Points of Departure lecture/recital tour

(Windsor, ON – February 3, 2016)     Nicholas Papador, Associate Professor, Percussion and Director of the University Wind Ensemble, in the School of Creative Arts, is spending part of his current sabbatical on tour performing and lecturing at west coast universities.  Dr. Papador’s presentation includes a short recital featuring compositions from his solo CD Points of Departure, released in 2015 on the Centrediscs label.  In presenting the piece, he will provide brief analyses of the works as well as key elements of their composition on topics such as Spectralism, open form composition and programmatic content.  He will also address exercises needed for students to grow technically as well as those required to meet the demands of the pieces on the recording.  An accomplished pedagogue on the percussion instruments, Dr. Papador also welcomes the opportunity to hear students’ solo or ensemble repertoire.
Tour dates:
Feb. 5: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan (Jonathan Ovalle, host)
Feb. 10: Monmouth, Oregon: Western Oregon University (Dr. Chris Whyte, host)
Feb. 12: Ashland, Oregon: Southern Oregon University (Dr. Terry Longshore & Bryan Jeffs, hosts)
Feb. 16: Portland, Oregon:  Portland State University (Dr. Joel Bluestone, host)
Feb. 22: Bellingham Washington: Western Washington University (Dr. Pat Roulet, host)
Feb. 23: Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia (Vern Griffiths, host)
Feb. 24: Tacoma, Washington: University of Puget Sound/Pacific Lutheran University (Miho Takekawa & Jeff Lund, hosts)
Feb. 25: Eugene, Oregon: University of Oregon (Pius Cheung and Dr. Sean Wagoner, hosts)