School of Music: Festivals and Workshops

Festivals and Workshops

The KSU School of Music is excited to provide a variety of festivals and workshops each year for students from elementary age to adult. Explore our 2015-16 programs below.




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Saturday, October 3, 2015

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KSU Viola Day invites middle school and high school violists to spend the day with KSU’s outstanding string faculty for a day of performances, masterclasses, and fun. Participants will enjoy working with guest artists, hear a professional recital, and end their day with student performances in the Bailey Performance Center!

Register

Click HERE to register online. Registration fee is 30$ which includes lunch and t-shirt.

Faculty

  • Catherine Lynn

    Catherine Lynn, Viola

    Artist in Residence in Viola
    Catherine Lynn joined the KSU faculty in 2004. She is Assistant Principal Viola with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Ms. Lynn plays with the Atlanta Chamber Players and the KSU faculty string trio.
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    She has performed as soloist with the KSU and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestras and is a coach for the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. Prior to coming to Atlanta, Ms. Lynn was Principal Viola of the Flint Symphony Orchestra in Michigan and a member of the Rosseels String Quartet in residence at the University of Michigan. Ms. Lynn received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama under the instruction of Patrick Rafferty and completed her Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she studied with Yizhak Schotten and Andrew Jennings. During the summer, she coaches chamber music at the Icicle Creek Music Festival in Leavenworth, WA and the local Franklin Pond Chamber Music Festival.

    Contact Catherine Lynn | lynncd@bellsouth.net

  • Paul Murphy

    Paul Murphy, Viola

    Artist-in-Residence in Viola
    Paul Murphy is the Associate Principal Viola with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, having held that position since 1986. Previously he held principal positions with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Kansas City Philharmonic, the Caracas (Venezuela) Philharmonic, and was a regular player with the St. Louis Symphony.
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    He has also performed as Guest Principal for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Murphy is a native of Pensacola, Florida , where he studied with the renowned Anna Tringas. He later graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music where his principal teachers were David Cerone and Robert Vernon. During college he also served as an assistant teacher at the prestigious Meadowmount School of Music.

    Mr. Murphy is an avid chamber music performer and has played extensively with the Emory Chamber Music Society, the Atlanta Chamber Players, the Georgian Chamber Players, and the Minneapolis Artists’ Ensemble. He has collaborated with such artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Sadao Harada, Robert McDuffie, Alan Gilbert, and Robert Spano. He can be heard in chamber music performances on the Innova, GM, Arundax, and ACA labels and is a featured performer on the short children’s film, “The Orchestra Gets Dressed”. Mr. Murphy has participated regularly in music festivals such as the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Wintergreen Music Festival, the Highlands Music Festival, and the Pensacola Chamber Music Festival. On a different note, he has recorded extensively with the rock bands R.E.M. and Collective Soul, and has also worked with Stone Temple Pilots, Indigo Girls, and Usher, Widespread Panic, and Outkast. He has soloed with the Atlanta Symphony in works by Mozart, Rorem, Bruch, and Freddy Mercury. A dedicated teacher, Murphy has served as an Artist Affiliate at Emory University, a distinguished artist at the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University, and also maintains a private studio.

  • Charles Laux

    Charles Laux, Orchestras

    Assistant Professor of Music Education
    Dr. Charles Laux is Assistant Professor of String Music Education at Kennesaw State University where his duties include teaching courses in string techniques, string pedagogy and classroom methods, music education technology, supervising student teachers, conducting the KSU Philharmonic, and serving as director of the KSU String Project.
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    Dr. Laux holds degrees in music education from Ohio University and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, with a minor in educational technology. He also serves as an Essential Elements™ clinician, consultant, and contributing editor for the Hal Leonard Corporation and as conductor of the Georgia Youth Symphony Camerata Orchestra.Dr. Laux has over 15 years of public school teaching experience, directing orchestras in the Hilliard City Schools (Ohio), the Orange County (Florida) Public Schools and the Clark County School District, centered in Las Vegas. Under his direction, the Winter Park High School Philharmonic Orchestra was selected to perform at the 60th annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. In addition to his public school teaching, Dr. Laux has also taught courses at The Ohio State University, the College of Southern Nevada, Valencia College, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

    A music education technology specialist, Dr. Laux has presented educational sessions for the Midwest Clinic, American String Teachers Association, Technology Institute for Music Education, Association for Technology in Music Instruction, and music education workshops and conferences in thirteen states. He has conducted local, regional and all-state school orchestras in Nevada, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Ohio, and South Carolina. His performing experience includes performances with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Nevada Chamber Symphony, and a variety of freelance opportunities. Dr. Laux is a D'Addario endorsed artist and remains in frequent demand across the nation as an orchestra clinician, conductor, and adjudicator.

