This news release describes past events and should be used for historical purposes only. Please note date of release.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
fax: (715) 836-2900

Visiting Scholar to Discuss
African Influences on American Music 

MAILED: Feb. 11, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  Dr. Hubert Toney Jr. will visit the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wednesday, Feb. 20, through Friday, Feb. 22, as part of the Visiting Minority Scholar/Artist-in-Residence program. His visit, sponsored by the department of music and theatre arts, coincides with Black History Month.
         While on campus, Toney will discuss his dissertation, "Expressive Ensemble Conducting and Performing: A Qualitative Case Study of One Conductor's Practice," with two conducting classes, as well as present a lecture and attend a rehearsal with the Wind Symphony.
         Toney also will give a Brown Bag Presentation titled "Celebrating African Influences on American Music" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the President's Room of Davies Center. During this session, Toney will introduce attendees to wind music that has been composed by African American composers, including Adolphus Hailstork, Quincy Hilliard, Hale Smith and William Grant Still. The public is welcome to attend.
         "The primary purpose of Dr. Toney's visit to our campus is to acquaint students and faculty with wind music of African American composers," said Dr. Richard Mark Heidel, assistant professor of music and theatre arts. In addition to his on-campus activities, Toney will present information pertaining to African American composers to music students at Eleva/Strum High School.
         Toney has a doctorate of philosophy in music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and comes to Eau Claire from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, where he conducts various bands and teaches numerous music classes.

UW-Eau Claire Home  News Bureau
Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741

Updated: Feb. 11, 2002