Trumpet — Jazz music and history — The musician's life — The symphony orchestra — Teaching music — Music in general
Vince A. DiMartino
W. George Matton Professor of Music
B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music
Centre's first distinguished artist-in-residence. A renowned trumpet teacher and performer who has appeared solo and with artists such as Henry Mancini, Doc Severinsen, Pearl Bailey, Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck. A master of classical and jazz playing, as well as virtuoso cornet solos. A founder of the New Columbian Brass Band, soloist with the New Sousa Band and featured soloist with the Advocate Brass Band. A soloist with many symphony orchestras, including those in Cincinnati, Buffalo, Santa Fe, Orlando and Rochester. Featured in many recordings of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
American band history, Newspaper marches — Historic brass bands — Arts management — Collecting as a hobby
George C. Foreman Managing Director, Norton Center for the Arts;
Associate Professor of Humanities
B.M.Ed., M.A., University of New Mexico; M.Phil., Ph.D., University of Kansas
Managing director of the Norton Center for the Arts at Centre College; veteran of 23 years in arts management. Founding director of the Advocate Brass Band, a re-created turn-of-the-century brass town band, which gives outdoor concerts and also has released a series of compact discs featuring marches named for American newspapers. Foreman was among the founders of the Great American Brass Band Festival, which now attracts around 40,000 visitors to Danville each year. Author of many articles on music history and currently at work on a book about C. L. Barnhouse, an important figure in American band history.
Vocal technique — Choral conducting
Barbara L. Hall
H.W. Stodghill Jr. and Adele H.Stodghill Professor of Music
B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Indiana University
Veteran teacher, conductor and performer. Director of Centre's choral program, which includes Centre Singers, Women's Voices, and Centre Men. Founder and president of the Good Buy Girls Investment Club in Danville.
Southern literature, including William Faulkner — Kentucky literature — Contemporary songwriting
Mark T. Lucas
Alfred P. and Katherine B. Jobson Professor of English
B.A., Centre College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Author of The Southern Vision of Andrew Lytle (Louisiana State University Press, 1987) and editor of Home Voices: A Sampler of Southern Writing (University Press of Kentucky, 1991). Contributor to Fifty Southern Writers After 1900 (Greenwood Press, 1987) and the Encyclopedia of American Humorists (Garland, 1993). Scholarly interest and expertise in Southern literature, especially Faulkner. Recipient of several teaching awards. Currently at work on a novel. Personal interest in bluegrass music; performs with a local band.
Inorganic chemistry, photochemistry, and organotransition metal chemistry — Strong personal interest in American folk music
Conrad F. Shiba Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Michigan State University; M.S., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
Teaching and research interests in inorganic chemistry, especially the photochemistry of coordination compounds and organotransition metal chemistry. Articles in the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry and the Journal of Chemical Education. Strong interest and skill in American folk music, formerly playing banjo and guitar with the Raggedy Robin String Band, which appeared on CBS and KET.