CNM Concert Season 36

David Gompper, Director

Concerts IV & V




 Lecturer & Performers

 Gregory Barnett
 Joan Blazich
 David Evenchick
 Jeffrey Lyman
 Ismael Reyes
 Timothy Shaw
 Charletta Taylor
 Yun-Pai Hsu


Music of the XXI Century

Lectures & Concerts

At the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire

October 30
November 2, 2001

Music by Composers from the
Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and the
University of Iowa School of Music

Performed jointly by musicians from:

      Ensemble Studio New Music
      Vladimir Tarnopolski, artistic director,
      Igor Dronov, conductor

      The Center for New Music Ensemble
      David Gompper, director and conductor



Gregory Barnett, lecturer, is an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Iowa. He received the Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1997. A recipient of the Fulbright II-E and AMS 50 Fellowships, his research interests include instrumental music of the Baroque era, the history of music theory, and American music. He has given papers at various national and international musical societies and conferences, among these: the American Musicological Society, the Society for Music Theory, the Society for American Music, the Biennial Conference on Baroque Music, and the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music. He has also published articles in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, the Quaderni della Rivista Italiana di Musicologia, and the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society. He is currently completing a book on late seventeenth-century Italian instrumental music to be published by the University of California Press.

Joan Blazich (b. 1978) is a native of North Carolina who began studying clarinet at the age of 11. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she served as principal clarinet for the wind ensemble and symphony orchestra. She has attended and performed at the Cours International de Musique in Morges, Switzerland, and has been a member of the North Carolina Wind Symphony. Ms. Blazich is currently pursuing a Master of Arts and is a performance associate with the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa and studies with Maurita Murphy Mead and Larry Maxey.

David Evenchick is a graduate of the Victoria (Canada) Conservatory, the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and Western Illinois University. His primary teachers have included James Hunter, Zara Nelsova, Tanya Carey and Charles Wendt. David is a Certified Cello Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and has been in demand as a guest clinician to teach at Suzuki Method based schools and institutes. Currently he is Head of the Cello Department at the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, and is enrolled in the doctoral program at the University of Iowa, where he is studying with Anthony Arnone.

Jeffrey Lyman, Associate Professor of Bassoon at Arizona State University, is known throughout the double reed world for his unique programming and dynamic recitals. As a soloist and orchestral player he has appeared often on the international festival circuit, most notably at the Moscow Autumn Festival, Le Festival d'Ainay-le-Vieil (Berry, France), the Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto, Italy), the Academie Européene d'Été de Musique (Tournon-sur-Rhone, France), the Colorado Music Festival, Vermont Mozart Festival and the Festival de Musique de Saint Barthélemy. He has held positions with orchestras across the US, including those of Savannah, Grand Rapids, the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Michigan Opera Theater.

Dr. Lyman is well known as an advocate of both new and early music, and has many publications and commissions to his credit. These include a chamber concerto by the Russian Yuri Kasparov, a setting of the cowboy tune Goodbye, Old Paint by John Steinmetz, and a work for bassoon, chamber ensemble and electronics based upon Yaqui Indian music by David Gompper. With oboist Martin Schuring he hosted the 1998 conference of the International Double Reed Society, and was associate editor for the IDRS publications. Lyman appears on Summit, Le Chant du Monde, New World, Brasswell and Koch International recordings.


Ismael Reyes, is a graduate student of Tadeu Coelho from University of Iowa. He was born in Carupano, Venezuela and began studying the flute with professors Elvis Villarroel and Enver Cuervos. Later on he was admitted at the "Simon Bolivar National Conservatory", being his flute teachers Victor Rojas and Glenn Egner. He performed with the National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela at the 25th and 27th National Flute Association Annual Conventions in Chicago and Atlanta, respectively. He has also presented many recitals and has appeared as soloist with the National Flute Orchestra, Caracas Youth Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra and "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho" Orchestra. In July 2000, he won the second prize at the "First Latin-American Flute Contest" in Caracas.

Timothy Shaw is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor's degree in percussion performance and is currently working on a Master's degree in percussion performance at the University of Iowa. In addition to performing with the Center for New Music, Mr. Shaw is a Visiting Artist in percussion and Assistant Director of Steel Bands at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Under Mr. Shaw's direction these steel bands recently toured Europe, performing in many venues, including Carnival in Nice, France.

Charletta Taylor is currently a doctoral candidate in Viola Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Iowa. She is studying with Christine Rutledge and serves as the viola studio teaching assistant and as a performing assistant with the Center for New Music. Charletta received her Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where she studied with Peter Slowik. She studied with Michelle LaCourse at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA for her Master of Music in Viola Performance.

Yun-Pai Hsu (b. 1971, Kaohsiung, Taiwan) is currently a Doctorate student in piano performance at the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Art student in Music theory at the University of Iowa. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the Eastman school of music. Ms. Hsu has received many music awards and performed as guest soloist with various community orchestras both in the United States and her native country, New Zealand.