BYU School of Music faculty featured on Highway 89 in 2016:

Title Original Air Date Description


Jared A. Pierce October 18, 2016 Dr. Jared A. Pierce received the Doctorate of Music Arts from the University of Utah, the MM in piano performance from BYU, and the BM from California State University, Stanislaus. Dr. Pierce is known as one of Utah’s rising generation of engaging, versatile, and entertaining pianists, composers, and teachers. As a collaborative pianist, Dr. Pierce has worked with hundreds of singers, instrumentalists, and numerous choirs. Jared is currently the accompanist for the Utah Chamber Artists and the Utah Symphony Chorus. As a collaborative pianist, Dr. Pierce has been the joint recipient of numerous prizes including the “Grand Prix de la Ville de Tours” of the Florilège Vocal de Tours 2014 & 2015 International Choir Competitions.

Repertoire: GERSHWIN Prelude No. 1, GRAINGER Country Gardens, ALBENIZ Tango, SIBELIUS Finlandia, DEBUSSY Clair de lune, JIANZHONG Liu Yang River, VILLA-LOBOS Dance of the White Indian;


Andy Dabczynski: Music Education–Good for Your Brain Since at Least 43,000 B.C 5/29/2015 Many studies have been done on the benefits of music on early childhood education, so lots of people think they know about the subject. We are joined today by Andy Dabczynski of the BYU Music Education Department who has some fresh ideas that you may not have heard. Join us as Dabczynski talks to host Marcus Smith about music, education, and the future.


October 7, 2016 Jaren Hinckley and Vince Humphries make up this clarinet and piano duo, who play original compositions and other jazzy favorites.

Songs featured: HINCKLEY Fountains of Siena: mvt 3 Fonte dei Pispini, mvt 4 Fonte del Cazato, mvt 7 Fonte di Follonica, HARLOS Benniana: mvt 1 Benny’s Dream, mvt 2 Blues Nocturne, mvt 3 Jazz Rondo.

ROBERT BRANDT w/ MICHAEL SCHUTZE October 6, 2016 Rob Brandt of the BYU School of Music faculty and Michael Schütze of the Hochschule für Musik of Dresden, Germany performs a series of German Lieder by Robert Schumann. Plus some story-telling ballads!


 April 26, 2016 One of BYU’s most elite choirs performs at BYU’s Madsen Recital Hall, under the direction of Rosalind Hall. Steven Kapp Perry chats with Hall as well as a couple choir members, who performed the entirety of their set capella with the exception of tone chimes played in the opening number.
BYU SINGERS w/ ANDREW CRANE March 22, 2016 BYU Singers have a thirty-year tradition of excellence since their founding by Dr. Ronald Staheli, which has taken them across the US and abroad, most recently to China. This episode celebrates the 30-year tradition of the BYU Singers and also opens a new chapter in that tradition; It’s their premiere year with their NEW director, Dr. Andrew Crane. Over the course of this show we get to know him and some of the choir members, and of course we hear lots of wonderful choral music.


BYU’s Annual Primrose Memorial Concert honors legendary violist William Primrose and features renowned violists from around the globe – this year (2016) is SHEILA BROWNE.

Sheila Browne is an acclaimed international soloist, chamber musician, professor, and principal player, who has performed in major halls on five continents. The New York Times reviewed her as a “stylish player” and Robert Mann of the Juilliard Quartet called her “one of America’s most important violists.” She’s also been a member of the Arianna, Gotham and Pellegrini String Quartets.

Today with pianist Jeffrey Shumway she performs her music of Joseph Jongen (Allegro Appassionato, op. 79),a bit of her own transcription of Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, op. 119, and Manuel de Falla’s Suite Populaire Espagnole!

ERIC HANSEN performed and was interviewed for the show w/ BOGUSLAW FURTOK & EWA WARYKIEWICZ October 18, 2016
Boguslaw Furtok plays the famous Karr-Koussevitzky bass with Ewa Warykiewicz on the piano.

PROTO Sonata 1963; BOSSINI Elegy; FURTOK Fantasy for Two Basses and Piano;

Media Music 5/24/2012 Christian Asplund and Michael Hicks, both members of the BYU composition faculty, discuss the importance of John Cage’s music for the centennial year of his birth.
OYSTEIN BAASDSVIK (Guest artist) October 25, 2016 Øystein Baasdsvik is the only tuba player who has made a career as a soloist, not just an ensemble player, although he’s great at that too! Known for his master classes, solo recordings, and youtube videos, Øystein is a diverse and talented performer with a resumé from all over the world. He chatted with Steve about life and tubas and life with tubas, and played his viral specialty: Fnugg!

Repertoire: BAADSVIK – “Fnugg”; ADOLPHSON – “Trouble”;

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