    Visit his website: charleslaux.com

    Contact Charles Laux | claux@kennesaw.edu

Schedule:

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Exact schedule will be announced several weeks prior to the the day of the event, but students should expect the day to begin around 8:30 a.m. for check-in and registration and conclude around 5 p.m. following the student recital.

Directions/Parking

Address
Bailey Performance Center
488 Prillaman WayNW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Directions

- From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
- Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
- Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
- At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
- Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
- Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
- From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

Parking
Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. Click HERE to download a map of the KSU Arts District.

Contact

Charles Laux | School of Music
Kennesaw State University
470-578-6553
claux@kennesaw.edu

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

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KSU Cellobration invites middle school and high school cellists to spend the day with KSU’s outstanding string faculty for a day of performances, masterclasses, and fun. Participants will enjoy working with guest artists, hear a professional recital, and end their day with student performances in the Bailey Performance Center!

Register

Click HERE to register online. Registration fee is 30$ which includes lunch and t-shirt.

Faculty

  • Charae Krueger

    Charae Krueger, Cello

    Artist-in-Residence in Cello
    Charae Krueger received her training in cello studies at the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied with Laurence Lesser and Colin Carr and received a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance.
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    She also holds an Artist Diploma from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. Ms. Krueger received her chamber music training with Eugene Lehner of the Kolisch Quartet, as well as with Robert Mann and Samuel Rhodes of the Juilliard String Quartet. She has also coached with such artists as Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio, Louis Krasner, Felix Galimir and Leon Kirchner. She has played in masterclasses with Aldo Parisot, Janos Starker and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi at the Banff School for the Arts.

    Since moving to Atlanta five years ago, Ms. Krueger has been appointed principal cellist of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. She also performs frequently with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Tennessee, where she will be featured as soloist this season. She enjoys playing chamber music with various ensembles throughout the city, performing with the Amadeus String Ensemble, the Musica Da Camera, the Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and the Lyra String Quartet. Ms. Krueger was recently appointed cello professor at Kennesaw State University and is a member of the faculty string quartet in residence there as well.

    While living in Boston, Ms. Krueger was principal cellist for ten years with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and also performed with the Vermont Symphony, Nashua NH Symphony and the New England Chamber Orchestra. She was a founding member of the Arden String Quartet, a nationally managed group who, in 1996, succeeded the Borromeo and Ying Quartets by receiving the Arthur W. Foote Emerging Artist award. The Quartet was formed under the sponsorship of the Longy School of Music, where they were in residence from 1993-1996. As a member of the Arden Quartet, Ms. Krueger performed up and down the eastern U.S., playing in such venues as Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Rockefeller University, Brown University, the Seaside Institute, MIT, Harvard Musical Association, Tufts University and NEC's Jordan Hall. She has given U.S. premieres of works by Elliot Carter, Gunther Schuller, Herschel Garfein, Victor Ullman and Alexander Mnatsekanyan. She has also enjoyed playing chamber music in such groups as the Boccherini Ensemble, Trillium (a flute-oboe-cello trio) and the Speakeasy String Quartet (a jazz string quartet).

    Ms. Krueger plays on a cello made by Abraham Prescott in Concord, N.H. in 1830.

