December 14, 2013 – Hunter Central Region Wind Ensemble and Boricua College Choir Perform in New York City

Hunter Central Coast Region Wind Ensemble
New South Wales, Australia
Boricua College Choir
New York, NY
Scott Ryan and Michael Jobson, and Stephen Williams, directors

Present

Music from Around the World!
Including music of the Holiday Season

Saturday, December 14, 2013
3:00 PM
Church of the Intercession
550 W. 155th St.
New York, NY 10032
(map)

Free Community Concert

For more information:
(800) 395-2036
concerts@musiccelebrations.com

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Program to be chosen from the following:

Greenhills Fantasy | Thomas Doss

Shepherd’s Hey * | Percy Grainger Arr. Schissel

Australian Sea Ballad | Robert Sheldon

Kosciuszko* | Brendan Collins

The Man from Snowy River* | Bruce Rowland Arr. Barry Bignell

Variations on a Korean Folk Song | John Barnes Chance

Gershwin! | Arr. Warren Barker

March of the Belgian Paratroopers | Pierre Leeman Arr. James Swearingen

Llwyn Onn* | Brian Hogg

Abram’s Pursuit | David R. Holsinger

African Symphony | Van McCoy Arr. Naohiro Iwai

*indicates Australian Composition

About the artists…

This Hunter Central Coast Region Wind Ensemble was formed as an initiative of the NSW Department Education & Training Hunter/Central Coast Region in 2005 and is administered by the Regional Arts Council. The band has a total of 80 members who will be traveling to the United States to perform in California, New York and Chicago . Membership is open to all public school students from years 5 – 12 representative of schools from the Hunter/Central Coast region of NSW in Australia. The ensemble has had successes at regional, state, national and international levels. This includes performances at the Sydney Opera House, Australian National Band Championships, National Eisteddfod at the national capital – Canberra, NSW Vice Regal performances for the Governor of NSW and the Pacific Basin International Music Festival in Hawaii.

Scott Ryan has established an impressive list of accomplishments as a musician, conductor and music educator. He has won many awards as a conductor at state, national and international levels, including the New South Wales Band Association‘s Young Musician of the year. He was presented with a NSW Department of Education and Training Award of Excellence for the development of school instrumental music in the Hunter/Central Coast Region in 2006. Last year Scott was selected as a participant in the Symphony Australia Conductor Development program. As the founding Director/Conductor of the Hunter/Central Coast Regional Wind Ensemble Scott has led the ensemble to success at festivals nationally and internationally, including a number of National Eisteddfod Championships, National Band Association Championships, a command performance in the Hawaii State Theatre, a command performance in the Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna, a performance in Paris on Bastille Day and performances with the University of Nagoya and City of Ube Wind Ensemble in Japan.
Currently Scott is employed by The Arts Unit, NSW Department of Education and Communities as Instrumental Music Assistant, a position he has held since 2007. He is a regular conductor at the NSW State Music Camps, a member of the music team for the Schools Spectacular and is currently conductor of the NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Orchestra – National Champions in 2012 and 2013. Scott accompanied the NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Ensemble to the USA in December 2007, performing at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic held in Chicago. During these two weeks Scott worked with renowned conductors including Professor Larry Curtis, Dr Glenn Price, Professor Jerry Junkin and Colonel Michael Coleburn (Director the USA Presidents Own Marine Band) Scott has held the position of Director of Bands and Orchestras at North Sydney Boys High School since October 2009 and has toured with the schools premier wind band to Hawaii in March 2011 to participate in Pacific Basin Music Festival.
The band was successful in achieving a silver award along with critical acclaim from the adjudicators. In 2012 the Symphonic Winds were awarded first place at the NSW Schools Band Festival. In 2012 Scott was awarded the prestigious Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association – most outstanding conductor award at the NSW Schools Band Festival. Scott has toured, performed, recorded and conducted ensembles throughout the USA, China, Japan, Singapore, Europe, New Zealand and Great Britain. In addition to conducting and providing workshops to various ensembles, Scott continues a successful performance career with the Australian Army Band, as well as freelance performances with various theatre orchestras and corporate bands. Scott has adjudicated the Newcastle Band Festival, Yamaha Music Festival, and NSW Bands Association State Solos in recent years.

