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2nd edition, of annual Art Magazine for Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend. ...

2nd edition, of annual Art Magazine for Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend.

Distributed internally and externally to faculty, staff, and alumni. Also used to promote school and programs to community. Doubled in length from inaugural issue.

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    • Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts South Bend, IN P.O. Box 7111 // South Bend, IN 46634-7111 Permit No. 540 School: 574.520.4134 Box Office: 574.520.4203 ErnEstinE M. raclin school of thE arts // 2010 E-Mail: artsiusb@iusb.edu Web site: arts.iusb.edu Return Service Requested born to be AMONg thE BESt Communication Studies // Music // New Media // theatre & Dance // Visual Arts Visit arts.iusb.edu to sign up for our e-newsletter.
    • // AUgUSt 2010 Aspire is published annually by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, A Message from Indiana University South Bend, for our alumni, students, friends, faculty, and staff. the Dean DEAN the past year has been much like the Marvin V. Curtis, Ed.D. final line from the musical Camelot. EDItORIAl tEAM Kenneth Baierl King arthur encounters a young man Marvin V. Curtis Moira Dyczko who wants to be a knight and after a Michele Morgan-Dufour conversation sends him on his way to COPy EDItOR Kathy Borlik tell the story of the mythical kingdom. on seeing the boy run, arthur’s friend DESIgNER tiffany goehring King Pellinore inquires who the young PhOtOgRAPhy man is. arthur replies, “one of what we Michael Banks are all…less than a drop in the great blue WRItERS Karen Ackoff motion of the sunlit seas, but some of the Julie Allee Marlon Burnley drops sparkle, some do sparkle.” Jameson Cooper Kevin M. gillen Mike gonzales Crystal hill the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts has been Next academic year will have a touch more sparkle as Alec R. hosterman sparkling lately. Our year contained many innovative, the school celebrates its 20th anniversary. Along with Jacob Murphy exciting, and sparkling events from a reconstituted and an array of special guests, there will be new academic Alicia Purcell Andrea Rusnock winning debate team to trips to Washington, D.C. and concentrations in jazz studies and music technology. New Jack Walton New york City. It has been eventful. majors in dance and arts education will be created, as well as a minor in arts management. // PRODUCtION NOtES Academically, the dance minor was implemented along with the Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Renovations for the Upstage and Recital hall are in PAPER RIS 70 lb. Value Silk Arts in Music degrees. the planning stage as we look to update those venues NOtE: RIS is a Forest Stewardship for coming decades. One of the first events will be the Council (FSC) certified vendor the Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors was premier of Requiem for the Innocent by Jorge Muñiz and supplies paper from performed on the campus for the first time since 1987 renewable sources. on October 2 in collaboration with the South Bend as a collaboration between music and theatre. the IUSB Symphony Orchestra. PRINtINg theatre Company also presented West Side Story and Four color printing with Alice in Wonderland. As the proud dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of Silk Aqueous Coating. the Arts, I invite you to join us as we move forward. Our the art gallery presented five well known artists from tyPOgRAPhy students are reaching for higher heights and our faculty Cavier Dreams Regular, times New the Midwest including the illustrator C.F. Payne. Scott are leading the way as we all aspire to be those drops in Roman Regular, trade gothic Regular, McCloud discussed the changing world of cartooning the sunlit sea…and yes, some of them do sparkle. light, light Oblique, Oblique, and the media. Wingdings Regular Sincerely, Musically, the Euclid Quartet took the public schools by FRONt COVER West Side Story photograph storm with their National Endowment for the Arts grant MARVIN V. CURtIS // DEAN by Michael Banks // student program, Alexander toradze performed with the london ERNEStINE M. RAClIN SChOOl OF thE ARtS Philharmonic at lincoln Center in New york City and the South Bend Symphonic Choir sang a 90-minute Christmas concert at the White house. Copyright 2010 Ernestine M. Raclin AbAndonment School of the Arts, IU South Bend photograph by Michael Banks // student
    • 4 the Value of internships 5 arts@20.celebrate! 6 Amahl and the night Visitors 9 celebrating our achievements 9 after school arts Program // MISSION StAtEMENt 10 interview with cassandra E. nwokah the IUSB Arts Foundation supports the Ernestine 12 record Enrollment in the arts M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend by 14 ...A trip down the Rabbit Hole sponsoring or providing funds for special events and community outreach programs, with particular 16 Gallery shows Midwestern artists emphasis on educating, entertaining, and involving 17 c.f. Payne: an american illustrator young people. 18 new Dance Minor added // IUSB ARtS FOUNDAtION, INC. 19 artstor Digital image library Valerie Sabo, president June h. Edwards, vice president 20 summer in florence Joe Mancini, treasurer Beth North, secretary 22 new Music Degrees approved linda Bancroft ERNEStINE M. RAClIN SChOOl OF thE ARtS // IU SOUth BEND 22 flute festival Durleen Braasch Sondra J. Byrnes 25 lift Every Voice Marvin V. Curtis, ex-officio Robert W. Demaree Jr.* 27 Quartet scene investigators Frederick B. Ettl Judy Ferrara 29 telling Visual stories leslie gitlin Kitty gunty 32 new names & faces arts@20.celebrate Marlene hunt 36 Virginia Morrow retires Chris Kelly Alice A. Martin* 37 renovation abounds Sharon Mcleod Sara Miller 38 the art of collaboration Ernestine M. Raclin 40 West Side Story Celebrate 20 years of the arts at IU South Bend with guest artists Randolph Rompola Stephanie Schurz 42 speech night presenting concerts, lectures, workshops, critiques, and master- Peggy Soderberg Joyce F. Stifel 44 a Bite out of the Big apple classes in addition to our extensive performance schedule featuring Janet thompson* 48 christmas at the White house our talented students and faculty. *Emeritus Member the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts would like to thank the 50 David Barton retires IUSB Arts Foundation for their long standing service and support 52 new team speaks out to the school. their efforts make it possible for us to present contact us for an event schedule >> 574.520.4203 // arts.iusb.edu special events including the 20th Anniversary Celebration, 54 Your friend, Jerry toradze Piano Institute and Showcase of the Arts, among many other projects. 55 Grant to renovate theaters If you are interested in working with the Arts Foundation on future 56 Manuscript arts & illumination projects please contact the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts office at 574.520.4314 for more information. 58 Documented star 62 alumni, student, and faculty news
    • The Value arts@20.celebrate! By Moira Dyczko of Internships the 2010-11 academic year marks the 20th anniversary of and performances, our students will gain a broader perspective of their of our society for the salvation and eternal rest of all the victims of the joining of arts programs at IU chosen field of study. these guests, terrorist acts. ...” the work joins By Mike Gonzales South Bend. In 1990 the Division along with our traditional line-up of texts in Arabic, English, greek, of Arts was created by merging the student and faculty presentations, hebrew, latin, and Spanish through “A professor once told me, ‘If you’re a Meagan thompson, who completed my internship ended and a month Communication Studies, Music, will bring our celebration full circle. the oratorio in a display of unity. 4.0 student with no experience, and internships with the South Bend before graduation. It was such a great theatre and Visual Arts programs. Collaborations will take place within Muñiz says, “It is for me an honor there’s a 3.0 student with experience, Tribune and IU South Bend’s feeling knowing that after graduation I Over the years the Division of Arts the school through productions to provide the music for the opening I’m going to go with the experience newspaper, The Preface, agrees. wouldn’t have to worry about searching grew into a School of the Arts and including A Midsummer Night’s of the 2010-11 season of the South every time,’” says Crystal hill, a former “With both of these experiences, the for a job.” in 2002 the school was named to Dream as well as within the Bend Symphony, celebrating the intern of the South Bend Tribune honor Ernestine M. Raclin. Most larger community. 20th anniversary of the Ernestine and Aspire magazine. the professor recently the Ernestine M. Raclin M. Raclin School of the Arts, as to whom she refers is Ken Klimek, “It was such a great feeling knowing that after graduation School of the Arts opened a new the feature collaboration in the well as the 45th anniversary of the associate faculty member at IU South I wouldn’t have to worry about searching for a job.” program of study - New Media. upcoming year is the world premiere music program at Indiana University Bend and former assistant managing of Requiem for the Innocent South Bend. I hope that it can bring editor of the South Bend Tribune. the arts at IU South Bend has composed by Coordinator of Music together the diverse communities most valuable thing has been that “I was in the right place at the right grown from a one faculty member Jorge Muñiz and performed by the in Northern Indiana in a celebration Outside of the classroom, one of I’ve made contacts with people inside time to become a full-time employee,” music program in 1965, to five South Bend Symphony Orchestra of life.” the best ways for students to gain my industry.” says Ernsberger. “My predecessor areas of study (Communication under the direction of Maestro experience in a career is to get an resigned at the end of July, near the Studies & Art history, Music, New tsung yeh. the piece will be Requiem for the Innocent was internship. Recent communication lacey hahn used connections made conclusion of my internship. I was Media, theatre & Dance, and Visual featured in the opening concert partially supported by Indiana studies interns say those internships during her internship to get a full-time asked to be the interim promotions Arts) that include more than 30 of the symphony’s season and will University’s New Frontiers in the are not particularly difficult to job after her internship ended. She director as they searched for a new full-time faculty members and three include baritone Ivan griffin, the Arts & humanities Program, funded find. Some students find their interned at Power 95.7, a local hip- one. Knowing that the only bad thing times that in part-time faculty. South Bend Symphonic Choir, by the Office of the President and own, while others rely on Julie hop radio station, and afterwards she that could come out of applying Indiana University South Bend administered by the Office of the Allee, the internship coordinator graduated and moved to Indianapolis. would be them telling me no, I We embark on the celebration of Chorale, South Bend Chamber Vice Provost for Research, a faculty for communication studies, to find She had little luck finding anything applied. luckily, after a long search our 20th anniversary with a special Singers, Singers from the Notre research grant by the Office of internship opportunities. in Indianapolis, but one day, while of candidates from this area, all the season of events scheduled. From Dame glee Club, and Shout for Joy the Vice Chancellor of Academic visiting Power’s website, noticed that way from Florida to D.C., I was offered guest artists who will work with our Children’s Choir. Affairs, Indiana University South IU South Bend students and alumni they were hiring. She called her former the position.” students in the classroom as well Bend, and the South Bend Amy Conroy, Corey Boyd, Crystal hill, internship supervisor for an interview, as present public performances to Muñiz wrote this piece for the Symphony Orchestra. Julia Easton, Kayla Ernsberger, lacy and she got the job. She now works in Ernsberger is now the promotions collaborations within the school and victims of terrorism by working with hahn, and Meagen thompson recently the sales department as the account director at Federated Media, where community, our 20th anniversary texts from the largest monotheistic Moira Dyczko is the production completed internships, and all agreed manager for the station. her duties include working with celebration will be focused on the religions. About the piece, Muñiz coordinator for the Ernestine M. that they gained invaluable experience current interns. growth of our talented students. says, “… this work is about belief, Raclin School of the Arts. that helped prepare them for their Some companies offer full-time through working closely with guest a common quality of mankind future careers. work to their most talented interns. “My internship proved to be really artists in workshops, masterclasses throughout history. It is a prayer like hahn, Amy Conroy, and Kayla invaluable,” she says. “It has gotten Corey Boyd, a former WNDU intern, Ernsberger also received offers for full- me where I am at today and landed me believes that his internship provided my dream career.” a better learning experience than the time positions where they interned. Mike Gonzales was the Spring 2010 Guests Barbara Degenevie, photographer chair of photography, School of the Kevin Rudynski, printmaker chair of dept. of art & design, classroom. “I feel that I learned more “As my internship came to an end, Art Institute of Chicago Anderson University with my internship than I had learned I was hoping I would receive an Aspire intern. He hopes to write for a Austin I. Collins, C.S.C., sculptor with anything here at IUSB,” says official full-time job offer from ttg tattoo magazine after graduation. professor of sculpture, University Warren Jones, pianist/vocal coach Joe Segura, printmaker Boyd. “there are many ‘real world’ (the troyer group),” says Conroy, of Notre Dame “Collaborative Pianist of the year” timerand Master Printer and head things that came up that would not be marketing assistant with the firm. “I 2010 by Musical America of Segura Publishing Company mentioned in a text book.” had spoken to the CEO a few times DAyStAR Dance Co., and he commended me on the work I Native American dance Paul Katz, cellist In addition to the real world experience was doing and had hinted that a full- Presenting “No home but the heart” professor of violincello and chamber that interns gain, networking is another time offer would come soon. I received music, New England Conservatory valuable benefit. the offer letter about a month before 4 5
    • AMAhl And The nIGhT VIsITors taking the Show on the Road By Mike Gonzales Photography by Michael Banks // student “Everyone knows the story of the Magi who follow the Eastern star that leads them to the christ child,” said alicia Purcell in her director’s note in the program for Amahl and the night Visitors. “they bring gold, frankincense and myrrh. composer Gian carlo Menotti used the painting the Adoration of the magi by hieronymus Bosch as the inspiration for the story of his opera. above all, Amahl and the night Visitors is about a miracle.” little did she know that to some members of this community, the the December 2009 performances a month of searching, Purcell found After two public performances on performance would be the miracle. of Amahl and the Night Visitors Michael Ferlic and Mikey Nolan, two December 5 at IU South Bend, the first marked the first fully staged opera 11-year-olds who had never performed of the three road performances took and the first traveling production for before, but fit the part. place at the Center for the homeless. the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts in many years. More than the cast rehearsed for eight weeks. When approached by Outreach 2,000 audience members attended For the two Amahls, this was Manager Michele Morgan-Dufour, the five performances of Amahl and especially helpful. Peter lombardo with the Center for the the Night Visitors. the cast first gave homeless was excited about bringing “the more they rehearsed,” says Purcell, the opera there. performances at IU South Bend, “the more it became second nature.” followed by free performances at the “this was a great opportunity for 200 Center for the homeless and Navarre Since this was a traveling production people to see something they’ve never and Brown Intermediate Centers. for the school, the next obstacle was seen in their lives,” he says. “Poor to figure out travel arrangements. people, homeless people, they don’t the project started with Dean Marvin twenty five people had to be have the money to come to campus. I Curtis, who chose the production. transported to each venue, as well couldn’t turn it down.” Curtis received a grant from the as sets, props, costumes, lights, and Indiana Arts Commission with the sound equipment. When it came time for the performance, agreement that there would be free lombardo was apprehensive. “I sat and public performances of this “It was quite an ordeal to get in back and looked around, scared to production. everything there,” says Purcell. death. I thought, ‘What if they don’t lecturer in Voice Alicia Purcell like it?’” he says. directed the production. “As an opera “this was a true As soon as Amahl’s mother came out singer,” she says, “I had many famous directors, so I used what I’d learned opportunity for our on stage and sang, calling her son, he looked around. “the people were from them.” students to be exposed to just enthralled,” he says, mimicking this was also a new experience for the the fine arts at its best.” the excited faces that he saw in the cast, as this was the first opera many crowd, eyes wide and a look of pure joy in his face. of them had participated in. the most // Joseph somers, difficult part of casting was finding a boy for the lead role, Amahl. After principal at Brown 6 intermediate center 77
