Program created for performance by The Colorado College Concert Band, Jeremy Van Hoy, Director, with Usaama Alnaji (CC '14), piano soloist; guest speaker, Assistant Professor Ryan Bañagale, Ph.d; and the Fountain Creek Brass Band directed by Debbie Baker.
Program created for the 2014 spring performance of the Tiger Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tom Taylor. Student and community musicians perform works by Miles Davis, Eddie Harris, Matt Dennis, Chick Corea, Bronislau Kaper and Charlie Parker.
Program created for The Bowed Piano Ensemble's ninth Europe tour preview concert; Stephen Scott, Founder, Director and Composer; Victoria Hansen, soprano. The Ensemble: Zachary Bellows, Connor Rice, Neil Hesse, Andrew Pope, Saraiya Ruano, Hadar Zeigerson, Drew Campbell, Sylvie Scowcroft, Trisha Andrews, Stephen Scott. "...this program will be performed in London, Italy and Malta."
Program created for 2015 spring performance of The Colorado College Chamber Chorus, Deborah Jenkins Teske, conductor, with Daniel Brink, piano, and Raleigh Eversole, IV, soprano saxophone. Works by Vaughan Williams, Harris, Handel, Debussy, Bartok and others were performed.
The singer faces the difficult task of learning not only music, but also the song’s lyrics. For the classically trained singer, a common way to begin learning a piece is to isolate the music from the text by singing the music with only a single syllable. When the lyrics are reinserted, the challenge for the singer is to connect the words to the music’s melody in a sophisticated and expressive manner. The ultimate goal is to bridge the gap between the music and the meaning of the lyrics. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationships between the music and text in vocal repertory from 1600 until 1950 through the analysis of seven songs. This paper presents observations about music-text relationships that are directly applicable to enhancing the performance of these works.
In honor of the twentieth anniversary of Gamelan at Colorado College: featuring Gamelan Tunjung Sari and Gamelan Santi Suara (Colorado College), Gamelan Candra Wyoga (University of Wyoming), Gamelan Genta Kencana (University of Colorado at Boulder), Gamelan Krama Bali (Balinese Community), Gamelan Manik Kusuma (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Gamelan Tunas Mekar (Denver) and The Bowed Piano Ensemble (Colorado College).