Faculty Excellence/Gregory Wanamaker
Gregory Wanamaker (Crane) had 22 separate performances of his music during the month of March in cities ranging from Paris, Münster, Budapest, Dallas and Plattsburgh, to name a few. He served as the Composer-in-Residence at the Frontwave Festival of New Music at Palm Beach Atlantic University from March 27 - 29, where faculty, students and guest artists performed several of his works including his collaboration with Carrie Mae Weems, A Story Within A Story and his Elegy for string orchestra. Wanamaker’s Yes, with a BANG! was premiered at the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, which was held at the University of Illinois.
The fifth commercial recording of Wanamaker’s Duo Sonata is featured on Velocity2’s debut album Flux to be released by Centaur Records on April 1. Ioan Harea will present the world premiere of Wanamaker’s Blue Horo in Sara M. Snell Music Theater on April 8.