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Department of Music to present second concert in
Faculty Recital Series Jan. 29
Jan. 22, 2009 --
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in
Jonesboro will present the second concert in
the 2008-2009 Faculty Recital Series featuring Lauren Schack Clark,
Ellen Philpot, Rob Alley, Dale Clark, Robin Dauer, Ed Owen, Dan Ross,
and special guests Karen Griebling and Jackie Lamar on Thursday, Jan.
29, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive,
Jonesboro. The performance is free of charge and open to the public.
This popular series of concerts began in 2004 as a venue to showcase the
level of artistry of the music faculty at ASU.
The evening’s performance will begin with “Choralfantasie” by Jan
Koetsier, featuring Ed Owen, tuba, and Ellen Philpot, organ. Next will
be “Concerto for Trumpet and Bassoon” by Paul Hindemith, featuring Rob
Alley, trumpet, Dale Clark, bassoon, and Lauren Schack Clark, piano.
“Trio” by Theodore Lalliet will then follow, featuring Dan Ross, oboe,
Dale Clark, bassoon, and Lauren Schack Clark, piano. Following will be
“Trio for Horn, Viola, and Piano” by Nancy Van de Vate, featuring Robin
Dauer, horn, Karen Griebling, viola, and Lauren Schack Clark, piano. The
final performance of the evening will be “Triglow Suite” by special
guest Karen Griebling, featuring Jackie Lamar, saxophone, Robin Dauer,
horn, and Karen Griebling, viola.
Dr. Lauren Schack Clark performs frequently as a soloist and collaborative
artist. She was voted Teacher of the Year 2008 by the Arkansas State
Music Teachers Association. Recent performances have included a recital
at the University of Florida as part of the ASU Double Reed and Piano
Trio, programs with violinist Stephen Sims at the Cleveland Institute of
Music and Denison University, and solo recitals in Boston and Naples,
Italy. She recorded a CD of solo piano music for Centaur Records, with
music written by Boston composer Dr. Rosey Lee, faculty, Berklee College
of Music. Her book,
Keyboard Theory and Piano
Technique, was recently published by Longbow Publishing.
Dr. Jackie Lamar
professor of music at the University of Central Arkansas, where she
teaches saxophone and conducts jazz and saxophone ensembles. She holds
the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance and Master of
Music Education from the University of North Texas, and the Bachelor of
Music Education form the University of Central Arkansas. Her principal
teachers have been Debra Richtmeyer, Jim Riggs, and Homer Brown. Dr.
Lamar has performed at four World Saxophone Congresses and at many
regional and national conferences of the North American Saxophone
Alliance. An active soloist, she has performed concertos with the Moscow
Chamber Orchestra, the Little Rock Wind Symphony, the UCA Wind Ensemble,
and the University of Arkansas Fort Smith Symphonic Band.
Dr. Karen Griebling is
professor of music at Hendrix College in Conway, where she has taught
since the fall of 1987. She is professor of composition, theory,
counterpoint, orchestration, and viola and conductor of the Hendrix
Chamber Orchestra. She is also a violist with the Arkansas Symphony and
the Pinnacle Players. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from
the University of Texas at Austin 1986 where she held teaching
assistantships in music theory and in orchestral studies and the Kent
Scholarship in composition, a Master of Music degree from the University
of Houston where she held the Daniel
Dror Graduate String Quartet Fellowship 1982, and a
Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester,
New York 1980. Dr. Griebling has composed operas, ballet, choral music,
song cycles, chamber, and orchestral works. Her textbook, Musicianship
Skills for Beginners, (4th. ed., 1998, paper,
been widely used in central Arkansas, Ohio and Singapore. A BMI
composer, her music has been performed and warmly received throughout
the United States, Southeast Asia, and in Europe.
Philpot is a native of Jonesboro and holds a Bachelor of Music Education
and a Master of Music in Performance from Arkansas State University.
While working as an adjunct instructor at ASU, Philpot accompanied
various performing groups on piano, organ and harpsichord, including the
Concert Choir, University Singers and Chamber Singers. She was the
harpsichordist for the Christmas Madrigal Feasts and both rehearsal
accompanist and keyboardist for a number of ASU Opera productions. She
also played and programmed the ASU carillon bells.
Philpot has taught elementary and secondary vocal music at Senath-Hornersville,
Mo., and is currently employed in Weiner, where she teaches elementary
music, junior and senior high choir, and junior and senior high band.
