pursued photography, radio announcing/programming and initiated a most successful wind chime design and fabrication business, which currently employs 50 people. Lucille G. "Lupe" Murchison, a Dallas philanthropist and former University of North Texas regent, died July 3 at her home. As a member of UNT's board for 18 years, Murchison supported the university in a number of ways. To honor her long-term support, UNT named its Performing Arts Centcr, which opened in February 1999, aller Murchison. Besides her service on the board. which included posts on various committees, Murchison was a leader in planning and supporting UNT fund-raising events in addition to personally contributing to student scholarships and donating pieces of art to the campus from her collection. She was also a lifetime member or the President's Council. Most recently. she served as an honorary chair of the university's current $150 million capital campaign. Murchison was a member of the executive committee for UNT's Centennial Celebration in 1989 and 1990, and she hosted and co-chaired the UNT Centennial Extravaganza at Fouts Field. She also was instrumental in making possible "A Night at the Meyerson." a 1993 concert by the UNT Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus at Dallas' Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. In addition, she was cochair oj' the 1988 Emerald Rhapsody Ball, which raised funds for UNT. In 1996, she eo-ehail'ed the Rhapsody in Silver Ball, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the UNT Health Science Center in Fort \\forth. And in 1999 she was co-chair of the gala opening events for UNT's Mmchison Performing Arts Center.

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are important to us! You are among those who have made North Texas synonymous with excellence in music to thousands around the world. We would like to know about you, as would your classmates and other friends of the College of Music. We are providing this form to make it easy for you to tell of your personal and public recognitions, triumphs and milestones. If necessary, include an attached sheet of paper and include a non-returnable photo of yourself when possible.

Do you remember?

This photo, taken in front of Denton s Dairy Queen on the last day of student teaching, was sent in by Apolonio Lopez. The order of the students, and even the identity of some of the individuals, was not clear from the accompanying letter. Here are the names as they were given: Tim Hurst; David Irving, professor of jazz music at Del Mar College; Apolonio Lopez, Band Director, Riviera High School; and Eddie Green.

Please mail to: University of North Texas, College of Music, Attn: Newsletter, P.O. Box 311367, Denton, TX 76203-1367 or email: [emailprotected]

------------------------------------------------------------Name_____________________________________ Address ____________________________________ City/State/Zip_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Telephone_________________________________

Alumni information deadline for the Spring 2002 issue of Counterpoint is February 1, 2002

Place of Employment._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Title/Position,_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ '"r

& Year Graduated/Attended

If you can help solve this mystery, please call (940) 565-2930 or e-mail: [emailprotected]

Please accept my tax-deductible gift of:

_$100

$200

$500 _$1000 $_ _ _ other

Check enclosed expo _ _ Credit card Please contact me about a donation of securities. (be sure to include your phone number above) I would like information on: Existing endowed scholarships Endowing a new scholarship fund Planned giving Other_ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ For further information, please contact Elida Tamez, College of Music Development Officer, at 940-565-2243

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