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April 30, 2010

The St. Joseph Music Foundation proudly presents Nick Charles in concert Tuesday, September 28, 2008, 7:00 pm.
Tickets are $ 10.00 advance, $ 12.00 at the door.
Also appearing will be National Flatpicking Champion, BJ Talley.

Benton Club Ballroom

402 N 7th
St. Joseph, MO.
816-232-6719

Tickets go on soon and will be available at Record Wearhouse or direct from the Foundation website by clicking here.

Australian born guitarist Nick Charles is invited to perform and present workshops at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas every year.

Nick Charles has been a performing and touring acoustic musician for over 25 years on the Australian and international acoustic music scene.

Averaging over 200 shows a year from Perth to Sydney and LA to Kansas City - including many major guitar, folk, blues and jazz festivals - the eclectic nature of Nick’s music continues to delight and captivate his audiences.

With five critically acclaimed albums to his credit and numerous awards, Nick is an artist who is in high demand for concert appearances and workshops. His musical influences are many and varied and include the seminal blues of Big Bill Broonzy and Blind Blake, the countrified picking of Doc Watson and Merle Travis and the infectious swing and melody of Django.

The prestigious Melbourne newspaper, “The Age”, has declared him “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots guitar” and Artstreams Magazine states emphatically he is “ the best picker on the scene”.

February 12, 2010

The Live magazine has a story titled "Artistic Impact". The article features several of the individuals and organizations who have made the largest impact on live music
in St. Joseph.
The Foundation is listed!

Click here to read the article.

December 17, 2009

Anthony Glise has announced his appointment to professorship at the University of Missouri, where he will develop a guitar program from the ground up.

You can read the NewsPress Article here.

July 5, 2009

Thank You to all who came out for "Music in the Park" on July 3.
The weather was wet but we had a great time!

Thanks to all the bands and volunteers!
You did a great job!

We are working on next year, Saturday, July 3, 2010.

 

May 5, 2010

SJMF Radio will be airing the five part series entitled "The Guitar in St. Joseph" beginning Monday, May 10, 2010.
Each part will air weekdays, Monday through Friday, at 1:00pm and again at 7:00pm.

On Saturday, May 15, the series will be broadcast in its entirety beginning at 8:00am.

The series will be re-broadcast in its entirety Sunday, May 16 beginning at 1:00pm for our European audience.

This program is a five-part series featuring performers that performed this year and have performed in the past at the St. Joseph International Guitar Festival and Competition.

This series is now available as Podcasts. Please check the Radio Page to download the podcasts.

For more information, please email us here or call the Foundation office at (816) 676-1112.

January 12, 2009

        Nick Baker, percussionist for The Nova Project, will be presenting his senior recital on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 2:30 pm.
The recital will be held at White Recital Hall, 4949 Cherry Street, in Kansas City, Missouri.
The recital is open to all and is free. The Nova Project will also be performing.
The program includes J.S. Bach/Davis: Prelude in C Major; Chopin/Rackipov: Preludes Nos. 4 and 6; Gauthreaux: American Suite; Sammut: Rotations; Baker: Snowdrift; Serry: Conversations; Chopin/Davis: Nocturne; Hollinden: Cold Pressed; Glise: The Creation/Fire
Click here for directions
.

January 12, 2009

                                      • • •  For Immediate Release • • •
Anthony Glise / The Nova Project on EQ Magazine’s “EQTV” —
 
Dear Friends,
            EQ Magazine - the most respected publication in the recording industry - is offering a series of 4, on-line Recording Lessons featuring Anthony Glise (“The Nova Project”), hosted by producer and EQ Magazine staff writer, Jeff Anderson at the following links:
            The free, on-line lessons address miking techniques when recording traditional classical instruments as used by the progressive rock group, The Nova Project (Anthony Glise, Jason Riley, James Kew & Nick Baker).
            Jeff Anderson, staff writer for EQ Magazine and owner of Sound Logic Studios, is producing one of the new Nova Project CDs, “The Nova Project - Unplugged,” slated for 2011 release.
            Anthony Glise was also recently interviewed by Anderson in EQ Magazine (8/07) alongside famed producers, Thomas Ransom, Michael Siefert (for Tori Amos), Alan Moulder (for Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Melissa Etheridge, etc.).
 
