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2013 IMEC

The 2013 Illinois Music Education Conference, Music in the Key of Change, was held January 23-26, 2013 in Peoria, IL.

Schedule of Events (642.9 KB)


Jazz Night Concert - Friday, January 25, 2013

All-State Jazz Band
John Currey, Champaign Central High School, Champaign, IL

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
Kinda Dukuish/Rockin in Rhythm - Harry Carney, Duke Ellington, and Irving Berlin
Two Second to Midnight - Alan Baylock
Four, Five, Six - Frank Foster
Boppin' to P-Town - Doug Stone
Samba Del Gringo - Gordon Goodwin

All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble
James Yarbrough, Naperville North High School, Naperville, IL
Accompanist - Jeremy Landig, Ryan Martini, Steven Hawk

Kalimba - Jennifer Shelton
Smile - Charles Chaplin/arr. Steve Zegree
Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson/Arr. Janice Borla
Butterfly - Mia Makaroff (Rajaton)
World of Possibilities - Kim Nazarian and Jay Ashby/arr. Yarbrough

Honors Jazz Combo
Dana Hall, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
On the Ginza - Wayne Shorter
The Kicker - Joe Henderson
Paper Trail - Dana Hall
Jean de Fleur - Grant Green
Shaky Jake - Cedar Walton
Django - John Lewis
Two Bass Hit - John Lewis
The Duke - Dave Brubeck

Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Michele Weir, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Accompanist - Daniel Solberg, Ryan Martini, Steven Hawk

You're Makin' Me Crazy - Gary and Rosana Eckert/arr. Michele Weir
Moondance - Van Morrison/arr. Jeremy Fox
Not Like This - J. Lubbock/arr. Charlie Argersinger 
Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon/arr. Peter Eldridge and Darmon Meader
Let Your Love Rain on Me - Gary Eckert/arr. Michele Weir

Honors Jazz Band
Rodney Whitaker, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
Higher Ground  - Steve Wonder/arr. Mike Tomaro
The Way You Look Tonight - Rodgers and Hart/arr. Mike Tomaro
The Artists' Rightful Place - Oliver Nelson/arr. Kris Johnson
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Jerome Kern/arr. Michael Mossman
A Night in Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie/arr. Michael Mossman
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Charles Mingus/arr. Sy Johnson 

All-State Concert - Saturday, January 26, 2013

All-State Orchestra
David Rudge, State University of New York, Fredonia, NY

Espana - Emmanuel Chabrier
Three Dances (from The Bartered Bride) - Bedrick Smetena
I.  Polka
II. Furiant
III. Dance of the Comedians
Finale:  Allegro con fuoco (from Symphony No.4) - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

All-State Chorus
James Henry, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
Accompanist - Constance Lyda, Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL

Water Night - Eric Whitacre
Deo Dicamus Gratias - Gottfried August Homilius/ed. Richard Proulx
Charm Me Asleep: To Music - James Mulholland
O Captain, My Captain - John Leavitt
Ubi Caritas - Ola Gjeilo
Of Crows and Clusters (based on Two Old Crows by Vachel Lindsay) - Norman Dello Joio

All-State Band
Greg Bimm, Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, IL

L'Inglesina (The Little English Girl) - Davide Delle Cese/ed. Bourgeois
Undertow - John Mackey
Lincoln Portrait - Aaron Copland/trans. Walter Beeler

Grand Finale, The Combined All-State Organizations
America the Beautiful - arr. Carmen Dragon

Honors Concert - Saturday, January 26, 2013

Honors Band
Robert W. Smith, Troy University, Troy, AL

Celebration Fanfare - Steven Reineke
Dreams - Robert W. Smith
Promising Skies - Robert W. Smith
Semper Fidelis - John Philip Sousa/arr. Keith Brion

Honors Chorus
Henry Leck, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Accompanist - Bill Buhr, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

Dixit Dominus, K. 399 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/ed. Alice Parker
Magnificat - JS Bach/arr. Henry Leck
Five Hebrew Love Songs - Eric Whitacre
Autumn - Joshua Shank
And Miriam Sang (Shiru L'Adonai) - Zebulon M. Highben
Cantate Domino - Alec Schumaker/ed. Josh Habermann

Honors Orchestra
William LaRue Jones, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Finale (from Symphony No.5) - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Danzon No. 2 - Arturo Marquez

Grand Finale, The Combined Honors Organizations
America the Beautiful - arr. Carmen Dragon 

For recordings of any of the above concerts, please contact Mark Custom Recording

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