Baroque Flute and Bassoon Duo

7:30PM Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2022
Radke Fine Arts Theatre, Center for Transformative Learning


Baroque Flute and Bassoon Duo

Brisch Center for Historical Performance

Guest Artists
Dr. Dennette Derbiszova McDermott, Baroque Flute
Dr. Douglas Eduard Bakenhus, Baroque Bassoon


PROGRAM

Sonata in G Major JCZ, N. 15 for Flauto Traverso Solo and Basso
Jiri Czart (1708-1778)
Andante
Allegro
Vivace

Sonate de Camera in E Minor, N. 2 for Flauto Traverso Solo and Basso
Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht (1722-1794)
Largo e con affetto
Allegro non molto
Presto

Quatrième Suite in D Major, op. 35 for Solo Flute with Bass
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755)
Prelude- Lentement
Air- Gaiment
Rondeau- Gaiment
Air- Doucement et Mesure
Musette

Short Intermission

Fantasia TWV 40:4, N. 3 in B Minor for Flute (adapted for Bassoon in B Minor)
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Largo
Vivace
Allegro

Fantasia, N. 12 in G Minor for Solo Flute
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Grave
Allegro
Grave
Allegro
Dole
Allegro
Presto

Duo for Flute and Bassoon
Joseph Fiala (1748-1816)
Allegro assai
Adagio
Allegro

The use of flash cameras during the performance is prohibited. Please turn cell phones off.


ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

Dr. Dennette Derby McDermott is retired Professor of Flute and Coordinator of Graduate Studies at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, where she has taught since 1990-2022. She made her European debut in 1992 in the Czech Republic with the Czech premiere of Jindrich Feld’s solo flute work, Introduzione, Toccato e Fuga. Dr. McDermott has performed in the Czech Republic, Slovakia ,England, Canada, Honduras, Russia, Spain and throughout the United States, including numerous performances at National Flute Association Conventions, and also featured as a winner of the National Flute Association’s Convention Performers Competition in 1994, 1996, and 1999. In 2008 she traveled to Moscow and recorded for www.classicalrecords.ru, a CD of “Trios for Flute, bassoon and piano,” with Katerina Zaitseva and Douglas Bakenhus.

In June, 2015 her interest in Baroque flute led to the opportunity to participate in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, (and again in 2017, 2018, and 2021), an intensive training program on historical instruments, where she studied flute with Claire Guimond and Jed Wentz. In addition, Dr. McDermott participated in the Twin Cities Baroque Music program (2016, 2017), where she studied with Wilbert Hazelzet. In 2019 she was selected by audition to participate with The American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco where she studied with Sandra Miller. She also participated in the Seattle Baroque Flute Course taught by Janet See and Kathy Stewart. Currently, Dr. McDermott plays Baroque flute with the Austin Baroque Orchestra, a period music ensemble that specializes in music of the renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods.

Dr. McDermott has been published by The Flutist Quarterlyand Flute Talk with articles on Czech music. As an active researcher, she has compiled and edited the only edition of the Czech flute sonatas of Jiri Czart published by Little Piper, Trio Sonatas and concerto published by Alliance Publications, Inc., 2011. She has also identified manuscripts of Jiri Czart in the Giedde Collection of Copengahen, including one of his flute concertos and sonatas. In 2016 after almost 17 years of researching, Dr. McDermott published the first Thematic Catalog for the Baroque Czech composer, Jiri Čart (Georg Czarth) A Thematic Catalog. Recently she has contributed to an update for the composer for The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. She has also recently recorded a CD of flute Sonatas of Čart on Baroque flute with Leighann, Daihl Ragusa Douglas Bakenhus on Baroque bassoon and David Schrader on pianoforte. Dr. McDermott’s flute studies have been with Ervin Monroe, Israel Borochoff, Clement Barone, Judith Bentley, Renée Siebert, Mary Karen Clardy and Arnošt Bourek. She holds degrees from Michigan State University (BM), The University of Michigan (MM), and The University of North Texas (DMA).

 

Dr. Douglas Bakenhus is the music director and conductor of the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, where he also teaches bassoon, aural skills, string methods, and conducting. His music degrees are from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University-Commerce, and he has completed additional graduate courses in conducting and bassoon performance at the University of Michigan. In addition, Dr. Bakenhus has been the music director of the Northeast Texas Symphony since 2002, and has held teachings positions at Texas Lutheran University and the University of Mississippi. He has taught public school orchestras in Austin ISD and Cy-Fair ISD and has made several recent guest conducting appearances throughout the region and abroad, including the Sinfonietta Bratislava in Slovakia, and the San Pedro Sula City Chamber Orchestra in Honduras.

Dr. Bakenhus has also performed abroad with the NSU Faculty Woodwind Trio in Canada, Slovakia, England, and the Czech Republic. He regularly performs in orchestras throughout the Ark-La-Tex region, including the Shreveport, Longview, South Arkansas, and Texarkana Symphony Orchestras. In addition, he has participated in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute on Baroque bassoon, and has made recent appearances with the Baroque Artists of Shreveport, the Austin Baroque Orchestra, Ars Lyrica of Houston, the Houston Bach Society, and the Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined (Houston). He participated in the Twin Cities Baroque Institute in Minneapolis, where he studied with Jaap Linden, Marc Destrube, and harpsichord builder Ton Amil.


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A Contrast in Cultures

7:30PM Tuesday, Oct. 04, 2022
Mitchell Hall Theatre


A Contrast in Cultures

UCO Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Ralph Morris, Director
Dr. Emily Butterfield, Associate Director

UCO Chamber Orchestra
Dr. Hong Zhu, Director


PROGRAM

Tribe Among the Mountains for String Orchestra
Yuanlin Chen (b. 1947)
Earth Worship

UCO Chamber Orchestra

Symphony No. 2 in B minor
Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
Allegro

Karelia Suite for Orchestra, op. 11
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
      Intermezzo
Ballade
Alla Marcia

Finlandia, op. 26
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)


ORCHESTRA MEMBERS

UCO Chamber Orchestra

Violin I
Samuel Gilles
Yian Lu
Margaret Foster
Faith Clarke

Violin II
Madeline Bradley
Robbie DeWeese
Ashley Selby

Viola
Caleb Springer
Bradley Hemphill

Cello
Sophia Darvin
Trinity Davis
Sam Sahiar
Yasaman Seif

Double Bass
Joseph Tyler

UCO Symphony Orchestra

Violin I
Samuel Gilles
Madeline Bradley
Yian Lu
Robbie DeWeese
Anne Michelle Jean Baptiste 

Violin II
Faith Clarke
Adriana Medina
Azusena Gordillo
Ashley Selby
Abby Sewell
Sasha Gunderson

Viola
Caleb Springer
Chris Bobo
Bradley Hemphill
Katie Mckerlick
Elizabeth Ware

Cello
Trinity Davis
Sophia Darvin
Yasaman Seif
Valerie Ragon
Sam Sahiar
Ashley Haiges
Aria Hansen 

String Bass
Alexander Chapman
Cullen Smith

Flute/Piccolo
Naomi Tomko
Kayla Factor

Oboe/English Horn
Gerald Warlick*
Sara Roark
Noah Billingsley

Clarinet
Cristian Celis
Mikayla Walker         

Bassoon
Ryan Holcomb
Micah Adkins

Horn
Blake Sullivan
Rebecca Geitzenauer
Alex Lance Hamm
Melissa DeLeon
Derek Stills
Jesse Blomgren

Trumpet
Laila Martinez
Trevor Chandler
Ty Clifton

Trombone
Daniel Howard
Taelor Martin
Matt Card

Tuba
William Cagle

Timpani/Percussion
Michael Hill
Eric Sturgeon
Jonathan Haywood

Graduate Assistant
Yasaman Seif

*Guest Artist


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UCO Jazz Ensembles

Fall 2022 Jazz Ensembles

UCO Jazz Ensembles

7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2022

UCO Jazz Lab Special Guest:
Edmond Santa Fe High School Jazz Ensemble
Tony Romano, director

UCO Jazz Ensemble IV
Zac Lee, director

UCO Jazz Ensemble I
Brian Gorrell, director


7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022

UCO Jazz Lab Special Guest:
Edmond Memorial High School Jazz Ensemble
Jeff Jahnke, director

UCO Jazz Ensemble III
Ryan Sharp, director

UCO Jazz Ensemble II
Jeff Kidwell, director


MONDAY PROGRAM

Special Guest: Edmond Santa Fe High School
Tony Romano, director

Jazz Ensemble IV
Zac Lee, director

April in Paris—Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg
arr. Wild Bill Davis

Stompin’ at the Savoy—Edgar Sampson
arr. Bill Holman

I Left My Heart in San Fransisco—George Cory, Douglass Cross
arr. Quincy Jones

Moanin’—Bobby Timmons
arr. Quincy Jones

Jazz Ensemble I
Brian Gorrell, director

All of Me—Seymour Simons, Gerald Marks
arr. Thad Jones

Waltz for Debby—Bill Evans
arr. Don Sebesky

‘Round Midnight—Cootie Williams, Thelonious Monk
arr. Slide Hampton

Are You Going With Me?—Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays
arr. Bob Curnow

