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2014 IMEC

The 2014 Illinois Music Education Conference, Music at the Core, was held January 22-25, 2014 in Peoria, IL.

Schedule of Events (198.9 KB)



Jazz Night Concert - Friday, January 24, 2014

All-State Jazz Band
Glenn Williams, South High School, Downers Grove, IL

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
Aaron's Blues - Chip McNeill (2014 ILMEA Commission)
April B -  David Baker
Bye Bye Blackbird - Mort Dixon and Ray Henderson/arr. Dominic Spera
Nostalgia in Times Square - Charles Mingus/arr. Ronnie Cuber
Salt Peanuts - Dizzy Gillespie/arr. Mark Taylor
Sunset Parade - Ken Ebo

All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble
David Cannon, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO
Accompanist - Jeremy Landig, Ryan Martini, Stephen Hawk

Like Someone in Love - Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen/arr.. April Arabian-Tini
Just in Time - Jule Styne/arr. Steve Zegree
Without a Song - William Rose, Edward Eliscu and Vincent Youmans/arr. Kirby Shaw
Open Invitation - New York Voices/arr. Darmon Meader and Lauren Kinhan
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong/arr. Phil Mattson

Honors Jazz Combo
Ron Westray, York University, Toronto, Ontario

Standard Suite for Odd Ensemble - arr. Ron Westray
I.  All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern
II.  Summertime - George Gershwin
III.  My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers
IV.  A Night in Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie
V.  In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington

Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Jennifer Barnes, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Accompanist - Daniel Solberg, Ryan Martini, Stephen Hawk

Splanky - Neal Hefti/arr. Paris Rutherford
Sweet Georgie Brown - Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey/arr. Greg Jasperse
New Day - Carol Welsman/arr. Jennifer Barnes
September Song - Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill/arr. Phil Mattson
As - Steve Wonder/arr. Jennifer Barnes

Honors Jazz Band
Ken Ebo, Navy School of Music, Virginia Beach, VA

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
Afternoon in Harlem - Ken Ebo
Jump John - Steve Allen/arr. Tom Kubis
Less Blues, Dress Blues - Ken Ebo
Moten Swing - Benny Moten/arr. Ernie Wilkins
Time for a Change - Hank Levy
Young Blood - Gerry Mulligan  



All-State Concert - Saturday, January 25, 2014

All-State Orchestra
Frank Lestina, Vernon Hills High School, Vernon Hills, IL

Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila -  Mikhail Glinka
Finale (Symphony No. 5) - Dmitri Shostakovich
Conga del Fuego Nuevo - Arturo Marquez

All-State Chorus
Paul Rardin, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Accompanist - Constance Lyda, Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty - arr. F. Melius Christiansen
Spiritual - Ysaye M. Barnwell
I Don' Feel No Ways Tired - Stacey V. Gibbs
Song of Ezekiel - Michael Torke
Joshua - arr. Robert Sells
Angus Del from Missa in tempore belle (Paukenmesse) - Franz Joseph Haydn

 All-State Band
Stephen Peterson, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Black Horse Troop - Sousa/arr. Fennell
Sundance - Frank Ticheli
October - Eric Whitacre
Romanian Overture - Thomas Doss

Grand Finale, The Combined All-State Organizations
Battle Hymn of the Republic - William Steffe/arr. Peter Wilhousky 



Honors Concert - Saturday, January 25, 2014

Honors Band
Gary Green, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Firefly - Ryan George
Lux Arumque - Eric Whitace
Give Us This Day - David Maslanka

Honors Chorus
Edith A. Copley, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Accompanist - Bill Buhr, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

Afternoon on a Hill - Eric Barnum
Dubula - Stephen Hatsfield
Rejoice! - Jeffrey Ames
No Time - Susan Brumfield
O Susannah! - Jonathan Crutchfield
Ave Maria - Anton Bruckner

Honors Orchestra
Gary Lewis, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Overture to Candide - Leonard Bernstein
Symphony No. 1, Finale - Gustav Mahler 

Grand Finale, The Combined Honors Organizations
Battle Hymn of the Republic - William Steffe/arr. Peter Wilhousky 



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

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