            Current Nova Project updates are at:
and
 
Sincerely,
The Aevia Group - Publicity                                                                                       
PO Box 7242
St. Joseph, MO 64507 — USA
European Management:
Bernard Hennebique                 
238, Boulevard Victor Hugo
F-59000 Lille — FRANCE         
télé : (33) 03 20 30 07 78
b.hennebique@wanadoo.fr                                        
Write to us at: aeviagroup@aol.com                      
© 2009-10 by the Aevia Group, Ltd. Permission granted for reprint in-whole or in-part.

November 19, 2008

        The St. Joseph Newspress has printed a front page article about the Foundation's radio station. For the story, click here.

November 3, 2008

        Tamara Glise, ex-St. Joseph resident leads library restoration. Click here for the story.

November 1, 2008

        The Foundation Radio Station is officially on-line. Check the Radio page for more information.

October 1, 2008

        The Foundation has moved into our new office! We are now in the Kirkpatrick Building, 620 Francis, Suite 219, St. Joseph, MO 64501.
Our phone number is (816) 676-1112.

September 15, 2008

        Sad news this week. Richard Wright, keyboard player, singer and songwriter
of Pink Floyd, has passed away after a short battle with cancer. Read the full story here:
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hwJgwW_t8GvldShCSEXAiibcNvCg


July 16, 2008

        The St, Joseph Music Foundation proudly presents Nick Charles in concert Saturday, September 20, 2008, 8:00 pm.
        Tickets are $ 10.00 advance, $ 12.00 at the door.
        Also appearing will be Marcus Words & Colby Walter and BJ Talley.

                                        Benton Club Ballroom
                                        402 N 7th
                                        St. Joseph, MO.
                                        816-232-6719

        Tickets go on sale August 8, 2008 and will be available at Record Wearhouse or direct from the Foundation website by clicking here.

        On Friday, September 19, 2008, Nick will be holding a Workshop at Cafe Acoustic. The Workshop is open to the public and admission is free. Donations will be accepted.
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        Nick Charles has been a performing and touring acoustic musician for over 25 years on the Australian and international acoustic music scene.

        Averaging over 200 shows a year from Perth to Sydney and LA to Kansas City - including many major guitar, folk, blues and jazz festivals - the eclectic nature of Nick’s music continues to delight and captivate his audiences.

        With five critically acclaimed albums to his credit and numerous awards, Nick is an artist who is in high demand for concert appearances and workshops. His musical influences are many and varied and include the seminal blues of Big Bill Broonzy and Blind Blake, the countrified picking of Doc Watson and Merle Travis and the infectious swing and melody of Django.

        The prestigious Melbourne newspaper, “The Age”, has declared him “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots guitar” and Artstreams Magazine states emphatically he is “ the best picker on the scene”.

        Australian born guitarist Nick Charles is invited to perform and present workshops at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas every year.

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        Listen to The St. Jude Rag  -  Down at the Emma Chase  -  In The Light
        For more sound clips, click here.


June 23, 2008

        Thank you to everyone! The SJMF Garage Sale held Sunday, June 22, 2008 was a great success.

May 27, 2008

        Sad news this week. Earle Hagen, composer and musican, has passed away.
Click here for the complete story.


May 14, 2008

        The St. Joseph Music Foundation will be having a Garage Sale on Sunday,
        June 22, 2008 at the FOP Hall at 3005 Pear in St Joseph. The sale will run
        Sunday only, 7:00am to 4:00pm. Clothes, appliances, furniture, household
        items of all types. Proceeds will be used to help support our Musical Minds
        program. There will be refreshments and live acoustic music throughout the
        day.
        Check the Events Page for more information.

May 10, 2008

        We have news of a couple exciting events coming up.

        July 12, Saturday, 12:00 to 4:00pm - Michael Angelo Batio - Lanham Music
          2401 N Belt Highway
          St. Joseph, Mo. 64506
          Phone: (816) 233-5142
          Toll Free: (800) 896-5142
          Open to the public and free!
          Check out the link.. http://www.lanhammusic.com/bboard.php

        October 3, Friday, 7:30pm - Tommy Emmanuel - Highland College
          Culbertson Auditorium
          Highland Community College
          600 West Main Street
          Highland, Kansas
          TICKETS GO ON SALE September 1, 2008

          Certainly one of the finest guitarists alive today.


        Dates are subject to change, of course, and we will post more information as we get it.

May 9, 2008

        The Foundation has been chosen as the third place winner in the "Joe Gives A Buck" fundraiser campaign! Thank you all for your votes!