After You’ve Gone—Creamer, Layton
arr. Bill Holman

The Jody Grind—Horace Silver
arr. John Clayton


TUESDAY PROGRAM

Special Guest: Edmond Memorial High School
Jeff Jahnke, director

Jazz Ensemble III
Ryan Sharp, director

On the Street Where You Live—Frederick Loewe
arr. Bob Eberhart

Over the Rainbow—Harold Arlen
arr. Vince Norman

Teddy the Toad—Neal Hefti

Machito Forever—Tito

Jazz Ensemble II
Jeff Kidwell, director

Hot House—Tadd Dameron
arr. Vince Norman

Hay Burner—Sammy Nestico

Latin Dance—Bob Mintzer

Love for Sale—Porter
arr. Pete Myers


ENSEMBLE MEMBERS

JAZZ ENSEMBLE I
Alto Saxophone 1 – Sam Vaughn
Alto Saxophone 2 – Eric Neel
Tenor Saxophone 1 – Nicholas Cockerill
Tenor Saxophone 2 – Jeffrey Stevenson
Bari Saxophone – Matthew Stevenson
Trombone 1 – Naomi Wharry
Trombone 2 – Tyler Gitthens
Trombone 3 – Austin Oden
Bass Trombone – Ben Curtis
Trumpet 1 – Jack Cheatham
Trumpet 2 – Cameron Hadley
Trumpet 3 – Caleb Rollins
Trumpet 4 – Brock Lewis
Trumpet 5 – Cameron Cox
Piano – Tahlon Brahic
Guitar – Eric Wall
Bass – Nelson Gonzalez
Drums – Kyle Broadbooks

JAZZ ENSEMBLE II
Alto Saxophone 1 – Micah Adkins
Alto saxophone 2 – Jon Torres
Tenor Saxophone 1 – Jacob Marrow
Tenor Saxophone 2 – Ryan Holcomb
Bari Saxophone – Jacob VanMieghem
Trombone 1 – Collin Garrett
Trombone 2 – Daniel Howard
Trombone 3 – Hongyi Zhu
Bass Trombone – Mateo Rivera
Trumpet 1 – Ty Clifton
Trumpet 2 – Miranda Highby
Trumpet 3 – Kelton Lott
Trumpet 4 – Ryan Baber
Piano – 1 Matt Cheney
Piano 2 – Junrong Jiang
Guitar 1 – Braeden Jermain
Guitar 2 – Titus Ott
Bass – Aimee McRorie
Drums – Jonathan Haywood

JAZZ ENSEMBLE III
Alto Saxophone 1 – Haotian Sun
Alto Saxophone 2 – Richelle Zampella
Tenor Saxophone 1 – Brandon Stewart
Tenor Saxophone 2 – Bryanna Louch
Bari Saxophone – Kyle DeLozier
Trombone 1- Taelor Martin
Trombone 2 – Kayla Risner
Trombone 3 – Jessica Blomgren
Bass Trombone – Matt Card
Drums/Perc 1 – Cole Holleyman
Drums/Perc 2 – Cole Woodard
Trumpet 1 – Garrett Cox (Split Lead)
Trumpet 1 – Trevor Chandler (Split Lead)
Trumpet 3 – Nathan Bowen
Trumpet 4 – Clint Carr
Trumpet 5 – Tyson Lords
Piano 1 – Marcus Upshaw
Piano 2 – Yingshi Bu
Guitar 1 – Bishop Ward
Guitar 2 – Noble Harrison
Bass – Alex Chapman
Bass Observer – Jayce Christenson

JAZZ ENSEMBLE IV
Alto Saxophone 1 – Trey Pomeroy
Alto Saxophone 2 – Teddy Eastman
Alto Saxophone 3 – Ellie Lantange
Tenor Saxophone 1 – Jeron Fishburn
Tenor Saxophone 2 – Will McGinn
Bari Saxophone – Eli Hellstern
Trumpet 1 – Brett Lafal
Trumpet 2 – Kirk Guillory
Trumpet 3 – Edgar Jimenez
Trumpet 4 – Derreck Franklin
Trombone 1 – David Ballard
Trombone 2 – Garrett Carter
Piano 1 – Carlos Labrador
Piano 2 – Caden Lovelace
Guitar – Wyatt Manley
Guitar Observer – Perry Patterson
Bass – Cullen Smith
Bass Observer – Lance Hamm
Drums – Carl Corbitt
Vibes – Treven Cowherd
Student Teaching Assistant – Mason Longey


UCO Edmond Jazz Fest

UCO Jazz Fest Performance Schedule

7PM Wednesday, Sept. 28—Adam Larsen Quartet$15 Tickets Online

7PM Thursday, Sept. 29—Brian Gorrell and Jazz Company Jam Session—FREE Admission

7:30PM Friday, Sept. 30—Evening with Jazz Ensemble I: Celebrating 20 years at the UCO Jazz Lab—$40 Tickets Online

8:30PM Saturday, Oct. 1—Headliner: Jeffery Smith$45 VIP – $35 General Admission Available Online


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The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

College of Fine Arts and Design
UCO School of Music
UCO Musical Theatre
Present

The Wedding Singer
The Musical Comedy

Lyrics by
Chad Beguelin

Book by
Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy

Music by
Matthew Sklar

Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy
THE WEDDING SINGER is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Director
Steven Smeltzer

Music Director
Joe Fitzgerald

Choreographer
Steven Smeltzer

Scenic Designer
Kristy Benson

Costume Designer
Megan Ann Richardson

Lighting Designer
Jamison Rhoads

Sound Designer
Samantha Aldridge

Stage Manager
Alyssa Cargill


CAST

Robbie Hart
Lamar Burns / Zachary Wright

Julia Sulivan
Kendall McCollum / Maddie Walkley

Holly
Saoirse Ryhn / Baylee Fitzgerald

Linda
Sarah Zorn / Sophia Mullican

Sammy
Logan Vohs / Robert Valderas

Glen Guglia
Joel Stephens

George
Trey Bumpass / Ian Nance

Rosie
Hailey Hat / Emma Livingston

Angie
Ashlea Stewart

ENSEMBLE
Jesse Battice, Sia Baxter, Sara Draper, Emily Fabrega, Jenna Gaston, Teagan Jellison, Roberto Lopez Jr., Brenden McCarthy, Alex B. Mullings, Sarah Munsell, Heath Rawls, Colin Rizzo, Ashlea Stewart, Jules Straughn, Logan Wright

UNDERSTUDIES & SWINGS
(Understudies and swings never appear unless an announcement is made.)
Linda: Sia Baxter, Sammy: Roberto Lopez Jr., Angie: Alex Mullings, Rosie: Sarah Munsell, Holly: Morgan Paulson, Robbie: Heath Rawls, George: Colin Rizzo, Julia: Ashlea Stewart, Glen: Logan Wright
Swings: Morgan Paulson & Nolia Sweatt 


 Time: 1985
Place: Ridgefield, New Jersey

ACT I:
It’s Your Wedding Day
—Robbie and Company
Reception Hall

Someday—Julia and Company
Reception Hall

Awesome—Robbie, Julia
The Loading Dock

Someday (Robbie’s Reprise)—Robbie
Robbie’s Bedroom

A Note From Linda—Linda
Reception Hall

It’s Your Wedding Day (Reprise)—Robbie
Robbie’s Bedroom

Pop!—Julia, Holly, Angie, Glen and Company
Reception Hall/Restaurant

Somebody Kill Me—Robbie
Robbie’s Bedroom

A Note From Grandma—Rosie
Robbie’s Bedroom

Casualty of Love—Robbie, Losers and Company
Reception Hall

Come out of the Dumpster—Julia and Robbie
Loading Dock

Today You are a Man—Robbie, Sammy, George
Reception Hall

George’s Prayer—George
Reception Hall

Not That Kind of Thing—Robbie, Julia, Clerk, Mookie and Company
Galleria Mall

Saturday Night in the City—Holly, Robbie, Julia, Glen, Sammy, George and Company
The Club

THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION

ACT II:
Entr’acte—Orchestra

All About the Green—Glen, Robbie, and Company
Glen’s Office 

Someday (Julia’s Reprise)—Julia
Reception Hall

Right in Front of Your Eyes—Holly, Sammy and Men
Reception Hall

Single—Sammy, Robbie, George, Ricky, Bum and Men
The Bar

If I Told You—Robbie, Julia
Street/Julia’s Bedroom

Let Me Come Home—Linda
Robbie’s Room

If I Told You (Reprise)—Robbie, Julia
Reception Hall/Airport

Move That Thang—Rosie, George
Reception Hall

Grow Old With You—Robbie, Julia
The Little White House Wedding Chapel

It’s Your Wedding Day (Finale)—Company
Reception Hall


DIRECTOR’S NOTE

I am so pleased and thankful to be back in Oklahoma and at UCO once again. This time as guest director and choreographer of “The Wedding Singer” musical. “The Wedding Singer” takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit film with Drew Barrymore & Adam Sandler, “The Wedding Singer” is a musical ROM-COM love letter to the 1980s.

Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, and Julia Sullivan, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover their true destiny. The Wedding Singer’s sparkling new score does for the 80s what Hairspray did for the 60s and Grease did for the 50s!