    • Celebrating our Achievements By Michele Morgan-Dufour the close of the 2009-10 academic year brought with it the annual Arts Excellence Awards and Commencement, two important celebrations of academic achievement and excellence for the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts students and faculty. More than one third of students majoring in the arts were honored during the annual Arts Excellence Awards presentation on April 28. Dean Marvin Curtis gave certificates to 217 students who attained the Dean’s list by earning “the Center for the homeless was really performance of Amahl and the Night attentive, listening and watching as inspiring for the cast because the story Visitors. the performers captivated the performance took place.” a 3.0 grade point average for at least one semester during 2009. Scholarships in music, visual arts, communication After-school Arts Program Wins State award is about a destitute mother and child,” our students.” “later that day,” says Dennie, “we studies, and theatre were awarded to 42 students. says Purcell. “the audience just loved it, they were very attentive.” After the performance, Somers asked heard students in the hall singing in the most prestigious awards of the evening, the Arts his students what they thought of the their best opera voices, mimicking Excellence Awards, recognize students chosen by the faculty By Michele Morgan-Dufour After the performance, the cast and performance throughout the rest of the what they had heard. they weren’t for their superior scholarship, performance, or exhibition. crew talked with the center’s guests school day. making fun of it, but enjoying it. One Arts Excellence Awards were presented to Nikita Abrosimov, and let them feel the costumes and teacher e-mailed me later in the day “Every student said they enjoyed it and music; Katie Brenneman, design; Michael Bubelenyi, Students and faculty are taking the arts off campus check out the props. to tell me that her students were couldn’t wait for another performance studio practice; Jan heeren, music; Mindy hill, mass to a new generation of young musicians, actors, singing their questions to her. they “the cast and crew were very of something,” says Somers. communication; Stephanie hoops, studio practice; Joseph and artists at the Charles Black and Martin luther really understood that the story was all welcoming,” says lombardo. “they Jackmovich, writing; Scott Myers, speech communication; King Recreation Centers. During the fall and spring presented through songs.” were nice and friendly, and so happy “this was a true opportunity for our toni Raimann, visual arts; Meagen thompson, mass semesters the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the to show off the simple set and props Brown students to be exposed to the the students at Navarre weren’t the communication; Ryan Wantland, theatre; and Joseph Arts provided 10 weeks of free after-school arts they used. the guests really had a fine arts at its best,” he says. “I hope only ones that enjoyed the performance. Zapata, new media. classes to primary and intermediate school children wonderful time.” it’s the beginning of many future at both centers. programs with the university.” “the staff was really excited to have the Edward Dams Photography Prize was given to Paul “Part of the reason I like [IU South this production as well,” says Dennie. guillaume by Dams’ widow, Jeanne. Emeritus Professor the program, Campus Connection, received the 2010 Bend],” says lombardo, “is that it Just like Brown, Navarre Intermediate “they not only enjoyed watching the Robert W. Demaree Jr. funded the award in remembrance Outstanding Program Award from the Indiana Parks really works hard to make itself part of Center hosted their first opera with production, but were excited to see our of photographer Edward Dams. his 1957 photograph of a and Recreation Association at their annual meeting. the community.” Amahl. Dorene Dennie, choir director students exposed to something new tornado and its disastrous aftermath won the Pulitzer Prize. at the school, says, “this is the first the collaboration between South Bend Parks and different.” Dean Marvin Curtis presented the Dean’s Special Award and Recreation Department and the school is the “the production ended up changing to debate team coach Julie Allee in recognition of her effort brainchild of City Councilman henry Davis and “the entire student body enjoyed this performance the way these students felt about in re-establishing the school’s debate team and coaching Dean Marvin Curtis. “Councilman Davis and I talked them through a successful first season. Debate team about how the school could help in his district,” of Amahl and the night Visitors. the performers opera,” says Dennie. “It couldn't have happened without the generosity member Angela Santos received the Debate team Novice said Curtis. “the school faculty and the recreation captivated our students.” of IUSB!” Competitor Award. centers’ staff designed a program to meet the children’s needs.” lombardo offers a sentiment that On May 11 IU South Bend celebrated commencement. seems mutual among the hosts of Excitement was high as students and their families arrived Children at the two centers enjoyed singing in the next two performances were held time a local university has treated us the performance. at the Joyce Center on the University of Notre Dame campus. children’s choirs and classes in mural painting, at Brown and Navarre Intermediate to a performance of their production… Coordinator of Student Services tamea Rector and assistant dance, and theatre improvisation. the Charles Centers. Joseph Somers, the principal especially for free!” “I’m very appreciative of what [IU trisha Miller were on hand to help students and faculty with Black children’s choir performed at the city of at Brown Intermediate Center, said that “When I first heard that the production South Bend] did,” says lombardo of their regalia and keep the event running smoothly. Retiring South Bend’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony at this was a first for his school, just as it was an operetta, I was very excited,” the event. “If they’re willing to do this music professor David Barton led more than 40 arts graduates the College Football hall of Fame. the 12-by-8 foot was for the Center for the homeless. says Dennie. “I also knew my work was again, we’d love it.” into commencement where they received their diplomas. mural painted by the children at the Martin luther “Our students, who have had very cut out for me. My students did not King Center was displayed at IU South Bend. The school will reprise Amahl and the Afterwards the new graduates enjoyed cake and celebrated little experience and opportunities to have an appreciation for opera because Night Visitors at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. with faculty, family, and friends. Each graduate received a Curtis is proud of what the program accomplished witness opera,” says Somers, “were they had never experienced it.” Saturday, December 4, 2010, at IU portfolio from the school in recognition of their achievement. in its first year. “Cultivating a love of the arts in amazed by this performance. the “Our students sat spellbound,” says South Bend’s Campus Auditorium. During the 2009-10 academic year 73 students received young people is an important part of what we do,” entire student body enjoyed this Dennie. “they were very quiet and their degree or special diploma. he said. 8 9
    • Interview with CaSSanDRa nWokah By Marvin Curtis Photograph by Michael Banks // student CASSANDRA E. NWOKAh was the MC: you are now an award winning before. I don’t know why I did it, MC: Who are your greatest influences? actress. how has this changed you? but I thought that getting up on a 2009 winner of the Indiana Community CN: My mother is, for sure. She is just the stage and auditioning in front of theatre league award for Best CN: that sounds so weird. If strangers would be a good test of most beautiful example of womanhood Performance by a leading Actress for anything, I am now more secure in my new store of false coolness. So, that I have ever encountered. She is grace what I want for my future and I’m my freshman year I auditioned for personified. I hope to be like her someday. her role as Esther Mills in the play driving towards it with gusto. the one play and it took me on a journey My sisters and my closest friends are also Intimate Apparel produced by the South experience with the entire group of important to me. I enjoy watching their that continues to surprise me today. Bend Civic theatre. the production actors and crew in this production the play was Crazy for You and it stories play out. In terms of celebrities, traveled to tacoma, Wash., where she was just such a perfect collaborative was my first musical. I got a part there are so many that I admire – it’s situation. I want to create art with as one of the follies girls and I was difficult to list - Dorothy Dandridge, Judy performed the role as part of the American people who are as passionate. there hooked. Some of my castmates from garland, and Ella Fitzgerald. there is Association of Community theatres were six actors in the cast and four also a load of classic and modern film that show became great friends and Festival and she won best actress. She in the crew. they were all amazing. we’re still close today. actors that I really respect. I admire is a 2009 graduate of Indiana University Everyone had a passion for the Angela Bassett, Rachel Weisz, Morgan Freeman, Judy Dench, Ian McKellan, Cate South Bend with a B.A. degree in theatre. Blanchett, Kenneth Brannagh and his work bringing Shakespeare to the world. I am Nwokah came to South Bend from Nigeria “Being in a situation where such respect for impressed by Angelina Jolie’s work as a UN as a child. her father followed his brother the work and our job as storytellers trumped ambassador. So many actors influence me, here to get an education. he later brought that I’ll have to stop or write a book. the rest of the family for a chance at the everything, taught me more about theatre than MC: tell us about the role you American dream. She went to Catholic is possible to express.” played in Intimate Apparel. school from kindergarten through eighth CN: I played Esther Mills. She is a single grade and then to Mishawaka high School. 35-year-old African-American seamstress work and an understanding of the there was always music and fun living in 1905 New york and making her She recalls creativity, storytelling and dance importance of the story. We all threw in my childhood. My parents made way to her dreams. like all plays, the all being a large part of her childhood so much into honing the show to be sure we had fun. We had dance production is a snippet of time in which a fine reflection of the playwright’s parties at our house. It was just both at home and in school. One such we experience a journey that leads to work. Being in a situation where my siblings and I as contestants recollection finds her in her first play cast change. She is such a quiet person with such respect for the work and (sometimes a cousin would sneak an indomitable spirit. her character gives as a mother lioness in a grade school music our job as storytellers trumped in there). My dad was the official strength to all the people she interacts class production based on West African folk everything, taught me more about judge so after a series of songs he with. through the course of the play you theatre than is possible to express. would award the winning dollar - it stories about Anasi the Spider. see life has been difficult for her. She loses was great! MC: how did you catch her parents and she leaves North Carolina Nwokah’s older brother and three younger the acting bug? MC: Why did you choose to start a new life. She is a survivor. No sisters have all been involved in theatre as IU South Bend? matter how she is taken advantage of, she CN: If I have to pinpoint a time, it always pulls through. I think that is really well. her mom was part of a dance troupe was probably while I was a student CN: I started at Purdue and I had to the main purpose of the show - to illustrate in Nigeria and her dad made forays into at Mishawka high School. I came come back home, but I didn’t want to that this woman who is brought down so entertainment in his younger years in radio from a Catholic school and I was stop my education. As I was exploring low can and does survive. the playwright, and television. there is a strong family very shy. I never would venture my options in the area I found that lynn Nottage, who won a Pulitzer for this to do anything different. In an Purdue had classes at IUSB and it play, has such incredible way to tell a story. history in performing. >> attempt to fool others about my made sense because I intended to go Our audiences related to the character. It’s self confidence, I faked it. I had back to Purdue but I stayed. a beautiful thing. heard about auditions the day (continued on page 12) 10 11
    • MC: What role would you most like to play and why? CN: there are several roles that I would love to 2009- 10 undertake. however, I would love most to play Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It is such a challenging role, record enrollment in the aRtS the quintessential character. the tragedy of hamlet is arguably the pinnacle of character study and storytelling. While it is not a female role, I feel it could translate well (especially in modern society). It is such a powerful role and a little fun as well. By Crystal Hill A handful of women have had a go at it. I’d love to join them. MC: What are your plans? IU South Bend has attracted significantly more students over the past two years as economic pressures kept students CN: What plans? I am headed for California, but I closer to home and caused many adults to return to school. am also considering graduate programs outside of the campus had a greater than 9 percent enrollment increase the country. I love film; I would love to work in the during the spring 2010 semester over the previous year. independent film industry, yet I never want to give the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts student body up the stage. My interest and curiosity lie in film, grew by 21.5 percent, the greatest percentage increase in but stagework is in my heart. It’s where I began. undergraduate enrollment of any school on campus. MC: What advice do you have for students According to Jorge Muñiz, area coordinator of music, and Alec in theatre? hosterman, area coordinator for communication studies, the increase in students on campus has been evident. Muñiz noted CN: If this is truly where your passion lies, don’t let born to be DraMatic that the general education music courses reached enrollment it go and don’t give up. theatre exists everywhere limits, so they have opened new sections. “We have also in the world; it’s just a matter of getting involved. created new topics for the current courses, trying to increase Don’t let anyone discourage you. I thought I had the demand for music courses in non-majors,” said Muñiz. to make excuses for getting my degree in theatre, but there is so much power in not denying your the communication studies program has also expanded to passion. Just as a doctor would not give an excuse meet course demands. hosterman said, “We had to open a Prepare for the performance of a lifetime with hands-on creative for receiving a medical degree, don’t ever feel as few more public speaking sessions at the last minute.” Even experience and a faculty of practicing theatre and dance professionals. though an excuse is required for dedicating your though the public speaking course is part of the general energies to the arts. education requirements for 96 percent of all students at IU South Bend, the campus enrollment increase has affected MC: What challenges are there in being an actress the communication studies department more than just DEgREE PROgRAMS and in particular one of color? bringing new students to this class. Communication studies Bachelor of Arts in theatre 2010-11 SEASON CN: As an unknown actress, in general, there majors have multiplied. this has created “additional advising n Performance Animal Farm work for our faculty,” hosterman commented. “An increase in n Design/technical are already so many hurdles. One challenge is to Amahl and the Night Visitors the number of majors shows us that we are doing something n theatre Studies be taken seriously. Another is finding work. As The Wind in the Willows right in the classrooms and the word is getting out there.” a female actor of color, from proper makeup to Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre A Midsummer Night’s Dream limited exposure to misidentification - the difficulty the music area hired additional faculty to teach added n Performance is compounded. though strides have been made by actors and actresses of color, there is quite a sections of some courses, said Muñiz. “We just opened a n Design/technical AUDItION DAtES new piano lab with double the capacity of the previous one. 7pm Campus Auditorium, ways to go. In early film days, if you were of color Continuing this type of effort will allow us to accommodate Costume Design Northside hall and didn’t want to play the character, you didn’t an increase in the number of students, both majors and also work. And many, if not all, of those parts were Scene Design around campus.” n tuesday, August 31, 2010 demeaning. Now people of color have a voice on lighting Design n Wednesday, September 1, 2010 stage and in film, but it still is not equal. today the increase in student enrollment may be temporary or technical Design n tuesday, January 11, 2011 there are various issues concerning race that still permanent, but each area is getting ready for upcoming n Wednesday, January 12, 2011 plague the entertainment industry. Advancements semesters as usual. OFFERINg MINORS IN have led to opportunities for us today that were n theatre impossible even a decade ago. Actors and actresses Currently, the increase is showing a positive impact. According to hosterman, higher enrollment “brings more money to the n Dance of color have the responsibility to help change things for those who come next. university which can help stimulate our local economy.” Senior Crystal Hill was the fall 2009 Aspire intern. She is ERNEStINE M. RAClIN SChOOl OF thE ARtS majoring in journalism. 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    • Children’s Theatre Takes book – for us to hold on to our inner child. he could. Anyone who can write lunch program attend the school performances at no charge. into Wonderland. “When Alice asks, ‘was it real or a dream?’ at the end of a Trip down the Rabbit hole this story has a lot of kid in him.” the play, they answered her,” he said, “Almost half the children attending are grinning in amazement. Children’s theatre is the largest part of the scholarship program,” said outreach program at the Ernestine M. Outreach Manager Michele Morgan- One little girl from Mary Feeser By Mike Gonzales Raclin School of the Arts and IU South Dufour. “Many of the teachers tell us Elementary School, Elkhart, summed Photography by Michael Banks // student Bend. More than 8,000 children, that our liberal scholarship program up the overall reaction from the teachers, and parents attended Alice is what makes attending children’s children that attended the play. As the lights in the theatre dim and the audiences were exuberant at sounding like they were yelling. in Wonderland during two public and theatre possible for their school. she walked out of the auditorium and hundreds of children stop chattering every performance. “the kids laughed 12 school performances. It is also they are so grateful for the chance to back to her bus, she held her hands and lean forward in their seats. and enjoyed it,” said the Mad hatter, Kayla Dalton, who played Alice, a successful scholarship program, expose the children to live theatre.” up as if to signal a victory, leaned her Marlon Burnley, with the trademark faced a unique test of her acting raising funds to provide undergraduate head back and yelled, “that play was For the next 50 minutes, the children mad grin on his face, “which was the abilities. “the challenge of the scholarships to theatre and dance Jerry Sailor, who played the March so awesome.” are immersed in the world of Alice payoff for getting up early and having role is to remember everything is a students. In addition, children who hare, said the biggest kick he got out in Wonderland, the 2010 children’s no life.” surprise,” says Director Randy Colborn. qualify for the federal free and reduced of performing was seeing the kids buy theatre production from the IUSB “She had to rehearse to forget,” he theatre Company. they journey with A cast of 18 students portrayed 25 explained, “so that she could always Alice through her experiences in characters. Director Randy Colborn and be surprised.” Wonderland, laughing as she gives Assistant Director Michele Johnson chase to the white rabbit, cheering worked with the cast to prepare “Sounds like life,” said Colborn about as the characters knock toys into the them for not only the number of Alice’s constant state of wonder in this crowd during the croquet game, and performances, but also the challenge play. “Kids see everything with wonder; gasping as the Red Queen orders, “Off of being heard over the whispers and isn’t that what we should all do? that’s with their heads!” wiggling of 800 children without what Carroll wanted when he wrote the Creating “In three weeks, we squeezed in a he began the process with Director One Art Nouveau painting, Buyan the other half of creating Wonderland the stage. It was controlled by a month and a half of work,” said Andy Randy Colborn’s description of how he Island by Ivan Bilibin, motivated was designing and building the set, cable and motor, and it, along with Swisher, who works in the costume envisioned Wonderland. hickle had hickle so much that he used it as his a job placed in the hands of students the lighting and special effects, were Wonderland shop. the production crew had three complete freedom to create costumes color palette. “I enjoyed the colors in Kyle techentin and Michael Banks. As preprogrammed by the two, so that weeks to create the world of Alice in that fit that world. he began by it. they’re very muted and striking, he did with hickle, Colborn gave them the push of a button would operate it Wonderland, from costumes for 25 researching visual art to inspire him and it has a full range of colors, which his vision of Wonderland as an idea to during each performance. By Mike Gonzales characters to a stage design that and find something that would fit his is good with Alice in Wonderland start from, and from there, they were would support one continuous ideas for design. because you need the colors,” he said. free to develop the scene. In just three weeks, Wonderland came 50-minute scene. “there was a lot alive. Unlike Alice, who found it by of work in a very short amount of “Art Nouveau was the period that While designing the costumes, hickle this set was one of the biggest and falling through a rabbit hole, the time,” said Swisher. inspired me for Alice in Wonderland,” played with altering shapes and sizes most intricate sets that IU South production teams created Wonderland hickle said. Art Nouveau included a of characters and their dress, including Bend’s theatre shop has created, with hard work and cooperation. Zack hickle, a junior at IU South lot of poster art from the post-Victorian the Mad hatter’s over-sized hat and according to Banks and techentin. Bend, designed the costumes for the period, just before and after the turn of the pannier under the Queen of heart’s the crew constructed a 25-foot production. this was the first time the 20th century. skirt that created dimension on her turntable, which made it possible to he had taken on this task alone. sides, but not her front or back. change scenes without Alice vacating 14 15
