Kirk Moss, associate professor of music and director of orchestral activities and string education, guest conducted the inaugural Georgia All-College Orchestra on Friday, January 29. Held in Savannah in conjunction with the Georgia Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference, the event attracted students from ten different colleges and universities. While there, Moss also presented a showcase conference session for his publisher, Alfred Music. Entitled, “The Perfect Method Book: Fact or Fiction,” the session described Alfred’s newest method book series for school bands and orchestras. Moss is a member of the author team for the series.
Kirk Moss, Music, made three guest conducting appearances last month. First, on November 2nd and 3rd he joined MSUM colleagues Benjamin Sung (violin) and Elise Nelson (cello) to work with string students in the Crookston schools supported through a grant by the Northwest Minnesota Regional Arts Council. November 5-6, Moss led the Arkansas MEA/ASTA Festival Orchestra as part of their annual state music conference held at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. On November 12-14, he conducted the Senior Orchestra at the Alabama ASTA Honors Strings Festival held in Huntsville.
The annual Orchestra and Choir Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 at First Presbyterian Church, 650 2nd Ave. N., Fargo. The concert features The Arsenal Trio, comprised of Ben Sung, concertmaster of the FM Symphony and violin professor at MSUM and NDSU; Sung’s wife, pianist Jihye Chang, who teaches piano at Concordia College; and colleague, cellist Hrant Parsamian of New York. The University Symphony Orchestra, led by MSUM’s Kirk Moss, will accompany the trio. Click the headline to read more.
MSU Moorhead offers the fifth annual Invitational Orchestra Festival for Middle and High School Orchestras on Monday, October 12 and Tuesday, October 13. Performances and clinics will take place in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Hansen Theatre. This year’s event features 13 school orchestras involving over 750 string students. In addition to seven Fargo-Moorhead area schools, groups from Crookston, New Brighton, Champlin, Woodbury, and Minneapolis will participate. Click the headline to read more.
Kirk Moss, Music, had a summer filled with guest conducting and graduate teaching. In June he returned for the fifth time to conduct the most advanced orchestra at the Lamar Stringfield Music Camp held at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.