Yes, there are adult themes and mild language, but nothing you haven’t seen on cable TV! The joy of the 1980s kitsch has a universal appeal for those who were there and for those who wish they had been. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years. It’s totally tubular.
Steven Smeltzer


ORCHESTRA

Conductor
Joe Fitzgerald

Keys 1
Joe Fitzgerald

Keys 2
Garett Christensen

Trumpet
Evelyn Talbot

Guitar
Than Medlam

Bass
Nelson Gonzalez

Drums
Peter Pollack

Percussion
Kevin Newsome


CAST BIOS

Jesse Battice (Ensemble) is a sophomore musical theatre major! “The Wedding Singer” is his third show at UCO and his main stage debut. His proudest theatre moment is having worked as a Production Assistant for Lyric Theatre’s World Premier Native American Musical “Distant Thunder.” Jess gives love to the entire cast, creative team and crew for this beautiful show! He would like to thank his friends, the entire UCO Faculty/Staff, Vocal Professor Dr. Kevin Eckard, The Rodriguez Family, The Gelona Family, The Hammett Family and most importantly his beautiful mother and two sisters. All glory to God.

Sia Storm Villalobos Baxter (Ensemble) is a sophomore musical theater major. She is so excited to perform in her first main stage UCO production, “The Wedding Singer”! Previous shows include the “New Bronco Showcase” And “Sister Act.” Sia wants to thank her family, friends and professors for all the love and support she has received while at UCO! She hopes you enjoy the show!
Sara Draper (Ensemble) is a transfer Musical Theatre major from Grove, Oklahoma. She made her UCO debut last spring, playing Yvette in the mainstage production of “Clue.” Sara is thrilled to be working with such a talented cast and crew. She would like to thank her parents for their continuous love and support and the UCO Musical Theatre Faculty for having confidence in her as an artist. Sara hopes you enjoy the show!

Emily Fabrega (Ensemble) is a junior musical theatre major at UCO. Some of her favorite past roles have included Bea in “Something Rotten,” Viola in “Twelfth Night” and Mary Poppins in “Mary Poppins.” Emily is so excited to have had the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast and crew. She would like to thank Steven Smeltzer and Joe Fitzgerald for this incredible experience. She would also like to thank her parents and friends for continuing to support her.

Baylee Fitzgerald (Holly) is so excited to be starting her senior year back on the Mitchell Hall stage, especially with a banger like “The Wedding Singer.” Baylee is a senior musical theatre major and currently studies voice under Dr. Marilyn Govich. Her favorite credits include Heather McNamara in “Heathers,” Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors,” Julie in “Theory of Relativity” and Heather in “American Idiot.” Baylee would like to thank her parents and boyfriend, Morgan for all their love and support. And as always, a special shoutout to her puppies, Beau and Hosnar!

Hailey Hatfield (Rosie) is a super senior UCO music theatre student and is so excited to finish up her time here with this incredible production! Her recent credits include Adelaide in MCT’s production of “Guys and Dolls,” as well as several UCO musicals and shows, such as Ensemble in “Nine,” Jan in “Grease!,” La Fee in “Cendrillon” and of course, Rambi in “Six Women with Brain Death.” She would love to thank Steven Smeltzer for always encouraging her to be her best, Dr. Eckard and Eric Grigg, for helping her voice grow, Logan Vohs for helping her keep a positive mindset, and, finally, her friends and family for their constant support!

Teagan Jellison (Ensemble) is thrilled to be in “The Wedding Singer”! This is her first mainstage show and she is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful cast of artists. Previously Teagan has been in a UCO production of “Sister Act” in the ensemble and as a cast member in the “New Broncho Showcase,” both directed by Kassie Carroll-Downey. She would like to thank Steven Smeltzer, Greg White and Dr. Herrington for believing in her talent and pushing her to grow as an artist. Finally, Teagan would like to thank her family for being so wonderful and supportive throughout her college career.

Emma Livingston (Rosie) is a senior musical theatre major and is so excited to be making her Mitchell Hall debut. You might have seen her recently as Sister Mary Patrick in “Sister Act” at the UCO Jazz Lab. She is forever grateful for her mom, Bennie, Gram and Landon. And of course, always grateful for her voice teacher, Tish Willis. @emmalivingston_

Roberto Lopez Jr. (Ensemble/ Sammy u/s) is a senior musical theatre major from Norman, OK. Previous credits include “Titanic the Musical” (Chorus) Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, “The Christmas Show 2022” (Chorale) Oklahoma City Philharmonic, “The Exonerated” (Doyle/ Male Ensemble #2) The Vanguart, “Sister Act” (Pablo), “RENT” (Paul/ Others), “Grease” (Swing) University of Central Oklahoma. He was also a member of the KD2 Dance company here at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Kendall McCollum (Julia) is a senior musical theatre major. She is so excited to perform on the Mitchell Hall stage again. You may have seen her as a swing in UCO’s “Grease”, in the ensemble of “Nine”, as Joanna in “The Theory of Relativity” and Sister Mary Lazarus in “Sister Act”. She studies voice under the wonderful Dr. Marilyn Govich. She thanks her parents, friends and dog Kaia for their love and support. She is so grateful for the opportunity to be part of such an amazing cast and show. She would like to thank everyone involved in this production!

Sophia Mullican (Linda) a senior musical theatre major, is so grateful to be performing on the Mitchell Hall stage again! Other UCO credits include “RENT” as Mimi Marquez and most recently “Sister Act” as Mother Superior. She would like to thank her director, friends and castmates for their hard work and for making this such a fun experience! Sophia loves her mom, girlfriend and cat. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Alex B. Mullings (Ensemble) is so excited to be returning to the historic Mitchell Hall! They are a recent Musical Theatre transfer, but this will be her third show with UCO MT. Some of her favorite past performances include “Peter Pan” (Peter Pan), “Sister Act” (Mother Superior), “The Drowsy Chaperone” (The Chaperone), “Mary Poppins” (Miss Andrew), “Chicago” (Matron “Mama” Morton), “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” (Woman 2), “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (Marcy Park) and “Heathers” (New Wave Girl). They would like to thank Steven and the cast of “The Wedding Singer” for creating such an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Ian Nance (George) is a current junior here at UCO, majoring in musical theatre performance. His goal with his degree is to go into film and perform at community theaters once he completes his degree. Ian has been in love with theater and his debut show as the Emperor in “Mulan Junior” at nine years old. One of his favorite shows he has been in was Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “CATS,” where he played sneaky Mungojerrie. He would like to thank his parents, Marquetta and Allen Vyce for supporting him and hopes to make them proud. He also wants to thank all his peers and staff for helping and encouraging him to become the man he is today.

Morgan Paulson (Swing) is a sophomore musical theatre major from Austin, Texas. She is studying voice with Dr. Molly Johnson and is beyond thankful to have had the opportunity to swing for “The Wedding Singer.” She debuted in the Jazz Lab show “Sister Act” last spring and you can see her there again in the upcoming Holiday show. She’s so thankful to her friends and family for their love and support as well as the staff at UCO because… love is what they do! She hopes you love “The Wedding Singer!”

Heath Rawls (Ensemble/Robbie Understudy) is a sophomore musical theatre major and a member of the DeMaio studio and is so excited to make his Mitchell Hall debut! Some favorite past roles include Bobby Strong “Urinetown,” Monty Navarro “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” and John Hinckley “Assassins.” He would like to thank his friends, his family and everybody involved with this show for all their support.

Saoirse Ryhn (Holly) is a junior musical theatre major at UCO and is ecstatic to be back at Mitchell Hall performing in “The Wedding Singer!” Her favorite credits include Charity in “Sweet Charity,” Margot in “Legally Blonde” and Cosette in “Les Miserable.” She’d like to thank her family and friends for being her biggest support system and the whole creative team for putting together such an amazing show!

Ashlea Stewart (Angie/Ensemble) is a senior musical theatre major from Norman, Oklahoma who studies voice with Dr. Marylin Govich. Her credits include Reno Sweeney “Anything Goes,” Ado Annie “Oklahoma!” and ensemble “Nine”. She would like to thank her family, friends and the amazing UCO faculty!

Jules Straughn (Ensemble/Dance Captain) is thrilled to bring this tubular musical to Mitchell Hall! She is a senior dance performance major at UCO, with an associate degree in musical theatre from Rose State College. Her favorite roles have been Olive Ostrovsky “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Anne Shirley “Anne of Green Gables” and Pippi Longstocking “Pippi Longstocking.” She would like to thank Steven Smeltzer, the cast and crew, Dr. Molly Johnson and her family.

Nolia Sweatt (swing) is from Bethany Oklahoma. Nolia is a sophomore at the University of Central Oklahoma studying musical theatre. She is currently studying voice with Dr. Herrington. Nolia is very excited to be a swing in “The Wedding Singer.” Last spring, she was ensemble in UCO’s production “Sister Act.” You can see Nolia this fall performing in UCO’s production of “The Coven.” Nolia would like to thank her loving friends and family for their support!

Robert Valderas (Sammy) is a sophomore musical theatre major from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He would like to thank God and his family for this awesome opportunity. He would also like to thank his fantastic voice professor Dr. Eckard for teaching him his technique. “The Wedding Singer” is his second role in a musical, as well as his UCO main stage debut.