    • Nubian Girl, acrylic on canvas by James C. Palmore Gallery C.F Payne . Shows Midwestern artists By Moira Dyczko the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts gallery has concluded its final season in its current location. With Arch, fabricated steel rods by Albert laVergne the upcoming renovation to the Associates Building, the gallery will be closed until the new Education and Arts Building opens. the 2009-10 exhibition season was full of artwork that represents our local and regional talent. there were multiple shows featuring student and faculty work along with an engaging selection of guest artists all hailing from the Midwest. In October 2009 “Images of Processes” opened, featuring Do Kids Have Too Much Power, Time magazine All Politics Loco, New York Times Sunday Magazine Barack FDR, Time magazine the large scale steel sculpture of Albert laVergne and the An American Illustrator mixed media paintings of James C. Palmore. laVergne and Palmore are both prominent artists in the Southwest Michigan region. they are self proclaimed explorers; constantly searching for ways to remind themselves of their connectedness to social and political interactions. By Moira Dyczko the exhibition was remarkable not only through the beauty of the art displayed but also through the sheer quantity Nationally renowned illustrator C.F. hughes noted that this exhibition, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Detail of Harmonizer, gypsom by Justin Poole of work. the gallery was bursting with a warm energy that Payne presented an exhibition at including preliminary drawing, Massachusetts, having juried and enveloped the viewer in work that spoke volumes about the Ernestine M. Raclin School of finished illustrations, and copies of lectured extensively, and having created the artists’ views on subjects of religion, race, culture, and the Arts gallery in February 2010. his published works, may be the most a 95-foot wide mural for Cincinnati environmental issues. “C.F. Payne: An American Illustrator” comprehensive of Payne’s career. Playhouse in the Park. For more than In January we welcomed Kirill Novikov and Justin Poole to featured a collection of more than 50 20 years he has taught at the college works created over a 20 year period of the exhibition allowed students and the level, currently at Columbus College of the gallery for the “two Visions Exhibition.” While this was Payne’s career. While some may not larger community the rare opportunity Art and Design where he serves as chair another painter/sculptor duo, this show was the definition know the name C.F. Payne, most have to view a substantial body of work by of the illustration department. he has of contrast to “Images of Processes.” “two Visions” was seen his work at one time or another. one of the country’s top illustrators. the also illustrated numerous children’s minimalist and expressed a more contemplative aesthetic Payne’s artwork has been featured on illustrations ranged from satirical looks books including True Heart, Brave through Novikov’s abstractions and impressionistic the covers of the Readers Digest, Time at politics, sports, and hollywood to Harriet, and Mighty Jackie written by landscapes and Poole’s delicately balanced sculpture made magazine, The New York Times Book illustrations from children’s books and Marissa Moss, The Remarkable Farkle of gypsum. Reinforcing the contemplative nature of the Review, Sports Illustrated, U.S. News covers for magazines. “A lot of my work McBride, and Micawber, written by exhibition is Poole’s focus on allowing the viewers to and World Report, Boys’ Life, MAD is inspired by current events,” Payne actor John lithgow, and Phil Bildner’s create their own narratives for his art through their magazine, and der Spiegel.   said, which is made evident by his Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy, and The Many Lands, oil on canvas by Kirill Novikov individual perspectives. political illustrations, such as Barack Shot Heard ‘round the World.  Chris Payne followed that exhibition with “C.F. Payne: An In an interview with Andrew S. hughes FDR, which originally appeared in American Illustrator” in February. All three of the later of the South Bend Tribune on Feb. Time magazine and was featured in “C.F. Payne: An American Illustrator” artists live and work in Ohio. the Ernestine M. Raclin 14, 2010, Payne commented about the exhibition. was arranged by Ron Monsma, School of the Arts is pleased to be able to tap regional his solo exhibition at IU South Bend, assistant professor of visual arts, “there’s artwork in the show from 20 In addition to having his work grace painting and drawing, with funding talent to give our students a broader perspective through years ago to pretty recent. you’ll see magazine covers, his career highlights from the Ernestine M. Raclin School of access to such gifted artists. a real cross section and perhaps a include having displayed works at the Arts Endowment Fund. With eyes toward the future, we look forward to seeing what little of the evolution of an illustrator.” many well known galleries including great artists will exhibit in the new gallery when it opens. 16 17
    • d the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts recently added a new minor in dance. “My hope is this will open up some doors for [the school],” said Dean Marvin Curtis. the minor is offered along with three new dance courses. Dance history and Choreography were added to fulfill the accreditation requirement set by the National Association of Schools of Dance. these classes are both 3 credit hours and required for the dance minor. Introduction to latin Dance, a 2 credit hour class, was also added to the curriculum. Modern Dance I and Ballet I are necessary for the degree, along with at least 8 credit hours of elective dance classes. new dAnCe MInor Added By Crystal Hill students can spend more time in one area because dance is so varied,” said Curtis. Carolynn hine-Johnson, previously a part-time instructor, was recently hired to the full time faculty to head up the dance program. She has long wanted to bring a dance minor to the university because “a lot of students said they wished [IU South Bend] had a dance major and minor and all the As the theatre program is performing more musicals, more students can get involved by having the additional dance experience. Curtis hopes that the school will offer a bachelor degree in dance, as well “not only does the expansion of the dance program help the Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts, it provides opportunities for all iU south Bend students.” as create a musical theatre degree in the future. All dance classes count toward IU South Bend’s general education Untitled, gelatin silver print by Brittany Riblet // student Untitled, gelatin silver print by Jeff Kviz // student Partnership Brings DiGital iMaGe libRaRy to Campus By Andrea Rusnock IU South Bend students and faculty now have access to ARtstor, a non-profit digital image library for scholarship and education. ARtstor contains more than 1 million images from such varied disciplines as art and architecture to anthropology and women’s studies. ARtstor's collections come from museums, university digital libraries, scholars, photographers, artists and other sources. the images are searchable by keyword, collection, classification, and date. Software on the site makes it possible to prepare images for presentations and research, as well as manage groups of images as needed for a variety of projects. ARtstor is made available through collaboration between IU South Bend’s Franklin D. Schurz library and the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. While arts students and faculty are clear beneficiaries of the service, ARtstor is available to the entire campus. the value of this virtual library is in the hands of its users, who have access to the vast collection of images from on or off campus. the user friendly site is easy health and wellness requirement. to navigate and has limitless potential with classes have a waitlist,” she said. the minor also offers three areas Not only does the expansion of the downloadable content. Visit ARtstor through of concentration: ballet/modern, hine-Johnson anticipates the dance dance program help the Ernestine the link from the library’s website at www. musical theatre, and ethnic dance. minor will be highly beneficial to the M. Raclin School of the Arts, it library.iusb.edu. Each focus includes the four required school. “More trained dancers will provides opportunities for all IU Andrea Rusnock is an assistant professor courses and uses specific classes to supplement the theatre and music South Bend students. of art history. fulfill the electives for its specialty. programs,” she said. the specialties “give more options so 18 19
    • lucas Zigler // student Katrina Fink // student Katrina Fink // student Jacob Denning // student summer in Florence experience, created a portfolio that their own food and drinks. the our apartment was Michelangelo’s focused on everyday life in Italy. students were particularly excited David.” about authentic Italian espresso, In their constant search for subjects enjoying the caffeinated treat several Dadosky was also impressed with to photograph, the class went on daily times during each long day of walking the abundance of art throughout the By Crystal Hill field trips in and around Florence. around the city. city. “I was amazed at all the art and “An average day in Florence ranged architecture I saw and sometimes it No artist would pass up the opportunity to spend a month taking between so many things. Class could “I’m already far too excited about became sensory overload. We were all photos in Florence, Italy. So when students at IU South Bend heard have taken us across town to the coffee, so being in a country with some amazed at the Duomo and the light on street Photography about the 6 credit hour course, Street Photography in Florence, that took place from June 2-July 3, 2009, they made sure their names Boboli gardens or to walk the wall in luca or a day in Chianti,” said of the best espresso was too good to pass up,” said Zigler. he even brought the buildings when we first arrived,” she said. in Florence June 2011 were on the roster. through the International Studies program at IU South Bend, Assistant Professor Susan Moore and her students Zigler, who plans to double major in photography and graphic design. the home a couple tins of Italian coffee “that didn’t last nearly long enough.” In addition to visiting tourist traveled to Italy in June. to prepare for the trip, students read The Art group visited museums, cathedrals, attractions and viewing famous Earn 6 credits toward your degree A month in Florence gave the students artwork, Moore had regular classes at in the experience of a lifetime. of Florence by glenn M. Andres, John hunisak, and Richard turner, the leaning tower of Pisa and even participated in a general orientation about living in Florence, and met stayed overnight in Venice to take part a unique opportunity to explore and the host school, the Santa Reparata hop on the plane! Come as you are! with Moore to assess their individual skill levels in photography. in a night photography walk and the understand European culture. “they International School of Art, where a Biennale, a large contemporary art are very laid back people that are not darkroom was also available for the No prerequisite experience required. No Class size is limited to give students a chance to study photography exhibit that spans the entire island of in a hurry,” said Dadosky, who also students to develop photos while language requirement. Camera equipment independently and concentrate on their personal interests when Venice and features artists from all remarked that it was “difficult to come they were in Florence. Mornings were available for students. shooting pictures. Students could also work closely with Moore and over the world. back to my American way of go, go, go reserved for shooting and trips, but each other. After choosing a focus for their pictures, students created and exact times.” most afternoons were dedicated to Deposit due March 2011 a portfolio of their work upon returning to IU South Bend’s campus. According to Moore, the Biennale, lectures from Moore. During class, the which is Italian for “every other year,” the cultural history that makes the group critiqued their photographs and Sophomore lucas Zigler chose photographs of emotional significance city so famous was a new experience For more information for his final portfolio. Zigler, who usually stages his shots, learned is the biggest influence on the time for the students. According to Zigler, discussed ways to improve their shots. the group chooses to go to Florence. Contact Susan Moore how to take more spontaneous pictures featuring subjects that this art exhibit is run by Arte Studio it was “surreal” to see famous works the next photography trip will be e-mail: sulmoore@iusb.edu interested him. and is also shown in many other cities. of art up close after studying them in in summer 2011. Moore hopes to website: slmoore.com class. “From our window we could see make the trip more affordable with While going through her photographs, lindsay Dadosky noticed though the students spoke no Italian, the Duomo (Basilica di Santa Maria fundraising activities. the way Italian people interacted and lived their lives. Dadosky, a they were responsible for purchasing del Fiore) and on the same block as secondary education major who had little previous photographic 20 21
    • new Music Flute Festival welcomes Degrees approved taDeu Coelho By Crystal Hill By Michele Morgan-Dufour Music students have two new degree options to the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts hosted the consider this fall. the Bachelor of Music Education annual Flute Festival in March 2010. the event includes was recently reinstated at IU South Bend, providing performances, masterclasses and exhibits and is open to an initial teacher licensure program in K-12 music flutists of all skill levels. this year, IU South Bend was education. the IU Board of trustees also approved pleased to welcome world-renowned Brazilian flutist tadeu the new Bachelor of Arts in Music in October 2009. Coelho for a performance and masterclass. “this is the beginning of a new day in the music Coelho has appeared with the Sante Fe Symphony, the hofer program at IU South Bend,” said Dean Marvin Symphoniker in germany, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Curtis. “these new degrees allow us to better serve Italy and a number of other ensembles around the world. area students and help them become the music Coelho currently teaches at the University of North Carolina professionals they want to be.” School of the Arts. his appearance this year was possible through the generosity of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts began the Arts and Miyazawa USA. born to be in tUnE offering a Bachelor of Music Education degree last fall. the last music education degree awarded by Coelho performed a variety of pieces from different styles Indiana University South Bend was in 2005. David and time periods. his selections included Mozart’s Sonata Barton, former coordinator of the music program, in C Major, Sequenza I for solo flute by luciano Berio, chaired the faculty committee working with Karen Introduction and Variations on “trockne Blumen” from Die Clark from the School of Education to insure the degree met all required standards. Schöne Mullerin by Franz Schubert, Le Merle Noir by Olivier study music at iU south Bend for personal attention from a faculty of Messiaen and Sonata latino by Mike Mower. professional musicians, innovative educators, and recognized composers. the new Bachelor of Arts in Music offers three For the masterclass, three students, Nick lieto and Danielle concentrations: composition, music theory, and Sturgeon from Western Michigan and Aubree Doud from music history. It is a very flexible degree that offers Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, performed DEgREE PROgRAMS students the opportunity to choose from a great for Coelho and other festival attendees and received valuable ENSEMBlES variety of elective courses on our campus. feedback from Coelho about their performances. Bachelor of Music Brass Choir n Composition Chamber Choir “the reason we wanted to do this is because we “this was beneficial not just for the students,” said event Flute Ensemble wanted to offer our students the option of getting a n Keyboard organizer and IU South Bend faculty member Rebecca guitar Ensemble much more rounded education instead of focusing n Piano hovan, “but for the audience as well. the teachers learn IU South Bend Chorale on just music courses,” said Professor Jorge Muñiz, new concepts, and the non-teachers learn what Coelho is n Orchestral Instrument IU South Bend Wind Ensemble the head of the music area at IU South Bend. teaching. It’s a good learning experience for all involved.” n Organ IUSB Jazz Ensemble n Voice IUSB Philharmonic Students with a Bachelor of Arts in Music can Festival attendees were encouraged to bring their instruments Jazz Combos continue for graduate studies in disciplines such to participate in a flute choir reading session. hovan led the Bachelor of Arts in Music gospel Ensemble as composition, music history and music theory, in group as they rehearsed two pieces and performed them at addition to non-music disciplines. Bachelor of Music Education New Music Ensemble the end of the day. Valerie Simosko, director of marketing for flutes at Conn-Selmer and flute clinician, led a seminar Bachelor of Science South Bend Symphonic Choir the faculty welcomed the news of the approval of in Music & an Outside Field called “Purchasing a Flute – the Ultimate Shopping trip” in the degrees, as they recognize how this addition which she discussed what to look for when choosing a flute. Master of Music AUDItION DAtES will provide students with a well-rounded program and additional opportunities within the job market. the festival also included exhibits from sponsor Conn-Selmer, n Saturday, November 20, 2010 WE AlSO OFFER n Saturday, January 28, 2011 Inc.; Flute Specialists, Quinlan and Fabish, tom green and Students interested in pursuing the Bachelor of n Artist Diploma n Friday, February 25, 2011 Woodwind & Brasswind. Exhibitors offered flutes to test or Music Education or Bachelor of Arts in Music buy as well as sheet music and accessories. n Performer Diploma n Saturday, March 26, 2011 degrees can contact Jorge Muñiz, area coordinator for music at musicsb@iusb.edu. hovan says the event was a success and noted that Coelho “thoroughly enjoyed himself,” adding that he received “a ERNEStINE M. RAClIN SChOOl OF thE ARtS really warm reception.” For more information about IU South Bend music programs, visit us 22 on the web at arts.iusb.edu or e-mail musicsb@iusb.edu.
