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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | April 14, 2011
When former Shepherd University music department Chairman Guy Frank died last year, Mark McCoy said of his predecessor: "Guy Frank invented it all. "Everybody at Shepherd lives in Guy Frank's debt. The success of the music department stands on his shoulders," McCoy said. Now, faculty, administrators and members of Friends in Music, the music department's support group that McCoy helped to found in 2001, are expressing similar sentiments about McCoy, who is leaving to take over the music department at DePauw University in Indiana.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 10, 2012
Robert Tudor, professor of music at Jacksonville (Fla.) University, will take over Shepherd University's music department next month. Tudor, a Florida native who specializes in voice, will replace Mark McCoy as the department's chairman. McCoy resigned in July 2011 to take a job as music department chair at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. He left a department with 140 music majors, including several in the master's program, and a staff of 40 full- and part-time faculty members.
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March 23, 2011
Mark McCoy, chairman of the music department at Shepherd University, has been appointed dean of the School of Music at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., effective August 1, Shepherd University announced this week. McCoy completes a 16-year career at Shepherd on June 30, 2011 and leaves a legacy of bringing musical excellence to the Eastern Panhandle. A native West Virginian, McCoy is an alumnus of Shepherd University, earning his bachelor's degree from the university before moving on to the Peabody Conservatory and Texas Tech for his graduate degrees.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | April 5, 2007
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va - Pianist Brian Ganz will conclude the Guest Artist Series at Shepherd University by playing the "Stradivarius of pianos" today at The Frank Arts Center Theater. The series, which opened in September, is hosted by Friends of Music, the music department's nonprofit fundraising arm. To make the final show of the 2006-07 series special, Ganz will be performing on the music department's Fazioli piano, said Mark McCoy, chairman of the music department. McCoy compared a Fazioli piano to an Antonio Stradivarius-produced violin - one of the best instruments of its type ever made.
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by KRISTIN WILSON | August 19, 2005
kristinw@herald-mail.com When 4 1/2-year-old Abigail Duvall said she wanted to play the violin, her mother's natural response was: "You're too little. " But Abigail persisted and after a call to the Cumberland Valley School of Music in Chambersburg, Pa., she was outfitted with a tiny violin, a one-sixteenth size instrument. Abigail, now 5, has been playing the violin for eight months, says her mother, Anne Duvall, of Greencastle, Pa. "She loves it," Duvall says.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 28, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Guest Artist Series at Shepherd University can give fine music lovers their fix for the fall, winter and spring, the event's organizers say. The Guest Artist Series kicks off today at the school's Frank Center with a performance by the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble. The five-concert series includes performances by the Chamber Orchestra of the Kremlin and pianist Brian Ganz, who will play the music department's Fazioli piano - like the Stradivarius of pianos - to close out the series on April 5. The music series is hosted by the Friends of Music, the nonprofit fundraising arm for Shepherd University's music department.
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April 12, 2005
Mark McCoy, left, chairman of the music department at Shepherd University and Wind Ensemble conductor, leads the group through a rehearsal Monday on campus. The ensemble is readying for its April 24 performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. McCoy said the group was selected to perform at the famed venue because of its recording of James Barnes "Symphony #3. " The Wind Ensemble will perform locally on April 20 at 3:15 p.m. at the campus' Frank Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and at 7 p.m. at Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg, W.Va.
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February 23, 2012
The Waynesboro Area School District music department will host its annual Music in Our Schools Month concert on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at Waynesboro Area Senior High School's Performing Arts Center. This year's concert will feature choral students from Fairview, Hooverville, Mowery and Summitview elementary schools, along with students from Waynesboro Area middle and high schools. More than 700 students will participate in the event. There also will be a sneak preview of the high school's all-school production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” The concert is free and open to the public.
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By DAVE McMILLION | April 19, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. - The Marvin Hamlisch concert at Shepherd College was just part of the excitement Sunday afternoon at the college. Just before the show, school officials, along with Hamlisch, cut the ribbon on a $3.1 million expansion of the school's music department in the Frank Center. The new wing was constructed because of steady growth in Shepherd College's music program, said Barbara Spicher, music operations manager. The number of students attending the school's music program has tripled in the last six years and the school now has 120 music majors, Spicher said.
