UMW Well Represented at 2016 West Fork New Music Festival

September 25, 2016

everyone westforkThe University of Mary Washington was represented by Department of Music faculty, students and alumni at the 2016 West Fork New Music Festival at Fairmont State University in Fairmont West Virginia. Funding for this festival was made in part by a grant from the Fairmont State Foundation and by the Department of Music and the School of Fine Arts at Fairmont State University. Featured musicians at the festival are mezzo soprano Jenifer Weber and oboist Richard KravchakFeatured composers include Paul Barsom from Penn State University, Matthew Harder from West Liberty University, Matthew Jackfert from WV Public Radio, Jennifer Merkowitz from Otterbein University, Mark Phillips and Ciro Scotto from Ohio University, Mark Snyder from the University of Mary Washington, David Taddie from West Virginia University, and Mark Zanter from Marshall University. One of festival organizer Eichenbaum’s compositions will also be performed at the festival.

Assistant Professor of Music Mark Snyder performed Calena for theremin, harp, video and electronics.

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Becky Brown, harp and Mark Snyder, theremin performing Calena

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Junior Spanish Major Mya Boston Payne performed her video House that she created in Dr. Snyder’s 2015 Electronic Music Class.

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2015 UMW Alum Becky Brown performed her piece for harp and electronics I want_____please.

Becky Brown performs I want______please

Becky Brown performs I want______please

2014 UMW alum Stephen Hennessey performed his work The Louse Dreams.

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Junior Music and Computer Science Major performed 2013 UMW alum John White’s Blink

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Sophomore Music Major Drake Dragone, violin; Senior Music Major Austin O’Rourke, percussion; Senior Music Major Cole Mastitis, guitar; 2014 UMW Alum Stephen Hennessey, guitar and Junior Music Major Alex Rodriguez, bass performed Austin’s Memory Aberration that he wrote in Dr. Snyder’s Senior Seminar class.

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Sophomore Music Major Drake Dragone, violin; Senior Music Major Austin O’Rourke, piano; Senior Music Major Cole Mastitis, guitar and Junior Music Major Alex Rodriguez, bass performed Cole’s A Moment’s Hesitation that he wrote in his composition lessons with Dr. Snyder.

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Sophomore Music Major Drake Dragone, violin; Senior Music Major Austin O’Rourke, piano; Senior Music Major Cole Mastitis, guitar and Junior Music Major Alex Rodriguez, bass performed Drake’s Vox Lily that he wrote in his composition lessons with Dr. Snyder.

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