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Maya Story Presents at Music & Imagery Conference

Maya Story, music therapy faculty, will give a presentation on guided imagery and music at the Association for Music and Imagery in June 2013.

John Paul's Film Score Featured in Festival

Dr. John Paul, music department chair, will conduct a live performance of his musical score for the 1930 silent film City Girl at the Astoria Music Festival on June 20, 2013.

Therese West Speaks Internationally

Dr. Therese West, interim music therapy program director, was a featured speaker at conferences in Sweden and Chicago in 2012.

Justin Smith Featured Clinician at Choral Festival

Dr. Justin Smith, director of choral activities, was the featured clinician and judge for the first annual Clark College Choral Festival in November 2012.

Petra Kern Publishes Book, Gives Presentations

Dr. Petra Kern, music therapy faculty, published a book on music therapy and autism spectrum disorder in October 2012 and is presenting at conferences worldwide.

Portland Guitar Society Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Portland Guitar Society will celebrate its silver jubilee with a CD release and concert on October 6, featuring Marylhurst's Peter Zisa.

Marylhurst Welcomes New Director of Choral Activities

Marylhurst University recently hired Dr. Justin Smith as the new Director of Choral Activities.

Lajos Balogh Conducts His Last Youth Symphony Concert

Conductor and music faculty member Lajos Balogh conducts his final performance with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony in 2012.

Damian Erskine Designs Ergonomic "DuoStrap" for Guitarists

Marylhurst music faculty member Damian Erskine designed an ergonomic "duostrap" to evenly distribute the weight of a guitar or bass across the player's shoulders and back.

Beth Rousseau Featured in CSP Lecture Series

Music therapy faculty member Beth Rousseau is a featured speaker in Cedar Sinai Park's lecture series. She'll talk about music and memory on January 24, 2012.

Peter Zisa's Concert Supports Charitable Organization

The fifth annual Peter Zisa and Friends Season of Lights Benefit Concert at First Christian Church Dec. 4, 2011, raised money for Jewish Family and Child Service. Zisa is coordinator of guitar studies at Marylhurst.

Marylhurst Faculty to Present at Creative Arts Therapies Conference

Marylhurst faculty Maria Brignola and Dawn Iwamasa will present at the annual Creative Arts Therapies Association PDX conference, to be held on the Marylhurst University campus on November 6, 2011.

Igor Shakhman and the Portland Clarinet Symposium

Besides teaching the clarinet and serving as the principal clarinetist of the Vancouver Symphony, music faculty member Igor Shakhman is organizing the 2010 Portland Clarinet Symposium.

Music Therapy Faculty Ted Ficken Contributes to New Book

Music therapy faculty Ted Ficken was the only American asked to contribute to a 2010 book on music therapy and addiction.

Marylhurst Music Faculty Bring Down the House

Music department chair John Paul debuted his new four-hands piano arrangement, Musica Paradiso, in March 2010.

Composers Bob Priest and John Paul Talk about Jimi Hendrix Class

In spring term 2010, Bob Priest is offering a class called Electric Gypsy: The Music, Life and Times of Jimi Hendrix.

Lajos Balogh Honored as a Local Hero

Lajos Balogh, music faculty and conductor of the Marylhurst Symphony, was named a Bank of America Local Hero in 2009.

John Paul Appears on AM Northwest

On May 1, 2009, Music department chair John Paul appeared on KATU's morning talk show, AM Northwest, along with director James Ivory. They spoke about the Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Festival at Marylhurst University. Watch their taped appearance online.

Bob Priest Talks about Messiaen Festival

Marylhurst music faculty Bob Priest discusses his upcoming music festival that will celebrate Olivier Messiaen, September 19-21, 2008.

John Paul's Composition to be Performed

A new string trio by John Paul, Marylhurst music department chair, will be performed by the Free Marz Trio on September 28, 2007.

Peter Zisa Presents Special Guitar

In 2007, Peter Zisa, Marylhurst music faculty and president of the Portland Guitar Society, aids in the gifting of a unique guitar, from one special young man to another.

Gayle and Phil Neuman in Concert

Marylhurst music faculty Gayle and Phil Neuman will be performing with the Oregon Renaissance Band throughout December 2006.


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