U of A Professor Set for Residency at University of Nebraska
University of Arkansas professor of music Chalon Ragsdale will be a guest of the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska Lincoln for a residency Oct. 10-11. Ragsdale will be teaching classes and meeting with conducting students and percussion students in conjunction with a UNL Symphonic Band Concert on Tuesday, Oct. 11, featuring the wind music of the Australian-American composer Percy Grainger.
Ragsdale has presented lectures on the life and music of Percy Grainger for audiences at national and international music conferences, for the 2011 Japan Grainger Festival in Tokyo, and twice for patrons of the Grainger Museum at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia. He has published some 25 settings of Grainger's music from other sources for wind band, and in 2003 was awarded the "Grainger Medallion" by the International Percy Grainger Society for "his work in support of the music of Percy Grainger."
The Oct. 11 Symphonic Band Concert at UNL, conducted by professor Tony Falcone, will be a program mixing Grainger's original works for band with Ragsdale's settings for band of Grainger's music from other media (choral, orchestral, and mixed chamber).
Justin R. Hunter, administrative specialist III
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