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Presentation – I.S.B. Convention 2013 – Making Your Baroque Solos More H.I.P. – Phillip W. Serna

The post Making Your Baroque Solos More H.I.P. – Phillip W. Serna appeared first on ISB Convention on September 4th, 2013.  The following video represents Dr. Phillip Serna’s June 7th presentation for the 2013 International Society of Bassists Convention Historically Informed Performance Symposium at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY. To find out more about the International Society of Bassists and it’s many educational resources for the amateur, student and professional double bassist, please visit the International Society of Bassists and the ISB Convention websites.

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In the News – Dr. Phillip W. Serna Featured with New Comma Baroque on WUIS Public Radio, June 12, 2013

WUIS/ NPR from the Suggs Performance  Studio - New Comma Baroque, May 30th, 2013

On June 12th, 2013, WUIS Springfield released Karl Scroggin’s May 30th preview performance of New Comma Baroque’s Peoria Bach Festival program ‘Telemann’s Travels: The Eclecticism, Diversity, and Virtuosity of Telemann‘ via iTunes.  This performance includes Telemann’s  Quartet No.2 in a-minor from Nouveaux quatuors en six suites a une flute traversiere, un violon, une basse de viole ou violoncelle et basse (Paris, 1738), the delightful “Gulliver’s Travels” Suite for Two Violins,  the Concerto No.2 in D-Major, TWV 43:D1 from Six quatuors a violon, flute, viole ou violoncello et basse continue (Hamburg, 1730, Paris 1736),  the Fantasie in C-Major for Harpsichord, TWV 33:14, the Fantasia No.7 in D-Major for Flute without Bass, TWV 40:2-13 and the Concerto No.2 in D-Major, TWV 43:D1 from Six quatuors a violon, flute, viole ou violoncello et basse continue (Hamburg, 1730, Paris, 1736).

Performers: Matthew C. Cataldi & Peter Lekx, Baroque violins, Leighann R. Daihl, traverso, Phillip W. Serna, viola da gamba & Emily J. Katayama, harpsichord

For more information on New Comma Baroque’s program, sample Telemann’s Travels: The Eclecticism, Diversity, and Virtuosity of Telemann. For more information about WUIS Springfield, please visit http://www.wuis.org/.

Dr. Phillip W. Serna Joins the Adlai E. Stevenson High School Period Instrument Baroque Ensemble at the 67th Annual Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference 2013

Adlai E. Stevenson High School Baroque Ensemble with Dr. Phillip W. Serna & Director Enriwque Vilaseco

Dr. Phillip W. Serna will join director Enrique Vilaseco and the Adlai E. Stevenson High School Period-Instrument Baroque Ensemble for a clinic at the 67th Annual Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL taking place December 18-21, 2013. The clinic, “The Making of H.I.P. (Historically-Informed Performance) Performers for the 21st Century,” will highlight Stevenson High School’s unique group of historically-informed performers featuring soloist and ensemble performances on Baroque strings and keyboards, demonstrating how performance practice can be taught at the high school level.

For detailed information on all of the events taking place at the Midwest Clinic, visit http://www.midwestclinic.org/. For information about Adlai E. Stevenson High School, director Enrique Vilaseco & their Period Instrument Baroque Ensemble, visit http://www.d125.org/clubs_and_activities/baroque_ensemble.aspx.

For information on New Comma Baroque’s collaborations with the Stevenson HS Baroque Ensemble, concerts & programs, visit  http://www.newcommabaroque.org/.

In the News – Dr. Phillip W. Serna Featured on WUIS/ NPR, March 4th, 2013

WUIS/ NPR from the Suggs Performance  Studio - Phillip Serna And The Viola Da Gamba, March 4th, 2013

On March 4th, 2013, WUIS Springfield released Karl Scroggin’s November 5, 2012 interview and performance with Dr. Phillip W. Serna, entitled “Phillip Serna and the Viola Da Gamba” recorded in WUIS’ Suggs Performance  Studio.

To read the complete article or listen to Karl Scroggin’s interview and performance by Phillip W. Serna, please click here. For more information about WUIS Springfield, visit http://www.wuis.org/.

