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KENNETH NARDUCCI

Theory and Composition

Kenneth Narducci is Director of Theory and Composition Studies in the Department of Music at La Sierra University.  He joined the department in 2006 as Director of Wind and Percussion Studies, directing the Wind Ensemble, Big Band, chamber wind groups, and teaching conducting and theory courses.  In 2014, he transitioned full time into the theory classroom, where he teaches first and second year theory, counterpoint, form and analysis, and composition.

Dr. Narducci graduated with a BMus in trumpet performance from Pacific Union College and went on to the University of Oregon on a graduate teaching fellowship.  There he performed with the faculty brass quintet, wind ensemble and orchestra, and taught undergraduate brass and theory courses.  He earned a DMA in Music Theory, specializing in pedagogy and the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Joseph Schwantner (http://www.schwantner.net).

Before coming to La Sierra, Dr. Narducci taught at PUC for 25 years, and was recognized with the local and national Zapara Excellence in Teaching Awards in the humanities in 1990, and the PUC Educator of the Year award in 1995.  The PUC Wind Ensemble was a featured ensemble at the West/Northwest Division CBDNA Conference in 1996, and had many appearances with the CSU Fresno Wind Festival during that time.   Since 2006, the La Sierra University Wind Ensemble has also garnered high praise in adjudication at CSU Fresno Wind Festivals, was one of ten featured ensembles at the College Band Directors National Association West/Northwest Division Conference in Reno in 2010, and shared the gala evening concert with Cal State University Fresno at the 34th Annual Dr. Lawrence R. Sutherland Wind Festival in March 2013.

In addition to arranging and writing for the groups he has directed over the years, Dr. Narducci enjoys reading, hiking and golf.  He is married to Julie, La Sierra’s Director of Alumni Relations, and they are happily owned by three felines –  Sukho, Kiji and Latte.

EDUCATION

DMA University of Oregon 1989

2014-2015 Concert Season

APRIL 2-5, 2015

4 Days with Jesus

LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY CHURCH

 

APRIL 11, 2015

OH MY SON | LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY CHURCH

7P | $20 | click here for tickets

 

APRIL 12, 2015

CHAMBER RECITAL SERIES:

Kristin Lee, violin | Jason Uyeyama, violin

Ben Ullery, viola | Robert deMaine, cello

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

7P | $15

 

APRIL 18, 2015

57th Annual Concerto Concert

Marcia Specht Guy Memorial Prize Winner

Julian Jenson, piano

YOUNG ARTISTS WINNERS

Victoria Belliard, violin | Yiming Cheng, clarinet

Megan Evans, clarinet | Elena Kim, violin

Xavier Wilson, cello

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

8:15P | FREE

 

APRIL 26, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Jacob Benetiz, violin

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

5P | FREE

 

APRIL 29, 2015 

GUEST ARTIST: Madeline Kabat, cello

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

7P | $15

 

MAY 02, 2015

SPRING WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

GUEST CONDUCTOR: Barbara Favorito

Featuring: Wind Ensemble Alumni

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

8:15P | FREE

 

MAY 03, 2015

FACULTY RECITAL SERIES

Contemporary Music

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

7P | $15

 

MAY 12, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES: 

Xavier Wilson, cello

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

5P | FREE

 

MAY 17, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Paulette Jumalon, soprano

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

7P | FREE

 

MAY 26, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Zeming Lu, cello

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

5P | FREE

 

MAY 26, 2015

WIND & PERCUSSION RECITAL

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

7P | FREE

 

MAY 27, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Zoe Godfrey, harp

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

7P | FREE

 

MAY 31, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Marc Robles, tenor

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

5:30P | FREE

 

MAY 31, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Marco Villacura, tenor

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

7P | FREE

 

JUNE 06, 2015

BIG BAND CONCERT

LOCATION: TBA

8:15P | FREE

 

JUNE 07, 2015

AVPA SPRING RECITALS

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

2P | 4P | 6P

 

JUNE 13, 2015

COMMENCEMENT VESPERS CONCERT

LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY CHURCH

6P | FREE

 

JUNE 21, 2015

OH MY SON

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

7P | $35 Tickets

 

JUNE 15-27, 2015

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