Category: UCO

Fall Percussion Consort Concert

7:30PM Dec. 4, 2022
Mitchell Hall Theatre


UCO Percussion Consort Concert

UCO Symphony Orchestra
Bill Repavich, Director


PROGRAM

Quartz City
David Johnson

Mike Hill, soloist

Conversation for Two Tambourines
Bobby Lopez

Maid with the Flaxen Hair
Claude DeBussy
Arr. Michael Boo

The Whole Toy Laid Down
Dave Hollinden

Home by Sundown
Ralph Hicks

Minuano
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
Arr. Bob Curnow


PERCUSSION CONSORT MEMBERS

Trey Brabham
Yukon

Kyle Broadbooks
Claremore

Treven Cowherd
Edmond

Jonathan Haywood
Tulsa

Mike Hill
Broken Arrow

Cole Holleyman
Edmond

Zach Kimber
Piedmont

Jimmy Miller
Cashion

Katelynn Moore
Edmond

Eric Sturgeon
Edmond

Liam Wyler
Edmond


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Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

7:30PM Dec. 6, 2022
Mitchell Hall Theatre


UCO Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert

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

Soloists
Dr. Hong Zhu, Violin
Dr. Dawn Lindblade-Evans, Clarinet


PROGRAM

Overture on Three Russian Themes
Mily Balakirev (1837-1910)

Concerto for Violin, Clarinet, and Orchestra
James Niblock (1917-2018)
Allegro Moderato
Adagio
Allegro

L’Arlesienne Suites
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Overture
Minuetto
Adagietto
Carillon
Farandole


SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MEMBERS

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
Colin Aberson
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

Harp
Chelsea Bushong*

Flute/Piccolo
Naomi Tomko
Kayla Factor

Oboe/English Horn
Gerald Warlick*
Sara Roark

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
Tyson Lords

Trombone
Daniel Howard
Taelor Martin
Matt Card

Tuba
William Cagle

Timpani/Percussion
Michael Hill
Eric Sturgeon
Jonathan Haywood

Graduate Assistant
Yasaman Seif

*Guest Artist


GUEST SOLOIST BIO

Dr. Hong Zhu, is a tenured full professor of violin and chamber music, string division head, director of the chamber orchestra, and member of the Brisch Center for Historic Performance at the University Central Oklahoma.  He is also a tenured member at the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.  Dr. Zhu received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in music performance at Michigan State University, and Bachelor’s degree at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing China.

As a member of the Chinese Youth String Quartet, he won the Yehudi Menuhin Award at The Second England International String Quartet Competition.  He accepted the assistant professor position at his alma mater, the Central Conservatory of Music, as soon as he completed the Bachelor’s degree there. During his tenure at the Central Conservatory of Music, with three other faculty members as the Peking Piano Quartet, they received grants from Australia Government to study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for two years, as exchange students and performed around the country, including the Sydney Opera House. He was promoted to lecturer position (a position that is between assistant professor and associate professor in China) at the Central Conservatory of Music, after returning from Australia

Dr. Zhu has been invited to perform as a soloist with the Bangkok National Symphony Orchestra in Thailand, the Chihuahua Philharmonic Orchestra in Mexico, the Marquette Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, the Oklahoma City Community Orchestra, the Oklahoma Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra. He has also served as concertmaster and guest concertmaster at the Midland Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra in Kentucky, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra in Colorado and Lawton Symphony Orchestra.

As a well experienced violin teacher, Professor Zhu has also taught in University of Michigan- Flint, Flint Institute of Music, and Murrey State University.  Many of his students have won awards in various of music competitions at the state and international levels.  He has been invited to give master classes, judge competitions and perform in European and Asian countries.

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Dawn Marie Lindblade-Evans, D.M.A., Professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, joined the faculty in the fall of 2011. She also teaches for Clarinet Pro Workshops with Executive Director, Julie Linder. She has previously held positions at Southeastern Louisiana University and the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music.

An active chamber musician, she is currently a member of the Lupine Trio (Hong Zhu, violin and Sallie Pollack, piano), and the Otis Trio (Tess Remy-Schumacher, cello and Sallie Pollack, piano). In 2016, she toured China and performed with the Sugar Fish Reed Trio and taught classes in Guangzhou, Chengdu and Beijing. In 2019 she concertized with colleagues in Bangkok, Thailand. Most recently, the Otis Trio concertized through Germany and Montenegro in the summer of 2022.

Conference performances include the International Clarinet Association’s ‘Clarinetfest’, the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, College Music Society National and Regional Conferences, and the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference. Dawn is currently the Oklahoma state chair for the International Clarinet Association.

Lindblade-Evans studied with renowned pedagogues Dr. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Dr. James Gillespie and Dr. Kimberly Cole-Luevano.

Dawn Marie Lindblade-Evans is a Selmer Paris/Conn Selmer artist and performs on Seles Présence clarinets. Dawn Marie is also a Performing Artist  for D’Addario & Company and performs exclusively on Reserve and Reserve Classic reeds, and plays the Reserve clarinet mouthpiece (X15E).


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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)*

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Winter Choir Concert

7:30PM Dec. 3, 2022
Mitchell Hall Theatre


UCO Winter Choral Concert

University Choir
Stephanie Keegan-Moring, Director
Hwaju Lee, Piano

Cantare
Dr. Molly Johnson, Director
Dr. Karl Nelson, Director
Hwawju Lee, Piano

Cantilena
Dr. Molly Johnson, Director
Luis Vasquez, Assistant Director
Hwawju Lee, Piano

Concert Chorale
Dr. Karl Nelson, Director
Keegan Rose, Assistant Director
Rondal Wallace, Piano


PROGRAM

Dona Nobis Pacem
Anonymous

Combined Cantilena & Cantare

Translation: Give Us Peace

I know about love the way the fields know about light,
the way the forest shelters us.

We are vulnerable like an infant.
We need each other’s care or we will suffer.
How will you ever find peace
unless you yield to love?

There are beautiful, wild forces within us.
Let them turn millstones inside
filling bushels that reach to the sky.

O wondrous creatures,
by what strange miracle
do you so often not smile?

My soul is a candle that burned away the veil;
only he glorious duties of light I now have.
The soul is a candle that will burn away the darkness;
only the glorious duties of love we will have.
Tenderly, I now touch all things,
knowing one day we will part.

What keeps us alive, what allows us to endure?
It is the hope of loving, of being loved.
We weep when light does not reach our hearts.
We wither like fields if someone close does not rain their kindness upon us.
My soul has a purpose,
it is to love.

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
(Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord,)
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
(and let perpetual light shine upon them.)
Te decet hymnus, Deus in Sion,
(A hymn befits thee, O God in Zion.)
et tibi redetur votum in Jerusalem;
(and to thee a vow shall be fulfilled in Jerusalem.)
exaudi orationem meam,
(Hear my prayer,)
ad te omnis caro veniet.
(for unto thee all flesh shall come.)
Requiem.
(Rest.)

Kyrie eleison.
(Lord have mercy.)
Christe eleison.
(Christ have mercy.)
Kyrie eleison.
(Lord have mercy.)

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus,
(Holy, Holy, Holy,)
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
(Lord God of Hosts.)
Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua.
(Heaven and earth are full of thy glory)
Hosanna in excelsis.
(Hosanna in the highest)

Lacrimosa dies illa
(O how tearful that day,)
Qua resurget ex favilla,
(on which the guilty shall rise)
Judicandus homo reus.
(from the embers to be judged.)
Huic ergo parce, Deus.
(Spare them then, O God.)
Pie Jesu Domine,
(Merciful Lord Jesus,)
dona eis requiem. Amen.
(grant them rest. Amen.)

Pie Jesu Domine,
(Merciful Lord Jesus,)
Dona eis requiem.
(grant them rest.)

Agnus Dei,
(Lamb of God,)
Qui tollis peccata mundi,
(who takest away the sins of the world,)
Miserere nobis.
(grant them rest.)
Agnus Dei,
(Lamb of God,)
Qui tollis peccata mundi,
(who takest away the sins of the world,)
Dona nobis pacem.
(Give us peace.)

Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine
(May light eternal shine upon them, O Lord,)
Cum sanctis tuis in aeternum:
(in the company of thy saints forever and ever;)
quia pius es.
(for thou art merciful.)
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine;
(Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord,)
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
(and let perpetual light shine upon them.)

In paradisum deducant te Angeli;
(May the angels lead you into paradise;)
in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres,
(May the Martyrs welcome you upon your arrival,)
et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem
(and lead you into the holy city of Jerusalem.)
Chorus angelorum te suscipiat,
(May a choir of angels welcome you,)
et cum Lazaro, quondam paupere,
(and, with poor Lazarus of old,)
aeternam habeas aeternam habeas requiem.
(may you have eternal rest.)