Michael Jobson was awarded his Bachelor of Music with honors studying tuba under Steve Rosse. Since completing his studies, Michael has become a well-known conductor in the Newcastle region, conducting many school ensembles both at a primary and secondary level. He has been a conductor and tutor at many State Music Camps, as well as camps all over the state of New South Wales including the North West Band camp, Riverina Music Camp and the North Coast Music Camp.
Michael is currently Conductor and Band Director of ensembles at four Newcastle schools, as well as the Combined Schools Concert Band, The University of Newcastle Junior Concert Band, and the Hunter Central Coast Regional Wind Ensemble. His time with the Hunter Central Coast Wind Ensemble has seen him conduct many performances as well as concerts on their 2008 European tour, and their tour to Japan in 2010. He is currently completing a Masters of Teaching. Michael is looking forward to experiencing the high level performances and workshops American wind band programs offer, as well as the atmosphere and excitement of The Midwest Conference.

Stephen Williams has established himself as one of Australia’s most versatile conductors, distinguishing himself with an impressive record of achievement in a variety of musical settings. In addition to conducting most of the Orchestras for Symphony Services International he has conducted, recorded and toured with many of Australia’s finest Symphonic Bands and Jazz Ensembles. He has directed and performed with Australian groups at the North Sea, Montreux, Edinburgh and Monterey Jazz Festivals, has conducted concerts in Carnegie Hall and taken Australian orchestras, symphonic bands and jazz ensembles to conferences in the U.S.A, Japan, Europe, the U.K, Singapore and China.
In 1989 Stephen was awarded a conducting scholarship by Symphony Australia and for three years studied orchestral conducting under Werner Andreas Albert, during which time he conducted concerts and made recordings with many of the Symphony Australia Orchestras. In 1994 he was awarded the Harry Begian Conducting Scholarship, which enabled him to study advanced Symphonic Band conducting at the University of Illinois under Professor James Keene. In 1995 he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting and Research from the University of Queensland. Stephen is currently Chief Conductor Instrumental for The Arts Unit, a specialist unit in the N.S.W Department of Education & Communities, taking up this position at the beginning of 1999. He is the musical director for the NSW Schools Spectacular, the world’s biggest variety show and has been since 1991. He also is the founding Musical Director of the Northern Beaches Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to this Stephen had a full time position as conducting coordinator for the School of Instrumental Music in Perth. He was also a member of staff at the W.A Conservatorium of Music, Edith Cowan University, lecturing and conducting in the Classical, Jazz and Education departments. Between 1992 and 1995, Stephen was a full time member of staff at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, occupying the position of Director of the Wind Symphony as well as lecturing in Conducting, Instrumental Pedagogy and Jazz studies. Over the last ten years he has been a conductor in concerts and on many tours with Orchestra Victoria (one of two professional orchestras in Melbourne). He is the chief conductor for their innovative education program ‘On the mOVe’, a program which allows students in country regions to be tutored and mentored by Orchestra Victoria players in two-day workshops. For several years he was also engaged by Symphony Services International to present and conduct concerts for schools with the Sydney Sinfonia. Stephen also works as a freelance conductor and instrumental consultant and is frequently called upon to lecture, conduct clinics and adjudicate both in Australia and overseas.

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June 18-22, 2013–Children’s Chorus of San Antonio performs in New York City

Children’s Chorus of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Marguerite McCormick, director

Friday, June 21, 2013
10:00am
Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025 (map)

Program:
Byrd | Non nobis Domine
Copland | Simple Gifts
Hogan | I am His Child
Zulu | Siyahamba
Traditional | Dona Nobis Pacem
Brahms | Wie melodien
Papoulis | A World We Cannot See
Anonymous | Welcome to our Music Feast
Rutter | For the Beauty of the Earth
Tindley | The Storm Is Passing Over
Rutter | The Lord Bless You and Keep You

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About the artists…

The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio was founded in 1983 with the mission to bring the highest quality choral music education and performance opportunities to our children and youth. Singers represent the metropolitan area of San Antonio as well as surrounding communities and perform in a variety of concerts, both formal and informal, throughout the city. CCSA’s advanced choirs have traveled across the state and around the world with feature performances at state, regional and national music education and choral conventions and have toured Scotland, Italy, Ireland, England, Canada and France. Our singers regularly perform with the San Antonio Symphony and Mastersingers and have been featured on NBC-TV’s Today Show and NPR’s Performance Today. Through immersion in music from all over the world, and our local flavor that is such a mixture of varying cultures, CCSA celebrates the diversity that is America and San Antonio.