Logan Vohs (Sammy) thanks his parents for always letting him pursue his dreams. He is also grateful for director Steven Smeltzer and his amazing work. Logan feels very blessed to be performing alongside such talented actors. Logan would also like to thank Hailey Hatfield for her constant support. Logan is excited to portray the character of Sammy and hopes you enjoy him as much as Logan has.

Logan Wright (Ensemble) is a senior musical theatre major and is currently studying voice with Dr. Rob Glaubitz. Since he’s been at UCO, he has played Mark in “RENT,” Lonny in “Rock of Ages,” Oscar in “Sweet Charity,” Curtis in “Theory of Relativity” and the ensemble of “Big Fish” and “Sweeney Todd.” He has also performed in the 2021 OKC Polar Express Train Ride. Logan would like to thank his friends and family for all of their love and support!

Sarah Zorn (Linda) is a senior musical theatre major studying voice with Dr. Marilyn Govich. She is thrilled to be a part of this incredible cast and crew. Her favorite credits are Constance in “Rock of Ages,” Nadjira in “The Apple Tree” and Ensemble in “Nine.” She would like to thank her Mom, Dad, twin brother and all of her wonderful friends for being her biggest supporters. She is ready to ROCK the Mitchell Hall stage in this crazy show! Signed, your pal, Linda.

Zachary Wright (Robbie Hart) is a transfer student in the Musical Theatre program here at UCO. Some of his past roles include Pharaoh in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Thomas Andrews in “Titanic: The Musical,” Barfee in “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and Quasimodo in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” He was last seen on the Mitchell Hall stage in the ensemble of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” He would like to thank his friends and family for supporting him in furthering his education and pursuing his dreams.

ARTISTIC STAFF BIOS

Samantha Aldridge (Sound Designer) is the current sound designer and engineer for University Productions at UCO. Samantha graduated from UCO with a B.F.A. in Theatre: Design and Technology with an emphasis in sound design and engineering. She’s done a lot of shows during her career and is excited to be working with Steven Smeltzer again! She plans to stick around Oklahoma for a while and mooch off of her parents as long as she can. If you are anyone other than her Mom still reading this right now then this smiley face if for you. 🙂 Every show is always dedicated to her family and her dog, Banjo.

Garett Christensen (Assistant Music Director) is a senior musical theatre major from Spiro, OK. He is making his debut as a pit musician playing keyboard. He began playing piano at the age of five when his grandmother put him into piano lessons. He began leading church worship and accompanying singers at the age of twelve and found a passion for collaborative piano. He currently studies collaborative piano with Dr. Sallie Pollack. He would like to thank Steven Smeltzer, Joe Fitzgerald, Alyssa Cargill, Mary Wierick, Eric Grigg, Dr. Pollack and Greg White for their hard work and collaboration on this project. Thank you to Mom and Dad for always loving and supporting me. He dedicates this show to his grandma who would be so proud of his musical journey. Past UCO credits include Steve in “Rent,” Ensemble in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and soloist in “Broncho MT Showcase.”

Anne Rhyne (Assistant Stage Manager) is so excited to have the opportunity to explore stage management for the first time alongside the UCO Musical Theatre department.  This is her third year at UCO, and she is a performance theatre major. She was most recently seen in APO’s musical production of “The Mad Ones” in March of 2021. She’d like to thank her family for their endless support, the cast for their dedication, and the crew for all their hard work.

Megan Ann Richardson (Costume Designer) is so excited to be designing the costumes for “The Wedding Singer.” This is her first musical at UCO. She also designed the costumes for the Kaleidoscope Dance concert last spring.  Megan is originally from upstate New York but her career in theatre has taken her all over the US.  Now she is thrilled to be working in the very vibrant theatre community here in Oklahoma!

Kristy Benson (Scenic Design) holds an MFA in Scenic Design from Illinois State University. In January 2015, she received the KCACTF Region III Theatrical Design Excellence Award for Scenic Design for my design of Water by the Spoonful. She then competed in the KCACTF national convention in Washington D.C. Kristy has previously been employed as an Assistant Scenic Designer for the Pacific Conservatory Theatre, the Scenic Designer and Paint Charge for Crossroads Summer Repertory, Stage Crew Apprentice for the Santa Fe Opera, and scene shop staff for Illinois State University and Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Her passion runs deep for the arts. Whether I work with theatre, studio art, or dance, I am always on the prowl for innovative inspiration and ideas. kristybensondesigns.com

Steven Smeltzer (Emeritus Instructor/Director/Choreographer) is very happy to be returning for a couple of months as part of the Central Musical Theatre faculty at UCO. Steven has spent much of the past 30 years as a professional performer, director, and choreographer in New York City as well as Nationally and Internationally. Since Steven came to UCO 12 years ago he has directed and choreographed “Grease,” “Hair,” “Whirling Winter Wonderlands,” “Chicago,” “6 Women with Brain Death,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Heavenly Holidays,” “Cabaret,” “Naughty & Nice & A Little Bit Nuts,” “A Chorus Line,” “The Full Monty,” “Working,” “Dido And Aeneas,” “Pippin,” “Christmas In The City,” “Once On This Island,” “Sing For Your Supper,” “Jerry’s Girls” and the Oklahoma premiere of “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” with Broadway Tonight and City Rep. Steven had the privilege to direct and choreograph the 1st National Tour of “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” which was also featured at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival in Scotland. Other credits include directing and choreographing “Into The Woods,” “Peter Pan,” “Seussical” (Summerstock Productions OK), “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (NYC), “Pirates of Penzance” (IA), “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (NYC), “Forever Plaid” (FL), “The Rocky Horror Show” (CT), the world premieres of “Over The Rainbow-The OZ Project” and “Finding Disneyland” (Sweden). In Europe, he directed and choreographed long-running productions of “Hair,” “The Golden Musicals of Broadway” (Jennifer Lopez’ first professional gig), and “The Best of Broadway.” Regionally he has directed and choreographed numerous productions of “Nunsense,” “A Chorus Line” and “West Side Story” among others.


PRODUCTION CREW

Director: Steven Smeltzer
Choreographer: Steven Smeltzer
Music Director: Joseph Fitzgerald
Assistant Music Director: Garett Christensen
Casting: Greg White, Eric Grigg, Mariann Searle
Dance Captain: Jules Straughn
Stage Manager: Alyssa Cargill
Assistant Stage Manager: Annie Rhyne
Faculty Stage Management Advisor: Jamison Rhoads
Scenic Designer: Kristy Benson
Technical Director: Patterson Allen
Assistant Technical Director: Christian Heffron
Scenic Paint Charge: Scott Roberts
Master Carpenter: Alyssa Cargill
Scene Shop Crew:  Lorenzo Butler, Gillian Andersen, Alyssa Cargill
Stage Crew: Tabbie Maben, Laila Farmer, Mariah Deere, Audree Nicholson
Properties Master: Gillian Andersen
Costume Designer: Megan Ann Richardson
Costume Shop Manager: Brian Butler
Costume Shop Employees: Alexis Gass, Kylee Vera, Riley Hall, Alejandra Carnero, Kennedy Hurst, Bonnye Payne, Lillie Taylor
Wardrobe Supervisor: Alexis Gass
Wardrobe Crew: Bailey Carpenter, Bonnye Payne
Lighting Designer: Jamison Rhoads
Master Electrician: Ellen Schmidt
Lighting Shop Employee: Samantha Cox
Light Board Operator: Samantha Cox
Follow Spot Operators: Madison Kelly, Roen Winters
Sound Designer/Sound Board Operator: Samantha Aldridge
Sound A2: Elyse Schmidt
Sound Shop Employees: Elyse Schmidt, Brayden Pogson
Production Manager: Latricia Taylor
Assistant Production Manager: Rox Allen Kerby
Front of House Manager: Matthew Fowler
Box Office Staff: Lamar Burns, Jenna Gaston, Leah Maier, Roberto Lopez Jr., Emma Livingston, Kody Clark, Jacey Nichole, Madeline Young


SPECIAL THANKS

Kassie Carroll Downey
Megan Clewell
Kelli Cormack
Eric Grigg
Michael Lomeka
Mariann Searle
Ryan Steer
Greg White


College of Fine Arts and Design
Charleen Weidell, Dean
Jill Priest, Associate Dean
Dr. Sandra Thompson, Interim Assistant Dean
Dr. Kato Buss, Interim Assistant Dean

School of Music
Dr. Robert Glaubitz, Director
Dr. Peggy Moran, Assistant Director

UCO Applied Voice Faculty
Dr. Kevin Eckard, Head of Vocal Arts Division
Megan Clewell, Adjunct Instructor of Vocal Coaching
Dr. Barbara Fox DeMaio, Associate Professor of Voice
Dr. Lani Garner, Vocal Music Education Coordinator
Dr. Rob Glaubitz, Director of UCO Opera
Dr. Marilyn Govich, Professor of Voice
Dr. Danielle L. Herrington, Assistant Professor of Voice
Dr. Mark Johnson, Adjunct Instructor of Voice
Dr. Molly Cason Johnson, Assistant Professor of Voice
Stephanie Keegan-Moring, University Choir Director
Dr. Karl Nelson, Director of Choral Studies
Mary Wierick, Adjunct Instructor of Voice
Tisha Willis, Adjunct Instructor of Voice

