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Fall '97 Workshop and Concert

Saturday, October 25, 1997, Union Congregational Church, 716 South Madison Street, Green Bay, WI.
Hosted by Al Benner.

2:00 p.m.

An Introduction to Extended Vocal Techniques

by Michael E. Edgerton, DMA, National Center for Voice and Speech.
This workshop is supported in part by the National Center for Voice and Speech.

This workshop will introduce extended vocal techniques found in experimental vocal music of the latter 20th-century and selected traditional music from around the world. The workshop will involve descriptions of what is occurring acoustically, anatomically and musically, and these descriptions will be paired with recordings and demonstrations. Attendees will be given the opportunity to produce these unusual sounds.

Dr. Michael E. Edgerton is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the National Center for Voice and Speech, where he is conducting physiological and acoustical research on extended vocal techniques for a book on the contemporary voice, to be published by the University of California Press. He has an Extended Vocal Techniques Performance Group at the University of Wisconsin, and has been conducting workshops and seminars on extended vocal techniques for both composers and singers. The recipient of many prestigious awards, Edgerton is also a composer with works to be published by T.U.B.A. Press and C. Allen Publications. Edgerton holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught composition at Yonsei University and was a Visiting Scholar at Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea.

3:00 p.m.

Concert of WAC Members' Works

from Toccata, Passacaglia, and Fugue (1996)
James Bohn
Normal, IL
David Bohn, organ
Collage on Familiar Tunes: I (1995) Miki Budge
Oshkosh, WI
Miki Budge, Nicolle Zimmer, and Val Verboncoeur, clarinets
James Chaudoir, bass clarinet
How Beautiful Upon (1994) for 2 part choir and keyboard
text: Isaiah 52:7
Christopher Frye
La Crosse, WI
Prayer (1984)
Be Glad and Rejoice (1993)**
from Four Motets on English Texts
David Bohn
Urbana, IL
Psalm 117 (Rev. 1996)** for a cappella choir Al Benner
Greenleaf, WI
Union Congregational Chancel Choir
Marshall Moss, choir director
Uncanons Unaccompanied (1997)** Jason Fruit
Oshkosh, WI
Jason Fruit, viola
The Heavens are Telling (1996)** Dinos Constantinides*
Baton Rouge, LA
Sandy Stevens, organ
A Silent Walk (1968)
Autumn (1993)**
text by the composer
F. G. Parmentier
Green Bay, WI
Lisa Benner, soprano
Elaine Moss, piano
Movement for Viola and Piano (1996) Clay Mattson
Oshkosh, WI
Jason Fruit, viola
Erik Helm, piano
How Lonely Sits the City (1996)
text from the Lamentations of Jeremiah
Brian Nelson
Madison, WI
Brian Nelson, tenor
Lingua--Palatal #1 (1997)** Michael Edgerton
Madison, WI
Michael Edgerton, Michael Meadows, voices
This performance is supported in part by the National Center for Voice and Speech.
The Song of Songs (1993)
text from the Canticles
Blanch Moerschel
Waupaca, WI
Joanne Bozeman, soprano
Keith Harris, baritone
Blanche Moerschel, piano
Five Miniatures for Violin and Piano (1996) Nicholas Moyle
Oshkosh, WI
Jason Fruit, violin
Erik Helm, piano
Adagio and Fugue (1995/1997) James Chaudoir
Oshkosh, WI
Marianne Chaudoir, organ
* guest composer
** premiere performance

WAC would like to thank Pastor Chuck Mize and the members of Union Congregational Church for use of this facility. We also express our gratitude for the assistance provided by Marshall Moss in helping to make this concert become a reality, and for the volunteer efforts of the Union Congregational Chancel Choir and the other performers for their time and efforts in learning the music presented here.

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