    Contact Charae Krueger | charaek@gmail.com

  • Charles Laux

    Charles Laux, Orchestras

    Assistant Professor of Music Education
    Dr. Charles Laux is Assistant Professor of String Music Education at Kennesaw State University where his duties include teaching courses in string techniques, string pedagogy and classroom methods, music education technology, supervising student teachers, conducting the KSU Philharmonic, and serving as director of the KSU String Project.
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    Dr. Laux holds degrees in music education from Ohio University and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, with a minor in educational technology. He also serves as an Essential Elements™ clinician, consultant, and contributing editor for the Hal Leonard Corporation and as conductor of the Georgia Youth Symphony Camerata Orchestra.Dr. Laux has over 15 years of public school teaching experience, directing orchestras in the Hilliard City Schools (Ohio), the Orange County (Florida) Public Schools and the Clark County School District, centered in Las Vegas. Under his direction, the Winter Park High School Philharmonic Orchestra was selected to perform at the 60th annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. In addition to his public school teaching, Dr. Laux has also taught courses at The Ohio State University, the College of Southern Nevada, Valencia College, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

    A music education technology specialist, Dr. Laux has presented educational sessions for the Midwest Clinic, American String Teachers Association, Technology Institute for Music Education, Association for Technology in Music Instruction, and music education workshops and conferences in thirteen states. He has conducted local, regional and all-state school orchestras in Nevada, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Ohio, and South Carolina. His performing experience includes performances with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Nevada Chamber Symphony, and a variety of freelance opportunities. Dr. Laux is a D'Addario endorsed artist and remains in frequent demand across the nation as an orchestra clinician, conductor, and adjudicator.

    Visit his website: charleslaux.com

    Contact Charles Laux | claux@kennesaw.edu

Schedule:

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Exact schedule will be announced several weeks prior to the the day of the event, but students should expect the day to begin around 8:30 a.m. for check-in and registration and conclude around 5 p.m. following the student recital.

Directions/Parking

Address
Bailey Performance Center
488 Prillaman WayNW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Directions

- From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
- Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
- Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
- At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
- Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
- Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
- From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

Parking
Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. Click HERE to download a map of the KSU Arts District.

Contact

Charles Laux | School of Music
Kennesaw State University
470-578-6553
claux@kennesaw.edu

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

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KSU Women’s Choral Day is a one-day choral event that allows high school singers from the metro Atlanta area to come to campus, work with KSU’s outstanding voice faculty, learn new music, and perform a public concert in the Bailey Performance Center! Sign up today to experience the joy of over 200 women’s voices joining together in song!

Register

Click HERE to register online. Registration is $30 and includes lunch and a t-shirt.


Faculty

  • Alison Mann

    Alison Mann, Choral Activities

    Associate Professor of Choral Music Education
    Alison Mann is Associate Professor of Choral Music Education and Program Coordinator for Music Education at Kennesaw State University, where she teaches coursework in Choral Methods, Foundations of Music Education, Choral Conducting, and Vocal Pedagogy for Ensemble Singing.
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    Mann also supervises student teachers and serves as Conductor of the KSU Women’s Choir and KSU Chorale. She founded and directs the Middle and High school Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra Chorus in conjunction with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.

    A native of Florida, Mann taught in the Orlando public schools as director of choral activities at William R. Boone High School and was also the assistant conductor of the Orlando Chorale. While in Orlando, choirs and soloists under her direction received top honors at the district and state levels.

    Dr. Mann received her Ph.D. in Music Education and Choral Conducting from the University of Oregon, and a Masters of Choral Music Education and Bachelors of Choral Music Education from Florida State University. Dr. Mann has studied conducting and music education with André Thomas, Kevin Fenton, Sharon J. Paul, Judy Bowers, and Harry Price. Dr. Mann is currently the Southern Division ACDA Women’s Choir Repertoire and Standards chair, and the Georgia state ACDA Membership Chair. Mann has also served as the ACDA Multicultural and Ethics Repertoire and Standards Chair for the states of Georgia and Oregon and the Georgia Women’s Choir Repertoire and Standards Chair. The KSU Women’s Choir was selected to perform for the Georgia Music Educators State In-Service Conference in 2014. Additionally in 2011, Dr. Mann performed the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s composition, “How Soon” with Grammy-award winning ensemble 8th blackbird, and the KSU Women’s Chorus. Her professional affiliations include the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educators Association, National Collegiate Choral Organization, and the International Society for Music Education. Her research has been presented at the state, regional, and international levels. Dr. Mann is an active conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and researcher.

    Contact Alison Mann | amann9@kennesaw.edu | 470-578-6392

Schedule:

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Exact schedule will be announced several weeks prior to the the day of the event, but students should expect the day to begin around 8:30 a.m. for check-in and registration and conclude around 5 p.m. following the student recital.

