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Upcoming

 

* New Project: 'What IF...' Call for Scores. (click to learn more)

Submissions due: August 31st, 11:59pm EST

* Jackson Symphony Orchestra Concert, August 26th, 7 PM

 https://www.jacksonsymphony.org/summer-pops-heroes-and-heroines/

 * Conference Presentation: 

College Music Society National Conference, Long Beach, CA

Lecture: “See me for who I am”: An Investigation of Undergraduate Music Major Belonging

Co-Presenter with Dr. Liza Calisesi-Maidens and Dr. Erika J. Knapp

 

* Conference Workshop: 

International Double Reed Society Conference, Boulder, CO   

Lecture-recital: Expanding Performance Practice Through Interdisciplinary Audience Engagement

Co-Presenting as Floboe Productions Studio with Alli Gessner

 

* Conference Presentation: 

International Society for Music Education World Conference, Virtual     

Lecture: “See me for who I am”: An Investigation of Undergraduate Music Major Belonging

Co-Presenter with Dr. Liza Calisesi-Maidens and Dr. Erika J. Knapp

 

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Recent

 

* Completed Doctor of Music Arts degree and received Michigan State University's Dissertation Completion Fellowship for my research on the listener's connection with music called "Articulating Musical Connection: Examining Listeners' Creativity and Musical Experiences Through Visual Representation"

* Commission & Premiere: a moment that has happened before for solo flute by Connor Johnson was commissioned as a part of his Unaccompanied Solo Series. It is inspired by a painting of mine and will be premiered in January 2022.

* Conference Lecture-Recital: Society for American Music: Painting with Sound: An Intermedia Analysis of Elena Specht’s Brush Strokes (2020) for Unaccompanied Flute​

* Conference Lecture-Recital: College Music Society Great Lakes Conference: Painting with Sound: An Intermedia Analysis of Elena Specht’s Brush Strokes (2020) for Unaccompanied Flute​. 

* Commission & Premiere: Brush Strokes for solo flute by Elena Specht is a suite of nine short movements based on my nine paintings of dancers in nature, performed May 2021. Purchase on her website!

http://www.elenaspecht.com/chamber.html

* Presented online workshop through the National Flute Association. Intentional Fluting: Practicing Versus Playing in December 2021.