Featuring the Rhodes Jazz Band and Jazz Combos.
Douglas Rubio is Professor of Classical Guitar at the State University of New York at Potsdam. He has performed throughout the United States as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been the featured concerto soloist with the Montecito (California) and Pennsylvania Centre chamber orchestras, and the Orchestra of Northern New York. His Avalon Guitar Duo won First Prize in the 1985 Guitar Foundation of America International Duo Guitar Competition, and is featured on the compact disc GFA Winners Circle 1982-1993.
The Rhodes Jazz Band led by Dr. John Bass, director of Rhodes’ Mike Curb Institute for Music, will participate in Grahamwood Elementary School’s annual Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 24.
Dr. Tom Merrill, professor of music at Xavier University and a 1982 Rhodes alumnus, has been elected to the office of National Treasurer by the American Choral Directors Association.
The Faculty Concert Series at Rhodes is in full swing. For the professors in the Department of Music, the concert series is a fun and meaningful way for them to live their craft while bringing Rhodes closer to its community.
The Audubon Sessions makes its television debut in 2017 on public, educational, and government (PEG) cable access stations in cities throughout the country.
Dr. Mona Kreitner of the Department of Music recently was honored with the Madge Clark Service Award presented by Hope House, a non-profit which assists children and adults impacted by HIV and AIDS.
Robert Patterson will be addressing the Rhodes College Composition Seminar regarding his compositional process.
Megamachines, Monsters, and Movie Music: Nuclear Culture In American and British Science Fiction Television from the 1950s to the Present
Since the 1950s, science fiction television in America and Britain has repeatedly explored dehumanizing megamachines, horrific megaweapons, and the nuclear states—unprecedented concentrations of political, economic, and social power--necessary to sustain those weapons. Film scholar and music historian Stan Pelkey considers what these television representations may reveal about our collective hopes and anxieties.
This presentation will explore practical ways that arts and humanities majors can think about entrepreneurship in relation to their disciplines and professional development while considering how arts entrepreneurship has intersected with urban redevelopment efforts.
Dr. Stan Pelkey is Associate Dean, Engagement and Entrepreneurship College of Music, Florida State University, a composer, and a musicologist who researches the history of film music.