MARK ELY portrait
  • Professor, School Of Music
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Creative Research

  • • Trio Sonata by John Harbison with Dave Hall, Doug Benton, and Dax Buller, Doctoral Recital. (2016) Performance, completed 12/03/2016.
  • • Song Without Words by Paul Harvey with Jessica Chamberlain, Music Education Recital. (2016) Performance, completed 12/01/2016.
  • • Agnus Dei (Winter’s Dream) by Paul Halley with the Utah Valley University Women’s Chorus on their Winter Concert in Orem, Utah under the direction of Dr. Cherilyn Worthen. (2015) Performance, completed 02/03/2016.
  • • Agnus Dei (Winter’s Dream) by Paul Halley with the Utah Valley University Women’s Chorus on their Winter Concert in Orem, Utah under the direction of Dr. Cherilyn Worthen. Performance, completed 12/22/2015.
  • Performed Quatuor by Pierre-Max Dubois, Grave et Presto by Jean Rivier, and Introduction et Scherzo by Robert Clerisse, Le Petit Negre (The Little Negro) by Claude Debussy, and Chanson D’Autrefois by Gabriel Pierne with The University of Utah Saxophone Quartet at the Museum of Fine Arts. (2012) Performance, completed 04/2012.
  • Konzertstück by Paul Hindemith with Marco Blackmore, DMA Saxophone Performance Recital. (2012) Performance, completed 04/2012.
  • Concerto for Soprano Sax & Wind Ensemble by John Mackey with The University of Utah Wind Ensemble at The University of Utah under the direction of Scott Hagen. (2012) Performance, completed 04/2012.
  • Duo Sonata by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach with Marco Blackmore, DMA Saxophone Performance Recital. (2012) Performance, completed 04/2012.
  • • Currently creating an on-line library of select historical and pedagogical resources for saxophone majors. (2010) Other, in progress 2010.
  • • Bristlecone Pines by Travis Mills on the Student Composers Concert at the University of Utah. (2009) Performance, completed 2009.
  • • Performed as guest artist with the elementary string ensembles at Jackson Elementary School on their winter concert. (2009) Performance, completed 2009.

Publications

  • Tapping into the power of musical thinking. Interviewed for an article by Debbie Galante Block on musical thinking. Teaching Music.. Published, 04/2012.
  • • Ely, M. C. and Grundvig, K. A. (In Progress). Currently developing a series of instrument-specific pedagogy review guides for all levels of performance as a supplemental text to the Wind Talk books published by Oxford University Press. Other, 2011.
  • • Ely, M. C. and Van Deuren, A. E. (2009). Wind Talk: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching Woodwind Instruments. Oxford University Press. Published, 2009.
  • • Ely, M. C. and Van Deuren, A. E. (2009). Wind Talk: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching Brass Instruments. Oxford University Press. Published, 2009.