University of Nebraska Brass Quintet
November 11, 2013, 7:30 PM, UCC Recital Hall
The University of Nebraska Brass Quintet is comprised of the faculty from the University of Nebraska. Two members of the group are full-time performers in the Omaha Symphony and each member has played with orchestras, in jazz combos, in brass and woodwind quintets and other ensembles throughout the United States and Europe. As a component of the chamber music program at the University of Nebraska, the quintet is dedicated to the performance of original repertoire works and new music for brass quintet. Recent concerts have featured works by Eric Ewazen, Jan Bach, Witold Lutoslawski, Juraj Filas, Rayner Brown, Anthony Plog, Desire Dondeyne, Andre Previn and Michael Kamen. The group also enjoys performing jazz, blues and pop transcriptions either by members of the group or by others. The University of Nebraska Brass Quintet recently commissioned a new work entitled “Copernicus for Brass Quintet and Wind Band” and did the US and European premiers of the piece in Lincoln and Prague, Czech Republic, respectively. The University of Nebraska Brass Quintet has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe.
Joshua Bynum, University of Georgia
March 1, 2014, 4:00 PM Recital and Masterclass, UCC Recital Hall
Dr. Joshua L. Bynum currently serves as Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Georgia. He enjoys an active schedule, balancing roles as both performer and educator. He is a founding member of Resonant Projection, a professional trombone quartet dedicated to promoting new and undiscovered works. Bynum has recently been appointed to the faculty for the Music of the Spheres Festival, located in the mountain region of Bragança Paulista, in São Paulo, Brazil.
Before coming to UGA, he was the Assistant Professor of Trombone and Low Brass at Ouachita Baptist University. Dr. Bynum maintains a private studio ranging in age and ability from beginner to amateur. Many of his students have earned top honors in All-State auditions and MTNA Solo Competitions. In addition to teaching at OBU, Bynum has served as low brass instructor on the faculties of Grinnell College, the University of Pennsylvania, the Cedar Rapids Symphony School, and the Wilmington Music School.
He has held positions in the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Tuscaloosa, and Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestras. Additionally, Bynum has performed with numerous ensembles, including the Atlanta, Charleston, Augusta, Arkansas, Quad City, Shreveport, and South Arkansas Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Joffrey Ballet, and Stuttgart Ballet. With these ensembles, Bynum has performed with numerous artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Elmar Oliveira, William Preucil, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Robert Browning, Sir James Galway, and Henry Charles Smith.
He was selected as a participant for the 2007 Alessi Seminar, and was named to the 2009 Arkansas Arts on Tour artist roster. Bynum has given performances at the Eastern Trombone Workshop, the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference, and International Trombone Festival. Recently, he gave the Georgia premiere performance of John Mackey’s Harvest: Concerto for Trombone with Dr. John Lynch and the UGA Wind Ensemble.
He is a graduate of Jacksonville State University (BME) and Temple University (MM). As a recipient of the prestigious Iowa Performance Fellowship, Bynum earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trombone Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. His doctoral essay analyzes the fundamentals of superior orchestral trombone section performance, and includes in-depth interviews with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Bynum’s primary teachers include Dr. David Gier, Nitzan Haroz, David Perkel, and Dr. Jim Roberts.
Dr. Bynum is a member of the College Music Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Pi Kappa Lambda honorary music fraternity. He is the Journal Advertising Manager for the International Trombone Association and is an Artist/Clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company.
Dylan Chmura-Moore, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
March 3, 2014 – 7:30 PM UCC Recital hall
Dylan Thomas Chmura-Moore is a performer and advocate of music written today and has had a voice in the premieres of over thirty compositions. From combining music of antiquity with contemporary improvisation, to erasing the line between the solo musician and theatrical performer, Dylan enjoys new and original endeavors to which he may articulate his voice. With a deep appreciation for the other fine arts, many of his influences and inspirations are gathered from his interests outside the music world, nurturing analysis and interpretation. Dylan frequently performs in collaboration with dancers, painters, and performance artists. Further, he is a musician who seeks to exploit new technology in performance. He is an accomplished programmer in Max/MSP and has designed his own midi triggers and other interactive devices to electronically manipulate sound, live in concert.
Dylan began a tenure-track appointment at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in the fall of 2011 where he was hired as Assistant Professor of Music. In the summer months, Dylan teaches at Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
Dylan was awarded the doctor of musical arts degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellow at the university and focused his studies on the research and performance of newly composed music. His dissertation is titled “Three Essays and an Untitled Recording that Realize the Respective Musical Potential of Heterotopia, Phenomenology, and Beauty as Asunder.” Previously, Dylan studied at New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts where he received two master degrees, one in conducting, and the other in trombone. Upon graduation, Dylan was awarded academic honors, a distinction in performance, and the Gunther Schuller Medal, the highest honor awarded by the conservatory. His bachelor degree in music was conferred by Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory.