The Kushell Music Endowment Sponsors Acclaimed Artists

The Kushell Music Endowment was established in 1971 to provide support for residencies that enhance the instructional and performance offerings of the Department of Music. Since its inception, the program has brought to the community of Lewisburg and the university campus an impressive array of nationally-recognized performers, scholars, music educators and composers for residencies and special programs. Some examples of recent events follow.

Kushell Artist Events 2010-2011:


Patricia Shehan Campbell, Professor of Music, University of Washington:
Dr. Campbell visited several classes and led a special three-hour Dalcroze and world music workshop as part of Bucknell University's Music Education Methodology Series. Bucknell music education majors as well as educators from across the state attended.

John Schaefer, music director of WNYC and host of New Sounds: lecture and class visits associated with string quartet ETHEL's performance in the Weis Center Artist Series

Richard and Deborah Cornell, faculty at Boston University: joint residency with Department of Art

I Gusti Nyoman Darta, gamelan expert: coaching, class visits, and performance of shadow puppetry

Jill O'Brien, violinist: coaching of and performance with string ensemble

Dave Liebman, NEA Jazz Master: coaching of improvisation ensemble

Paavali Jumppanen, pianist: class visits, one-on-one masterclasses, and a special performance of Professor of Music William Duckworth's Time Curve Preludes

Kushell Artist Events 2009-2010:

Samir Chaterjee: tabla workshop/masterclass and performance

Duo Fantaisie en Echo, early music duo: class visits and performance

Orff-Schulwerk class visits and workshop with Dr. Rick Layton and Jacque Schrader of The Key School, the first in a series of annual Music Education Methodology seminars

Dean Sorenson, trombonist & composer: commission of work (Four by Four) for Bucknell Jazz Ensemble and performance in premiere of work with Jazz Ensemble

Jupiter String Quartet: class visits

esprit! duo with Mary Hannigan, flute and Rebecca Kauffman, harp: class visits and performance

Kushell Artist Events 2008-2009:

Cascata Early Music Ensemble


In addition to performing a concert of Italian music from the Renaissance to the Baroque on instruments such as the viola da gamba and the theorbo, Cascata gave two open lectures on the subject to Professor Annie Randall's Music History & Literature class.

Bassam Saba: A Workshop in Middle Eastern Music, Bassam Saba, an internationally-recognized performer of such middle eastern instruments as the nay and ud, led two open workshops with April Centrone, percussionist for Dr. Bethany Collier's World Music class and the public. He also visited classes to talk and perform, and returned in the spring semester for a full performance and further workshops.

Curt Branom, singer/actor/dancer: workshop and one-on-one consultations with Opera students

Paavali Jumppanen, class visits, masterclass, and performance of Messaien's Vingt Regards Sur l'Enfant Jesus

Wind Soloists of New York: class visits, masterclass

Ursula Oppens, pianist: masterclass with improvisation ensemble

Dickinson Wind Quintet: performance

Pennsylvania State University Chamber Singers and Baroque Ensemble: performance

James Balagurchik, jazz pianist: class visits, individual lessons, performance

Kushell Artist Events 2007-2008:

Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano & Kevin Murphy, pianist

Ilya Yakushev, pianist

The American Brass Quintet

Genevieve Lee, pianist

James Balagurchik, jazz pianist


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