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Working with Krenek Institute, Vienna, Austria, as an Honorary Member.

Board Member of Gregorian Chant Foundation, Paris, France, in connection with Abbe St. Pierre Solesmes, France.

Adjudicator, California Composers Today and Young Composers Guild of the California Music Teachers Association.

Working on an opera, Testimonies, on the Jeanne d'Arc. The Vision of St. Joan, on the Cambria compact disc, is the closing aria of the first act.

Research scholar The British Library, London, England.

75th birthday celebration, Church of Lighted Window, La Canada, California In Praise of Music Concert Series, featuring performance by Douglas Masek of Saxsong for alto saxophone.

Featured composer at Hildegard Festival, California State University, Stanislau, Turlock, California.


2004

June
Interviewed on video regarding the life of Ernst Krenek by Austrian Institute Director Dr. Petra Prienfalk. Video later shown in October at Inauguration ceremonies of new Krenek Institute at Donau-Universitšt-Krems.

June-July
Study of 9th C music notation from Metz and St. Gall Monasteries, and Gregorian Chant at the Abbey St. Pierre, Solesmes, France with the Monks of Solesmes.

July-August
Study in London and Stratford, England of Shakespeare's Theatre and further research at the British Library for the opera TESTIMONIES.

October
Honorary Member of the Ernst Institute in Krems, Austria. Invited to speak at the Inauguration Ceremony.


2005

January-May
Invited by UCLA Graduate School and School of Music to be on the Dissertation Committee for DMA in Voice Candidate, Ralph Cato, Baritone. Art Songs of Ned Rorem

February 9
TRIO for Clarinet, Violin, Piano
Les AMIS Chamber Ensemble
Midday Mosaics at Hart House Music Room, University of Toronto

February 13
TRIO for Clarinet, Violin, Piano
Les AMIS Chamber Ensemble
Heliconian Hall, Toronto

March
Adjudicator CMTA Young Composers Guild Regional Competition

May
Adjudicator CMTA Young Composers Guild State of California Competition
Trio for Violin, Clarinet, Piano, Les Amis Chamber Ensemble, Concert Hall, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

May 2
TRIO for Clarinet, Violin, Piano
Les AMIS Chamber Ensemble
Emily Marlow, clarinet; Lynn Kuo, violin; Angela Park, piano

June
Austrian Cultural Forum: Guest with Gladys Krenek at Concert of Ernst Krenek Chamber Music, New York

June-July
Research for new opera TESTIMONIES areas in France and British Library, London England

October
Valse Songeur (Dream Waltz) Nada Kolundzija, Pianist, BEMUS (Belgrade Music Festival) Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, Serbia/Montengro . Also guest composer in Timasora, Romania
November Invited guest Festival Scienzia, Synaesthetic-Music and Art, Genoa Italy


2006

March
Adjudicator CMTA Young Composers Guild Regional Competition

May
Adjudicator CMTA Young Composers Guild State of California Competition

May-June
Austrian Cultural Forum presentation Ernst Krenek's Opera What Price Confidence, Guest with Gladys Krenek, Honorary President Ernst Krenek Institute, Donau-Universitšt-Krems, Dr.Petra Preinfalk, Institute Director

June
Valse Songeur Nada Kolundzija, Lesendro, SoundaXis Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Valse Songeur Nada Kolundzija, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Washington D.C.
Valse Songeur Nada Kolundzija, Steinway Hall, New York, New York

July
Valse Songeur Nada Kolundzija, Rutman, Boston
Valse Songeur Nada Kolundzija, Volcano Arts Center, Hawaii
Five Studies on Two Untransposed Hexacords, Nada Kolundzija, Guarnerius Hall, Belgrade, Serbia

July-August
Study in England, research at the British Library

September
Douglas Masex, saxophonist's new CD release includes performance of SAXSONG for alto Saxophone composed for him in 2003.


2007

Performances

February 17 & 18: Guest of CUBE'S "Sounding the Sacred" for two Performances of "FRAGMENTS from AUGUSTINE THE SAINT" at Columbia College Concert Hall, Chicago, and Lutheran School of Theology Augustana Chapel, Chicago, Illinois. With Kenneth Gayle, Tenor; Philip Morehead, conductor; Paul Hurst, Harp; Patricia Morehead, oboe/English horn; Vance Okraszewski, percussion; Rebecca Toon, director.

March 7: "SPHERES" (realized on the Fairlight Computer Music System) IAWM ELECTRONIC MUSIC CONCERT AT Athena Festival, Murray State University Performing Arts Hall, Murray, Kentucky.