May 8, 2008

        This evening, the St. Joseph Music Foundation received an award from the SJSD Special Olympians for our support of the Special Olympian program.

May 1, 2008


        The May issue of Mel Bay's Guitar Sessions is online now. The St. Joseph Music Foundation is the subject of the cover story.
        (Here is the link to the home page of the Mel Bay site.)

April 10, 2008

         St. Joseph man, Ed Pamir, stranded in Canada. Read the story here.
         And here.

         There is a new Music Site in town. Click here.

April 2, 2008

         The International Guitar Festival, held annually in St. Joseph, has been
         cancelled this year.

          Dear Friends,

          As founder and director of the St. Joseph International Guitar Festival & Competition I’m very sorry to announce that the
          festival will not take place this year as planned for May, 2008.

          There have been logistic issues in the time line for presenting the 2008 festival that have made it impossible to produce the
          festival this year at the level of professionalism that we have in the past.

          Rather than risk having the festival not live up to the tremendous reputation that we have developed internationally, it is
          necessary to cancel this year in hopes that the event can be relaunched in the future.

          I look forward to keep you apprised of further developments and I remain,

          With Best Regards,
          Anthony Glise,
          Director,
          St. Joseph International
          Guitar Festival & Competition

          Correspondence may be addressed to:
          Aevia Group, Ltd.
          attn: Anthony Glise, Festival
          PO Box 7242
          St. Joseph, MO 64507

        That sad news follows the announcement that St. Joseph was awarded the
          Missouri Arts Award for 2008. The Statewide Council Chairman Michael
        Vangel pointed to the International Guitar Festival at Missouri Western State
        University as an example of how art can define and unite a community.

        The Foundation is committed to doing everything within its power to ensure
        the Festival will return next year. Click here for the story.

March 13, 2008 - April 30, 2008

        On Thursday, March 13, Jay Kerner from the Regular Joe newspaper
        attended a regular meeting of the St. Joseph Music Foundation and
        announced that the Foundation has been chosen as one of the three finalists
        in their "Joe Gives A Buck" fundraiser campaign. Voting begins March 20
        and runs through April.

        Details are printed in the March 20 edition of "The Regular Joe".

        Donations are being taken at any Commerce Bank. Simply drive up or walk
        in (you can also mail it in) and tell them you wish to donate to the "Joe Gives
        A Buck" Campaign.
        Your donation will be deposited directly to a special account and you will
        receive a sticker for your donation. At the end of the campaign, the
        collection will be divided among the 3 finalists. The organization having the
        most votes will receive 70% of the donations, second place gets 20% and

        third place will get 10% of the donations.
         You can read about it here
.
        Please vote for the Foundation by clicking here.

        Voting ended on April 30.

April 17, 2008

        The St. Joseph Guitar Ensemble, the St. Joseph Guitar Quartet, soloists from
        the Missouri Western Guitar Program and the Missouri Western Rock
        Ensemble will be performing Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 7:00pm at
        Potter Hall on the Missouri Western University campus.  Admission is free.
        The fun will continue after the concert at Café Acoustic.


April 10, 2008

         St. Joseph man, Ed Pamir, stranded in Canada. Read the story here.
         And here.

         There is a new Music Site in town. Click here.

April 2, 2008

          
The April issue of The Compass is out and the featured musician is our friend Anthony Glise.

          In another story....

          Dear Friends,

          As founder and director of the St. Joseph International Guitar Festival & Competition I’m very sorry to announce that the
          festival will not take place this year as planned for May, 2008.

          There have been logistic issues in the time line for presenting the 2008 festival that have made it impossible to produce the
          festival this year at the level of professionalism that we have in the past.

          Rather than risk having the festival not live up to the tremendous reputation that we have developed internationally, it is
          necessary to cancel this year in hopes that the event can be relaunched in the future.

          I look forward to keep you apprised of further developments and I remain,

          With Best Regards,
          Anthony Glise,
          Director,
          St. Joseph International
          Guitar Festival & Competition

          Correspondence may be addressed to:
          Aevia Group, Ltd.
          attn: Anthony Glise, Festival
          PO Box 7242
          St. Joseph, MO 64507

        That sad news follows the announcement that St. Joseph was awarded the
          Missouri Arts Award for 2008. The Statewide Council Chairman Michael
        Vangel pointed to the International Guitar Festival at Missouri Western State
        University as an example of how art can define and unite a community.