Directions/Parking

Address
Bailey Performance Center
488 Prillaman WayNW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Directions

- From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
- Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
- Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
- At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
- Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
- Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
- From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

Parking
Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. Click HERE to download a map of the KSU Arts District.

Contact

Alison Mann | School of Music
Kennesaw State University
470-578-6392
Amann9@kennesaw.edu

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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KSU Male Chorus Day is a one-day choral event that allows high school singers from the metro Atlanta area to come to campus, work with KSU’s outstanding voice faculty, learn new music, and perform a public concert in the Bailey Performance Center!

Register

Click HERE to register online. stration is $30 and includes lunch and a t-shirt.


Faculty

  • Leslie Blackwell

    Leslie J. Blackwell, Choral Activities

    Professor of Music and Music Education
    Leslie J. Blackwell is Professor of Music and Music Education at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Blackwell's duties include conducting all the choral ensembles, teaching choral conducting, choral literature, and supervising student teachers.
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    Choral ensembles at Kennesaw State University include the Chamber Singers, Chorale, Women's Chorus, and the Quarter Tones, a men's ensemble.

    Dr. Blackwell earned her AD from Gordon College, her BM in music education from West Georgia College, her MM from Georgia State University and her DMA at the University of Kentucky.

    During her twelve years as a music educator in Georgia, Dr. Blackwell taught seven years at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, where her Chamber and Women's choirs performed, respectively, at the 1992 and 1994 Georgia Music Educators Association State Conventions. McIntosh Chamber Choir was selected to sing at the American choral Director's Association Southern Division Convention in 1996.

    Additionally, Dr. Blackwell taught elementary and secondary music in the Griffin-Spalding County and Clayton County School Systems.

    For many seasons, Dr. Blackwell sang with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Robert Shaw, Ann Howard Jones, and Yoel Levi. She has also been active as a Director of Music in several churches in the Atlanta area, most recently at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Dr. Blackwell is currently the Artistic Director for the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus.

    Dr. Blackwell's studies of professional conducting have been with Ann-Howard Jones, Norma Raybon, John Haberlen, and Jefferson Johnson. In addition to her commitments at Kennesaw State University, Dr. Blackwell is active as a clinician and adjudicator in the southeast, and holds memberships in MENC, GMEA, and ACDA.

    Contact Leslie Blackwell | lblackwe@kennesaw.edu | 470-578-6153

Schedule:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Exact schedule will be announced several weeks prior to the the day of the event, but students should expect the day to begin around 8:30 a.m. for check-in and registration and conclude around 5 p.m. following the student recital.

Directions/Parking

Address
Bailey Performance Center
488 Prillaman WayNW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Directions

- From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
- Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
- Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
- At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
- Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
- Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
- From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

Parking
Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. Click HERE to download a map of the KSU Arts District.

Contact

Leslie Blackwell | School of Music
Kennesaw State University
470-578-6153
lblackwe@kennesaw.edu

Orchestra Invitational

Friday and Saturday, November 6-7, 2015

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Friday and Saturday, February 26-27, 2016

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

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KSU Bass Fest invites middle school and high school bass players to spend the day with KSU’s outstanding string faculty for a day of performances, masterclasses, and fun. Participants will enjoy working with guest artists, hear a professional recital, and end their day with student performances in the Bailey Performance Center!

Register

Click HERE to register online. Online registration is $30 and includes lunch and a t-shirt for each student.


Faculty

  • James Barket

    James Barket, Double Bass

    Artist-in-Residence in Bass
    DMA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    MM, Yale University
    BM, University of Hartford
    Fulbright Fellowship, Vienna, Austria (1992-93)
    K-12 Music Certification, Georgia State University
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    James Barket is Orchestra Director at Webb Bridge Middle School in Alpharetta, GA--part of the Fulton County School System. WBMS Orchestras under James Barket’s direction are active participants in Georgia Music Educators Association events. WBMS was invited to perform for the GMEA In-Service Conference in 2008 and for the ASTA National Orchestra Competition in 2006. Most recently in 2011, the WBMS Advanced Violin Ensemble was requested by the office of Governor Nathan Deal to perform at the Governor’s Mansion for Valedictorian Day.