    • lift every Voice: a Celebration of the african american Spirit By Marvin Curtis Photography by Michael Banks // student Six African American artists graced the stage of the Campus Auditorium in Northside hall for the second annual “lift Every Voice: A Celebration of the African American Spirit” concert celebrating Black history Month on February 27. the concert presented the traditions of vocal and instrumental Western classical and African American music. All the guest artists have national ensemble that has performed and international reputations with numerous orchestras and in and brought a wealth of artistic concerts in Florida over the past excellence to the concert. the 16 years. they were the Silver artists were: pianist Richard Alston, medalist winners at the Days tenor and pianist Orville t. lawton, of International Choral Music flutist Bernard Phillips, bassoonist Festival in Verona, Italy. lecolion Washington Jr., mezzo- soprano Marietta Simpson, and Phillips, from New york, lectures soprano louise toppin. in ethnomusicology and teaches music theory at Medgar Evers Alston is chair of the music College, City University of New department at Essex Community york. he has played flute in College and a graduate of the numerous Broadway productions Juilliard School of Music. he and was principal flute of the made his debut at 17 with the houston grand Opera Orchestra. Symphony of the New World at lincoln Center and portrayed the Washington is a bassoon character Jasbo Brown in the professor at the Rudi E. Scheidt Metropolitan Opera’s production School of Music at the University of Porgy and Bess. of Memphis and bassoonist of the Memphis Woodwind In the South Bend concert, Quintet. During the summers he performed a work by African Washington returns to the American composer Florence Stellenbosch International Price and then accompanied Chamber Music Festival in the remaining artists in South Africa where he performs, their performances. coaches chamber music, and teaches masterclasses. lawton is the founder and director of the Ebony Chorale Simpson, associate professor of of the West Palm Beaches, voice at the Jacobs School of an African American chorale Music at IU Bloomington, made 24 25
    • Quartet scene Investigators FoSteRinG FutuRe auDienCeS her Carnegie hall debut in 1988 as these performers were joined by the combined voices of the soloist in Brahms's Alto Rhapsody South Bend Symphonic Choir conducted by Dean Marvin with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In 2008-09, Simpson sang Maria in Curtis, the IU South Bend Chorale, directed by Michael Wade, Porgy and Bess in a return to lyric and the gospel Ensemble conducted by CreAnne Mwale. the By Jacob Murphy Opera of Chicago. performances focused on African American composers in the toppin, professor of voice at East anthem, spiritual, and gospel genres. those of us in the business of young detectives, we followed a this project followed on the heels Carolina University in greenville, performing classical music know trail of clues provided by the robot, of another initiative, a partnership N.C., rounded out the performers. the concert was presented with the arranged by Roland Carter. The title one important truth: If you want to Mr. C.l.U.E.S. (Missing Composers with the Fischoff National Chamber She was a finalist in the Munich help of grants from ArtsEverywhere of the concert was derived from this have a future performing classical lab: Unbelievable Exploration Music Association and Mishawaka International Competition and winner and African American Community song by poet and novelist James music, you need to make sure System), to discover a broad range public schools. through this of the Metropolitan Opera regional Funds from the Community Weldon Johnson, who wrote it with there will be a future audience of music written by American partnership, we introduced chamber auditions receiving critical acclaim for Foundation of St. Joseph County, his brother in 1900 on the occasion for classical music. All of us in composers. Funded in part by an music to almost 100 elementary her operatic, orchestral, and oratorio with additional funding from lexus of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday the Euclid Quartet, string quartet American Masterpieces grant from school classrooms through performances in the United States of Mishawaka, Florence V. Carroll celebration. Lift Every Voice and Sing in residence at the Ernestine M. the National Endowment for the Fischoff’s S.A.M. I Am (Stories as well as around the world. She has Charitable trust, Stanley A. and - often called the “black national Raclin School of the Arts, take this Arts, the young sleuths discovered and Music) program. this program recently been appointed chair of the Flora P. Clark Memorial trust anthem,” mainly in light of the fact fact seriously. And it is a fact that a wildly varied collection of exciting targets young readers in grades K-4 voice department at the University of Foundation; John, Anna and Martha that it continues to be sung in black drives one of our goals as a quartet: music from American composers as we re-enact a children’s book, North Carolina at Chapel hill. Jane Fields trust Foundation, and churches today - does not celebrate to show the children of today (male and female) with Asian, enhanced by music from Beethoven, Muessel-Ellison Memorial trust a victory that’s already complete but that classical music is enjoyable, African, European, hispanic, and Strauss, and even some hollywood Each artist performed a work by a Foundation. Additional donors were calls on the audience to “Let our approachable and even fun, and to Native American backgrounds. films. Connecting familiar stories European composer followed by works Dr. Paul Mcleod and Darryl K. rejoicing rise” until “victory is won.” turn them into tomorrow’s classical with the great music is just another of African American composers. the Beasley, M.D. The song’s lyrics, written by the After each school visit, we invited music fans. way we are working to win over the program had biographical information same man who wrote the novel the the students to a special concert young minds and ears of our future about all the composers with particular the audience of almost 500 gave Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Our most ambitious audience- in IU South Bend’s Campus audience. emphasis on those of African American ovations to the performers. Critic pay tribute to slavery’s grim reality building project yet, “Q.S.I.: Quartet Auditorium, where we performed the decent, whose information is often not Jessica Chalmers of the Indianapolis when, in Weldon Johnson’s odd and Scene Investigators,” occurred in music they helped us “discover,” Jacob Murphy is second violin in included in music history books. Examiner summed up the concert lovely turn of phrase, “hope unborn February and March. Six schools, and introduced them to the basics the Euclid Quartet,the resident with these words: had died.” The success of the concert five continents, a talking robot, of concert etiquette. Mr. C.l.U.E.S. string quartet at IU South Bend. there was a unique collaboration of proved that, if the victory has not yet and roughly 600 young musical even made a cameo appearance piano, flute, and bassoon, as Alston, The Symphonic Choir, along with been completely won, the unborn detectives (also known as fourth to welcome the students and get Washington, and Phillips performed the IU South Bend Chorale and hopes of yesterday are today alive graders in the South Bend schools) things started. the trio for Flute, Oboe and Bassoon Gospel Ensemble came together for and perhaps even kicking. participated. With the help of these by Beethoven. the grande finale to make a moving finish with Lift Every Voice and Sing, 26 27
    • Telling Visual stories: CoMiC bookS, naRRatiVeS, & the WoRlD oF SCott McClouD By Mike Gonzales and Alec R. Hosterman Photography by Alec R. hosterman // faculty Scott McCloud, comic, could mean for the future of paper comics. one-on-one “My personal feeling,” replied Alec hosterman’s J410 class sat McCloud, “is I hate them like patiently, waiting to meet Scott EVEr WonDEr aBoUt the plague.”  McCloud, the guest speaker and author thE aUthor of an of an article the class was to have read he suggested that if people find for that session. the only image they articlE or BooK the motion and sound effects had seen of McCloud was a comic YoU’rE rEaDinG? aesthetically appealing, it will stick self-portrait in posters around campus. around, but also that if they find it Curiosity was abounding. Who is the person that put that stimulating, they’ll probably pen to paper and generated prefer the movie instead: “It moves Asked about the reason for bringing all the time!” he says. McCloud into class, hosterman said: the ideas you’re reading? they “I wanted students to not only read just don’t come out of thin As the session progressed, students what Scott McCloud was saying about air…or do they? For Professor started to ask Scott about different comics, but also to interact with him Alec hosterman’s J410 Media aspects of comics, inevitably leading and question his ideas. I think it’s as a Social Institution class, to the idea of virtual reality (VR). important to know it’s a human being the idea behind VR is that an object they found out firsthand by behind those words.” It is Scott’s work will be digitally simulated to the in digital comics that students were meeting one of the foremost point where the simulation feels and ready to talk about on March 24. comic book theorists and artists, is perceived as actually being real.  Scott McCloud. As the clock approached 2:30 p.m., “VR is an enormous expectation that hosterman and McCloud walked into SCOtt MCClOUD has been we have,” McCloud says. “We don’t the classroom, making their way to the making comics professionally have VR yet, but we will, and it will front of the room. Amazingly, McCloud change everything.” An intriguing since 1984, working with the looked almost identical to his comic thought, isn’t it? portrait: he was dressed in black jeans well known comic book giant with a t-shirt under a black plaid shirt.  DC Comics, as well as writing “Comics won’t be extinguished by As the session began, he hopped onto and creating his own comics things like virtual reality,” McCloud the table at the front of the class, including his most famous work, continued. “they will grow with pushed his glasses up and jumped them.” he suggested that perhaps Zot! he is also one of the first right into answering questions. there will be a time when instead of artists-turned-comics theorists reading a comic book and following Starting with questions from that explored the way readers Spider-Man, you will be able to see hosterman, McCloud discussed various perceive, interact and understand things through his eyes and become aspects of comics as related to new comics with his nonfiction Spider-Man.  media and the digital world. One books Understanding Comics, issue brought up was the digital move As the class session came to an Reinventing Comics, and most end, and students filed out into the that comics are making. One student asked what McCloud thought of digital recently, Making Comics. halls, McCloud hung back to answer comics, such as the Watchmen motion questions or greet students that 28 29
    • With that, McCloud concluded his speech and opened the forum up to a question and answer session.  One line of questions fielded by McCloud concerned his beginnings in comics, and what about comics interested him. he explained that he got into comics when he was 14, and that he was more interested in the future of comics than anything else. “For me, it wasn’t ‘I want to see next week’s X-Men,’” said McCloud. “I want to see next year’s.”  Moving deeper into the future of comics, McCloud also addressed a new breed of comics, which he referred to as logicomics. logicomics are comics that are educational, that explain a concept, event or new program. McCloud created a logicomics for google Chrome. Rather than just writing a document explaining google Chrome, McCloud used comics to visually demonstrate it, and the feedback, he said, was very good.  McCloud also offered some advice to aspiring cartoonists and story writers. he explained a scenario where somebody takes a portfolio of comics to an 5-Card Flickr employer and somebody who just writes stories goes to the same employer, and said, “you show someone your portfolio, they’ll know in five seconds if you’re any good.” then, he shrugged his shoulders, held wanted to come say hello. the class panel, according to McCloud, is not a going to all 50 states, four cities in began to see the human behind the comic, but rather a cartoon.   Canada, and also Spain and the United McCloud influenced the creation of a up an imaginary notebook, and said in a nerdy voice, “hey, wanna read my plot synopsis?”  readings, intrigued as to what McCloud As an artist, McCloud sees comics Kingdom. the year-long vacation was game that demonstrates the way human was going to talk about that evening in more than a time for the family to Another question was about how he came to the his IUSB Forum presentation. as an interactive art form that bond, rather it allowed them to explore minds work to create a story by viewing decision to write a book. he had a file folder full of communicates visually on a page. As new worlds. “With the world rushing two images in succession. the game is narratives, and the file folder got “bigger…bigger… Spring iuSb readers progress from panel to panel, they move across this spatial map around us,” he said, “we found a called Five-Card Flickr. bigger… ,” McCloud said, “then it came off the hooks, dozen synthetic worlds to get lost in.” Forum Presentation and also through time. they see what and I said, ‘time to write a book.’” happens in each panel, and imagine that’s the point of a story, McCloud “try cutting 100 pictures from a magazine,” he Each semester, the communication he was working on Zot! when he decided to start what happens between panels.  said. People seek stories to escape says. “Pick two of them and you’re going to find a studies area presents the IUSB Forum. writing his first book, Understanding Comics, and also from reality, to find somewhere else connection between them. We can’t help but to find during that time, his wife was pregnant.  the forum brings speakers with a But comics are more than just simple to go for awhile to get away. “Stories a narrative there.” For example, he showed a picture connection to the study and practice line drawings; rather they’re images allow us to escape the world we live of a squirrel and then a picture of a telephone. “I’m working on the book; she’s working on the baby. of communication to campus. For the that tell stories. McCloud spoke about in,” McCloud says. Making things is fun!” he said, with a boyish grin on spring 2010 semester, Scott McCloud a recent vacation he took with his “Mr. Squirrel is waiting for a phone call,” he said, his face. gave the keynote address entitled family to promote Making Comics, “Where do stories come from?” he creating a narrative out of the two images. “Comics and Visual Communication.” asked, and opened another set of With that, McCloud concluded the forum. Afterwards, slides from his menu. “Desire is the Five-Card Flickr works like McCloud’s explanation, McCloud answered questions, signed books, and the consummate artist and inventor, but instead of using images you cut from magazines, engine that draws a lot of narratives,” McCloud had a menu slide at the beginning of his presentation with “stories don’t he explained.  he asked the audience, or any other tangible images, you randomly select discussed the comics world with novices and experts alike. At the end of the day, it was clear that McCloud in the cases of Wizard of Oz, It’s a is a down to earth guy, a fan of comics who just wants various topics he might talk about. “I have about 800 or 900 slides, but take us from Wonderful Life and The Little images from Flickr, a photo sharing website, to create stories. to share his passion with the world. the man behind Mermaid, were the desires fulfilled, the pen isn’t much different than the people in front you’ll see maybe…700,” he said as he dove into his first topic, comic basics. birth to death, denied or transformed?  to learn more about the games, and to play them of the images and words. McCloud began with the basics: but from the “Well, in Walt Disney’s case, it’s granted,” McCloud said, as he yourself, go to: http://scottmccloud.com/4-inventions/nancy/index.html Alec R. Hosterman, senior lecturer in communication studies, is writing his dissertation on the roles of comics are essentially sequential art, meaning that they tell a story through birth of a desire continued his explanation. “Stories don’t take us from birth to death, but or http://web.nmc.org/5cardstory/play.php?suit=5card realism and believability in graphic novels. a series of images. At least two panels are needed to tell the story. A single to some kind of from the birth of a desire to some kind of conclusion.”  conclusion.”  30 31
    • new names & FaCeS JANE CERA this fall the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts welcomes seven new full-time faculty members. JANE CERA between journalism and collective Fibonacci number sequence.  ASSt. PROFESSOR OF VISUAl ARtS memory. She earned her master’s I also find I cannot separate myself degree from San Francisco State from all aspects of making music I have been an artist and educator and completed her Ph.D. studies at — I perform music as much as I for more than 20 years but have a the University of Iowa. compose it. varied background of landscaping, a tree surgeon and part-owner of a tAMI K. MARtINEZ BARBARA MOCIUlSKI tree service. I am also a licensed lECtURER IN ASSt. PROFESSOR OF NEW MEDIA real estate agent in Michigan. I have COMMUNICAtION StUDIES rehabbed homes, owned my own I have many passions, and one home improvement business, and As an educator, I live for the that I’m following now is my specialized in remodeling kitchens proverbial light bulb! It’s incredible passion for art, rekindled from BARBARA MOCIUlSKI and baths. I still work on occasion to see students when they’ve childhood. Everything about art as a tile setter, often creating grasped a difficult concept. makes me happy. I enjoy working and installing custom-made tiles. in a variety of media and also enjoy Outside of the classroom, my watching my students find their Besides art, of course, my other husband, José, and I enjoy own artistic satisfactions. interests are travel and exploring caring for our four children. José Michiana. is originally from Peru, South Another passion is gardening, CAROlyNN hINE-JOhNSON America; and we like to say that our and I’m out each day to see every ASSt. PROFESSOR OF children are “Made in the USA of new surprise. thEAtRE AND DANCE foreign parts!” We enjoy designing and building houses together, JEFF WRIght My mother says I danced before reading, comparing notes on NPR’s ASSt. PROFESSOR OF MUSIC I walked. At the age of 4, I programming, and responding to I hold a Ph.D. in musicology from discovered my love for the stage in posts on Facebook. the University of North Carolina, a local dance recital, and by 10, I Other cultures fascinate me. I’ve Chapel hill. My teaching interests was organizing “dance concerts” lived in Finland and traveled to many include European music history, with the neighborhood kids. As European countries. I speak a bit of American music, music and an adult, I danced professionally Finnish; and, know enough Spanish politics, gender and sexuality in and then returned to Michiana to be considered dangerous. music, and popular music. I am to operate a dance school. I hold also an avid cook and hope to work an Ed.D. in dance from temple JEFF WRIght RANDy COlBORN CAROlyNN hINE-JOhNSON JOhN MAyROSE my way through Mark Bittman's University in Philadelphia. I am ASSt. PROFESSOR OF MUSIC How to Cook Everything. ecstatic about my new position as assistant professor of dance, and I got my first guitar when I was In addition, we congratulate theatre love to share my passion for dance 14, and I knew that I would be professor Randy Colborn who with my students. a musician. My youth was spent assumed the position of associate practicing classical guitar and dean for academics on July 1. SAMANthA JOyCE gigging on electric bass in indie ASSt. PROFESSOR OF RANDy COlBORN rock bands. these backgrounds COMMUNICAtION StUDIES ASSOC. DEAN FOR ACADEMICS are reflected in my music, which A native of Brazil, Samantha’s doesn't fit neatly in either a this year I will be starting my 20th lifelong love of television led her "classical" or popular music style.   year at IU South Bend. Serving to a career in the media. As an students is why I came here. I look I draw inspiration for my pieces undergraduate student she worked forward to my new role, as the from the hard sciences and as a newspaper and radio reporter associate dean for academics, in mathematics. My dissertation  in Rio de Janerio, establishing a which I will have the opportunity “String theory” chronicles the national reputation for her radio to serve our students, the faculty history of theories in physics, show, Memory. her academic and staff of the school, and IU and the form of one of my recent studies and work as a reporter South Bend, as well as reaching out compositions, “liber Abaci” is led her to explore the relationship to our community. derived from fractals and the 32 tAMI K. MARtINEZ JOhN MAyROSE 33