        The Foundation is committed to doing everything within its power to ensure
        the Festival will return next year. Click here for the story.

March 28, 2008

            
GUITAR MASTERCLASS
            AT CAFE ACOUSTIC (ST. JOSEPH, MO)
            FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

            Re: Free Guitar Masterclass
            Café Acoustic (2605 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO)
            Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2008
            Time: 6:30 PM
            Professors: Anthony Glise (Missouri Western Guitar Faculty)
            Performers: Missouri Western Guitar Majors
            Free coaching also open to local guitarists (bring your own guitar)
            Sponsor: Café Acoustic
            Contact: Café Acoustic: (816) 671-1141
            Missouri Western Music Department: (816) 271-4420

            The public is invited to a free Guitar Masterclass at Café Acoustic, 2605 Frederick Ave., Wednesday, April 9, beginning at             6:30 PM, featuring guitar majors from the music department at Missouri Western State University.

            Local guitarists are also invited to bring their guitars and receive a free coaching. All ages and musical styles are welcome.             The Masterclass will be taught by Anthony Glise, who was the 2006 recipient of the Missouri Arts Council's award as             "Individual Artist of the Year," presented at the State Capital by Governor Matt Blunt.

            A Masterclass is an open music lesson where students perform for an audience and are then coached in front of the
            
audience by a professor on various musical subjects including technique, stage presence, anatomy, historical performance
            practice and musicianship as well as discussions on career development, management, recording and publishing contracts,
            
etc.

March 15, 2008

        
  
THE NOVA PROJECT has just been contracted as headliners for the international music festival,
          Nuits de Hautcombe August 9-10, held at the Abbey Hautcombe, on Lake Bourget near Lyon,
          France. The Abbey was founded in the 11th-Century and is the burial site of the last King of Savoy.

          The festival is sponsored by the Communauté de Chemin Neuf. [SEE: attached photo of the abbey].           Additional European Tour dates include Northern France, Belgium and Western Germany.
          The Nova Project is an avant-garde “classical prog” ensemble featuring Anthony Glise, Jason Riley           [guitars] James Kew [6-string electric ‘ cello] and Nick Baker [percussion].
          See also: http://www.myspace.com/thenovaproject1

March 2, 2008

        
  
Guitarist and bandleader Jeff Healey dies in Toronto hospital

          Following a lengthy struggle with cancer, Healey passes away on the eve of the release of a new blues rock           album (His First Blues Album in 8 Years)


          


          Jeff Healey, arguably one of the most distinctive guitar players of our time, died today (Sunday March 2) in St. Joseph’s           Hospital, Toronto. He was 41, and leaves his wife, Cristie, daughter Rachel (13) and son Derek (three), as well as his father
          and step-mother, Bud and Rose Healey, and sisters Laura and Linda.
          Funeral and memorial arrangements are pending.
          Robbed of his sight as a baby due to a rare form of cancer, retino blastoma, and he started to play guitar when he was
          three, holding the instrument unconventionally across his lap. He formed his first band at 17, but soon formed a trio which
          was named the Jeff Healey Band.
          After his appearance in the movie Road House, he was signed to Arista records, and in 1988 released the Grammy-          
          nominated album See the Light, which included a major hit single, Angel Eyes. He earned a Juno Award in 1990 as           
          Entertainer of the Year.
          Two more albums emerged on Arista, with lessening success as the ’90s passed. Various “best-of” and live packages were
          released, and he recorded two more rock albums, before turning to his real love, classic American jazz from the ’20s, ’30s
          and ’40s.
          By then, however, Healey was an internationally-known star who had played with dozens of musicians, including B.B. King
          and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and recorded with George Harrison. Mark Knopfler and the late blues legend, Jimmy Rogers.
          A family man with a three-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter he preferred to stay close to home. “I’ve traveled
          widely before — been there and done that,” he told friends, determined to avoid the lengthy, exhausting tours that marked
          his life in his twenties and early thirties.
          A long-running CBC Radio series saw him in the role of disc jockey — My Kinda Jazz was a staple for a while, but in
          recent years he had hosted a programme with a similar name on Jazz-FM in Toronto. A highlight of his broadcasts was
          always the use of rare — and rarely heard — music from his 30,000-plus collection of 78-rpm records.
          As his rock career wound down as the millennium came, he recorded a series of three album of early jazz, playing trumpet
          as well as acoustic guitar in a band he called Jeff Healey’s Jazz Wizards. The most recent was It’s Tight Like That, recorded
          live at Hugh’s Room in Toronto in 2005, with British jazz legend Chris Barber as guest star.
          At the time of his death he was about to see the release of his first rock/blues album in eight years, Mess of Blues, which is
          being released in Europe on March 20, and in Canada and the U.S. on April 22. The album was the result of a joint           
          agreement between the German label, Ruf Records, and Stony Plain, the independent Edmonton-based label that has
          released his three jazz CDs.
          Mess of Blues was recorded in studios in Toronto, with two cuts recorded at the Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse in Toronto and
          two at a concert in London England. The backup group on the upcoming CD — the Healey’s House Band — played with
          him regularly at the downtown Roadhouse, and at a previous club bearing his name in the Queen-Bathurst area.
          Early last year, Healey underwent surgery to remove cancerous tissue from his legs, and later from both lungs; aggressive
          radiation treatments and chemotherapy, however, failed to halt the spread of the disease.
          Despite his battle with cancer, he undertook frequent tours across Canada with both his blues-based band and his jazz
          group; he was set for a major tour in Germany and the U.K. and was to be a guest on the BBC’s famed Jools Holland
          Show in April.
          Remembered by his musicians — and his audiences — for his wry sense of humour as well as his musical playfulness,
          Healey was a unique musician who bridged different genres with ease and assurance.

