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Dr. Kevin Richmond's article, "Non-Traditional Notation And Techniques In Student Piano Repertoire," appeared in the February 2013 issue of the Music Teachers National Association e-Journal and has been selected as the 2014 MTNA e-Journal Article of the Year.  He will be recognized with a plaque and a check at the MTNA National Conference in Chicago, Illinois on March 26.

Dr. Kevin Sanders performed recitals and masterclasses at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of New Mexico, University of Oregon, Drake University, University of Northern Iowa, Illinois State University, and the University of Illinois. He also performed with the Eugene Symphony (OR) and the Detroit Symphony. At the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in May he will be performing a solo recital and serving on a panel discussion entitled "Getting Your First College Job"

Dr. Randal Rushing, Director of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, who serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Schools of Music., was recently elected chair of Region 8, comprised of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

In January 2014 Professor Susan Owen-Leinert traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii for the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education to give a workshop about the exciting research and publication of her critically acclaimed edition of the complete Lieder of "the forgotten master" Louis Spohr.

On her new recording, Musica de Camera, Lily Afshar is joined by colleagues from the University of Memphis as she explores the relationship between literature and the guitar. According to Afshar, "I love the record company I've worked with. I've released 3 CDs with them so far, Archer Records. And it's just that I feel like I'm free and can develop here and am reaching my goals." For the past 24 years, Afshar has called Memphis home. Serving as head of the guitar department at the University of Memphis has allowed her the flexibility to learn and grow as a musician.

Dr. Victor Santiago AsunciĆ³n, associate professor of piano at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, has been named a Steinway Artist by Steinway and Sons. This puts AsunciĆ³n in the company of past piano virtuosi such as Vladimir Horowitz and Sergei Rachmaninoff, and of today's most renowned pianists including Mitsuko Uchida and Yuja Wang. 




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