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July 16, 2003
Trygve M. Rydberg, former chairman of the music department at Essex Community College, died of a heart ailment Thursday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Towson resident was 84. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he earned undergraduate and master's degrees in education from Columbia University in New York and did postgraduate work at the Johns Hopkins and Towson universities, and Peabody Conservatory. During World War II, as a lieutenant in the Army Air Forces, he was a navigator on many missions over Germany.
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chuck.gait@gmail.com | May 30, 2013
In a recent column, I wrote about a used musical instrument donation program that was sponsored by the Reservoir High School music department. Here's the rest of the story. The music directors at Reservoir started a chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, which, according to the Tri-M website is "an international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students that is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | May 10, 1991
Some say Senate Minority Leader Jack Cade plays the upper house likea Stradivarius. Now, he will get a chance to lead the whole orchestra. Not the General Assembly. A real orchestra.Tomorrow night, theBear of Severna Park will be the guest conductor for the Anne Arundel Community College Orchestra during a benefit concert and reception called, "A Night in Vienna."Cade, a fifth-term senator from District 33, may be best known for devouring bureaucrats during state budget hearings.But the 61-year-old Republican will lead the 59-member orchestra through the "Radetzky March," a New Year's favorite in Vienna, shortly before intermission Saturday.
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April 22, 2013
In my 42 years of teaching in the music department at Towson University, I have had the opportunity observe President Maravene Loeschke's leadership from the time she became chairwoman of the theater department many years ago. During those years, I have worked with many administrators at Towson and elsewhere. Having observed the leadership styles and accomplishments of five presidents and at least two acting presidents, I can say that without question Ms. Loeschke is the best administrator, the best leader I have ever seen.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | September 5, 2008
Frederick Hyland King, a retired music teacher in Baltimore County and a longtime director of the award-winning Dundalk Chorus of the Chesapeake and Sweet Adelines' Dundalk chapter, died Monday of complications from diabetes at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 77. A lifelong devotee and practitioner of barbershop harmony - a cappella and four-part harmony - Mr. King was a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society Hall of Fame, which described him in a biographical profile as a "barbershopper's barbershopper."
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By Gina Davis | April 24, 2005
Elijah Wirth Occupation: Co-founder and conductor of the Westminster Symphony Orchestra, conductor of the Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra, director of Carroll Community College's music department, tuba instructor at McDaniel College. He also plays bass guitar in two local rock bands and is a freelance tuba player. In the news: For the past year, Wirth has spearheaded the community college's collaboration with McDaniel's music department to create a community orchestra that draws talent from both colleges, local high schools and area residents.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,Evening Sun Staff | March 28, 1991
The Peabody Conservatory will offer a new master of music degree in electronic and computer music starting in September, the first such program in the country to offer three specialized areas -- composition, performance and research.Four faculty members, specialists in different aspects of computer music, will teach the program: Jean Eichelberger Ivey, Geoffrey Wright, McGregor Boyle and Edward Pirali. Wright directs the computer music department and designed the two-year degree program.The computer music department for several years has worked with Johns Hopkins University in cross-disciplinary projects such studying bird song and creating music software.
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October 21, 2011
Concerts Raising 'Ancient Voices' The music department at Howard Community College continues its sixth concert season with a concert called "Ancient Voices from Earth and Space," Sat., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., in its Monteabaro Recital Hall. This concert will feature soprano Judith Cavendish , pianist William Scanlan Murphy , clarinet player David Rybczynski and guitarist Scott Goriup performing works by Tedesco, Hovhaness and Musgrave. Tickets are $17 general, $11 for seniors and $6 for faculty, student and staff.
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November 17, 2002
McDaniel College music department's November concert schedule will offer an array of sounds and styles to welcome the holidays. The student Brass Ensemble will play at 7 p.m. tomorrow in (Little) Baker Chapel. The group of 12 McDaniel students and four nonstudents directed by Don Horneff will perform Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Mussorgsky's Promenade, Lennon and McCartney's Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Holcombe's Celebration for Christmas Brass, and the Canadian Brass' Saint Hallelujah.
