MU Music student achievements

As the academic year draws to a close, the School of Music recognizes some of our student’s achievements.  These include papers being accepted at conferences and/or published, job placements, and acceptance at graduate schools.  

CONTINUED STUDY:
Jenna Braaksma (MM-Colloaborative Piano ’14 and MM Piano Pedagogy ’16):  Attending Florida State University in Tallahassee for Piano Pedagogy and Collaborative Piano Fall 2017

Andrew Flanigan (MM-Vocal Performance ’17):  Accepted to Jacobs School of Music’s MM program in Voice at Indiana University

Nathan Fratzke (MM-Choral Conducting ’17):  Accepted to University of Southern California’s DMA in choral conducting 

Steven Groth (MM-Vocal Performance an Collaborative Piano ’17):  Attending University of Colorado-Boulder DMA program in voice pedagogy Fall 2017

Erin Hoerchler (BM-Composition ’17): Will be attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, starting Fall 2018

Trey Makler (BM-Composition ’17):  Accepted to The Julliard School with $20,000 scholarship and also received offers from USC (with $10,000 scholarship) & University of Colorado – Boulder (with assistantship)

Madelyn Munsell (BA-Music ’17):  Accepted to Boston Conservatory’s MM program in Voice

Justin Pounds (BM-Composition ’13 & MM-Composition ’15):  Accepted to Missouri State University for DMA program studies

Gyumi Rha (MM-Piano Performance ’17):  Accepted to Michigan State University in doctoral program with graduate teaching assistantship

Liyue Yin (MM-Piano Performance ’17):  Accepted to the doctoral program at UMKC with scholarship

Patrick Smith (BM-Vocal Performance ’17):  Accepted to University of Northern Iowa’s MM program in Voice

Zeru Wang (BM-Piano Performance ’16):  Will matriculate to the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s MM program in piano performance with scholarship

Graham Woodland (BM-Violin Performance ’16):  Accepted to MM program in Violin Performance w/ full tuition scholarship at the HARTT SCHOOL in Connecticut.  Also received offers from Boston University and Boston Conservatory 

PUBLISHED:
Júlia Coelho (MM Vocal Performance and MA Musicology ’17):  Chosen to present a paper titled “Claudio Monteverdi and La Favola d’Orfeo: Character Con-struction and Depiction of Emotion” at the conference The Making of a Genius: Claudio Monteverdi from Cremona to Mantua to be held in Mantua, Italy, in June 2017. The conference is in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the composer’s birth

Ethan Cartee (BM-Music Education ’17):  Paper about Music of the Cherokee Nation accepted for publication in MU’s Artifacts Journal of Undergraduate Writing

Jordan Cox (PhD-Music Education student):  Research-to-practice article published in the Missouri School Music Magazine

Ryan Marquardt (BM-Guitar Performance student): Publication "Women Composers of the 19th Century: Arranged for Guitar Quartet" was released Spring 2017.

Rachel Menscher (PhD-Music Education student):  Technology review was published in the piano magazine Clavier Companion

Brad Regier (PhD-Music Education student): Research-to-practice article published in the Missouri School Music Magazine and reprinted in the Alabama state music education magazine, Ala Breve

Erin Schlabach (MA-Musicology ’17):  Paper “‘I Ain’t No Size 2’: Meghan Trainor’s Body Image Controversy” has been accepted for delivery at the Feminist Theory and Music Conference, an international biennial conference, to be held in July in San Francisco, CA

Kiernan Steiner (MM-Choral Conducting Student):  Paper “Sweet Honey in the Rock’s Song “Ella’s Song” and Womanism.”
has been accepted for delivery at the Feminist Theory and Music Conference, an international biennial conference, to be held in July in San Francisco, CA.  This project was completed for Dr. Gibson’s Studies in African-American Music class.

JOB PLACEMENT:
Kelsee Gardner (BM-Music Education ’17):  Accepted a teaching position in instrumental music in Liberty, Missouri

Anthony Hasek (BM-Music Education ’17):  Accepted a teaching position in instrumental music in Popular Bluff, Missouri

Bria Jones (BM-Music Education ’17):  Accepted a teaching position in elementary music in University City, Missouri

Laura Kitchel (PhD-Music Education ’17):  Accepted a position as Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University; Laura’s research-to-practice article was published in the Missouri School Music Magazine

Adam Matejek (MM-Trumpet Performance ’17):  Accepted a teaching position in elementary music and middle and high school band in Maracaibo, Venezuela

Elizabeth McFarland (BSED-Music Education ’05 & PhD-Music Education ’17):  Accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Voice at Southeast Missouri State University

Liz (Nash) Copeland (BA-Music ’13 & MM-Music Education ’16):  Accepted a position teaching elementary strings in Blue Valley, Kansas

Marissa Romero (BM-Music Education ’17):  Accepted a position teaching instrumental music in Raytown, Missouri

Matt Vallot (BM-Music Education ‘17):  Accepted a position teaching K-12 music in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Aaron Wacker (PhD-Music Education ‘17):  Accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Missouri Valley College

OTHER:
Michelle Ko (PhD-Music Education student):  Presented a session regarding culturally responsive music teaching at the New Directions Conference at Michigan State University

James Shemwell (BM-Music Education student):  Awarded a stipend by the Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program of the College of Arts and Science for next fall.  Under the supervision of Dr. Budds, he will construct the history of Phi Mu Alpha at the University of Missouri since 1907

Ben Worley (BA-Music ’15 & MM-Vocal Performance student):  Won the poster competition at the regional National Association of Teachers of Singers last October.  His presentation concerned H. Lawrence Freeman, a pioneering African-American composer of opera