UW-Green Bay to hold guest piano recital

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program will present a guest recital, Tuesday, April 26, featuring the pianist Yoo Jeong Lee.

The free recital will be at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and is open to the public.

Lee, who was born in Seoul, Korea in 1974, demonstrated her musical talent from an early age. During her study at the Seoul Music and Arts High School, she was admitted to the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. In 2000, she graduated from the Conservatory where she received her doctoral degree of Fine Arts in Musicology with the highest honor.

Lee is an active recitalist and since 2002, she has been teaching at the Korea National University of Education.

During her performance at UW-Green Bay, Lee will perform two Mozart pieces, “Piano Sonata K 282 in E flat Major” and “Piano Sonata K 281 in B flat Major.”

After a brief intermission, Lee will perform “Piano Sonata D 959 in A Major” by Franz Schubert.

This is the thirty-third concert of the 2010-2011 season.


UW-Green Bay to hold brass and flute recital

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program will present a brass and flute recital, Wednesday, April 20. The performance will include the Phoenix Brass Ensemble, Flute Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet, and a special appearance by the flute choir, Sounds of Silver.

The free recital will be at 7:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and is open to the public.

The Phoenix Brass, under the direction of UW-Green Bay Prof. Adam Gaines, will perform the finale from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, “Motet and Royal Fanfare” by Josquin des Prez, and “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Josef Myrow; and “La Virgen de la Macarena” conducted by UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Collins.

The Phoenix Brass includes: Dan Marbes, Greg Sauve, Brandon Wirth and Amanda Cornette, trumpet; Annette Eis and Jillian Patrick, horn; Michael Hogan, Kevin Collins and Bill Burroughs, trombone; Tim Kiefer, euphonium; and Gregg Fredrickson, tuba.

The Flute Ensemble, under the direction of UW-Green Bay lecturer Nancy Collins, will perform “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” by J. Brahms, “An Elizabethan Suite” arranged by Paul Morgan, “Three Latin American Dances” by Keith Amos, “Nuances” by Anne McGinty, “Sonata for Two Flutes” by Johann Christian Schultze, and “Flutes in the Garden” by Gary Schocker.

The Flute Ensemble includes: Alysha Brooks, Krista Jaeger, Kate Kornowski, Kailey Mucha, Rebecca Rasmussen and Zachary Yost.

The Saxophone Quartet, directed by UW-Green Bay Prof. John Salerno, will perform “Scherzo” by Hans Mielenz and “Sailor’s Hornpipe” by Henry Cowell.

The Saxophone Quartet includes: Sam Stranz, Julio Reyes, Kyle Hall and Cole Watkins.

The Sounds of Silver flute choir, comprised of adult flutists from the greater Green Bay area and hosted by UW-Green Bay, will perform “Masques” by Anne McGinty, “Quatuor” by Pierre Max Dubois, “Russian Sailor’s Dance” by Reinhold Gliere, “Gaelic Offering” by Catherine McMichael, and the theme from Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, arranged by John Salerno.

This is the thirty-second concert of the 2010-2011 season.


Opera Theatre Workshop is Friday

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host an Opera Theatre Workshop at 7:30 p.m. Friday, (April 15) in the Jean Weidner Theatre, located in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

UW-Green Bay Prof. Courtney Sherman will direct the workshop, which will also feature Emily Slavek, piano.

The concert will open with Act I of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, featuring Ryan Braatz, Kevin Kuhn II, Megan Fletcher, Farin Ludtke, Katherine Wilson, Kevin St. John and Lindsay Cummings.

Angel Campbell, Nicole Duhaime and Angela Danowski will perform Act II, Scene 2 from Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck.

The finale from Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods will be performed by Alyse Delie, Ryan Braatz and Angel Campbell.

Erin Zimmermann, Molly LeCaptain and Alyse Delie will perform “Some Things are Meant to Be” from Little Women by Jason Howland.

After a brief intermission, Molly LeCaptain and Megan Fletcher will perform a piece from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. That will be followed by two Mozart pieces featuring Alex Stensaas, Molly Sabel and Chelsea Crevcoure.

The show will close with Lindsay Cummings, Bobby Buffington and Molly LeCaptain performing “Coffee” from I Love You Because, and Katherine Wilson, Chelsea Crevcoure and Kevin Kuhn II singing “My Own Best Friend” from Chicago.

Tickets for the Opera Theatre Workshop are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased in advance through UW-Green Bay’s University Ticketing Service by calling (920) 465-2400 or by visiting the University Ticketing and Information Center in the University Union.

This is the thirtieth concert of the 2010-11 season.


UW-Green Bay hosts jazz ensemble and vocal jazz camp

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is once again hosting the summer jazz camp, “Jazz on the Bay: Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz.”