Music Theatre Division
Dr. Greg White, Musical Theatre Division Head
Kassie Carroll-Downey, Adjunct Instructor of Musical Theatre
Kelli Cormack, Musical Theatre Project/Production Coordinator
Elizabeth Dragoo, Adjunct Instructor of Musical Theatre
Sheri Hayden, Adjunct Instructor of Dance
Michael Lomeka, Instructor of Musical Theatre
Ryan Steer, Adjunct Instructor of Musical Theatre
Dr. Sandra Thompson, Professor of Musical Theatre
Billie Thrash, Instructor of Musical Theatre

Mitchell Hall Theatre
Latricia Taylor, Director of University Productions
Samantha Aldridge, Sound Engineer
Patterson Allen, Technical Director
Brian Butler, Costume Shop Manager
Matthew Fowler, Front of House Manager
Christian Heffron, Assistant Technical Director
Rox Allen Kerby, Manager of University Productions
Megan Richardson, Resident Costume Designer
Scott Roberts, Resident Scenic Designer
Ellen Schmidt, Master Electrician


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Faculty Artist Concert Series

Piano Potpourri: La Belle Époque

Faculty Artist Concert Series
Piano Potpourri: La Belle Époque
7:30PM Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022
UCO Jazz Lab


PROGRAM

Carmen Overture
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
arr. by Arnoldo Sartorio (1853-1936)

Linda Owen, Natalie Syring, Carrie Edwards

Mini lecture on La Belle Époque, part 1  — Danielle Herrington

Deux Morceaux pour Violin et Piano
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
    Nocturne

Theodora Morris, violin
Carrie Edwards, piano

Introduction et rondo, Op. 72
Charles-Marie Widor (1844 -1937)

Dawn Marie Lindblade-Evans, Clarinet
Sallie Pollack, piano

Elegie
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Tess Remy-Schumacher, cello
David Forbat, piano

Sonata for Flute and Piano No. 1
Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941)
    I.  Modéré – Allegretto vivo

Natalie Syring, flute
Chindarat Charoenwongse, piano

Intermission

Mini lecture on La Belle Époque, part 2  — Danielle Herrington

Sonata for Flute and Piano No. 3
Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941)
    II.   Intermède pastoral

Emily Butterfield, flute
Chindarat Charoenwongse, piano

Gentilles hirondelles
Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)

Soir d’hiver
Augusta Holmès (1847-1903)

Danielle Herrington, voice
Hwaju Lee, piano

Préludes, Book I
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    VIII. La fille aux cheveux de lin
    IX. La sérénade interrompue
    XI. La danse de Puck
    XII. Minstrels

Variations on a Theme from Bizet’s Opera “Carmen”
Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989)

Valery Kuleshov


FACS piano recital – French translation


Tonight’s FACS performance is sponsored by Margaret Brisch.

The UCO School of Music’s Faculty Artist Concert Series (FACS) showcases faculty musicians while also raising scholarship funds for UCO students. Proceeds from every performance generate scholarship funds to support UCO School of Music students in financial need.

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Faculty Artist Concert Series

Blue Blocks: A Tribute To Blue Note Records

Eric Grigg
7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022
UCO Jazz Lab


PERSONNEL

Brian Gorrell – saxophone

Zac Lee – trombone

Clint Rohr – trumpet

Eric Grigg – piano

Michael Geib – bass

David Bowen – drums


PROGRAM

Blues March
Benny Golson

Terpsichore
Herbie Nichols

West 22nd Street Theme
Bobby Hutcherson

Infant Eyes
Wayne Shorter

Fleurette Africaine
Duke Ellington

Buster Rides Again
Bud Powell

Sister Sadie
Horace Silver


This FACS performance is sponsored by Rob Glaubitz.

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Learn more about the UCO School of Music here.



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The New MT Broncho Showcase

MT New Broncho Showcase

UCO Musical Theatre presents
“The New Broncho Showcase: This is Our Story”
3 & 7 p.m., Sept.17, 2022
UCO Boathouse on the Oklahoma River


PROGRAM

We Start Today
Nathan, Daniel, Baily, Maddie, Avery, Sara, Ensemble

You Will Be Found
Noah, Baily, Alex, Kaia, Dancers: Elliana, James, Nathan, Grant, Daniel

So Much Better
Turner, Sara, Elaina, Avery, Lillie, Ensemble

Go The Distance
Baily

Sittin’ On The Dock of The Bay
Kaia

Oh What a Beautiful Morning
James

Up & Up
Grant, James

Don’t Rain on My Parade
Turner

Don’t Stop Believing
Alex, Ensemble

Out There
Grant

So Far Away
Lillie

Hero Is My Middle Name
Nathan, Sara, James

The Impossible Dream
Daniel

No One Is Alone
Nathan, Grant, Baily, Lillie

The Dog Days Are Over
Avery, Dancers: Elliana, Sara, Baily, Grant Daniel

Your Song
Elaina

Diva’s Lament
Noah

Moment by Moment
Noah, Alex, Daniel, Elaina, James, Kaia, Ensemble

Imagine
Maddie

This Is Our Story
Daniel, Turner, Maddie, Sara, Ensemble


PRODUCTION TEAM

Director
Kassie Carroll Downey

Assistant Director
Auburn Hilliard 

Music Director
Stephanie Keegan-Moring

Choreographer
Michael Lomeka

Production Stage Manager
Chloe Kenyon

Assistant Stage Manager
Trinity Snodgrass

Lighting Designer/Operator
Logan Corley

BAND

Piano
Stephanie Keegan-Moring
Don Clothier

Drums
Jonathan Haywood

CAST

Madelyn Arriola
Elm, TX

Nathan Bosworth
Oklahoma City, OK

Noah Cochran
Edmond, OK

James Coplen
Choctaw, OK

Kaia Crawford
Moore, OK

Sara Draper
Grove, OK

Grant Galloway
Broken Arrow, OK

Elliana Herr
Boca Raton, FL

Baily Hill
McKinney, TX

Daniel Johnson
Altus, OK

Elaina Lanthripe
Moore, OK

Alex Mullings
Edmond, OK

Avery Murphy
Allen, TX

Lillie Taylor
Independence, KS

Turner Tecmire
Fort Smith, AK


CAST BIOS

Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson is a freshman musical theatre major from Altus, Oklahoma. He graduated with the class of 2022. Daniel is excited to be making his entrance into UCO Musical Theatre with “The New Broncho Showcase: This is Our Story.” Some of Daniel’s previous roles include: Cornelius Hackle (Hello Dolly), Jack Kelly (Newsies), Charlie Brown (You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown), and Bert Healy (Annie). Daniel would like to thank his family for supporting him and giving him the courage to become who he is today.

Baily Hill

Baily Hill

Baily Hill is a transfer musical theatre student from Mckinney, Texas. She is thrilled to be part of “The New Broncho Showcase: This is Our Story.” Her previous credits include: Belle (Beauty and The Beast), Catherine (Pippin), and Cosette (Les Miserables). She is so grateful to her family for their unwavering support and to the entire UCO musical theatre faculty for providing her so many opportunities.

Alex B. Mullings

Alex B. Mullings

Alex B. Mullings is a new MT transfer! Some of their past performances include: Peter Pan (Peter Pan), Mother Superior (Sister Act), The Chaperone (The Drowsy Chaperone), Miss Andrew (Mary Poppins), Matron “Mama” Morton (Chicago), Woman 2 (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), Marcy Park (Spelling Bee), and New Wave Girl (Heathers). They made their UCO MT debut last spring as part of the chorus and beggar woman understudy in (Sweeney Todd). They will also be in in the ensemble (The Wedding Singer) at UCO in late September. They would like to thank Kassie, Stephanie, and the class of 2026 for being absolute dreams to work with!

James Coplen

James Coplen

James Coplen is so excited to be a musical theatre major at UCO! A huge fan of the program, James is ready to make his Broncho debut. His previous credits include: Jimmy Ray Dobbs (Bright Star) and Donkey (Shrek). In addition to theatre, James is a founding member of the OKC-based band “The Confused.” Playing piano since the age of 5, he is a multi-instrumentalist with 5+ instruments under his belt. James would like to thank his new MT family for accepting him with open arms. “Roll Chos’!”

Madelyn Arriola

Madelyn Arriola

Madelyn Arriola is a freshman musical theatre major from Elm, Texas, and is elated to be making her UCO debut in “The New MT Broncho Showcase: This Is Our Story.” Some favorite roles of hers have been Vanessa (In The Heights), Serena (Legally Blonde: The Musical), and Lucy the Dog (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane). She has been featured in a “BroadwayWorld” (Dallas) article promoting her performing company’s production of “In The Heights.” Madelyn would like to thank Kassie Carroll Downey and the whole of the UCO faculty for this wonderful opportunity, her family for their endless support, and her always-encouraging cast and crew for making this experience so magical.

Lillie Taylor

Lillie Taylor

Lillie Taylor is a freshman musical theatre major from Independence, Kansas. She is thrilled to be making her UCO performance debut in “The New MT Broncho Showcase: This Is Our Story.” Some of Lillie’s past credits include Billie Bendix (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Dorothy Gale (The Wizard Of Oz), & Laurey Williams (Oklahoma). She received the 2022 Music Theatre Wichita Jester Award and Scholarship for her portrayal of Katherine Plumber (Newsies). She would like to thank Greg White and the rest of the UCO MT family for allowing her to be a Broncho. She is also grateful to her parents for their overwhelming support.

