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KU School of Music faculty to present at 2013 Kansas Music Educators Association Workshop Two student groups invited to perform: the KU Tuba-Euphonium Consort & the Wakarusa Trio

Monday, February 4, 2013

LAWRENCE, KS — The KU School of Music will be represented at the 2013 Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) Workshop by numerous clinicians and the KU Tuba-Euphonium Consort. The workshop will be held at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, KS on February 21-23, 2013.

This annual conference is an event where speakers and performers gather to represent the best of music education throughout the state of Kansas. The KU Tuba-Euphonium Consort, led by professor Scott Watson, was chosen to perform. The group will perform at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 21. Additionally, three KU professors were selected to present clinics, including:

  • Matthew O. Smith, associate director of bands/director of athletic bands: “So Whatcha Playin’ This Year? May I Ask Why?” on Thursday, February 21 at 1:00 pm.
  • Jacob M. Dakon, assistant professor of music education and music therapy: “The Missing Link: Addressing Bow Control Between Staccato and Spiccato” on Friday, February 22 at 9:00 am.
  • Scott Watson, professor of tuba-euphonium: “Are You Looking At Me? Conducting Tips from 45 Years on the Back Row” on Friday, February 22 at 3:00pm.

Additionally, the Wakarusa Trio, a KU student ensemble, will perform on Friday, February 22 at 12:30 pm. The trio won the 2013 MTNA Regional Young Artist Chamber Music Competition. They will perform Mozart’s “Andante,” from “Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat major.” The members includes: Puyin Bai, senior, clarinet; Shokhrukh Sadikov, MM, viola; Kai Yin Crystal Lam, DMA, piano.

The Kansas Music Educators Association was developed to support music educators by fostering leadership, providing professional development and promoting the advocacy of music learning in schools and communities.

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. music.ku.edu.



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