Visiting Professor of Singing Dale Moore was one of four voice teachers at the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy, for the summer 2001 festival. In October he presented the Fifth Annual Dale Moore Vocal Workshop in Idaho, sponsored by Boise State University and Albertson College of Idaho.

During the summer of 2001, Assistant Professor of Composition Jeffrey Mumford completed through the filtering dawn of spreading daybright, a duo for viola and contrabass commissioned by violist Wendy Richman '01, and written for Richman and bassist Scott Dixon '02. Mumford also completed wending, a solo piece for Richman, based on the letters of her name.

Mumford's undiluted days, a piano trio, was recorded in June by its dedicatees, the Washington, D.C.-based Opus 3 Trio. Composed in 2000, undiluted days was commissioned by Sonia and Louis Rothschild of Washington. The third movement, "the red room," is dedicated in memoriam to Fred Calland, a longtime music producer with National Public Radio.

ModernWorks, directed by cellist Madeleine Shapiro, presented Mumford's cello quartet, a vivid distance serenely layered, at New York City's Sonic Boom Festival held in November at the Knitting Factory.

Professor of Electronic and Computer Music Gary Lee Nelson and his frequent collaborator, the painter and video artist Christine Gorbach, his wife, have had three films accepted for the New York Film Festival, to be held in February 2002. In April, they will be guest performers at the national meeting of the Society of Composers International at the University of Akron.

Their digital films and computer music were featured in November 2001 at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland as part of the Ohio Art Education Association convention, held throughout the city. In August 2001, Nelson was interviewed about fractal music music derived from fractal mathematics in two segments of National Geographic's "Pulse of the Planet," broadcast on NPR. The programs featured his compositions "Goss" and "Fractal Mountains."

Associate Professor of Composition Lewis Nielsen's Partita, for solo cello, won First Prize in the 2001 Hultgren Solo Cello Works Biennial Competition. Partita was one of six works selected for final performance by a panel of composers and performers, from which three prizes were awarded. In June 2001, Nielsen received Honor-able Mention at the 2001 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Composition Contest for the work Around... Among...Within for solo bassoon.

Partita was performed in Birmingham, Ala., in July and in Atlanta, Ga. and Tuscaloosa, Ala., in September. In October, Nielsen's Four Movements for Violin and Harpsichord was performed at the Moscow Conserva-tory and the Moscow Autumn Festival in Moscow, and at the Nizhni-Novgorod Conservatory of Music in Nizhni-Novgorod, also in Russia.

There is a Gate
, a work for alto saxophone and piano, was performed at the Banff Summer Music Festival, Alberta, Canada, in June, and Around ... Among ... Within was performed at the Inter-national Double Reed Society convention, held in August in W.Va.

Nielsen's recent commissions include a brass quintet for the University of Iowa Center for New Music.

Visiting Professor of Cello Csaba Onczay gave a number of perfor-mances and master classes throughout the world in 2001, which included a May performance of Dvo?rak's Cello Concerto in Bergamo, Italy, and performances in June at the Music Festival in Godollo, Hungary. In July and August, Onczay presented recitals and master classes in Japan and master classes in Semmering, Austria. He gave master classes in Switzerland in October.

Associate Professor of Bassoon George Sakakeeny performed Vivaldi's Concerto for Bassoon and String Orchestra with members of the French National Orchestra and presented a master class at the Paris Conservatoire in June 2001. The concerto appearance and master class were part of the convention of "L'Association Bassons," with bassoonists from Europe in attendance. Sakakeeny was the only American invited.

Professor of Viola Peter Slowik was featured in April 2001 at the 29th International Viola Congress in Wellington, New Zealand. Slowik presented a master class, an ensemble reading session, a performance of Hindemith's Sonata op. 25, no. 1, and a performance as concerto soloist in the world premiere of Jack Body's "After Bach."
During the summer, Slowik served on the teaching and performing faculties of the Killington Music Festival in Vermont, the Musicorda School and Festival in South Hadley, Mass., and the Credo Chamber music program in Chicago. He also presented a master class at the Aspen Music Festival.

Victoria Vaughan, Assistant Director of Oberlin Opera Theater, served as Assistant Director and Young Artist Coordinator of Opera North (Hanover and Lebanon, new Hampshire) in the summer of 2001.

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