More PR on Romig at Copland House

From University Relations.
James Romig, an associate professor of theory and composition in Western Illinois University’s School of Music, is one of 10 composers nationwide to receive an Aaron Copland Award, which grants him a coveted all-expenses-paid Copland House Residency this summer.
The four-week residency will allow him the opportunity to work on [...]

CSD Makes a Move

Over the winter break, the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders moved from their temporary space in Currens–can you still call in temporary after 4 years–back into Memorial Hall to some fantastic new “digs.”
The department is located on the second floor of the newly renovated Memorial–all the CSD faculty offices, the Speech [...]

Trumpeter Haas Wins at Regionals

Bruce Briney reports that trumpeter Chris Haas, junior Nauvoo, IL, won the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Regional Young Artist Brass Competition at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.
The East Central Division competition was comprised of state winners from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio.
Chris will compete in the national finals held in [...]

Eberhardt and Mercer Show in Cincinnati: 1 of 9 Pairs!

Works by Brett Eberhardt and former student Kevin Mercer, BFA 2010, have been selected for inclusion in TAPPED at Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. Only nine teacher-student pairs were accepted.
The jury process for this very competitive exhibit resulted in the final selection of 18 works by 18 artists (nine pairs) to be displayed in [...]

Wright is One of Four Master DAI Teachers in US

DC Wright spent New Years in LA, teaching at the Dueling Arts International Stage Combat Winter Workshop. At the conclusion of the workshop, DC was awarded the rank Master Teacher by DAI, one of only four in the country.
The next week, DC was again teaching stage combat at the Winter Wonderland Workshop [...]

Students Pass Single Sword Proficiency

At the end of the fall 2010 semester, several members of the combat class participated in a national Society of American Fight Directors Skills Proficiency Test, adjudicated by Fight Master Chuck Coyl. All of the students passed the test, and eleven of the sixteen testing received recommended status.
Single Sword:
Andrew Behling Recommended
John Brennan Blickhan Recommended
Anna Cline [...]