Denison Heisey Wind Ensemble Hosts Trombone Soloist for April Concert
Posted: April 13, 2004
The Denison University department of music will host Scott Hartman, professor of trombone at Yale University, as a Vail Visiting-Artist-in-Residence. Hartman will present a masterclass at 1 p.m. on Saturday (April 24) in the Burke Recital Hall. He also will be the featured soloist at the concluding concert of the 2003/04 year for the Heisey Wind Ensemble at 8 p.m. that evening in Swasey Chapel in a program titled "Four Stars!--Music of the Stage and Screen."
The Heisey Wind Ensemble, directed by Russel Mikkelson, will play highlights from scores that have earned a place in theatre and cinema history. Hartman will perform Richard Peaslee's "Arrows of Time" and "Variations on 76 Trombones." Other works on the program include: "Broadway Showstoppers Overture" arranged by Warren Barker; "The Cowboys" and "Midway March" by John Williams; and highlights from "Ragtime" by Stephen Flaherty and "My Fair Lady" by arranger Robert Russell Bennett from the Lerner and Lowe score.
The masterclass with Hartman is free and open to the public. The Heisey Wind Ensemble concert is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, and is free for children under 12 or those with a Denison ID. For more information contact the department of music at 740-587-6220.
Hartman heads the trombone departments of Boston University and Yale University. He was previously a member of the faculties of Indiana University and the New England Conservatory. Active as a chamber musician, Hartman began his chamber music career as a member of the Empire Brass. Now he performs and records regularly with numerous ensembles including - Proteus7, Millennium Brass, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, Hollywood Brass and Four of a Kind. Hartman also often performs as a soloist with piano and with large ensembles.
A native of Elmira, N.Y., Hartman attended the Eastman School of Music where he earned both a bachelor of music degree and a master of music degree. He studied there with David Ritchie (1977-1978) and John Marcellus (1978-1983). His two other primary teachers were Douglas Durnin (1974-1977) and Alan Ostander (1978). Before joining the Empire Brass in 1984, he played periodically with the Rochester Philharmonic and was an orchestral member at the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds (1981-1983) and the Heidelberg Festival (1981).
The Heisey Wind Ensemble was formed in 1985 by J. M. Day and Don Workman to provide an outlet for skilled musicians interested in playing traditional concert band literature. Now sponsored in part by Denison University, it has provided Denison students with a concert band experience since 1986. Mikkelson, an associate professor of conducting at Ohio State University and director of University Bands there, is serving as president of the Big Ten Band Directors Association and is active nationally and internationally as a guest conductor and clinician. He also has served on the faculty at State University of New York at Fredonia.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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