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We are pleased to share our past programs from Houston Tuesday Musical Club's 2014 - 2015 season. Our theme was Streams and Crosscurrents, reflecting the wide variety of genres represented and the numerous examples of musical idioms that cross specific genres — such as "third stream" jazz and much of the music written for the theater and the movies, all to be found on our programs.

October 14, 2014, 10:30 am to noon
Carole Nelson – "The Choir Boy"
Carole is currently the artistic director of the Houston Boychoir. She began working with the Boychoir 25 years ago as a vocal coach and over the years she has become something of an expert in working with the unchanged and changing boy’s voice. She reviewed the history of the choirboy and discussed some of the unique problems in training young boys.
October 28, 2014, 10:30 am to noon
Anne Leek – "Conductors: Do We Really Need Them?"
Anne is an oboist and long-time member of the Houston Symphony and has worked with a variety of conductors. She talked about her experiences and answered the questions she had posed.
November 11, 2014, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
A Tuesday Musical Club Potpourri
We devoted our fall evening meeting to a variety of performances by our members.
November 25, 2014, 10:30 am to noon
Kenneth Goldsmith – "Virtuosity: A New
Definition for Today’s Performers"
Back by popular demand, Ken Goldsmith followed up on his previous presentation to the Club by addressing the history of virtuosity in music. This extended presentation included both live and recorded demonstrations. Ken is himself a violin virtuoso and master teacher.
January 20, 2015, 10:30 am to noon
Artina McCain – "The Legacy of the American Composer"
We welcomed a rare out-of-town guest lecturer.  Artina is Assistant Professor of Piano at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin and first vice-president of the Austin Disctrict Music Teachers Association.  Her talk delved into the subject of diversity among American composers, focusing on lesser-known composers and their contributions to the Western music canon.
February 3, 2015, 10:30 am to noon
John Snyder – "The Life and Music
of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor"
We opened Black History Month with a discussion of an unfortunately neglected Afro-English composer.  Dr. Snyder is a preeminent Coleridge-Taylor scholar and has produced two scholarly editions of Coleridge-Taylor works for the prestigious AR Editions.  He is a Professor of Music Theory at the Moores School of Music.
February 17, 2015, 10:30 am to noon
Paul English – "Music of the Moment: What Happens Now?"
Paul has performed and composed in both jazz and classical genres and many of his works creatively fuse the two genres. His talk included demonstrations of the uses of improvisation in his own works and the works of others.
March 3, 2015, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
"An Evening of Cabaret", curated by Dr. Nancy Bailey
Our second evening was devoted to music of the cabaret, featuring performances by Sonja Bruzauskas and others of our members. The various selections were introduced by Dr. Bailey, a professor of musicology at the Shepherd School of Music.
March 17, 2015, 10:30 am to noon
Brad Sayles – "Music from the Movies"
Brad is well known as an engineer and producer (our members will recall that he recorded and produced the CD of our centennial commission The Lovely Light), but he is also a composer. His most recent appearance at the HTMC was with Chris Becker discussing how we listen to CDs. He is the host of the regularly scheduled Music from the Movies program broadcast by KUHA-FM.
April 7, 2015, 10:30 am to noon
Mark Marotto – "Creating Collective Virtuosity"
Mark is Director of Choirs at Lone Star College/ Montgomery and a singer in the Houston Chamber Choir.  His talk focused on those rare moments when group performance goes beyond the ordinary and becomes extraordinary.  He shared experiences both from the classroom and in ensembles.
April 21, 2015, 10:30 am to noon
Kate Pogue –"Music in Shakespeare's Plays"
We closed our season with a celebration of the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare, which occurs on April 23, with a program dedicated to the significance of music in his plays. Kate has directed many of the plays in the canon; she is also the author of two definitive books on Shakespeare’s friends and family. Our members will remember Kate as the author of the text of The Lovely Light.

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