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Upcoming Events

  • New Music Symposium

    October 29, 2016, 1:30 pm
    Studio 113

    Guest composer Augusta Read Thomas discusses her music and approach to composition

  • Pre-Concert Discussion: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 3:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Pre-concert Panel Discussion: Reflections on Boulez

    Augusta Read Thomas, University of Chicago; Susan McClary, Case Western Reserve University; and Joshua Smith, principal flute, The Cleveland Orchestra; moderated by Keith Fitch.

  • Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Advocate and Mentor 

    CIM New Music Ensemble
    Keith Fitch, director
    Augusta Read Thomas, guest composer
    Joshua Smith, flute

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CWRU Music Department, received a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Akron and a Master of Music degree from Eastman School of Music. He taught a Jazz Methods class for music education majors and assisted Rayburn Wright with basic arranging classes and Ramon Ricker with classes in Jazz Theory as a teaching assistant at Eastman. He also taught arranging and conducted weekly master classes in trombone as a member of the Eastman Summer Jazz Faculty from 1986 until 1988. Performance experiences include the Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller Orchestras (lead trombone and arranger), the American Wind Symphony (associate principal trombonist), and several Broadway touring productions and Las Vegas type shows. He is principal trombonist of the Canton Symphony and Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. He was appointed to the CWRU faculty in 1988.

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