For in-school presentations, clinics, sectionals, rehearsing, guest conducting by University music department faculty, contact:
Gary Brandes, Bands and Low Brass; Jim Widner, Jazz Band and Combo, Jazz Bass; James Henry, Choral; Matt Henry, Percussion and Ethnic Percussion; Kurt Baldwin, Orchestra and Strings; Gary Brandes, Bands; Phil Dunlap, Business and Fine Arts; Dr. Stella Markou, voice and opera; Dr. Lisa Blackmore, trumpet; Roger Davenport, trombone; Adrianne Honnold, saxophone; Jeanine York-Garesche, clarinet; Paula Kasica, flute; Gail Fleming, elementary school general and choral music.
Other music faculty, e.g., theory, history, keyboards, guitar, harp…may also be able to schedule in-school presentations on requested topics.
To reach a particular member of the music faculty, please call Jessica Flannigan in the Music Department office, 314-516-5980 or go to the UMSL link under Participating Agencies, type in Music Department (upper left), click on Faculty, click on the name. An email address and/or telephone number will appear at the end of each faculty bio. For additional information, please contact Michael Smith at 314-516-5365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The above faculty services may require some funding by the Collaborative and must be approved in advance by Collaborative Director, Dr. Michael V. Smith.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Fine and Performing Arts, Dr. Barbara Harbach, Director, and Professor Gary Brandes, Chair of the Department of Music, annually hosts and produces Des Lee Showcase events both on and off campus, Lunch and Learn sessions, and the E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative High School Music Festival (choir, orchestra, symphonic band), Anheuser-Busch Hall, Touhill Performing Arts Center; and the Middle School Music Festival (choir, orchestra, concert band), in the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill Performing Arts Center. The culminating concerts of these all-day festivals are free and open to the public.