The Hope of Loving
Jake Runestad

I. Yield to Love
II. Wild Forces
III. Wondrous Creatures
IV. The Heart’s Veil
V. My Soul Is a Candle
VI.The Hope of Loving

Taylor Bradshaw, soprano
Jarrett Cox, tenor
Keegan Rose, baritone

Concert Chorale
UCO Chamber Orchestra

Requiem for Peace & Reconciliation
Michael Hoppé
Arr. by Richard Bronskill

I. Introit
II. Kyrie
III. Sanctus
IV. Lacrimosa
V. Pie Jesu
VI. Agnus Dei
VII. Lux Aeterna
VIII. In Paradisum

University Choir
Cantilena, Cantare
Concert Chorale
UCO Chamber Orchestra


UNIVERSITY CHOIR MEMBERS

Madeline Angier
Edmond
Studio Art

Gabriella Beck
Yukon
Musical Theatre

Evan Bryan
Edmond
Undecided

Garett Christensen
Spiro
Musical Theatre

Noah Cochran
Edmond
Musical Theatre

Baylee Fitzgerald
Enid
Musical Theatre

Danielle Gosset
Oklahoma City
Child Development

Jonathan Hansen
Oklahoma City
Psychology

Auburn Hilliard
Edmond
Musical Theatre

Laura Liepins
Edmond
Human Development

Emma Livingston
Ft. Worth, TX
Musical Theatre

Jo McBride
Altus
Software Engineering

Samuel Moran
Flower Mound, TX
Musical Theatre

Abby Morris-Sherman
Shawnee
Musical Theatre

Sophia Mullican
Austin, TX
Musical Theatre

Mychenna Pike
Noble
Forensic Science

Elyse Schmidt
Tahlequah
Forensic Molecular Biology

Sarah Scott
Edmond
Musical Theatre

Pierson Van den Dyssel
Grapevine, TX
Musical Theatre

Logan Wright
Midwest City
Musical Theatre

Zhikun Han
China
Vocal Performance

 

CANTARE MEMBERS

Nathan Bosworth
Joshua Tree, CA
Musical Theatre

Alex Bowen
Yukon
Forensic Science/Criminal Justice

Campbell Casillo
Edmond
Psychology

Eli Davis
Woodward
Computer Science

Grant Galloway
Broken Arrow
Musical Theatre

Keith Hernandez
El Reno
Vocal Performance

Meo Holloway
Okmulgee
Audio Production

Daniel Johnson
Altus
Musical Theatre

Joe McBride
Altus
Software Engineering

Brenden McCarthy
Trophy Club, TX
Musical Theatre

Emiliano Ramirez
Edmond
Piano Performance

Josiah Reyes
Yukon
Vocal Performance

Luis Vasquez
Cabimas, Venezuela
Choral Conducting/Vocal Pedagogy—MM

 

CANTILENA MEMBERS

Tierra Alexander
Mustang
Music

Madelyn Arriola
Little Elm, TX
Musical Theatre

Kaia Crawford
Moore
Musical Theatre

Gillian Hart
Norman
Psychology

Alyssa Hedding
Flower Mound, TX
Musical Theatre

Gabrielle Hightower
Del City
Vocal Music Education

Carolyne King
Edmond
Biology

Eleanor Little
Edmond
General Studies

Jaci McDaniel
Goodwell
Organizational Communications

Faith Morrissey
Claremore
Vocal Music Education

Sofie Moxley
Edmond
Vocal Music Education

Avery Murphy
Allen, TX
Musical Theatre

Yutong Nie
Hunan, China
Vocal Performance

Karlie Roulet
Sand Springs
History Education

Nicolette Snider
Weatherford
Vocal Music Education

Lillie Taylor
Independence, KS
Musical Theatre

Turner Tecmire
Fort Smith
Musical Theatre

Kylie Weldon
Oklahoma City
Vocal Music Education

 

CONCERT CHORALE MEMBERS

Taylor Bradshaw
Oklahoma City
Vocal Performance

Joshua Buchanan
Guthrie
Vocal Performance

Khalil Cabrera-Tosado
Lawton
Choral Conducting/Vocal Pedagogy—MM

Camille Carlington
Norman
Vocal Music Performance/Psychology

Kody Clark
Midwest City
Fine Arts Administration

Mackenzie Cook
Duncan
Vocal Performance/Vocal Pedagogy—MM

Jarrett Cox
Tuttle
Vocal Music Education

Ashlee Foster
Oklahoma City
Special Education

Erinn Giraudo
Choctaw
General Studies

Bear Harlow
Oklahoma City
Vocal Music Education

Meghan Haynes
Norman
Vocal Performance/Theatre Education

Cheyenne Holland
Yukon
Vocal Performance

Teng Liu
Jiang Su, China
Vocal Performance

Alex Mullings
Edmond
Vocal Performance

Corbyn Nauman
Lawton
Vocal Pedagogy—MM

Davison Nguyen
Oklahoma City
Vocal Performance

Robby Ray
Moore
Music

Keegan Rose
Edmond
Choral Conducting—MM

Makayla Seeney
Kingston
Strategic Communications

Christian Usey
Guthrie
Vocal Performance

Luis Vasquez
Cabimas, Venezuela
Choral Conducting—MM          

 

CONCERT CHORALE MEMBERS

Violin I
Samuel Gilles
Yian Lu
Margaret Foster
Faith Clarke

Viola
Caleb Springer
Raven Cornman
Florence Thompson

Violin II
Madeline Bradley
Robert Deweese
Ashley Selby

Cello
Trinity Davis
Sophia Darvin
Sam Sahlar
Yasaman Seif


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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)*

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Music That Takes You Places

UCO Wind Symphony
Dr. Brian Lamb, Director/Conductor


PROGRAM

Sansei Fanfare (2011)
Brett William Dietz (b. 1972)

Traveler (2003)
David Maslanka (1943-2017)

The Low-Down Brown Get-Down (2020)
Omar Thomas (b. 1984)


WIND SYMPHONY MEMBERS

Flutes

Naomi Tomko
Del City, BM

Bryanna Louch
Choctaw, BM

Karissa Denham
Southmoore, BME

Abbie Childers
Tuttle, BME

Becca Boulden
Edmond North, Biology

 

Oboe

Braeden Jermain
Edmond North, BME

Gerald Warlick (Guest)

 

Bassoons

Abbie Claussen
Bartlesville, BME

Ryan Holcomb 
Tulsa Union, BME

Micah Adkins (Contrabassoon)
Edmond Santa Fe, BME

 

Clarinets

Cristian Celis
Justin, TX, BM

Kyle Nolting
Mustang, Math

Mikayla Walker
McAlester, BME

Sara Roark
Tuttle, BME

Jasmine Wright
Western Heights, BME

Fernanda Ceron
Western Heights, BME

Roseanna Medina
Chickasha, BME

 

Bass and Contra Clarinets

Noah Billingsley
Bartlesville, BME

Eli Hellstern
Edmond Santa Fe, BME

Anthony DeLozier
McKinney, TX, BM

 

Saxophones

Jeffrey Stevenson (Bari)
Madison Heights, VA, MM-Jazz

Eric Neel (Alto/Soprano)
Edmond Memorial, BME

Jalon Thomas (Alto)
Western Heights, BM

Nick Cockerill (Tenor)
Moore, BME

 

Trumpets

Caleb Rollins
Edmond Santa Fe, BM

Miranda Highby
Edmond Santa Fe, BM

Brock Lewis
Choctaw, BA-Music

Laila Martinez
Deer Creek, Nursing

Cameron Hadley
Berryhill, BME

Ty Clifton
Choctaw, BME

 

Horns

Blake Sullivan
Mustang, BME

Becca Geitzenauer
Enid, BM

Alex Hamm
Checotah, BM

Cristalynne Burns
Classen SAS, BME

Isaac Rodriguez
Deer Creek, BME

 

Trombones

Naomi Wharry
Idabel, BM

Mason Longey
Choctaw, Business

Austin Oden
Edison Prep, Tulsa, Comp Sci

Mateo Rivera (Bass)
Edmond Memorial, BME

 

Euphonium

Lucas Haught
Coweta, BME

 

Tuba

Matt Card
Southmoore, BME

Riley Crow
Cushing, BME

 

String Bass

Cullen Smith
Western Heights, BME

 

Percussion

Kyle Broadbooks
Verdigris, BM

Mike Hill
Tulsa Union, BME

Zach Kimber
Piedmont, BME

Katelynn Moore
Edmond Santa Fe, BME

Eric Sturgeon
Mounds, BME

Trey Brabham
Mustang, BME

Treven Cowherd
Edmond Memorial, BME

 

Piano

Huiru Hu
Fujian, China, MM


PROGRAM NOTES

Brett William Dietz (b. 1972, Pittsburgh, Pa.) is an American composer and educator. Dr. Dietz earned the Bachelor of Music in Percussion and the Master of Music in Composition/Theory from the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University. In 2004, Dietz earned his Doctorate of Music from Northwestern University. He has studied percussion with Jack DiIanni, Andrew Reamer, Stanley Leonard, and Michael Burritt while his principal composition teachers include Joseph W. Jenkins, David Stock, and Jay Alan Yim. He current serves as Associate Professor of Percussion at the Louisiana State University School of Music. He is the music director of Hamiruge (the LSU Percussion Group).

Dietz is in demand as a clinician and soloist throughout the United States and abroad. Recent performances have taken him Paris, France (perKumania International Percussion Festival), Bangkok, Thailand (College Music Society International Conference), and Genral Roca, Argentina (Patagonia International Percussion Festival), and appearances at Carnegie Hall (New York City). He has performed at several Percussive Arts Society International Conventions and is a founding member of the Tempus Fugit Percussion Ensemble. TFPE has performed throughout the United States and Europe and has released two compact discs (Tempus Fugit and Push Button, Turn Crank) that have received great critical acclaim. Dietz has released numerous compact disks with Cat Crisis Records including Seven Ghosts: The Percussion Music of Brett William Dietz, In Motion: The Percussion Music of David Stock, and Nocturne.

An avid composer, Dietz’s music has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, East Asia and Australia by numerous ensembles including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Winston Salem Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, Eastman Wind Ensemble, National Wind Ensemble, New Music Raleigh, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, River City Brass Band, Northwestern University Wind Symphony, Louisiana State University Wind Ensemble, Duquesne University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the University of Scranton Wind Symphony, the Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble, Ju Percussion Ensemble, Malmo Percussion Group, and the University of Kentucky Percussion Ensemble. His compositions have been featured at the 1998 College Band Directors National Association Eastern Division Conference, and the 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007 Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Dietz’s composition, Pandora’s Box received its New York Premiere at Carnegie Hall by the National Wind Ensemble conducted by H. Robert Reynolds. His opera Headcase was premiered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Called “haunting and powerful – a remarkably sophisticated score that blends words, music and visual displays to touch the heart and mind” by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the opera relives the story of the stroke Dietz suffered in 2002.