Marguerite McCormick, director
Since earning the Bachelor of Music degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Marguerite McCormick has spent 30 years in public and private education, teaching classroom and choral music in Texas and Missouri from preschool through high school level. She also holds a Master of Music degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio. In addition to her work with CCSA and in schools, Mrs. McCormick serves as a choral clinician at schools and churches throughout Texas. While teaching in San Antonio’s North East ISD, she was chosen Teacher of the Year at her school, was recognized as a Nationally Registered Music Educator by the Music Educators National Conference, and was twice elected to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She has received further honors from The University of Texas at San Antonio, including being named an Outstanding Alumnus in 1994, and receiving the Division of Music’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1996 as well as the UTSA Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2001.  Mrs. McCormick furthers her conducting studies each year with Dr. Doreen Rao of the University of Toronto, and was awarded the distinction of Artist-Teacher by the Association for Choral Music Education. She is a member of the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and has served as the Children’s Choirs Repertoire and Standards Chair for the American Choral Directors Association, Southwestern Division. Marguerite McCormick is currently a Series Adviser for music publisher Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., in the Building Bridges Choral Music Experience series.

June 14-20–Galena Street East performs in New York City

Galena Street East Productions
Sacramento, California
Jeri and Richard Clinger, artistic and musical directors
Ron Cisneros, lead choreographer

“The Spirit of America”

Monday, June 17, 2013
Appx. 11:00am
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
One Intrepid Square
12th Avenue and 46th Street
New York, NY 10036 (map)

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About the artists…

Galena Street East (GSE) is a non-profit organization established in 1972 by professional performers and educators, Richard and Jeri Clinger.  Their goal is to enrich the lives of young performers by developing their artistic gifts, encouraging high moral values and giving them the opportunity to serve with their talents.

For 41 years Galena Street East has traveled around the world as California’s Young Performing Ambassadors.  Galena represented the United States at international peace festivals in the Czech Republic, Germany, Mexico and Taiwan.  In 2008 they represented the United States in Beijing, China at pre-Olympic events.  In 2012 they gave Ambassadorial tour throughout Mexico. They are always favorite performers at Disneyland and Disney World.

In June 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger selected Galena to represent California in the “Festival of States” in Washington, D.C., where they were a triumphal success performing for veterans of World War 2 , Korean, and Vietnam War. They were also guest performers at the Washington D.C. Temple, Visitors Center

Galena Street East has been voted as the “Best of Sacramento” by Sacramento Magazine and Best Performing Group on the KCRA TV’s “A List.”

Jeri and Richard Clinger, artistic and musical directors
The Clingers are the originators, directors and driving forces of Galena Street East. Entering their forty-first year of Galena, they create the artistic concepts, musical arrangements and then develop the talent for this highly energetic group of young performers. The Clingers have distinguished musical and theatrical careers and bring years of professional experience to Galena. With degrees in Music and Special Therapy, they both have received honors for outstanding work in their respective fields.

As educators they enjoy teaching at Sacramento City College. Together they recently were awarded the prestigious “Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge Award” for fostering patriotism in youth for over forty years. In July of 2012, they received the lifetime service award for community service from the President of the United States. The Clingers have appeared in concert in Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, the Caribbean and across the United States. Their performances in Los Angeles were with Lawrence Welk and Disney. Jeri has an extensive background in theater, music, and ballet. Richard has appeared several times as a guest piano soloist with the Utah Symphony and on national radio in a tribute concert to Chopin. They directed the children’s chorus for the Sacramento Opera company for over ten years.

The Clingers believe in giving back to their community and have directed the productions for the opening of the Sacramento Railroad Museum, the Sacramento Community Center, and Pony Express Monument, the reopening of Old Eagle Theater and worked for Sacramento Music Circus over a span of fifteen years. Their students have gone on to professional careers on Broadway, television, communications, attorneys, teachers and leaders in their communities. They feel their greatest accomplishments are reflected in the lives of their children and grandchildren.

Ron Cisneros, lead choreographer
Fondly referred to by many as the “heart” of children’s musical theatre for the Sacramento Area, Ron Cisneros provides the creative vision for Galena Street East’s annual productions of Holiday Tapestry.  His very impressive career includes many years dancing with Disney and television, as well as, working in television and movies with personalities like Lucille Ball, Andy Williams, and Elvis Presley.  He worked as the assistant choreographer for the world tour of the Wizard of Oz.  The show played in New York City at the Radio City Music Hall, where Ron played the role of the Cowardly Lion.

Director of Cisneros Studio of Dance, he has been recognized three times by Sacramento’s Elly Awards for outstanding choreography.  Ron taught for over 15 years for Sacramento High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Center.

In addition to working with other performing arts groups, such as River City Theatre Company, he currently teaches at Natomas Charter School for the Performing Arts.

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June 11 and 13, 2013–Moose Lake High School Concert Choir performs in New York City

Moose Lake High School Concert Choir
Moose Lake, Minnesota
Dane Froiland, director

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
11:30am
Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025 (map)

Thursday, June 13, 2013
1:00pm
St. Paul’s Chapel
(Broadway and Fulton Street)
209 Broadway
New York, NY 10007 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:
Aguiar | Salmo 150
Christiansen | Lost In The Night
Christiansen | Beautiful Savior
Hogan | Wade In The Water
Jennings | Keep Your Hand On The Plow
Johnson | Ain’t Got Time To Die
Whitacre | Lux Aurumque
Whitacre | The Seal Lullaby
Chilcott | MLK
Bach | Jesu Meine Freude
Fleming | Give Me Jesus
Arr. Young | Here I Am, Lord
Hovland | Stay With Us
Ticheli | Earth Song

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About the artists…

The Moose Lake High School Concert Choir is comprised of students in grades 9-12 by vocal audition. Students in Concert Choir perform a varied repertoire of music for three large concerts, as well as smaller performances throughout the year. The Moose Lake Concert Choir also participates in the Minnesota State High School League Vocal Music Contests, the St. Olaf Choral Festival at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and other various honor choirs throughout the region.

Dane Froiland, director
Dane Froiland received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of North Dakota in 2008. He also has a minor in vocal performance. While at UND, Dane was a featured performer in the Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismark, Thief River Falls, and Minneapolis communities. He was the featured soloist with the North Dakota Collegiate Honor Choir, as well as with the University of North Dakota Concert Choir, and the Varsity Bards. He is also a member of the Thief River Falls, Minn. based ensemble Molto Voce, whose Christmas Album was released in 2010 at all Target stores nation-wide. He began teaching in Moose Lake in 2010. His Concert Choir and Jazz Choir have received superior ratings every year at the Minnesota State High School League State Music Contest. His vocal students have also received numerous superior ratings at contest. Currently, he is pursuing his Masters of Music Education from Kent State University.

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June 16, 2013 – Duke Ellington School of the Arts String Orchestra and Guitar Ensemble perform at Church of the Intercession

Duke Ellington String Orchestra_CROPPED!!!

Duke Ellington Guitar Ensemble

Duke Ellington School of the Arts String Orchestra and Guitar Ensemble
Heather Haughn and Isaac Daniel Jr., conductors

Sunday, June 16, 2013
3:30pm
Church of the Intercession
550 West 155th Street
New York, NY 10032 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:
String Orchestra
Mozart | Serenade No. 6, Serenata Notturna, K. 239
Grieg | Elegiac Melodie, Heart Wounds and Last Spring
Amaya | Viola Concerto No. 1, Movement 3, Tone Poem
Dmitri Shostakovich | Sinfonia Op. 110 (String Quartet No. 8)

Guitar Ensemble
Selections to be chosen from:
Handel | Water Music
Mozart | Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Vivaldi | Concerto in G minor, Adagio and Allegro
Tchaikovsky | Scherzo
Dvorak | Slavonic Dance No.
Mozart | String Quartet, K. 160, Movement I, II, III

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About the Artists…

Duke Ellington School of the Arts String Orchestra
The award-winning Duke Ellington School of the Arts String Orchestra has gained popularity among Washington, D.C. audiences since its inception in 2009.  In addition to giving classical concerts and opera performances at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the String Orchestra has performed with celebrated artists Earth Wind and Fire and Patti LaBelle at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.   Members of the string orchestra have performed at the White House, Vice President’s residence, Corcoran Art Gallery, Kennedy Center and French Embassy.  The group has won multiple awards at festivals including Best Orchestra, Top Rating Ensemble, Gold Medal and First Place

