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6535-Malone University Symphonic Band in Concert

6535-February 20, 2013

The Malone University Symphonic Band will perform in concert on Friday, February 22 at 7:30 pm. in the Johnson Center for Worship and Fine Art, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The program - directed by Alan Houk and Steve Grimo - is free and open to the public. A program follows.

Alan L. Houk has been a band director since 1978. A graduate of Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music, he studied conducting under the late Robert Fleming.  He has directed bands for 25 years at United High School, Hanoverton, Ohio, Ukarumpa High School in the country of Papua New Guinea, and Wellsville Jr. High, Wellsville, Ohio. He currently is the interim Band director at Malone University. Alan holds the following academic degrees: Masters of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Education from Youngstown State University, Dana School of Music; and many hours of study in Educational Administration from Akron University. Alan holds current Ohio licensure in Education Administration K-12 and an Ohio permanent certificate in Music K-12. Additionally, he has participated in summer enrichment courses at Kent State University, Bowling Green State University, Walsh University Communicate Institute, and West Chester University.  Alan has studied tuba with John Turk, Youngstown State University; Harvey Phillips, Indiana University; Richard Jacoby, Kent State University; and master lessons with Ron Bishop, Cleveland Orchestra and Harold MacDonald, Pittsburgh Symphony. Current membership in professional organizations include: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; National Association for Music Education, (formerly Music Educators National Conference), and Ohio Music Education Association.

Steven Grimo, D.M.A., is a native of Bristol, RI and comes from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colo. where he served as the Music Ministries Department Director. He was active in prison fellowship as a certified volunteer counselor and bible studies instructor for the Colorado Department of Corrections. He began his career in music as a percussionist, attending the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he earned a BME in Music Education and a BA Percussion Performance. Upon graduation, Steve began his teaching career as an elementary and junior high school music director for the Newton, MA public schools and the Auburn, MA public schools (1978-1980). He later became Director of Instrumental Music at Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, Massachusetts, (1980-85) where he received the National Band Association's Citation of Excellence, and the Stanbury Award from the American School Band Directors Association. His success in commissioning new works and receiving outstanding performance ratings, garnered invitations as a guest conductor and clinician throughout New England. During those years, his early commission projects included, William Kraft, Vaclav Nelhybel, Daniel Pinkham, and Elliot Del Borgo. He was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in May of 1992.


Emperata Overture                                                Claude T. Smith

Prelude and Fugue in G minor                                          J.S. Bach

Arr. R. L. Moehlmann

Music for Winds and Percussion                           Elliot Del Borgo

Bring Him Home                                    Claude-Michel Schönberg

from Les Misérables                       words by Alain Boublil

Arr. by Chuck Sayre, ed. by G. S. Dunn

Vocalist, Darius McBride

Suite of Old American Dances                   Robert Russell Bennett

CakewalkSchottischeWestern One-StepWallflower WaltzRag

Pas Redouble                                                  Camille Saint- Saens

Arr. Arthur Frackenpohl

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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