Chestnut Hill College Music Professor to Hold Jazz Colloquium and Album Release Celebration
Thursday, April 30, 2009
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Edward Strauman, Ph.D., assistant professor of music
at Chestnut Hill College will hold a colloquium and celebration of his recent
Jazz album release on Thursday, April 30, 2009 from 12:00-2:30 p.m. in the East
Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.
Dr. Strauman’s lecture,
“Thinking in Jazz,” will discuss some of the conventional components in jazz
music (Blues, Improvisation, Swing, etc.) and will offer insight into how to
interpret and utilize these elements in music.
Edward Strauman, Ph.D., assistant professor of music
at Chestnut Hill College, teaches music theory, counterpoint and orchestration.
Since his appointment at the College, he has created several new music courses,
including “A Critical Survey of Music in Film," “Broadway Bound," “Introduction
to Music Theory," and "Jazz Improvisation." In addition, he founded the Jazz
Improvisation Ensemble Workshop, an ongoing performance-oriented forum that
invites seasoned professionals and music faculty to form a mentor-apprentice
relationship with students.
Edward Strauman, a Eubie and Marion Blake Scholar at
New York University, earned his Ph.D. in music composition from the Steinhardt
School of Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. While
earning a Master of Music degree as an Artistic Merit Scholar at Manhattan
School of Music, Dr. Strauman studied composition with David Berger and Edward
Green. Dr. Strauman earned his Bachelor of Music at Temple University, and has
received commissions from the Philadelphia Film Festival, Interlink Video and
WHYY Public Broadcasting.
Dr. Strauman was the recipient of two National
Endowment Awards and a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Additionally, he has received a Rogers Phelps Award from New York University for
outstanding dissertation, a Telly Award for contributions to children's
educational video, several Popular Music Awards from the American Society of
Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), and the Margaret Jory Award from the
American Music Center.
The lecture is free and open to the public. A CD with
a compilation of Dr. Strauman’s work, which contains original music from three
of his recordings, will be available for purchase. For more information, please
contact Edward J. Strauman, Ph.D. at 215.753.3634 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.