Jason Rinehart

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Jason is the Director of Orchestras and the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Louisiana at Monroe where he directs The Sound of Today, the Technical Fowls, and the Symphonic Band. He is also the Assistant Conductor of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra.

He previously taught at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Benedictine College, and St. Louis Community College. Dr. Rinehart has degrees from Texas Tech University, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

His conducting experience includes the Atchison (Kansas) Symphony, Kansas City Ballet, Fountain City (Missouri) and St. Louis Brass Bands, numerous collegiate orchestras and wind ensembles, and more than thirty main stage operas and musicals.

Dr. Rinehart is the Brass Caption Head for the Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps, and has been involved with drum and bugle corps as a marching member of the Sky Ryders and Phantom Regiment and has taught with Pioneer, Capital Regiment, the Boston Crusaders, the Glassmen; and currently serves as a judge for Drum Corps International. Jason has previously been a host of Classical music at KOHM in Lubbock, Texas.

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George Healy

“Startlingly beautiful” and “undeniably well crafted and communicative.” That's how the Miami Herald describes the music of Steve Danyew.

Three faculty of the University of Louisiana at Monroe will give a unique performance and presentation on the poetry of noted American writer Louisa May Alcott, featuring music by Danyew.

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Renowned composer Jay Bocook returns to the University of Louisiana at Monroe as the School of Visual and Performing Arts 2015 Composer-In-Residence during the week of February 23.  

Upon his arrival, Bocook will rehearse with ULM student ensembles, and talk with composition students. He will also speak to ULM music majors and prospective majors at 11 a.m., on Tuesday Feb. 24, in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

Dan Sumner & Benedetto Guitars

If you love guitar, whether it be classical or jazz, then the week of February 9-13 is for you!  Dan Sumner, University of Louisiana at Monroe assistant professor of music, plays host to over ten events this week all centered around the guitar.  

"This is my favorite week of the year," explains Sumner.  

Dr. Scot Humes

It's not every day that you have the chance to experience a performance of Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.  Dr. Scot Humes, University of Louisiana at Monroe associate professor of music, will perform the work at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3 in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall on the ULM campus.

Humes explains how the quartet came into existence and how a piece like this should be heard live, "rather than on a recording, no matter how good a CD might be."  

Rachel Barton Pine

The world celebrates Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birthday on January 27. Violinist Rachel Barton Pine has always felt a special connection to Mozart. That's why she has recently released a CD of all 5 Mozart Violin Concertos as well as the Sinfonia Concertante.