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Hamilton College Music Faculty to Present FRESH MUSIC, NOT FROZEN!


The Hamilton College Music faculty will present a free concert onSaturday, November 8, 1997 at 8:00 pm in Wellin Hall, Schambach Centerfor the Performing Arts. The concert, which is entitled FRESH MUSIC, NOTFROZEN! showcases original musical compositions by Hamilton College musicfaculty members Dr. Michael Woods and Dr. Sam Pellman.

Dr. Sam ("The Spam") Pellman received a Bachelor of Music degree from MiamiUniversity in Oxford, Ohio, where he studied composition with David Cope, and aD.M.A. from Cornell University, where he studied with Karel Husa and RobertPalmer. Many of his works may be heard on recordings by the Musical HeritageSoceity, the Cornell University Wind Ensemble and Redwood Records. He is theauthor of An Introduction to the Creation of Electroacoustic Music, avery successful textbook published by Wadsworth, Inc. Presently he is aProfessor of Music at Hamilton College where he teaches theory and compositionand is director of the Studio for Contemporary Music. His compositions, AFall Fanfare, Neptune Fly-by and Ares Vallis are scheduledto be performed.

Dr. Michael ("Doctuh") Woods' compositions String Trio, Three PianoMiniatures, Three Songs for Violin and Viola and Saxophone Quintetwill also be performed on the concert. Dr. Woods is currently the Professor ofJazz Studies at Hamilton College. He grew up in Akron, Ohio and received hisBM degree in Composition from Akron University and went on to earn 2 master'sdegrees and a DMA from the University of Oklahoma. His music contains elementsof gospel, blues and bebop.

Among the musicians performing in the concert are Monk Rowe, Isaac Aspovat, AmyGetter, Catherine Denmead, Kazuko Tanosaki, Joe Corello, Bob Cesari, EricSussman, David Gould, and Rick Compton.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Contact Information


Media Relations Office

198 College Hill Road 
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4680 pr@hamilton.edu
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