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Guest Artists 2009-2010 


The UW-Eau Claire Music and Theatre Arts Department sponsors many guest artist recitals, master classes, and lectures. See below:

  • 2009-2010 Guest Artists
  • Past Guest Artists


2009-2010 Guest Artists
 

  • William Chapman Nyaho, piano
  • Bruce Tychinski, trombone
  • Timothy Schorr and Mary Ellen Haupert, piano
  • Robert Weirich, piano
  • Metallifonia Duo - saxophonist Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo and pianist Risto-Matti Marin
  • Darren K. Woods, opera
  • David Cartledge, piano
  • Tim Sharp, choral artist-in-residence
  • Roger McVey, piano
  • Guilherme Vincens, classical guitar
  • Daniel Lippel, guitar


William Chapman Nyaho

William Chapman Nyaho, piano


Guest Artist Recital
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Gantner Concert Hall


Master Class
Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Gantner Concert Hall

Lecture
Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, 2-3:00 p.m.
Phillips Recital Hall

"Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora"

Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire

All Events Free & Open to the Public

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Visiting Minority Scholars/Artists Program, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Department of Music & Theatre Arts.

Ghanian American pianist William Chapman Nyaho presents a unique multicultural celebration of composers of African descent from Ghana, Nigeria, Cuba, Jamaica, Egypt, Great Britain and the United States.

"This altogether enthralling recital of keyboard works in many styles reveals that this music deserves a regular place on concert programs. The composers - from Nigeria, Jamaica, England, Egypt, Ghana and the United States - are masterful creators who embrace European, American and African idioms. Nyaho plays each score with sensitive, bold artistry."—Cleveland Plain Dealer, naming Senku one of the best classical music recordings of the year.

Bruce Tychinski

Bruce Tychinski, trombone


Guest Artist Recital
Sunday, October 11, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
Phillips Recital Hall

Master Class
Monday, October 12, 2009, 9:00 a.m.
Phillips Recital Hall

Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire

All Events Free & Open to the Public


Sponsored by the Department of Music & Theatre Arts and the Band Area.

Dr. Bruce Tychinski, originally from Altoona, PA, is Assistant Professor of Trombone at The University of Southern Mississippi. At Southern Miss, Dr. Tychinski teaches applied lessons on trombone, courses in trombone literature and pedagogy, and conducts the trombone choir.  Learn more about Dr. Tychinski at:  http://www.usm.edu/music/index.php/faculty/tychinski/

Timothy Schorr

Timothy Schorr and Mary Ellen Haupert, piano


Guest Artist Master Class
Sunday, October 11, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
Gantner Concert Hall

Guest Artist Recital
Sunday, October 11, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Gantner Concert Hall
"Dancing Four Hands - American Piano Duets by Corigliano, Gottschalk, Beach and Barber"

Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire

All Events Free & Open to the Public

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program, and the Department of Music & Theatre Arts.

Timothy Schorr
is a strong advocate of both solo and collaborative piano literature from all musical periods.  His performance credits in the United States and Europe include Carnegie Recital Hall, the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert Series, Wisconsin Public Radio, the Kunst Universität in Graz, Austria, the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, and the Edinburgh Society of Musicians in Scotland.  He frequently adjudicates, presents workshops, and gives master classes throughout and has authored and edited publications for Keyboard Companion Magazine and Hal Leonard. He earned a DMA in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati and is currently Associate Professor and Music Department Chair at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. 

Mary Ellen HaupertMary Ellen Haupert has extensive experience collaborating with singers and instrumentalists, including peformances with the Artaria String Quartet, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, and La Crosse Chamber Chorale.  She has appeared on the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert Series, on Wisconsin Public Radio, at the Edinburgh Society of Musicians (Scotland), and at universities throughout the United States.  She has studied the Taubman Technique for over ten years and has an avid interest in historical keyboard instruments and the baroque flute.  She earned a Ph.D. from Washington University and is Assistant Professor of Music at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  She is also Director of Music at Roncalli Newman Parish in La Crosse.

Robert Weirich

Robert Weirich, piano

Recital
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Gantner Concert Hall

Master Class
Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Gantner Concert Hall

Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire

All Events Free & Open to the Public

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program, and the Department of Music & Theatre Arts.

Pianist Robert Weirich has performed in musical centers throughout the United States, including Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Chicago's Orchestra Hall, and at such summer festivals as Tanglewood, Ravinia and Marlboro. During the 2009-2010 season, he will perform and teach in China and Argentina, and serve as convention artist for the State Music Teacher Associations of Kansas, Wisconsin and South Carolina.

Metallifonia Duo

Metallifonia Duo - saxophonist Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo and pianist Risto-Matti Marin


Guest Artist Recital
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Recital Hall

Guest Artist Lecture
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
Rm. 139 HFA
"Finnish Saxophone Music"

Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire

All Events Free & Open to the Public

Sponsored by the Finlandia Foundation National, and the Department of Music & Theatre Arts.

Metallifonia
is a duo formed by saxophonist Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo and pianist Risto-Matti Marin. They have created a new musical style–heavy chamber music. A number of leading Finnish classical composers have arranged heavy rock classics for them. Included are works by Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen. Their CD Far Beyond the Sun was nominated CD of the month in several Finnish music magazines (Aug. 2008). Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo is one of the leading classical saxophonists of our time. He has performed ca 100 times as a soloist with symphony orchestras around the world. He has also released six solo CDs. Risto-Matti Marin is one of the most interesting pianists of his generation. He has released a number of highly acclaimed solo CDs.

Darren K. Woods

Darren K. Woods, opera


General Director of the Fort Worth Opera


Tuesday, February 16, 2010
5:00-8:00 p.m. Audition Masterclass: "Audition
    Ten Commandments," Gantner Concert 
    Hall

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
9:00 a.m. Guest Speaker in MUSI 470: Opera 
    Literature Class, HFA Rm. 159
11:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch with Darren Woods, 
    Dulany Inn, Davies Center
(buy your own)
3:00-4:30 p.m. "Business of Singing" Lecture,
    Phillips Recital Hall
4:30-7:00 p.m. Auditions for Seagle Colony
    and/or feedback, Phillips Recital Hall
   
(not open to the public)
7:30 p.m. Casual conversation with Darren 
    Woods, location TBA


Haas Fine Arts Center, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
All Events Free & Open to the Public
(except as noted)
(Call 836-3711 for more information)


Sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, Opera Workshop Ensemble, NATS Student Chapter, CMENC, the Newman Center, Department of Music & Theatre Arts, and College of Arts & Sciences.

Darren Keith Woods is an American operatic tenor and General Director of the Fort Worth Opera and the Seagle Music Colony. A graduate of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, he began his career of more than 20 years as an opera singer in 1982, making his professional debut at the Santa Fe Opera (SFO) as Don Curzio in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. He spent his singing career portraying roles with opera companies throughout North America, including the New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, the Washington Opera, L’Opera Madrid, Opera Trieste, Seattle Opera, the Dallas Opera, and Baltimore Opera. Woods became the Artistic Director of both the Shreveport Opera and the Seagle Music Colony in upstate New York where his dedication to young artists is evidenced in the expansion of that program. In 2001 he left his post in Shreveport to assume the position of Artistic Director of the Fort Worth Opera. He now serves as the General Director of that company.

David Cartledge

David Cartledge, piano


Guest Artist Master Class
Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Gantner Concert Hall

Guest Artist Recital
Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Gantner Concert Hall


Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire

All Events Free & Open to the Public

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program, and the Department of Music & Theatre Arts.

David Cartledge is Assistant Professor of Music in the Piano Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  He maintains an active performing schedule both across the United States and internationally.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the Australian National University, and his graduate work at the Indiana University School of Music.  His teachers have included Gyorgy Sebok, John Luxton, Béla Síki  and Christopher Elton.  At Indiana, Dr. Cartledge teaches the School’s graduate Piano Literature and Keyboard Literature classes; and directs the Secondary Piano Program—a program for non-piano majors that provides instruction to as many as 750 students per semester.  From 2007–2009, he was Associate Chair of the Piano department at the Jacobs School.  Dr. Cartledge is often asked to give master-classes, and he has judged competitions at both state and national levels.  In 2009, he was a member of the organizing committee for the World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. A native of Australia, he now makes his home in Bloomington, Indiana, with his wife and son.

