University of Utah Wind Ensemble Performs at Rose Schnitzer Manor in Portland, Oregon

University of Utah Wind Ensemble
Scott Hagen, director

Monday, March 11, 2013
7:00 PM
Rose Schnitzer Manor
Zidell Hall
6140 SW Boundary St.
Portland, OR 97221 (map)

FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT

Program:

Ticheli | Blue Shades
Grainger | Molly on the Shore
Sparke | Fiesta
Sparke | Concerto for Tuba
Yagisawa | Machu Picchu – City in the Sky
Giroux | One Life Beautiful
Maslanka | Symphony No. 4

Download Concert Poster

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

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About the artists…

The 60-member University of Utah Wind Ensemble gives the school’s most accomplished wind and percussion players, both graduate and undergraduate, the opportunity to perform the finest wind literature; exploring both traditional compositions and cutting edge newly-composed works at the forefront of the repertoire. Performing three concerts each semester, the group frequently welcomes guest conductors and artists, creating a challenging learning environment as they feature such renowned artists as Adam Frey, euphonium; Jeff Nelson, French horn, of Canadian Brass; Mark Inouye, principal trumpeter of the San Francisco Symphony; and Gene Pokorny, principal tubist of the Chicago Symphony.

The Wind Ensemble has performed by invitation at many conferences, most recently in 2010 at the Utah Music Educators Association and the College Band Directors National Association Conferences. In 2013, the Wind Ensemble will travel to Oregon and California to perform outreach concerts for area high schools, as part of its biennial tour. Twice a year, the ensemble collaborates on concerts with area high schools, offering our students the opportunity to mentor younger musicians.

Scott Hagen, Director

Scott Hagen has established himself as one of Utah’s most sought after music educators and clinicians bringing with him to his position nearly 30 years experience. He serves as the Director of Bands at The University of Utah School of Music teaching both undergraduate and graduate conducting, as well as conducting the University of Utah Wind Ensemble. Under his direction the University of Utah Wind Ensemble and other performing groups have performed at the National MENC Conference, Western Region College Band Director’s Conference as well as performing internationally in Japan and Europe.

Hagen maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician for many local high schools as well as numerous ensembles throughout the United States. Performances under the direction of Hagen have won the praise of notable musicians such as Tony DiLorenzo, Jeff Nelson, Adam Frey, Mark Inouye, David Maslanka and Gene Pokorny. His ensembles are known for their unique timbre, blending each individual instrument to create a warm and rich sonority. When programming repertoire, Hagen brings a fresh approach to works from the past, and continues to strive in exploring works of the present.

Hagen holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota as well as a Master’s degree in music education from the University of Minnesota.  In 1995 the Associated Students of the University of Utah named him “Teacher of the Year.”  He was the conductor of the official Utah Olympic Spirit Band for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and for the 2003-2004 school year Professor Hagen was the recipient of the Student’s Choice Teaching Award in the College of Fine Arts. Hagen was recently named Music Director and Conductor of The Utah Wind Symphony a newly established professional wind ensemble in Salt Lake City, Utah. His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Utah Music Educators Association, and is an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma Music Sorority.

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University of Utah Wind Ensemble Performs at the Newport Performing Arts Center in Oregon

University of Utah Wind Ensemble
Scott Hagen, director

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
7:30 PM
Newport Performing Arts Center
777 West Olive St.
Newport, OR 97365 (map)

Advance Tickets $15
At the Door $20
Student Admission: Free

Concert hosted by the Newport Symphony Orchestra
For More information:
www.Newportsymphony.org

Proceeds to benefit the Newport Symphony Orchestra

Program:

Frank Ticheli | Blue Shades
Percy Grainger | Molly on the Shore
Philip Sparke | Fiesta
Philip Sparke | Concerto for Tuba
Satoshi Yagisawa | Machu Picchu- City in the Sky
Julie Giroux | One Life Beautiful
David Maslanka | Symphony # 4

Download Concert Poster

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About the artists…

The 60-member University of Utah Wind Ensemble gives the school’s most accomplished wind and percussion players, both graduate and undergraduate, the opportunity to perform the finest wind literature; exploring both traditional compositions and cutting edge newly-composed works at the forefront of the repertoire. Performing three concerts each semester, the group frequently welcomes guest conductors and artists, creating a challenging learning environment as they feature such renowned artists as Adam Frey, euphonium; Jeff Nelson, French horn, of Canadian Brass; Mark Inouye, principal trumpeter of the San Francisco Symphony; and Gene Pokorny, principal tubist of the Chicago Symphony.

