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Music

March 1, 2014 | 7:30P

Wind Ensemble program

Equus (2000) -- Eric Whitacre

Shadow Falls (2013) -- Julie Giroux

Endurance (1993) -- Timothy Mahr

Fantasia for Alto Saxophone (1983) -- Claude T. Smith

feat. Saishiro Masumoto, Saxophone

Tight Squeeze (2013) -- Alex Shapiro

For Concert Wind Band and Pre-recorded Soundscape

Star-Crossed (2013) -- Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Visual Art by Erik Evensen

 

Ken Narducci, Director of Wind and Percussion Studies

Ken Narducci joined the La Sierra University music faculty in 2006 as Director of Wind and Percussion Studies.  In addition to directing the Wind Ensemble and Big Band, he teaches courses in conducting and theory, and coaches brass and woodwind chamber groups. Graduating with a BMus in trumpet performance from Pacific Union College in 1980, he went on to the University of Oregon on a graduate teaching fellowship.  There he played with the faculty brass quintet, wind ensemble and orchestra, taught undergraduate trumpet majors and brass methods courses, but gradually shifted emphasis to music theory and literature, earning a DMA in Music Theory in 1989.  Beginning in 1982, he taught at Pacific Union College for 25 years, and was recognized with the local and national Zapara Excellence in Teaching Awards in the humanities in 1990, and the Pacific Union College Educator of the Year award in 1995.  He played trumpet regularly with the Napa Valley Symphony, but has more recently pursued the horn where and currently plays with the Moreno Valley Wind Symphony and LSU ensembles/brass quintet. He is married to Julie, an elementary music education specialist and fellow Zapara recipient, and who is La Sierra University’s Director of Alumni Relations.

2014-2015 Concert Season

 

Sept. 15-20, 2014

MUSIC BOOT CAMP

Returning & Incoming Students

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Oct. 15-18, 2014

INVITATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL

La Sierra University Campus

 

Oct. 17, 2014 | 7p

DEPT. OF MUSIC VESPERS

Hole Memorial Auditorium

 

Oct. 18, 2014 | 4p

INVITATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL VESPERS

La Sierra University Church

 

Nov. 1, 2014 | 7p

WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Featuring: James Miller, trombone

Hole Memorial Auditorium 

 

Nov. 15, 2014 | 7p

ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Hole Memorial Auditorium

 

Dec. 2, 2104 | 7p 

WIND & PERC. CHAMBER CONCERT

Hole Memorial Auditorium

 

Dec. 3, 2014 | 7p

JAZZ COMBO CONCERT

Hole Memorial Auditorium

 

Dec. 5, 2014 | 7:30p | $10

67th Candlelight Concert

La Sierra University Church

 

Dec. 7, 2014 | 7p | $15

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

Featuring: Robert deMaine, cello and Orion Weiss, piano

Hole Memorial Auditorium

 

Dec. 10, 2014 | 7p

STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL

Hole Memorial Auditorium

 

Dec. 13, 2014 | 7p

BIG BAND CONCERT

Hole Memorial Auditorium