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Notre Dame College instrumental studies performing arts programs will world premiere two compositions by students at its Spring Showcase 2022.

The College’s string ensemble also will make their debut performance under the direction of cellist Ellie Glorioso, M.M., during the concerts. The showcase, “Requiem and Renewal,” performances are Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, both at 7:30 p.m. in Regina Auditorium on the Notre Dame campus.

The concerts are free and open to the public. Enter campus at 1875 S. Green Road.

The two world premieres feature Reilly Cipullo, who will graduate in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in music entrepreneurship and will debut his composition “Vexation,” and rising senior Rhiannon Carter who presents “Out Of My Control” for the first time.

The Notre Dame instrumental studies program and Wind Symphony are under the direction of Michael Krueger, M.M., assistant professor of music and co-director of performing arts at the College. Glorioso is an American cellist and international teacher who recently joined the College as director of strings.

“Requiem and Renewal” highlights music that reflects upon the grief of death and new hope for life. The program includes a student piece composed in memory of a brother, a standard piece of wind repertoire in remembrance of the victims of Columbine High School Shooting and a Concerto for Clarinet written in memory of a dear friend, among other selections.

“This concert has music to touch all hearts and souls,” Krueger said.

The complete performance entails:

  • “Simple Symphony, Movement III: Sentimental Sarabande” by Benjamin Britten
  • “Cry Of The Last Unicorn” by Rossano Galante
  • “An American Elegy” by Frank Ticheli
  • “Vexation” WORLD PREMIERE by Reilly Cipullo
  • “Requiem” by David Maslanka
  • “Out Of My Control” WORLD PREMIERE by Rhiannon Carter
  • “Concerto for Clarinet” by Michael Krueger

Krueger is an educator, composer and conductor. He joined Notre Dame in 2016 as the assistant director of bands. At the College Michael now directs and supervises all instrumental ensembles, teaches applied composition lessons, and teaches academic courses in music theory, music literature, and composition. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Krueger serves as an administrator for the department in his role as a co-department head.

He primarily composes for wind ensembles, chamber ensembles and marching ensembles. His most popular piece, For Patrick, has been a featured composition on The Composers Circle and Musicuratum. For Patrick was included in Volume 11 of GIA Publication’s Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. Michael’s wind ensemble music has been featured at several honor band concerts and conferences. His composition, Alone, was premiered at the International Trombone Festival. Alone was also recorded and featured on Matthew Hoormann’s debut solo album, SOMNILOQUY, which can be found on Spotify. In 2016, a consortium of fifteen bands formed to create Michael’s Symphony 3: The Dreamer. 

Glorioso is an American cellist and registered Suzuki cello teacher. She teaches in the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Sato Center for Suzuki Studies, has a home studio and regularly travels to Zimbabwe with the Cleveland Music Exchange to offer music lessons, workshops and concerts to locals in the area.

April 2022


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