Students entering grades 8 through 12 can sign up for the summer music camp, held June 26-30, at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

UW-Green Bay jazz professors and camp co-directors John and Chris Salerno are bringing back what they describe as a “one-of-a-kind jazz experience” for instrumentalists and vocalists.

With a variety of jazz styles and musical genres to choose from, students will have performance opportunities they might not encounter in most school programs. Their experience will combine vocal jazz ensembles with jazz ensemble instrumentalists, as well as featured tunes from each type of ensemble.

Prof. John Salerno, director of the jazz studies program at UW-Green Bay and a talented saxophone player, has toured and played professionally with notable groups and artists. Chris Salerno directs UW-Green Bay’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, which won an Outstanding Vocal Jazz Ensemble Award at the 2004 Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Chris Salerno will be directing and teaching the vocal jazz portion of the camp.

In addition, jazz instructors from across the region will help camp participants become “more confident and inspired performers.” Camp instructors at the time of writing include Steve Johnson – sax, Green Bay; Prof. Adam Gaines – trumpet, UW-Green Bay; Evan Halloin – bass, Florida; Jennifer Scovell-Parker – vocal jazz, St. Paul, Minn.; and Terry Iattoni – drums, Green Bay. Additional staff updates will be posted on the camps website at www.uwgbsummercamps.com.

Special features of the camp include a talent show, scholarships for the 2012 camp, and a free public concert featuring the camp faculty at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in UW-Green Bay’s University Theatre. The camp week will end with a free public performance by the student jazz groups at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30 in the University Theatre. Outstanding students will be chosen to receive partial scholarships to the 2012 jazz camp.

Jazz on the Bay begins with auditions and an all-camp meeting on Sunday, June 26. Classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Students who live on campus will have supervised evening activities.

Students may attend the camp as commuters or they may live in student housing on the UW-Green Bay campus. Camp fees are $259 for commuters and $495 for residents. In addition to instruction, the residential fee includes room and board, a T-shirt, counselor supervision, and transportation to evening activities.

Camp information and registration are available online at www.uwgbsummercamps.com. Information also is available by phone at (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313.


Wisconsin premiere of ‘DIVE’ April 20 at UW-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host the Wisconsin premiere of the award-winning documentary DIVE! Living Off America’s Waste at 7 p.m. on April 20 in the Phoenix Room inside the University Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The screening is free and open to the public.

The film explores America’s grocery waste and contends that “every year in America, 96 billion pounds of food is thrown away” while many Americans go without proper access to nutritious food. A post-documentary panel forum will follow and be led by the film’s director, Jeremy Seifert, and will include representatives from Paul’s Pantry.

The screening is part of “Green Innovations 2011,” an annual symposium during Earth Week. UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) is hosting the two-day seminar, Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21.

The two-day event for businesses and organizations looking to improve profit and reduce waste will be held at the University Union on the UW-Green Bay campus. This year’s symposium has the theme “Waste or Wasted Opportunity.”

Important topics include:

• Sessions on agricultural, industrial, and municipal/institutional waste. Speakers: Agricultural – Gary Radloff, UW Madison; John Welsh, Dane County; Industrial – Jeff Guenther, Marquis Yachts; Dan Roddan, Waste Management; Municipal/Institutional – Chuck Larscheid, Brown County; Tom Sigmund, Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District; Nadeem Afghan, Bioferm.

• How to start a waste transformation business. Panelists: Mike Krysiak, ENCAP; Neil Peters-Michaud, Cascade Asset Management; and Ted Hansen, Greenwood Fuels.

• Interns: How they can help businesses deal with waste issues. Case studies at Aurora BayCare, Skipper Buds and Tosca Ltd.

• Emerging waste issues and tools for business and industry. Prof. John Katers, UW-Green Bay; Jonathon Rivin, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center.

• Lunch presentation by Aaron Popkey, assistant director of public relations and corporate communications, Green Bay Packers.

Events will begin at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 20 and will continue on the morning of Thursday, April 21. The cost to attend the event is $99.

EMBI helps support one of UW-Green Bay’s founding principles — establishing itself as a leader in the promotion of environmental awareness and ecologically prudent initiatives. The establishment of EMBI is a step in the evolution of UW-Green Bay’s historic mission of studying environmental issues and developing solutions to problems by recognizing the critical interconnections between science, policy and business, and their social contexts. Partnering with public and private sector interests throughout the New North region, EMBI is working to make Northeastern Wisconsin synonymous with sustainability and environmental leadership.

For more information and links to register go to www.uwgb.edu/embi.


