Faculty in Action

Podcast Interviews

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, guest on The Early American Brass Band Podcast, Episode 32, January 2021.

Presentations

  • Timothy M. Altman, Fulbright U.S. Scholar (State Department), Invited to be part of a Panel for Panel Discussion “American Jazz: Past, Present, and Future” for Foreign Fulbright students, invited Feb. 1, panel presentation March 24, 2021. 
  • Joshua Kalin Busman, “Spotify Thy Name: Worship and Affect in the Age of Playlists,” Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford, UK*, July 2021 (*converted to virtual meeting due to COVID-19)
  • Joshua Kalin Busman, “‘Grow a beard and be somebody’: Disavowal and Vector Space at Rocketown, Nashville,” International Association for the Study of Popular Music – US Branch, Ann Arbor, MI*, May 2021 (*converted to virtual meeting due to COVID-19)
  • Joshua Kalin Busman, “‘Why Is There A Worship Team Instead Of Just A Stereo?’: Evangelical Worship as Vanishing Act,” Society for Ethnomusicology, Ottawa, ON*, October 2020 (*converted to virtual meeting due to COVID-19)
  • Joshua Kalin Busman, “‘I Don’t Think That They Could Ever Hold A Candle To Passion’: Megachurch Acoustemology and Networks of Local Worship,” Worship and the Megachurch Conference, Birmingham, UK*, October 2020 (*converted to virtual meeting due to COVID-19)
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Guest Clinician, UNC Wilmington, Diversity in Music History, via Zoom, February 2021.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Guest Clinician, Fulham Brass Band of London, Listening to 124 Years of Brass Performance by Women, via Zoom, February 2021.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Guest Clinician, UNC Chapel Hill, Low Brass Music Performance Seminar Class, via Zoom, March 2021.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Clinician, UNC Pembroke Honor Band, Euphonium Seminar Class, via Zoom, March 2021.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Clinician, UNC Pembroke Honor Band, Tuba Seminar Class, via Zoom, March 2021.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Guest Clinician, West Chester University, Low Brass Performance Seminar Class, via Zoom, March 2021.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Guest Clinician, Southern Illinois University, Low Brass Performance Seminar Class, via Zoom, March 2021.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Guest Clinician, University of Northern Iowa, Low Brass Performance Seminar Class, via Zoom, March 2021.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Presenter, UNC Pembroke, Women’s History Month Seminar for Women’s Health Fair, via Zoom, March 2021.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Guest Clinician, All-County Band, Broward County, Florida, via Zoom, March 2021.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Guest Clinician, University of Houston, Low Brass Performance Class, via Zoom, November 2020.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Guest Clinician, Kent State University, Wind Ensemble and Concert Bands, via Zoom, November 2020.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Guest Clinician, Appalachian State University, Instrumental Music Performance Seminar Class, via Zoom, November 2020.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Guest Clinician, Calgary School District, presented four Instrumental Music Performance Seminar Classes, via Zoom, January 2021.
  • Aaron Vandermeer presented a masterclass “Blues Improvisation” at the 10th Annual UNCP Honor Jazz Festival, March 2021. Converted to a Virtual Format
  • Aaron Vandermeer presented a seminar “History of Jazz (in 40 Minutes)” at the 10th Annual UNCP Honor Jazz Festival, March 2021. Converted to a Virtual Format
  • Aaron Vandermeer was a featured panelist at the Interfolio webinar "How Modern Universities Manage Faculty Evaluations,” March 2021. 

Professional Services

  • Timothy M. Altman, Completed a Technical Review for 2021-2022 Fulbright Egyptian Scholar Program – Music, Dec. 2020. 
  • Katherine DeFiglio, served as a master class clinician and adjudicator for The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Mid-Atlantic Regionals Virtual Student Auditions. March, 2021.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, served as a Peer Reviewer for An Illustrated Dictionary for the Modern Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba Player by Doug Yeo, for publication by Rowman and Littlefield, March 2021.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, elected as Secretary and appointed to the Board of Directors of the Historic Brass Society, November 2020.
  • José Rivera has been elected as NC ACDA's new President-Elect, with a term beginning on July 1. José's term of office as President-Elect runs for two years, after which he will move into the role of President.
  • Mark Tollefsen, served as a judge for the Raleigh Piano Teachers Association’s 2021 Virtual Young Artist Auditions, March 2021.