    Before coming to WBMS, Dr. Barket worked with the South Georgia String Project in Valdosta, GA. This Project, sponsored by the VSO, provides string-instrument instruction to area public and private-school children. Dr. Barket taught class strings at Parker Mathis Elementary and Lowndes Middle School. In addition, he managed the program from 1997-1999. He was also active with the Valdosta Symphony Youth Orchestra. He directed the Summer Program in 1999, and managed the orchestra during the 1999-2000 school year.
    From 2000-2004, Dr. Barket was Co-Director (with Jennifer Barket) of the GAASTA Summer Camp. He also was the coordinator (with Kevin Majeske) of the GMEA District V Elementary Orchestra Clinic from 2003-2005. Dr. Barket served as GMEA State Orchestra Chairperson from 2005-2007. He currently teaches string bass at the Encore! Summer Music Camp, the Florida State Summer Music Camp, and the Walton High School Orchestra Summer Camp.

    His private teachers have included Gary Karr, Leland Tolo, Winston Budrow, and Josef Niederhammer. Formerly, James Barket was on the faculty at Valdosta State University in Valdosta Georgia. While in Valdosta, he translated Alfred Planavsky's Book "The Baroque Double Bass Violone" (1998: Scarecrow Press). He performed as Principal Bassist of the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, Principal Bassist of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Bassist in the VSU Faculty Jazz Quintet, and Per Service Bassist with the Savannah Symphony Orchestra. James Barket is interested in all aspects of string playing and teaching. As a bassist, he is especially interested in the players and teachers of the Simandl School. These include Eduard Madenski, Adolf Misek, Max Dauthage, Hans Fryba and others. He is also a recitalist performing a mixture of classical, folk, and spiritual music for solo string bass.

    Contact James Barket | jcbarket@aol.com

     

  • Charles Laux

    Charles Laux, Orchestras

    Assistant Professor of Music Education
    Dr. Charles Laux is Assistant Professor of String Music Education at Kennesaw State University where his duties include teaching courses in string techniques, string pedagogy and classroom methods, music education technology, supervising student teachers, conducting the KSU Philharmonic, and serving as director of the KSU String Project.
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    Dr. Laux holds degrees in music education from Ohio University and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, with a minor in educational technology. He also serves as an Essential Elements™ clinician, consultant, and contributing editor for the Hal Leonard Corporation and as conductor of the Georgia Youth Symphony Camerata Orchestra.Dr. Laux has over 15 years of public school teaching experience, directing orchestras in the Hilliard City Schools (Ohio), the Orange County (Florida) Public Schools and the Clark County School District, centered in Las Vegas. Under his direction, the Winter Park High School Philharmonic Orchestra was selected to perform at the 60th annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. In addition to his public school teaching, Dr. Laux has also taught courses at The Ohio State University, the College of Southern Nevada, Valencia College, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

    A music education technology specialist, Dr. Laux has presented educational sessions for the Midwest Clinic, American String Teachers Association, Technology Institute for Music Education, Association for Technology in Music Instruction, and music education workshops and conferences in thirteen states. He has conducted local, regional and all-state school orchestras in Nevada, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Ohio, and South Carolina. His performing experience includes performances with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Nevada Chamber Symphony, and a variety of freelance opportunities. Dr. Laux is a D'Addario endorsed artist and remains in frequent demand across the nation as an orchestra clinician, conductor, and adjudicator.

    Visit his website: charleslaux.com

    Contact Charles Laux | claux@kennesaw.edu

Schedule:

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Exact schedule will be announced several weeks prior to the the day of the event, but students should expect the day to begin around 8:30 a.m. for check-in and registration and conclude around 5 p.m. following the student recital.

Directions/Parking

Address
Bailey Performance Center
488 Prillaman WayNW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Directions

- From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
- Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
- Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
- At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
- Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
- Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
- From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

Parking
Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. Click HERE to download a map of the KSU Arts District.

Contact

Charles Laux | School of Music
Kennesaw State University
470-578-6553
claux@kennesaw.edu

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

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KSU Brass Blast allows brass advanced middle school and high school musicians to work with the finest brass players in the Southeast and perform in the Bailey Performance Center! Spend a day with KSU’s outstanding brass faculty, enjoy performances and master.

Register

The $30 registration fee includes lunch and Brass Blast! T-shirt. Register online. Register online now.