The Wind Ensemble has performed by invitation at many conferences, most recently in 2010 at the Utah Music Educators Association and the College Band Directors National Association Conferences. In 2013, the Wind Ensemble will travel to Oregon and California to perform outreach concerts for area high schools, as part of its biennial tour. Twice a year, the ensemble collaborates on concerts with area high schools, offering our students the opportunity to mentor younger musicians.

Scott Hagen, Director

Scott Hagen has established himself as one of Utah’s most sought after music educators and clinicians bringing with him to his position nearly 30 years experience. He serves as the Director of Bands at The University of Utah School of Music teaching both undergraduate and graduate conducting, as well as conducting the University of Utah Wind Ensemble. Under his direction the University of Utah Wind Ensemble and other performing groups have performed at the National MENC Conference, Western Region College Band Director’s Conference as well as performing internationally in Japan and Europe.

Hagen maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician for many local high schools as well as numerous ensembles throughout the United States. Performances under the direction of Hagen have won the praise of notable musicians such as Tony DiLorenzo, Jeff Nelson, Adam Frey, Mark Inouye, David Maslanka and Gene Pokorny. His ensembles are known for their unique timbre, blending each individual instrument to create a warm and rich sonority. When programming repertoire, Hagen brings a fresh approach to works from the past, and continues to strive in exploring works of the present.

Hagen holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota as well as a Master’s degree in music education from the University of Minnesota.  In 1995 the Associated Students of the University of Utah named him “Teacher of the Year.”  He was the conductor of the official Utah Olympic Spirit Band for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and for the 2003-2004 school year Professor Hagen was the recipient of the Student’s Choice Teaching Award in the College of Fine Arts. Hagen was recently named Music Director and Conductor of The Utah Wind Symphony a newly established professional wind ensemble in Salt Lake City, Utah. His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Utah Music Educators Association, and is an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma Music Sorority.

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Plainfield High School Central Campus Choir Sings at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City

Plainfield High School – Central Campus Choir
Alanna D. Frederiksen, director

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
4:15 PM
Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Hogan | I’m Gonna Sing ‘Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart
Orbán | Daemon Irrepit Callidus
Ticheli | Earth Song
GrinerGawthorp | Sing Me to Heaven
BatesWardarrLaRocca | America the Beautiful
Arr. Koepke | Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Traditional Spiritual
Arr. McGlynn | Jerusalem, Traditional Irish Melody
Arr. Grundahl | ‘Tis A Gift
Arr. Szymko | Amazing Grace
Pachelbel, arr. Petker | Sing Songs of Jubilation, Gigue from Partia No. VI in B-flat major, from Musicalische Ergötzung

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About the artists…

Plainfield High School – Central Campus (PHS-CC) is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Chicago in Plainfield, Illinois. It is one of four high schools in one of the top five largest school districts in the state of Illinois.

The choral program is composed of three curricular groups: Concert Choir, Treble Choir and Mixed Choir; and five extra-curricular ensembles which perform at numerous school and community events throughout the year.

Plainfield’s choral program recently performed in New York City’s Carnegie Hall Centennial Celebration Concert with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and has yearly performances in conjunction with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. They have also been featured performers at Disney World. In addition, the group traveled to St. Louis, Missouri for the Midwest Regional Choral Festival and won first place in its division, and also placed as ‘Best Overall’ choir.

The PHS-CC choral groups enjoy performing for numerous community organizations such as the local Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, and area festivals. This 87-member program performs not only at school events, but also is requested at professional sporting events throughout the Chicagoland area. Many of Plainfield’s choral students have placed at district and state levels of the Illinois Music Educators Association annual choral festivals, as well as solo and ensemble festivals each year. The PHS-CC choral program is designed for independent musicians, leaders and educators who go forward to the collegiate level and the performing arts arena.