He was a recipient of the 2005 Merrill Jones Young Composers Band Composition Contest, the 2002 H. Robert Reynolds Composition Contest, 3rd Place Winner of the 2002 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest, and the 2001 Pittsburgh Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts. His composition five-0 for brass quintet received an award from WFMT (Chicago Classical Radio) and was premiered live on the air as part of the station’s 50th anniversary (2001). He has also received numerous teaching awards at Louisiana State University including the 2010 School of Music Teaching Excellence Award and the 2011 LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award.

In addition to his work at Louisiana State University, he has also served on the music faculties of Duquesne University, Westminster College (New Wilmington, PA), and the Merit School of Music in Chicago. Dietz endorses Dynasty Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, and Innovative Percussion. (composer biography from windrep.org)

Saisei Fanfare, although titled descriptively, is not a programmatic work in that it does not present a story or depict specific events. However, the brief work evokes a range of moods from serenity to renewal to excitement. The work does not begin with a bang as one might expect from a fanfare. Rather, it begins with a subtle, understated manner that effectively sets up the first bold statement of the fanfare, which occurs approximately one minute into the piece. An essential aspect of this work is achieving a decided contrast between the character of the broad, lyrical melody presented in the opening by the low woodwinds and contrabass, and that of the punctuated fanfare by the trumpet and battery percussion.

Dietz reports that the work was inspired by his attraction to mindfulness and the Buddhist philosophy.  (program note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band and windrep.org)

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David Maslanka (30 August 1943, New Bedford, Mass. – 6 August 2017, Missoula, Mont.) was an American composer. Dr. Maslanka attended the Oberlin College Conservatory where he studied composition with Joseph Wood, and spent a year at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He also did graduate work in composition at Michigan State University with H Owen Reed.

David Maslanka served on the faculties of the State University of New York at Geneseo, Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and Kingsborough College of the City University of New York. He was a member of ASCAP.

Over the past four decades, David Maslanka has become one of America’s most original and celebrated musical voices. He has published dozens of works for wind ensemble, orchestra, choir, percussion ensembles, chamber ensembles, solo instrument, and solo voice. However, he is especially well-known for his wind ensemble works. Of his nine symphonies, seven are written for wind ensemble, and an additional forty-one works include among them the profound “short symphony” Give Us This Day, and the amusing Rollo Takes a Walk. Year after year, Maslanka’s music is programmed by professional, collegiate, and secondary school wind ensembles around the world.

When Maslanka wrote A Child’s Garden of Dreams, he was living in New York City and teaching music composition at Sarah Lawrence College and New York University. He was rapidly becoming interested in psychology, psychotherapy, and meditation, and was particularly captivated by the writings of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. Maslanka began to incorporate self-hypnosis and lucid dreaming into his meditative exercises, which heavily influenced his musical thought. He began to notice specific symbols in his “mental landscape” that he translated into music. Today, Maslanka’s unique compositional technique is known for its emphasis on meditation, psychoanalysis, self-discovery, and the accession of one’s own subconscious energies. His search for spiritual and metaphysical discovery ultimately spurred him to leave New York City in 1990, and move to Missoula, Montana, where he lived and worked until his death.

Maslanka’s works for winds and percussion have become especially well known. They include among others, A Child’s Garden of Dreams for Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concerto for Piano, Winds, and Percussion, the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th symphonies, Mass for soloists, chorus, boys chorus, wind orchestra and organ, and the two wind quintets. Percussion works include Variations of ‘Lost Love’ and My Lady White for solo marimba, and three ensemble works: Arcadia II: Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble, Crown of Thorns, and Montana Music: Chorale Variations. In addition, he has written a wide variety of chamber, orchestral, and choral pieces. (composer biography from windrep.org)

Traveler was commissioned in 2003 by the University of Texas at Arlington Band Alumni Association, the Delta Sigma chapter of Kapa Kappa Psi and the Gamma Nu chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, in honor of the career contributions of Ray C. Lichtenwalter (b. 1940), retiring director of bands at UT Arlington. Ray has been a close friend and champion of my music for many years, and it was a great pleasure for me to write this piece for his final concert.

The idea for Traveler came from the feeling of a big life movement as I contemplated my friend’s retirement. Traveler begins with an assertive statement of the chorale melody Nicht so traurig, nicht so sehr (Not so sad, not so much). The chorale was not chosen for its title, although in retrospect it seems quite appropriate. The last part of a life need not be sad. It is the accumulation of all that has gone before, and a powerful projection into the future — the potential for a tremendous gift of life and joy. And so, the music begins with energy and movement, depicting an engaged life in full stride. At the halfway point, a meditative quiet settles in. Life’s battles are largely done; the soul is preparing for its next big step.

In our hearts, our minds, our souls
We travel from life to life to life
In time and eternity.

(program note by the composer)

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Omar Thomas (b. 1984, Brooklyn, N.Y.) is an American composer, arranger and educator.  Born to Guyanese parents, Omar moved to Boston in 2006 to pursue a Master of Music degree in jazz composition at the New England Conservatory of Music. He is the protégé of Ken Schaphorst and Frank Carlberg, and has studied under Maria Schneider.

Omar’s music has been performed in concert halls across the country. He has been commissioned to create works in both jazz and classical styles. His work has been performed by such diverse groups as the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, the San Francisco and Boston Gay Men’s Choruses, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

He conducts the Omar Thomas Large Ensemble, a group that was first assembled for Omar’s graduate composition recital at the New England Conservatory of Music in the spring of 2008. He was awarded the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award in 2008 and was invited by the ASCAP Association to perform his music in their highly exclusive JaZzCap Showcase, held in New York City.

Mr. Thomas accepted a position in the composition area at the University of Texas in Austin in the fall of 2020. Previously he was a member of both the Harmony and Music Education departments at Berklee, where he taught all four levels of harmony offered, in addition to taking charge of the “Introduction to Music Education” course. Omar was an active member of the Berklee community, serving on the Diversity and Inclusion Council, the Comprehensive Enrollment Strategy Workgroup, and acting as co-chair of the LGBT Allies. Omar was nominated for the Distinguished Faculty Award after only three years at the college, and was thrice awarded the Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard University, where he served as a teaching fellow. (composer biography from windrep.org)

The end of the 60s into and through the 70s saw the era of the “blaxploitation” film — a genre of filmmaking aimed at African-American audiences which put us in leading roles of stories that often followed anti-establishment plots. These films were often controversial due to their exaggerated bravado, hypersexuality, and violence. Noticing the lucrative potential of blaxploitation films, Hollywood began to market these films to a wider audience. Though low budget, they possessed an exciting, raw, soulful quality unlike any other genre up until that time, and from these films were born some of the most iconic characters (Shaft, Dolemite, Foxy Brown, and Cleopatra Jones, to name a few) and soundtracks ever created, written by some of the biggest names in African-American popular folk music of the day and since, including Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, and Marvin Gaye.

The Low-Down Brown Get-Down is the soundtrack for a nonexistent blaxploitation film. It pulls from various sounds and styles of African-American folk music, such as funk, R&B, soul, early hip hop, the blues, and even film noir to stitch together its “scenes.” The title pulls from and is inspired by “post-jive” African-American Vernacular English (AAVE). The word “Brown” in the title, in addition to its reference to none other than the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, whose most-famous licks and bass lines pepper the intro and recur throughout the piece, also refers to the melanin of the people who created these sounds.

This piece unapologetically struts, bops, grooves, slides, shimmies, head bangs, and soul claps its way straight through its thrilling “chase scene” finale. It was my intention with the creation of this piece to go full steam ahead on bringing African-American folk music to the concert stage to take its place amongst all other types of folk music that have found a comfortable home in this arena. May this work push back against notions of “sophistication,” “appropriateness,” and “respectability” that have been codified in the concert music setting for a century and more. (program note by the composer)


ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR

Brian Lamb has served as the Director of Bands at the University of Central Oklahoma since 2001.  He conducts the Wind Symphony and the Marching Band, and teaches conducting and instrumental courses; he continues to guide all aspects of the UCO band program.

Dr. Lamb made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2005, performing with UCO friend and colleague Tess Remy in the Weill Recital Hall. In 2006, Lamb and the UCO Wind Symphony performed for a full house in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. The UCO Wind Symphony, with Lamb as conductor, has garnered international attention and acclaim from audiences, composers, and critics alike for outstanding and creative performances and for playing an active role in commissioning projects and consortiums, including work with Carter Pann, David Maslanka, Carolyn Bremer, Richard Danielpour, Michael Daugherty, Michael Colgrass, Samuel Magrill, and others.

Lamb received his bachelor’s degree in music education from Baylor University, a master’s degree in trumpet performance and literature from the University of Notre Dame, and the doctor of musical arts degree in conducting from the University of North Texas. He has been fortunate to study with many outstanding musical mentors, including Eugene Corporon, Michael Haithcock, Gary Sousa, Larry Rachleff, Alan McMurray, Jack Stamp, Dennis Fisher, John Haynie, Barry Hopper, and William Scarlett. Prior to his UCO appointment, Dr. Lamb served as Director of Instrumental Studies at Southwest Baptist University and as director of bands and chairman of the fine arts department at James Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas.

Still active as a trumpet performer, Dr. Lamb plays in the Redbud Brass Quintet, the UCO Faculty Brass Quintet.  Dr. Lamb is active as a clinician and guest conductor all over the world, and his groups have received acclaim for performances at regional, state and national conventions.  In his 22-year tenure at UCO, the Wind Symphony has been selected to perform at three College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Regional Conventions, and they have been the collegiate honor band at six Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OkMEA) conventions. Under Lamb’s baton, the UCO Wind Symphony has released 5 CDs on the prestigious Equilibrium label, which are available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, CDBaby, and all other relevant streaming services. He has contributed several published works to various journals and textbooks, and he is the author of “Music is Magic,” a children’s radio program that aired on KUCO-90.1 FM. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, the College Band Directors National Association, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He was honored as a Friend of the Arts by Sigma Alpha Iota, he is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, the national band service fraternity, and he was recently inducted into the Oklahoma chapter of Phi Beta Mu, the international band directors’ fraternity.