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February 23, 2008
First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 12A St. Paul St., Boonsboro, The Promisedland Quartet will be in concert Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Myersville (Md.) Town Hall, Jerry Williams of EPIC Ministries will be ministering in music and sharing the Word of God this Sunday at 6 p.m. Formerly of the contemporary Christian music group, Harvest, Williams' appearance will be at the New Well Ministry meeting. Highland View Seventh-day Adventist Church, 21600 Academy Terrace, Hagerstown, a vespers benefit concert will be performed by vocalist Lori Williams on Saturday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from a free-will offering will benefit the music department of Highland View Academy.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | January 20, 2013
Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown on Sunday afternoon hosted an Ecumenical Hymn Festival in honor of the Week of Prayer and Christian Unity. “A worship service and a music concert all rolled into one,” the hymn festival featured hymns from different Christian heritages, including a chant hymn from Roman Catholic tradition, said Wayne Wold, who chose the hymns for the concert. Wold is chairman of Hood College's music department and a former music director for St. John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown, according to the event program.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | July 20, 2012
Girl Scout Troop 47888 ventured to Hershey-park on July 9 for its end of the year trip. It was attended by Scouts and parents who participated in the fall fundraiser and Girl Scout cookies campaign. Monique R. Broadus, fundraiser chairwoman, wants to say thank you to Jane Barvir, troop leader, and the volunteers, parents, grandparents, friends and family who traveled with them to the park to assure all the girls made it safely through Hersheypark. She thanks Paula Burnett, assistant chairwoman, who helps whenever she is needed.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 10, 2012
Robert Tudor, professor of music at Jacksonville (Fla.) University, will take over Shepherd University's music department next month. Tudor, a Florida native who specializes in voice, will replace Mark McCoy as the department's chairman. McCoy resigned in July 2011 to take a job as music department chair at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. He left a department with 140 music majors, including several in the master's program, and a staff of 40 full- and part-time faculty members.
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February 23, 2012
The Waynesboro Area School District music department will host its annual Music in Our Schools Month concert on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at Waynesboro Area Senior High School's Performing Arts Center. This year's concert will feature choral students from Fairview, Hooverville, Mowery and Summitview elementary schools, along with students from Waynesboro Area middle and high schools. More than 700 students will participate in the event. There also will be a sneak preview of the high school's all-school production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” The concert is free and open to the public.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | April 14, 2011
When former Shepherd University music department Chairman Guy Frank died last year, Mark McCoy said of his predecessor: "Guy Frank invented it all. "Everybody at Shepherd lives in Guy Frank's debt. The success of the music department stands on his shoulders," McCoy said. Now, faculty, administrators and members of Friends in Music, the music department's support group that McCoy helped to found in 2001, are expressing similar sentiments about McCoy, who is leaving to take over the music department at DePauw University in Indiana.
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March 23, 2011
Mark McCoy, chairman of the music department at Shepherd University, has been appointed dean of the School of Music at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., effective August 1, Shepherd University announced this week. McCoy completes a 16-year career at Shepherd on June 30, 2011 and leaves a legacy of bringing musical excellence to the Eastern Panhandle. A native West Virginian, McCoy is an alumnus of Shepherd University, earning his bachelor's degree from the university before moving on to the Peabody Conservatory and Texas Tech for his graduate degrees.
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September 27, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- The Shepherd University Department of Music will host a visitation day on Friday, Oct. 15. The event is open to all high school seniors and juniors who are considering pursuing a degree in music at Shepherd. Students will attend classes, meet the music faculty and current students, visit with representatives from the admissions office, hear ensemble rehearsals and performances, have lunch in the dining hall and take a guided campus tour. Interested parents are also welcome to attend.
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By ARIANNA CHURCH | August 24, 2010
You've heard of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and maybe Cage, but have you heard of Karraker? Ian Karraker, 17, of Boonsboro, plays the violin and timpani as a senior at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts; however, his real passion and talents lie in his ability to compose music. Starting at the age of 11, Ian slowly started experimenting with writing his own pieces. He admits that "the first few pieces were horrible. " Ian got his experience by composing for his friends' movie projects and for the Boonsboro High School Orchestra.
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August 1, 2010
MARCH 15, 1943-JULY 15, 2010 OAKLAND, Calif. - Wye Townsend Jamison Allanbrook, retired professor of music at the University of California at Berkeley, and a musicologist who altered modern ways of thinking about the music of Mozart and his contemporaries, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, after a long illness at her home in Oakland, Calif. She was 67. Ms. Allanbrook, known to her friends as Wendy, was born March 15, 1943, in Hagerstown. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Jamison III, and the granddaughter of the late Mr. J.V. Jamison Jr. and the late Anna Alvey Haden, and the late Dr. and Mrs. Peregrine Wroth, all of Hagerstown.
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May 30, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The CVSM Community Symphonic Band will be performing its annual Memorial Day concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the Memorial Band Shell at Chambersburg Memorial Municipal Park. Admission to the concert is free, although donations to Cumberland Valley School of Music, the local nonprofit community school of music that sponsors the band and concert, will be greatly appreciated. Lawn chairs and blankets are suggested. The rain location will be Chambersburg Area Middle School.
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