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September 9, 2004
On September 6, 2004, ALICE W. GOBELI (nee Williams); beloved wife of Johnnie R. Gobeli; loving mother of Katherine Dickerson, Mary White, Alan Gobeli and Kay Mc Ginnis; dear grandmother of Melody Schurgast, Amy and Beth White, Luke, Gus and Sam Gobeli, Sarah and Courtney Mc Ginnis. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26A), on Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a Funeral Service will be held Friday at 11 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
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February 26, 2013
The Perry Hall High School music department will host a memorial scholarship concert on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m., in honor of school alumnus John DiLutis Jr., a trombonist and Perry Hall graduate who died in 1993 at age 26, shortly after his music career began. The concert will feature the music of composers Roland Barrett, Guy Forbes, Robert Shelton and Sean O'Loughlin, as well as classic composers, including Paul Whear, W.A. Mozart, Henri Rabaud, and Franz von Suppe.
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November 30, 2012
Holiday concert The Alleluias, an interdenominational Christian choral group, presents the Christmas cantata "Agnus Dei," featuring the music of Michael Smith , at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Conference and Retreat Center of Bon Secours, 1525 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville. The event is free, but a love offering will be taken. Information: 443-812-1037. 'Holiday Hop' The Kangaroo Kids Precision Jump Rope Team hosts this annual event Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2012
Marshall C. "Marsh" Anders Jr., a retired music teacher, pianist and church organist who headed the music department at McDonogh School for nearly 50 years, died Nov. 15 of a stroke at the Brightview Mays Chapel retirement community. He was 90. "Marsh was quite amazing. He was at home with classical music, jazz and all of the American standards. He could play any song in any key. He was incredible," said Philip A. Olsen, who is head of choral music at McDonogh's upper school.
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By Mary Clare Fischer, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2012
At first glance, David Correy and Nelson Emokpae could not be more different. One is a humble, clean-cut 32-year-old African native with a silky voice. The other is 26, covered in tattoos and piercings and so passionate about his music he breaks down in tears while talking about it. Yet Correy and Emokpae came up in and around Baltimore, and both have tragic pasts that pushed them to seek solace in music. Now they're both competing on rival reality singing competitions - Correy on "The X Factor" and Emokpae on "The Voice.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2012
Carl Leo Dietrich, who had been chairman of the music department at what is now McDaniel College and later was a founder of the Columbia Orchestra, died May 24 of a fall at his Naples, Fla., home. The former Columbia resident was 85. "His influence of joyful exuberance is still very much a part of the spirit of music-making here in the department today," said Dr. Margaret Boudreaux, who succeeded Mr. Dietrich as department chair in 1991. "He was my immediate predecessor as chair, and the person that hired me," said Dr. Boudreaux.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2012
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be jetting to the West Coast this week for a six-day, three-city tour - its first extended outing since Marin Alsop was named music director five years ago. The tour, which begins Wednesday, opens with a concert in Orange County, Calif., and concludes with one in Eugene, Ore. Between those performances will be a three-day residency at the University of California at Berkeley. "Artistically, it's great for the orchestra, because we get to play in a different hall every day," said Alsop.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Special to The Sun | August 19, 1994
The U.S. Naval Academy Music Department's 1994-1995 Distinguished Visitors Concert Series promises to be the most exciting in the history of Alumni Hall.The season begins on Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the Kirov Orchestra of St. Petersburg, under the direction of Valery Gergiev. The talented Russian's career has advanced steadily since he won the Karajan Competition in Berlin at age 23 and moved to the Kirov Opera as Yuri Temirkanov's assistant.Mr. Gergiev will conduct Wagner's Prelude to "Parsifal," Prokofiev's Fifth Piano Concerto and the wrenching Eighth Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich.
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October 21, 2011
Concerts Raising 'Ancient Voices' The music department at Howard Community College continues its sixth concert season with a concert called "Ancient Voices from Earth and Space," Sat., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., in its Monteabaro Recital Hall. This concert will feature soprano Judith Cavendish , pianist William Scanlan Murphy , clarinet player David Rybczynski and guitarist Scott Goriup performing works by Tedesco, Hovhaness and Musgrave. Tickets are $17 general, $11 for seniors and $6 for faculty, student and staff.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2011
They don't squeal like pigs, cluck like chickens or quack like ducks. In fact, you scarcely get a sound out of them unless you pick one up and try your hand at music. That is why teachers at Glenwood Middle School in Howard County are hosting an "instrumental petting zoo" on Saturday, hoping that area youngsters take to a cafeteria filled with orchestra instruments they way they do to barnyard filled with animals. Exposing students as early as first grade to the instruments could spawn an interest in the school's music program when they reach third or fourth grade, said Trish De Orio, strings teacher at Glenwood Middle and Gorman Crossing Elementary schools in Laurel.
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