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‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season – UCO Musical Theatre
7:30PM Dec. 8–10, 2022
5PM Dec. 11, 2022
7:30PM Dec. 15–17, 2022
UCO Jazz Lab


The University of Central Oklahoma
College of Fine Arts and Design
UCO School of Music
UCO Musical Theatre
Present

‘Tis the Season
Holiday Show


SHOW LIST

The More You Give
Garett and Ensemble

Christmas Don’t Be Late
Morgan and Sarah

Elf’s Lament
Brenden and Samuel

Jingle Bells
Anna

Santa’s Lost His Mojo
Heath and Ensemble

Christmastime Again
Samuel, Sarah, Abby, Morgan, and Anna

I’ll Be Home for Christmas/The Way You Look Tonight
Anna and Garett

Cozy Little Christmas
Hope

What Christmas Means to Me
Haley and Ensemble

Snowman
Morgan

Happy Holidays
Noah and Men

You Make It Feel Like Christmas
Hope and Samuel

Be a Santa (Choreographed by Sheri Hayden)
Abby, Brenden, and Ensemble

Winter Wonderland
Heath and Sarah

NY Christmas
Garett and Ensemble

15 minute Intermission

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Haley and Men

All I Want for Christmas
Abby, Hope, Anna

Drunk on Christmas
Heath and Sarah

Man With the Bag
Abby with Dancers

Hallelujah
Haley and Noah

A Holly Jolly Christmas
Morgan, Anna, and Garett

I Dream of Christmas
Hope and Abby

White Christmas
Ensemble

We Wish You the Merriest
Anna, Noah, and Ensemble

Christmas Stays the Same
Sarah

Hang Your Lights
Brenden with Haley, Morgan and Sarah

Auld Lang Syne
Haley with Ensemble


CAST

Anna Bahn
Garett Christensen
Noah Cochran
Hope Horton
Haley Kinnard
Brenden McCarthy
Samuel Moran
Abby Morris-Sherman
Morgan Paulson
Heath Rawls
Sarah Scott


PRODUCTION CREW

Director/Choreographer: Elizabeth Dragoo
Music Director: Chad Haney
Associate Choreographer: Ireland Reneau
Stage Manager: Baily Hill
Assistant Stage Manager: Alejandra Carnero
Costume Designer: Alyssa Couturier

Lighting Designer: Logan Corley
Light Board Operator: Ireland Reneau
Sound Technician: Eli Argot
Assistant Director: Gabriella Rae Jimenez
Spotlight Operators: Teagan Jellison / Lillie Taylor
Dance Captain: Samuel Moran
Vocal Captains: Haley Kinnard / Garett Christensen


MUSICIANS

Piano: Chad Haney
Guitar: Than Medlam
Bass: Sam Krempl
Drums: Cole Holleyman


CAST BIOS

Anna Bahn is a junior musical theatre major, making her UCO Jazz Lab and Holiday Show debut! Originally from Amarillo, Texas, some of her favorite roles include Lily (The Secret Garden), Miss Honey (Matilda), and Johanna (Sweeney Todd). Anna would like to thank her family, especially her mom, for her abundant love and support.

 

Garett Christensen is a senior musical theatre major from Spiro, OK. He would like to thank his mom & dad, Elizabeth Dragoo, Chad Haney, Mary Wierick, and Greg White for their hard work and collaboration on this project. He currently studies piano with Dr. Sallie Pollack. Past UCO credits include Steve in “Rent”, Ensemble in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, and soloist in “Broncho MT Showcase”.

 

Noah Cochran is a sophomore MT transfer at the University of Central Oklahoma and this is his 3rd show with UCOMT. His previous credits include Beedle U/S in (Sweeney Todd) Billy Cane (Bright Star) and Mr. Mushnik (Little Shop of Horrors). He would like to thank the UCOMT faculty, his wonderful voice teacher, Dr. Mark Johnson, and his amazing family and friends for their continued support.

 

Hope Horton is a sophomore musical theatre major from Springfield, Missouri.  She was last seen on the Mitchell Hall stage in the ensemble of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, in March 2022. Favorite past performances include Liesl in The Sound of Music, Jo in Little Women, and Cosette in Les Miserables. Hope would like to thank Greg White, Elizabeth Dragoo, Chad Haney, Ireland Reneau, her fellow castmates, and crew members. She also sends a special thank you to her vocal coach, Dr. Barbara DeMaio!

 

Haley Kinnard (she/her) is Junior Musical Theatre major at UCO. She is so excited to do her first full production on the Jazz Lab stage. Some of her favorite roles have been Drowsy from The Drowsy Chaperone, Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, and Jo March in Little Women. Haley has a passion for sharing the joy of the arts with children and watching theatre magic transform their lives. She would like to thank Elizabeth Dragoo and Chad Haney for the opportunity to be in this show and the entire creative team for their hard work and professionalism. She would also like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her.

 

Brenden McCarthy is a junior musical theatre major at UCO. He has previously been seen in UCO musicals such as The Wedding Singer (Ensemble) and in And the World Goes ‘Round (Featured vocalist).  Brenden is thrilled to spread a little holiday joy to the people like him and dedicates this performance to everyone who doesn’t ever have a good holiday season.

 

Samuel Moran is a senior musical theatre major at UCO from Flower Mound, TX, and is over the moon excited to be a part of this cast. Regional: The Lost Colony (Ensemble/Partial Swing/Dance Captain); University of Central Oklahoma: “Rent” (Angel), “Sweet Charity” (Ensemble), “Sister Act” (Ensemble); Southwestern University: “Spring Awakening” (Melchior), “Heathers” (Ensemble, J.D. u/s); Casa Mañana: “On Golden Pond” (Billy); Lyric Stage: “Human Comedy” (Ulysses), “Nine” (Ensemble). Many thanks to Elizabeth Dragoo, Ireland Runeau, Gabriella Rae Jiminez, Chad Haney, Mary Brozina-Wierick, and mom and dad. Phil. 4:13.

 

Abby Morris-Sherman is a senior musical theatre major here at UCO! She is from Shawnee, Oklahoma. Some of her favorite roles include Maureen (RENT), Millie (Thoroughly Modern Millie), and Cindy Lou (Marvelous Wonderettes). Abby is currently Miss Sooner State and will go on to compete for Miss Oklahoma in June. She thanks Elizabeth, Chad, Baily, and Ireland for all of their hard work on this show! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

Morgan Paulson is a sophomore Musical Theatre Major from Austin, Texas. She is studying voice with Dr. Molly Johnson and is so excited to be in this year’s annual Christmas show. She debuted in the Jazz lab show Sister Act last spring and was the swing for The Wedding Singer this previous September. She’s so thankful to her friends and family for their love and support as well as the faculty at UCO. She hopes you enjoy the Holiday show and you leave more jolly than you came!

 

Heath Rawls is a sophomore musical theatre major from Mckinney, Texas! He is a member of the DeMaio studio, and is so excited to spread some Christmas cheer! 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 of their support.

 

Sarah Scott is so happy to be back in the Jazz Lab for this holiday season! She would like to thank her girlfriend and cat, Steve, for all of their support.


SPECIAL THANKS

Greg White, Ph. D.
Kelli Cormack
UCO Jazz Lab Staff
Hideaway Pizza
UCO Voice Faculty
Rob Glaubitz D.M.A.
Janna Montgomery
Patterson Allen
Brian Butler
Scott Hale
Dawn Allen
Sheri Hayden
Ashlea Stewart
Lauren Burk
Kangwa Mundende
Bryan Mitschell
Melissa Griffith
Carter Haney
Tucker Dragoo
UCO Photographic Services
UCO Box Office Staff


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Kaleidoscope Dance Company Fall Concert

The University of Central Oklahoma
College of Fine Arts and Design
and the
Department of Dance
Present

UCO Kaleidoscope Dance Company
With KD2
2022 Fall Concert

7:30pm Nov. 17-19
Mitchell Hall Theatre


Faculty and Guest Choreographers

 Bubba Carr  •  Sheri Hayden
Tina Kambour  •  Kim Loveridge
Amy Nevius  •  
Alexander Olivieri
Hui Cha Poos  •  Nate Tylor
Andrew Wass


Welcome to the Kaleidoscope Fall Dance Concert! 

Thank you for joining us tonight! As the name of our company implies, we offer a kaleidoscope of genres, themes and moods. While one piece examines the notion of “what is art?”, another explores the arcs in life of obstacles and joys. Please feel free to create your own narrative or just enjoy the abstract nature of the non-verbal world of the art of dance. There is no wrong or right way to interpret what you see!

Most of all, I hope you enjoy tonight’s performance and thank you for supporting the UCO Department of Dance!

Tina Kambour
Director, Kaleidoscope Dance Company


Program

Trackless
Choreographer: Alexander Olivieri in collaboration with the dancers
Music: Ivory Smith 

Performers: Haley Fort, Ella Gardiner, Halee Harder, Bri Hernandez, Tyrell Johnson, Savana McCabe, Kaitlyn Murphy, Ireland Slover, Katie Sturm, Chloe Taylor, Z Taylor, Hannah Beth Washburn

Choreographer’s Note: In a basin of trackless winds, a community of wanderers treks through dust clouds and desolation. Their togetherness nourishes a collective knowing that their future is not finite.

 

Joy (KD2)
Choreographer: Kim Loveridge
Music: “Sunchyme” by Dario G 

Performers: Grace Jackson, Brooke Jones, Wei Nah Long, Elena Manning, Lyric Neel, Justina Pagán, Claire Ullery, Amiyah Underwood, Ash Marie Van Ness, Katy Whitfield

Choreographer’s Note: “You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.”