February 28, 2008

          A message from Kathleen Holeman....

          A huge success - Thank you!

          The Ray Alburn Memorial Scholarship Fundraising Concert and Dance generated over $4800           so far!!!  Ray Alburn passed on June 1, 2007 .  As a tribute to Ray, we have started a scholarship fund           in his name.      
          If you  still wish to contribute, please write your check to:  Performing Arts Assoc. of St Joseph, and           put "Ray Alburn fund" in the memo field.  Mail it to: PAA, 719 Edmond, St Joseph MO 64501.

          Thanks for coming and helping a great cause!

February 16, 2008        

          The Nova Project will be performing at 9:00 PM on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Cafe Acoustic,           2605 Frederick, St. Joseph, MO, phone 816-671-1141.

          The Nova Project will perform contemporary music for classical, electric and improvising guitars           with 6-string electric 'cello and percussion from their CDs from AME Recordings (Lyon, France).

          Musicians for this concert are
          • Anthony Glise — classical guitarist / composer,
          • Jason Riley — electric / acoustic rock and jazz guitarist,
          • James Kew — 6-string electric 'cello,
          • Nick Baker — percussion.


                                        

February 15, 2008

          There is a new magazine in town called The Compass. It is dedicated to the artist and musician.
          You can read it online here.

February 12, 2008

          The Foundation received a nice "Thank You" letter this week from the Ray Alburn Memorial
          Scholarship Fund and the Performing Arts Association.

    

February 9, 2008

          A message from Mel Galley and his battle with cancer.

February 7, 2008

          Mel Galley battles cancer

          Mel Galley, the former Whitesnake/Trapeze guitarist, has been diagnosed with oesophagal cancer. As a result Galley's live           shows at the Tackeroo in Hednesford, Birmingham on March 28 and 29 have been cancelled.

          Galley recently issued the following statement:

          "It is with regret that I have to announce the postponement of my two shows scheduled for the end of March. This is due to           me having to undergo surgery to remove a tumour that has been found in my oesophagus. At this stage I have no other           details I can give as I am awaiting further tests.

          "I thought it best to be upfront and clear rather than just say 'personal circumstances' or something similar. All tickets already           purchased will remain valid for the rescheduled shows. I cannot say when they will be but I can assure you I intend to play           them.

          "I know there are several fans who have already booked flights and hotels and I hope you are able to obtain refunds, etc. If           there is any further news I will keep you informed. In the meantime my MySpace page and the Trapeze page will be looked           after by my webmaster so please continue to visit.

          "Messages and comments will be passed on to me. Thank you all for your support over the last 12 months."

January 29, 2008        

          The Nova Project will be performing at 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 7, 2008 at Cafe Acoustic,           2605 Frederick, St. Joseph, MO, phone 816-671-1141.

          The Nova Project will perform contemporary music for classical, electric and improvising guitars           with 6-string electric 'cello and percussion from their CDs from AME Recordings (Lyon, France).

