WINDS AND CONCERT BAND
TO FEATURE ECLECTIC FAVORITES
- The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi
will present back-to-back concerts by two of its three concert bands
in Bennett Auditorium. Opening the concerts on April 22, the Symphonic
Winds will perform an eclectic mix of wind-band favorites, under
the direction of associate director of bands, Steven Moser.
Malcolm Arnold's "Tam O'Shanter," a work based on Irish
folk songs, to the rhythmic intensity of Paul Hindemith's "March
from Symphonic Metamorphosis," the ensemble of student performers
will present a concert of dazzling technical demands and beautiful
Moser is in
his 12th year as band conductor and member of the School of Music
conducting faculty. He will share the podium with graduate and undergraduate
conductors who have been recognized by their teachers as the next
generation of conducting "stars" in the wind-band medium.
Band, under the direction of the assistant director of bands, Dr.
Gary Adam, will perform April 24. Joining Adam for podium duties
will be guest conductor John Stroube and Terence Gorton. Misty Rondeau,
a senior music education major from Fairhope, Ala., will be featured
as flute soloist on Chaminade's "Concertino for Flute."
concert program will include Robert Jager's "Esprit de Corps,"
"An Original Suite," John Barnes Chance's "Variations
on a Korean Folk Song," Ron Nelson's "Courtly Airs and
Dances" and Henry Fillmore's "Rolling Thunder March."
The first band
of the concert band trilogy is the nationally recognized Southern
Miss Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Fraschillo.
The ensemble will give its final concert of the academic year April
begin at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. Tickets are $6 for adult
admission and $3 for Southern Miss faculty, staff, and students,
senior citizens (65-plus) and children under 12. Call the Southern
Miss Ticket Office at (601) 266-5418 or 800-844-8425 for tickets.
Order online at www.ticket.usm.edu.
PHOTOGRAPHER TO LEAD WORKSHOP, PRESENTATION MARCH 10
-- Award-winning wildlife photographer Tom Ulrich will lead
two photographic events at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory on
Wednesday, March 10.
He will present
a nature photography workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and then
a talk and slide show called "Wildlife Images 2003" at
7 p.m., both at The University of Southern Mississippi GCRL.
the evening event is free and will be held in the Caylor Auditorium
at GCRL. The veteran photographer will feature photos from his 2003
photographic safaris abroad and in North America. He will answer
questions and sign his books during the reception following his
fee for the all-day workshop is $50 per person, payable to GCRL.
Registration includes a continental breakfast, light lunch and snacks.
Participation is limited to 20. Though the workshop is geared toward
beginners, Ulrich tailors the experience to meet needs for all degrees
will definitely benefit from the workshop, but I always help the
more advanced get something out of it also," Ulrich said. "I
lead many photo trips and always find a wide range of levels."
participants do not need to bring their photographic equipment unless
they need an explanation about some aspect of their equipment.
a brief review of the principles of photography, relationships between
shutter and aperture settings, fundamental elements of composition,
use and timing of fill-in flash, digital versus film photography,
techniques of close-up photography, and a brief discussion of slide
etiquette, the photography business and marketing.
up in South Chicago, graduated with a degree in biology from Southern
Illinois University and taught for four years before launching his
career as a freelance photographer. He has supported himself with
nature photography for the past 29 years.
of more than 300,000 transparencies includes birds and mammals from
all over the world. His photographs have been featured in publications
such as National Wildlife, Audubon, National Geographic, Montana
Outdoors and Life.
He has published
six nature books, including Mammals of the Rockies, Birds of the
Northern Rockies, Once Upon a Frame and his 2002 release, Photo
Pantanal. Dr. William E. Hawkins, GCRL executive director, said
Ulrich brings the scientific and artistic worlds together.
his living photographing wildlife all over the world," Hawkins
sad. "He is an outstanding observer and a biologist. His approach
to photography is to capture his subjects exhibiting their natural
The GCRL is
home to the university's Department of Coastal Sciences, the Center
for Fisheries Research and Development, and the Gulf Coast Geospatial
Center. The J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium is also
a unit of the laboratory. The GCRL is part of the Southern Miss
College of Science and Technology. For more information, call the
laboratory at (228) 872-4200.