Raymond Torres-Santos “Jubilum” Premiered

Organist Andrés Mojica gave the world premiere of Dr. Raymond Torres-Santos’s organ concert piece, Jubilum, in a sold out concert at the University Theater of the Puerto Rico University in San Juan. The concert included works from the standard organ repertoire by Bach, Mendelssohn and Widor. Dr. Torres-Santoaddressed the public in a pre-concert talk about the work. Subsequent concerts of the work include those at the University of Kansas in December 2, 2015 and the Methuen Memorial Hall in Massachusetts in June 15, 2016.

Kathi Rundus Releases new Textbook

Dr. Kathi Rundus book, “Cantabile Voice Class,” was released by Pavane Publishers. It is a lower division text book for Voice classes and follows Dr. RUndus’s 2009 vocal pedagogy book “Cantabile.” “Choral Cantabile” is set for a 2016 release by Pavane.

Additionally, she was chosen to be a presenter at the CASMEC convention in San Jose in February 2016. The presentation will equip choral directors with  ”best practice” techniques in teaching breath management  to choral ensembles.

Althea Waites to Solo with Southeast Symphony

Althea Waites will be guest soloist in a performance of the Beethoven Choral Fantasy for the opening concert of the Southeast Symphony. The orchestra is now in residence at First Congregational Church in Los Angeles.

“African-American music teachers were determined to create an orchestra where African-American musicians – most notably, their students – could learn orchestral repertoire and ensemble performance, a place where Blacks could prepare for careers in the great orchestras of the world and the music pits of Broadway and the opera world; a place where African-American musicians could prepare for the challenges of the recording studios of Los Angeles, and the movie studios of Hollywood; and even a place where African-American concert-goers could go to enjoy the music of the great masters in comfort. It was in this context that one of those music teachers, Mabel Massengill Gunn, gathered her colleagues, most who lived in an area of Los Angeles that is southeast of the city’s downtown sector, and formed The Southeast Symphony.” credit

Kathi Rundus Publishes new Book

Dr. Kathi Rundus book, “Cantabile Voice Class,” was released by Pavane Publishers. It is a lower division text book for Voice classes and follows Dr. RUndus’s 2009 vocal pedagogy book “Cantabile.” “Choral Cantabile” is set for a 2016 release by Pavane. Additionally, she was chosen to be a presenter at the CASMEC convention in San Jose in February 2016. The presentation will equip choral directors with  ”best practice” techniques in teaching breath management  to choral ensembles. She has also been selected as a presenter at the CASMEC convention in San Jose in February 2016. The presentation will equip choral directors with “best practice” techniques in teaching breath management  to choral ensembles.

David Garrett Performs Across US

David Garrett, when not playing at the Hollywood Bowl, took part in the Sound Encounters Music Camp, National Cello Institute, and the Grand Tetons Music Festival. Summer solo and chamber music performances included concerts in Los Angeles, Claremont, Pasadena, Algoura Hills, Santa Monica, Ottawa (KS), and Teton Village (WY). This Tuesday’s broadcast of Performance Today includes the Zemlinsky Trio from the Grand Tetons Music Festival with Garrett as cellist.