  • Mark Tollefsen, served as a Senior B judge for the State Division Piano Performance Festival of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association, March 2021.

  • Aaron Vandermeer, Founding Director and Coordinator, 10th Annual UNCP Honor Jazz Festival. 50 high school students from 17 different high schools participating.  March 2021. Converted to Virtual Format.

Publications

  • Joshua Kalin Busman,“‘Grow a Beard and Be Somebody’: Disavowal and Vector Space at Rocketown, Nashville.” In Christian Punk: Identity and Performance, Ibrahim Abraham, ed. (New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020). https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/christian-punk-9781350094802/ 
  • Joshua Kalin Busman, “Amateurism-without-Amateurishness, or Authenticity as Vanishing Act in Evangelical Worship Music.” In Ethics and Christian Musicking, Mark Porter and Nathan Myrick, eds. (New York, NY: Routledge Press, 2021). https://www.routledge.com/Ethics-and-Christian-Musicking/Myrick-Porter/p/book/9780367431488 
  • Joshua Kalin Busman, “Worshipping ‘With Everything’: Musical Analysis and Congregational Worship.” In Studying Congregational Music: Key Issues, Methods, and Theoretical Perspectives, Monique Ingalls, Jeffers Englehardt, and Andrew Mall, eds. (New York, NY: Routledge Press, 2021). https://www.routledge.com/Studying-Congregational-Music-Key-Issues-Methods-and-Theoretical-Perspectives/Mall-Engelhardt-Ingalls/p/book/9781138588875 
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, “President’s Message," International Women’s Brass Conference Winter Newsletter, Vol. 30, No. 1, January 2021.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, “A Minimum of Fanfare: Women’s Military Bands During WW2,” International Women’s Brass Conference Winter Newsletter, Vol. 30, No. 1, January 2021.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, “New Music for Vibraphone: Mara Helmuth’s Onsen: Hot Springs and Christian Wolff’s Vibraphonist.” Percussive Notes, Vol. 59, No. 1, February 2021, 17-21.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, music reviewer for Percussive Notes. August 2020 – present.  
  • Joseph Van Hassel, CD Release, “At Seventy: The Percussion Music of Stuart Saunders Smith” released on Chen Li Music, December 2020.

Scholarship

  • Timothy M. Altman, Performed Solo trumpet part to Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City” with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, online release, January 15, 2021. 
  • Joshua Kalin BusmanBeethoven 250th at the Fayetteville Symphony, in conversation with Music Director Stefan Sanders, December 15, 2020, https://fb.watch/3zKQNvcRoj/
  • Joshua Kalin Busman, “History Corner with Dr. B,” Adventures with Arthur, Season 2, https://fb.watch/3zK-iOdWLz/
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, composed or arranged three of the eleven works chosen by the International Tuba Euphonium Association for the International Solo Competition 2021, for presentation at the upcoming virtual festival. March 2021.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Virtual Solo Performance, ElevenTwelve for Solo Tuba and Electronics composed by Joanna Hersey, presented via YouTube, March 2021.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Virtual Chamber Performance, Music by Women Festival, Rejoice, rejoice by Lelia Naylor Morris, arranged by Joanna Hersey, via YouTube, March 2021.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Virtual Solo Performance, Greening Branch by Hildegard von Bingen arranged by Joanna Hersey, with Drs. Deanna Swoboda and David Earll, for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, via Zoom, April 2021.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, The International Women’s Brass Conference Holiday Brass Ensemble, Baltimore, Maryland, Live Video Recording. December 2020.

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, live performance at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church for a livestream service, Laurinburg, NC, December 2020.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, live performance at St. Luke United Methodist Church, Sanford, NC, December 2020.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Virtual TubaChristmas Video series release, North Carolina Tuba Consortium, four videos recorded for concert release, December 2020.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Virtual TubaChristmas Video series release, International Tuba Euphonium Conference with James Gourlay, December 2020.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Virtual TubaChristmas Video series release, International Tuba Euphonium Conference with Gail Robertson, December 2020.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist, performance at First United Methodist Church, Laurinburg, NC. November 2020. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist, solo performance at First Baptist Church, Laurinburg, NC. December 2020. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist, solo video performance at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, NC. December 2020.