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"New Music for Orchestra and Winds"

Featuring premiere performances of music with student musicians from Rhodes College and the University of Memphis. Presented as part of the "Rhodes Less Travelled" new music festival at Rhodes. RHODES LESS TRAVELLED: NEW AND EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC FESTIVAL September 18-19, 2014 September 18 & 19 at Noon Open air concerts of minimalist music by Terry Riley and Louis Andriessen Briggs North Patio on Rhodes Campus September 18, 7:30 p.m. "New Music from Modern Day Composers" Featuring Rhodes faculty and friends Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 613 University St. September 19, 7:30 p.m.

"New Music from Modern Day Composers"

The RHODES LESS TRAVELLED: NEW AND EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC FESTIVAL featuring Rhodes faculty and friends is Sept. 18-19.
Sept. 18 & 19 at noon


Open air concerts of minimalist music by Terry Riley and Louis Andriessen
Briggs North Patio on Rhodes Campus
Sept.18, 7:30 p.m.


"New Music from Modern Day Composers" featuring Rhodes faculty and friends
Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 613 University St.
Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.

William Skoog

William Skoog joined the Rhodes faculty in 2009 as Professor of Music, and Director of Choral Studies. He most recently served as Director of Choral Activities at Bowling Green State University, directing the University Men’s Chorus, University Choral Society and Collegiate Chorale, and taught courses in undergraduate and graduate conducting and choral literature. He served in a similar capacity at Indiana/Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Vanessa Rogers

Vanessa L. Rogers teaches courses in Music History and Literature. Prior to joining the faculty at Rhodes College, she taught music history at Wabash College and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.  She also works as Research Associate for the London Stage, 1800-1900 database and is Principal Researcher for Ballad Operas Online: An Electronic Catalogue at the University of Oxford (www.odl.ox.ac.uk/balladoperas/). 

Courtenay Harter

Associate Professor Courtenay Harter currently teaches music theory, oboe & English horn, and coaches chamber music at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.  Most recently, Dr. Harter has been the point person in the development of an interdisciplinary major in Music & Psychology, and teaches courses in the curriculum, including “Psychology of Music.”  Her previous teaching appointments include Georgia State University, Oberlin College′s Conservatory of Music, and the University of Connecticut.

Tom Bryant

Thomas Bryant received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the University of Georgia, and completed his D.M. degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Dr. Bryant lists his piano teachers and mentors to include Despy Karlas, Jane Douglas, Hans Petermandl, Maria Regina Seidlhofer-Luponi, and Donald Isaak. He has studied accompanying with Laurence Davis and Erik Werba.

Carole Blankenship

Carole Choate Blankenship, soprano, is Associate Professor of Music, Chair of the Department of Music, and Elizabeth G. Daughdrill Chair in the Fine Arts at Rhodes College. She is heard regularly in recitals, lecture recitals, chamber music concerts, and oratorio performances. Dr. Blankenship has performed solo recitals in Marktoberdorf, Germany; The Cell Theatre, New York, New York; The University of California, Santa Cruz; The University of the Pacific; The University of Delaware; The Lilypad, Boston; The Foundling Museum, London, and on many concert series. Dr.

John Bass

John Bass serves as Director of the Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College, an endowed program founded by Mike Curb to research, preserve, and promote the musical traditions of Memphis and the South. Through the Curb Institute, Dr. Bass has developed and directs student fellowships, original research, and community engagement initiatives in Memphis.

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