The 1st of our 2006 - 2007 series.
Saturday, July 22, 2006 7:00 P.M.
First Presbyterian Church
East College Street at Mulberry Avenue
Saylor was born
in Dubuque, Iowa, on April 10, 1962. She received her early
education from the Iowa School for the Blind. At Clarke College,
Dubuque, she earned the Bachelor of Arts in Piano and Vocal
Performance. She received her M. A. in Piano and Vocal
Performance from the University of Iowa.
Debra Saylor competed in 2000 and 2002 in the Van Cliburn
International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs held at
Fort Worth, Texas. She was the Third Place overall winner in
2000, and the best interpretation of a piece in the Romantic
period for Clair de Lune. In 2002, she tied for "Jury
Discretionary Award" (third place). Ms. Saylor also competed in
"Le Grand Concours des Amateurs de Piano" in Paris, France, in
2001. She was a Quarter Finalist and opened the final round of
performances at the Sorbonne.
Ms. Saylor is currently instructor of Piano and Voice at Ars
Nova School of the Arts in Huntsville, Alabama. Member of
Huntsville Community Chorus, Nativity Church Choir, and Joyful
Spirit Singers. Member of the Huntsville Traditional Music
Association. She performs throughout the area for a
variety of functions-church services, clubs and organizations,
nursing homes, senior citizen functions, weddings and funerals,
received her Master of
Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she instructed keyboarding
skills and private lessons. Her teachers included world
renounced duo pianists, Dr. Mark Clinton and Dr. Nicole Narboni.
Mrs. Suh received her Bachelor of Music degree from Missouri
State University under the instruction of Dr. Peter Collins and
was selected from the MSU Symphony Orchestra Concerto
Competition to perform in the year 2000. In 2002, she attended
the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic and
was chosen to perform in the premier Convent of Saint Agnes of
Bohemia with trio member Danial Veis, silver medalist of the
1978 Tchaikowsky International Competition in Moscow.
Mrs. Suh is currently serving on faculty at Valley Conservatory
and maintains a private studio in Huntsville, Alabama.
The 2nd of our 2006 - 2007 series.
The Flint River Brass
Thursday, September 21, 2006 7:00 P.M.
Lincoln County High School
This will be an outdoor
concert so for comfort bring lawn chairs or blankets.
In case of inclement weather the concert will move indoors.
Steve Fischer (trombone)
is an engineer/musician who helps us to keep the left
and right sides of our brains in proper balance. He
earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn
University, where he was also very active as a member of
the Auburn Band. Locally he has played in orchestras for
many local productions, and is a past member of the UAH
Wind Ensemble and Richard Cox Big Band. Steve currently
plays baritone for the Brass Band of Huntsville.
conducts for the Brass Band of
Huntsville and is the band director at Mountain Gap
Middle School. He earned his degree in Music Education
from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory
of Music. Before returning to Huntsville, he served on
the faculties of Middle Tennessee State University,
Austin Peay State University, and the University of
North Alabama. Joel has explained that what he doesn’t
know could just about fit into the Grand Canyon… but he
does know a lot about boats, cars, and motorcycles.
is a member of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and
has performed with the Chattanooga Symphony, the
Nashville Chamber Orchestra, and the Brass Band of
Huntsville. She graduated from Auburn University with a
Master’s Degree in Music Performance, and teaches
privately in the Huntsville area. While at our quintet
retreat this summer it was discovered that Dorrie is the
best water skier of the bunch, and drives a mean boat,
is a Professor of Music at The
University of Alabama in Huntsville, teaching trumpet,
music history, and music theory. She attended college
for so long, spanning the country from California to
Florida, her family wondered if she’d ever get out of
school and get a real job! She joined the UAH faculty in
1990 upon completion of the Doctor of Music degree in
Trumpet Performance from Florida State University, and
has been active as a soloist and orchestral musician on
both national and international fronts. She is involved
in all sorts of local musical adventures and currently
is a member of the Brass Band of Huntsville.
