MUSIC WEEK @ KCC February 6-14, 2016

Welcome to the Performing Arts area of the Arts and Communication Department at Kellogg Community College. We are glad you are interested in our innovative and student-centered vocal, instrumental and theatre programs. The faculty who lead KCC’s courses and ensembles are committed to working as hard as their students to realize their potential as performing artists.

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MusicWeek

MUSIC WEEK @ KCC…

“Where Creativity Meets Passion!”

MUSIC WEEK REGISTRATION– Register here online Music Week Registration

Register for VoiceFest 2016: Contact the Community Music School at (269) 963-1911 ext.2585 or visit VoiceFest Registration

MUSIC WEEK RECITALS/SPECIAL EVENTS:

Recital admission is pay-at-the-door and is $5 for adults and $3 for students and for seniors 55 and older;

recitals are free for KCC students with a valid KCC ID.

EVENT #1

OlinHarrisFaculty Artist Recital
SATURDAY, FEB. 6 7:30PM
Dr. Marissa Olin, flute
Davidson Center Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENT #2

RecitalBlanchardBrownFaculty Artist Recital
SUNDAY, FEB. 7 3:00PM
Dr. Gerald Blanchard, baritone
Nancy Brown, pianist

Special musical guests
Dr. Carl Ratner, baritone
Carmen Bell, soprano
Betty Picard, soprano

 

 

 

EVENT #3

ChanceHuiet, Tuba
Faculty/ Guest Artist Recital Series presents…
Friday, Feb. 12 7:30pm
Red Cedar Graduate Quintet
Prof. Chance Trottman-Huiet, tuba faculty
Davidson Center Auditorium

Red Cedar Graduate Brass Quintet:                                                                     Josh Ganger, trumpet, Eduardo Farias, trumpet, Chandler Nadig, horn, Philip Mitchell, trombone, Chance Trottman-Huiet, tuba

 

EVENT #4

FormosaGuest Artist Recital
SATURDAY, FEB. 13 7:30PM
Formosa Trio

Featuring:
Pei-San Chiu, flute
Tzu-Ying Wu, viola
Chen-Yu Huang, harp
Davidson Center Auditorium

 

 

 

EVENT #5

RecitalPicardFaculty/ Guest Artist Recital Series presents…

“The Life and Music of Cole Porter”

SUNDAY, FEB. 14 3:00PM 
Featuring:
Betty Picard, soprano
Dr. Thomas Picard, narrator
Paula Krontz-Harris, pianist
Davidson Center Auditorium

 

MUSIC WEEK COURSE OFFERINGS

Monday, February 8

Music Appreciation
MUSI 211
10:00am-11:20am

Choir
MUSI 105
2:30pm-3:50pm

Jazz Band
MUSI 161
3:00pm-5:50pm

Concert Band
MUSI C160
6:30pm-9:00pm

Tuesday, February 9

Basic Music Fundamentals
MUSI 100
8:30am-9:25am

Music Appreciation
MUSI 211
10:00am-11:20am

Music Theory 2
MUSI 131
2:30pm-3:50pm

Aural Comprehension 2
MUSI 134
4:00pm-4:55pm

Beginning Piano Class
MUSI 120
5:00pm-6:20pm

KCC/CMS Concert Band
MUSI 160
6:30pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, February 10

Music Appreciation
MUSI 211
10:00am-11:20am

Choir
MUSI 105
2:30pm-3:50pm

Music Appreciation
MUSI 211
6:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday, February 11

Music Appreciation
MUSI 211
10:00am-11:20am

Music Theory 2
MUSI 131
2:30pm-3:50pm

Aural Comprehension 2
MUSI 134
4:00pm-4:55pm

VOICEFEST 2016 

VoiceFest

In collaboration with the Community Music School

Saturday, February 13, 2016

11:00am-6:00pm

Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center

For additional information, visit us online at www.kellogg.edu/performart or contact the Community Music School at http://www.yourmusiccenter.org/cms/voicefest.php

The Community Music School in partnership with Kellogg Community College are pleased to announce VoiceFest 2016! The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb 13, in the Music Center and the newly renovated spaces of the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Kellogg Community College. Beginning with a concert at 11 am, the event features guest artists, Dr. Lara Troyer (Kent State University) and Dr. Carl Ratner (Western Michigan University), as well as KCC and CMS voice faculty providing workshops on a splendid variety of voice and choral related topics.

