Faculty in Action

Podcast Interviews

  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Podcast release, Bold as Brass with Melissa Brown, November 7, 2021.
  • 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, Masterclass on Brass Instrument Playing Technique, Cape Fear Community College, Castle Hayne, NC, November 3, 2021. Virtual Format.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Masterclass on the Music Business, Allen University, Columbia, SC, October 18, 2021. Virtual Format.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Darkwater Performer Panel Discussion via Webex, Inclusive Programming, September 24, 2021. Virtual Format.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Virtual Discussion and Presentation, “The Historic Brass Society” at the International Horn Society 2021 International Conference, August 2021. Presented via Zoom.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Virtual Discussion and Presentation, “The Historic Brass Society” at the International Trumpet Guild 2021 International Conference, June 2021. Presented via Zoom. 
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, served as Moderator for the Historic Brass Society’s Virtual Early Brass Symposium, May 2021. Presented via Zoom. 
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, served as Panel Moderator for “Giants of Brass Performance” for the International Women’s Brass Conference Mentorship Program, and presented a lecture “Resume and CV Advice for the Young Musician” May 2021. Presented via Zoom. 
  • 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, Calgary School District, presented four Instrumental Music Performance Seminar Classes, via Zoom, January 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.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, presented “Middle and High School Percussion Ensemble Music” at the North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference in Winston-Salem, NC. November 2022.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, presented "Concert Percussion Tips for Music Educators" at the North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference in Winston-Salem, NC. November 2021.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, panel discussion participant at the Darkwater Festival at UNC-Pembroke in Pembroke, NC. September 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, Conducted technical reviews of applications for 2023-2024 Fulbright Egyptian Student Program for the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt. August 4, 2022.
  • Timothy M. Altman, served on the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina Symphony (Raleigh, NC). June 14, 2022.
  • Timothy M. Altman, took two UNCP students to the International Trumpet Guild conference in San Antonio, Texas. June 1-4, 2022.
  • Timothy M. Altman, presented scholarship from Moore County Concert Band to student at Union Pines High School band banquet (following their band concert). May 12, 2022.
  • Timothy M. Altman, adjudicated (part of panel) for Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra auditions. May 15, 2022.
  • Timothy M. Altman, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Peer Review Committee, October 2021. 
  • Timothy M. Altman, judge for marching band competition (at Union Pines HS) in Vass, NC, October 2021. 
  • Larry Arnold, guest pianist at Manly Presbyterian Church. Pinehurst, NC. October 2021.
  • Larry Arnold, guest pianist at Manly Presbyterian Church. Pinehurst, NC. September 2021.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey served as a Peer Reviewer for An Illustrated Dictionary for the Modern Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba Player by Doug Yeo, published by Rowman and Littlefield, October 2021.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey served as a Peer Reviewer for “Assessment of the Robustness of a Color Monitoring Chart Calibration Method for Crowdsourcing-Based Preventative Conservation,” by Barbero-Álvarez et. al, in Applied Sciences, October 2021.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey served as a Tuba Solo Performance Judge for the Leonard Falcone International Competition, held virtually. June 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 was interviewed by Kathy Lawton Brown for the Radio Arts Foundation (Classic 107.3), St. Louis, MO. October 2021.
  • Mark Tollefsen coordinated the MTNA competitions for the North Carolina Music Teachers Association. October 2021.
  • 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.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussion judge at the Union Pines High School Marching Band Competition. October 2022.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, President, North Carolina Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. September 2022 - present. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, Chair, Percussive Arts Society New Music/Research Committee. September 2022 - present. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, Chair, Percussive Arts Society New Music/Research Committee. November 2021 - present. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, Percussion Judge, Southeastern District of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association District Band Auditions (online). January 2022. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, Chair, Percussive Arts Society New Music/Research Committee. November 2021 - present. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussion judge at the Union Pines High School Marching Band Competition. October 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, “Welcome from the Membership Secretary,” Historic Brass Today, Vol. 1, October 2021. 4. 