 

Duchamp’s Coefficient
Choreographer: Andrew Wass
Score: Andrew Wass
Music: Andrew Wass with assistance from John Gürtler

Performers: Haley Fort, Halee Harder, Bri Hernandez, Kaito Ono, Cielo Pallares, Avery Patterson, Jade Russell, Katie Sturm, Chloe Taylor, Z Taylor

Choreographer’s Note: Following Marcel Duchamp’s idea that art’s meaning is created between the observer and the art, in this case a dance, Duchamp’s Coefficient explores the range between chaos and order. Falling more towards the un-deliberated end of the continuum of deliberation, this dance is inspired by the artworks of Agnes Martin, Pierre Soulages, Hieronymus Bosch, among others. By juxtaposing ensemble improvisation with descriptions of art by philosopher Alva Noë, the dancers generate an embodied reflection on the nature of art.

 

Only the Strongest Survive (KD2)
Choreographer: Hui Cha Poos
Music: “honda” by FKAtwigs, Pa Salieu

Performers: Kira Blessitt, Olivia Cazrniecki, Zion Dangerfield, Delesia Graham, KeShaun James, Lily Kobzdej, Madi Laws, Aerial Luna, Abigail Paulson, Kathryn Rosenberg

 

La Caida de Otono (The Fall of Fall)
Choreographer: Amy Nevius
Music:  “Otono Porteno” by Tango Quattro, “Otono Porteno” by Trio Contemporaneo, Opus Cuatro

Performers: Sarah Flaherty, Savana McCabe, Sydney Oakley, Avery Patterson, Katie Sturm, Z Taylor, Hannah Beth Washburn

 

Intermission

 

Guardrail
Choreographer: Bubba Carr
Music: “Velvet Owl” by Amon Tobin; “Brute” by Svinhunder

Performers: Sarah Flaherty, Ashley Manners, Madilynn Mar, Sydney Oakley, Kaito Ono, Cielo Pallares, Avery Patterson, Devynne Peppiatt, Dakota Ross, Jade Russell, Jules Straughn

 

Come Rain, Come Shine
Choreographer: Tina Kambour in collaboration with the dancers
Music: Astrid Stone, Shards, Thunder and Rain Sounds

Performers: Tyrell Johnson, Madilynn Mar, Kaito Ono, Chloe Taylor, Z Taylor

 

The Troublemaker (KD2)
Choreographer: Nate Tylor
Music: “Being Honest About Our Feelings” by Alan Watts, “Otherside” by Perfume Genius, Rocco and His Brother by Mi Loco Tango

Performers: Kira Blessitt, Delesia Graham, Grace Jackson, Brooke Jones, Aerial Luna, Elena Manning, Lyric Neel, Justina Pagán, Abigail Paulson, Kathryn Rosenberg, Claire Ullery, Amiyah Underwood, Ash Marie Van Ness, Katy Whitfield

 

Vortex of an Infinite Evening
Choreographer: Hui Cha Poos
Music: “Sing it Back” by Moloko

Performers: Haley Fort, Bri Hernandez, Madilynn Mar, Kaitlyn Murphy, Sydney Oakley, Kaito Ono, Dakota Ross, Jade Russell, Katie Sturm, Z Taylor, Hannah Beth Washburn

 

Shake it!
Choreographer: Sheri Hayden
Music: “Shake It!” by Common Ground

Performers: Kira Blessitt, Sarah Flaherty, Ella Gardiner, Halee Harder, Tyrell Johnson, Brooke Jones, Lily Kobzdej, Ashley Manners, Savana McCabe, Lyric Neel, Justina Pagán, Kathryn Rosenberg, Ireland Slover, Jules Straughn, Chloe Taylor, Claire Ullery, Ash Marie Van Ness


The UCO Kaleidoscope Dance Company

 The Kaleidoscope Dance Company, founded in 1975, is the touring company for the University of Central Oklahoma’s Department of Dance. The company has performed internationally in Mexico, Canada and South Korea, nationally at the Gibney Center in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the American College Dance Association National Festival. The company also performs annually at the American College Dance Association Conference, for regional festivals in Kansas, Missouri and Texas and in two annual concerts at UCO’s Mitchell Hall Theatre. Kaleidoscope has a strong arts outreach program and has conducted workshops and performances in schools and senior centers throughout Oklahoma. The Kaleidoscope Dance Company has received many awards including the Edmond “Community Support for the Arts Award” for arts outreach; The National College Choreography Initiative Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Outstanding Student Choreographer and the Outstanding Student Performer for the American College Dance Association National Festival. Each year the company invites internationally and nationally renowned artists to set choreography and teach master classes. Past guest artists who have set work on Kaleidoscope include company members from Diavolo/Architecture in Motion and Pilobolus; 10 Hairy Legs; Bill Evans, Loretta Livingston and Mike Esparanza; Idan Cohen and Noa Shiloh from Israel; and Lachlan McCarthy from Australia. The Kaleidoscope Dance Company fosters the unique talents and creative voices of each company member and invites audiences to share the world of movement and experience the art of dance.

Kaleidoscope Company Members: Sarah Flaherty, Haley Fort, Ella Gardiner, Halee Harder, Bri Hernandez, Tyrell Johnson, Ashley Manners, Madilynn Mar, Savana McCabe, Kaitlyn Murphy, Sydney Oakley, Kaito Ono, Cielo Pallares, Avery Patterson, Devynne Peppiatt, Dakota Ross, Jade Russell, Ireland Slover, Jules Straughn, Katie Sturm, Chloe Taylor, Z Taylor, Hannah Beth Washburn

KD2 Company Members: Kira Blessitt, Olivia Cazrniecki, Zion Dangerfield, Delesia Graham, Grace Jackson, KeShaun James, Brooke Jones, Lily Kobzdej, Madi Laws, Wei Nah Long, Aerial Luna, Elena Manning, Lyric Neel, Justina Pagán, Abigail Paulson, Kathryn Rosenberg, Claire Ullery, Amiyah Underwood, Ash Marie Van Ness, Katy Whitfield


Guest Artists

Bubba Carr is best known as a choreographer and dancer. He enjoyed a long and successful commercial career in Los Angeles for 20 years. He moved to Atlanta in 2004 to be closer to family and continue his career in entertainment choreographing film, television, and theatre. Carr’s choreographic credits include films “Godmothered,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Passengers,” “Goosebumps,” “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “The Internship,” and “Bolden”; TV shows “The Resident,” “The Big Door Prize,” “Ozark,” “The Originals,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “The Detour” and “Drop Dead Diva”; and on stage, “Cabaret,” “Grease,” “Carousel,” “Evita,” “Oklahoma,” “Miss Saigon,” “Hair,” “Peter Pan,” “Little Mermaid,” “Titanic,” “The Seagull,” “Aida,” “Oliver” and “Jekyll & Hyde.” Carr has danced and choreographed for Cher on four world tours, music videos and TV specials, has toured with Jane’s Addiction and Porno for Pyros with lead man Perry Farrell multiple times, as well as Zac Brown Band. Currently, Carr manages Xcel Studios in Atlanta, the premier studio for professional dancers in the southeast.

Nathaniel Tylor received his BFA in Dance Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is trained in classical ballet, jazz and modern dance. He has also been trained in African dance, Bharatanatyam and aerial dance. Mr. Tylor has had the esteemed opportunity to present his own choreographic work at two American College Dance Association conferences where his work was selected for the Gala performance. He is also one of the few students who was selected for two consecutive years to present their own choreographic research at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research. He currently teaches across the Oklahoma City and Edmond area in Hip-Hop, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz and Ballet. “As an artist I think it is important to represent the community that you come from. To be another face and voice amongst the people. Art in Oklahoma is making moves one step at a time, and I want to be a part of the innovation.”

Andrew Wass has been investigating movement and its uses as a performance medium and as a medium for cogitation for over 20 years. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, he finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humor that echoes our own vulnerabilities. He formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious processes of composition that are the generative source of much of his performance works. Influenced heavily by his undergraduate studies of Biochemistry at U.C. San Diego, he creates works using a defined, almost crystalline palette in order to generate a myriad of possibilities. The possibilities are reduced and concentrated in the moments of execution and reception. A member of the Lower Left Performance Collective since 2002, he is a certified teacher of the ReWire Movement Method and Ensemble Thinking, both initially developed by Nina Martin. He graduated from the MA program of Solo/Dance/Authorship at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum für Tanz in Berlin. Currently, Andrew is pursuing a Ph.D. in Dance through Texas Woman’s University. His area of research is the nexus of philosophy, cognitive science, and improvised dance-making. He is investigating ways to describe change in the actions of the solo body while improvising.
Department of Dance Faculty

Amy (Sabine) Griffith began dancing at the age of 12 with Kay Sandel and Lisa Webb at Classical Ballet School in Oklahoma City. She later graduated with a BFA from the Department of Dance at the University of Central Oklahoma. She has been teaching in the Edmond area since 2003. Her passion is teaching ballet and she is forever grateful not just for the ballet, modern and jazz training she received during her college career at UCO, but also for the opportunity to come back and give alongside the wonderful people who gave to her!

Sheri Hayden is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership in Arts Administration and a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance. She is a dance faculty at both Oklahoma City University and the University of Central Oklahoma where she teaches a variety of dance techniques and academic courses to dance and musical theater majors. Additionally, Sheri serves as the Executive Director of RACE Dance Collective, a nonprofit dance company in Oklahoma City. This is her second piece to be set on UCO’s Kaleidoscope/KD2 company, and she is extremely grateful to be able to set such a fun piece with these dancers. Much love and appreciation to them for embracing her “cardiography” and for making the process so fun!

Tina Kambour was born in Florida and lived in New York for 12 years before relocating to Oklahoma three decades ago. She is the Assistant Chair for the Department of Dance and Director of the Kaleidoscope Dance Company. Her choreography, which has been commissioned for professional companies and universities, has been presented in Mexico, Canada, S. Korea and in the U.S. including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  She is a Certified Movement Analyst from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, and a Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapist. From 1999-2008, she was a visiting summer faculty member at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. She has taught throughout the US, in Mexico, Northern Ireland, Guatemala and South Korea. She is currently listed on the Fulbright Specialist Roster and had her first residency last May at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.

