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Billy Joel at UM

Billy Joel, Stories with Song

Billy Joel, the ‘Piano Man,’ Mixes Stories with Song during University of Miami Appearance at the BankUnited Center

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Chung Park, DMA, Instrumental Conducting 2008

Chung currently serves as Music Director of the Idaho State Civic Symphony in Pocatello, Idaho and Assistant Professor of Upper Strings at Idaho State University.  He is also Music Director and Conductor of Project Copernicus, a large chamber ensemble dedicated to performing music by living composers that has received wide critical acclaim. www.chungpark.com

Bruce Kiesling DMA, Instrumental Conducting 2007

Bruce recently began his tenure as Music Director and Conductor of the Tulare County Symphony. In September of this year, Bruce was named conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) program at the EXPO Center. His first undertaking there was to prepare the orchestra for a debut appearance at the Hollywood Bowl where they appeared with the LA Phil’s new Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. www.brucekiesling.com

David Bebe, DMA in Cello Performance, Cognate Instrumental Conducting 2009

David is a faculty member at the College of Saint Rose where he serves as the Director of the Saint Rose String Program, Conductor of the Saint Rose Orchestra, and Cello Instructor. David has served as Associate Conductor for the Frost Symphony Orchestra, Conductor for the Clarke Chamber Players, and as the Broward Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor in the spring of 2009.

Shawn D. Vondran, DMA Instrumental Conducting 2009

Shawn was recently been appointed as the Associate Director of Bands at the Western Illinois University School of Music. His responsibilities at WIU include conducting the Concert Band and University Band, directing the “Marching Leathernecks,” as well as teaching instrumental conducting and other courses within the undergraduate music education curriculum.