Enjoy 'Music Faculty Showcase' at Kresge, on WGRE Thursday

Enjoy 'Music Faculty Showcase' at Kresge, on WGRE Thursday

December 4, 2001

December 4, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw University Band, under the direction of Dr. Craig Paré, will present a special “Music Faculty Showcase” concert on Thursday, December 6 at 1 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium of the Performing Arts Center. This performance will be broadcast live on the DePauw radio station, WGRE 91.5. You can hear the station over the Internet via RealAudio. To link, click here.

The program will feature three DePauw School of Music faculty soloists: Randy Salman, clarinet, Barbara Paré, soprano, and Orcenith Smith, tuba. The performance will also feature Ken Owen, director of media relations at DePauw and veteran Indianapolis television newscaster, as guest host and narrator. The concert's musical selections will include:

Pas Redoublé— Camille Saint-Saëns

Solo de Concours— André Messager

Five Folk Songs for Soprano and Band— Bernard Gilmore

Three Hymns from Hymns for Tuba and Band— Orcenith Smith

A Christmas Festival— Leroy Anderson

Randy Salman, professor of clarinet, saxophone, and jazz studies. A graduate of the University of Illinois with additional studies in Chicago and New York City, Salman is an active clinician, performer, and adjudicator. An accomplished performer of both jazz and classical music, Salman has performed professionally with the Indianapolis Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Gunther Schuller, as well as many others. Salman has performed on programs at the International Clarinet Association Clarinetfest, University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, Indiana University Clarinet Symposium and the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference. He has recorded with the Winds of Indiana, The Jazz Members Big Band, The Birch Creek Summer Music Center, Wanda Stafford, The Music of Fred Enenback and has participated in Educational Recordings for several major music publishing companies. Professor Salman has published reviews and articles for The Clarinet and Band Directors Guidejournals. He is currently professor of woodwinds at DePauw University where he serves as director of jazz studies in addition to performing with the Faculty Woodwind Quintet and Faculty Jazz Sextet.

Barbara Paré, assistant professor of voice. Barbara Paré teaches applied studio voice, beginning voice class, and vocal chamber music, having joined the faculty in 1994. An active recitalist, she has extensive solo and operatic experience. Professor Paré has performed with a variety of nationally-known opera companies, including the Opera TheatreEast College tall xz of St. Louis, the Cincinnati Opera Summer Festival, the Ensemble Company of Cincinnati Opera (ECCO), the Des Moines Metro Opera, and Opera Iowa. Her operatic experience has included roles in staged productions of Cendrillion, Carmen, The Barber of Seville, and The Bartered Bride, and a concert performance of Die Zauberflöte with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Professor Paré has also performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Ballet, and presented numerous recitals at colleges and universities, including the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Northern Kentucky University, and Western State College. She has recorded Bernard Gilmore's Five Folksongs for Soprano and Bandon the Klavier label, with the University of Cincinnati Wind Symphony, under the direction of Eugene Migliaro Corporon. Paré has been a participant in the Grandin Festival for vocal chamber music, studying and performing with Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Charles Neidich, Warren Jones, and Paul Sperry. In addition, she presented a recital featuring the works of Australian composers at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC. She is active as an adjudicator and clinician for the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Professor Paré received a Bachelor of Music degree from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music degree from Florida State University. Her teachers have included Patricia Berlin, Barbara Doscher, Yvonne Ciannella, and Lindsay Christiansen. Before joining the faculty at DePauw University, Paré taught at Northern Kentucky University, Florida State University, Western State College, and Simpson College.

Orcenith Smith— professor of music, Cassel Grubb University Professor of Music, professor of tuba. Orcenith Smith has recorded projects with Dave Brubeck, Sandi Patty, the Indianapolis Chamber Brass and an upcoming CD release with DePauw faculty harpist, Harriet Thompson Moore. A winner of numerous competitions and awards, his 1997 New York recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall received a glowing review in the New York Times. Smith was immediately contacted by National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. and performed the recital “live” for the nation on Performance Today from NPR's studios in Washington. He has appeared as a concert soloist with orchestras in Oklahoma, Ohio, and Indiana. He has also performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Smith is an Honors Program graduate in instrumental performance and conducting and has a Master of Music degree in instrumental conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and has studied with Samuel Green, Rex Conner, Albert Buswell, and Harry Haines.

“What an honor it is to not only work daily with each of these fine artists, but to have the opportunity to make music with them with the University Band”, stated Craig Paré, director of University Bands. “My three colleagues are outstanding musicians, and bring a wonderful variety of talent and musicianship to our program. Our audience, both in Kresge Auditorium and on the radio, will enjoy the variety in the works selected by each soloist, and the world-class artistry that our School of Music features in its faculty. The ‘Solo de Concours' is a clarinet work that was composed as a competition piece for Paris National Conservatory students. Gilmore's ‘Five Folk Songs' is one of a very few works that combine voice and winds. And ‘Three Hymns', for tuba and band, was actually composed by our soloist for this concert!”

The University Band concert performance is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, contact the University Bands office at 1-765-658-4385 or send an e-mail by clicking here.