Elliana Herr

Elliana Herr

Elliana Herr is a freshman musical theatre major from Boca Raton, Florida. She is beyond excited to be a part of “The New MT Broncho Showcase: This Is My Story.” Some of Elliana’s past credits include: Dance Captain/Ensemble (Urinetown), Dance Captain/Ensemble (Sister Act), Dance Captain/Ensemble (Urinetown) and Dance Captain/Cha Cha (Grease). She has been awarded female best dancer at the Cappie Awards and best ensemble actress at The Dream Awards. She would like to thank her family for their support, and the cast, crew and staff for all their hard work.

Sara Draper

Sara Draper

Sara Draper made her UCO debut last spring, playing Yvette in the mainstage production of “Clue.” Sara is grateful for the opportunity to be sharing her passion for art with such talented people. She would like to thank her parents for their constant love and support and the UCO Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre faculty for providing her with so many wonderful opportunities! You can see Sara in UCO’s upcoming production of “The Wedding Singer.” Enjoy the show!

Noah Cochran

Noah Cochran

Noah Cochran is a transfer to the UCO Musical Theatre program. He is so excited to be performing in “The New Broncho Showcase: This Is Our Story” with such a talented group of people. He made his UCO debut as the Beadle Understudy (Sweeney Todd) last semester. His previous credits include: Billy Cane (Bright Star), for which he was nominated for a Kelli O’Hara award, Mr. Mushnik (Little Shop Of Horrors) and Callahan (Legally Blonde). He would like to thank his family for their constant love and support, Greg White and Kassie Carrol Downey for the chance to study what he loves most. “Don’t be it – DREAM IT!” – The Rocky Horror Show

Turner Tecmire

Turner Tecmire

Turner Tecmire is a freshman musical theatre major from Fort Smith, Arkansas. Turner is making her UCOMT debut in this showcase! Some of her favorite roles have been Donna Sheridan (Mamma Mia), Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz) and Sarah Brown (Guys & Dolls). Turner won a National Youth Arts Award for best-supporting actress in a musical in 2021 as Marie/Fairy Godmother (Cinderella). She also placed 8th in the nation for Musical Theatre in high school the same year. Turner would like to thank the entire cast and crew for making her first UCO production so special and her parents for supporting this wild dream of hers!

Grant William Galloway

Grant William Galloway

Grant William Galloway is a freshman this year majoring in musical theatre. Hailing just a short two-hour drive from his hometown, Grant graduated from Broken Arrow High School in May of 2022. He was a member of Broken Arrow’s nationally ranking show choir, Tiger Rhythm, and also participated in a handful of school musicals. Among some of his proudest credentials, Galloway’s resume features productions such as 2 years of Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway Bootcamp,  Danny Zuko (Grease), and Billy Flynn (Chicago). Grant has also been awarded best performer at the Keller Texas Show Choir Invitational and the Kristin Chenoweth Excellence award at his high school. Although UCO was one of his top choices for a college education, with its growing reputation, opportunity, and offer of musical theatre via a BM as opposed to a BFA, Grant has stated that this program is more life-changing than he could have ever imagined. He’s eager to make his UCO debut in today’s show and cannot wait for the years to come.

Kaia Crawford

Kaia Crawford

Kaia Crawford is a freshman musical theatre performance major from Moore, Oklahoma. She is thrilled to be showcased in the incoming transfers and freshman showcase this year. Some of Kaia’s past credits include Pam Roebucker (Bottom of lake Missoula), Marcy Park, (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Megan Jones, (Puffs) and Sala Garncarz, (Letters to Sala). At the Oklahoma One-Act Competition at Tulsa’s Union High School, Kaia won best leading actress for her performance of Pam Roebucker. Kaia is grateful to be here and would like to thank all her supporters along the way. She can’t wait to spend the next four years learning and growing as an artist.

Avery Murphy

Avery Murphy

Avery Murphy is a freshman from Allen, Texas, and she is extremely excited to be a part of the showcase experience. Some of her favorite roles she has portrayed are Lavender (Matilda), Ermengarde (Hello, Dolly) and Gertrude in (Seussical). One of her favorite shows she’s done has been “Hope in the Heartland,” an original and professional Christmas musical originating from Texas. Avery is thankful for this unique compilation of iconic pop and theatre songs and would love to acknowledge the hard work put in by the cast, crew and directors.

Elaina Lanthripe

Elaina Lanthripe

Elaina Lanthripe is a junior transfer from Moore, Oklahoma. She previously studied vocal performance, and is so grateful to be making her UCO debut as a musical theater student in “The New Bronchos Showcase: This is Our Story.” She is a student of Dr. Danielle L. Harrington, and she won first place for underclassmen women in music theater in NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) competition in 2022. Some of Elaina‘s most memorable past credits include Cosette (Les Miserables), Babette (Beauty and the Beast) and sharing the stage with her father in “Mamma Mia!” She would like to thank her parents, sister, and boyfriend for forever supporting and encouraging her to pursue her dreams. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”

Nathan Bosworth

Nathan Bosworth

Nathan Bosworth is making his grand debut at UCO as a musical theater major with “The New Broncho Showcase: This is Our Story!” Regional theater: Alex (A conversation about nothing)(Alex), Beasts (Theseus), Coachella valley repertory theater, Les Miserables (Jolly), Palm Canyon theater. Other credits include: Shrek the musical, Lion King the Musical, Into The Woods, Chicago, A Christmas Carol, The Crucible, The Drowsy Chaperone, SpongeBob: the musical. Nathan is excited to work with a whole new cast at UCO, and would love to thank them for this new chapter of life!


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Faculty Artist Concert Series

FACS | “High, Low and Jazz!” New Music for Horn

Faculty Artist Concert Series (FACS)
High, Low and Jazz: New Music for Horn
Sept. 6, 2022
UCO Jazz Lab

Peggy Moran, horn
Hwaju Lee, piano

Michael Geib, bass
David Bowen, drums
Dennis Borycki, piano

Corna Cattiva:
Kate Pritchett
Mirella Gable
Angela Winter
Peggy Moran


Program

Sanskara
Stacy Garrop (b. 1969)

Peggy Moran, horn

Daydream
Amparo Edo Biol (b. 1988)

Autumn
Aliyah Qualls (b.1997)

River Melos
Andrea Clearfield (b. 1960)

Peggy Moran, horn
Hwaju Lee, piano

INTERMISSION

Old Country
Frank Glover (b. 1963)

Corna Cattiva
Michael Geib, bass
David Bowen, drums
Dennis Borycki, piano

Horn Quartet No. 1
Gina Gillie (b. 1983)

I.    Adagio and Allegro
II.   Andante
III.  Variations on Ich Schnell Mein Horn

Corna Cattiva


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Dr. Margaret Brisch Birthday Celebration and Concert

Dr. Margaret Brisch Birthday Celebration and Concert

Program August 26, 2022, 7:30pm
Happy Birthday, Dr. Margaret Brisch!
Guest Artists:
Stefanie Heinrich, baroque violin
Hermann Heinrich, baroque cello
Andreas Sagstetter, harpsichord

Brisch Center Team:
Dr. Danielle L. Herrington, soprano
Dr. Sallie Pollack, harpsichord
Dr. Hong Zhu, conductor

Violin 1
Stefanie Heinrich, concert master (guest artist)
Lu Deng, baroque violin
Faith Clarke, baroque violin
Allison Brighid Taylor, baroque violin
Violin 2
Maria Marcos, baroque violin (principal second violin)
Jose Batty, baroque violin
Chazlen Rook baroque violin
Raven A.  Cornman, baroque violin
Viola
Dr. Ralph Morris, baroque viola
Orlando Ramirez, baroque viola
Florence Danilov, baroque viola
Cello
Hermann Heinrich, baroque cello
Meryl Geib, baroque cello
Sam Powell, baroque cello
Dr. Tess Remy, baroque cello
Violone
Dr. Michael Geib, violone

Program

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)   Concerto grosso in G-Minor, op. 6, No. 8
1. Vivace: Grave. Arcate, sostenuto e come stà
2. Allegro
3. Adagio – Allegro – Adagio
4. Vivace
5. Allegro
6. Largo: Pastorale, ad libitum

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)     Concerto for two cellos and orchestra in G-minor, RV 531
1. Allegro

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) Sonata in D Major Op. 1 No. 4 HWV371: IV
1. Adagio
2. Allegro
3. Larghetto
4. Allegro

Michael Haydn (1737-1806) Divertimento in C major for violin, cello and violone

1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Menuet and Trio
4. Finale: Presto

SHORT INTERMISSION

Johann Kaspar Ferdinand Fischer (1656-1746) Musicalischer Parnassus for harpsichord solo
1. Praeludium harpeggiato
2. Allemande
3. Chaconne

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) “Spietati, io vi guiari” from Rodelinda

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017
1. Largo
2. Allegro
3. Adagio
4. Allegro

Faculty Artist Concert Series

FACS | Tess Remy-Schumacher, ASA Album Release Concert

Faculty Artist Concert Series (FACS)
ASA Album Release Concert: In Memoriam
August 30, 2022
UCO Jazz Lab