Faculty

  • Douglas Lindsey

    Douglas Lindsey, Trumpet

    Artist-in-Residence in Trumpet
    Dr. Douglas Lindsey began work as lecturer-in-music and artist-in-residence at Kennesaw State University in the fall of 2012, and joined the faculty at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in the summer of 2014. Recently as a soloist, he has been a featured artist with the Kennesaw State Wind Ensemble, the Georgia Brass Band, the Blue Lake Wind Ensemble, at the Atlanta Trumpet Festival, and at the Trumpet Festival of the Southeast.
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    Alongside pianist, Judy Cole, he has performed solo recitals all over the Southeast as a founding member of Duo Trompiano. In addition to solo work, Dr. Lindsey enjoys an active chamber music career as first trumpet with the Premiere Brass, as founding member of the Atlanta Trumpet League, and as a member of the Isthmus Brass.

    As an orchestral musician, he regularly performs as the principal trumpet of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and spent two summers at the Aspen Music Festival and three summers at the Hot Springs Music Festival. As an educator, he maintains a vibrant studio of young trumpeters at KSU and at various high schools in the metro-Atlanta area. Most recently, the KSU trumpet ensemble garnered praise at the 2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast where they performed a world premiere by Michael Terry. Other studio accomplishments include numerous winners in the International Trumpet Guild scholarship contest and successful graduate school placements.

    Dr. Lindsey’s duties as music history lecturer at KSU as well as his many experiences on the cornetto and the baroque trumpet reflect his keen interest in the fields of early music and musicology. As an avid composer and arranger, he enjoys creating work for trumpet ensemble, brass quintet, and brass ensembles. His published dissertation, “Beyond the Galant,” is an arrangement of four Haydn symphonies for trumpet with historical information about Haydn, performance practice, and the history behind many of the works. This work is distributed by Hickey’s music and available at www.hickeys.com. His many other arrangements and compositions are available on his website www.dougtrumpeter.com.

    Previous to his time at KSU, Dr. Lindsey played concerts all over Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois with the acclaimed Wisconsin Brass Quintet. Prior to his tenure with WBQ, Dr. Lindsey performed with the Yale Faculty Brass trio in a series of concerts ending in Carnegie Hall in New York City. In addition to the faculty brass, Dr. Lindsey also pursued a busy schedule with the Atticus Brass Quintet –winner of the 2009 Aspen Music Festival Quintet Fellowship. With Atticus, Dr. Lindsey had the opportunity to play outreach concerts all over Connecticut, perform alongside the American Brass Quintet, and play an exclusive concert on the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

    Previous to earning his DMA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the tutelage of John Aley, Dr. Lindsey studied with Allan Dean at Yale, earning his Master of Music with the distinction of winning the John Swallow excellence in brass prize. Prior to Yale he studied with Ray Mase, Louis Ranger, Kevin Cobb, Scott Moore and Dr. Richard Rulli. Dr. Lindsey received his music performance and music education degrees magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.

    Dr. Lindsey is a Schilke performing artist and plays Facet Mutes

    Contact Douglas Lindsey | doug.trumpeter@gmail.com

  • Allan Dean

    Allan Dean, Trumpet

    Guest Trumpet Soloist

    Allan Dean is Professor of Trumpet (Adjunct) at the Yale University School of Music and currently performs with Summit Brass, St. Louis Brass, and the Yale Brass Trio. In the early music field he was a founding member of Calliope: A Renaissance Band and the New York Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble.
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    Dean was a member of the New York Brass Quintet for 18 years and freelanced in the New York City concert and recording field for over 20 years before joining the faculty of Indiana University in 1982. Upon retirement of the New York Brass Quintet in 1984, Dean joined the St. Louis Brass. In 1989 he moved back to the Northeast to join the Yale faculty. At Yale, Dean coaches brass chamber music and directs the Yale Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble in addition to teaching trumpet.

    Each summer, Dean performs and teaches at the Mendez Brass Institute and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Norfolk, Connecticut. He is a frequent soloist with Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band. Dean has also appeared at the Speleto and Casals Festivals, the Banff Centre (Canada), the Orford Arts Centre (Canada), Musiki Blekinge (Sweden), the Curitiba Music Festival (Brazil) and the Morella Festival (Spain). He can be heard playing both modern trumpet and early brass on over 80 recordings on most major labels including RCA, Columbia, Nonesuch, Summit and others. On early instruments he has recorded with Calliope, the New York Cornets and Sacbuts, the Waverly Consort, the Ensemble for Early Music, and the Smithsonian Chamber Players.