Heather Haughn, conductor
Heather Haughn, violin, enjoys a diverse career as an active chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher.  She performs regularly as the violinist of the West Shore Piano Trio.  Ms. Haughn currently plays with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and the National Philharmonic.  She is on the faculty of Goucher College and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Ms. Haughn has performed as soloist and concertmaster with the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (under the direction of Kent Nagano), the San Francisco Sinfonietta, and the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra.  She has also served as concertmaster for Cal Performances, Golden Gate Opera, Pocket Opera, Opera Vivente, Ballet San Joaquin, and North Bay Opera.  She has played associate concertmaster for the Modesto Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Chamber Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, and the Schlossfestspiele opera orchestra in Heidelberg, Germany.  She was formerly the associate principal second violinist of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Haughn has performed chamber music throughout the United States.  As a member of the Sierra Ensemble for violin, horn, and piano, she performed throughout northern California.  The trio released a CD, “Heartstrings”, in 2006(produced by Museum Music).  She was formerly the first violinist of the Bella Cosi String Quartet.  The quartet was a semi-finalist in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and was featured on a CD, “Lullaby, and Good Night”, produced by KHFM. The group was the quartet in residence for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Education and Outreach Program, Chamber Music Albuquerque’s Education Program, and the Golden Gate Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.   The Bella Cosi Quartet coached with members of the Alexander, American, Cleveland, Concord, Juilliard, Kronos, Penderecki, and St. Lawrence Quartets.

Also a dedicated pedagogue, Ms. Haughn was on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley for four years.  She also conducted the youngest orchestra of the Golden Gate Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and was on faculty at the Community Music Center of San Francisco. Ms. Haughn was formerly on faculty at the Houston Conservatory and taught for the Rice University Preparatory Division.

Ms. Haughn received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Lynn Blakeslee.  She received a Master of Music degree from Rice University where she studied with Kathleen Winkler.  Ms. Haughn has performed in master classes for renowned artists including Isaac Stern, Roland and Almita Vamos, and Zvi Zeitlin.

Ms. Haughn lives in Baltimore with her many pets.  In her spare time, she enjoys running, salsa dancing, discovering great vegan restaurants, and being an advocate for animal rights.

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Guitar Ensemble
The Duke Ellington Guitar Ensemble is comprised of members from several ethnic backgrounds and represents grade levels 9 through 12.  The group performs a variety of classical music and, on occasion, jazz transcriptions.  They have performed nationally and have competed and received a superior rating.  In addition to several local engagements, the ensemble has performed for the Vice President of The United States at his residence in Washington, D.C.

Isaac Daniel, Jr., conductor
Mr. Isaac Daniel, Jr. is the Instrumental Music Department Chair, Orchestra Director, Musical Director for special ensembles, staff arranger, and guitar instructor for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.  Mr. Daniel comes with a wealth of experience as a musician, educator, and retired Naval Officer of the United States Navy Band.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York State University and a Master of Music in Conducting from the University of Memphis.

Under his direction, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Orchestra has earned several national competition awards.  His instrumental groups have performed masterworks such as “Porgy and Bess”, Handel’s “Messiah”, and the Original Broadway Musical “Dreamgirls” with a featured guest appearance by the original “Dreamgirl” Jennifer Holliday.  Mr. Daniel has also served as Musical Director for student ensembles performing with legendary stars such as Patti LaBelle; John Legend; Earth, Wind and Fire; and Smokey Robinson at world-renown arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.  In addition to directing an orchestra, Mr. Daniel teaches a full scale guitar studio of both classical and jazz guitar styles.

Mr. Daniel is also an active performing artist serving internationally as musical director and guitarist for programs and artist such as Ollie Woodson; Platters; Drifters; Mercer Ellington Orchestra; Damon Harris and the Temptations; Martha Reeves and the Vandellas; Gloria Gaynor; Gene Chandler; Nancy Wilson; Sarah Vaughn; Tokens; Jay and The Americans; Little Anthony and the Imperials; Dorothy Norwood; V. Michael McKay; Stephen Hurd; Patrick Lundy; and a host of other performers.

