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American Music Featured at Faculty Recital

 American Music Featured at Faculty Recital

01/31/2012 

The Performing Arts Department will present a faculty recital titled “Music Made in America for Trumpet and Piano” at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre.

The concert, featuring the music of George Gershwin, Astor Piazzolla, James. P. Johnson, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Peaslee and “Duke” Ellington, is free and open to the public.

Two Performing Arts Department faculty members will perform: Edward Moore, associate professor (music), on piano; and Ralph Dudgeon, professor (music), on trumpet. They will be assisted by Syracuse area musicians Darryl Pugh on bass and Gregory Evans on drums.

Moore, a native of Gainesville, Fla., holds a Master of Fine Arts in Music, Piano Performance from the University of Florida. He has performed as soloist and collaborative pianist in Florida, Mississippi, Michigan, New York City, the former Soviet Union and upstate New York. Moore also has an extensive background in musical theatre, having previously held the position of music director of musical theatre productions while on the faculty at SUNY Brockport.

Dudgeon, a versatile musician and scholar, is known for historically informed performance on period instruments as well as his performances of contemporary repertoire. He received his Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California, San Diego. He earned a Master of Arts in Trumpet Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from San Diego State University. Dudgeon has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico and China as a trumpet soloist. For two months a year, he is a research consultant for Instrumentenmuseum, Schloß Kremsegg in Kremsmünster, Upper Austria and performs annually in Europe.

Pugh played for more than 30 years in the Syracuse Symphony and is currently a member of Symphony Syracuse. He is a charter member/bassist with Central New York Jazz Orchestra, active as a free-lance bassist, and an instructor of bass and jazz bass at several area colleges. 

Evans, a Syracuse, N.Y. native, currently teaches drum set lessons and directs the Monday Jazz Lab Band at Ithaca College. His playing can be heard on multiple recordings with Remington (Blue Collar Music), Turkuaz (Galaxy Smith) and the Danny Rivera Big Band. He is a co-founder of the Remington Rock Camp and a co-owner of Blue Collar Music LLC.

For more information, contact the Performing Arts Department at (607) 753-2811.