UW-Green Bay’s Total Guitarist Summer Camp promises all-star faculty

Students entering grades 8 through 12 will explore styles including rock, jazz, classical and Latin at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Total Guitarist Camp July 31 – Aug. 4, on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Students of bass, acoustic and electric guitar with at least one year of experience are encouraged to attend. They will study with lead teachers and guest artists who are professional musicians. A limited number of set drummers will be admitted.

This year’s guitar camp director is Michael Tahlier, a graduate of the Berklee School of Music. In addition to teaching, Tahlier is an active performing artist playing lead guitar for the Tim Stopulos Trio. Currently living in Chicago, he works for the American Music Institute as the guitar studies program director and private studio teacher. He attended UW-Green Bay’s Guitar Camp as a teen.

Guest instructors for this year’s Total Guitarist Summer Camp include:

Bryan Baker, a critically acclaimed performer from Los Angeles. At age 17, Baker auditioned for and was awarded a full tuition scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2006, just weeks after graduating, Baker was hired as guitarist in the noted jazz/rock band Steps Ahead. A prolific composer, Baker pushes the creative envelope with elements of indie, alternative, new wave, rock, ambient, dance, techno, hip-hop, pop, blues and jazz.

Augie A. Barnhart, returning for his third year with the Total Guitarist Camp, is known for his high energy, spontaneous style and ability to bring a smile to listeners whether singing or playing guitar or drums. He has played in a dozen bands and has extensive touring experience. He has taught guitar for the past seven years and is currently based out of the Chicago area.

Rich Stitzel, a third generation professional musician and educator from Chicago. Trained in drums and percussion at the University of North Texas, Stitzel has taught privately since 1990 and directed master classes, clinics, and camps. He is the author of the book Directions In Drumming (which addresses the technique of “four-way independent” drumming), and has also released two solo CDs of original compositions. Stitzel is also a teaching artist for Ravinia’s “reach, teach, and play” outreach program, visiting the Chicago Public Elementary Schools and teaching jazz and classical music to students from kindergarten through third grade.

Dennis Panneck, from Green Bay, an experienced professional performer and teacher. Panneck has played in many bands across the country and is currently the band director for Let Me Be Frank Productions at the Meyer Theater in Green Bay.

Chris Clemente, a bassist out of Chicago, recognized in Bass Player Magazine for his work on the latest CD from the Chicago-based band Amazing Headgear. He holds a master’s degree in music from DePaul University. During the school year, Clemente is a teaching artist for Ravinia. He is a contributing composer for Harpo Studio and Chicago Public Radio’s Vocalo.org project.

Total Guitarist students can attend the camp as commuters or as residents living in University student housing.
Residents will check in on Sunday, July 31, and have dinner and evening activities on campus. The camp gets underway for all campers with auditions and an all-camp meeting Sunday afternoon following auditions.

Daily sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A faculty/staff concert is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in UW-Green Bay’s University Theatre. Students will end the camp by performing in a final public concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the University Theatre.

The camp fee is $259 for commuters and $495 for housing students. In addition to instruction, the resident fee includes room and board, a T-shirt, counselor supervision and transportation to evening activities.

Camp information and registration are available online at www.uwgbsummercamps.com. Information also is available by telephone at (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313.


UW-Green Bay students and faculty use ceramics, chili to fight hunger

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host Empty Bowls, a charitable event to raise funds for Paul’s Pantry, on Tuesday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Union.

During the event, sponsored by the student Art Agency at UW-Green Bay, handmade ceramic bowls filled with locally made soup and chili will be sold for $10 each. One hundred percent of the funds raised will be used to fight hunger. Guests will be encouraged to keep their ceramic bowls as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

UW-Green Bay Prof. Minkyu Lee and his ceramics students in the Arts and Visual Design program created the ceramic bowls. Lee created more than 100 bowls and asked his students to each donate a few pieces of work for the charitable event.

“I was thankful to be able to support this student-run effort to improve our community,” Lee said.

Local restaurants will donate the hot soup and chili served in the bowls. The restaurants include Kavarna, A’Bravo Bistro & Wine Bar, Pizzona’s Grill & Spirits, Mill Town Café, and the Fox Harbor Pub & Grill.

Empty Bowls was first started in Michigan in 1990. The concept later developed to allow participants to keep their handmade ceramic bowls as reminders of the hunger persistent in the world. The event has been replicated in nations around the world with unique local opportunities for educators, artists and students.

For general information about the project, visit www.emptybowls.net. For specific questions about the UW-Green Bay event, contact Josh Woof at (920) 530-8743 or by e-mail at soa2@uwgb.edu.


Author to speak at UW-Green Bay about supermax prisons

Sharon Shalev, internationally known author of Supermax, Controlling Risk Through Solitary Confinement, will speak on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the Christie Theatre located in the University Union. Shalev will speak out against supermax prisons and their impact on society. This event is free and open to the public.