Kim Loveridge has had the privilege of being on the faculty at UCO for the past 12 years. During that time, she taught technique courses in jazz, modern, ballet, tap, hip-hop as well as Fosse repertoire and jazz history. She is co-director of the KD2 Company (along with Hui Cha Poos) and has set many works on both the KD2 and Kaleidoscope company. Kim graduated from the University of California, Irvine with her MFA in 2011 receiving a full fellowship and teaching assistant position. While in California, she earned her Pilates Certification from Studio du Corps in Costa Mesa. Prior to living in California, she was the director of the Bishop McGuinness dance program. Kim has choreographed and taught for RACE Dance Company, Perpetual Motion Dance, Six Flags New England, OK-LA Dance Conventions and many others. She is thrilled to be part of such a great program and so proud of the students here.

Michelle Moeller is an Associate Professor and Chair for the Department of Dance. She is also the founder of Perpetual Motion Dance and served as Artistic Director for 20 years. Her performance and choreography have been part of numerous concerts and festivals, including the Houston Fringe Festival, ROGUE in Fresno, CA, Tulsa SummerStage, Live at the Crossroads in Kansas City and the New Genre Festival in Tulsa. She completed her Master of Fine Arts in Dance at Texas Woman’s University where she was awarded the Excellence in Choreography scholarship. As Director of Perpetual Motion Dance, Michelle produced 23 original concerts, most recently Y20, Perpetual Motion’s 20-year anniversary celebration and REWIND in collaboration with Factory Obscura in Oklahoma City.  In 2013, she was recognized as one of Oklahoma’s “40 Under 40” by Oklahoma Magazine for her contributions to the arts landscape of Oklahoma. She was also awarded the 2022 Modeling the Way award at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Amy Nevius currently serves as Adjunct Faculty for the Department of Dance at the University of Central Oklahoma as well as the Theatre Department at Rose State College.  Additionally, she is the resident choreographer for all theatre productions produced by RSC Theatre.  Amy completed her undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Central Oklahoma.  Since then, she has worked to bring arts education in the form of dance and creative movement to a wide range of participants throughout the state of Oklahoma through artist-in-residence programs, master classes, workshops, arts camps, staff development sessions, seminars, adjudications, committee service, performances and guest choreographer positions. In addition to her work in Arts Education, Amy is a founding member and the newly named Artistic Director of Oklahoma’s premiere modern and aerial dance company, Perpetual Motion Dance.  Amy’s professional performances and choreography have been a part of numerous concerts, festivals, theatre productions and arts-centered events throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico and California.

Alexander Olivieri grew up in Newark, Delaware and danced professionally in New York City for 9 years. For 5 of those years, he toured internationally with 10 Hairy Legs, a male-identifying repertory dance company, and he has also danced for Christopher Williams, Mike Esperanza, Abarukas, Shawn Bible Dance Company to name a few. As an educator, Alexander has taught workshops at academic institutions such as Skidmore College, University of Nebraska, Wichita State, University of Missouri, University of Rochester, UNC Greensboro, New World School of the Arts, Bowdoin College, and Colby College. In 2019 Alexander served as an adjunct professor at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts and Philosophy from Boston College and an MFA in Dance from the University of Washington. At UCO, he teaches Modern Dance, Dance Appreciation and Composition, and in the next two years, he’ll be teaching new courses, Dance Anatomy and Dance Film. He is thrilled to be working with the intelligent, curious and committed dance students at UCO. His students and colleagues have made this transition to Oklahoma an easy one!

Robyn Pasternack enjoys teaching all subjects in Ballet. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Utah.  Her performing career includes dancing with the OffCenter Dance Company in New York, Utah Ballet, Fort Worth City Ballet, Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre, Prairie Dance Theater, and Festival Ballet. Ms. Pasternack has taught at the Virginia School of the Arts as well as Randolf Macom Woman’s College in Virginia, Burlington Ballet in Vermont, Classen School of Advanced Studies, and the University of Oklahoma. She has created a variety of programs and lectures for special needs communities including the development of the Dance and Down Syndrome Summer Workshop at UCO. Her choreography includes several works for the Kaleidoscope Dance Company, the Department of Theatre, and work with the film documentarian Jeffery Palmer. She has also choreographed for Oklahoma City Ballet’s Future Voices Showcase, the Painted Sky Opera’s Christmas performance and collaborations with the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association. She received the “Collaborative Team” award for her ballet “Sincerely Beatrice,” and has been nominated two times for the “Nelly Excellence in Teaching” award, received the “Making a Difference” award, and “Great Inspirations State of Creativity” award.

Hui Cha Poos has been teaching at the University of Central Oklahoma for 20 years where she is head of the Jazz Department and Dance Education Coordinator. After a successful career as a dancer, she co-founded Oklahoma Dance Alliance, OKLA Dance Connection, Groove Street Productions (Vancouver, BC) and is the founder and Academy Director of RACE Dance Collective, the first professional Jazz/Contemporary/Hip Hop Dance Company in Oklahoma. She has choreographed numerous projects and productions for Lyric Theatre, Pollard Theatre Company, Oklahoma City Rep, Nike, Blu Cantrell, Tulsa Project Theatre, OCU, Summer Stock and of course, UCO. Her original choreographic works have been featured in dance concerts in LA (Commonality Dance concert), New York (The Gibney), Seoul, Korea (Tune Dance) and she has had short films (Swirl, Homecoming Trilogy, and The Guard) featured in several festivals from SXSW to Hamburg, Germany. Recent film credits include Full Out 2 (Netflix) choreographer and Finding Carlos (Apple TV)-producer, choreographer. In 2021, she was selected as one of “6 Theatre Workers You Should Know” by American Theatre Publication and was awarded the Governor’s Arts Award for Arts in Education. Hui recently received the Artist of the Year Award by the Paseo Arts District for her work in 2022.

Desiree LaVigne Roan began studying dance in her hometown of Lawton, Oklahoma at the age of seven. She completed her formal ballet education in Ft. Worth, Texas with the Southwest Ballet Center.  Desiree has studied modern dance technique with William “Bill” Evans and Jennifer Predock-Linnell at the University of New Mexico and Jamie Jacobson at the University of Central Oklahoma.  Currently, Desiree is finalizing her Teacher’s Certification in The Evans Method, with The Evans Somatic Dance Institute.  Desiree performed professionally with the Fort Worth City Ballet, Ballet Midland, Ballet Oklahoma and Southwest Ballet Company.  Desiree enjoys staging ballet classics as well as creating original choreography. Desiree recently served as Guest Resident Character Artist for Oklahoma City Ballet and has served as a teaching artist for Oklahoma State Arts Council since 2000.  She has been a visiting Ballet Master for such universities as the University of New Mexico, the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma University School of Dance. Desiree has served as director for Dance New Mexico, Albuquerque Ballet Company (guest), Victoria Ballet Theatre (guest), Ballet Lubbock, Rochester Ballet School, Academy of Dance Arts and Ketchikan Theatre Ballet.

Jane Vorburger completed her dance training at the Academy of the Maryland Youth Ballet.  She joined American Ballet Theatre at age sixteen and spent five years with this company performing principle, soloist and corps de ballet roles in the U.S.A. and abroad.  She studied Contact Improvisation at Oberlin College and then completed her MFA at New York University.  She spent six years in New York teaching at schools including American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Mark Morris Dance Group, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and Marymount Manhattan College. In 2009 she finished the 92nd Street Y’s certificate in dance education with Jody Arnold and Tina Curran. She was a substitute teacher in all boroughs for public school dance classes teaching a Laban-based dance curriculum. She also taught Laban-based dance education classes for the outreach programs of City Center and American Ballet Theatre. In 2012 she became the School Director of Oklahoma City Ballet and eventually taught for four years at Classen School of Advanced Studies. She currently teaches at universities and schools in the Oklahoma City area. Jane is passionate about using dance education and creativity to deepen community. She is certified in all levels of the ABT NTC.


Production Crew

Stage Manager–Katlin King
Assistant Stage Managers–Kalina Collins, Taylor Lowell
Technical Director–Patterson Allen
Assistant Technical Director–Christian Heffron
Scene Shop Employees–Lorenzo Butler, Gillian Andersen, Alyssa Cargill
Stage Crew–Julie Allison, Alyssa Cargill, Aubree Nicholson, Aa’Zaya Polk, Victoria Weathers
Costume Designer–Megan 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–Riley Hall
Wardrobe Crew–Bailey Carpenter, Meghan Haynes
Lighting Designer–Jamison Rhoads
Master Electrician–Ellen Schmidt
Lighting Shop Employee–Sam Cox, Isabell Hales, Brayden Pogson
Light Board Operator–Roen Winters
Sound Designer–Samantha Aldridge
Sound Shop Employee–Elyse Schmidt, Brayden Pogson
Sound Board Operator–Madison Kelly
Production Manager–Latricia Taylor
Assistant Production Manager–Rox Allen Kerby
Front of House Manager–Matt Fowler
Box Office Staff–Lamar Burns, Jenna Gaston, Leah Maier, Roberto Lopez Jr., Emma Livingston, Kody Clark, Jacey Nichole, Madeline Young, Baily Hill

Production Crew 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. 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 is for you. 😀 Every show is always dedicated to her family and her dog, Banjo.

Jamison Rhoads (Lighting Designer) is excited to be living in Edmond and working here at The University of Central Oklahoma. This is Mr. Rhoads’ first (freshman) here at UCO. Prior to coming to UCO Mr. Rhoads has tramped all over the country teaching at Tufts University, The University of New Orleans, Cowley College, Newman University and North Greenville University.  Mr. Rhoads holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Design from Temple University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Performance from Wichita State University and is an alumnus of the Juilliard School.  Some of Mr. Rhoads’ favorite designs have included Les Misérables, Noises Off, South Pacific, Macbeth and Joyful Noise. Mr. Rhoads is marred to the love of his life Kate.  In 2021 despite the pandemic, they were blessed to have a daughter named Stella.