Dr. Phillip W. Serna Joins the Adlai E. Stevenson High School Period Instrument Baroque Ensemble at the Illinois Music Educators Association Conference 2013

2013 Illinois Music Education Conference - Music in the Key of Change

On January 25th, Dr. Phillip W. Serna will join director Enrique Vilaseco and the Adlai E. Stevenson High School Period-Instrument Baroque Ensemble for a clinic and performance at the 2013 Illinois Music Educators Association Conference ‘Music in the Key of Change’ at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL.

The morning clinic will highlight Stevenson High School’s unique group of historically-informed performers featuring soloist and ensemble performances on Baroque strings and keyboards, demonstrating how performance practice can be taught at the high school level. This clinic will occur 9:30-10:45 a.m. in CC-212/213. Later in the afternoon, Serna will join the ensemble in a program of J.S. Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Vivaldi and a Concert Suite by Georg Philipp Telemann for Viola da Gamba, Strings & Continuo. This concert will be presented at the Peoria Civic Center in CC-134 from 2-3:15 p.m.

For detailed information on all of the events taking place at the Illinois Music Educators Association Conference, please click here. For information about Adlai E. Stevenson High School, director Enrique Vilaseco & their Period Instrument Baroque Ensemble, visit http://www.d125.org/clubs_and_activities/baroque_ensemble.aspx.

For information on New Comma Baroque’s collaborations with the Stevenson HS Baroque Ensemble, concerts & programs, visit  http://www.newcommabaroque.org/.

In the News – Dr. Phillip W. Serna Featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, August 4th, 2012

NPR's Weekend Edition, August 4, 2012 - Gathering Of The Viols: The 50th Annual Viola Da Gamba Conclave

On August 4, 2012, Dr. Phillip W. Serna was featured as part of Jeff Lunden’s piece “Gathering Of The Viols: The 50th Annual Viola Da Gamba Conclave” covering the 50th Conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America.

“Viola da gamba players are a special breed — a tiny subset in the already small world of early classical music. They rarely meet their own kind, but once a year they come together for a week in July at an annual jam session they call a conclave…”

To read the complete article or listen to Jeff Lunden’s piece, please click here. For more information about NPR, visit http://www.npr.org/. For the Viola da Gamba Society of America, visit http://www.vdgsa.org/.

Dr. Phillip W. Serna to Perform US Premiere of Rudolph Dolmetsch’s Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra (1941)

Rudolph Dolmetsch - Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra

Rudolph Dolmetsch’s Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra as Published by PRB Productions

The South Shore Orchestra, under the direction of Troy Webdell is joined by viola da gamba soloist Dr. Phillip Serna for the US premiere of Rudolph Dolmetsch’s Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra (1941). This program will occur October 5, 2012 at 7:00PM at Ivy Tech College in Valparaiso, IN . Also included on the program is the premiere of Michael Schelle’s “Exorcism of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and Beethoven Symphony No. 7.

Rudolph Dolmetsch (1906-1942), second child of Arnold Dolmetsch, completed his Concertino April 21, 1941 at Elbridge Gun Site, Chichester, a year before drowning at sea when the Ceramic was torpedoed off the Azores. The piece was realized by Leyton Ring for publication in 1992, received its world premiere in Newcastle, UK in 1993 and later was published by PRB Productions in 1995.

For more information on the Dolmetsch Concertino, please visit http://tinyurl.com/PRBDolmetsch & for more information on PRB Productions, please visit http://www.prbmusic.com/. For more information on Troy Webdell and the South Shore Orchestra, please visit http://www.southshoreorchestra.org/. For more information on Rudolph Dolmetsch, the Dolmetsch family, and their pioneering work in the Early Music revival, visit http://www.dolmetsch.com/Rudolph.htm.

Dr. Phillip W. Serna Featured on Viola da Gamba on Schola Antiqua’s CD East Meets West

Schola Antiqua of Chicago: West Meets East: Sacred Music of the Torino Codex

Schola Antiqua of Chicago: West Meets East: Sacred Music of the Torino Codex
2010, Schola Antiqua of Chicago CDBY
Michael Alan Anderson, director

On November 10, 2010, Dr. Phillip W. Serna appeared on viola da gamba on Schola Antiqua of Chicago’s CD West Meets East: Sacred Music of the Torino Codex. For more information on Schola Antiqua of Chicago, visit http://www.chicagochant.org/.