Tim Sharp

Tim Sharp, Choral Artist-in-Residence


Executive Director, American Choral Directors Association


Wed., March 24, 2010
12:00 pm – Concert Choir Rehearsal
2:00 pm – Women’s Concert Chorale Rehearsal
3:30 pm – Women’s Chorus Rehearsal

Thurs., March 25, 2010
12:00 pm – Concert Choir Rehearsal
2:00 pm – Women’s Concert Chorale Rehearsal
3:00 pm – The Singing Statesmen Rehearsal

Fri., March 26, 2010
11:00 am – Master Class, "Psychological Dynamics between Ensemble Performers and Conductor" by Dr. Sharp
12:00 pm – Concert Choir Rehearsal

All Events Free & Open to the Public
Haas Fine Arts Center, Rm. 143

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, the Department of Music & Theatre Arts, and the Voice & Choral Division.

"As Artist-in-Residence at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, it is a pleasure to share the joy of singing with your own choral community. A residency implies a full immersion into the cultural life of your artistic community, so we look forward to the exchange that takes place among artists as I claim a new home at UW-Eau Claire, if only for a short period of time. As a choral conductor, I take great pleasure in knowing that I work with the only musical instrument that is capable of delivering a text in harmony. I join Gary Schwartzhoff and the legacy of choral musicians that have brought beauty to your campus throughout the years to celebrate this living tradition and heritage." Tim Sharp, 2009-2010 Artist-in-Residence and Executive Director, American Choral Directors Association

Roger McVey

Roger Mcvey, piano


Guest Artist Recital
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Gantner Concert Hall

Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire

Free Admission

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program, and the Department of Music & Theatre Arts.

Roger McVey has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, in Europe, Asia, Cyprus, New Zealand, and New Caledonia.  Dr. McVey is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he teaches Applied Piano, Class Piano, Piano Literature, Music History, and Piano Pedagogy.  He has previously taught at the University of Kansas, Mercer University, Georgia College and State University, and Macon State College. He holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Kansas, Indiana University, and East Carolina University. Additionally, he has studied at the Aspen Music Festival and the Chautauqua Institute.

Dr. McVey has studied with internationally acclaimed pianists Menahem Pressler, Jack Winerock, Anton Nel, Herbert Stessin, and Henry Doskey, and has coached with artists such as Claude Frank, Janos Starker, William Warfield, Eric Rosenblith, and the Emerson Quartet.  He was a top prizewinner in the International Beethoven Competition (U.S.A.), and was a Semi-Finalist at the International Franz Liszt Competition in Poland, where critics praised his "passionate artistry and electrifying virtuosity."  Recent performances have taken him to China, Korea, Spain, and Italy, as well as New York and Atlanta's Spivey Hall.  He has recently appeared in concert with violinist Robert McDuffie, and performed as a soloist with orchestras in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia. He has recorded two CDs:  Sonatas and Images, with his wife, violinist Giselle Hillyer, and American Journey, a collection of solo piano works by living American composers. 

Guilherme Vincens

Guilherme Vincens, classical guitar


Guest Artist Recital
Monday, April 5, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Recital Hall


Guest Artist Lecture
Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Phillips Recital Hall


Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire

All Events Free & Open to the Public

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program, Department of Music & Theatre Arts, Department of Foreign Languages-Spanish Program and Latin American Studies.

An expert in popular and classical music alike, Guilherme Vincens has recorded with the group Nono Osso and the Péricles Garcia Band, and performs regularly with the flute & guitar Duo Tramanduá, as well as solo concerts. He composed the music for Alexandre Cunha's film O lenço, and collaborated with cellist Harry Clark in Still Life, a play produced by Chamber Music Plus at the Arizona Theater Company. He also performed in contemporary music events, such as the "Mexican New Music Festival," in duo with guitarist Dieter Hennings, at the Eastman School of Music; and the Festival Eu gostaria de ouvir 2009 in Brazil, where he premiered and received the public award for the Sonata para violão by Ernesto Hartmann. He was also invited to perform at the IV FIV Festival Internacional de Violão IV in Brazil, currently the most important guitar event in the country.

