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Faculty Summer Highlights

Eric Scott Alexander Boise State Music Composition Director

Dr. Eric Alexander, Assistant Professor of Music Composition, Music Theory

Petroglyphs for Native American flute, strings orchestra, and timpani, will be premiered at the conclusion of the Greeley Cultural Festival in Greeley, CO, on October 20.  The piece was commissioned by the festival.

A three-part composition as part of a collaboration with the dance and film departments in its final stages this fall.  The music, based on different locations and features in Idaho, are being choreographed and filmed on location.

Eric will present a faculty recital on September 28 in the Morrison Center Recital Hall, which will include the premiere of a new piece called “Seasons” for contralto and piano.  The piece was commissioned by Samantha Stiner and her accompanist Greg DiBona, aka the “Hot off the Press” duo, who will be traveling to Boise for the performance.

Dr. Mark Hansen, Professor of Piano, Graduate Music Theory

Began a two year term as President of Idaho State Music Teathers Association on July 1, 2018.  In this position, Mark will serve not only as the leader of the state organization but also as the official voting delegate and liaison to the national organization – MTNA (Music Teachers National Association).

Dr. Brian Hodges, Associate Professor of Cello, String Pedagogy, Coordinator of Chamber Music

Cello Secrets: Over 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Cellist, Rowman & Littlefield, July, 2018. Purchase on Amazon

Contributions to an article on Performance Anxiety and Memorization to The Strad magazine, July, 2018.

Taught and performed at the Idaho Orchestra Institute in the Sawtooths (second year), and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Fairbanks, Alaska (third year).

Dr. Linda Kline, Department Chair, Professor of Viola

Presented at the American Viola Society Festival in Los Angeles in June, and taught and performed at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan for 3 weeks this summer.

Dr. Nicole Molumby, Professor of Flute, Music Theory
Dr. Leslie Moreau, Professor of Clarinet, Music Theory
Dr. Barton Moreau, Lecturer of Piano, Music Theory

In July, Boise State Music faculty Dr. Nicole Molumby, Dr. Leslie Moreau, and Dr. Barton Moreau performed two trios by Slovenian composers at ClarinetFest 2018 in Ostend Belgium. ClarinetFest is the annual conference of the International Clarinet Association, the largest organization of clarinetists in the world. Moreau, Presented a world premiere performance of Blaz Pucihar’s Les Bois Trio for clarinet, flute and piano. In addition, Moreau and Molumby collaborated with bassoonist Janis McKay, Professor at University of Nevada Las Vegas, on a performance of Crt Sojar Voglar’s Wind Trio for flute, clarinet and bassoon.