Malone University Symphonic Band will feature Hollywood and Broadway favorites on April 19
March 26, 2013 | Release # 6561
The Malone University Symphonic Band will perform in concert Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The program is under the direction of Steven Grimo and Alan L. Houk, and is free and open to the public.
The Spring Concert promises something for everyone, including selections from Phantom of the Opera, Schindler's List, varied style marches, an overture, a set of instrumental dances, as well as tributes to composers of the past. A program follows.
Steven Grimo, D.M.A., is a native of Bristol, R.I. 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. Dr. Grimo is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, he served as a band officer and commander throughout his 22 year Air Force career and retired in 2006 as the commander and conductor of the USAF Academy Band, in Colorado Springs. 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, Mass. public schools and the Auburn, Mass., public schools (1978-1980). He later became director of instrumental music at Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, Mass., (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.
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 at United High School, Hanoverton, Ukarumpa High School in the country of Papua, New Guinea, and Wellsville Jr. High, is Wellsville. He is the coordinator for student teaching placement for music education and assistant band director at Malone University. Alan holds the following academic degrees: master 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 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, and Ohio Music Education Association.
"Emblems and Tributes"
Fiesta! Richard Eilenberg, ed J. R. Watson
Trauermusik for wind orchestra Richard Wagner, ed. John Boyd
Satiric Dances Norman Dello Joio
Theme from "Schindler's List" John Williams, arr. Calvin Custer
Violin soloist: Joy Regimbal
Chant and Jubilo W. Francis McBeth
In memory of Dr. Francis McBeth (1933 – 2012)
Midway March John Williams, trans. Paul Lavender
Rondeau for brass choir Jean Joseph Mouret, trans. Robert King
Toccata for Band Frank Erickson
Pavanne from Symphonette #2 Morton Gould
A tribute to the 100th birthday of Morton Gould (1913–1996)
Selections from Phantom of the Opera Andrew Lloyd Weber, lyrics by C. Hart, R. Stilgoe,
Vocal soloist: Derek Bates and Laura Haynam
His Honor Henry Fillmore
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 2014
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