Bruce Zeiger (trumpet)
is the band director at Catholic
High School, former orchestra director at Whitesburg
Baptist Church, and is our resident military guy. Prior
to all of this Bruce spent twenty years in the US Air
Force band program with assignments ranging from Panama
to Germany, with a few stops in between. His playing
experience includes the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton
Opera, Louisiana Philharmonic, Gulf Coast Symphony, and
Jefferson Parish Symphony. He is currently playing with
the Huntsville Opera Orchestra and the Brass Band of
Huntsville. When Bruce is not involved in musical
endeavors he can probably be found swinging a club at
the golf course...
The 3rd of our 2006 - 2007 series.
Sunday, October 15, 2006 2:00 P.M.
Fayetteville Municipal Auditorium
(East side of square)
Ms. Rohr will
present "Incidents of War" a lecture about the Chadick diary kept during the Civil War
occupation of Huntsville.
Fayetteville, Hazel Green and Meridianville have strong ties to
is a former tutor and schoolteacher. She graduated from
Marshall University and has a Master’s Degree from
Alabama A & M University in reading education. Among her
volunteer activities she reads on the local radio
station to the blind and works in the archives at both
UAH and Huntsville Public Library. She has researched,
led, and recorded tours about downtown historic
Huntsville. She is a reenactor at Huntsville’s most
lovely site, Maple Hill Cemetery. Ms. Rohr has written
numerous articles about small antique silver and history
in north Alabama. She has recently edited, annotated,
and published two books about Huntsville’s earlier
years. She is on the board of the Alabama Historical
Association and the Alabama Archives. Nancy loves to
research but she feels the real purpose is to share the
results so that others can learn and share the
The 4th of our 2006 - 2007 series.
Dr. Robert Delcamp
Sunday, February 11, 2007 3:00 P.M.
Fayetteville A R P Church, 1720 Huntsville Highway
is the Chair of the University of the South
at Sewanee, Tennessee’s Music Department and serves as
University Organist and Choirmaster. He coordinates music
for All Saints’ Chapel and directs the University Choir. He
holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati and
The University Choir is comprised of students from the
Department of Arts and Sciences. Under the direction of Dr.
Delcamp the University Choir has made several recordings. It
has completed eight tours of England where it performed at
such prestigious residencies at York Minster and Wells
As a concert artist, Dr. Delcamp has toured extensively
throughout the United States. He has performed for numerous
chapters of the American Guild of Organists and is much
sought out for his workshops on organ technique,
hymn-playing and organ repertoire.
The study and performance of nineteenth and early twentieth
century organ repertoire is a particular specialty of Dr.
Delcamp. He has performed concerts and led numerous
workshops devoted to the organ music of Marcel Dupré (May 3,
1886 - May 30, 1971), the French organist, pianist, composer
and pedagogue. His recordings for Naxos, the classical
music-recording label, include three volumes in the Organ
Encyclopedia Series where he performed the complete organ
works of Dupré (8.553918, 8.554026, 8.554209).
Additionally, he has recorded CDs of organ music composed by
Charles Camille Saint-Saëns (October, 9 1835 – December, 16
1921), the French composer and performer, best known for his
orchestral work The Carnival of the Animals, (8.557285) and
Felix Alexandre Guilmant (March 12, 1837 - March 29, 1911),
the French organist and composer considered to be one of the
founders of the nineteenth-century French Romantic school of
The 5th of our 2006 - 2007 series.
Dr. Jay Pilzer
Sunday, February 18, 2007 1:30 P.M.
Fayetteville Municipal Auditorium
(East side of square)
In a very
real sense, the current conflict between the West and parts of
the Islamic world began during the European Renaissance. Dr.
Pilzer will discuss how the conflict is impacted by modern
issues such as oil, Israel and weapons, but its root cause is
based on a clash of ideas that lead to very different world
Dr. Jay Pilzer
received his Bachelor of
Arts and his Master of Arts in history from Old Dominion
University. In 1976 he received his Ph.D. in history from
Duke University. Dr. Pilzer taught at Norfolk State
University for a time. He also taught at Vanderbilt
University as a visiting lecturer. For the past fifteen
years, Dr. Pilzer has been educating students at Motlow
where he teaches American History, World History, World
Religions and various other history related courses.
Dr. Pilzer’s academic
specialties are Modern European Diplomatic History and
Modern Jewish History. He has published several articles
and edited the book, Anti-Semitism and Jewish Nationalism.
