Date: Saturday, March 10th 2018

Time: 10AM-4PM

Location: VIBES Fine & Performing Arts Registration is due March 9th

This is a FREE event for VIBES students, however we are asking all students/families to register for all sessions they would like to attend including the Question/Answer session. Registration is due by March 9th. UW@VIBES is an exciting opportunity for students of all ages to experience live professional musicians, learn new skills, be inspired to grow, and learn about the processes of auditioning for scholarships. We will have sessions throughout the day and students/families are welcome to go from session to session staying all day or coming and going like a “conference feel.”

This event is for ALL Ages and ALL skill levels. Students are welcome to observe or participate in all sessions. We will have food available to purchase from 11:30am-2:15pm in the lobby.  The University of Wyoming Faculty attending include:  Dr. Scott Turpen (Saxophone), Dr. Theresa Bogard (Piano), and Dr. John Fadial (Violin). (See full biographies below)

Below are detail descriptions of each session and meet the UW Faculty section. Sign up for as many as you would like:

Kindermusik (10-11AM)- This will be for all Kindermusik students ages 0-7 with parents. Experience a short demonstration/live performance by the UW faculty in this fun interactive session.

Band/Dr. Turpen (11-11:45AM) For all beginner/intermediate level band students. Experience a performance by Dr. Scott Turpen and learn basic practice habits. Students can bring their instruments and group participation is encouraged!

Jazz/Dr. Turpen (12-12:45AM)- See a performance by Dr. Scott Turpen, assisted by Mr. Jay on guitar, including a masterclass setting for improvisation and advanced jazz concepts.

Violin/Cello Dr. John Fadial (1-1:45PM)- This session is for intermediate cello and violin students! See a performance by Dr. Fadial including a masterclass setting where students will receive feedback for their performances.

Piano Masterclass/Dr. Bogard (1-1:45PM)For intermediate /advanced piano students! Enjoy a performance by Dr. Bogard followed by a masterclass setting where students will perform and get feedback. Students are welcomed to come and observe new techniques and concepts learned!

All Strings/ Dr. John Fadial (2-2:45PM)- This session is for all ages and all string players! Enjoy a performance by Dr. Fadial followed by a group participation session where all students are encouraged to bring instruments and join in!

Piano All Ages/Dr. Bogard (2-2:45PM)- Open for all ages to attend! Dr. Bogard will be performing followed by discussion topics to help all ages grow in their piano skills and practice. Group participation is encouraged!

Jam Session/ Dr. Turpen (2-2:45PM)- VIBES jam session classes will be performing in this one-of-a-kind session and receiving feedback to grow in all areas. Join us for this fun masterclass and enjoy the music!

Q&A Time- All professors talk about the University of Wyoming Program and answer parent/student questions. Topics that might be covered include: How to prepare your student for auditions, how to encourage good practice techniques at home, the importance of continuing lessons all year, benefits of attending the University of Wyoming.

Meet The UW Faculty

Scott Turpen

In demand as a saxophonist and clinician of jazz and classical music, J. Scott Turpen has performed world-wide including the United States, Singapore, Thailand, China, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, and Switzerland.  He has been invited to perform at numerous national and regional meetings of the North American Saxophone Alliance and represented the United States when he performed at the XI, XII, XIII and XVI World Saxophone Congresses. His orchestral experience is extensive and includes performances with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, the Macon Symphony Orchestra, the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, and the Augusta Symphony Orchestra.  Turpen has performed with some of the most distinguished artists in jazz and popular music including Louis Bellson, Doc Severinsen, Red Rodney, Ernie Watts, Bob Mintzer, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Frankie Valli, Crystal Gayle, and Carol Channing to name only a few.  He has had many outstanding composers write new saxophone works for him such as David Deason, Jason Barabba, Anne Guzzo, Tommy Joe Anderson, Greg Steinke, Lewis Nielson, Derek Keller, Bonnie Miksch, and David Brinkman. Dr. J. Scott Turpen is Professor of Music at the University of Wyoming where he serves as Director of Jazz Studies and saxophone professor.  At the University of Georgia, where he was a student of Kenneth Fischer, he completed the Master of Music degree in Woodwind Performance and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance.  During his tenure in Wyoming Scott Turpen has received many prestigious awards including the Jack P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award, the College of Arts & Sciences Top 10 Teacher Award, the Extraordinary Merit Award for Research, the Top Prof Award, the Student Council Thumbs Up Award, and the Excellence in Advising Award from the University of Wyoming.  In addition, he was awarded a Performing Arts Fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council. He was selected by his peers to serve as the Chair of the prestigious Committee for the 2010 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Biennial Conference.  In addition, he served on the Executive Board for the Georgia Association of Jazz Educators, as the Treasurer for NASA, and as the editor of the bi-monthly NASA newsletter entitled the Update.

ClassicsToday reviewer Jed Distler proclaimed, “The top-to-bottom evenness of (Turpen’s) sonority, together with unflappable technical control will guarantee listening fun.”  The Macon Telegraph said of his performance of Alexander Glazounov’s Concerto with the Macon Symphony Orchestra, “Turpen turned the saxophone into a producer of a most rounded and liquid tone and the audience responded with a deserved enthusiasm.”  Dr. Turpen has recorded music for the National Geographic television channel and has performed, presented clinics, and adjudicated at several music events including the Gene Harris Jazz Festival, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the University of Georgia Saxophone Performance Workshop, the Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop, the Wyoming Music Educator’s Conference, the Kinser Jazz Festival, the Eastern Montana Jazz Festival, the Georgia Music Educator’s Association Conference, and the Georgia Governor’s Honor Program for gifted students.  He has performed numerous concertos with orchestras and concert bands throughout the United States.  His two solo recordings, Tableaux and Crossover, on the ACA Digital label, have received much acclaim.  Scott Turpen is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician and a Rico Performing Artist.

