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