He, his wife Julie and his
family have lived in Lincoln County since 1990. He has two
children from a prior marriage, Joshua and Ethan Pilzer and
is step father to four other, Elliott, Dylan, Peyton and
The 6th of our 2006 - 2007 series.
Olde Towne Brass
Friday, April 27, 2007 6:00 P.M.
Fayetteville Municipal Auditorium
(East side of square)
Towne Brass performs in the manner of Early
American bands, playing original scores on actual Civil War
Instruments. With their special emphasis on the War Between the
States, Olde Towne Brass presents programs that provide their
listeners with history and information about the composer and
the song. Their renditions of these timeless and compelling
tunes are played just as they were more than 135 years ago. The
music library of Olde Towne Brass includes over 1500 songs of
both the Confederate and Union Bands which has been compiled
from various resources across the country including the Library
of Congress and the Museum of the Confederacy.
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The 7th of our 2006 - 2007 series.
Bob Gifford - Flute
Aleta Hunt - Piano
Gary Parks - Oboe
Mark Moorehead - Piano
Friday, June 15, 2007 7:00 P.M.
First United Methodist Church
holds a Master of Music Degree from Catholic University
and a Bachelors of Music from Cincinnati,
College-Conservatory of Music. His teachers include
Julius Baker, Britton Johnson, James Galway, Jean-Pierre
Rampal, Robert Cavally and Jeanne Baxtresser.
From 1980 – 1986 Bob performed as principal flute with
the Huntsville Symphony. From 1972 – 1978 Bob held the
position of principal flute and piccolo player with the
U.S. Navy band in Washington D.C., and the Annapolis
Symphony, performing at the Kennedy Center, the White
House & Constitution Hall while touring throughout the
Currently Bob Gifford teaches at the University of
Alabama in Huntsville and ARS NOVA Schools of Music. He
regularly performs as a soloist chamber musician, is a
founder of the Huntsville Flute Club and a Charter
Member of Keller Williams Realty in Huntsville, AL.
has been an accompanist and church musician in north
Alabama since 1985. She has served as organist at
Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama,
since August 2001, and is an active member of the
Greater Huntsville, Alabama, Chapter of the American
Guild of Organists. As a professional accompanist, Mrs.
Hunt is on staff at Ars Nova School of the Arts in
Huntsville. She is active in the music community,
working with several middle school and high school
choral departments, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and
community theater, as well as vocal and instrumental
soloists and ensembles. Outside Huntsville, she has been
a regular accompanist at the annual Alabama All-State
Choral Festival since 2000.
has been a professional oboist for almost forty years.
Mr. Parks earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from
Boston University and his Masters Degree in conducting
and Oboe performance from Ithaca College (New York)
where he studied on a teaching fellowship. His major
oboe teacher was the late Ralph Gomberg, longtime
Principal Oboe of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He also
performed with the United States Air Force Band of
Washington, D.C., under the direction of Col. Arnald D.
Gabriel and was a founding member of the Air Force
Woodwind Quintet. As a member of the Air Force touring
concert band, Mr. Parks performed on concerts in almost
every state in the union, as well as concert tours of
Europe and Latin America. In 1966, before joining the
Air Force Band, Mr. Parks was a Fellowship Oboe Student
in the orchestra of the Berkshire Music Center at
Tanglewood, summer home the Boston Symphony.
Other performing experience includes two years as first
oboist in the Brockton (MA) Symphony, the Hingham
Philharmonic (MA), and as oboist in the Springfield (MA)
Symphony. He has also been Second Oboe/ English horn for
the Jacksonville (FL) Symphony. Mr. Parks has also just
completed twenty years as Music Director of the
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Huntsville (AL). During
that time, the orchestra has performed, by invitation,
in New York's Carnegie Hall three times. The last time,
in June 1996, the orchestra performed with NEXUS, the
Canadian Percussion Ensemble.
Parks was invited to guest conduct a concert with the
Pleven Philharmonic of Bulgaria in June 1999.
an Alabama native, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in
Organ Performance from the University of Alabama in
Tuscaloosa. There, Mark was a student of the late J.
Warren Hutton. Mark's current music coach is Todd
Wilson, chairman of the organ department at the
Cleveland Institute of Music. When he isn't involved in
music, Mark works as a consultant to the library and
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