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Mass communication students Sarah Duis and Cecelia Roeder will travel to New York City from March 9-12 for the 2013 College Media Associations Spring College Media Convention. Duis, editor-in-chief of The Preface, and Roeder, design editor, will attend sessions led by media experts from the New York Times, CNN, NBC, The Huffington Post, Sports Illustrated, and more. They will be posting video, photos, and blog updates throughout their trip at www.nyctrip2013.wordpress.com. Check it out!

The Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Collegiate Scholarship Competition was held at Butler University in Indianapolis on January 26th. All full time students at any Indiana college or University are eligible to participate in this competition. In the category of graduate piano, the results were:
First Prize, $1500.00, Ketevan Kartvelishvili
Second Prize, $1,000.00, Ignasi Cambra
Congratulations to our students from the Toradze Piano Studio and to their teachers, Professor of Piano Alexander Toradze and Lecturer in Music Ketevan Badridze.

Flute Instructor Rebecca Hovan presented a clinic entitled "Where's the Beat? Making Sense Out of Complex Rhythms" at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair in Reston, VA on Saturday, February 16.

On January 26, Associate Faculty Michael S. Wade served as an adjudicator for the Indiana School Music Association district solo and ensemble festival held in Fort Wayne.

Assistant Professor of Music Geoffrey Duce and Assistant Professor of Voice Jessica McCormack gave two performances of Schumann's Myrthen with Baritone Matthew Hoch, at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, and at Cathedral of St. Andrew in downtown Honolulu. Dr. Duce gave a piano masterclass at the University of Hawaii.

Associate Faculty Bonita Nelson presented a lecture and workshop on porcupine quill embroidery the weekend of January 12 at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, IL.

Associate Faculty Marjorie M. Rusche has been awarded an Associate Faculty Professional Development Grant in support of her Composer Residency late February/early March 2013 with Musica Reginae Productions, New York City.

Associate Professor of  Music Jorge Muñiz was commissioned to write a vocal composition for The AIDS Quilt Songbook performance on November 4, 2012 in Bedford Hall at the University of Wisconsin Parkside featuring faculty and opera students. His composition, Oda a Jovellanos, was broadcast on National Radio (Radio Clásica) in Spain. The CD La Noche, featuring La Nueche de San Xuán for flute and harp by Jorge Muñiz has been recognized as “Best of 2012″ by Singapore’s Sunday Times. The Vinlanda Duo, Jennifer and Jorge Muñiz, performed  the third movement ("Miami, Florida") from "Three American Nocturnes" at Goshen College's Sauder Concert Hall at 7:30 pm on February 1st.

On Sunday, March 2 the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras perform at 4 pm in the Campus Auditorium. The South Bend Youth Concert Orchestra will open the concert under the direction of Emilie Grondin. Robert Boardman will direct the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra in the second half of the performance.

Music Faculty Darrel Tidaback directs the IUSB Jazz Ensemble on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 pm in the Campus Auditorium. The concert will feature the IU South Bend Jazz Combo, as well as the Jazz Ensemble performing contemporary jazz works by Pat Metheny, Michael Abene, and Matthew Dunne. The ensemble is also playing Cole Porter’s “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To,” Robin and Rainger’s “If I Should Lose You,” and Horace Silver’s “Sister Sadie.” The group will also perform jazz standards and modern jazz classics by Dizzy Gillespie, and Creamer and Layton.

Assistant Profefssor of Theatre Jason Resler will be designing costumes for the musical La Cage aux Folles at Phoenix Theatre in Phoenix Arizona; the Production Runs from March 13th to April 7th.

Lawrence Mitchell-Matthews, Julius Miller, Katie Andrysiake, and Chris Hardy will be performing at the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) at Western Michigan University on Saturday, March 2nd.