Many saxophone students of Scott Turpen teach at universities, secondary, and primary schools throughout the United States, have won important competitions, and have established outstanding performing careers. As musical director of The University of Wyoming Jazz Ensemble Dr. Turpen has received much acclaim for conducting performances in New York City at Jazz @ Lincoln Center and the jazz club Smoke.  Turpen has also conducted the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble for performances with Erik Reed, Stefon Harris, Steve Turre, The New York Voices, Ingrid Jensen, Eric Marienthal, Gregg Bissonette, John Fedchock, Ellen Rowe, and Allen Vizzutti to name a few.


Theresa Bogard is an active performer combining varied interests in historical performance practice, contemporary music, chamber music and the music of women composers. She studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Eastman School of Music. In 1988, she received a Fulbright grant to study fortepiano with Stanley Hoogland at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in The Netherlands, and was a top-prize winner in the International Mozart Fortepiano Competition in Bruges, Belgium the following year. Theresa has presented programs of solo and chamber music in several cities in the United States, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Korea, Indonesia, China, and Brazil and is also featured on a CD recording of piano works by Louise Talma.

Sought after as a collaborative pianist, Bogard she can be heard on two recordings for saxophone and piano with saxophonist Scott Turpen on the Albany label, Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Chamber Music at Schönbrunn with Red Cedar Chamber Music on the Fleur de son Classics label, Eastern Gems, a disc of flute and piano music by eastern European composers with flutist Nicole Riner on Centaur Records, Music of Gustav Nolck for cello and piano, and a recently released recording of chamber works by Jennifer Higdon. In June 2000 she was one of ten international adjudicators for the First Governor’s International Piano Competition in Saratov, Russia, and she has adjudicated numerous regional and national competitions in the US.

A longtime member of MTNA, Bogard is well known as a teacher and has been honored with numerous teaching awards. In 2008, she was chosen as the Wyoming Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Her students have distinguished themselves in national and international competitions including six national MTNA finalists. Her piano students have been accepted into graduate and undergraduate programs at Julliard, the Eastman School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Rice University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, Indiana University, University of Wisconsin, University of Houston, and the University of Michigan. Dr. Bogard is a Steinway Artist and is currently the head of the Keyboard Area of the Department of Music at the University of Wyoming.


John Fadial has served on the faculty of the University of Wyoming since 2008. He maintains a vigorous schedule of teaching and performing at home and around the world. He has performed as the Concertmaster of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra since 1998, currently under the direction of Dmitry Sitkovetsky; and has served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Eastern Festival Orchestra since 2000, under the direction of Gerard Schwarz. He has appeared on four continents as chamber musician, soloist and pedagogue, and his performances have been praised by the critics. “Sparkling Technique,” L’Est Republicain “Wow! Great Stuff,” The Washington Post. He has toured internationally for the US State Department as a United States Artistic Ambassador, and has served as Concertmaster of the North Carolina Opera, the Colorado Festival, the Menuhin Festival Orchestra of Saumur (France), the Heidelberg Schloss-Spiele (Germany). He has won prizes in the American String Teachers Association Solo Competition and the Baltimore Chamber Awards and has performed at: the Phillips Collection, the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center, the Salle Poirel (Nancy, France), the University of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Fadial has given recent master classes at prestigious institutions and universities around the globe including: the Eastern (US) and Mirecourt (France) Music Festivals, and the Universities of Paraiba (João Passoa, Brazil), Iowa, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Colorado, and the Interlochen Arts Academy.


He has served as violin professor at West Virginia University and the University of North Carolina, and currently maintains a large and talented violin class at the University of Wyoming. He holds degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Eastman School, and the University of Maryland where his teachers were Elaine Richey, Charles Castleman, and Arnold Steinhardt, respectively. As a recording artist he was a semifinalist for the Grammy Award for best Chamber Music Performance of 2007 for the CD Where Does Love Go: Chamber Music of Mark Engebretson on the Innova label; and in 2009 he released a disc of the Complete String Sextets of Johannes Brahms (RadioFrance) with the Stanislas Sextet of Nancy (France), of which he is a founding member. His disc of the Chamber Music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was deemed “not to be missed” by American Record Guide; and he recently completed a recording of the Brahms Sonatas for the Centaur label. His disc of the Chamber Music of Jennifer Higdon, produced in collaboration with the Pulitzer Prize winning composer was released on the Albany label in 2013, and he appears on the latest Eastern Music Festival/Gerard Schwarz recording of the music of Hovannes, on the Naxos label. His former students currently hold important orchestral and teaching positions throughout the US and around the world, and have received scholarships to prestigious conservatories including: Indiana University, the Eastman School, The Peabody Institute and the Juilliard Schools; and at music festivals including: the Banff Centre, the Aspen School, Brevard, Interlochen and the Eastern Music Festival. They have been National finalists at the MTNA competitions three times, winning both the Northwest, and Southeastern regional competitions.



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