          Musicians for this concert are
          • Anthony Glise — classical guitarist / composer,
          • Jason Riley — electric / acoustic rock and jazz guitarist,
          • James Kew — 6-string electric 'cello,
          • Nick Baker — percussion.

          The Nova Project will also be appearing in concert on Saturday, February 9, 2008,
          8:00 PM at Westport Coffee House, 4010 Pensylvania (Westport, Kansas City, MO).

January 28, 2008

          Airing on PBS.

Encore! with James Conlon

KCPTHD 647

Fri, Feb 1
2:00 PM

Being It or Playing It? HDTV
How the artist becomes one with the music. Also: Joyce Yang plays music by Liszt (“Gretchen am... more

Record with TiVo
VCR+: 6449

KTWU 11

Sun, Feb 3
4:30 AM

Being It or Playing It?
How the artist becomes one with the music. Also: Joyce Yang plays music by Liszt (“Gretchen am... more

Record with TiVo
VCR+: 45999

KCPT 21

Sun, Feb 3
4:30 AM

Being It or Playing It?
How the artist becomes one with the music. Also: Joyce Yang plays music by Liszt (“Gretchen am... more

Record with TiVo
VCR+: 872203

          Maestro James Conlon explores the relationship between the concert pianist's internal world and the           composer's score - with the finalists of the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition as his           examples - and examines what makes one interpretation so different from another.

          The programs reveal the different sources of inspiration by contrasting concepts such as tradition or           innovation; technique or spirit; Apollo or Dionysus; Plato or Aristotle; "play it" or "be it"; and beauty or           truth. Focusing primarily on one finalist for each of the six episodes, Maestro Conlon talks of how the           concept of beauty changed through the centuries; of the need for virtuosity but also of its limitations; of           the importance of identifying with the music; of exuberance vs. classical restraint; and of a perfect           concept vs. down-to-earth pragmatism.

          You'll see the competition's finalists in solo performances, as well as chamber performances with the           Grammy Award-winning Takács Quartet. Eminent pianist and competition juror Menahem Pressler           also appears as guest commentator in several episodes.

          One of the pre-eminent conductors of his generation, James Conlon has conducted in virtually every           musical capital in the United States, Europe and Japan. In August 1996 Mr Conlon became Principal           Conductor of the Paris Opera. He is also concurrently the General Music Director of the city of
          Cologne, Germany as well as that city's Chief Conductor of its opera, since 1989, the first person
          in 45 years to assume artistic responsibility for both the symphonic and operatic life in that city.

          Since 1979, Mr Conlon has also been Music Director of the Cincinnati May Festival, the oldest choral           music festival in the United States. Mr Conlon was formerly Music Director of the Rotterdam
          Philharmonic from 1983 through 1991.

January 21, 2008

          The Recording Industry Presentation by Tom Ransom was held Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 2:00 pm.           Missouri Western State University provided the "smart" multimedia room in the Potter Hall, Fine Art           Building, for the afternoon. The seminar lasted 2 hours and touched a wealth of information. This was           a very special event for the Foundation and we were very lucky to have Tom offer his presentation.

          Thanks to all who came out to Missouri Western State University
          for The Recording Industry / Recording Guitar Seminar

          by Tom Ransom on
Sunday, January 20, 2008.

January 14, 2008

          The Foundation sponsored the St. Joseph Special Olympians.
          Here are some "Thank You" emails we received.

          Starting today on Missouri Western Television,
Channel 39,

Perspectives in Music

MUS101-40
Music materials, forms, historical-social development of composers and compositions. Various themes may be pursued; however, this course may not be repeated for credit.  Course Fee:
$160 per credit hour plus any additional fees
Materials:
Special Notes:
  • Course broadcast on Missouri Western Television – Channel 39 on St. Joseph Cablevision and Channel 97 on Allegiance Communications in Atchison, Kansas.
Credit Hours:
3
Sessions: 1/14/2008 - 5/6/2008 Days: MWF Instructor:
Gilmour
CRN Number: 20130 Location: Telecourse
Time:
Airs:
10:00 – 10:50 AM
Re-airs: 7:30 – 8:20 PM

          For more infornationm click here:
          http://www.missouriwestern.edu/IMC/DE/Televised/coursedesc.asp?id=4285

January 10, 2008

          In memory of our good friend and mentor, Mr. Ray Alburn, and his passion for music, Kathleen
          Holeman and the Performing Arts Association have come together to create the Ray Alburn Memorial
          Scholarship Fund.  Fundraising is going on now and will ideally result in our first scholarship to a
          Spring 2008 graduate.

