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Spring band concert to feature Linfield seniors

Linfield BandsThe Linfield College Concert Band will present its spring concert, “Element,” Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

Under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music and director of instrumental activities, the concert band will perform a variety of pieces including music from “The Incredibles.” The spring concert theme, “Elements,” includes a petite symphony with four movements called Air, Water, Earth and Fire. “Elements” is by contemporary composer and music educator, Brian Balmages. “The Lark in the Clear Air” by Clifton Taylor features senior Zoe Rozzi on the flute and sophomore Amanda Pierce on the flugelhorn. The concert will also include pieces by Richard Meyer, Donald I. Moore and Michael Giacchino.

The concert band is an instrumental ensemble made up of approximately 45 students and community members who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Student performers are both music majors and non-majors who wish to keep music in their lives.

“Music is my universal language at Linfield. We are all so different, yet we have so much in common, our love for music and the joy we put into making it,” said Rozzi.

Recognition will be given to graduating seniors Rozzi, flute; Beth Turner, flute; Amy Cunningham, bass clarinet; Renae Marble, alto saxophone; and Nao Okumura, tenor saxophone.

Paddock is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University. Paddock received the Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Performer’s Certificate. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Norway, and studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. Paddock has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. She is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon and holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference and Oregon Band Directors Association, among others. She is currently a Fulbright Senior Specialist candidate for the Council of International Exchange Scholars.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.