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GAGEN, SHEILA F. - (b. 1956)
 
GAGEN, SHEILA F.Sheila F. Gagen (born in 1956, in Mooresville, Indiana), graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ball State University with a degree in music education.  She received her Masters of Music degree from Butler University in Indianapolis where she was inspired by Hoosier clinicians/songwriters, Mary Goetze, Sonja Poorman and Ruth Artman. 

Sheila has taught music in both public and private schools with students ranging from grades K-8.  Having worked with young voices for two decades, she recognizes the challenges inherent in finding intriguing, quality music for students.  From the viewpoint of a music educator/director, she asks the question, "What are some of the students needs for which we can help provide through music?" Some answers that have shaped her own classroom choral atmostphere and writings are enrichment, discovery, self-expression, affirmation and moral substance. 

Sheila Gagen's music has been recorded and distributed nationally and her songs have been performed by local and international choirs.  She is also a published poet and is active in the Fort Wayne, Indiana music circles, residing in nearby Leo, Indiana with her husband, Dan, and two children.

Choral Works by Sheila Gagen from API

Child of the Arts - AP-1531 - 2-part/piano Flag of Freedom - AP-1532 - 2-part/piano Thanking You - AP-10133 - 2-part/piano There is Peace - AP-10233 - Unison Canon/piano Touch the Breeze -  AP-1530 - 2-part/piano


GAINACOPULUS, KAY T. -
 
GAINACOPULUS, KAY T.Kay Gainacopulus received his formal musical training at Lawrence University, the Peabody Conservatory and Indiana University from which he received his Doctor of Music Degree. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the College of St. Teresa, Whitman College and St. Norbert College.

Currently he is a professor of music at UW-Oshkosh where he teaches clarinet, saxophone and is Director of the Music Merchandising Program. Kay served as Director of Bands at UW-Oshkosh for ten years.

Previous to his positions in teaching, Dr. Gainacopulus performed as Principal Clarinetist of the Honolulu Symphony, the Chicago Civic Orchestra and the 5th and 7th Army Bands.

His primary applied teachers include saxophonist Eugene Rousseau and clarinetists Clark Brody, Ignatius Gennusa, Bernard Portnoy and Searl Pickett. Dr. Gainacopulus remains active as a performer and clinician on both clarinet and saxophone and has been a clinician for the Yamaha and Leblanc Music Companies. His interest in transcribing compositions for the saxophone choir is an outgrowth of his research in the area of saxophone study and performance during his recent sabbatical leave from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

OCTET IN Eb - Mvt 1 (J. N. Hummel) - transcribed for Saxophone Choir - AP-203 $20.00


GAJDOS, MILOSLAV - (b. 1948)
 
GAJDOS, MILOSLAVMiloslav Gajdos is one of Europe’s leading virtuosos, pedagogues, and composers of music for the double bass. He was born in northern Moravia in 1948, received his early musical training as a violinist, and then switched to the double bass, studying with Alois Kriz, Jiri Bortlicek (Brno) and Ludwig Streicher (Vienna). He became a member of the Olomouc Symphony Orchestra often performing as a concerto soloist. In 1977 and 1979, he became a laureate at the international competition in Markneukirchen, in former East Germany. He has been a member of the jury for many international double bass competitions in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland and Germany. Gajdos is also the Director of the annual Frantisek Gregora International Double Bass Competition in Kromeriz founded in 1979.

Since becoming the double bass professor at the Alois Kriz Music Conservatory in Kromeriz, Czech Republic in 1973, he has developed a unique teaching method which helps students become virtuoso masters of the instrument. Much of his approach to the instrument is derived from his years as a violinist and his desire to develop a violinistic approach to playing the bass—, one that is dextrous, easy ("If it is not comfortable, it is not right"), and brilliant. In his numerous pedagogical books, Gajdos has designed exercises which address all technical areas of playing the instrument.

Gajdos is a prolific composer and arranger of music for double bass and has transcribed over 70 works. His original compositions combine Czech lyricism and melody with brilliant technical demands and include works for solo bass, bass and piano, bass and orchestra and many bass duets, trios, quartets and quintets to help his students become sensitive chamber music players. These works are technically demanding and are beautifully lyrical. He is the leading authority on the music of Frantisek Gregora.


GARDNER, DAVID J. -
 
GARDNER, DAVID J.David J. Gardner holds a BME and MST degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with additional credits from Vander Cook College of Music in Chicago. He has been the band director at East High School, Green Bay, Wisconsin since 1979. His arrangements include marches, pop, classical and ragtime music for sax choir, brass choir, woodwind choir and smaller ensembles.


