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Earth and Beyond

Date and Time

Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm


Shorewood Performing Arts Center
Shorewood High School
17300 Fremont Avenue N.
Shoreline, WA 98113


Aegean Festival OvertureAndreas Makris
We SevenDerek M. Jenkins
Paris SketchesMartin Ellerby
After a Gentle RainAnthony Iannacone
O Magnum MysteriumMorten Lauridsen
Transcribed by H. Robert Reynolds
Machu PicchuSatoshi Yagisawa

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A program of music inspired by nature, exotic locations, and other worlds.


Dr. John Falskow, guest conductor

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John Falskow is Program Chair of Humanities at Tacoma Community College where he serves as Chair of the Music Department, conducts the TCC Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band and teaches a variety of classes in the music curriculum.

Prior to these appointments, Dr. Falskow served as an Assistant Professor of Music at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina where he conducted the Wind Ensemble, taught applied trumpet, conducting, orchestration, coached chamber music, coordinated brass and percussion studies, and founded the Lander University String Orchestra. Active as a guest conductor, he has made numerous appearances including: the Tallahassee Youth Symphony, the Big Bend Community Orchestra, the Evergreen Music Festival, Brass Unlimited, and the Florida State University Summer Band Camps. He has also worked with countless school bands and public school musicians in the South and the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Falskow was recently the conductor of the Bremerton Symphony Youth Orchestra and an assistant conductor of the Bremerton Symphony (2005-2008).

Dr. Falskow’ s formal education includes undergraduate studies at Washington State University and University of the Puget Sound. He completed a Ph.D. in Music Education at Florida State University, where he conducted many of the university's ensembles: including the Wind Orchestra, University Orchestra, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, FS Winds, and the Harmonie ensemble. He also coached chamber ensembles and taught applied trumpet lessons. Dr. Falskow was a graduate assistant to FSU professors James Croft, Clifford Madsen, Patrick Dunnigan, and Bryan Goff.

Raised in the Tacoma, he was a music educator in the Tacoma School District and serves as a substitute conductor for the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association and trumpet sectional coach.

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