Alanna Frederiksen, director

A native of South Mississippi, Alanna Frederiksen came to Plainfield Central High School after completing her Master of Music in choral conducting in the spring of 2007. She also holds the degree of Bachelor of Music Education with a choral/vocal emphasis. She teaches Mixed Choir, Treble Choir, Concert Choir, and Music Survey during the curricular school day. Extra-curricular choirs over the past six years include Madrigals, Vocal Jazz, Women’s Ensemble and Men’s Ensemble. In addition, she directs the school’s annual Madrigal Dinners and the spring musical.

Before coming to Plainfield, Mrs. Frederiksen held a full graduate assistantship in choral music while pursuing her Master of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to this, Mrs. Frederiksen taught junior high choirs for four years and was instrumental in creating a sight-reading requirement for Mississippi state junior high choral festivals. During this time she held an additional position as music director at a local church. She studied conducting and educational pedagogy under Gregory Fuller, Timothy Koch, and Chris White.

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Plainfield High School Central Campus Choir Sings at Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in New York City

Plainfield High School – Central Campus Choir
Alanna D. Frederiksen, director

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
1:00 PM
The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
145 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Hogan | I’m Gonna Sing ‘Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart
Orbán | Daemon Irrepit Callidus
Ticheli | Earth Song
Griner, Gawthorp | Sing Me to Heaven
Bates, Ward, arr. LaRocca | America the Beautiful
Arr. Koepke | Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Traditional Spiritual
Arr. McGlynn | Jerusalem, Traditional Irish Melody
Arr. Grundahl | ‘Tis A Gift
Arr. Szymko | Amazing Grace
Pachelbel, arr. Petker | Sing Songs of Jubilation, Gigue from Partia No. VI in B-flat major, from Musicalische Ergötzung

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About the artists…

Plainfield High School – Central Campus (PHS-CC) is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Chicago in Plainfield, Illinois. It is one of four high schools in one of the top five largest school districts in the state of Illinois.

The choral program is composed of three curricular groups: Concert Choir, Treble Choir and Mixed Choir; and five extra-curricular ensembles which perform at numerous school and community events throughout the year.

Plainfield’s choral program recently performed in New York City’s Carnegie Hall Centennial Celebration Concert with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and has yearly performances in conjunction with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. They have also been featured performers at Disney World. In addition, the group traveled to St. Louis, Missouri for the Midwest Regional Choral Festival and won first place in its division, and also placed as ‘Best Overall’ choir.

The PHS-CC choral groups enjoy performing for numerous community organizations such as the local Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, and area festivals. This 87-member program performs not only at school events, but also is requested at professional sporting events throughout the Chicagoland area. Many of Plainfield’s choral students have placed at district and state levels of the Illinois Music Educators Association annual choral festivals, as well as solo and ensemble festivals each year. The PHS-CC choral program is designed for independent musicians, leaders and educators who go forward to the collegiate level and the performing arts arena.

Alanna Frederiksen, director

A native of South Mississippi, Alanna Frederiksen came to Plainfield Central High School after completing her Master of Music in choral conducting in the spring of 2007. She also holds the degree of Bachelor of Music Education with a choral/vocal emphasis. She teaches Mixed Choir, Treble Choir, Concert Choir, and Music Survey during the curricular school day. Extra-curricular choirs over the past six years include Madrigals, Vocal Jazz, Women’s Ensemble and Men’s Ensemble. In addition, she directs the school’s annual Madrigal Dinners and the spring musical.

Before coming to Plainfield, Mrs. Frederiksen held a full graduate assistantship in choral music while pursuing her Master of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to this, Mrs. Frederiksen taught junior high choirs for four years and was instrumental in creating a sight-reading requirement for Mississippi state junior high choral festivals. During this time she held an additional position as music director at a local church. She studied conducting and educational pedagogy under Gregory Fuller, Timothy Koch, and Chris White.

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