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Faculty Member, Student Receive UCM Learning to a Greater Degree -

Faculty Member, Student Receive UCM Learning to a Greater Degree -

Faculty Member, Student Receive UCM Learning to a Greater Degree -

Posted: 28 Oct 2020 10:13 AM PDT

Setting an example for others to emulate, Ken Bias professor and coordinator of the physical education program, and Richard (Joey) Carter, a junior music education major from Blue Springs, Mo., were recognized as recipients of the University of Central Missouri's Learning to a Greater Degree Award (LTAGD) when the Board of Governors met on campus Oct. 22.

Learning to a Greater Degree conveys the essence of UCM as an institution which promises students the opportunity to experience engaged learning, future-focused academics, a worldly perspective and a culture of service. Members of the UCM community who are nominated for LTAGD awards support these reasons to believe and give life to these promises. Individuals recognized are honored publicly by the governing board and have their names added to a plaque displayed in the lobby of the Administration Building.

Susan Smedley, vice president for integrated marketing and communications, announced the award winners and provided information during the board meeting about why these recipients were selected. One award is presented each semester to both a faculty member and a student, but due to the pandemic, the 2020 spring semester awards presentation initially set for April was postponed until this semester.

Bias was nominated by a fellow faculty member, and is an excellent example of demonstrated engaged learning, and future-focused academics, while promoting a culture of service, Smedley said. He is committed to providing future-focused and engaging learning opportunities for students so they can become successful educators and coaches.

As program coordinator, he has developed two additional options for the PE major in order to better meet the needs of UCM's undergraduate students. He has taken the lead in launching an additional emphasis option to the online master's degree program, and is focused on improving the student experience.

The nomination letter for Bias notes, "There is rarely a week that goes by he is not pitching a new and innovative idea about how to keep our programs current in best-practice and relevant in our field."

Bias tries new strategies and new technologies to increase student interest and engagement, Smedley said. He includes various impactful experiences to his students so they are prepared for the challenges they will face as educators. One example is his "wheel-chair" simulation in his Adapted Physical Education class. This simulation aims to provide perspective to able-bodied students concerning individuals with physical exceptionalities. The all-day simulation has a strong impact on students and is something they often refer back to when reflecting on their time in his class.

His nominator stated that Bias "is a great leader and a wonderful mentor. As a junior faculty member, I have learned so much from him through his words and his actions. He has great rapport with students and genuinely cares about each person who walks through his door, which is inevitably always open. To put it simply, he fully exemplifies UCM's four reasons to believe."

A graduate of Blue Springs South High School, Carter is committed to engaged learning and a culture of service, and is well-known for helping out others. He is often called upon to play as an accompanist in other students' music recitals. He is also "talented and versatile and is able to take on whatever instrument may be needed," Smedley said.

Carter is a student worker in UCM Music and the individual who nominated him stated he has been an immense help with her transition into the department. She states that he is a dedicated student with a wonderful disposition. Carter takes on tasks no matter how big or small. He has taken his learning outside of the classroom by adding hands-on experiences. He worked as the marching band assistant for the Pleasant Hill marching band this academic year, participated in the pit orchestra for the "Hairspray" musical at UCM, is a member of the symphonic band, and worked with music faculty to create original music arrangements for the President's Gala and other concerts and recitals. Carter aspires to become a band director in a school district, or work with students teaching the love of music and learning.

Carter's nominator stated he "embraces all people with whom he comes in contact. He encourages others to excel and expand their abilities. He is an enthusiastic supporter of all. He is one of the nicest, kindest, most giving people; liked and respected by all who know him."

Find out more about this award and how a UCM education allows students to experience learning to a greater degree by visiting

The information in this article was provided by Jeff Murphy, Assistant Director for Media Relations Integrated Marketing and Communications with Central Missouri State University.

10 Classical Concerts to Stream in November - The New York Times

Posted: 28 Oct 2020 07:00 AM PDT

With many opera houses and concert halls still closed by the coronavirus pandemic for months to come, the musical action has moved online. That's been the case since March, of course — but as the weather cools and outdoor presentations grow more difficult, artists and institutions are creating digital presentations with more care and intention.

There is a flood of offerings out there. Here are 10 highlights from what's coming in November. (Times listed are Eastern.)

Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.;; available until 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 2.

Mere hours before Election Day comes a reflection on the slow, halting pace of political progress: Philip Glass's "Satyagraha," captured on video in 2011 and one of the Met's finest shows this century. Mr. Glass's arpeggiating, unhurried score, with a sung Sanskrit text drawn from the Bhagavad Gita, evokes Gandhi's early activism in South Africa and his development of a philosophy of nonviolent resistance. Phelim McDermott's staging combines homespun visual wit and wonder, playing especially on imagery of the newspaper Indian Opinion, with sequences of soaring poignancy and one of the great final scenes in all opera. ZACHARY WOOLFE

Credit...Michelle V. Agins for The New York Times

Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.;; available through Nov. 22.