Dr. Guilherme Vincens is a full-time professor of guitar and coordinator of the superior degree in music at the Federal University of São João Del Rei (UFSJ), in Minas Gerais, Brazil and is frequently invited to perform, teach, research and lecture in music festivals, universities and concert series in his country and abroad.

Daniel Lippel

Daniel Lippel, guitar


Guest Artist Recital
Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Recital Hall


Guest Artist Lecture
Thursday, May 6, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Rm. 130, HFA
"Freelancing as a Player of New Music"

Guest Artist Master Class
Thursday, May 6, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Phillips Recital Hall
"Student Composition Reading"


Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire

All Events Free & Open to the Public

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Office of Research & Sponsored Programs - "Guests, Lecturers, & Other Artists" and the Department of Music & Theatre Arts

Guitarist Daniel Lippel is active as a soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist. Recent performances include chamber music engagements on Finland’s Musica Nova Helsinki Festival, the Macau International Music Festival in China, and on the Mostly Mozart Festival at New York's Alice Tully Hall, a solo recital tour of Germany, and an engagement as a concertino player with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in the American premiere of H.K Gruber’s Busking. One of the aspects of his career that Lippel finds the most gratifying is close collaboration with composers; he has commissioned and premiered over fifty solo and chamber works by established and emerging composers, many of which he has recorded on his independent label, New Focus Recordings. As an educator, Lippel is particularly interested in demystifying the contemporary repertoire for guitarists, and the guitar for composers.


Past Guest Artists

  • Michael Andrew, jazz vocalist
  • David Appel, dance artist-in-residence
  • Barry Blumenfeld, dance artist-in-residence
  • James Brody, Alexander Technique
  • Mark Carlson, euphonium
  • Joe Chvala, dance choreographer
  • Shelley Collins, flute and Andrea Cheeseman, clarinet
  • Randolph Fromme, cello
  • Janice Garrett & Dancers, dance artists-in-residence
  • Matthew Gianforte, Gregory Martin, Kazuha Nakahara, piano
  • David Grayson, guest lecturer
  • Benny Green, piano
  • Hubbard Street 2, dance
  • Stanley Jordan, guitar
  • Carl Lenthe, trombone
  • Jazz Festival from 1967 to Present
  • Mary Ellen Haupert, piano
  • Leigh Kallestad, music technology in traditional teaching
  • Greg Keel, saxophone
  • Geoffrey Keezer, jazz pianist/composer
  • Brendan Kinsella, piano
  • Nathan Knutson, piano
  • Kenneth Kroesche, trombone & euphonium
  • Libby Larsen, composer
  • Sal Lozano, saxophone
  • Kevin Mahogany, jazz vocalist
  • Cat Manturak, dancer/choreographer
  • Metallifonia Duo - saxophonist Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo and pianist Risto-Matti Marin
  • James Mulholland, composer & conductor
  • William Chapman Nyaho, piano music of Africa
  • Opera Master Class with Seth Keeton, Angie Keeton, and Jamie Andrews
  • Opera Master Class with Lisa Butcher, Brian Lemke, and Jamie Andrews
  • Tom Patrick of Taylor Two, dance
  • Benjamin Pierce, tuba and euphonium
  • Joel Puckett, composer
  • Randy Sabien, jazz violinist
  • Jon Sass, tuba
  • John Savage, flute
  • John Scherf, recording engineer
  • Timothy Schorr, piano
  • Wayne Senior, composer
  • James Sewell Ballet, dance
  • Frank Sidorfsky, clarinet and basset horn
  • Jim Snidero, saxophone
  • Timothy Stalter, conductor
  • Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord and fortepiano
  • Kari Sundström, trombone
  • Piotr Szewczyk, violinist/composer
  • Jessica Timman, mezzo-soprano
  • Bruce Tychinski, trombone
  • The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo, Carrie Vecchione, oboe/English horn and Rolf Erdahl, double bass
  • The Western Michigan Brass Quintet, Western Michigan University faculty brass ensemble
  • Tenly Williams, oboe
  • Robert Weirich, piano
  • Darren K. Woods, opera
  • Zeitgeist, new music ensemble
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