          A kick-off party for the fund wll be held Sunday, February 3, 2008 at the United Ballroom featuring
          the Ray Alburn Big Band, under the direction of Kathleen Holeman.  Additional performances and jam
          session are expected.  Remembrances by friends and colleagues will be welcomed.  Admission is free
          though donations are encouraged.  A cash bar and food station will be available.  The event will likely
          become an annual fundraiser for the Scholarship Fund.

          All donations are tax-detuctable and should be made payable to Performing Arts Association. Please
          note in the memo line that the payment is for the Alburn Fund.

          Please mail or drop off your donations to:

          Performing Arts Association
          719 Edmond St.
          St. Joseph, MO 64501

          816-279-1225

December 23, 2007

          Ebb and Flow Recording is offering a special "Punch In Program". Click here for the details.


        
  Because of the interest SJMF members have shown, Missouri Western State University has
          re-scheduled the "Guitar / Music History" course for next semester to every Wednesday at 4:00 pm.
          Please, seriously consider taking this class. It is a phenomenal course that relates world events to
          musical events of the time - something that is just not seen in standard college courses.
          If you would like more information, contact the University or one of the SJMF officers.

December 9, 2007

          Twin Spires is hosting “Christmas at the Spires” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at 501 S. 10th St.           The program will include a variety of Christmas music with performances by Kathleen Holeman,
          Anthony Glise with the Missouri Western University Guitar Ensemble, Central High School’s Dickens
          Singers and the St. Francis Baptist Temple Gospel Choir.
          Admission is free, and complimentary refreshments will be served afterwards.

The Ward-Stock Benefit on December 8, 2007 was a huge success!

          Thanks to all who played, all those who helped and especially to all that came out! Even though           it was a cold and icy night, attendance was all we hoped for, the auction was incredible and the           support for all the bands was wonderful.
          Here is a link to the News-Press story that appeared in the OffHours.


          The Foundation is growing!
          This month, we welcome several new members including Amanda and Luis in St. Joseph, Kirt from           Maryville, George from Kansas City, Michael in Omaha and Victor in Portland, Oregon!

December 2, 2007

          We have great news this week!   99.7 KY, 98.9 The Rock and 96.5 The Buzz in Kansas City have           given the Foundation 50 spots of 30 seconds each, on EACH station to run December 1 through
          Decmeber 8. We cannot express enough our thanks to Dave Ledden, the stations and Lin Buck for           helping bring all this together!

          Click here for an article in the News-Press.

November 18, 2007

          St. Joseph has been awarded the Missouri Arts Council 2008 Creative Community Arts Award.
          Mayor Ken Shearin will recognize the community for this acheivement at the City Council meeting on
          Monday, November 19, 2007, 7:00 pm, 3rd floor in City Hall.
          The award will be presented officially in a ceremony on February 13, 2008, 2:00 pm at the Capitol
          Rotunda in Jefferson City. Click here for the News-Press article.

          The St. Joseph Music Foundation now has presence on FaceBook. Levi volunteered to set this up for           us so, to Levi we say 'Thank You!'. Click here for the link...
          Click here for the link to MySpace...

November 11, 2007

          The St. Joseph Music Foundation presentation of Career Development on November 14th was a           success! Thanks to all for coming. Thanks to Anthony for job very well done.
          As you know, we ran out of time so several topics, such as performance contracts and legal matters,           were not discussed.
          Part 2 of the presentation is already in the planning and will be held after the holidays, sometime in           February. The second installment will include a question and answer session with an attorney who           practices intellectual propery law in Kansas City. Details soon.

          Because of the interest SJMF members have shown, Missouri Western State University has
          re-scheduled the "Guitar / Music History" course for next semester to every Wednesday at 4:00 pm.
          Please, seriously consider taking this class. It is a phenomenal course that relates world events to
          musical events of the time - something that is just not seen in standard college courses.
          As of November, 2007, the semester catalog has not yet been published so specific information about           this course is not available from the University. If you would like more information, contact one of the           SJMF officers.

          The Resources Page now has a list of important contact numbers for musicians. The list includes
          numbers and addresses for tow services, mechanics, visitor information, churches, etc.
          If you notice something missing, please let us know.

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