GIEBLER, CYNDEE - (b. 1958)
 
GIEBLER, CYNDEECyndee Giebler (born July 7, 1958) is a Wisconsin Elementary School Music Educator teaching at Holy Family School in Martinette, Wisconsin since 1992. She teaches classroom music, chorus and orchestra and organizes an annual musical. Before teaching at Holy Family School, she had a private Suzuki violin and piano studio. She studied composition at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She writes sturdy singable melodies with accessible harmony parts with lively accompaniments for her students.

AWAY IN A MANGER (Trad.) - Unison/Pno - AP-1063 .95

GLORIA DEO - SA/Pno - AP-1061 $1.10

I HEARD A BIRD SING - SA/Pno - AP-1060 High, AP-1060 Low $1.10

IL EST NE (Trad. French Carol) - SA/Pno (French and English vs) - AP-1062 .95

THE BULLFROG'S SONG - SA/Pno - AP-1066 $1.25


GLONTI, FELIX - (b. 1927)
 
GLONTI, FELIXFelix Peter Glonti was born on November 8, 1927 at Butumi, Georgia Republic, the son of Peter Glonti. His education is 1949-1954 - Sankt-Peterburg conservatory - class of composition, teacher - prof. Kh.Kushnakiov and in 1954 - Tbilisi state conservatory - class of composition, teachers - prof. I.Tuskia.

He has won many Titles and Prizes:

Laureate of Council of Ministers, Ministry of Culture and Composers' Union Prize - 1967 People's Artist of Georgia Laureate of State Prize - 1991 Laureate of I Premium of Prokofiev International Prize - 1999 "Man of the Year" - 2001, 2003 (USA) "Modern Outstanding Leader" - 2001 (USA) "1000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the World" - 2001 (England) "True Member of the Hall of Grandeur" - 2003 (USA) Holder of honored Gold Medal of America - 2004 Prize of Recording Firm "Power Station" - 1993 (New-York, USA) Prize of Recording Firm "Ricordi Fields of activity: music, theatre, film


GOOCH, WARREN - (b. 1954)
 
GOOCH, WARRENWarren Gooch received his Doctorate in composition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Masters degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and Bachelors degree from the College of St. Scholastica. Composition instructors have included Stephen Dembski, Joel Naumann, Mary Mageau, Eric Stokes and others, representing varied aesthetic philosophies ranging from those of George Crumb and Milton Babbitt to those of Howard Hansen and Nadia Boulenger.

Gooch's music has been recognized through numerous grants, commissions, awards and significant performances via organizations such as the National Federation of Music Clubs, Minnesota Orchestra, American Choral Directors Association, Music Teachers National Association, Percussive Arts Society, International Trumpet Guild, Music Educators National Conference, College Music Society, Composers and Songwriters International, the Composers Guild and a number of regional arts agencies.

The Slovak Radio Orchestra, under the direction of the late Robert Black, recorded one of his orchestral works, and his music has been performed at music festivals across the country and in Europe. Publishers include Kjos, Flammer, Spectrum, Plymouth, Walton, Eagle's Wing, Augsburg and Alliance Publications.

His work as music theorist has been acknowledged by the College Music Society, and Gooch has authored a manual in the Benward Music in Theory and Practice textbook series (Brown & Benchmark).

Professional memberships include BMI, Society of Composers, American Music Center, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, College Music Society, Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization, Music Educators National Conference, Music Teachers National Association, Minnesota Composers Forum, and others.

Gooch is currently coordinator of the Theory/Composition Area at Northeast Missouri/Truman State University, where he has been a finalist for the university "Educator of the Year" award. Prior to this position, he served as Composer-in-Residence for a Wisconsin school district and as secondary school music educator in Minnesota. He is also active in church music.

"Dragon Music" is intended to be teaching music that will expose students to some stylistic elements of contemporary music while at the same time addressing certain performance problems. The three short pieces are "atmospheric," and have been supplied with "evocative" titles in an attempt to capture the interest and fancy of the piano student. None of the pieces are difficult, but they do require concentration and attention to detail. As is true of much contemporary music, the pieces are unified by motivic (as opposed to thematic) interplay.

Composed in 1984, "Dragon Music" was awarded a Prize in the Composers Guild, Inc. International Composition Contest of that year. The piece has been performed on recitals by both student and professional pianists.

DRAGON MUSIC - intermed piano solos - AP-530 $4.95

"Out of the Primordial Ocean" is a work scored for eight percussionists which involves the manipulation of a set of rhythmic and pitch motives that gradually evolve as the piece progresses. The work begins quietly and eventually builds into a sustained isorhythmic section which leads to an extended solo for timpani. The piece closes with a brief coda recalling earlier motivic material. The influence of gamelan music is evident throughout the work.

