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Archive for February, 2014

Rex honored by National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students

BOONE—Jane Rex, director of the Office of Transfer Articulation at Appalachian State University, has been honored by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS). Rex was one of five individuals who received the institute’s inaugural Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champions Award.

Saxophonist Jeff Coffin performs Feb. 22 at Appalachian

BOONE—Saxophonist Jeff Coffin joins Todd Wright and Jazz Ensemble I for a performance Feb. 22. The program begins at 8 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.

Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble perform Feb. 20

BOONE—Expect a rousing evening when the Appalachian Symphonic Band and the Appalachian Wind Ensemble perform Feb. 20 in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Pianist Dmitry Rachmanov performs March 2 at Appalachian

BOONE—Pianist Dmitry Rachmanov will perform March 2 at 3 p.m. at Appalachian State University in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Autism camp offered April 4-6, registration ends March 12

BOONE—Crinkleroot Retreat, a free day camp to be held April 8-10, is recruiting campers ages 8 – 14 with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The retreat will be held in Valle Crucis at Camp Broadstone and is staffed by trained Appalachian State University volunteers.

Concerto-aria winners join Appalachian Symphony Orchestra for Feb. 16 performance

BOONE—Winners of last fall’s concerto-aria competition in the Hayes School of Music will perform Sunday, Feb. 16, with the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra also will perform Mozart’s “Symphony No. 41 in C Major K. 551.” Dr. Chung Park is the director.

19th-century compositions for guitar and piano rescheduled for Feb. 20

19th-century compositions for guitar and piano rescheduled for Feb. 20

BOONE—Guitarist James Buckland and pianist Karen Wisser Buckland will present a free recital Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

The event has been rescheduled because of winter conditions predicted for the original concert date of Feb. 13.

Buckland is an adjunct professor of guitar at Presbyterian College. He received his training at the University of Toronto, the University of Akron and the University of South Carolina. He conducted post-doctoral research on 19th-century performance practice at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan.

As a guest clinician, Buckland has lectured and/or performed at the Guitar Foundation of America Convention, the Great Lakes Guitar Festival, the Symposium on Guitar and Improvisation and the Guild of American Luthiers Convention. He premiered his reconstruction of the “Second Concerto, Op. 36, for Terz Guitar and String Orchestra” by Maro Giuliani with Sinfonia de Camera.

A luthier, Buckland builds guitars primarily in the 19th-century style, using original tools, materials and techniques.

Karen Wisser Buckland is an associate professor of music and director of keyboard studies at Presbyterian College. She is the artistic director of the annual Presbyterian College Piano Clinic and the Orval Oleson Performance Competition.

She holds degrees from Mansfield University and the University of South Carolina. Active as a soloist and collaborator, adjudicator and guest lecturer, Buckland has performed throughout the Southeast, Pennsylvania, Washington, Alaska and Canada. She is cofounder, with her husband, James, of Ludlamshöhle, a chamber ensemble dedicated to 19th-century music.

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Guest artists Ellen Elder and Ben McIlwain perform March 2

BOONE—Pianist Ellen Elder and trombonist Ben McIlwain will perform March 2 at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Theatre to be held on Feb. 14, register now

BOONE—Enjoy a night of Broadway love songs from all decades at the Valentine’s Day Dinner Theatre Feb. 14 at Appalachian State University, featuring the Appalachian Musical Theatre Ensemble.