In addition to performing, Mr. Daniel has organized instrumental music clinics for school children of all ages, providing hands-on experience while exposing them to various instruments, musical styles and cultural diversities.  He has also served as clinician and guest conductor both nationally and internationally.

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June 1, 2013 – Dearborn High School Concert Band, Symphony Band, and Orchestra Perform at Church of the Intercession in New York City

Dearborn HS 10th concert band

Dearborn HS 9th concert band

Dearborn High School Concert Band, Symphony Band, and Orchestra
Jeff Oshnock, director

Saturday, June 1, 2013
2:00pm
Church of the Intercession
550 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10032

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Concert Band:
Padilla | El Relicario
King | Aces of the Air

Symphony Band:
Cohan | Star Spangled Salute
Holst | Second Suite in F
Gibson | Pegasus
Sousa | Stars and Stripes Forever
Sousa | Washington Post

Orchestra:
Handel | Air from Water Music (with flute)
Bach | Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring

Dearborn HS Symphony Band

Dearborn HS Orchestra

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About the Artists…

The Dearborn High School Concert and Symphony Bands perform 3 major concerts per year. In addition to these performances, the bands are also asked to perform at several senior complexes including the Henry Ford Village, and Oakwood Commons. The bands have earned consistent first division ratings at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association Band Festival held each March.

Dearborn High also offers other musical opportunities including solo and ensemble festival, pit orchestra, and AP Music Theory.

The Dearborn Michigan community is known for its dedication and support of the arts. Dearborn High School is proud of its rich heritage and has had a strong arts program since its inception in 1893. Mayor John O’Reilly and current principal Chuck Baughman are commended for their strong support of the Dearborn High School Music Program.

Jeffery Oshnock continues to teach in the Dearborn School District, where he has been teaching since 1986. He currently directs the orchestras and bands at Dearborn High School, where he has been since 1992. Mr. Oshnock earned his Bachelors of Music from Michigan State University where he studied with Mark Johnson. He also holds a Master of Education from the University of Michigan. Mr. Oshnock is a member and officer of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.

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May 31, 2013 – Dearborn High School Jazz Band Performs at the Trump Tower in New York City

Dearborn High School Jazz Band
Jeff Oshnock, director

Friday, May 31, 2013
3:00 PM
Trump Tower
725 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Sentimental Journey
Ebb Tide
Ice Castles
Conga
Wonderful World
Under My Skin
Basically Blues
Birdland
Ain’t No Sunshine
Land of Make Believe
Misty
Tenor Madness

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About the Artists…

The Dearborn High School Jazz Band performs four major concerts per year and also performs extensively in the Dearborn, Mich. community.  The group performs before Motor City Brass Band Concerts, for the Henry Ford Village Community, and for various city of Dearborn functions.

The Jazz Band is made up of 17 dedicated and select members. They rehearse before school daily at 6:20 am. Through the jazz program, students develop an understanding of music history, theory, and improvisation skills needed to perform in a jazz ensemble. Jazz Band also provides students the opportunity to be creative and explore, as well as teaching the discipline and teamwork skills necessary to succeed in life. 

Jeffery Oshnock continues to teach in the Dearborn School District, where he has been teaching since 1986. He currently directs the orchestras and bands at Dearborn High School, where he has been since 1992. Mr. Oshnock earned his Bachelors of Music from Michigan State University where he studied with Mark Johnson. He also holds a Master of Education from the University of Michigan. Mr. Oshnock is a member and officer of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.

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May 30, 2013 – Dearborn High School Marching Band Performs in New York City

Dearborn High School Marching Band
Jeff Oshnock, director

Thursday, May 30, 2013
1:00pm
Josie Robertson Plaza
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Washington Post
Stars and Stripes Forever
Armed Forces Salute
Reeling in the Years
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
Peg
Josie
Everybody’s Everything
Detroit Rock City
Stairway to Heaven
Kung Fu Fightin’
Walking on Sunshine

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About the Artists…

The Dearborn High School Marching Band performs at all home football games, one major concert per year and also performs in the Dearborn, Michigan Memorial Day Parade. This group has performed for former President Clinton and at many interesting venues including Liberty Island, the Guinness Storehouse, and the St. Patrick Day parade in Dublin, Ireland.

