Carolyn J. Bryan
George Weremchuk


Carolyn Bryan et George Weremchuk ont choisi d'interpréter:
Carolyn Bryan and George Weremchuk has chosen to perform:

Katherine Murdock

Longing Past the Moon *

[saxophone soprano, saxophone alto et piano / soprano saxophone, alto saxophone and piano]

funding for this piece by a Special Initiatives Grant from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Georgia Southern University

avec la participation de:
with the pariticipation of:

Tom Pearsall, piano

* Création / World premiere

Carolyn J. Bryan is Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Music Education at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Bryan received the DM and MM degrees from Indiana University and the BME degree from BaldwinWallace College. She has studied saxophone with Eugene Rousseau, Daniel Deffayet, Yushi Ishiwata, and Galan Kral.

Dr. Bryan is a Yamaha Performing Artist performed at the 1998 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at Northwestern University and the 1999 conference of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. She is a member of the Savannah Jazz Orchestra and also performs with the Savannah Symphony. Dr. Bryan has been involved in various orchestral, chamber, and solo premiers and recorded with the Winds of Indiana on Eugene Rousseau's CD "Saxophone Vocalise".

She is an adjudicator and clinician and was a presenter for the Minnesota Music Education Association's state convention in 1997. Dr. Bryan has held teaching positions at Bethany Lutheran College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Indiana University, Youngstown State University, and Baldwin-Wallace College.

Adept in both classical and jazz styles, George Weremchuk has.performed throughout the United States and Europe. He has performed at Ithaca College, the University of Miami, the University of Massachusetts, .SUNY Potsdam, Baldwin Wallace College .and Ball.State University to name a few. In Europe, Dr. Weremchuk performed in 14 countries with the international touring company of Duke Ellington'.s "Sophisticated Ladies", including a tour of Italy with Mercer Ellington conducting.

He has appeared as a soloist with the University of Miami Wind Ensemble and has performed extensively with the New World Symphony and the Florida Philharmonic. He is featured on the most recent recording by Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony, entitled "New World Jazz". Weremchuk is also featured with the University of Miami Wind Ensemble on the world premiere recording of Urban Requiem by Michael Colgrass.

Weremchuk holds the Doctor of Music degree from the University of Miami. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he received the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Indiana University where he received the Master of Music degree. His teachers have included Eugene Rousseau, Lynn Klock, Gary Keller, Daniel Deffayet, David Baker and Jerry Bergonzi. Dr Weremchuk is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Central Florida.

Tom Pearsall holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Kentucky and Bowling Green State University and a doctorate in performance and pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. An advocate of contemporary music, he has premiered several compositions for piano, recorded with the Bowling Green State New Music Ensemble and performed the music of George Crumb on Wisconsin Public Radio. A native of North Carolina, he has also appeared as an orchestral soloist and in numerous solo and chamber music recitals throughout the American south and midwest. Pearsall is currently associate professor of music at Georgia Southern University. He previously taught at Bowling Green State University, the University of Toledo, the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County and the Wausau Conservatory of Music.

Dr. Bryan donnera également une conférence intitulée:
Dr. Bryan will also present a conference entitled:

Literature for the Developing Saxophonist

I. Lecture/recital on recent, original saxophone literature that is appropriate for the following students:

A. College music majors in need of remediation
B. College age non-majors, beginning or intermediate level
C. Elementary and middle school saxophone students

II. Rationale:

A. College majors
1. Many students enter music programs with deficiencies in fundamental skills. The repertoire in a traditional course of study is too technically advanced and does not address weaknesses in tone production, rhythm, and music reading.
2. Saxophonist students in need of such work often study transcriptions and gain no sense of the wealth of original literature for their instrument.
3. A shortage of accompanists and the difficulty of traditional saxophone repertoire makes it difficult for students to have regular rehearsal time with a pianist. The accompaniements for most pieces in this presentation are playable by a student pianist or the studio saxophone teacher.
B. College non-majors
1. Many beginners enroll in lessons while in college. Older students need repertoire which is more intellectually stimulating (in content and title) than beginning collections designed for children.
2. Non-majors who choose to continue to participate in lessons at the college level require material that can be learned in a modest amount of practice time and is still musically and intellectually interesting.
C. Elementary and middle school saxophone students
1. Literature for middle school students is often chosen from high school contest lists in which the easier classes consist largely of transcriptions and arrangements, neglecting more current literature.
2. Many high school contest lists contain advanced literature which is musically beyond the capabilities of many high school players. Including more accessible literature on these lists will encourage more students to participate in such events.
3. The prevalent emphasis on technical literature in contest lists overlooks the need for careful development of tone, intonation, and vibrato.

III. Presentation

A. Lecture on the selection of appropriate literature for the student populations listed above.
B. Repertoire list with detailed information on accompaniments, range, rhythm, meter, and publication for at least 50 works for saxophone. Preliminary copy attached.
C. Performance of excerpts from selected works on the repertoire list.
Pendant sa conférence, le Dr. Bryan jouera des extraits de quelques pièces incluses dans la liste ci-bas.

During her conference, Dr. Bryan will perform excerpts from some of the following pieces

Felix Antonini Le Berger Rêve
Warren Benson Farewell
Lily Bienvenu Pavane et Gaillarde
Eugène Bozza Gavotte des Damoiselles
Jean-Michel Damase Note à Note
Jean-Michel Damase Vacances
Jean-Louis Delage 3 Eclipses rythmiques
Michel Delgiudice Jeune Sax
Maurice Faillenot Matin d'automne
Yves Guicherd Ballade
Charles Jay Complainte et Ronde
Jean-Clément Jollet Wales Song
Guy Lacour Belle époque
Guy Lacour Noctilène
Lori Laitman Lullaby
Jérôme Naulais Kansas-City
Anthony Rozankovic Soliloque
Philippe Rougeron Mélodie
Anders Soldh Départ
Bert Truax Sea of Treasures
Persis Vehar Four Pieces
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