Sandra Cox Flute Kennith Freeman Piano
Jere Douglas Clarinet James Katzenberger Guitar
Sean Salamon Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano Dr. Cox, Mr. Douglas, Dr. Freeman
Nocturne: Larghetto Rubato
Variations On A Theme: “Braul” From Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances
“Black Anemomes” Joseph Schwanter Dr. Cox, Dr. Freeman
Johannes Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Opus 120 #2 in E Flat Mr. Douglas Clarinet Dr. Freeman, Piano
Andante Con Moto
Mariano Oblios Divertimento Dr. Cox, Mr. Douglas, Dr. Freeman
Native American Suite. Gary Shocker Dr. Cox, Dr. Freeman
George Gershwin 3 Preludes for Clarinet and Piano Mr. Douglas, Dr. Freeman
Andante con moto e poco rubato
Roberto Sierra Crónicas del Descubrimiento Mr. James Katzenberger, Dr. Cox
Segunda Crónica del Descubrimiento
2. En busca del oro
Tercera Crónica del Descubrimiento
Mr. James Katzenberger, Guitar; Dr. Cox Flute
Supporting Arts in Education
Dr. Sandra Cox, Flute, is the winner of the National Flute Association Convention Performer Competition in 2003 and 2004, she performed at the National Flute Association Conventions in Las Vegas (2003) and Nashville (2004). She has performed with the Eroica Ensemble, Delta Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Rome Festival Orchestra, Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Germantown Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Civic Orchestra, Beethoven Summer Theatre, and as soloist with the University of Memphis Wind Ensemble and with the University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra on their European tour in 2001. In 2005 she served as the Advertising Editor for The Flutist Quarterly, the official publication of the National Flute Association. .
Dr. Cox will be a presenter at the Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference (14-17 April, 2010) in Nashville, Tennessee, where she will present a session based on her dissertation entitled „Happy Hands: Tips to Keep Your Hands Happy and Playing!‟ In August 2010, Dr. Cox and her collaborative partner, pianist Kennith Freeman, will appear as guest artists at the International Society of Music Educators‟ conference in Beijing, China in late July, as well as The International Flute Convention in Hawaii, 27-27 February, Solo Recital Memphis Tennessee , February 20th, Voice Recital (soprano) April 24 and 2 guitar recitals with Dr. Lili Ashfar, Professor of Guitar, University of Memphis.
Mr. James Katzenberger, Guitar holds the degree of Master of Music in Composition and Guitar from the Rudi Scheidt School of Music and Aspen School of Music James has studied with Dr. Lily Ashfar and is performing this evening with Dr. Cox. James is preparing for a competition following this performance. Future: I want to finds ways to create music education opportunities for individuals with limited resources.
Dr. Kennith Freeman, Piano holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Memphis and Pepperdine University (Malibu, California). An avid chamber musician, Freeman has performed in chamber festivals in his native Arkansas as well as California, Oregon, Kansas, Tennessee, and Marktoberdorf, Germany. In August, 2010, Dr. Freeman and his collaborative partner, flutist Sandra Cox, will appear as guest artists at the International Society of Music Educators’ conference in Beijing, China. In addition to his solo and chamber performances, Kennith has held the position of musical director for youth and adult productions throughout the Mid-South and greater Los Angeles areas. Currently, Freeman serves as Music Director for Abundant Grace Ministries in Collierville, Tennessee and is a member of the music faculty of Mid-South Community College in West Memphis, Arkansas.
Jere Kizer Douglas, Clarinet In the disastrous year of 2008, I suffered a devastating episode/stroke that left me senseless and helpless and very afraid. As the year passed by and recovery began for me, we moved into a new home and I began to look at my life, where I’ve been and where I was at that time. Taking a live evaluation, thinking my life was over, I finally went back to the thing I love most in life, playing the clarinet. Well, a disparity of thought at the time as I was just beginning to talk again in a perceptual way and was not totally functioning at the time, but I picked up the horns anyway and began a journey that I continue to this day. The first notes were insanely bad, squeaks, squawks and something horrendous. However, as I continued each day to do a little more, I began to get enthused, I had a focus point in my life again and something to train the brain to center and find that place of solace and solitude in the vibration of the reed against my lips and the wonderful feeling of accomplishment with each passing day.I did not have a physical therapist and being the individualist I am, pushed myself to do better and to figure out how to come back to a performance standard I dearly treasure.
Frustrations come and go, but I keep at it. Scales, Scales in Thirds (Thank You Dr. Gholson), Fingers and finger movement (Thank You Leon Russianoff), Musical Integrity (Thank You Alan Balter) and a wonderful discipline with attention to every detail of the practice and working through problems with the fingers and the vision (Thank You Mr. Marcellus). At the time, my eyes would not focus on the notes themselves and were still floating around the page and my thought process’s were here and there. As time progressed, I became adamant with myself and pushed to achieve that focus of sound, timbre and smoothness of the tongue movement and the shape of the wind column, working very meticulously on even the slightest perception of imperfection in my playing.
Each day became a chore dealing with these issues, fears, anger at myself and other aspects seemed to be moving slowly, but with persistence I knew I could and would be a lot better. Suddenly, a flash of light went off in my pea brain and it occurred to me that the scales were becoming more commonplace to me and the etudes that I could hardly see were coming into focus, and thus began the major journey of recovery.
Disablity? We are only disabled as we wish to be.
As a stroke Victor, The Journey Continues!