Katelyn King (Stage Manager) is a sophomore at the University of Central Oklahoma. She spent the past two years at Wichita State University. She is excited about her first semester and first show at UCO! The KD dance is her first-time stage managing a dance show. However, she was previously an ASM for “Love Labours Lost” and “Keepers of the flame” at WSU. She also had a baby this semester. She is eager to continue her stage management career at UCO and professional theatres.

Megan Richardson (Costume Designer) is delighted to be designing the costumes for Kaleidoscope.  She will also be designing the costumes for “Much Ado About Nothing,” one of her favorite Shakespeare plays, along with the musical “Little Women” next 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!


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

UCO Department of Dance

Full-Time Faculty
Michelle Moeller, Chair
Tina Kambour, Assistant Chair
Alexander Olivieri
Robyn Pasternack
Hui Cha Poos

Adjunct Faculty
Amy Griffith
Sheri Hayden
Desiree LaVigne-Roan
Kim Loveridge
Amy Nevius
Jane Vorberger

Administrative Assistant
Beverly Hamilton

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


Special Thanks

Charleen Weidell, Dean, CFAD
Beverly Hamilton, Administrative Assistant
Savana McCabe, Kaleidoscope Student Rehearsal Director
Madilynn Mar, Dance Department Student Office Assistant

Special Thanks to Our Dance Supporters & Patrons

Permanent Scholarship Endowments:
F. Ann Shanks Outstanding Performer in Dance Endowed Award
Jamie Jacobson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Richard Denson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Warren Armstrong Dance Scholarship
Hannah McCarty Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship
Lorraine Remmel Watson Dance Scholarship
Lillian Pruett Elevé Scholarship for Dance
Amy Reynolds-Reed Endowed Scholarship for Dance
Maja Kristin Scholarship for Dance


Donate

If you enjoy our productions and would like to help UCO’s Department of Dance in the commitment to bring you the best in dance, please consider a tax-deductible donation.

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The Hannah McCarty Summer Workshop Scholarship
The UCO Dance Department has established the Hannah McCarty Dance Scholarship in her memory and to honor Hannah’s love of dance. The Hannah McCarty Scholarship is awarded to a most deserving dance student from Hannah’s alma mater, the Classen School of Advanced Studies. This tuition scholarship covers the annual UCO Super Saturdays of Dance and the one-week UCO Summer Dance Workshop.
For information on how to apply, contact Cameelah Pennington, Director of Dance at Classen
School of Advanced Studies (405) 556-5048.


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Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

7:30PM Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022
UCO Radke Fine Arts Theatre


Fall Concert

UCO Chamber Orchestra
Dr. Hong Zhu, Director
Dr. David Forbat, Guest Soloist


PROGRAM

Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Allegro
Adagio
Presto

Dr. David Forbat, Piano

Short Intermission

Serenade for Strings Op. 20  
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Allegro Piacevole
Larghtto
Allegretto

Danzas de Panama
William Grant Still (1895-1978)
     Tamborito – Moderato
     Mejorana y Socavon – Allegro Moderato
Punto – Allegretto con Grazia
Cumbia y Congo – Allegro con Moto


ORCHESTRA MEMBERS

UCO Chamber Orchestra

2022 Chamber Orchestra

Violin I
Samuel Gilles, concertmaster
Yian Lu
Margaret Foster
Faith Clarke
Alison Taylor*
Dustin Borjas*
Maria Marcos*

Violin II
Madeline Bradley, principal
Robert DeWeese
Ashley Selby
Chazlen Rook*
Oliver Nguyen**
Meagan McCrary**

Viola
Caleb Springer, principal
Bradley Hemphill
Colin Aberson
Orlando Ramirez*
Raven Cornman*

Cello
Trinity Davis, principal
Sophia Darvin, co-principal
Sam Sahlar
Yasaman Seif

Bass
Alex Chapman

*Alumni Guest Artists and Former Chamber Orchestra Member
**UCO Guest Students and Former Chamber Orchestra Member


GUEST SOLOIST BIO

David ForbatDavid Forbat is a Professor of Piano at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he has taught since 2005. He holds a DMA in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Ann Schein. His other principal teachers were John Perry (University of Southern California), Claude Frank (Aspen Music Festival), and Frank Weinstock (University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music).

In August 2022, Dr. Forbat was presented with the Vanderford Distinguished Teaching Award by the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD). Other CFAD awards include the Collaborative Team Award for his piano/dance collaborations with UCO ballet professor and choreographer, Robyn Pasternack.

In addition to solo and collaborative performances, Forbat has presented lecture programs on works ranging from Schumann’s Carnaval, Op.9 to Ravel’s Miroirs. Additionally, he has performed recitals and taught masterclasses at several universities and conservatories in China. At the invitation of Beijing Normal University, he conducted a series of twenty master classes during a two-week teaching residency in May/June of 2013. Since the pandemic, Forbat has offered online piano seminars, individual coaching, and masterclasses through Sphinx International Art Education.

In both the studio and the classroom, Dr. Forbat has taken a particular interest in promoting the integration of music theory and keyboard learning and has developed numerous strategies designed to build music literacy in pianists of all levels. He has presented on topics related to this aim at the local, state, and national levels of the Music Teachers National Association.


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Jazz Ensembles Concerts

UCO Jazz Ensembles

7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022

UCO Jazz Ensemble 3
Ryan Sharp, director

UCO Jazz Ensemble 2
Jeff Kidwell, director

Special Guest Norman High School Jazz Ensemble


7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022

UCO Jazz Ensemble 4
Zac Lee, director

UCO Jazz Ensemble 1
Brian Gorrell, director

Special Guest Norman North High School Jazz Ensemble


TUESDAY PROGRAM

UCO Jazz Ensemble 3
Ryan Sharp, director

In a Mellow Tone
Duke Ellington, arr. Frank Foster

Bare Your Soul
John Daversa

Beefsteak Charlie’s
Pete Coulman

Mambo Caliente
Arturo Sandoval

UCO Jazz Ensemble 2
Jeff Kidwell, director

I Mean You
Thelonious Monk, arr. Brian Swartz

Hunting Wabbits
Gordon Goodwin
Johnathan Haywood, student director

A Long Time Ago
Bob Mintzer

The Magic Flea
Sammy Nestico

Special Guest Norman High School Jazz Ensemble


WEDNESDAY PROGRAM

UCO Jazz Ensemble 4
Zac Lee, director

Such Sweet Thunder
Duke Ellington 

Declaration
Donny McCaslin, arr. Zac Lee

Cinderella
Poncho Sanchez, arr. Zac Lee

Shofukan
Michael League, arr. Zac Lee

UCO Jazz Ensemble 1
Brian Gorrell, director

Rejoice
Thad Jones

Body & Soul
Green/Sour/Heyman/Eyton, arr. Will Campbell
Adapted by John Coltrane
Nelson Gonzales, student director

Beulah Witch
Don Menza

Goodbye Mr. Shulz
Vince Norman

Swee’ Pea
Bill Holman
Tahlon Brahic, student director

Time Check
Don Menza

Special Guest Norman North High School Jazz Ensemble


ENSEMBLE MEMBERS

JAZZ ENSEMBLE 1
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 2
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 3
Alto Saxophone 1 – Haotian Sun
Alto Saxophone 2 – Richelle Zampella
Tenor Saxophone 1 – Brandon Stewart
Tenor Saxophone 2 – Bryanna Louch
Bari Saxophone – Tony DeLozier
Trombone 1- Taelor Martin
Trombone 2 – Kayla Risner
Trombone 3 – Jessica Blomgren
Bass Trombone – Matt Card
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
Drums/Perc 1 – Cole Holleyman
Drums/Perc 2 – Cole Woodard

JAZZ ENSEMBLE 4
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
Trombone 1 – David Ballard
Trombone 2 – Garrett Carter
Trumpet 1 – Brett Lafal
Trumpet 2 – Kirk Guillory
Trumpet 3 – Edgar Jimenez
Trumpet 4 – Derreck Franklin
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


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Learn more about UCO Jazz Studies



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Significant Other

Significant Other – UCO Department of Theatre Arts
7:30PM Nov. 10–12, 2022
2PM Nov. 13, 2022
MEC Theatre Studio Blackbox


The University of Central Oklahoma
College of Fine Arts and Design
UCO Department of Theatre Arts
Present

Significant Other
by Josh Harmon

SIGNIFICANT OTHER was developed during a residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s National Playwrights Conference in 2013. Preston Whiteway, Executive Director; Wendy C. Goldberg, Artistic Director. World Premiere Produced in New York City by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Managing Director; Julia C. Levy, Executive Director; Sydney Beers, General Manager) at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre / Laura Pels Theatre on June 18, 2015.

This production contains instances of profanity and discussions of sex.


DIRECTOR’S NOTE

Love is one of the most pertinent desires of human existence, and yet the journey to find it is amongst the most desolate and difficult. When I first read Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other, I was struck by its ability to balance humor and heart with the through-line that is the loneliness in which the play encapsulates. The feeling of “walking around and knowing what the point [of life] is, but not being able to live it…”

As an openly gay man myself, this feeling of solitude is something that pierces deeply within the core of what myself and so many others in the queer community face, something that the Huffington Post calls an “epidemic of gay lonliness”, and yet in the midst of all of that Joshua Harmon’s words on the page forge a story that is centric on the intricacies of a queer experience that does not focus on queer trauma, something that is uniquely funny, heartfelt and emotionally stirring.

While my personal relationship to the source material guided me to it, it was the inspiration and guidance of artists and human beings whom I love and adore dearly that gave me the strength and the courage to pursue something that I had never done before, and push myself to expand creatively. Meeting the people in your life whom you cannot live without– the Laura to your Jordan, is one of the most life-affirming things one can do; and I am so fortunate to have not one, but two of these such people in my life. Tyler Abbott and Bellah Crawford not only provided me the love and support I needed to go on this journey, but made it clear, as Joshua Harmon’s play suggests that there are people you’ve known your whole life, and there are people you cannot imagine living a life without knowing, and it’s those people that change you the most and make you who you are.