    • Black and White Lamp, photograph by Jessica Jernigan // student Torso Study, conté by gretchen Siebert // student born to be crEatiVE Study visual arts at IU South Bend for personal attention from an inspired faculty of recognized painters, printmakers, photographers, and sculptors. DEgREE PROgRAMS take your place in a Bachelor of Arts community of artists to Bachelor of Fine Arts explore the theory and n Drawing and Painting practice of fine art. From n Printmaking the fundamentals of 2D n Photography and 3D art to in depth n Sculpture study of single medium, OFFERINg MINORS IN IU South Bend students Levitate, oil on linen by lauren Cutler // faculty Untitled, bronze by Steven Murray // student n Art history develop their creative and n Fine Arts critical skills. Exhibition n Drawing and Painting spaces across campus n Printmaking showcase our artists’ work. n Photography n Sculpture ERNEStINE M. RAClIN SChOOl OF thE ARtS For more information about IU South Bend visual arts programs, visit us on the web at arts.iusb.edu. 34
    • A legacy of Beautiful Music ViRGinia MoRRoW retires By Alicia Purcell Rendering by ADG, Inc. In the fall of 1968, Virginia Morrow, National Association of teachers of fortunate to have the skilled, a young soprano and teacher from Singing (NAtS). She presented a paper musical, and very charming lady who Columbus, Ohio, came to IU South Bend hoping to teach voice in the Division of Music under Robert at the International NAtS conference in Amsterdam called “the Vowel Core,” which was then published in has dedicated most of her teaching career to this institution and our students.” Renovation abounds Demaree. She had heard Demaree the NAtS Journal of Singing. By Crystal Hill liked Brahms so she sang a Brahms Morrow, a fine coloratura soprano, piece for him. She had a beautiful Morrow was particularly skilled in sang rehearsals with the South Bend providing a solid foundation in vocal Symphony for sopranos, Shirley Verret Construction crews will be busy the area boasts drawing and bids. the renovated building will voice and had the right background, production for young inexperienced and Phyllis Curtin. Demaree had her renovating the Associates Building painting studios, individual studios accommodate these new spaces so she was hired. She taught sight singers. David Barton, formerly the sing the soprano solo in a performance as the fall semester begins. the available to our B.F.A. students, and for the Ernestine M. Raclin School singing, ear training, voice class and area coordinator for music, said of her of the Brahms Requiem. She also long planned renovation brings faculty offices. of the Arts and be home to the individual lessons at IU South Bend contributions to the program:   loved singing the Four Last Songs by with it exciting new spaces for the School of Education and the dental for 42 years.   A photography suite features a Richard Strauss.   Ernestine M. Raclin School of the hygiene program. Construction is “Many, if not most of our incoming Arts. Plans for the newly named studio, workroom, dark rooms, expected to be complete for the fall She had played the piano since voice majors came to us with a “It is time to give others the Education and Arts Building will and space for film processing. the 2012 semester. childhood and found her love of passion for singing, but not very opportunity that I have had,” Morrow create a modern classroom facility. new media program is to receive a singing while performing with her much training or experience. said of her decision to retire. She Art space in the restored building digital media lab, design studio and In April 2010, the school began sister. She came from a musical family Frequently they just were not ready finds it difficult to leave IU South is reserved for studios, labs, faculty animation studio. Another highlight hosting events in the newly and continues that tradition with her for training with our full-time faculty Bend because she has enjoyed every offices, and a gallery. the building to this area is a critique space to refurbished East lounge next to the own children. She has a son living in vocalist. I always felt completely hour of teaching and enjoyed working will be oriented to face the campus exhibit student work that will be Campus Auditorium in Northside South Bend who is a violinist, whose comfortable assigning them to with her colleagues in the music area, mall with a two story glass facade. open to all who are interested in hall. the lounge, formerly home wife is a cellist, and a daughter who Virginia for several semesters, particularly David Barton who also the gallery will be a focal point in walking through. to sleeping students and a motley is the cello professor at the University because I knew that she would retired after 34 years of service to the atrium-style entrance, featuring collection of cast off furniture, was of texas.   the project, which was passed provide them with the physical and the university.   a view into the space to draw remodeled by Director of Facilities by the general Assembly to be Michael Prater and his staff with Morrow earned her bachelor’s degree mental training that would foster the attention toward each exhibit. Virginia’s legacy is the many included in the 2007-09 budget, funding from Vice Chancellor Bill in music from Ohio State in viola and safe and musical development of students she helped become career A flexible rehearsal room on the was approved on Sept. 25, 2009, O’Donnell. Combining the old voice, took training in vocal pedagogy their voices. My wife, who teaches professionals and avid amateur singers main floor will be available for by the State Budget Committee, lounge and kitchen spaces created at Roosevelt University in Chicago, and voice privately in the community, who have the same love of singing that music ensembles and possibly State Budget Agency and Indiana a beautiful room for campus events. holds a master’s degree in music from studied with her, and has said many she does. her calm, wise, and musical some dance classes. On the second Commission for higher Education. the remodeled space has a new the University of Notre Dame. times that what she learned from presence will be missed. floor the visual arts and new media All approvals were required before entry, woodwork, paint and carpet, Virginia has been invaluable in her Demaree was very supportive of her programs gain much needed space designs could be completed or as well as new furniture and an teaching of beginning students. teaching and periodically gave her Lecturer in Music Alicia Purcell on the north side of the building. the project could be sent out for exhibition space. Our voice program has been very funds to attend workshops for the teaches voice. 36 37
    • The Art of Collaboration Photograph by MarcusMarter.com // courtesy of CFSJC Photograph by Dean Cates // student When the symphony asked the Euclid Quartet to solo with them, and the gospel Ensemble have never performed like this before since they we jumped at the chance. Not only was it an opportunity to perform are only two years old,” said Curtis. in a bigger musical setting than our usual tightly-knit four-part “For many of our students it was the arena, but it also provided a chance to work with the excellent first time singing with this or any symphony orchestra.” musicians in the symphony and with Maestro tsung yeh, for whom we have the greatest respect. We performed the Martinu Concerto From the complex rhythms of music for String Quartet and Orchestra and were also featured soloists in reflective of the African American experience, to show tunes, to Early the Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis – an Romantic german symphonic music, interesting and exciting repertoire. the repertoire in these concerts immersed the students in a wide lecturer in Piano Ketevan Badridze of understand how much hard work variety of styles. the toradze Piano Studio also performed and dedication it takes to become with the symphony this season in the a good performer.” Curtis believes it is a great opportunity Saint Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2. It for students to work with multiple was her debut performance with the IU South Bend choirs have also conductors. “the students got to work PeRFoRMinG With the South benD SBSO. Badridze suggested the concerto been featured heavily on this year’s with Michael Wade, tsung yeh, and and Maestro yeh agreed that it would symphony season. the South Bend myself. they got to see cooperation Symphonic Choir, IU South Bend SyMPhony oRCheStRa be a perfect fit for the program, entitled on the part of the conductors with “French Impressions.”   Chorale and gospel Ensemble all each other, and they got to experience participated in the Martin luther King how each of us approaches a work IU South Bend student lisa Jr. concert. the chorale and symphonic differently. Variety like this prepares By Jameson Cooper Imerlishvili assisted Badridze in her choir also performed in the symphony’s students for the real world of music preparations, playing the orchestral “Broadway Rocks” program and where one has to perform with One of our greatest strengths in music local awareness about the talent and cultural crown. For a city this size reduction in rehearsals. Imershivili the “Super-Size Symphony,” which different people all the time.” at the Ernestine M. Raclin School events we offer on the IU South Bend to boast an orchestra of such a high “played beautifully,” said Badridze. featured members of the IUSB of the Arts is our cultural diversity, campus. Our faculty and students level is a remarkable asset. the Philharmonic. With its recent flurry of activity, IU with students and faculty whose perform in many different local venues symphony regularly attracts some of Most of her students and other South Bend’s music program has backgrounds span the globe. this throughout the year. this season was the biggest names in classical music toradze Piano Studio members Dean Marvin Curtis praised attracted a lot of attention. creates a rich artistic environment especially notable, with no fewer than to perform with them as soloists and attended the performance. the high level of community in which we can all grow and learn five South Bend Symphony Orchestra collaborators. For musicians from involvement and believes it “People are reacting positively to from each other. Despite our varied (SBSO) concerts featuring musicians IU South Bend to be featured so “Ideally the student-teacher provides valuable opportunities.   seeing IU South Bend as a presence backgrounds, our love of music unifies from the school. heavily this season was both a relationship exists not only in the at these concerts,” said Curtis. us. We try to share our love of music tremendous honor and an indication classroom during lessons but also on- “Our presence at these concerts South Bend is home to a number stage during a live performance,” said has raised the profile of IU South Jameson Cooper is first violinist in the with the South Bend community, not of how we are growing. of cultural institutions, notably Badridze. “the pressure of performing Bend. the symphonic choir has not Euclid Quartet, the resident string quartet only because it enriches the cultural at IU South Bend. vitality of the area, but also to raise the SBSO, one of the jewels in its helps me to do my best on stage, and I performed with the symphony for five hope seeing me up there helps them to years, and the IU South Bend Chorale 38 39
    • West Side Story By Marlon Burnley Photography by Michael Banks // student hall, who is the director of theatre and said. “this is a big show, but we’ve comments, and created costumes that the spring production of an associate professor at Fayetteville got students who have done a great attracted a lot of attention. Dressing State University in North Carolina, deal of work for this and I am so proud the Jets in hip-hop and the Sharks in West Side Story brought commuted between North Carolina of them.” punk helped demonstrate how even together the largest cast to and Indiana while the show was in rehearsal. Working as a commuting West Side Story provided an small differences in society can cause a conflict. appear in an iU south Bend director brought special challenges opportunity for a former student to and opportunities for the director, return to IU South Bend as costume More than 50 students worked on stage show in many years cast and crew. designer. yuri Cataldo, who earned and off stage for West Side Story, for a poignant reimagining “the whole process was good but it degrees from IU Bloomington, the Juilliard School, and yale School of the largest IUSB theatre Company production in many years. “the of shakespeare’s Romeo required a lot of time, patience, and Drama, recently served as assistant students learned a lot about musical commitment, not only from us but costume designer for the Broadway theatre preparing for the show,” said and Juliet. from the director,” commented Victor revival of West Side Story. he took Associate Dean Randy Colborn. “these Kamwendo who played Bernardo.“this his Broadway experience and hall’s are skills that will be valuable to them was a unique situation for many of us in the future.” First produced on Broadway in 1957, because some of the rehearsal work West Side Story pits a Puerto Rican gang was undertaken without the director West Side Story is based on a against a gang of American youth. the being present. A director often has to “i feel very privileged conception of Jerome Robbins, written be a lot of things for a production: a by Arthur laurents, with music by violence and brutality of the gang warfare shocked theatre audiences of the time. director, a referee, a traffic cop, and that i was able to be a leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Each director brings his own interpretation a negotiator. Some cast members part of such a wonderful Stephen Sondheim. Nearly 1,500 had difficulty when situations arose people attended the IU South Bend of the gangs to the stage. guest Director Phoebe hall focused on being American. that demanded sorting out without a cast and crew. and it production during its three-day run. “they keep mentioning being Americans; director immediately available to make was a great experience Marlon Burnley is a sophomore the decisions. We learned a lot about I started thinking, what is like to be an American? What do Americans look like?” theatre, and about leadership.” for my last show at iU majoring in theatre performance. With those words in mind, cast and crew south Bend before Musical Director Marvin Curtis believes took on the difficult task of bringing West Side Story to life. >> the production was good training for graduation.” the students. “I think this is a great experience for our students,” Curtis // Michele Johnson, ’10 40 41
    • speech night: niGht & Day By Kevin M. Gillen born to coMMUnicatE On its face, Speech Night is an alongside music while the attendees communication skills essential end-of-semester contest put on by of each night fill the Recital hall. in the work force. I take this very S121 Public Speaking faculty and Since 2007, I have incorporated seriously; it’s important that each students. But this hardly explains a theme for the guest judges; S121 student has an applicable, what really goes on behind the different faith leaders, diversity role relevant and diverse experience Immerse yourself in communication studies or art history at IU South Bend. scenes and what this event does for models in the media, past winners in this course. Speech Night the Ernestine M. Raclin School of of Speech Night. All were well- recognizes the best of the best. We offer innovative educators, and practicing professionals with real world experience. the Arts. the event’s recent 25th received changes. As the “face” of Communication as an art is hard anniversary seems an especially apt the students evolves, I continue to to define, unlike its sister areas time to look at what exciting things keep pace with small changes. such as theatre and music that DEgREE PROgRAMS the future holds for this event. the can be measured in performance. gain hands-on experience fall 2010 semester will see Speech however, the recession hit us Speech Night offers not only the Bachelor of Arts with our popular Night with a facelift. hard. Our enrollment increased S121 student great experience for in Mass Communication significantly, from an average of internship programs in a resume or portfolio, it also puts n Journalism typically, S121 students select 450 students per year to well over Communication on the Arts map in communication studies preliminary contestants from their 500. Add to this campus funding n Public Relations a more tangible forum. n Electronic Media or art history. Join the fellow classmates. With about 23 cuts and policy changes, and what discussion sections each semester, we used to call Speech Night is Fall 2010 is not very far away. Each Art Club. Feeling this means it takes three nights virtually non-existent. Winners used semester I assess our weaknesses in Bachelor of Arts competitive? take part in of preliminaries to accommodate to receive gift cards to the IU South order to re-evaluate and reshape the in Speech Communication the Speech and Debate them. Faculty judges choose two Bend bookstore, but now we have program. Spring 2010 was a great n Interpersonal Communication winners each night to advance to no funding, and it is up to the S121 learning experience and will help team or compete in the n Organizational Communication the final round, or Speech Night, faculty members to solicit sponsors me re-invent Speech Night to be n Public Advocacy (Rhetorical Studies) public speaking Speech where three local public speaking to donate gift certificates. this is no even better. the show must go on. Night competition. personalities serving as judges easy task, but we are determined to And it always does. choose the top three participants. keep Speech Night alive. Without Senior Instructor Kevin M. OFFERINg MINORS IN the efforts of the faculty, we could n Interpersonal Communication When I became director of the not achieve this goal. Gillen directs the S121 Public S121 Public Speaking program in Speaking program. n Mass Communication 2006, I enjoyed reshaping Speech Every single student at IU South n Speech Communication Night to a newer audience. I created Bend is required to take the S121 n Art history a looped slideshow that plays course, which teaches basic oral ERNEStINE M. RAClIN SChOOl OF thE ARtS For more information about communication studies & art history at IU South Bend, 42 visit us on the web at arts.iusb.edu.