In the News – Dr. Phillip W. Serna Interviewed on WUWM’s Lake Effect, October 12, 2010

On October 12, 2010, Dr. Phillip W. Serna was interviewed on Milwaukee 89.7 WUWM’s program Lake Effect discussing the viol, his outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools,’ and his October 16th, 2010  concerto performance with Milwaukee’s Concord Chamber Orchestra.

From WUWM’s Lake Effect:

“Dr. Phillip Serna played the viola da gamba in our performance studio, and was engineered by WUWM’s Jon Strelecki. Dr. Serna is on the faculty of music at Valparaiso University in Indiana. He spoke with Bonnie North. Serna will be the gamba soloist during the opening concert of the Concord Chamber Orchestra’s 35th season this Saturday evening at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa.”

This segment appeared again later on November 10th 2010 as part of a musical favorite’s episode. For more information about WUWM, visit http://www.wuwm.com/. For more information on the Concord Chamber Orchestra, please visit http://www.concordorchestra.org/. For Viols in Our Schools, please visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/.

In the News – Dr. Phillip W. Serna Receives The Early Music America Outreach Award for 2010

Early Music America

In June 2010, Early Music America awarded Dr. Phillip W. Serna  with the 2010 Outreach Award for his outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools.’ Here’s what was posted on Early Music America’s webiste:

(SEATTLE, WA) Early Music America, the national service organization for the field of early music, announces the winners of its 2010 awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments in early music. These awards will be presented at the EMA Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the Berkeley Festival on June 11, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA.

Phillip Serna is the recipient of the Early Music Outreach Award, which honors ensembles or individual artists for excellence in early music outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults. Phillip Serna is instructor of double bass and viola da gamba at Valparaiso University, and is on faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Early Music Department. Since its inception in 2006, Phillip Serna’s Viols in Our Schools program has worked to make period-instrument performance for viols a vital part of school communities in locations ranging from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Texas. With over 35 events and 80 hours of classroom time this season, these programs seek to educate, inform and inspire the next generation of early music enthusiasts, performers and scholars by presenting to students ranging from kindergarten through college age. Phillip has performed on double bass with many Midwest orchestras and on viols and vielle with early music ensembles including Ars Antigua, the Chicago Early Music Consort, the Newberry Consort and the Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols. Phillip received his Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University, where he studied viol with Mary Springfels. Phillip is currently president of the Viola da Gamba Society Third Coast, the Chicago chapter of the VdGSA.

To read the complete press release article, please click here. For more information about the Early Music America, visit http://www.earlymusic.org/. For Viols in Our Schools, please visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/.

In the News – Dr. Phillip W. Serna Interviewed in Black Oak Presents, January 4, 2010

Back Oak Presents 1.4.2010 -  Interview with Dr. Phillip W. Serna

On January 4th 2010, Dr. Phillip W. Serna was interviewed by Black Oak Presents about his outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools.’ Originally printed in the Winter 2009 issue of Black Oak Presents, pg. 8-11, to read the article, please click here. For more information about Black Oak Media, visit http://www.blackoakmedia.org/. For Viols in Our Schools, please visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/.

In the News – Dr. Phillip W. Serna and Duo fantaisie en Echo Featured in Valparaiso University’s The Torch, November 2009

Valparaiso University's the Torch, November 2009 -  Viol revitalized

In November 2009, Dr. Phillip W. Serna and his viol duo, Duo fantaisie en Echo, were featured in the Valparaiso University’s The Torch about their concert efforts and about his outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools.’ To read the article, please click here. For more information about the Valparaiso University’s The Torch, visit http://www.valpo.edu/. For Duo fantaisie en Echo, visit http://www.duoenecho.org/. For Viols in Our Schools, please visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/.

In the News – Dr. Phillip W. Serna Featured in the Naperville Sun, October 29, 2009

Naperville Sun, October 29,2009 -  Program brings viols into local high schools

On October 29, 2009, Dr. Phillip W. Serna was featured in the Naperville Sun about his outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools’ and his collaborative perforamance at Naperville north High School. To read the article, please click here. For more information about the Naperville Sun, visit http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/. For Viols in Our Schools, please visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/.