We are living in a time where the core need for connection amongst human beings is more necessary than ever, and my hope is that this story of love, community, loneliness, friendship and joy reminds us that even when we feel most alone there are people who in loving us, make us who we are.

Thank you for coming and I hope you enjoy the show,

Ian Wehrenberg, Director


CAST

Jordan Berman: Tyler Abbott
Laura: Bellah Crawford
Kiki: Alejandra Carnero
Vanessa: Felicity Branson
Helene: Renda Schroeder
Will/Conrad/Tony: Riley Samuel
Evan/Zach/Roger: Nom Martinez

PRODUCTION CREW

Director: Ian Wehrenberg
Stage Manager: Courtney Woodhams
Assistant Stage Manager: Lexi Howse
Intimacy Designer: Dr. Kate Busselle
Scenic Designer: Tabitha Maben
Lighting Designer: Isabella Hales
Sound Designer: Brayden Pogson
Properties Master: Madison Kelly


CAST BIOS

Tyler Abbott (he/him/his, Jordan Berman) is a senior science education major with a theater minor. His previous performance credits at UCO include Oliver in “Puffs” and Male Swing in “Radium Girls” both on the Mitchell Hall mainstage. In addition to performing, Tyler also also directed the APO spring 2022 production of “The Mad Ones” in the Radke Theatre. He thanks his family, friends and Bellah Crawford , Ian Wehrenberg and Renda Schroeder for never giving up on him and their endless support.

 

Bellah Crawford (she/her/hers, Laura) is thrilled to be a part of APO’s production of, “Significant Other”! She is a senior theatre performance major with a double minor in creative writing and english. Her most recent acting credits include Ursula in “Much Ado About Nothing” (Norman Family Theatre), Miss. Scarlett in “Clue: On Stage” (UCO), and Daisy in “Rhinoceros” (UCO). She would like to thank Ian Wehrenberg for fostering a beautiful nature of authenticity and love within this rehearsal process along with the rest of the cast and crew who have cultivated a wonderful environment to create, make discoveries, and have fun.

 

Alejandra Carnero (she/her/hers, Kiki) is a senior theatre performance major at the University of Central Oklahoma. Alejandra’s credits at UCO on the Mitchell Hall mainstage include “Puffs” (Hannah and others). Alejandra most recently appeared as an actor in UCO musical theatre’s production of “Sister Act” (Sister Mary Irene) last spring. She would like to thank her family who always supports her, and the wonderful cast of “Significant Other”

 

Felicity Branson (she/her/hers, Vanessa) is a senior theatre performance major at the University of Central Oklahoma. She earned an associate’s degree in theatre at Rose State College and this is her first UCO production. She is so excited to share Vanessa with everyone and hopes you walk away loving her as much as she does. She would like to thank the cast and crew for all of their hard work. She would also like to thank her best friends Carter, Taylor, and Katelyn for being her greatest support system in all areas of life.

 

Renda Schroeder (she/her/hers, Helene) is a senior theatre performance major, graduating in the spring of 2023. She is elated and honored to showcase her work in “Significant Other”, which will conclude her University of Central Oklahoma career. Renda has previously been seen on Mitchell Hall’s main stage in productions of “Clue,” “Puffs,” and “Rhinoceros,” and most recently performed in UCO’s black box in the production of “Corpus Christi.” Over the summer she has made an appearance in the independent short film “Night Tales,” and is making her directing debut in the University’s short play festival this semester. Renda is so grateful for her time at UCO and thankful for finishing her college acting career with an incredible cast and production team.

 

Riley Samuel (he/him/his, Will / Conrad / Tony) is a freshman theatre performance major at the University of Central Oklahoma and is incredibly excited for his first UCO show! Other credits include “Jekyll and Hyde” (Jekyll), “Big Fish” (Edward Bloom), and “Legally Blonde” (Emmett Forrest). He would like to thank his parents for constantly supporting him and being the best ever. He would also like to thank his friends and cast mates for helping him throughout the process and making him the best he can be. He also thanks Ian for being an amazing director, friend, and a joy to be around.

 

Nom Martinez (they/them/theirs, Evan / Roger / Zach) is a sophomore theatre performance major at the University of Central Oklahoma having appeared in UCO’s productions of “Puffs” (Ernie Mac and others) and “Corpus Christi” (Bartholomew and others) last school year. They would like to note that they couldn’t have done any of this without the friends and life saving medicine made along the way!


CREATIVE TEAM BIOS

Ian Wehrenberg (he/him/his, Director) is a junior theatre performance major at the University of Central Oklahoma, making his directorial debut with “Significant Other”. Ian’s credits at UCO on the Mitchell Hall mainstage include “Radium Girls” (Swing), “Rhinoceros” (Grocer) and “Puffs” (J. Finch and others). Ian most recently appeared as an actor in the blackbox production of “Corpus Christi” (James and others) last spring. He would like to thank the amazing friends he has made throughout his time at UCO for helping him on this journey, his stage management and design teams for their assistance and contributions during this creative process, the cast of “Significant Other” who provided much joy and life during the process, and lastly his family whom he loves dearly and is grateful for every single day.

Courtney Woodmans (she/her/hers, Production Stage Manager) is a 2013 alumni of the University of Central Oklahoma reigniting her passion for technical theater with “Significant Other”. After over 8 years working in the corporate world, she is back at UCO to pursue a more creative career in stage management. Courtney contributed to several past Mitchell Hall mainstage productions including “Pippin” and “Little Women” as a costume stitcher and crew member. With an emphasis in costume design, Courtney spent several years assisting in the costume shop to construct some of the iconic costumes still used in UCO productions today.

Lexi Howse (she/her/hers, Assistant Stage Manager) is a freshman theatre design and technology major here at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is excited for her UCO stage management debut. Lexi has previously stage managed “Sister Act” and “The 39 Steps” at Edmond Santa Fe high school. She would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her as she continues to pursue her dreams.

Dr. Kate Busselle (she/her/hers, Intimacy Design) is an Assistant Professor of Movement and Stage Combat at the University of Oklahoma. She is the founder of Heartland Intimacy Design & Training, an intimacy training company which offers academic, accessible, and affordable intimacy training entirely online. Kate completed her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Missouri and is an actor combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), a member of the Association of Movement Theatre Educators (ATME) and Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).

Tabitha Maben (she/her/hers, Scenic Design) is a senior theatre design and technology major with an emphasis in set design. She is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Tulsa Community College with an Associates degree in Theatre. She has been working in theatre since seventh grade and some of her favorite productions she has worked on are “Mary Poppins”, “Newsies”, “Fun Home”, and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. Tabitha is excited for everyone to see “Significant Other”, and would also like to say that it has been an amazing experience to work with this production team, cast, and crew.

Isabella Hales (she/her/hers, Lighting Design) is a junior theatre design and technology major here at UCO. She is super excited to be working on “Significant Others”, she has really enjoyed working with UCO on their previous productions including “Everybody”, and UCO APO’s “The Shadow Box” and “The Mad Ones”; APO is a great organization and Isabella is delighted to be a part of it. Lastly, she would like to thank everyone who had a hand in bringing this production to life as well as the theatre faculty and staff at UCO for their help and support. Please enjoy the show!

Brayden Pogson (him/him/his, Sound Design) is a sophomore theatre performance and theatre design and technology double major at the University of Central Oklahoma. He has performed in UCO’s productions of Clue (Colonel Mustard) and Rooster (Milton Cartwright) on the Mitchell Hall mainstage. His credits in design and technology include working on APO’s The Shadow Box and The Mad Ones, as well as serving as the master electrician for the faculty-directed Corpus Christi in the MEC Blackbox last spring.

Madison Kelly (she/her/hers, Properties Master) Is a transfer theatre design and technology major with a focus on Props. She is grateful to have had this amazing opportunity to work on an APO production once again, having previously worked on APO’s “The Mad Ones”, UCO’s “Puffs” and “Rent”, and Rose State College’s “King Lear” and “The Addams Family”. She would like to thank everyone involved with “Significant Other” for their contributions during this process, as well as her friends and family for the love and support they have given her. She would like to thank you for coming to see this production and hopes you enjoy the show!


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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)*

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Vocal Jazz Concert

7:30PM Monday, Nov. 14, 2022
UCO Jazz Lab


Fall 2022 Vocal Jazz Concert

Second Street Singers


PROGRAM

Misty
Erroll Garner

Kody Clark, tenor

Seven Nation Army  
The White Stripes

Sarah Munsell, mezzo-soprano

El Bodguero
Richard Egues

Khalil Cabrera-Tosado, tenor

Song for Bilbao
Pat Matheny
Arr. Paris Rutherford

Harlem Nocturne
Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers
Arr. Michele Weir

Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly
Chick Corea and Neville Potter
Arr. Rosana Eckert

The Second Street Singers

Someone to Watch Over Me
George Gershwin

Corbyn Nauman, soprano

Social Call
Bennie Bemack

Calliope Staudt, soprano
Bear Harlow, baritone

Route 66
Bobby Troup
Arr. Kirby Shaw

Green Lights
Sarah Jarosz and Luke Reynolds
Arr. David von Kampen

Muddy Water
Trent/OE Rose/Richman
Arr. Michele Weir

The Second Street Singers


THE SECOND STREET SINGERS MEMBERS

Dr. Karl Nelson, director
Ms. Hwaju Lee, piano

Khalil Cabrera-Tosado, baritone
Kody Clark, tenor
Erinn Giraudo, alto
Bear Harlow, baritone
Sarah Munsell, mezzo-soprano
Corbyn Nauman, soprano
Robby Ray, tenor
Calliope Staudt, soprano

Vince Norman, piano/solo arranger
Nelson Gonzalez, bass
Jonathan Haywood, drums


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.