    • Students Enjoyed their trip “We were able to see West Side Story and Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. I was in such awe at the spectacle of each show. Saturday evening we saw Billy Elliot. that afternoon seeing Alexander toradze in concert was the icing on the cake of a wonderful trip.” // Michele Johnson Pianist anD Martin EnDoWED “It was the first time we were in New york ProfEssor in Piano alExanDEr and we liked it very much. We appreciated toraDzE has an exciting life of flying around the opportunity to go to NyC with a the world and performing before an adoring group of students and professors from public. since 1991, this Georgian born cultural IU. Besides scheduled programs we also visited the Statue of liberty, Metropolitan icon has made his home at indiana University Museum, the Metropolitan Opera where south Bend and has been the face of the we saw The Nose by Shostakovich, internationally renowned toradze Piano studio. and Brighton Beach Avenue (a Russian community). We also walked in Central few people can keep up with his pace or Park and along Broadway. We were very appreciate his performances in the huge proud to listen to our professor, Alexander venues. toradze performs locally; however, i toradze, performing there. It was thrilling. felt students and the public needed to witness It was fun to hear so many languages in the streets of the city. thank you for the trip!” his performances in a different way – outside of south Bend. My 2008 trip to see toradze in // Nikita and Ekaterina Abrosimov london gave me an idea – a road trip. “the trip to New york was a great experience for me as a musician. First toradze loved the idea and said he was of all, I had a chance to see Professor performing with the london Philharmonic toradze perform live for the first time orchestra in new York city in March 2010 with london Philharmonic Orchestra at lincoln center. it was an adventure in conducted by Jurowski. Billy Elliot was the making. >> another great event of the trip. these two A Bite events made a great impression on me. Furthermore, this trip gave me a chance to visit some of the great art museums, out of the including the Nicholas Roerich Museum for the Russian-born artist, poet, philosopher, and humanitarian. the live BIG APPle By Marvin Curtis experience of attending such events is a source of great inspiration for us both as the musicians and personalities.” Photography by Dora Natella // faculty // Anton Zotov 44 45
    • the Critics loved toradze’s Performance “the soloist was the Georgian pianist – now resident in america – alexander toradze. he played the first movement with such gusto, kicking his legs out to the side and under his steinway that i feared at one point he was going to fall travelers gather on the stage following the performace of Billy Elliot with Music Director Joseph Joubert. Photograph by Omar Cherry // student off his stool. he played the second in a fashion that sent us into the best sort of trance; and the third (the concerto Plans were made and a travel agent was selected. the trip ends with a bang, having begun with was developed for the weekend of March 7. Additional side trips were added such as the Broadway show Billy Elliot the crack of a whip) with such punch and museum stops. that one of my companions told me afterwards that the effect on her was thirty-two people departed on March 4 like a physical shock.” from South Bend for the Big Apple // simon heffer, including students, faculty and London telegraph community participants. Finally it was time to see Billy Elliot. intermission. Following the final work, Several students decided to explore Rockefeller Center in Following the play, the group was the Shostakovich Symphony No.5, hopes of seeing Al Roker of the Today Show. their trip took brought to the stage by Musical “the city was exciting everyone returned to the green room a dramatic turn. Michele Johnson, a senior theater major, Director Joseph Joubert, who is a and wonderful: going to for more celebrations. “alexander toradze, the impressive had a once-in-a-lifetime experience. According to Johnson, friend of Curtis. the group had a soloist, offered a performance of she and fellow students Allie Wheaton and Joel Stockton chance to look at the theater from the see the statue of liberty, “It was one of the most joyous striking contrasts, with an unusually left early to walk to Rockefeller Center and stand outside in stage and met the young star. walking through the halls performances of my life because soulful opening and barely audible the cold to watch the show unfold. so many IUSB students from the Sunday brought a bright sun and of Ellis island, standing in theatre and dance, visual arts, pianissimos in the second movement. “Being a theatre major it was neat to see him [Roker] brunch at the famous Sardis. Following sorrow looking at Ground and music areas were present in he tore through the virtuosic sections doing some of the same vocal warm ups that we do as the meal and a subway ride, they were the audience. that was a unique with fearless aplomb, accompanied students. the anticipation of seeing someone famous at the magnificent lincoln Center’s zero. in addition, we saw experience which I will never forget,” with panache by the orchestra. ... after made us a little jumpy,” she said. Avery Fischer hall for the concert. three Broadway musicals - toradze said. “My two sons, David tumultuous and prolonged applause, Eventually a gentleman walked out and greeted the crowd toradze appeared onstage to perform West Side Story, Phantom and Alex, were present and got to know the students and faculty of our the orchestra and soloist repeated the with a friendly ‘hello.’ “I responded ‘good morning, how the Ravel Piano Concerto in g. Wild of the opera, and billy school better. I am looking forward to are you?’ that was the beginning of the end, really the applause greeted him and the group final movement in another propulsive elliot. they were so awe the next time such a trip is possible.”  end of my old look,” Johnson said. the man was stylist sat ready to witness their teacher and blaze of color.” louis licari and it was Ambush Makeover Day at the inspiring, i was in heaven. friend in this setting. the performance the next day the group returned to Today Show. “he took one look and knew something // Vivian schweitzer, had to be done.” brought standing ovations and four avery fisher hall and South Bend full of pride and thrilled bows. then toradze sat down at at all they had seen in New york City. new York times the piano and performed the last seeing toradze perform glorious critical reviews of toradze’s By 11:30 a.m. she had a new hairdo, makeup and clothes on national television and several stunned friends. A call movement of the concerto again was so magical, intense, performance appeared in the New with the orchestra. the hall erupted York Times and the London Telegraph, back to IU South Bend resulted in a newspaper story and again and he returned for several and powerful.” capping a weekend no one will forget. coverage on the NBC affiliate WNDU. more bows. // zack hickle For others who did not receive a radical makeover, there Several students made their way to was shopping and tours of the Museum of Modern Art the green room to meet toradze and and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Drama students saw conductor Vladimir Jurowski during Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story. 46 47
    • however, Curtis knew he had to keep likely perform a total of two to three thank you for your time and the working on the invitation. later in hours. She also said a group of 20 is Visitors Office is very excited for you to June he asked Julie Vuckovich, senior the limit. perform at the White house! – Maggie advisor to Senator Evan Bayh in South Murphy, White house Visitors Office Bend, for her counsel. Vuckovich One of the questions that had to be suggested contacting her counterpart tackled was the size of the ensemble Word got out and newspapers and the in the senator’s office in Washington, because the choir has 45 members. television stations followed up for more linda Moore Forbes. Curtis called the White house contact information. and was informed that 23 was the Forbes suggested that a packet absolute maximum. however, fate stepped in briefly. A be prepared to send to the White snow storm dumped 18 inches of snow house outlining the choir’s history, A fluid list was created of those who on Washington on Saturday and closed a biography on Curtis, and a DVD were able to go and what dates they all airports. With flights booked for of a performance. the package was were available. Sunday, everyone was concerned but completed and mailed to Washington. the emergency was handled. the choir time passed and November became departed on time and landed Sunday On July 21, Forbes sent the following December. the choir was anxious. evening in Washington. message to him Phone calls were exchanged between your materials were picked up by the Curtis, Forbes, and Vuckovich and the Monday, December 21, the choir White house courier at 10:30 this word most used was “patience.” arrived at the East gate, and entered morning. If you haven’t heard anything through the diplomatic entrance. the window of opportunity began to Maggie Murphy led them to a holding from the White house by November 1, grow smaller as the holiday season room. Everyone was excited and Curtis please let me know. – linda approached. At the choir’s rehearsal tried to keep his composure. When the symphonic choir resumed on December 7, Curtis reminded the rehearsals in August, Curtis informed choir that whatever happened, they Murphy then took the ensemble up them of the possibility. Excitement was had gotten that far in the audition the stairs into the grand Foyer. there high but they were cautioned that it process and they should focus on the stood the magnificent Steinway grand was a long shot. In the meantime, the December 12 concert on campus. piano built in 1938 and designed by president of the choir, Ed Klein, got Eric gugler (with help from President December 10 was sunny and cold with Franklin Roosevelt). Omar Cherry, a preliminary figures on travel costs. a hint of Christmas in the air. Curtis student studying for the Master in the choir began to rehearse for arrived in his office and found an Music and the choir’s accompanist, upcoming concerts with the thought interesting voice mail message. “this was ecstatic. of Washington not far from their is Maggie Murphy from the White minds. Another call was made to the house. Please return my call at your thus began a 90-minute concert as a White house in October. earliest convenience.” crowd of several hundred toured the mansion. Among those who stopped A few weeks later the phone rang in Quickly returning the call, he heard for pictures was Susan Bayh, wife of the dean’s office. the White house was “We are wondering if you are still Senator Evan Bayh. calling asking for additional information interested in singing at the White house?” A quick response of yes Around 1 p.m. the choir finished their Christmas at the and another DVD. the next day the material was sent. turned into a concert date of Monday, concert and toured the White house December 21. main floor. Cameras flashed as they White houSe Photograph by Omar Cherry // student November 11, the following e-mail came from the White house. your outstanding talent and dedicated Word quickly spread, travel plans were made and the 23 member choir was booked on a flight and into hotel rooms. took pictures of the gingerbread house and the numerous Christmas trees. By 2 p.m. the tour was over and the It was a Christmas concert to thank you for contacting the White ensemble of the Ernestine M. Raclin musicianship have propelled you one choir was on their way back to the remember that began with a house Office of Public Engagement School of the Arts, was up to the step closer toward performing at the On December 18, the following hotel for a quick change and a ride google search. about your choir singing at the challenge. the community ensemble White house in December 2009. e-mail arrived: back to the airport. Armed with white White house during the Christmas had been in existence since 1967 boxes of White house cookies in the Dean Marvin Curtis, director of Attached you will find a brief survey, As promised, here is an e-mail Season. We are just beginning our and had performed with the IUSB shapes of a Christmas tree, a house, the South Bend Symphonic Choir, which will enable us to get to know you confirmation for your performance at holiday planning, and we will put Philharmonic and the South Bend and Bo, the Obamas’ dog, everyone searched the White house website better and help us determine which the White house during an open house! you on the list of ideas to consider. Symphony Orchestra, as well as boarded the flight for home. for information on how choral groups or individuals will be formally thank you so much for being flexible – Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the internationally acclaimed Kirov with us here in Washington. you are groups could perform at the mansion the President, the White house Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Russia. asked to perform. – Claudia McNamara What began with an e-mail in June for the Christmas season. scheduled to perform at the White ended with the performance of a there were several students in the McNamara asked for dates when they house on December 21, 2009, from Curtis was convinced the South ensemble of 45 and this would be an lifetime in December. It was truly a his May e-mail inquiry received this Bend Symphonic Choir, resident could perform and said performers 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. I will need you to Christmas to remember. opportunity of a lifetime. may be needed from 3-9 p.m. and will arrive at 11 a.m. at 15th and E NW. response a few weeks later. 48 49
    • Professor of Music David Barton retired “lament for the Earthworms” written Barton is first and foremost a teacher. “I “I like many things about Dr. Barton,” adds graduate piano in July after 34 years of service to IU for four amplified pitch pipes. knew I wanted to be a professor because student Nikita Abrosimov. “First of all he knows a lot… South Bend, where the self-described of all the things I’ve investigated it is the Secondly, but maybe most important, he is a very good man.” former hippie is well known for his “It wasn’t my only pitch pipe piece,” only field where I can keep on learning love of teaching and his eccentric Barton chuckled. for the rest of my life.” Since his intellectual interests have always extended beyond musical style. music, Barton partnered with professors outside of music It is probably electronic music, and It is difficult to find a music student to teach cross-disciplinary courses. the best known of his ensemble PlAtO & the Western in the last 34 years who has not taken those was Basic Physics of Sound (now Sound and human “David has left a legacy at tradition, a Postmodern Improvisation at least one course from him, and Culture) with former physics professor Steve Shore. “For 15 IU South Bend as a teacher, Ensemble that drives Barton’s passion they often agree on the most years I’ve been able to talk to people about acoustic safety,” scholar, composer, musician and the most. the ensemble began in important lesson they received in says Barton. “It’s fun to build instruments and projects like performer,” says Chancellor Una 1988 as a musical partnership with Barton’s classroom. that, but safety is critical.” Mae Reck. “he shared his talents good friend and musician Boyd Nutting, who shares his enthusiasm for “One of the best things that I ever the university lauded Barton’s exceptional skills as an and passion with his students for electronic improvisation. learned as a student was from Dr. educator, most notably by his election to the Indiana more than 30 years and never Barton – he taught me how to teach University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in teaching wavered in his commitment to “We got together with all of our myself; how to look for and find the (FACEt) in 1992 and as the recipient of the lundquist them or his art.” equipment to see what we could do,” knowledge that you didn’t have; how to Faculty Fellowship in 2004. Barton recalls. “Our first concert go about understanding it for yourself Barton joined the Division of Music in was 30 minutes. I realized we were without someone explaining it to In addition to his teaching, Barton has also worn many 1976 as assistant professor of music boring to watch, so from then on Evie you,” says Marian Emery, alumna hats at IU South Bend. he has been twice the president of theory & composition after teaching (Barton’s wife) danced or sang and we and associate faculty member. the IU South Bend Academic Senate, served on numerous at the College-Conservatory of Music added video.” committees and task forces, was the area coordinator of “…there is an intrinsic value in the music for many years, as well as the assistant dean for learning of a subject which has no instruction and director of graduate studies at the Ernestine apparent or immediate pragmatic value Music Professor DaViD baRton retires M. Raclin School of the Arts. in a curriculum or a life.” “Being active in faculty governance gave me a chance to work with people from a lot of other disciplines. I got a “…I believe that we are most successful By Michele Morgan-Dufour sense I was part of a community that provides me with an at what we do when we are avidly in intellectual home base where I have a responsibility to be a love with what we do – with life, with good community member,” says Barton. learning, with making and doing, with at the University of Cincinnati and the mentoring and teaching, with the In 1992 Barton established the Senior lois Burns concurs. those who have worked with him attest to how much he University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned his B.A., M.A., and Electronic Music Ensemble for “Dr. Barton really values the gave the university, students, faculty, and staff. dialogue, and debate which takes place Ph.D. in Music. students. “I wanted to find out if quest of learning and he has in our community, and with the simple electronic music worked because of “One could not dream of a more involved and inspired my enthusiasm towards affectionate relationships which we “I was nervous about this place,” the happy accident of Boyd’s and my hands on friend and colleague as I experienced with musical discoveries.” have with each other.” Barton recalls of his first visit to personalities, or if there was something David,” says Martin Endowed Professor in Piano campus. “In Northside 020 (a music more there,” says Barton. Eventually Alexander toradze. classroom) the music staves were PlAtO & the Western tradition and Barton’s students hail him for his “I have come to believe that I am the Electronic Music Ensemble began ability to make complex concepts blessed in this life because someone is hand painted in silver paint on the “Even more importantly, the students of our piano studio have accessible, as graduate piano student blackboard. the tiny bookstore was making music together. Collaborations experienced the same involvement of David in their educations willing to allow me, even to pay me (of with other artists, especially visual and Omar Cherry explains. “From the first in the basement of Northside hall.” and lives. It’s hard to imagine working at the IU South Bend course, not what I deserve), to do the drama artists are almost always part of time we met it was obvious that I was his trepidation disappeared when he School of the Arts without David’s constant presence.” visited the electronic music studio, their performances. in the presence of an intellectual; things which I love – to teach, to learn, not because of his ability to use an Although he has retired, Barton says his career as an to make music, to have good friends also hidden away in the basement. Barton vigorously protected his extended vocabulary, but his ability to improvisational musician is just beginning. and colleagues like all of you. I hope “It was the best equipped electronic Friday afternoons for the ensemble. explain anything with clear language.” studio I’d seen,” Barton says. At the “Electronic music puts punctuation to “I’m going to make music,” says Barton. “Anybody who that each of you can say the same thing the week. Without improvised music I “Every now and then a student lets can access my audio or midi files can play music with about the lives you lead.” University of California Barton had would not have been able to manage me know I’ve made a difference,” me. I’m going to put my musical archive on the Internet. I designed and installed the campus’ the stress,” Barton notes. says Barton. his students will tell can put enough of myself out there that I can offload the From Professor David Barton’s 1994 first electronic studio. “Electronic you that difference is often more improvising musician so others can make music with me music at that time was a one person address to the Academic Senate at the In addition to electronic music, than just academic. whether I’m there or not. I want people to play music with on one machine process,” he end of his second term as president. comments, “Now the technology has he also has a catalog of some 75 me forever. “conventional” compositions, ranging “there are many great things matured. Musicians are out of the from solo works to chamber orchestra to be said about Dr. Barton but Michele Morgan-Dufour is the outreach manager for the closet and out on the stage.” works; 15 analog tape pieces; 50 the best is that he truly cares for Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. his recitals have always been unusual. computer-assisted solo improvisations his students,” observes student In January 1977 at his first recital and other works. Barton premiered his composition Judy Frey. 50 51