Jeffery Oshnock continues to teach in the Dearborn School District, where he has been teaching since 1986. He currently directs the orchestras and bands at Dearborn High School, where he has been since 1992. Mr. Oshnock earned his Bachelors of Music from Michigan State University where he studied with Mark Johnson. He also holds a Master of Education from the University of Michigan. Mr. Oshnock is a member and officer of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.

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May 26, 2013 – Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra and Chorale Perform at Church of the Intercession in New York City

Gilbert Classical Academy Chorale

Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra

Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Jason Delfing and Rebecca Joslin, directors

Sunday, May 26, 2013
4:30pm
Church of the Intercession
550 W 155th Street
New York, NY 10032 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Choir:

Bernon | Throw Open Your Shutters!
Arr. Robinson | Deep River
Morley, arr. Leavitt | Fyer, Fyer My Heart
Gershwin, Heyward, arr. Hayes | Summertime
Martin| Come to the Music
Arr. Wilhousky | Battle Hymn of the Republic

Orchestra:

Arr. Hearshen | Symphonic Dances from Fiddler on the Roof
Whitacre | Lux Aurumuque
Albeniz, arr. Lipton | Cordoba
Schwartz, arr. Ricketts | Highlights from Wicked
Arr. Wilhousky | Battle Hymn of the Republic

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About the Artists…

Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra
The Symphony Orchestra has been performing together since 2008 and is a combination of the top two instrumental music groups at the Gilbert Classical Academy in Gilbert, Arizona. At its conception, the symphony included select members of the Wind Ensemble, the top band, and the entirety of the Symphonic Strings, the top orchestra. As Gilbert Classical Academy grew, the Symphony Orchestra evolved to include all members of the Wind Ensemble.

The Symphony Orchestra performed together at a regional contest for the first time last year and was honored with an “Excellent” rating. Members of the orchestra have made all-state and central regional ensembles, have received “Superior” ratings in solo and ensemble competitions, and have participated in numerous area festivals, receiving several “Excellent” and “Superior” ratings. The group is under the direction of Jason Delfing and Rebecca Joslin.

Gilbert Classical Academy Chorale
The Gilbert Classical Academy Chorale was created in 2012. The Chorale performed at the Fall Choral Festival in Arizona receiving an “Excellent with Distinction” rating. They also performed at their first State Competition this past March. The group is under the direction of Rebecca Joslin, who joined the Gilbert Classical Academy music family in 2011.

Jason Delfing, conductor
Jason Delfing has been the Music Department Chair since the Gilbert Classical Academy opened in 2007. During his eight years he has taught band, orchestra, choir, jazz band and music theory classes at the Academy. Mr. Delfing graduated from Cleveland State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in music education and received his master’s degree in education and administration from the University of Phoenix.

The Gilbert Classical Academy Bands have received ratings of “Excellent” and “Superior” in various festivals in Arizona. In 2011, the GCA Wind Ensemble received a “Gold” rating at the Forum Music Festival in California. Every year since 2010, Mr. Delfing has had at least one student participate in the competitive Arizona Music Educators Associations Central Regional Honor Band.

Mr. Delfing also serves as testing coordinator and website designer at GCA. In addition to his music teaching, he has coached junior high baseball, junior varsity and varsity baseball, junior varsity girls basketball, and junior varsity and varsity volleyball. Mr. Delfing has one sister who teaches Special Education students near Cleveland, Ohio.

Rebecca Joslin, director
Rebecca Joslin, a native of Tempe, Arizona, is completing her second year teaching choir and orchestra at Gilbert Classical Academy in Gilbert, Arizona. She graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree before coming to Gilbert Classical Academy.

As a violinist, Mrs. Joslin has participated in many groups such as the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra, the MusicaNova Orchestra, and the Allegro Quartet. As a pianist, she has accompanied various soloists, choral groups, and school ensembles. As a stage performer, she was most recently seen on the banks of the Mississippi River in Illinois performing multiple shows every day for an entire summer. In addition, Mrs. Joslin has served as a music theater instructor and occasional assistant music director for the prestigious Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix for six years.

As an educator, Mrs. Joslin’s choirs and orchestras have received ratings of “Excellent” in various festivals in Arizona. In both 2012 and 2013, her students auditioned into the Arizona Music Educators Association’s All-Regional Honor Orchestras. She currently serves as the Orchestra Chair for the Central Region in Arizona.