Dr. Phillip W. Serna Featured on Viola da Gamba on Scott Glasgow’s Score to the Gene Generation

On March 31st 2009, Dr. Phillip W. Serna appeared on viola da gamba on the Varèse-Sarabande compact disc release of Scott Glasgow’s original score to the futuristic science fiction film ‘The Gene Generation.’ For more information on the score and composer Scott Glasgow, visit http://www.scottglasgowmusic.com/.

Listen to The PrologueThe Transcoder from the Gene Generation Soundtrack:


The Gene Generation: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Scott Glasgow
2009, Varèse Sarabande 302 066 951 2

In the News – Dr. Phillip W. Serna Featured in the International Musician, March 2009

International Musician, March 2009 - Spicing Up Musical Brussels Sprouts: Serna Serves Viols to Schools

In March 2009, Dr. Phillip W. Serna was featured in the International Musician about his outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools.’ To read the article, please click here. For more information about the International Musician, visit http://www.internationalmusician.org/. For Viols in Our Schools, please visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/.

Dr. Phillip W. Serna Performs Tubin’s Bass Concerto on Contrabass Conversations

Contrabass Conversations

Click Here to Watch Tubin’s Concerto

On March 7th 2009, Dr. Phillip W. Serna performed Eduard Tubin’s Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra (1948) as Episode 111 on Jason Heath’s widely popular Contrabass Conversations podcast. For more information on the podcast, visit http://contrabassconversations.com/.

In the News – Dr. Phillip W. Serna Featured in Northwest Indiana Times, January 27, 2009

Northwest Indiana Times, January 29, 2009 - Students get lesson in little-known instrument

On January 27th 2009, Dr. Phillip W. Serna was featured in the Northwest Indiana Times about his outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools.’ To read the article, please click here. For more information about the Northwest Indiana Times, visit http://www.nwitimes.com/. For Viols in Our Schools, please visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/.

In the News – Dr. Phillip W. Serna Featured in Door County’s Penninsula Pulse, January 9, 2009

Penninsula Pulse 1.9.2009

On January 9th 2009, Dr. Phillip W. Serna was featured in Door County’s Peninsula Pulse about his outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools.’ To read the article, please click here. For more information about the Peninsula Pulse, visit http://www.ppulse.com/. For Viols in Our Schools, please visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/.

In the News – Phillip Serna Featured in Contrabass Conversations Episode 100

Contrabass Conversations

On November 1st 2008, Phillip Serna appeared on the Origin’s episode of Jason Heath’s widely popular Contrabass Conversations podcast. For more information on the podcast, visit http://contrabassconversations.com/.

In the News – Dr. Phillip W. Serna Interviewed on WFMT’s Impromptu, May 13, 2008

On May 13th 2008, Dr. Phillip W. Serna was interviewed on Chicago 98.7 WFMT’s program Impromptu in WFMT’s Levin Performance Studio with members of the Chicago Early Music Consort discussing his outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools.’

For more information about WFMT, visit http://www.wfmt.com/. For Viols in Our Schools, please visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/.

Articles – Contrabass Conversations & Double Bass Blog Series – Perspectives on Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series Part VIII – Richard Myron

This article was originally published on the Double Bass Blog on April 16th, 2008. For other installments in the Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series, as well as many great resources for the amateur, student and professional double bassist, please visit the Double Bass Blog and the Contrabass Conversations Podcast.

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Articles – Contrabass Conversations & Double Bass Blog Series – Perspectives on Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series Part VII – Jerry Fuller

This article was originally published on the Double Bass Blog on January 17th, 2008. For other installments in the Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series, as well as many great resources for the amateur, student and professional double bassist, please visit the Double Bass Blog and the Contrabass Conversations Podcast.

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In the News – Phillip Serna Performs Rautavaara’s Angel of Dusk on Contrabass Conversations

Contrabass Conversations

Click Here to Watch The Angel of Dusk

On December 12th 2007, Phillip Serna performed Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Angel of Dusk, Concerto for Double Bass (1980/1993) for Double Bass, Two Pianos and Percussion on Jason Heath’s widely popular Contrabass Conversations podcast. For more information on the podcast, visit http://contrabassconversations.com/.

In the News – Dr. Phillip W. Serna Contributes to The String Teacher’s Cookbook: Creative Recipes for a Successful Program

Read Dr. Phillip Serna's Contribution to The String Teacher's Cookbook: Creative Recipes for a Successful Program (Meredith Music Resource)

December 1st 2007, Dr. Phillip W. Serna ‘Early Strings Advocacy – Introducing Renaissance and Baroque String Repertoire on Period Instruments to Classrooms’ was published as part of The String Teacher’s Cookbook: Creative Recipes for a Successful Program.