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, “Helen May Butler and Cosmopolitan America, a Video Performance Review,” Historic Brass Today, Vol. 1, October 2021. 7.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, “Archive Corner,” Historic Brass Today, Vol. 1, October 2021. 10-11.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, “The Historic Brass Society Symposium in Review,” Historic Brass Today, Vol. 1, October 2021. 26-28. 
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, “Five Hundred Years of Low Brass: A Review of Doug Yeo’s Illustrated Dictionary of the Modern Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Player,” Historic Brass Today, Vol. 1, October 2021. 34.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, “A Conversation with Augusta Read Thomas” in Brass Legacy: The Art of Brass Chamber Music, Op. 3, Mvt. 3, Summer 2021. 
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, “A Pandemic-Proof Passion for Historic Brass” International Women’s Brass Conference Newsletter, Vol. 31, No. 2, Summer 2021.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, “President’s Message," International Women’s Brass Conference Newsletter, Vol. 31, No. 2, Summer 2021. 
  • 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, music reviewer for Percussive Notes. November 2021 – present. 
  • 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. September 2022 – present. 

Scholarship

  • Timothy M. Altman, conducted/directed the Moore County Concert Band in an outdoor performance. May 30, 2022.
  • Timothy M. Altman, conducted/directed the Fayetteville Youth Symphony Orchestra in their concert. May 22, 2022.
  • Timothy M. Altman, performed in concert as principal trumpet of the Carolina Philharmonic. May 22, 2022.
  • Timothy M. Altman, conducted one of the student jazz ensembles in the annual UNCP Honor Jazz Fest, also performed with the UNCP jazz ensemble and gave a trumpet masterclass. April 23, 2022. 
  • Timothy M. Altman, principal trumpet for Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra concert in Fayetteville, NC, October 2021. 
  • Timothy M. Altman, trumpet performance with brass quartet at Laurinburg Presbyterian church, October 2021. 
  • Timothy M. Altman, principal trumpet for Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra concert in Fayetteville, NC, September 2021.
  • Timothy M. Altman, principal trumpet for Carolina Philharmonic Brass Quintet concert in Pinehurst, NC, September 2021.
  • Timothy M. Altman, principal trumpet for Carolina Philharmonic concert in Pinehurst, NC, October 2021. 
  • Timothy M. Altman, Performed Solo trumpet part to Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City” with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, online release, January 15, 2021. 
  • Larry Arnold, bassist in “I’m Glad There is You: The Musical Romance of Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee,” Bradshaw Center for the Performing Arts. Pinehurst, NC. October 2021.
  • Larry Arnold, pianist, South Carolina Jazz Festival. Cheraw, SC. October 2021.
  • Larry Arnold, pianist in The Claude Bolling Project and French Art Songs for the Lafayette Society, Hay Street United Methodist Church. Fayetteville, NC. September 2021.
  • Larry Arnold, solo pianist, Carolina Dining Room, Carolina Hotel. Pinehurst, NC. August 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, The Camilla Polka Video Chamber Quartet Release, with Tom Burge via YouTube, October 2021. Virtual Format.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Chamber Music Recital, Darkwater Festival with Joseph Jefferson, presentation of diverse female composers, October 2021. Virtual Format.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Concert Performance with Michael Alsop, Winds/Brass Department Recital, Moore Hall Auditorium, September 2021.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, Performance and Ceremonial Support, Women’s Military Museum at Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, VA. This all-female military brass group to accompany a ceremony honoring women in the military was postponed due to Covid concerns. August 2021. Postponed to 2022.
  • Joanna Ross Hersey, World Premiere Performance with Kana Maderame, and Recital Chamber Performance with the North Carolina Tuba Consortium, International Tuba Euphonium Conference, presented by the International Tuba Euphonium Association, May, 2021. Presented via Zoom. 
  • 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.
  • Mark Tollefsen, “Celebrations.” Two-Piano Recital with Dr. Jae Won Kim (Music), University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC. October 2021.
  • Mark Tollefsen, “American Women: Two-Piano Works of the Past Three Decades.” Recital with Dr. Jae Won Kim (Music), Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN. October 2021.
