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November 10, 2005

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Mount A music faculty to hold recital with guest drummer, Nov. 20

SACKVILLE, NB — Mount Allison’s department of music promises a dynamic evening of clarinet and saxophone music presented by its newest faculty member, Dr. Jana Starling, on Sunday, November 20, at 8 p.m. in Brunton Auditorium. The recital also embraces the talents of David Rogosin on piano and Mark Adam on percussion. Highlights include a piece for clarinet and percussion by Canadian composer, Alexina Louie, the première of a work by Mount Allison professor Ian Crutchley, and the Canadian première of a Latin Jazz-inspired trio for clarinet, marimba, and piano by the American composer and jazz pianist, Michael Kocour.

A native of Brandon, Manitoba, Jana Starling holds DMA and MMus degrees in Clarinet Performance from Arizona State University and a five-year Bachelor of Music Education degree from Brandon University. Her past musical endeavours include teaching music in Manitoba, Arizona, and two years in South America and performing in a variety of musical settings, including Mexican mariachi bands, international folk dance groups, and East Indian classical music ensembles. While her academic interests are in music pedagogy, Starling describes her performance tastes as "daring." She is pleased to live in the Maritimes for the first time as she joins the music faculty at Mount Allison University.

David Rogosin, also from Brandon, Manitoba, joined the Mount Allison faculty in 2001 and currently holds the rank of associate professor teaching piano, keyboard literature, keyboard harmony, chamber music (two-piano ensembles), accompaniment, and analytical techniques. He previously held faculty positions at Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois), Brandon University, and the David Thompson University Centre (Nelson, BC). Rogosin’s performance interests are wide-ranging, but chamber music and collaborative performance are his areas of predilection.

Versatile drummer/percussionist Mark Adam has made a successful career across Canada and around the world as one of Canada’s strongest young creative musical voices. His jazz credits include work with Mike Murley, Hugh Fraser and Andrew Downing, as well as tours with The Dave Restivo Quintet, Carol Welsman and Tom Daniels. He currently works with his own live "drum n’ bass" project, The Barriomatic Trust, and does studio and live work with a wide range of Atlantic artists from classical to jazz to rock/pop and country. One of the most highly demanded percussionists and music educators on the East coast, Adam teaches at Acadia University.

There is no admission charge for this concert to which the public is cordially invited. This musical evening offers such a variety of musical styles — from classical to contemporary and jazz — that there is surely to be something for everyone.


For further information, please contact Mount Allison’s department of music, tel: 364-2374 (



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