Kent State University School of Music Presents

“Let’s Talk Tunes”

Saturday, November 16th.’

Kent:   The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, 1325 Theatre Drive (Kent) will present the fourth annual “Let’s Talk Tunes” on Saturday, November 16th, 2013; from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public with no charge for parking.  The event is sponsored by the Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, music education and bands, with all music for the band event provided by Stanton’s Sheet Music Company (Columbus, Ohio) and promotional consideration and on-site support provided by Royalton Music Center (North Royalton, Ohio).

According to Marcus Neiman, assistant professor of music education and coordinator for the event, This year’s event will feature an Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) adjudicators seminar for current OMEA adjudicators run by Max Treier, OMEA adjudication coordinator, from 8a until 9a.  The day will begin at 9a in Ludwig Recital Hall with the reading of OMEA large group adjudicated events band select literature from the high school “AA,” “A,” “B,” and “C” new to the list selections as well as junior high middle school “A,” “B,” and “C” new to the list selections. A special session on selecting the right march for an adjudicated event featuring Jesse Leyva (new director of bands at Kent State University); Gene Milford (University of Akron); and, Marcus Neiman (associate professor at Kent State University and conductor of The Sounds of Sousa Band) will be featured beginning at 1:30p with The Sounds of Sousa Band as clinic group.

Band reading ensembles will be the Kent State University Wind Ensemble (Jesse Leyva, director of bands); Kent State University Concert Band (John Franklin, director of athletic bands and concert band); and, The Sounds of Sousa Band (Marcus Neiman, Frank Cosenza, and Mark Tryon, conductors).