April 14-May 7: Tour of Eastern Europe with Les Amis Ensemble of Canada (Michael Pepa, Artistic Director), (April 18-30 in and out of Zagreb Festival),

April 23-24, Sofia and Pernik Bulgaria

April 26, "FIVE STUDIES on TWO UNTRANSPOSED HEXACHORDS", Guarnerius Center Belgrade, Serbia, Nada Kolundzija, piano

April 28, "FIVE STUDIES on TWO UNTRANSPOSED HEXACHORDS", Mimara Museum, Zagreb, Croatia for the 24th Music biennale International Festival of Contemporary Music; Nada Kolundzija, piano

May 1, Sibiu Romania; and Vienna, Austria.

May 2-3, George Enescu Hall, Enescu Palace, Bucharest Romania.

Prizes, Honors, Etc.


April 16, Interview/Picture in Zagreb for the Croatian Journal GRAZIA Article pgs.36-38.

Additional Remarks

March, Adjudicator Music Teachers Association California COMPOSERS TODAY and YOUNG COMPOSERS Competition.

October, Four Lectures for Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra UPBEAT LIVE Lecturer for Sibelius Unbound Series - “POHJOLA'S DAUGHTER”, and Symphony Nos. 1 & 3


2008

Performances

January 7-12, Rehearsals, Lectures and Performance for my 80th birthday on- January 11, "MASK OF ELEANOR" opera performed at CSUStanislaus in Snieder Music Hall, Turlock, California. With Deborah Kavasch, soprano; silent stage monks, crusaders, etc: Marcio de Oliveiro, Max Hosmer, Liverty Pierce, Carol Smelzer, Julie Blickenstaff, Jared Pierce. Orchestral score reaized on Fairlight Computer Music System; Beverly Grigsby, choreography.

April 16-24, Beijing International Congress on Women in Music. April 20, TRIO for Piano, Violin, Clarinet at Chinese Conservatory of Music Recital Hall, Beijing, China, Deon Price, Piano, Cai Bohui, Violin, Berkeley Price, Clarinet.

May 14-20 Rehearsals, May 21-22, Opera "FRAGMENTS from AUSGUSTINE THE SAINT", Rothko Chapel, Houston, Texas. With Kenneth Gayle, tenor as Augustine; Lauren Anderson, former prima ballerina of the Houston Ballet as the Divine Feminine (and the subconscious mind of the Saint); Jacob Sustaita, Conductor; Paul Hurst, Harp; Elizabeth Priestly, oboe/ English horn; Craig Hauschildt, percussion; Victor Kendall, choreography.

June 22, Trio, NACUSA 75th Anniversay Celebration Series. Contrapuntal Hall, Los Angeles. With Deon Price, piano; Nancy Roth, violin; Berkeley Price, clarinet.

Prizes, Honors, Etc.


MEET the COMPOSER GRANT for MASK of ELEANOR Performance January 11. Honored Guest at CSUNS.

April 16-24, Honored Guest at Chinese Consevatory of Music for Performance, Lecture and Interviews. Interviews/Picture and articles in Chinese Journal REVIEW (Picture on cover of Peoples Music) 2008; also large article and picture in SYMPHONY WORLD, 2008.

May 19, Interview at KUHF Houston Public Radio for “FRAGMENTS.” The station was a Media Sponsor for the two productions of “FRAGMENTS.” Honored Guest for Production.

Additional Remarks

April, Adjudicator MTAC COMPOSERS TODAY Competition

May, Four Lectures for Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra UPBEAT LIVE Lecturer for Messiaen's “OISEAUX EXOTIQUES” and “PETITES ESQUISSES d'OISEAUX,” Beethoven' Symphony No.3 "EROICA"


2009

Performances

February 14, "SHAKTI II", NACUSA, Los Angeles Chapter Valentine's Day Musical, Culver City, Los Angeles. With Deborah Kavasch, soprano; orchestra and chorus on the Fairlight. Recorded Performance (CD: The Music of Beverly Grigsby-classisconline.com)

March 12, "FIVE STUDIES ON TWO UNTRANSPOSED HEXACHORDS", Women, Music and the 21st Century. Athena Festival VI, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky. Dr. Rebecca Sorley, piano.

September 17, Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Mu Phi Epsilon, Los Angeles Alumni Chapter Award Program. Nancy Roth, Violin; Berkeley Price, Clarinet; Paul Hurst, Piano. Recorded Performance (CD: The Music of Beverly Grigsby- classisconline.com)

Additional Remarks

April, Adjudicator MTAC COMPOSERS TODAY Competition


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