Dean Luethi, associate professor, music, authored Choral Crunches: Pedagogical Exercises for Choirs (GIA Publications, forthcoming). Luethi also presented “Kinesthetic Calibration: Using Movement to Improve Ensemble Accuracy” at the Washington Music Educators Association State Conference.
Anthony Achille, Frankie Bones, and Matthew Tatz, graduate students, music, each won recognition in the Young Artist Performance category at the Washington State Music Teachers Association competition. Achille and Tatz won first and alternate place, respectively, in the brass division; Bones took alternate place in the piano division.
Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director, music, was nominated by two independent musicians for the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Jazz Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Yasinitsky’s recent commissions include Partial Eclipse for the 25th anniversary of the Las Vegas Academy and his arrangement of Creepin’ for an upcoming recording by the Colorado Repertory Jazz Orchestra featuring the music of Stevie Wonder.
Matthew Tatz, graduate student, music, won first place in the young artist brass division at the Northwest Regional Music Teachers National Association Competition, and advances to the national competition in Baltimore in March.
Gregory Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director, music, authored Greg Yasinitsky’s Jazz Concerto for Piano and Orchestra to be premiered January 19 by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra with soloist Willis Delony.
Shannon Scott, assistant professor, music, and her ensemble won third place in the 2016 American Prize in Chamber Music Performance for their CD Perennials, and released a new CD, Chimera, both via Albany Records.
Scott Blasco, assistant professor, music, utilizing a CAS External Mentorship Grant, authored the electronic work “Clouds, Light“ forthcoming in ink&coda. Another of Blasco’s compositions, Momentia-Minutia, was added to the repertoire of the Heartland Marimba Festival Academy, including an upcoming performance at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.