Mrs. Joslin currently resides in Tempe, Arizona with her husband and their one-year-old daughter.

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May 25, 2013 – Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra and Chorale Performs at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City

Gilbert Classical Academy Chorale

Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra

Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Jason Delfing and Rebecca Joslin, directors

Saturday, May 25, 2013
2:00pm
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Flight Deck
One Intrepid Square, 12th Avenue & 46th Street
New York, NY 10036 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Choir:

Arr. Mary McDonald | America
Arr. Greg GilpinArmed Forces: The Pride of America!
Irving Berlin, Arr. Roy RingwaldGod Bless America

Orchestra:

Smith/Key, Arr. Peter BreinerThe Star-Spangled Banner
Kander/Ebb, Arr. Bob Cerulli | Theme from New York, New York
Gershwin/Gershwin; Arr. John WhitneyStrike up the Band 

Arr. Peter J. WilhouskyBattle Hymn of the Republic, featuring the Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

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About the Artists…

Gilbert Classical Academy Symphony Orchestra
The Symphony Orchestra has been performing together since 2008 and is a combination of the top two instrumental music groups at the Gilbert Classical Academy in Gilbert, Arizona. At its conception, the symphony included select members of the Wind Ensemble, the top band, and the entirety of the Symphonic Strings, the top orchestra. As Gilbert Classical Academy grew, the Symphony Orchestra evolved to include all members of the Wind Ensemble.

The Symphony Orchestra performed together at a regional contest for the first time last year and was honored with an “Excellent” rating. Members of the orchestra have made all-state and central regional ensembles, have received “Superior” ratings in solo and ensemble competitions, and have participated in numerous area festivals, receiving several “Excellent” and “Superior” ratings. The group is under the direction of Jason Delfing and Rebecca Joslin.

Gilbert Classical Academy Chorale
The Gilbert Classical Academy Chorale was created in 2012. The Chorale performed at the Fall Choral Festival in Arizona receiving an “Excellent with Distinction” rating. They also performed at their first State Competition this past March. The group is under the direction of Rebecca Joslin, who joined the Gilbert Classical Academy music family in 2011.

Jason Delfing, conductor
Jason Delfing has been the Music Department Chair since the Gilbert Classical Academy opened in 2007. During his eight years he has taught band, orchestra, choir, jazz band and music theory classes at the Academy. Mr. Delfing graduated from Cleveland State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in music education and received his master’s degree in education and administration from the University of Phoenix.

The Gilbert Classical Academy Bands have received ratings of “Excellent” and “Superior” in various festivals in Arizona. In 2011, the GCA Wind Ensemble received a “Gold” rating at the Forum Music Festival in California. Every year since 2010, Mr. Delfing has had at least one student participate in the competitive Arizona Music Educators Associations Central Regional Honor Band.

Mr. Delfing also serves as testing coordinator and website designer at GCA. In addition to his music teaching, he has coached junior high baseball, junior varsity and varsity baseball, junior varsity girls basketball, and junior varsity and varsity volleyball. Mr. Delfing has one sister who teaches Special Education students near Cleveland, Ohio.

Rebecca Joslin, director
Rebecca Joslin, a native of Tempe, Arizona, is completing her second year teaching choir and orchestra at Gilbert Classical Academy in Gilbert, Arizona. She graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree before coming to Gilbert Classical Academy.

As a violinist, Mrs. Joslin has participated in manygroups such as the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra, the MusicaNova Orchestra, and the Allegro Quartet. As a pianist, she has accompanied various soloists, choral groups, and school ensembles. As a stage performer, she was most recently seen on the banks of the Mississippi River in Illinois performing multiple shows every day for an entire summer. In addition, Mrs. Joslin has served as a music theater instructor and occasional assistant music director for the prestigious Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix for six years.

As an educator, Mrs. Joslin’s choirs and orchestras have received ratings of “Excellent” in various festivals in Arizona. In both 2012 and 2013, her students auditioned into the Arizona Music Educators Association’s All-Regional Honor Orchestras. She currently serves as the Orchestra Chair for the Central Region in Arizona.

Mrs. Joslin currently resides in Tempe, Arizona with her husband and their one-year-old daughter.

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