    Professor Dean joined the Yale faculty in 1988. He previously served on the faculties of Indiana University, the Manhattan School of Music, the Hartt School, and the Eastman School of Music.

    Dean lives in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts with his wife, Julie Shapiro, an artist, and his daughter, Eloisa. He is an avid tennis player and practices hatha yoga daily.

Schedule:

Schedule: Saturday, April 16, 2016

8:15 AM – Registration opens (registrations available at the door)

9:00 AM – Faculty Concert, Introductions

9:45 AM – Ice Breakers, Warm up, & Rehearsal

- Trumpets in Morgan

- Trombones in the Lobby

- Tubas and Euphoniums in Brooker

- Horns in 2080

11:30 AM – LUNCH / Exhibits with Rich Ita / Auditions

12:30 PM – Masterclass with Rich Ita (History of Brass) / Auditions

1:00 PM – Spectacle Brass concert / Auditions

1:30 PM –Rehearsal

- Trumpets in 109

- Trombones in the Lobby

- Tubas and Euphoniums in Brooker

- Horns in 2080

3:15PM – Move to Morgan for group rehearsal with Georgia Brass Band

3:40 PM – Move to Brooker to receive t-shirt and to get pictures

4:00PM – Concert – individual pieces, Georgia Brass Band, end with collaboration

5:00PM – Go HOME!

Directions/Parking

Address
Bailey Performance Center
488 Prillaman WayNW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Directions

- From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
- Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
- Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
- At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
- Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
- Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
- From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

Parking
Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. Click HERE to download a map of the KSU Arts District.

Contact

Doug Lindsey | School of Music
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road #3201
Kennesaw, GA 30144
678-797-2488
dlinds15@kennesaw.edu

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

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KSU Clarinet Day invites advanced middle school and high school clarinetists join KSU professor of clarinet, John Warren, for a full day of clarinet immersion! Participants will enjoy hearing a professional recital, work with guest artists, and end their day with a clarinet choir performance in the Bailey Performance Center!

Register

Click HERE to register online. Online registration is $30 and includes lunch and a t-shirt for each student.


Faculty

  • John Warren

    John Warren, Clarinet

    Assistant Professor of Clarinet
    John Warren joined the Kennesaw State University faculty in 2006. After a national search, he was selected as the Professor of Clarinet in 2011.
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    His previous University affiliations include Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, and The University of Nebraska at Omaha. He was for fifteen years the principal clarinetist of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra and prior to that position, the principal clarinetist of the Omaha Symphony. He served as principal clarinetist of the Des Moines Metro Opera for many summers prior to arriving in Atlanta. At KSU, Mr. Warren teaches studio clarinet, wind chamber music, and Woodwind Techniques.

    Mr. Warren is a member of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, the IRIS Orchestra of Memphis, TN, as well as performing frequently and recording with the Atlanta Symphony. His playing can be heard on the Telarc, Naxos, Albany, and New World labels.

    He has performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the IRIS Orchestra, the Curtis Institute Orchestra, and the Symphonies of Savannah, Omaha, Hilton Head, and Beaufort, SC. As a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Warren has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, the Evian Festival and the Highlands Chamber Music Festival. He performed the American premiere of selections from Kurt Weill’s opera Der Protagonist in Carnegie Recital Hall. He was a featured recitalist at the International Clarinet Association’s 2005 conference.

    Originally, from Shreveport, Louisiana, Mr. Warren holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College/Conservatory of Music and The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. His most influential teachers include Donald Montanaro, L. Thomas LeGrand, and Richard Waller.

    Contact John Warren | jwarre35@kennesaw.edu | 470-578-2870

Schedule:

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Exact schedule will be announced several weeks prior to the the day of the event, but students should expect the day to begin around 8:30 a.m. for check-in and registration and conclude around 5 p.m. following the student recital.

Directions/Parking

Address
Bailey Performance Center
488 Prillaman WayNW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Directions

- From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
- Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
- Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
- At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
- Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
- Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
- From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

Parking
Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. Click HERE to download a map of the KSU Arts District.

Contact

John Warren | School of Music
Kennesaw State University
470-578-2870
jwarre35@kennesaw.edu

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