Studio II Jazz Band Concert Spring 1980 Part I
This is a live vocal and guitar performance of an original song by Mark Tully called “Sunrise” from his debut album, Origin, which was released on all streaming services on March 5, 2021. It was recorded in Durgin Hall room 112 in March for the Seven Six Records student showcase held in April, and later posted to his YouTube channel. Mark Tully is a senior in Sound Recording Technology at UML and will be graduating in May 2021.
UML Music Alum Peter Furlong (BMus ’92) played Siegmund in a February 2020 co-production of Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” presented by Berlin Wagner Gruppe (Germany) and Opera by Request (Toronto) in Toronto, Canada. While this was to be the first performance of a very full 2020 schedule, sadly, it also ended up being the last.
Peter Furlong as Siegmund
Vanessa Lanch as Sieglinde
Bill Shookhoff, Piano
a/v Ryan Harper
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi Radiohead arr. David Schmacher UML Percussion Ensemble, Jeffrey Fischer, director AVP Final Project Sean Patterson, audio recording Karl Fleck, audio mastering Spring 2015 Matt Bruneau, glockenspiel Luca Provencal, xylophone Jared Logan, vibes Nate Weber, vibes Ben Lambert, marimba Jack Liebold, marimba Gabby Tober, marimba Mike “Brown” Bloniarz, bass Tim Grove, drums
The Umass Lowell Chamber Singers, Fall 2020, under the direction of Jonathan Richter, perform Manuel Ponce’s Lejos de Ti, arranged by UML Alumni Chris Rubén Winters. Students recorded audio tracks into Soundtrap, a web based DAW, and then files were exported and mixed in Garageband by Mark Andrews.
Chamber Singers Director:
Ambar Marte Vargas
Mark Andrews (Sound Engineer)
This performance of Sammy Rae’s “Kick it To Me” was performed by the group Off Broadway. The band consists of current and past UML students including Mia Farwell on vocals, Peter Lavina on guitar, Jake Mall on drums, Justin Hahn on trombone and engineering, Tim Weisman on bass, and Brad Aiken on tenor saxophone.
Sal’s Samba (Sal Salvador, 1925-99) arranged by Jon Wheatley.
Players on this track and the rest of the concert were Arturo Romero Ramos, Benjamin Burns, Kalia Casco, Dylan Gagnon, Frankie Marchione, Peter Trainor, Kevin MacDonald, Olin May, Andrew Ouellette, Michael Fetherston, Alex Murphy, Camren Benanti, Anthony Adario, Ryan Gaudette, John Papendorp, Jon Wheatley
“Running” is an original composition performed and composed by Nathan Sharples featured on his 2020 release “II:Fallible”. The album consists of six unique tracks available on all streaming platforms as well as hard copy CDs. Mixed by Dominic DiPalermo, Recorded by Ture Carlson (Wellspring Sound), Mastered by Azevedo Audio (Matt Azevedo). Artwork by Ben Sharples
Professor Gena Greher and Instructor Savannah Marshall (UML ’13, ‘16) presented at one of the ISME 2020 Community Music Pre-Conference Seminars on July 14, 2020. The ISME Commission for Community Music Activity (CMA) has demonstrated strong leadership in the music education field with its longstanding commitment to the principles of inclusivity, equity, and hospitality, and their application in practice. Their members are critically conscious music facilitators and researchers, frequently working in complex social settings and always at the forefront of discussions around inclusive musical practices and equitable access.
The focus on Gena and Savannah’s presentation was a new class, Progressive Performance and Production Pedagogy, which was developed to provide Music Studies students an opportunity to engage in more informal participatory music making practices through in-class music making activities and service learning projects. In their video presentation, Prog Ped: A Class in Participatory Music Pedagogy, they detailed examples of several of the projects and class activities their students are engaged with, providing a foundation for their future teaching careers through the practices of informal/non-formal approaches to music making in the community. Their presentation ended with Music Studies student Alexis Csicsek’s winning FAHSS video from the 2020 Virtual Student Research Symposium.
UML Music Alum Derek Weagle (BM ’16) composed “Resplendent Sorrow”, a sonata for English horn and strings, for UML Music Coordinator and Oboe instructor, Amy Dinsmore. This performance took place on April 18, 2017 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Derek Weagle conducts a student group from NEC as part of his graduate requirement in composition, with Amy Dinsmore, English horn solo.