    • new Team SPeakS out By Julie Allee Indiana University South Bend has that tournament, the team placed team placed ninth overall in a Speech and Debate team for the second overall in debate with one parliamentary debate. the team had innoVatiVE first time in about 15 years. the team reaching the semi-final round. the 17th and 19th place teams and team, which started as a student one student, Jacob Jones was 12th born to be club in the spring of 2009, traveled the team also received the in speaker points at the tournament. to their first tournament in October awards “top Novice Debate team,” 2009 at Ball State University and “top Novice in Programmed there was one final celebration in Muncie. Oral Interpretation.” for the team when the Student government Association recognized Study new media & graphic design at IU South Bend for personal attention the first year back and the results In November the team competed at the IU South Bend Debate team exceeded all expectations. the Bowling green State University as “Club of the year.” All in all, to from professional communicators, designers, and innovative educators. tournament in Ohio. At that say they have done well would be When club president, Cory tournament the teams ranked an understatement. gilmartin, approached the public fourth and fifth in speaker points. DEgREE PROgRAMS speaking coordinator, Kevin gillen, though small, the current A degree in new media about appearing as a guest speaker At the beginning of the spring team consists of students with Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media at Speech Night to recruit new semester the team traveled to Butler majors from history and political prepares students for n Music members to the club, he had no University in Indianapolis and science to philosophy and speech fascinating careers in new came in sixth overall in debate. In n Design idea that the Ernestine M. Raclin communication. the students media arts, for areas such School of the Arts was attempting February, team members competed compete in a variety of events, n Video & Motion Media to start a team as well. the student at Indiana State Individual Events including parliamentary debate, as graphic design; club, which had up to that point Competition where IU South limited preparation speech events, Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media gallery and installation been small, combined with the Bend ranked ninth. there were prepared speech events, and n graphic Design art; marketing and sales school’s efforts. through a generous approximately 200 individual dramatic interpretation events. agreement with Dean Marvin Curtis event entries at the tournament, the team, coached by Julie Allee, applications; interactive for funding, the speech and debate including nine entries from the includes team members Angela and distance education; team formed. IU South Bend team. Alexy (president), Jacob Jones, Zion website design; and Castor, Peter Farkas, Cory gilmartin, the team’s first goal was to win At the Central Michigan University and luis hernandez.  Participation digital filmmaking. something by the end of the first tournament the debate team came is open to all IU South Bend academic year. No member of the in third place in parliamentary students enrolled at least half time. current team had any previous debate overall and had two teams speech or debate experience. So advance to quarter final rounds. Former Lecturer in Communication when they traveled to their first Studies Julie Allee taught the last meet of the season was tournament at Ball State University, Public Speaking and coached ERNEStINE M. RAClIN SChOOl OF thE ARtS the 28th Novice Nationals in the goal was simply to get there the Speech and Debate Team. For more information about IU South Bend new media and graphic design hutchinson, Kan., where the and get through the rounds. At programs, visit us on the web at arts.iusb.edu. 52
    • your friend, Jerry. By Kevin M. Gillen In February, the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts lost one of its finest. Jerry Saffold was an enthusiastic and dedicated speech instructor who actually used “S121Speech” Recital hall as his AOl screen name. Jerry was a wonderful teacher and colleague with whom I shared many great memories. I first met Jerry in 2003 when I began teaching. As the S121 Public Speaking lecture associate, Grant from Community Foundation he helped orient me to an 80-capacity lecture hall, for which I will always be grateful. We didn’t always see eye to eye, but we always learned to renovate Theaters from each other. We often talked about how Photography by Matt Cashore communication technology had changed, yet communication was not always better. his favorite example was once when he tried to find a used the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the local residents who attend dozens of sound in the hall. Recital hall seats manual typewriter—so that he could type without Arts has been awarded a $150,000 campus performances each year. about 280 people and will become the electricity—the clerk kept trying to sell him an matching grant from the Community home of the Euclid Quartet, IU South electric typewriter (she thought since it wasn’t a Foundation of St. Joseph County. IU South Bend has committed Bend’s resident string quartet. computer, it was what Jerry wanted). later that the grant is payable in $50,000 $150,000 to the project and must year, I found a manual typewriter and when I gave installments over three years to help raise another $150,000 in private this grant is one of the largest it to him, he said, “Kevin, in my whole life, I can upgrade Recital hall and the Upstage donations. the project is estimated foundation gifts ever received by the count my true friends on no more than one hand, theater in Northside hall. to cost $524,000 in total. the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts and you’re one of them.” enhancements at the Upstage theater and must be matched with private In announcing the grant, the will include new lighting, sound, donations. IU South Bend is currently In or out of work, Jerry was a special part of Community Foundation cited the seating, and flooring. the Upstage developing a fundraising campaign S121 and my life. he always signed his e-mails, leadership of Dean Marvin Curtis in theater seats about 100 people and for this project. When completed, the “y/F, Jerry.” It took me about three tries to figure increasing the outreach and visibility is a traditional black box theatrical renovations will provide professional out that meant, “your friend.” So today I honor of the school since he arrived two venue. Renovations at Recital hall quality facilities for the theatre, dance you, my friend. May you never need an electric years ago. According to the Community will include a new stage and foyer and music programs at IU South Bend. typewriter, wherever you are. Foundation, the grant will help the entrance, new seats, lighting and audio school better serve students and system, along with the installation enhance the cultural experiences for of acoustical material to improve the 54 Upstage theater 55
    • ManuSCRiPt aRtS anD illuMination or, preparing for any crisis you might meet in the 15th century. By Karen Ackoff FIgURE 7 // Raised initials in In this age of information technology, Professor Karen to round out the course, students gold leaf on calfskin vellum, by FIgURE 1 // historical examples Ackoff offers a more medieval approach to life in her stepped into present day and made Valorie Burch. of versal letters. Simple versals class, Manuscript Arts and Illumination. contemporary decorated letters by with a vertical line as ornament. combining a Roman capital with the Manuscript Arts focuses on decorated capital letters image of an animal. (Fig. 8) Students and various styles of ornamentation. Students first learned how to create fur and feather learn versal letters with filigree. Versal letters are letters textures by building up small strokes FIgURE 5 // Knotted versal letter that start a section or chapter, and filigree is a kind of of paint – a slow and tedious process. surrounded by a Celtic knotwork organized approach to doodling. Filigree can consist of (Fig. 9) While letters may only be a border, by george Salvador. a few simple lines or can be an ornate tangle of curls few inches in size, many hours of and loops. (Fig 1.) these can be further developed hard work went into creating these to create puzzle initials, which consist of letter decorated capitals. shapes made up in red and blue with an irregular line separating the colors. (Fig. 2) At the end of the semester, it was amazing just how much information FIgURE 8 // K is for Kookaburra. Students next learn white vine foliate initials, which was covered and how many projects A contemporary decorated letter, appeared in 15th century Italian humanist manuscripts. were created. And even better, a good gouache on illustration board, by White vine initials utilize a basic vine motif. the time was had by all. Brenda leeka. vine itself was left unpainted, and spaces between FIgURE 2 // Puzzle letter with vines were colored in with a limited palette of colors. ornamentation by Brenda leeka. (Figs. 3 & 4) No course in manuscript illumination would be complete without learning about Celtic design, which originated in Ireland in the early 7th century. Celtic knots are a well-known motif. this type of knot work can fill letters, borders and can include knotted designs FIgURE 6 // ABOVE: Flat gilding. of plants and animals. Basic designs are made more BElOW: Raised gilding. Examples complex by inserting “breaks” into the pattern, which by K. Ackoff serve to interrupt the grid upon which the design is based. (Fig. 5) FIgURE 3 // Detail, White vine Karen Ackoff received a B.F.A. in FIgURE 9 // Detail, A is for foliate decoration. Ink and If such complexities are not enough, students also Illustration from the Philadelphia Aardwolf. Contemporary decorated gouache. © 1986, K. Ackoff. learned gilding – embellishing their designs with gold College of Art and an M.F.A. in letter showing the building up leaf. gold leaf can be applied to a flat or raised surface. Medical Illustration from the Rochester of brush strokes to create a fur (Fig. 6) Applying gold leaf to a flat surface involves Institute of Technology. She worked texture. © 2005, K. Ackoff. using glue made from tree sap. the sap is heated and as a scientific illustrator at the dissolved in water to create sticky, smelly glue. the glue National Museum of Natural History, is applied and left to dry for about 20 minutes until it is Smithsonian Institution in Washington, All student images are from tacky. gold leaf is then applied. Raised gilding is a more before coming to IU South Bend where Spring 2009, S329 Manuscript complex process and requires making a thick paste or she is professor of new media and the Arts & Illumination unless gesso from white lead, plaster, crystallized sugar, clay program director of graphic design. otherwise specified. and fish glue. Due to the toxicity of white lead, class Comfortable working with a computer FIgURE 4 // Entwined white members used acrylic painting medium instead. Once or a paintbrush, her interests lie in vine foliate letters, spelling out dry, the medium is breathed on to make it slightly sticky the Renaissance techniques of egg “SPRINg,” embellished with gold and leaf gold is applied and carefully rubbed down or tempera and silverpoint. leaf, by Monica Sherck. burnished. In medieval times, illuminations might be burnished with a wolf’s tooth, but the class used tools of agate or bone. (Fig. 7) 56 57
    • Alexander “lexo” toradze, pianist and something miraculous,” toradze says. rather than settle on one certain way When he watched an advance “that’s when I started dreaming about of playing given works, he changes his screening of the documentary, it subject of WNIt’s this country.”   interpretation of them practically every was the first time in over 20 years new documentary time he engages in their performance. that toradze had seen the 1977 Kicking the Notes those broadcasts set in motion the footage. With typical humility, he says the Toradze Way, compelling life story that Kicking “lexo is a controversial artist—and that the feeling it brought back to the Notes the Toradze Way describes. why is that? Well, it’s because in his him most of all was sadness, because at home the documentary, a production of mind he’s playing jazz in everything he he misses his friend Degroote, who WNIt Public television, aired in plays,” says Schaller. “And where did died in 1989. Amid all the fuss at the December 2009.  that come from? It became very clear competition, the two became close. that that should become an anchor of the documentary follows the musician one of the threads of this story.”  this spirit characterizes the way he through his controversial second- embraces the members of his piano place finish in the 1977 Van Cliburn “If you are a really true, serious studio as well. Many of his students International Piano Competition to musician, you take music as a whole, come to America as teenagers and his defection in Madrid in 1983, the not separately,” toradze says. “When experience acute homesickness and subsequent KgB harassment of his you talk about genius pianists—or any culture shock during their transition. family back in georgia, his successes genius instrumentalists—you need to In toradze, they get a father figure as as a coveted virtuoso, and his work include [jazz musicians]. you cannot much as a teacher. today as the head of Indiana University ignore them.” South Bend’s toradze Piano Studio. he takes his studio members on wine- this open-mindedness is common in making excursions in the country, California-based producer linda some musical genres, but a distinct forms them into soccer teams, and Schaller had the idea of using the conservatism still pervades the tries to expose them to all the arts, not radio as a framing device.  world of classical music. however, just music.  conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, a “It was a great dramatic opening, contemporary luminary interviewed in Since the toradze Piano Studio because you need something to catch the documentary, comes down firmly formed in 1991, numerous members people’s attention besides yet more on toradze’s side of the debate.  of the WNIt staff had been interested piano playing,” she says. the creative freedom suggested by “lexo is a controversial artist—and why is that? Well, it’s jazz music led toradze to contemplate and pursue the even greater freedom because in his mind he’s playing jazz in everything he plays,” that Western life offered. this was says documentary producer linda schaller. precisely what Voice of America’s propaganda transmissions were intended to do, and precisely why the In one interview clip, Salonen says WNIt turns the camera on Alexander toradze governments of many of the countries that toradze is “important because he in doing a documentary on toradze and his students. Finally, in 2007, targeted by VOA did their best to jam is not a conformist.” and his world-renowned toradze Piano Studio the broadcasts. When he requested the project moved to the front Documented Star burner. Angel hernandez, the station’s asylum at the American embassy in the events surrounding the vice president of production, served as Madrid in 1983, toradze achieved performances that helped launch the project’s executive producer. the escape coveted by so many of toradze’s career at the 1977 his countrymen. Van Cliburn International Piano “Initially the idea was that maybe Competition are an example of his we could get some of the students the impact of jazz’s freedom is far polarizing effect on listeners and involved in various homes around more complicated in the pianist’s life critics. toradze finished in second By Jack Walton the community and videotape that, and music. place, losing to South African pianist Photography by Peter Ringenberg videotape lexo, and show how the Steven Degroote, whose playing was community embraces the piano studio. “I realize how much that music— more conventional than the unique then we could do some interviews and If a fan of Alexander toradze tries however, the new documentary Kicking to listen to favorite music, toradze’s American jazz—affects my playing of young georgian’s. things like that. It was a very small to imagine the pianist’s formative the Notes the Toradze Way opens with listening sessions were different—and classical music,” toradze says. years in tbilisi, georgia, a variety of an image that will surprise most fans: dangerous. they were considered acts piece,” hernandez says. the judges’ voting and opinions pictures might come to mind—a young a radio playing jazz in a georgian living of treason in then-Soviet georgia. Jazz has never been a part of his became the topic of furious—and Before long, however, the scope boy diligently working at a keyboard, room. that’s where the young “lexo,” the government deliberately jammed core repertoire, but rather something sometimes nasty—debate among became more ambitious, blossoming perhaps, or listening attentively to captivated by the music broadcast those Voice of America signals, he plays for his own enjoyment or at piano scholars. Eventually, toradze into what he calls a “six-figure idea.” a teacher’s remarks. It’s also easy to by Voice of America, spent many and georgian jazz lovers picked them parties with students and friends. the realized that his personal piano envision that boy looking up admiringly significant hours. up on pirate broadcasts. spirit of jazz improvisation, though, style may have cost him votes, but With crucial funding support from at his father, David toradze, one of permeates toradze’s approach to even it helped earn him subsequent Ernestine M. Raclin, Rod ganey, georgia’s leading composers.  While many children have had the “that’s the starting point of me the most canonical scores. he doesn’t concert engagements. the Martin Foundation, and other experience of staying up past bedtime thinking about this country as change the composer’s notes, but 58 59
