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New Chamber Music Opportunity for String Players: If you are a student looking for a way to continue playing music without the stress of a graded course, than this new opportunity is designed specifically for you. Our aim is to make it possible for all students to continue to play and enjoy their instruments throughout their time in college. We have designated MUS-164 (1 credit) crn 10625 and MUS-364 (1 credit) crn 11107 for juniors and seniors needing upper-level credit.
Some groups may wish to perform and will be given the opportunity, while those who simply want to explore the program without making that commitment will find a comfortable environment to enjoy chamber music.
Our first group meeting will take place during the first week of fall term. Please join us on Thursday evening, October 3, from 7 -8:30 p.m. in Benton Hall, Room 202. We will introduce the program and begin to arrange groups and repertoire. Rehearsals will be held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Groups will rehearse independently for part of the time and be coached part of the time.
Questions? Please feel free to contact Jessica Lambert firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Julie Beauregard hired as new faculty member in general music education
The School of Arts and Communication in the College of Liberal Arts has hired Dr. Julie Beauregard as a new faculty member in general music education.
Beauregard will instruct general music coursework focusing on multiple pedagogies and methodologies. She will also address world music and other advanced topics in music education through new and existing courses. This fall she will teach a special topics course in five Saturday sessions, on workshop format for currently practicing music teachers and graduate and upper-level undergraduate OSU students.
Beauregard holds B.M., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in music education from the Eastman School of Music, where she also completed a graduate program in ethnomusicology. In 2011, she was awarded Eastman’s Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize for Excellence in Teaching for her work with student teachers. She also earned a coveted Presser Award to fund her dissertation research, which focused on intercultural music transmission at a school for western students in Ghana.
Previously, Beauregard worked with undergraduate and graduate students while a member of the music education instructional faculties of the Eastman School of Music and Northwestern University. She has also facilitated online music education courses for Boston University, and has nine years of experience teaching in New York and California public schools, as well as extensive experience instructing in community venues. She is currently participating in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) national standards revision process as a member of the pre-kindergarten through second grade subcommittee writing team.
“Julie's enthusiasm for exploring traditional and non-traditional approaches to music teaching and learning, interest in music teacher identity development, and passion for utilizing ethnography in educational settings to inform curricula and instruction are evident in her qualitative research pursuits,” says Tina Bull, coordinator of music education. “She brings energy, attentiveness, and creativity to her practice as an educator, researcher, and musician, as well as the desire to inspire these qualities in her students. We are delighted to have her join our faculty.”
Dr. Dana Biggs of the University of Colorado hired as new athletic bands director
Dana Biggs, assistant director of bands at the University of Colorado in Boulder has been hired as the new director of athletic bands at Oregon State University. Biggs fills the vacancy left by Brad Townsend, who has accepted a position as athletic bands director at the University of Pittsburgh.
“Dr. Biggs has a tremendous record of success at the collegiate level. His drill design and show concepts are innovative and exciting to collegiate football fans and students alike. His experience in the Pac 12 conference has allowed him to watch the OSU band from afar and he is now excited to join our team,” says Christopher Chapman, OSU director of bands.
Biggs plans to move to Corvallis in July and hit the ground running, designing new pre-game and half time shows for the Oregon State University Marching Band (OSUMB) in time for the summer’s band camp and the fall football season.
Biggs holds a master’s degree in instrumental conducting from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Prior to his position in Colorado, he served as acting associate director of bands at the University of Kentucky and as assistant professor of music and director of bands at University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
The Master of His Fate: Graduate Student Joshua Rist Publishes First Choral Piece
Oregon State University student Joshua Rist recently published his original choral piece, “Invictus” with the Corvallis-based, international choral publishing company, Earthsongs Music. (more)
IN THE NEWS
New Athletic Bands Director Dana Biggs Marches Himself to a Lifelong Career (Oregon Live/The Oregonian, July 27, 2013)
Words Meet Music: Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe (Corvallis Gazette-Times, April 25, 2013)
Passion, Virtue, Revenge: The Corvallis Repertory Singers (Corvallis Gazette-Times "E", April 18, 2013)
Where Music and Technology Groove Together (Corvallis Gazette-Times, April 9, 2013)
Ushering in the Rite of Spring (Corvallis Gazette-Times, April 4, 2013)
Two Brothers, Two Choirs, One Requiem (Corvallis Gazette-Times, March 23, 2013)
Deep Listening (Corvallis Gazette-Times "E", 3-7-13)
Brad Townsend Leaving OSU to Strike up the Band in Pittsburgh (Corvallis Gazette-Times, 3-5-13)
Bidding Farewell to a Long Time Band Director (Daily Barometer, 2-26-13)
Music on a Personal Note (Albany Democrat Herald, 2-11-13)
Steel Drum Ensemble Rocks OSU (Corvallis Gazette-Times, 2-9-13)
OSU President Ed Ray announces $5 million gift for the performing arts (OSU News Service)
OSU donors give $12 million for arts, engineering (Corvallis Gazette-Times, 2-1-13)
Chinese Variety Show at LaSells Stewart Center (Hayden Wilcox, KBVR TV26)
Mixing Music and Martial Arts (Celine Carillo, College of Liberal Arts)
Ancient Chinese Culture Comes to OSU: Music, History, Theater, and Martial Arts Event (The Corvallis Advocate, 1-3-13)
OSU Students share their love of music at the holiday concert (The Corvallis Gazette-Times Entertainer, 11-30-12)
Corvallis-OSU Symphony presents the fall concert: Vive la France! (The Corvallis Gazette-Times Entertainer, 11-16-12)
Delight, Despair, & Dessert! (The Corvallis Gazette-Times Entertainer, 11-16-12)
Pianist brings Babar the Elephant to life for Corvallis Children (The Daily Barometer, 11-12-2012)
Corvallis-OSU Piano International presents John Nakamatsu (Corvallis Gazette-Times Entertainer, 11-2-2012)
Playing his own tune: Jan Michael Looking Wolf teaches Native American Flute, a popular course that fulfills a bacc core requirement. (The Daily Barometer, 11-2-2012)