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Ric Moor

Wind Ensemble concert to spotlight student soloists

Solo performances by four music students are among the highlights of the University Wind Ensemble’s Spring Concert on Friday, April 12, at Banwell Community Church.

The 24-member ensemble, directed by UWindsor alumnus Ric Moor (BMus 1992, B.Ed 1993), will play a varied program which includes the circus march Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite, the theme from the 1988 film Cinema Paradiso, and Frank Ticheli’s 1999 composition Shenandoah, inspired by the folk tune.

University Wind Ensemble concert to feature flute soloist

Flutist Jonathan Bayley will take centre stage for Stephen Bulla’s Rhapsody for Flute during the University Wind Ensemble’s fall concert, Friday, November 25.

Dr. Bayley is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education and a former director of the School of Music. He taught flute at Alberta College Conservatory of Music for 15 years.

The ensemble, directed by Ric Moor, will perform a program that ranges from spirituals to military music, from pop to classical works. It includes a composition by UWindsor alumna Shelley Marwood titled “On a Whim.”

Garden party a festive welcome for new faculty and staff

He has received an excellent introduction to the University of Windsor and the surrounding community, says Mehrdad Saif. He took up the position of dean of engineering on July 1.

“My whole family feels Windsor people are very friendly,” says the father of two sons, 20 and 18 years old. “Coming from Vancouver, where we got a lot of rain, we feel like we’re in the tropics.”

Dr. Saif was one of the new faculty and staff members introduced to campus Wednesday at the annual President’s Garden Party.