From Meredith Music Publications:

“This valuable collection of quick-to-read yet deeply insightful strategies is like finding expert trade secrets all placed in one easy, quick-to-read source. Contributors to the book were even eager to get a look at each other’s ideas. With outstanding records of performance, workshop clinics, recordings, research, composition, leadership, and teaching, the 57 authors provide their favorite “recipes” that range from overviews of successful programs to specific topics that will inspire all levels and types of ensembles and performers.”

For more information on The String Teacher’s Cookbook, visit http://www.meredithmusic.com/the-string-teachers-cookbook.

 

Articles – Contrabass Conversations & Double Bass Blog Series – Perspectives on Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series Part VI – Curtis Daily

This article was originally published on the Double Bass Blog on November 25th, 2007. For other installments in the Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series, as well as many great resources for the amateur, student and professional double bassist, please visit the Double Bass Blog and the Contrabass Conversations Podcast.

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Articles – Contrabass Conversations & Double Bass Blog Series – Perspectives on Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series Part V – Alison Mackay

This article was originally published on the Double Bass Blog on November 23rd, 2007. For other installments in the Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series, as well as many great resources for the amateur, student and professional double bassist, please visit the Double Bass Blog and the Contrabass Conversations Podcast.

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Articles – Contrabass Conversations & Double Bass Blog Series – Perspectives on Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series Part IV – Shanon Zusman

This article was originally published on the Double Bass Blog on October 25th, 2007. For other installments in the Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series, as well as many great resources for the amateur, student and professional double bassist, please visit the Double Bass Blog and the Contrabass Conversations Podcast.

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Articles – Contrabass Conversations & Double Bass Blog Series – Perspectives on Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series Part III – David Miller

This article was originally published on the Double Bass Blog on October 18th, 2007. For other installments in the Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series, as well as many great resources for the amateur, student and professional double bassist, please visit the Double Bass Blog and the Contrabass Conversations Podcast.

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Articles – Contrabass Conversations & Double Bass Blog Series – Perspectives on Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series Part II – Jay Elfenbein

This article was originally published on the Double Bass Blog on October 12th, 2007. For other installments in the Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series, as well as many great resources for the amateur, student and professional double bassist, please visit the Double Bass Blog and the Contrabass Conversations Podcast.

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Articles – Contrabass Conversations & Double Bass Blog Series – Perspectives on Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series Part I – Robert Nairn

This article was originally published on the Double Bass Blog on October 9th, 2007 by Phillip W. Serna as part of the Early Bass Performance – Early Music Interview Series. For other installments in this series, as well as many great resources for the amateur, student and professional double bassist, please visit the Double Bass Blog and the Contrabass Conversations Podcast.

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Phillip Serna Featured in Contrabass Conversations Recital Showcase

Contrabass Conversations

On April 26th 2007, Phillip Serna appeared as a guest in a recital showcase on Jason Heath’s widely popular Contrabass Conversations podcast. The recital featured the Sonata in E-Minor, Op.38 (1862-1865) by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), the Sonata No.2 in E-Minor, Op.6 by Adolf Mišek( 1875-1955), the Sonata (1956) for String Bass and Piano by František Hertl and Vocalise, Op.34, No.14 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). For more information on the podcast, visit http://contrabassconversations.com/.

Phillip Serna Featured in Contrabass Conversations Episode 8

Contrabass Conversations

On January 28th 2007, Phillip Serna appeared as a guest in part II of an interview on Jason Heath’s widely popular Contrabass Conversations podcast. For more information on the podcast, visit http://contrabassconversations.com/.

Phillip Serna Featured in Contrabass Conversations Episode 5

Contrabass Conversations

On January 28th 2007, Phillip Serna appeared as a guest in part I of an interview on Jason Heath’s widely popular Contrabass Conversations podcast. For more information on the podcast, visit http://contrabassconversations.com/.

In the News – Phillip Serna Featured in Naperville’s Daily Herald, November 5, 2004

On November 5th, 2004, Phillip Serna’s  Low-Strings Workshop in District 203 received coverage in Naperville’s Daily Herald news paper. To read the article, please click here.

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