The event will culminate with a community-wide hymn sing-along, where participants can request their favorite hymns to be sung by the audience in the newly renovated Davidson Center Auditorium. Dr. Gerald Blanchard, director of vocal music at KCC will lead the audience in song while Nancy Brown, director of the CMS and KCC faculty pianist, Kathy Cary will accompany on two grand pianos.  The Hymn sing will begin promptly at 4:15pm.  Available in the evening is a special concert by the esteemed Formosa Trio, in the Davidson Center Auditorium at 7:30pm. See below for ticket and registration details for VOICEFEST 2016.

Call 269.963.1911, ext 2585 for more information and to register. Sign up for the entire event for only $10, and partial event registration is available.

ABOUT OUR GUEST CLINICIANS

Dr. Lara Troyer

Lara Troyer headshotDescribed as singing with an engaging, robust tone (clevelandclassical.com), Ms. Troyer is a versatile soprano, at home on the opera stage as well as concert and recital stage.  Most recently she performed the Ohio premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Orpheus and Euridice with Nightingale Opera.  This season has also included solo engagements with Heights Chamber Orchestra and the Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra.  Ms. Troyer has toured with the New Sigmund Romberg Orchestra as their soprano soloist throughout the Midwest and Southeastern United States.  She also spent four years as an Associate Artist with Cleveland Opera.  She has made solo appearances with the Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Kent Chorus and Orchestra, Kent/Blossom Chamber Music Summer Series, Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra, and PAND (Cleveland).  She has sung lead roles with Lansing Lyric Opera, Nightingale Opera, Lorain Community College and Akron Opera Theatre (Guest Artist for both), Opera in the Ozarks, and Bay View Music Festival.  Last spring she sang a recital of new music for the Cleveland Composer’s Guild.  Ms.Troyer recently performed a Midwest recital tour sponsored by Allied Concert Services. She won the Alpha Corinne Mayfield Award in Opera Performance under the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Sing Lansing! Competition; was a finalist in the Opera Columbus Competition and the National Opera Association Vocal Competition; and a regional winner in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) competition. Ms. Troyer regularly performs under the auspices of Center for Arts-Inspired Learning and The Children’s Concert Society of Akron.  She has served on the voice faculty at the University of Akron, The College of Wooster, and currently teaches at Kent State University.

 

Dr. Carl Ratner

CarlRatnerCarl Ratner currently serves as a professor of voice for the School of Music at Western Michigan University. He teaches applied voice, French and German diction for singers and vocal literature. From 2001 to 2010 he served as director of opera. He is professionally active as a baritone soloist, stage director and opera consultant.

He was awarded a 2010–11 Fulbright grant to perform in recital, give lectures and master classes, direct an American chamber opera and research Russian art song at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in the Russian Federation. In 2011 he toured the eastern United States with a recital of songs by Russian and Russian-American composers, beginning with a performance at the Russian Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. He also collaborated with the Bach Ensemble of Naples Florida for performances of Messiah as well as a mixed program of sacred music that was toured to Germany and the Czech Republic.

His operatic engagements have included the leading baritone roles of Mozart′s The Magic Flute, Verdi′s Falstaff, Puccini′s Gianni Schicchi, Madama Butterfly and Turandot, as well as Robert Ward′s Pulitzer Prize winning operatic version of The Crucible. He has performed in concert and recital in 10 states and four European countries and has sung in 14 languages.

Ratner′s career also includes more than two decades of experience as an opera director. He learned his craft assisting directors at major opera houses including Covent Garden (London), the Metropolitan Opera, Munich Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera and the Spoleto Festival in Italy, where he worked with eminent composer Gian Carlo Menotti. From 1994 to 1999 served as artistic director of Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago′s second largest opera company, and previously held the same position with Chamber Opera Chicago from 1984 to 1993. He has staged professional productions throughout the United States.