She has been an active member of the Treble Clef Music Club of Jonesboro
and served for several years as secretary-treasurer and president. She
has also served as a longtime church accompanist and is the organist and
music director for Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Jonesboro.
Trumpeter and composer Rob Alley was born and raised in Texas. His
multi-faceted professional career began at the age of 13. From wind
ensembles to symphony orchestras, from salsa to straight-ahead jazz,
from soul to the avant-garde, he has covered the gamut of performing
styles. He has had the good fortune to perform with Yo-Yo Ma, Marvin
Stamm, Bill Watrous, Jon Faddis, Diane Schuure, John Mosca, The
Temptations, The Four Tops, The O’Jays, Frankie Valli, and many others.
While working toward a Master of Music degree in Arranging at the
University of Alabama, he began working regularly with heralded Alabama
musicians such as Downright, the Matthew Devine Trio, the Chad Fisher
Group, the New South Jazz Orchestra, the Tuscaloosa Horns, and the
Muscle Shoals Soul Review.
Although Alley continues to perform classically with symphony orchestras
across the southeast, his commitment to jazz and improvised music
continues to be his main passion. As a band leader in Birmingham, Ala.,
he conceived of a two-horn, bass, and drums quartet in tribute to
Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk named Mingusphere, and he leads the
Rob Alley Conspiracy, a group of varying sizes and instrumentations, to
explore his own compositions. In addition, he co-leads the improvisation
collective Mean Smoker with keyboardist Matthew Devine and New York City
based drummer Jay Frederick. Rob currently lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas
where he leads the Rob Alley Trio, runs Rob Alley Musical
Productions, and is adjunct professor of music at Arkansas State
University. He performs with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra regularly
on both Masterworks concerts and as the jazz chair for the Symphony’s
pops concerts and big band engagements. Alley was recently honored with
the Arkansas Arts Council’s 2007 Individual Artist Fellowship Grant.
Dr. Dale Clark is principal bassoon of the Delta Symphony Orchestra, a
member of the North Arkansas Symphony, and has appeared as guest
principal bassoon with the Memphis Symphony and Arkansas Symphony
Orchestras. He has appeared as guest artist and master class teacher at
the Cork School of Music in Cork, Ireland, and Berklee College of Music
in Boston, Mass., among many others. In 2003, he was principal bassoon
of the Sewanee Festival Orchestra and bassoon instructor at the Sewanee
Summer Music Festival. He is a former member of the Memphis Woodwind
Dr. Robin Dauer is professor of horn at
Arkansas State University. He received the Bachelor of Arts from Miami
University and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is currently a member of
the ASU Brass Quintet and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Dauer’s
recordings include Horn Americana, works for horn and piano by American
composers, Souvenir, French pieces for horn and piano, both available
from Mark Recordings, and the recently released Alan Hovhaness:
Music for Horn, Voice, and Strings on Centaur Records.
At Arkansas State, he conducts the horn ensemble, student chamber
ensembles, and teaches music appreciation.
Dr. Ed Owen is associate professor of Music at
Arkansas State University where he serves as coordinator of graduate
studies, teaches applied tuba and euphonium, and conducts the ASU Tuba
and Euphonium Ensemble and Brass Choir. He currently performs as
principal tuba of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Brass Quintet, the
Delta Symphony Orchestra, and the ASU Brass Quintet. He received the
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Arkansas Tech University (summa
cum laude), the Master of Music in Tuba Performance, and the Doctor of
Musical Arts in Performance and Literature from the University of
Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Daniel Ross received his Bachelor of Music
Education degree at Arkansas State University and his Doctor of Arts
degree from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Ross is well-known
throughout the double-reed world for his important research, design, and
construction of reed gouging machines. He performs regularly as soloist
with the Forum Sinfonia of Krakow, Poland, in the United States, Poland,
and throughout central Europe. He has performed and presented classes at
numerous International Double Reed Society conventions and also teaches
and presents master classes at major music schools throughout the United
The audience is encouraged to visit the Bradbury Gallery
during intermission. The current exhibition is the 2009 Delta National
Small Prints Exhibition, which is comprised of a variety of prints from
traditional to experimental, minimal to intricate, and realistic to
abstract. The 2009 exhibition was selected by Siri Engberg, specialist
in contemporary prints and a curator at the Walker Art Center in
Minneapolis, Minn. The concert is free and
open to the public. For more details, please call the Department
of Music at (870) 972-2094.