  • Mark Tollefsen, “American Women: Two-Piano Works of the Past Three Decades.” Recital with Dr. Jae Won Kim (Music), Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. October 2021.
  • Mark Tollefsen, “American Women: Two-Piano Works of the Past Three Decades.” Recital with Dr. Jae Won Kim (Music), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. October 2021.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church Hymnsing in Laurinburg, NC. October 2022.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, timpanist for Carolina Philharmonic concert in Southern Pines, NC. October 2022. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist for Florence Symphony Orchestra concert in Florence, SC. October 2022.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist for Fayetteville Symphony Symphony concert in Fayetteville, NC. October 2022. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist for Fayetteville Symphony Symphony concert in Pembroke, NC. October 2022. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist for Long Bay Symphony concert in Myrtle Beach, SC. September 2022.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, timpanist for Fayetteville Symphony concert in Fayetteville, NC. July 2022. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, timpanist for Carolina Philharmonic concert in Southern Pines, NC. May 2022.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist for Long Bay Symphony concert in Columbia, SC. May 2022.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist for Long Bay Symphony concert in North Charleston, SC. April 2022.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, timpanist for Carolina Philharmonic Children’s Concert in Pinehurst, NC. April 2022. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist for Long Bay Symphony concert in Myrtle Beach, SC. April 2022.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, timpanist for Carolina Philharmonic concert in Southern Pines, NC. January 2022 (cancelled due to weather). 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, timpanist for Carolina Philharmonic concert in Southern Pines, NC. December 2021.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist at the Laurinburg First Baptist Church in Laurinburg, NC. December 2021.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussion performance at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, IN. November 2021. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist for Florence Symphony Orchestra concert in Florence, SC. November 2021.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church Hymnsing in Laurinburg, NC. October 2021.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, timpanist for Carolina Philharmonic concert in Southern Pines, NC. October 2021. 
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist for Florence Symphony Orchestra concert in Florence, SC. September 2021.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussion soloist at the Darkwater Festival at UNC-Pembroke in Pembroke, NC. September 2021.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, timpanist/percussionist for two recorded children’s concert performances with Carolina Philharmonic in Southern Pines, NC. April, 2021.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, timpanist for livestreamed Carolina Philharmonic concert in Southern Pines, NC. May, 2021.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist for Florence Symphony Orchestra concert in Florence, SC. June 2021.
  • Joseph Van Hassel, percussionist for Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra concert in Fayetteville, NC. July 2021.
  • 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. 
  • Aaron Vandermeer, performance with Sidecar Social Club on the North Carolina Symphony Summerfest series at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, NC. July 2022.
  • Aaron Vandermeer, facilitated four performances of UNCP Jazz Combo I, Pembroke, NC. Summer 2022.
  • Aaron Vandermeer, three performances of “Anything Goes” with Sandhills Repertory Theatre at the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center, Southern Pines, NC. June 2022.
  • Aaron Vandermeer, performance with UNCP Jazz Combo I at Faculty Appreciation Banquet, Pembroke, NC. May 2022.
  • Aaron Vandermeer, performance with UNCP Jazz Combo I at Fairgrove Elementary School, Fairmont, NC. May 2022.
  • Aaron Vandermeer, Director of the 12th Annual UNCP Honor Jazz Festival featuring Leroy Jones at GPAC, Pembroke, NC. April 2022.
  • Aaron Vandermeer, Director/Performer (piano). UNCP Jazz Combo I gave an invited performance at the South Carolina Jazz Festival. Cheraw, South Carolina, October 2021.
  • Aaron Vandermeer, Performance with UNCP Faculty/Student Jazz Quartet (trumpet) at the South Carolina Jazz Festival. Cheraw, South Carolina, October 2021.
  • Aaron Vandermeer, Jazz Quartet performance (trumpet) at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Aberdeen, August 2021. 
  • Aaron Vandermeer, Performance with Sidecar Social Club (trumpet) at “Come Sunday Jazz Brunch,” Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, Southern Pines, August 2021.