During a concert of his works last year at the Miller Theater in New York, the composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey, who has little patience with distinctions between genres and styles, described his artistic goal as working toward a model of "music that perpetuates itself." A new Sorey piece for violin and orchestra, "For Marcos Balter," receives its premiere during a 45-minute livestream from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, featuring the brilliant violinist Jennifer Koh and the conductor Xian Zhang. Florence Price's "Five Folksongs in Counterpoint," arrangements of spirituals for string quartet, opens the program. ANTHONY TOMMASINI

Nov. 12, 8 p.m.;; available indefinitely.

The resident pianist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars ensemble, Ms. Chow has performed works by some of the most venerable living composers, including Steve Reich and Meredith Monk. But her 2016 solo album "A O R T A" demonstrated that she also has good taste in up-and-coming artists. That track record is a reason to tune into Ms. Chow's premiere of Cassie Wieland's "HYMN." A commission from the Brooklyn venue Roulette, this piano-plus-electronics piece is part of a livestreamed program of compositions by Ms. Wieland. SETH COLTER WALLS

Nov. 13, 8 p.m.;; available indefinitely.

The composer Frederic Rzewski has long been inspired by protest music. That tradition continues with Thomas Kotcheff's recording of his new series of piano pieces, "Songs of Insurrection," on the Coviello Contemporary imprint. To celebrate the release, Mr. Kotcheff will play select movements from the work on this livestreamed concert, alongside a piece by Jordan Nelson. A keyboardist of no small renown himself, Mr. Rzewski has hailed Mr. Kotcheff's recording as "magnificent" — singling out his handling of the improvisatory options embedded in the composition. SETH COLTER WALLS

Nov. 14, 8 p.m.;; available through Nov. 29.

A young widow, cynical about love, keeps receiving letters and gifts from an unknown man expressing his passion for her. That's the setup for "The Anonymous Lover," a 1740 chamber opera by the polymathic composer Joseph Boulogne, also known as Chevalier de Saint-Georges, whose rich musical accomplishments are finally gaining more attention. Los Angeles Opera streams a production performed by socially distanced singers and instrumentalists. James Conlon, the company's music director, conducts. ANTHONY TOMMASINI

Credit...Kristen Loken

Nov. 14, 10 p.m.;; available indefinitely.

Orchestral music wasn't written to be presented the way it has been in online streams (of varying quality) during the pandemic. But the industry is beginning to adapt, with new works written for the internet. That's how Esa-Pekka Salonen is starting his tenure as the San Francisco Symphony's new music director: with the premiere of Nico Muhly's "Throughline," which was composed so specifically for a virtual medium that it wouldn't work in live performance. The program also includes pieces, more traditionally recorded, by Ellen Reid, Kev Choice, John Adams and — lest you forget his 250th birthday — Beethoven. JOSHUA BARONE

Nov. 15, 3 p.m.;; available indefinitely.

The pandemic has caused the quadrennial Cliburn International Piano Competition to be moved from next June to 2022. But its organizers are providing some intriguing online content, including previously broadcast competition programs and Cliburn Masterpiece, a series exploring one work at a time. While these hew toward the standards, Nov. 15 brings a discussion and performance of Carl Vine's 1990 Sonata No. 1, a thorny, finger-busting, thoroughly satisfying piece; Mr. Vine and the pianist Steven Lin, a Cliburn award winner in 2013, are in the house. ZACHARY WOOLFE

Nov. 19, 10:30 p.m.;; available through Nov. 26.

Declare November the month of Tyshawn Sorey. Not even two weeks after hearing the premiere, from Detroit, of his violin concerto "For Marcos Balter," travel — virtually, of course — to Seattle for another new work of his: "For Roscoe Mitchell," for cello and orchestra. The soloist is Seth Parker Woods, and David Robertson conducts this enterprising ensemble in a livestreamed program that also includes Brett Dean's "Testament" and Beethoven's Fourth Symphony. ZACHARY WOOLFE

Credit...via Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Nov. 21, 8 p.m.;; available through Dec. 12.

The conductor Louis Langrée has a strong track record in the music of Schubert, whose "Unfinished" Symphony anchors this program. But this conductor and his orchestra will also branch out, performing a piece by Julia Perry ("Homunculus C.F.") as well as the Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Davis's "You Have the Right to Remain Silent." This work, with its sardonic invocation of the Miranda warning, has been memorably recorded by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Cincinnati's performance boasts the acclaimed clarinetist Anthony McGill, of the New York Philharmonic, as one of the featured soloists. SETH COLTER WALLS

Nov. 30, 2:30 p.m.;; available through Dec. 30.

Few artists, if any, have played more livestreams this year than the pianist Igor Levit. In the early days of the pandemic he started broadcasting short programs from his apartment in Berlin. In the end there were more than 50 — recorded, unfortunately, with the blurry video and tinny sound of a smartphone. He occasionally dipped into studios for more official events, and their equipment better reflected his gifts for color and long phrasing. Thankfully he'll be in a similar environment for this recital at Wigmore Hall with the cellist Julia Hagen, featuring sonatas by Debussy and Beethoven, as well as Busoni's sprawling, Bach-inspired solo "Fantasia Contrappuntistica." JOSHUA BARONE


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