Ithaca College Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Catherine Gale, director
Ithaca College Concert Band
Mark Fonder, conductor
The Clarinet Studios of Richard Faria and Michael Galván
Now in its second century, the Ithaca College School of Music affirms its fundamental belief that music and the arts are essential components of the human experience. The School of Music prepares students to be world-class professionals and the music leaders of tomorrow - ready to transform individuals and communities by advancing the art of music.
Catherine Gale is the director of the Ithaca College Jazz Vocal Ensemble, and has been directing the ICJVE & teaching jazz voice as a member of the Ithaca College jazz faculty since 2010. Since moving to Ithaca in 2008, she has sung with many groups in Central New York, including the Ithaca Jazz Quartet/Quintet, the Central New York Jazz Orchestra, and Walter White's "Small Medium @ Large."
For more than 15 years, she performed as a freelance singer in and around New York City, singing with a variety of groups including The Warren Vache Quintet, The Peter Deutchen Orchestra, Manhattan Sound, The Bronx Arts Ensemble and The Swing Mavens. Though much of her work is as a featured singer, Ms Gale has always been a fan of, and a performer in jazz vocal groups. She toured extensively with Swing Fever, and over the years has been a member of such groups as The Swing Syndicate, Lance Hayward Singers, New Voice of Hope, & Sharp Five.In addition to performing, Ms. Gale was on the faculty of New York University as a professor of jazz voice from 1998 to 2008.
Raised in a family of musicians, Ms Gale has been singing since age three. She attended Oberlin College, and completed her Bachelor of Music degree at Manhattan School of Music.
Mark Fonder, professor of music, is the conductor of the Ithaca College Concert Band and has been teaching conducting and instrumental music education courses at Ithaca College since 1989. From 1994 to 2003, he was the Chairman of the Music Education Department and is Interim Chair 2012-2013. He is active as a guest conductor, adjudicator, school music consultant, and clinician and has served in these capacities throughout the United States. Internationally, he has guest conducted, given research presentations or adjudicated bands in Australia, Austria, Germany, Japan, Canada, China, Italy, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Dr. Fonder, a graduate of and twice a fellowship recipient at the University of Illinois, was director of bands at Park Falls (Wisconsin) High School and was on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Texas-San Antonio prior to coming to New York. He has also served on the faculties of The University of Washington, VanderCook College and the Eastman School of Music. Dr. Fonder authored a book, Patrick Conway and his Famous Band (Meredith Publications, 2012) and his research (over 30 articles) has been published in various journals including the Music Educators Journal, Band Directors Guide, Instrumentalist, Journal of Band Research, Council for Research in Music Education and the Journal of Research in Music Education. He was chair of the Music Educators Journal Editorial Committee from 1998-2002 and for the past 10 years has edited the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. Dr. Fonder has played principal trombone with the Green Bay (Wisconsin) Symphony, the Green Bay Packer Band, and the San Antonio Brass, and for such entertainers as Robert Goulet, Rich Little, and Rita Moreno. In 1987, Dr. Fonder was awarded the National Band Association-Wisconsin Chapter Citation of Excellence, in 1998, the Ithaca College President's Recognition Award and has been the recipient of a University of Wisconsin teaching fellowship. He has been elected to Phi Delta Kappa, an honorary education fraternity, Phi Kappa Phi, an honorary scholars fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda, an honorary music fraternity and the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.
Michael A. Tate
Mason St. Pierre
3 - Ford - 4:00pm - Family Weekend: Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble (Webstreamed at www.ithaca.edu/music/live)
4 - Ford - 1:00pm - Family Weekend: Choral Concert (Webstreamed at www.ithaca.edu/music/live)
5 - Hockett - 7:00pm - Faculty Showcase (Webstreamed at www.ithaca.edu/music/live)
7 - Hockett - 6:00pm - “On the Edge” Masterclass with Jean Kopperud
8 - Hockett - 8:15pm - Alan Huckleberry, piano masterclass
9 - Hockett - 3:00pm - Alan Huckleberry, piano pedagogy lecture
10 - Ford - 7:00pm - Choral Composition Festival
11 - Hockett - 4:00pm - Susan Waterbury, violin Charis Dimaras, piano
11 - Ford - 7:00pm - Taylor Braggins, soprano
12 - Hockett - 7:00pm - Composition Premieres
13 - Hockett - 7:00pm - Flute Choir
13 - Iger - 8:15pm - David Rakowski, Husa Visiting Professor,lecture
14 - Hockett - 8:15pm - Contemporary Chamber Ensemble