Central Ohio Symphony brings composer to schools


The Central Ohio Symphony will bring composer Paul John Stanbery as artist in residence to Delaware City’s Conger and Schultz Elementary schools on Wednesday.

He will do one session at each school. In each session, Mr. Stanbery will help each class learn about composing music by composing music. The class will learn about:

• What is composing?

• Time, both happening in time and keeping time.

• Sound sources by using what is available in the classroom.

• What is the aural picture of the sounds

• Scoring the composition so that it can be performed

• The class performing their compositions

“We are happy to bring this program to Delaware,” said Executive Director Warren W. Hyer. “Paul is a dynamic musician and the students will get a quick understanding of the compositional process.

“We are grateful to PNC for its support in awarding us our third PNC Arts Alive grant and making these educational programs possible as part of our “Hear Ohio” project.”

Paul John Stanbery is music director of the newly renamed Butler Philharmonic, Ohio Mozart Festival, Great Miami Youth Symphony and has been Associate Conductor of the Lima Symphony in Ohio.

A native of Toledo, Stanbery studied at Bowling Green State University and The University of Cincinnati. His mentors and teachers included conducting studies with Emil Raab, Ivan Trusler, Robert Porco and John Leman. He studied composition with Wallace DePue and H. Owen Reed. He teaches Music Composition/Theory and Conducting at Northern Kentucky University.

He is also the founder and conductor of the Blue Ash-Montgomery Symphony, as well as the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra.

In November of 2005, Stanbery won the prestigious Post-Corbett Award (Performing Artist Division). Given every other year, the Post-Corbett Award is the equivalent of a Cincinnati-regional Pulitzer Prize, recognizing outstanding achievement in the arts.

Stanbery is the first conductor so honored who was not associated with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

More information about the Central Ohio Symphony is available on the Symphony website, www.centralohiosymphony.org, or by calling the Symphony at 740-362-1799

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