Shalev’s book, Supermax, examines the rise and spread of supermax prisons in the United States, which are dedicated to holding prisoners in prolonged and strict solitary confinement. Shalev had unique access to two supermax prisons and conducted in-depth interviews with prison officials, prison architects, current and former prisoners, mental health professionals, legal and human rights experts.

Shalev is a human rights worker and a criminologist. She earned her first degree in political science and international affairs at Tel Aviv University and later took a post with the human rights organization Israeli-Palestinian Physicians for Human Rights.

Shalev studied international human rights and humanitarian law at Essex University. In 1998, she joined the London School of Economics where she completed a Ph.D. thesis on supermax prisons in the United States. Currently, Shalev is a research fellow at Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the London School of Economics.

This lecture is part of the International Visiting Scholars Program, a joint initiative between UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College. The purpose of the program is to bring well-qualified professionals from other countries to lecture and teach on the two campuses and to provide educational benefits to the citizens of Green Bay and surrounding communities. The overall objective is to improve international understanding by providing opportunities to learn from visiting scholars and for them to learn from us.

The lecture at UW-Green Bay is also part of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series. First organized in 1985, the annual series by the UW-Green Bay Center for History and Social Change features a wide variety of historians and social scientists.


UW-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery to feature works by graduating seniors

The Lawton Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will feature a new exhibit with works by graduating senior art majors Sunday, April 10 to Thursday, April 21.

This is the first of two exhibitions that showcase works by graduating seniors in the Art discipline in the Arts and Visual Design academic unit.

The artists include:

Kyle Engels: an installation of acrylic ‘skins’ of paint inspired by mountain landscapes

Kari Hinrichs: a domestic installation with an environmental message comprised of assorted objects made by weaving plastic bags

Justin Knitt: large-scale color photographs of tattoos

Anna Kooiman: a series of large oil paintings that explore the artist’s relationship with her fraternal twin

Matthew John Pickard: a series of German Expressionist inspired woodcuts with experimental Mylar overlays

The opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10.

The Lawton Gallery, located inside Theatre Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information contact curator Stephen Perkins, (920) 465-2916.


UW-Green Bay Theatre to premiere ‘Dreaming of Forests’

Dreaming of Forests, UW-Green Bay theatre program
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay theatre program will present the timely and relevant comedy, Dreaming of Forests.

Dreaming of Forests is an original script written by playwright Doug Bedwell, that will make its world premiere at UW-Green Bay.

Dreaming of Forests is a comedy and fantasy about choices, the environment, politics, mythology and art. The story revolves around two artist friends who end up working on opposite sides of an environmental issue. The artists are visited in their dreams by mythical muses.

UW-Green Bay Arts and Visual Design Professor Laura Riddle will direct the performance.

“This play is a perfect match for UW-Green Bay with its interdisciplinary themes and environmental focus,” said Riddle.

Bedwell was on site as students worked on the play. Bedwell is currently teaching a playwriting seminar this semester on the UW-Green Bay campus. He was able to clarify his vision of the worlds created in the play and gave students a first-hand opportunity to see how new script is developed for production.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, and 27-30 in the University Theatre in Theatre Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Tickets for Dreaming of Forests are $15 in advance, $18 at the door for adults; $12 in advance, $15 at the door for children and seniors; and $10 for UW-Green Bay students. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets/ or by calling (920) 465-2400.

Cast Members:

Alison Tyler (Celise)
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Theatre Performance Major and Women’s and Gender Studies

Jade Landry (Sarco)
Year in School: Junior
Major/Minor: Theatre Performance and Business Administration

Katherine Wilson (Essa)
Year in School: Junior
Major/Minor: Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre and Humanities

Joe Feltz (Charlie)
Year in School: Senior
Major/ Minor: Theatre Performance and Business Administration

Ray-Anna Young (Mika)
Year in School: Senior
Major/ Minor: Theatre Performance and Humanistic Studies

Matthew Harris (Mr. Dolmen)
Year in School: Junior
Major/Minor: Theatre with an emphasis in Performance and Human Development

Derek James Knabenbauer (Bargul)
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Theatre Performance, Psychology and Human Development

Lindsay Kujawa (Debbie)
Year in School: Junior
Major/Minor: Performance and Education

Dustin James (Brandon)
Year in School: Graduating Senior
Major/Minor: History and Theater

Shelbi Cox (Brenda)
Year in School: Junior
Major/Minor: Double Major in Musical Theatre and Arts Management

Andy Delaurelle (Dennis, Smith)
Year in School: Sophomore
Major/Minor: Theatre Performance

Katie Sawyer (Jones/Denise)
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Communication and Theatre