"Out of the Primordial Ocean" was composed for W. Michael Hooley and the Northeast Missouri State University Percussion Ensemble who premiered the work in the spring of 1982 at a Percussive Arts Society conference.

OUT OF THE PRIMORDIAL OCEAN - Percuss Ens (8) - AP-702 Set $25.00 / Sc $4.95

THE PIPER - TBB a cap - AP-1051 $1.10

THREE REFLECTIONS FROM THE PSALMS - SATB a cap - AP-1058 $3.00 (9:00)


GOODCHILD, OP, MARY ANTIONETTE - (1873-1945)
 
GOODCHILD, OP, MARY ANTIONETTESister Mary Antonine Goodchild (born 1873; died 1945) was a Dominican Sister from Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, gifted as a musician and music educator. She taught school music in many elementary schools in WI, CO, IA, WI , MN, SD, NE, IL and KS. Visitation High School in Chicago and Rosary College in River Forest, IL, were the last educational institutions at which she taught. She studied public school music programs completing her MA from Columbia University in New York in 1935 and played a significant role in educating school music teachers among the Sinsinawa Sisters and published a course of study in music for the Chicago and Minneapolis schools. In 1944, Ginn & Company published her little blue chant book entitled, Gregorian Chant for Church and School widely used in many parish schools. She composed three songs for treble choirs: Ave Maria, Sub Tuum, and Memorare.


GOUNOD, CHARLES - (1818-1893)
 
GOUNOD, CHARLESCharles-François Gounod (17 June, 1818  17 October, 1893) was a French composer. He studied music at the Paris Conservatory and in Rome. He also studied for the priesthood and worked as an organist, and he remained torn between the theatre and the church. His reputation largely rests on his hugely popular opera "Faust" (1859). His 15 other operas include "Romeo and Juliet" (1867), "The Mock Doctor" (1858), "Philemon and Baucis" (1860), and "Mireille" (1864); other works include 17 masses, more than 150 songs, and 2 symphonies.

LOVELY APPEAR, Charles Gounod/edited by Anita Smisek

AP-113 - SA Vocal with Piano - $1.25


GRAHAM, PETER - (b. 1952)
 
GRAHAM, PETERContemporary Czech composer, Peter Graham (born July 1, 1952) is a pseudonym for Jaroslav Stastny-Pokorny from Brno, studied organ at the Brno Conservatory of Music. He studied composition under Alois Pinos at the Janacek Academy of Performing Arts , also in Brno. Upon completion of his studies, he engaged in a variety of work giving him a broad range of experiences at the Music Conservatory, theater, radio (music director), Czech Music Fund, school music teaching and Czech TV. In 1999, he joined the music faculty at the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts teaching the theory of composition.

Graham says of his own music that it "grows as does timber in a forest" without predetermined plans and goals. He is interested in creating music for itself and not for drawing interest to himself. "I am what I do," he says.

Several of his works have met with success at performances in Great Britain, Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy, Romania, Holland, Sweden, Great Britain, and the USA. In 1993, his chamber cantata, "Der Erst," gained him third prize in the Musica judaica festival’s internatlional competition in Prague for works on texts by Franz Kafka.

Jaroslav "Peter Graham" Stastny - Osvobozeni 27 - 679 04 Adamov I - Czech Republic


GUSICAFRE, JAIME - (b. 1957)
 
GUSICAFRE, JAIMEEmmy award winning guitarist/ composer Jaime Gusicafré is highly acclaimed for his talent in Classical, Latin Jazz and World Music. Gusicafré won his Emmy in 1988 for his performance, composing, and direction in the soundtrack for the PBS documentary, "Hispanic Mosaic."He has performed as a soloist and with ensembles throughout North and South America, Spain and Italy. As a member of the celebrated Latin American group Sotavento, he made nine recording on Redwood Records and DiscosPueblo.

A champion of the music of modern Latin composers, Gusicafré released a solo recording in 1999 entitled "Seven Latin American Composers," that is still distributed by the theorchard.com and peoplesound.com in Europe. Mr. Guiscafre was an Artist in Residence at the Universidad Autónoma Nacional de México in México City during August 2000.

In March 2001 Mr. Guiscafre traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the premiere of his composition"Villancico" a work for mixed choir and guitar. 2003 marked the release of the critically acclaimed CD "New Music for Guitar" featuring Roscoe Mitchell "on NEXTAGEM Records, a collection of Jaime Gusicafré's original guitar music and that of other Latin composers. Reviewer Tom Laaskin called the CD "a humane, intellectually satisfying album..." During his eleven year collaboration with Roscoe Mitchell, Gusicafré played on string instruments ranging from the classical guitar to the Puerto Rican cuatro to the Japanese Biwa. Mr. Gusicafré is a member of the music faculty at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, and resides in Madison, Wisconsin.


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