Tess Remy-Schumacher, Cello
David Forbat, Piano
Ben Davis, Piano (Mendelssohn)
Xinyu Pan, Voice


Program

Kitt Wakeley
ASA (Electronica Remix and Cello) (recording) *

Kitt Wakeley
ASA For Cello Solo *
Dedicated to the Foster Children of the World in memoriam Lynn Harrell April 22, 2020

Michael Hoppe
Some Other Time For Carl Sandburg for Cello and Piano

Charles Henning
Passage For Cello Alone: Soli Deo Gloria *
Five Verses:
Slow and chant like, very free
Moderately, brighter feel
Slow, misterioso
Slightly faster, uneasy feel
Faster, but not too much-Like a Chorale-Tempo I

Bryan Mitschell
The Artist In The Family *

Samuel Magrill
Beethoven Deconstructed For Cello Solo *

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Sonata For Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 65
Largo
Dedicated to Ma                                            

L. Keith White/ Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude From Suite For Cello Solo, BWV 1007, with added Electronic By L. Keith White (recording) *

Intermission

Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007)
Moderato For Cello Solo
Dedicated to David

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1947)
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 58
1.     Allegro Assai Vivace
2.     Allegretto Scherzando
3.     Adagio
4.     Molto Allegro e Vivace

*Premiere Performance

CDs are available for a donation of your choice to the UCO Drs. Horst und Susanne Remy- Marjie and David Morris Scholarship to benefit Foster Youth.


Program Notes and Biographies

 

 Kitt Wakeley

As the latest inductee into the Indie Music Hall of Fame, and with a fearless, unapologetic approach to life and career, Kitt has developed a reputation in the industry for being able to create and capture an emotional melody for any setting, whether he is writing and producing for himself, other artists, TV, film or trailers.
He has developed a reputation for creating a hybrid of orchestra, rock, EDM and piano, resulting in a cinematic epic vibe that evokes a variety of emotions. With the success of his album “Midnight in Macedonia”, Kitt’s follow-up album “Symphony of Sinners and Saints”, promises to surpass the expectations of his fans. Recorded with the London Philharmonic and London Voices at Abbey Road Studios, the album also includes featured artists such as Joe Satriani, Paige Harwell, Brent Berry and Ryan Miller.
“Midnight in Macedonia” has received worldwide acclaim. The album was recorded with the award-winning Macedonia Orchestra and Choir, along with a myriad of other notable talents from around the world. In all, 5 different Grammy winners participated in the project. Currently, the album has had over one million streams on various platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and more; and ended up on the Grammy ballot in four different categories.
During his live performances, Kitt likes to seduce the audience into an emotional journey and appeal to as many senses as possible. With epic music, video, lights, special effects, and his engagement with the audience via monologues throughout the performance, no one leaves disappointed.
When Kitt isn’t writing for himself, he is producing pop, rock and country for other artists which are featured on various streaming sites and retail outlets. He finds satisfaction in seeing or hearing the appreciation and excitement of the artists when he has finished a project on their behalf. Finding himself in high demand, he’s been fortunate to pick the kinds of projects to produce on his terms.
Working with musicians from around the world allows him to collaborate with those who provide the same magic for the biggest artists in the industry These names include Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Motley Crue, Michael Jackson, Eminem, Steve Vai, Dr. Dre and many more.

ASA is dedicated to the Foster Children of This World, In Memoriam Lynn Harrell, April 27, 2020.

 

Michael Hoppé

Michael Hoppé is a GRAMMY-nominated composer with exceptional melodic talent and distinctive evocative style. He has an extensive background in both pop and classical music which his recordings reflect.
Hoppé’s music is performed and heard internationally including HBO’s “The Sopranos”, Oprah Winfrey Show, Michael Moore’s documentary “Sicko”, David Volach’s “My Father, My Lord”, “Misunderstood” (starring Gene Hackman), and the multi-award winning short “Eyes of the Wind” which reached the Oscar nomination shortlist.
Also, there are over 9,000 videos utilizing his music on YouTube.
His music is extensively used by such renowned authors/teachers as the celebrated environmentalist Jane Goodall, Julia Cameron (“The Artist’s Way”), Sarah Breathnach (“Simple Abundance”), Robert Cooper (“The Emotional Intelligence”), and others, in their workshops.
Hoppé’s music has been recorded by a variety of singers and instrumentalists including Vangelis, the Prague Symphony, Tim Wheater, Martin Tillman, Zamfir, Frank Mills, Eliza Gilkyson, Cecilia, Louise Di Tullio, Lou Anne Neill, Eugene Fodor, Lily Haydn, Heidi Fielding, Dwain Briggs, Alyssa Park, Libbie Jo Snyder, Mitsuki Dazai, Joe Powers, AnDee Compton, Giuditta Scorceletti, Janinto, Pedro Cartas, David Mendoza, Alfredo Muro and others.
His endeavors in the music industry have brought him several gold and platinum records, and “The Yearning” won “CD OF THE YEAR”, and “Afterglow” was voted Best Album for the Crossroad Music Award, for the AFIM Award, and featured as a pick in The OprahMagazine in 2013.
Also “The Lover “won the visionary Award, and Hoppé’s GRAMMY Award-nominated CD “Solace” was featured in Clint Eastwood’s ‘Flags of our Fathers’ documentary. “Solace” was also voted as “30 Greatest New Age Albums of All Time” by the influential New Age Review.
After “How Do I Love Thee?” an album of love poems narrated by Michael York, Hoppé recorded “Requiem”, a solo piano album “Romances”, and “Nostalgie” Romances for Harmonica featuring Joe Powers.
Hoppé has performed in Korea numerous times and performed his Requiem in Prague.
He scored the multi-award-winning Short Film “Nous Deux Encore” which won the Best Score Award at the International Monaco Film Festival. The music features Mitsuki Dazai the virtuoso koto player with whom Hoppé produced “Far Away…” Romances for Koto.
Recent releases include “Nightingale” songs sung by Giuditta Scorceletti, “Serenity” Viola and Keyboard Improvisations with Harold Moses, (2014 Top Pick by reviewer Kathy Parsons, and Best album 2014 New Age Review), “Grace” (2013 Top Pick by reviewer Kathy Parsons)“Tapestry”, and “Prayers-A Personal Selection” (Audie Award nomination) read by Michael York, and “Café Champagne” (performed and arranged by Scarlet Rivera and Tommy Eyre)Previously, Hoppé founded InterConnection Resources, a music business consultancy.  He was also a senior executive at PolyGram responsible for signing such diverse talents as Vangelis, Kitaro, The Who, Jean-Michel Jarre and ABBA to the label.
Recent releases include “Amistad”, and an album of choral works “Peace & Reconciliation” performed by the Sedona Academy of Chamber Singers, and the Tetra String Quartet, conducted by Ryan Holder (Top Pick by reviewer Kathy Parsons).
“Some Other Time” was written for cellist Martin Tillmann as part of “Poet”, a cycle of soulful Romances” for Cello and Piano. Each Romance individually is dedicated to a celebrated poet and was inspired by one of their poems. “Some Other Time” was written for Carl Sandburg.

 

Charles Henning

​Charles Henning was born in 1993 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. His interest in music began at age 16 while living in Oklahoma when he began to learn the viola. Charles attended The University of Central Oklahoma where he studied under Dr. Ralph Morris, Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher, and others before transferring to New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he completed his music education degree in viola under Mr. Jorge Martinez-Rios.
​Charles is a lover of historically informed performance practices, and during his education at UCO served as president of the Brisch Center for Historical Performance Student Activity Group. His musical interests include works of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods in addition to the more recent music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His favorite composers include Joseph Haydn, Antonio Vivaldi, and especially J.S. Bach. Along with these well-known composers, Charles enjoys rediscovering the music of lesser-known and even anonymous composers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Charles also enjoys popular genres such as “Old-time” fiddle music. He plays the fiddle and has competed in fiddle contests in Lovington, New Mexico.
​Compositionally, Charles enjoys writing music for the viola as well as for other instruments such as cello and flute. He most enjoys writing unaccompanied solo works, because of the liberty of expression allowed to an individual musician and the direct connection between the player and the listener. Although born into the Baptist tradition, Charles is now an ardent Confessional Lutheran and draws much inspiration from scripture and the traditions of the Church. Hymn-writing is another of his favorite compositional outlets.
​When not involved in musical activities, Charles enjoys studying history, poetry, woodworking, and outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and hiking. In more recent years, He has also begun to study historical fencing, learning and using techniques found in medieval and renaissance manuals of arms.

