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Guest Artist Series

2017-2018 Season

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9 Horses

Wednesday, November 1 | 7:30pm
Love Recital Hall

9 Horses is Joe Brent on acoustic and electric mandolin, Sara Caswell on violin and Hardanger d'amore, and Andrew Ryan on bass. Featuring Brent's original compositions and the incendiary, genre-hopping virtuosity of all three members, the trio at the core of 9 Horses represents Brent's dual vision of a musical future with no barrier between the old notions of 'folk art' and 'fine art', and an ensemble capable of communicating this idea through musical canvases both great and small.

Ivan Trevino, percussion

Friday, November 3 | 7:30pm
Love Recital Hall

Ivan Trevino is an award-winning composer, percussionist, and rock drummer currently living in Austin, TX. As a composer, Ivan’s music is regularly performed around the world and has become standard repertoire in the field of percussion. Ivan is also a songwriter and percussionist with Break of Reality, an international touring cello and percussion quartet. As a member of Break of Reality, Ivan has headlined concerts across North America, South America, and Asia and was named a music ambassador for the U.S. State Department in 2015. In addition to composing and performing, Ivan is also an active educator. He is a member of the percussion faculty at Baylor University and is currently an artist/clinician for Malletech Instruments and Mallets, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and Meinl Percussion. In 2014, Malletech collaborated with Ivan to design his signature marimba mallets, which are now distributed to percussionists around the world. Ivan received a BM and MM from Eastman School of Music, where he went on to design and teach a course in music business before moving to Austin in 2014.

Paradise Winds

Thursday, December 7 | 7:30pm
Love Recital Hall


Paradise Winds, a Phoenix, AZ-based reed quintet, met while pursuing advanced degrees in music at Arizona State University and have been performing together since 2005. Paradise Winds have appeared to over a million weekly listeners on American Public Media’s Performance Today in 2011 and 2013. In recent past, the Paradise Winds were featured in the Phoenix-based award-winning Downtown Chamber Series, collaborators with the Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale, and have appeared with Classical Revolution PHX.

Eric Edburg, cello and John Kamfonas, piano

Friday, February 2 | 7:30pm
Love Recital Hall

Eric Edberg is a classical and improvising cellist, organizer, teacher, coach, and consultant dedicated to using music and the creative process to bring people together in celebration of life and the power of the arts. Eric has played concertos, recitals, and chamber music concerts throughout the country, in Europe, and China. He has been the principal cellist of the Annapolis and Terre Haute symphony orchestras, and performs regularly with the DePauw Chamber Players. He attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, Juilliard, Peabody, SUNY Stony Brook, and Florida State. His teachers included Laura Sias, Nelson Cooke, Gary Hoffman, Marion Davies, Denis Brott, Channing Robbins, Leonard Rose, Bernard Greenhouse, and Roger Drinkall. He had extensive coaching from violinist Berl Senofsky, and spent the fall semester of 2010 observing Janos Starker. He is a graduate of the Music for People Music and Leadership Program (improvisation techniques and facilitation) and has been trained in drum circle facilitation by Arthur Hull.

Dave Camwell, saxophone

with Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Chords / Final Concert for CMU Jazz Festival

Monday, April 30 | 7:30pm
Robinson Theatre

Saxophonist Dr. Dave Camwell is a distinguished, versatile and dynamic performer, and serves as the Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Troy University in Alabama. He can be heard on the Innova, Enharmonic, Teal Creek, and Mark Custom recording labels. Camwell has been a Yamaha Performing Artist since 2004, a D'Addario Performing Artist since 2009, and occupies the Tenor Saxophone chair in the Oasis Quartet. In addition to hosting the 2011 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 3 conference, Camwell regularly attends regional and national NASA conferences. He also performed at the World Saxophone Congresses of Slovenia (2006), Thailand (2009), and Scotland (2012).