He received his Bachelor of Music degree in music history from the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and also participated in an internship in opera, dance and drama production at The Juilliard School in New York City. He earned a Master of Arts in vocal pedagogy at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and his Doctor of Music degree in vocal performance from the School of Music at Northwestern University.

Registration Fees:

$10 VoiceFest 2016 (all inclusive package)
$5 Concert Opening Event (11am-noon)
$5 any one workshop
$3 Hymn-Sing (Davidson Auditorium, 4:15pm)
$5 Formosa Trio (Davidson Auditorium, 7:30pm)

 

VoiceFest Schedule of Workshops and Sessions

Workshop Session 1 12:30-1:30pm

Title: Finding Your Voice
Clinician: Dr. Gerald Blanchard
Level: Intermediate to advanced
About the session: Are you a soprano or a mezzo-soprano, is your voice operatic or lyric? Understand and experience how a vocal instructor identifies and classifies your voice to grow your art and your enjoyment in singing.

 

Title: Green Eggs and Ham
Clinician: Dr. Lara Troyer
Level: Beginner through advanced
About the session: The wonderful world of Dr. Seuss is brought to musical life through this interactive performance, which includes beautiful singing, zany acting, and crazy props. Soprano Lara and her friends perform the one-act opera Green Eggs and Ham by composer Robert Kapilow.

 

Title: Off the Top of Your Head: Harmonizing and Improvisation
Clinician: Alexis Stark
Level: Beginner through advanced
About the session: Learn to improvise melody and harmony to spice up your music-making. Make songs your own and learn to sing harmony with your friends!

 

Title: Managing Performance Anxiety
Clinician: Carmen Bell
Level: All levels
About the session: This workshop will provide you with valuable tools and strategies for conquering performance anxiety. Discover ways to sing successfully.

 

Workshop Session 2, 1:45-2:45pm

Title: Green Eggs and Ham
Clinician: Dr. Lara Troyer
Level: Beginner through advanced
About the session: The wonderful world of Dr. Seuss is brought to musical life through this interactive performance, which includes beautiful singing, zany acting, and crazy props. Soprano Lara and her friends perform the one-act opera Green Eggs and Ham by composer Robert Kapilow.

 

Title: Audition Techniques
Clinician: Dr.Carl Ratner
Level: Intermediate to advanced
About the session: (Audition Workshop) Carl Ratner, former Artistic Director of Chicago Opera Theater and Assistant Stage
Director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York offers insight into the audition process in the classical/sacred music business and answers questions about optimizing your chances for success.

 

Title: Beat Boxing
Clinician: Justin Budzynski
Level: All levels
About the session: Come join us for an intro to Beat Boxing that just might take your breath away. We will discuss/practice the importance of breath control, and discover how much percussion magic you can actually do without percussion instruments.

 

Title: Pitch Perfect
Clinician: Dr. Mark Wells
Level: Beginner to intermediate
About the session: A beginner’s guide to recognizing pitch and the difficulties of finding them. Learn how to match other voices, both in unison and in harmony.

 

Workshop Session 3, 3-4pm

Title: Vocal Masterclass
Clinician: Dr. Carl Ratner
Level: Intermediate to advanced
About the session: Dr. Carl Ratner of Western Michigan University Director of Opera and Professor of Voice, works with singers to maximize the musical and dramatic effectiveness of their performances.

 

Title: The Art of Breathing
Clinician: Justin Budzynski
Level: All levels
About the session: From keeping us alive to making beautiful music breathing is a must. Please join this session if you would like to explore the wonderful art of breathing. When used properly the respiratory system can both relax and inspire. How you ask? Come and see!!!

 

HymnSing

VoiceFest: Communitywide Hymn Sing
4:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13
KCC faculty will lead the audience in singing traditional Christian hymns across a variety of denominations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GO TO MUSIC
Dr. Gerald J. Blanchard
Music Area Coordinator/Vocal Arts Director
blanchardg@kellogg.edu