“[Hersey’s] playing was quite wonderful…like the compelling exhibition of an unusual and endangered bird.”
– Austin Statesman Newspaper
UNCP Music Professor Honored with International Composition Award
Originally posted on UNCP.edu
Dr. Joanna Hersey, professor of music and associate dean of Student Success and Curriculum for the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC Pembroke, was honored at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference held May 29-June 3 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
The International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA) celebrated the organization’s 50th anniversary with a week of concerts, student competitions, masterclasses and historical presentations. Participants gathered from across the world, joined by local educators, students, community members and a variety of exhibitors showcasing instrument design and new music.
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“As a composer, the vastness and diversity of your albums O quam mirabilis and Zigzags have expanded my idea of how the tuba can sound and what can be written for tuba. Your work has encouraged me to write what I hear for tuba and to place no limits on the musicality the tuba can achieve.”
– Charles J. Lumar II