Passage For Cello Alone: Five Verses
Compositional Process
​When composing “Passage” Henning converted text into a tone row by using a specialized process of his own design. The technique involves numbering the twenty-six letters of the alphabet in base 7 and then converting the resulting numbers into one of the seven interval classes.
​Unlike counting in Base 10, where one uses ten Arabic digits (0-9) that signify numbers in places based on multiples of 10, Base 7 uses seven digits to signify numbers in places based on multiples of seven. In Base 7 one would write count to ten likewise:
1 2 3 4 5 6 10 11 12 13
​The importance of numbering the alphabet in this way is because it assigns each letter of the Latin alphabet one or two of the Arabic digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. These digits then correspond to an interval class in Musical Set theory. Given a text and a starting note, the composer is provided a tone row that is the basis for the composition.  Below is a reference table of the twenty-six letters of the Latin alphabet assigned a number in base 7.
A 1​B 2​C 3​D 4​E 5​F 6​G 10​H 11​I 12​J 13​K14​L 15​M 16
N 20​O 21​P 22​Q 23​R 24​S 25​T 26​U 30​V 31​W 32​X 33​Y 34​Z 36
​The chosen text is written out and the proper numbers are assigned. The resulting row is then realized as intervals according to interval class as described in Music Set Theory. Below is a table of the digits as they relate to interval class.
0 perfect Unison, perfect octave​​1 minor second, major seventh​
2 major second, minor seventh​​3 minor third, major sixth
4 major third, minor sixth​​5 perfect fourth, perfect fifth
6 tritone
Thus, the name “Bach” would be rendered in this system as:
2 1 3 11
As in most other forms of serialism, the composer has the freedom to choose note duration, dynamics, and other musical qualities in addition to the starting note. In this system, he also chooses which of the two intervals in the interval class to use (for example, for a 1, either a minor second or a major seventh is permissible) and whether to go higher or lower in pitch. If the composer started on the note C5, the name “Bach” might be musically rendered as such:
A short row such as this can also be used as the basis for a tonal composition or input into a matrix.  The Text used for “Passage for ‘Cello Alone” was taken from The King James Bible, the Gospel of St. John verses one through five. At times the line was “broken” and restarted on a different pitch for musical reasons. The text is presented below:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”

 

Bryan Mitschell

Bryan Mitschell is a professional sound technologist and a new music composer and songwriter in the Oklahoma City area. His poetry has been published in numerous creative writing journals across the United States, and through his songwriting endeavors, he specializes in compelling lyricism. A classically trained percussionist, Bryan has sat behind a drum set for numerous performing groups spanning from traditional country to aggressive punk rock, but ultimately would earn his master’s degree in music production from the nationally proclaimed jazz studies programs at the University of Central Oklahoma. He serves as an Oklahoma City Chapter Coordinator for the Nashville Songwriters Association International and actively writes music for pitch to a major label and indie artists alike. His songs have been recognized for NSAI’s “Ones-To-Watch” list five times between 2019-2021, and three times in the same period for the “Most Wanted” list on SongTown, another global trade association for songwriters. Bryan enjoys attending music industry conferences all over the country and has had the good fortune to shake hands with hit songwriters from a myriad of musical genres.” 

The Artist In the Family
Music and lyrics by Bryan Mitschell, © 2021, Armchariot Music (ASCAP).  All rights reserved / Used by permission.
The Artist in the Family is an homage to my mother and the influence she had on my musical development when I was a child.  Despite no one in the family being a musician, we had an upright piano in the house where I grew up, and the first song I ever composed in my head was one I pecked out on that piano.  I would play it from memory on quiet days and my mother, so encouraging, would tell me every time how much she loved it, which gave me great pride.  And it was my mother who, without hesitation, turned the car around one day when we passed a garage sale and I hurriedly asked her if we could buy that ramshackle burgundy-colored drum set I saw sitting sadly on the grass.  It’s hard to know how pivotal those moments of support may have been for me, but The Artist in the Family explores my suspicion that they were life-defining.  Enshrined in this piece is the original melodic theme from that first childhood composition she was so fond of.

All of my loved ones, they swear I have a gift
But no one knows why
I’m from a long line of tradesmen…
Down-to-Earth, uninspired

They think I’m a mystery:
The artist in the family
Only one so it seems
But that voice in my mind’s eye
It’s an aria and it’s not mine
She sings

Memories of Mom like a warm snow
That falls in my ears
Echo of words, they still sound so clear

Mom never did get all the credit she deserved
Of that I’m sure
She had a kid for a canvas
And I?  I had her

If it’s “nature versus nurture”
As to which one grows our wings…
The world circles like a music box
When our mothers wind the spring

So, all of my loved ones, you’re so right, it’s a gift
But not the innate kind
Mine was a seed that was planted
Given ground, given sky

Am I really such a mystery
If an artist in the family
Preceded me?
This life’s a pretty painting
I can call it “mine”
But there’s my Mom’s name
At the bottom-right

They say I’m an anomaly
The artist in the family
But it’s not only me
Cuz that voice in my mind’s eye
It’s an aria and it’s not mine
She sings

 

Samuel Magrill

Samuel Magrill is a coordinator of Graduate Studies, Professor of Music and a Composer-in-Residence in the School of Music at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he has taught music theory and composition since 1988. Previously, he taught at the University of Wyoming and California State University, Long Beach. He obtained his Bachelor of Music in Composition from Oberlin Conservatory and his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Composition from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Magrill has written more than one hundred compositions for a variety of instruments, from solo piano and chamber music to choir, wind ensemble and symphony orchestra. His works have been performed throughout the United States and abroad and at many regional and national conferences including the Society of Composers, Inc., the National Flute Association, the North American Saxophone Alliance and the College Music Society. His CDs include electro-acoustic music (“The Electric Collection”), his four operas, wind symphony compositions (“Oklahoma Bandscapes”), and collections of music for cello and other instruments.  He has received numerous awards and commissions, including ones from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Music Center, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the Illinois Arts Council, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), the Oklahoma Music Teachers’ Association, the American Composers’ Forum’s Continental Harmony Program and faculty research grants and merit credit awards from the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Magrill is also an active collaborative pianist.
Recent compositions include “Concerto fantastique” for solo flute and chamber orchestra (2017) written for Mira Magrill and the Chelsea Symphony (2017); “Five Bagatelles” for flute, violin, cello and piano (2018) written for brightmusic; “Destiny 31.89” for alto flute (2019) written for Mira Magrill; and “Out of Thyme” for one piano, six hands (2019) written for the 100th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Pianists’ Club.

Celloklavier: Beethoven Deconstructed (2020)       
Early in 2020, Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher asked me to write a composition for solo cello commemorating Beethoven’s 250th birthday.  I proceeded to write a composition reminiscing about Beethoven’s five sonatas for violoncello and piano. These works are not really duets but trios—the cello part, the piano right hand and the piano left hand. The familiar melodies are played by the right hand of the piano and the solo cello. I thought that taking snippets of the neglected left hand of the piano and setting it for solo cello would be an interesting project, thus creating a “Celloklavier” as it were. To celebrate all of Beethoven’s cello sonatas, I systematically used material from all five chronologically starting with the first. Each sonata is sampled backwards with the last movement first. Instead of a work for violoncello with piano accompaniment, this work is for solo cello playing the accompaniment, that is, that the accompaniment has become the solo. As one listens to material from all five of Beethoven’s cello sonatas together, one hears new motives in consistencies which, through deconstruction, create a larger unity. The work is a rhapsodic homage to Beethoven on his 250th birthday.

 

L. Keith White

Dr. Keith White is a composer of electro-acoustic music, electronic music, performance art and multimedia compositions. His “Vital Signs” series, of which there are five, have been performed throughout the United States. The pieces include actors, dancers, painters, sculptors, musicians, and electronic tracks. He has most recently been a featured composer at the “International Electronic Barn Dance Festival” in Jacksonville, Florida. He was also a composer in residence at Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China during their 55th-year anniversary celebration. He is currently a Professor of Music at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Prelude From Suite For Cello Solo, BWV 1007, With Added Electronic
When asked to add electronics to Bach’s 1st suite for Cello for a collaborative concert of historically performed music and electronics, I was skeptical. How could electronics be added to Bach and not interfere with the musicality of Bach? With a little encouragement, I agreed to try. I used Pro Tools with a Zebra II plug-in to create the electronic tracks. I have been assured that Bach is smiling.


The UCO School of Music’s Faculty Artist Concert Series (FACS) showcases faculty musicians while also raising scholarship funds for UCO students. Proceeds from every performance generate scholarship funds to support UCO School of Music students in financial need.

To make an additional tax-deductible donation to the School of Music, visit centralconnection.org/facs and scroll to the bottom of the page.


The New Central Arts Card. Developing the Arts and Building Community.

Get discounts on the things you love while supporting the next generation of artists, designers & performers at UCO.

The Central Arts Card is a fundraising effort benefiting UCO’s College of Fine Arts and Design and a community outreach effort. As a cardholder, your donation supports the arts and grants you discounts at our partner organizations. Visit go.uco.edu/cac to learn more!

Partner Organizations

Blue J’s Rockin’ Grill — 10% off purchases*

Commonplace Books — 10% off purchases*

Edmond Historical Society & Museum — 10% off gift shop purchases / 1 free admission to “1940s RadioTheatre” show*

Edmond Fine Arts Institute — 10% off classes*

UCO Jazz Lab — $5 off select productions (see a list of qualifying UCO events below)*

Mitchell Hall Theatre — 10% off select productions (see a list of qualifying UCO events below)*

Mt Everest Cuisines — 10% off purchases over $20 / Free drinks on purchases over $30*

School of Rock — $50 off first-month private lessons enrollment. $75 off first-month group or lesson+group enrollment*

This is just the beginning! Our list of partner organizations in this new program is growing every week.
*Some restrictions may apply. Contact the partner organization for additional details.