    • lEFt: Alexander “lexo” toradze playing piano. ABOVE: Alexander “lexo” toradze (third from right), members of the torazde Piano underwriters, the new plan was for “not also addressed some of the moral internationally known conductors. Studio, colleagues, and the documentary’s production team enjoy a group dinner in Mikkeli, Finland. Valery gergiev, renowned conductor just a local documentary, but a major implications of the death penalty. hernandez went all the way to Mikkeli, and close friend of toradze, is seated on toradze’s left. documentary that would be offered Finland to shoot performances by lexo to the national stations, a ‘must- “Every documentary needs to have its and members of the toradze Piano carry’ in the national programming conflict, its drama,” Schaller says. Studio. Other footage came from system,” hernandez says. tbilisi, IUSB, and Stanford University. something else,” she says. “For this, If you have enough money, you can At one point in the film, toradze She identifies toradze’s defection as you have to have a sense for music just get a composer to do it. In this case, speaks of his desire to be An Italian television producer, “We knew that we would have so much the critical crisis point of the present in order to be able to do it. Musically, I let the players themselves score the “contagious,” and to spread “viruses Schaller notes, very graciously sent material, and so we wanted to make documentary. when is it right and when is it not right documentary. One player disappears, of passion.” If all goes as planned, the the production team 45 hours of the this a strong performance piece. But studio members touring Italy. to interrupt?” then I let someone else take it up.” documentary itself should serve as a “the defection speaks to who he is,” we also wanted to tell the story of how fine vehicle to reach new people and she says. “It was always his dream, “It’s all feel,” agrees hernandez. “you this careful application of words the community was involved, and of In addition, hernandez and Schaller inform them about the unique man but he paid a price for it.” can feel when it’s too long and when describing music and music coloring course there’s the story of lexo. So we faced the daunting task of locating and and his remarkable music. had to figure out a way of embracing securing the legal rights to archival it’s too short. If [voice-over remarks] words is an example of the artistry Filming the documentary involved all of these different themes and to footage from various sources around are too short, it can be just as Schaller employed throughout the film. “I really do hope that this documentary hundreds of hours of work as well as interweave them,” he says. the world. annoying as it is when it’s too long.” that’s her style, as opposed to a more not only helps support the toradze considerable travel. Schaller went to traditional, dry take on biography. studio internationally and on national New york to film an interview with Ultimately, the musical examples this was when Schaller became a Once all of this was in place, PBS, but also in South Bend,” Valery gergiev and to los Angeles for serve to conjure just the right tone to “We don’t ever do the ‘he was born in crucial addition to the team. She the documentarians undertook Schaller says. “I hope it helps people one with Esa-Pekka Salonen, both complement the topic at hand, and 1952’ kind of stuff,” she says. “We has created pieces in the past for the tricky process of choosing to see what they have there, because PBS’s “great Performances” series, which performance clips best the pianists, in essence, provide the based everything on the music and it’s pretty amazing.” and is familiar with the kind of illustrated the story at its individual soundtrack for their own story. For how the events in his life affect his techniques involved in making the musical examples points. Due to time restrictions, the instance, during a sequence describing interpretation of the music.” Jack Walton is a freelance writer, musician, and the students’ exploration of American music documentaries. serve to conjure musical sequences cannot last very culture and music, brief clips of the producers say they feel confident disc jockey based in South Bend. long, and the producers have to Schaller directed 2002’s And Then just the right tone drop in voice-over narrations without tinatin Saralidze and Irma Svanadze that Kicking the Notes the Toradze This artical was originally published in the Winter 2009 issue of ArtsEverywhere magazine, One Night: The Making of ‘Dead Man playing American works by Charles Way will see wide—and maybe Walking,’ a documentary about the to complement the appearing to interrupt a compelling Ives and William Bolcom illustrate the even international—distribution. a part of the Community Foundation of St. piece of music. Joseph County’s ArtsEverywhere initiative. For San Francisco Opera’s world premiere topic at hand, and the story perfectly. there are plans in the works to more information, visit ArtsEverywhere.com. adaptation of Sister helen Prejean’s Schaller describes the technique. make the documentary available as story about a Death Row prisoner. pianists, in essence, “the music becomes the vehicle for a DVD release with bonus features In addition to giving a behind-the- provide the soundtrack “It’s intuitive, and very musical. telling the story,” Schaller explains. such as full-length, uninterrupted scenes account of how the production It’s why some people can do arts “One of the difficult things about performances. came together, Schaller’s piece for their own story. producing and other people produce doing documentaries is scoring them. 60 61
    • Alumni, student, Faculty neWS AlUMNI the Cárdenas collection, a collection BEthANy hUDAK’S video art FACUlty MARVIN V. CURtIS, dean, appeared DEBRA INglEFIElD, adjunct faculty of contemporary latino art owned by installation Twenty-four/Seven was part on Chicago Public Radio’s program in music, was the featured soloist in gilberto Cárdenas. of the exhibition “Perform | Install 3” in Eight Forty Eight. he was also elected the Elkhart Municipal Band Spring the Warner gallery of the South Bend a trustee of the Northern Indiana Solo Extravaganza at First Baptist JOE BARIlICh, BA’06. his video art Museum of Art. KAREN ACKOFF, professor of new historical Society. Church in Elkhart in April. installation The Spider was part of media, exhibited by invitation at the the exhibition “Perform | Install 3” in StUDENtS MIN Ah lEE took part in the summer “International Calligraphic Exhibition” thE EUClID QUARtEt released their lARRy lAMBERt, associate the Warner gallery of the South Bend opera program of the American at the Museum of Contemporary new recording of Bartók String Quartets professor of communication studies, Museum of Art. Institute of Musical Studies in graz, Calligraphy in Moscow, Russia. Nos. 2, 4 and 6 on Amazon.com. presented the paper, “Painterly Austria. Participation is by invitation Several of her prints are in their the quartet also performed at trio’s technology: Art Critiques America’s DARIN DAhMS, BA’98, appeared in NIKItA ABROSIMOV performed the only, after auditioning.   permanent collection. her work was restaurant for a special Valentine’s technological Identity in Nineteenth A Tale Told By an Idiot, presented by Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 with the also exhibited at the “2010 Washington event, raising more than $2,000 for Century Painting” at the National the Psittacus theatre Co., los Angeles. Stanford Symphony in Stanford, Calif., JOSh MIllER had a sculpture chosen Calligraphers’ guild Invitational string student scholarships. Communication Association It is a re-imaging of Shakespeare’s in November 2009, substituting for for the Krasl Art Center’s (St. Joseph, Exhibit” in Washington, D.C. Ackoff National Convention. Macbeth. last year, Dahms directed Alexander toradze. Mich.) “2010 Biennial Sculpture presented workshops at the Calligraphy “Full Circle: A Retrospective of Five two productions for the prestigious Invitational: New Work.” Connection, an international conference IUSB Printmakers” appeared at MIChAEl lASAtER, professor in los Angeles Actors Studio - Cat’s StEPhANIE BERRy and CREANNE the New galleries in South Bend. new media, exhibited two pieces on the lettering arts, and the guild Paw and Women of Manhattan MWAlE were soloists in the February The Preface leadership team for the March exhibition featured the of installation art in spring 2010. of Natural Science Illustrators produced by Academy Award winner “lift Every Voice” concert. the South 2010-11 includes Editor in Chief work of alumni, student, and faculty One, two appeared at CEPA gallery Annual Conference. Martin landau. Dahms will direct a Bend Symphonic Choir, IU South JESSICA FARREll, Managing Editor printmakers gREg FRy, AlAN in Buffalo, N.y., where it received a play for theatre of Note and will write Bend Chorale, and gospel Ensemble SAMANthA hUNSBERgER, Design JUlIE AllEE, lecturer in lARKIN, KARA MARtIN, EllEN Juror’s Selection Award.; Crossing a one man show, both in 2011. performed along with six guest artists.   Editor COURtNEy SEANOR, and Web communication studies, was nominated RIDENOUR, and KEVIN RUDyNSKI.   Berlin, 1927 was exhibited at the Editor AShlEy hENDERSON. All four for Educator of the year by the Student Union Street gallery in Chicago PAUl gUIllAUME, BFA’10, accepted DOREA BRIttON (voice), OMAR students have interned for the South AlEC hOStERMAN, senior lecturer in government Assoc. In addition, the heights, Ill., received the $500 a graduate fellowship at the School ChERRy (piano), MISUN MOON Bend Tribune. communication studies, was awarded Student government Association first place prize. of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. (piano), SAM QUE (saxophone), and the trustee teaching Award by the recognized the IU South Bend Debate through a documentary portrait the gOSPEl ENSEMBlE directed by ElROy RAMSEy had a bronze Academic Senate teaching Committee. DEBORAh MAyER, adjunct faculty in team as “Club of the year.” photography project, guillaume CREANNE MWAlE, performed before sculpture selected for the exhibition hosterman presented two projects in music, was the winner of the 2010 participated in the May dedication 1,400 students at Clay Performing “College Night 2010” at the Fort KEtEVAN BADRIDZE, lecturer in the Computers & Writing 2010 On- Wagner liederkranz Competition of the Natatorium. guillaume worked Arts high School in a special concert Wayne Museum of Art. music; EDIShER SAVItSKI, associate line Conference hosted by Purdue in New york City. She sang in a in collaboration with IU South Bend for Black history Month. faculty in music; toradze Piano Studio University, “hyperreality and graphic recital showcasing all of the 2010 faculty, campus, and community ROBERtA StRAChEN was featured alumnae AlExANDER KORSANtIA, JORDAN CAVItt (bassoon) and Narratives: Exploring the Depths winners in March at Weill Recital leaders, photographing portraits of in the April 10 edition of the VAKhtANg KODANAShVIlI and JEREMy ONg (euphonium) performed of Believability in Comics Art” and hall, Carnegie hall, New york City. people interviewed as part of the oral newspaper Senior Life, discussing DAVID MAChAVARIANI, and students with the prestigious College Band “the Rhetorical Power of the tweet: Deborah performed Bruennhilde’s history of the Natatorium for the Civil her work in sculpture. NIKItA ABROSIMOV and KEtEVAN Directors National Association 2010 Using twitter to Enrich the Classroom “Immolation Scene” from the last act Rights heritage Center. KAtIE SWIENtAl’S painting, Untitled, KARtVElIShVIlI performed works of Experience.” he also had an article of Goetterdaemmerung. Mayer was Intercollegiate Band at Illinois State was chosen for the cover of the Rachmaninoff February 25-27, 2010, published in Intercom: The Magazine also named in the April 2010 issue tAMAR MIKElADZE, MM’10, has University in February. 2010 IU South Bend creative writing live on WFMt in Chicago. for Technical Communicators. the of Opera News, the leading opera been awarded a fellowship to the article was titled, “tools of the trade: publication in the country. tABEthA COBURN-MACDONAlD, magazine, Analecta.   University of Michigan to continue PAtRICIA ChIlDRESS, visiting getting technical about twitter.” B.A. student in visual arts, presented a her studies in piano. Mikeladze is a BRIttNEy VERhAMME, MElISSA assistant professor in music, attended RON MONSMA, assistant professor paper on lily Martin Spencer at the member of the toradze Piano Studio. VAN DIERENDONCK, AND tABEthA the College Band Directors National REBECCA hOVAN, adjunct faculty of fine arts, was the juror for the IU South Bend Undergraduate COBURN-MACDONAlD, students from Association at Illinois State University in music, served as a panelist for a 2010 Chicago Pastel Painters Annual tERESA SANtOS, BFA’09, has Research Conference. Andrea Rusnock’s Women in the Visual in February where two IU South Bend round-table discussion at the National Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural accepted an invitation from Fabian students, Jeremy Ong and Jordan Flute Convention in Anaheim, Calif., Center. he was also featured in the PAUl hERMAN, EthAN KAMPA, Arts class, presented their art works goncalves Borrega, exhibit coordinator Cavitt performed in the prestigious in August 2010. She is appearing April 2010 issue of Pastel Journal with PAtRICK RESSlER, and DREW about women artists for the of the Art Museum of the Americas Intercollegiate Band. Childress has as the guest artist for the fall kick-off a discussion of his criteria for jurying StOltZFUS had the European IU South Bend Undergraduate at the Organization of American also been invited to guest conduct for meeting of the Silver triad Flute Club the still life category of the magazine’s premieres of their compositions at Research Conference. States in Washington D.C., to curate Michigan State and Otterbein College. in three Rivers, Mich., in September, “Pastel 100 Competition.” the article the “International New Music Festival an exhibit in celebration of National and will present a workshop at the included an image of his painting 2010: Music Across the Atlantic” in hispanic heritage Month, during JAMESON COOPER, lecturer in 2010 Midwest Clinic, an international Apples on Stone. two of Monsma’s Oviedo, Spain. the fall of 2010. the exhibition will music, and his wife, Candace, band and orchestra clinic, in Chicago pastels, To Our Children’s Children feature photographs and prints from welcomed new son henry Aaron in December. and Collection with Stones and Fruit, Cooper on April 20, 2010. 62 63
    • from the collection of James Mann Perspectives grant from Indiana and strings in December at Sherwood were exhibited in the 2010 “Realism University to organize an International Conservatory of Music, Chicago. Biennial” at the Fort Wayne Museum Symposium “Documenting history, of Art. Documenting Progress: Nineteenth ANDREA RUSNOCK, associate Century Photographs of Architecture.” professor of fine arts, received the SUSAN MOORE, associate professor Additional grants include a $3,000 Faculty Colloquium for Excellence in of fine arts, had work included in the grant from the Nanovic Institute for teaching Award. twenty educators exhibition “Photographing America” European Studies at the University across the IU system received the at the University of North Carolina and of Notre Dame, two Overseas award. Rusnock was invited to speak in “Organic Matters” at the FlASh Conference travel grants ($1,200 at the Savannah College of Art and gallery in lakewood, Colo. and $600) and a $3,000 Indiana Design in conjunction with their University Seed grant to support exhibition on Russian and Soviet JORgE MUñIZ, assistant professor art “Builders, Bolsheviks, and numerous research projects. of music, became a United States Bulldozers.” her presentation, citizen in November. Muñiz traveled to INSEUNg PARK, assistant professor “high Art as Mass Art, Soviet Oviedo, Spain, for the “International of theatre and dance, designed the Socialist Realism of the 1930s,” New Music Festival’s 2010 Music sets for The Hiding Place, based on is part of their public lecture series. Across the Atlantic” hosted by the the autobiography by Corrie ten Boom. She also presented the paper Conservatory of Asturias (CCNSMUPA). Park designed the set with a scenery “Stalinist Sunday Painters: Amateur Muñiz conducted the final concert, budget of less than $5,000. this was Art and Socialist Realism” at the which included works by four IU South his Chicago debut performance. the National Conference for the American Bend students. Muñiz and his wife production premiered in April 2010 Association for the Advancement of Jennifer, adjunct faculty in music, also at the Provision theater. In March, Slavic Studies in November. performed four-hand piano music in Park and his wife Eunja welcomed a special event hosted by the Rotary new daughter Joanna to their family. RAChAEl SylVEStER, lecturer in Club of Oviedo. his new work, “A communication studies, spoke about la una”, was recently premiered by MARJORIE RUSChE, adjunct assistant conflict and conflict resolution with duo Ahlert & Schwab in Bad Sachsa, professor in music, received an four groups of high risk students at germany. Muñiz’s work for solo cello, ASCAPlUS Award from the American North Park Alternative Education high “Behold the lamb of god”, was Society of Composers, Authors, and School in Baldwin Park, Calif. She also premiered by guillermo Pastrana at Publishers (ASCAP). Awards are granted presented on perception and listening the International Festival of Santander by an independent panel and are based skills for the faculty and staff. in Spain. upon the unique prestige value of each writer’s catalog of original compositions, DARREl tIDABACK, adjunct faculty DORA NAtEllA, associate professor of as well as recent performances. her in music, had his composition “Every fine arts, was invited by art collectors latest composition, “Eclipse,” for time We Say goodbye” presented by Karen and Robert Duncan, of lincoln, solo piano, premiered in March at IU the South Bend Chamber Singers at Neb., to be among 70 world class South Bend, performed by Ketevan their March concert, “Jazz Sings!”, artists at “A Party for Artists” in June. Badridze, lecturer in music. Rusche at Saint Mary’s College. Natella’s sculpture, Portrait of an and four other composers premiered Angel, was accepted into the National MIChAEl S. WADE, adjunct faculty new chamber works for voice, winds Sculpture Society’s “77th Annual in music, adjudicated district solo/ Sculpture Exhibition” at Brookgreen ensemble festivals for the Indiana gardens in Pawleys, S.C. her work State School Music Association in also appeared in the 2010 “Realism lafayette and Muncie and the state Biennial” at the Fort Wayne Museum of level adjudication in Indianapolis. he SEND US yOUR NEWS is also adjudicating the district vocal Art and the Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition called “Creative Inquiries” jazz contest in laPorte. at Eastern Kentucky University. E-mail your alumni, CElIA WEISS, adjunct faculty in student, or faculty news music, presented a program of Irish MIChElINE NIlSEN, associate professor of art history, received to artsiusb@iusb.edu. piano music for the Four Arts Club a $19,998 New Frontiers, New at the Christiana Creek Country Club PASSAge, pastel by Ron Monsma // faculty in Elkhart. 64