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Faculty Accomplishments

JU Faculty visits China

Drs. Jianjun He, Margurite Richardson and Scott Watkins visited Beifang University, Yinchuan, China in the summer of 2012, where they served as visiting foreign scholars.

Tommy Harrison Group releases debut recording

In July, 2012, Dr. Tommy Harrison released Fluid Rhythm, an all instrumental, guitar focused recording onto iTunes and Amazon.com.  For full-format downloads and more information, visit, www.drtharrison.com

John Ricci Organ Trio appears at The Jacksonville Jazz Festival

On Saturday, May 28, 2011, professor John Ricci performed as a featured artist to a full crowd in the Snyder Memorial stage of the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival.  A
ccompanied by JU adjunct professor of jazz piano, Scott Giddens, on B3 organ and drummer John Lumpkin, the group performed original pieces composed by each member of the trio.  For more information, visit: johnriccimusic.com

Dr. Timothy Snyder, Director of Choral Acitivities Presents at 2011 National ACDA Conference 

Dr. Timothy Snyder, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, presented his research on Gustav Mahler to the 2011 National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association.  His manuscript "Discovering Das klagende Lied:  Mahler's First Choral Work" was recentlypublished in the March 2012 edition of the Choral Journal.  Dr. Snyder's guest conducting engagements during 2011-2012 include the Clay County Florida Honor Chorus in January, and chorusmaster for the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus performance of Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky in November.


JU Music Faculty performed in JSO season opener


JU Music Faculty performed with the Jacksonville Symphony on the opening concert of the 2011-2012 season, featuring music of Gershwin, Ives and Copland.  This concert was recorded for submission to Performance Today (NPR) for national distribution.  The concerts were held on September 23 and 24, 2011 at the Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times Union Center


Pictured below are JU instrumental music faculty: Marguerite Richardson, Artie Clifton, Anthony Anurca, Tony Steve, Kayo Ishimaro, Laura Dwyer, and Tony Kamnikar

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Dr. Thomas Harrison released his third, fourth and fifth books in 2011.  Two of the books were for the series American History Through Music (Music of the 1980s and Music of the 1990s, Greenwood Press) and the other was Living on a Prayer (Kendall Hunt). 


Jacksonville University String Professor Marguerite Richardson appears in 4th Annual Saint Augustine Music Festival

For the fourth year in a row, Assistant Professor Marguerite Richardson of Jacksonville University's Division of Music participated as a featured player in the Saint Augustine Music Festival held at the historic Cathedral Basilica in the heart of Saint Augustine.  The festival, begun by Jacksonville Symphony violist Jorge Peña, features members of the Jacksonville Symphony and other local professional musicians in nightly concerts of chamber music.  Playing to capacity audiences, Richardson participated in three of the six performances, including a performance of the seldom heard Phantasy Quintet by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.  Also featured in this year's festival were Jacksonville University faculty members Associate Professor of Piano, Scott Watkins, and Adjunct Professor of Piano, Edie Moore-Hubert.