Dr. Sam ("The Spam") Pellman received a Bachelor of Music degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he studied composition with David Cope, and a D.M.A. from Cornell University, where he studied with Karel Husa and Robert Palmer. Many of his works may be heard on recordings by the Musical Heritage Soceity, the Cornell University Wind Ensemble and Redwood Records. He is the author of An Introduction to the Creation of Electroacoustic Music, a very successful textbook published by Wadsworth, Inc. Presently he is a Professor of Music at Hamilton College where he teaches theory and composition and is director of the Studio for Contemporary Music. His compositions, A Fall Fanfare, Neptune Fly-by and Ares Vallis are scheduled to be performed.
Dr. Michael ("Doctuh") Woods' compositions String Trio, Three Piano Miniatures, Three Songs for Violin and Viola and Saxophone Quintet will also be performed on the concert. Dr. Woods is currently the Professor of Jazz Studies at Hamilton College. He grew up in Akron, Ohio and received his BM degree in Composition from Akron University and went on to earn 2 master's degrees and a DMA from the University of Oklahoma. His music contains elements of gospel, blues and bebop.
Among the musicians performing in the concert are Monk Rowe, Isaac Aspovat, Amy Getter, Catherine Denmead, Kazuko Tanosaki, Joe Corello, Bob Cesari, Eric Sussman, David Gould, and Rick Compton.
The concert is free and open to the public.