Sunflower paintings by Frances Newell donated for benefit of Bok and Rees Carillons.
Let us keep hope growing in this time of crisis!
Summer 2023- Presented at Congress of Guild of Carillonneurs in North America on how I make my Vocal and Orchestral Chinese compositions effective on tower bells.
All my planned 2020-22 Power Point presentations, with orchestral sound clips, have now been given as webinars! These scores uplifted a worldwide audience and bring hope during the Corona crisis.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
2021- 2023 Univ. of CA San Diego, Continuing intensive Integrated Chinese Course, learning how to speak, read and type Mandarin Chinese. Currently completed Chinese 7.
B.A. High Honors in Special Projects in Music and Drama, University of California, San Diego.
Manhattan School of Music, New York, N.Y., Graduate opera voice.
Operatic Voice study in Europe and New York City
Basic training in conducting, handbell choir directing, Master Series and national Seminars, American Guild Of English handbell Ringers.
Parson's School of Design, New York:
Multimedia Web Design, Photoshop 6, Illustrator 9
Web Design using Dreamweaver, and Flash 5.
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ : MIDI DIGITAL ORCHESTRATION.
Continued training in FINALE notation software 2011, and carillon and handbell notation.
Dance Training, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern.
2023-Launched renovation of 1929 Jenny Sealy Chime, Galveston, Texas.
Published Five Original Songs to Ancient Chinese Children's Poetry- vocal-Orchestral versions on SMP Press.
Spring 2023- completed orchestral scoring of Percussion Suite by Percival Price-for The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.
***Spring 2022 My carillon composition, "Stories of Ancient China", published by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, and premiered at GCNA Congress, June, 2022, Chicago.
*Medley of Ancient Chinese Songs with much original accompaniment and interludes for orchestra. Bridges cultures and explores vast, diverse Chinese peoples.
-- Used current studies of Mandarin Chinese to arrange and do educational presentation of Medley of Ancient Chinese Songs for orchestra.
2022 rease, Hearts and Hands for Healing, original carillon composition in 4 movements, published by Sheet Music Plus, tone painting collaboration on patient care, healing process, and renewal.
2022 Release original composition "Golden Thread of Caring", published by Sheet Music Plus, celebrating national parks and historic landmarks.
2022 release-Composed new version of my original symphonic tone poem, Milton's Paradise Lost, tone-painting John Milton's epic poem with full orchestra and readers.
2021-My HANDBELL CHOIR arrangements of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Movements 2 and 3, Allegretto and Scherzo, published by From The Top Music.
2021- Performance of my orchestral carillon arrangement on Virtual World Carillon Federation Congress.
June 2020-Presented webinar to Virtual Congress of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America on arranging symphonic orchestration for carillon. Prepared detailed Power Point slides of orchestration, with sound clips, to demonstrate analyzing and arranging for maximum effect on large tower bells.
2020 releases from Sheet Music Press-My CARILLON DUET arrangements of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Movements 2 and 3, Allegretto and Scherzo.
2020 My CARILLON arrangements of Berlioz' Summer Nights, Villanelle and Spectre de la Rose were published by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.
Ongoing experiments combining whale songs with tower bells, to bring arts and sciences together for the environment.
July, 2019, St. Louis, MO.my Handbell arrangement of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony No.6, final movement, performed in opening concert at NATIONAL SEMINAR of Handbell Musicians of America, and in March, 2019 by Michael Glasgow, United Methodist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Exhibited original paintings for benefit of Bok Tower, Lake Wales, FL, and for Handbell Musicians of America, St. Louis, MO.
March 2019, International carillon Festival at Bok Tower, Lake Wales, Florida, my arrangement of Bach's "Air on the G-String" was performed by Amy Johanssen of Sydney, Australia.
2016-2018-Carillonneur at the Church of the Ascension, Clearwater. Florida.
2009-2018, presented lectures. original compositions and arrangements at the Guild of Carillonneurs in North america and handbell Musicians of America.
Performed own arrangement of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony #6, final movement, in Moonlight concert.
Performed original composition, DANCING GUITARS, at World Carillon Federation Congress, 2017.
Frequent author of articles for Carillon News.
2005-2015-Carillonneur, summers, St. George's-by-the-River, Rumson, N.J.
Became Carillon Coordinator, 2014.Launched major carillon renovation 2015
2014 Christmas Eve, Rang in worldwide centennial commemoration of 1914 Truce. Designed Logo.
2014, Barnes Scholar, Presented research and work on carillon arranging, Congress, Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.
2004-2013-Teacher of Creative Writing and Musical Composition at Martin County Vocational-Adult-Career Education, Stuart, FL.** Over 25 of my students had their work published while in my class!
2009-2018, performed in Florida State Handbell Festival, lead guitar in 2015.
PUBLISHED COMPOSITIONS *(To Hear MP3 audio files, click on Published Compositions MP3s
"Soul's Believing", an original oratorio for orchestra, SATB choir and soloists, guitar and handbells,Fenwick Parva Press, 2011.
1. Glory To God
2. The Father's Altar
3. In Thy Sight
4. Sing To The Lord
6. In My Father's House
7. In Thy Footsteps
8. Evening Light
9. God of Love
10. The Choice
11. Pie Jesu
13. Dona Nobis Pacem (original melody)
15. He Is Risen!
16. Every Tear
17. Let Us Go Forth in Christ - 4-Part choir and audience
PUBLISHED ORIGINAL CARILLON ( SOME WITH VOCAL) COMPOSITIONS:Carillon Duet, PASSION, winner of carillon composition competition, Perpignon, France. Published ACME 2016. 2016 RELEASE-MOUNTAIN FLIGHT FOR PEACE-published by ACME-honoring World War I pilots
"Journey of the Monarch Butterfly", for carillon, published by The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, 2012.
**Performed by John Gouwens, GCNA Congress, Clemson, S.C., 2012
"Sunset Swing!", for carillon, published by The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, 2011.
"Candle in the Darkness", for carillon, Fenwick Parva Press, 2010.
"Awakening", for carillon, Fenwick parva Press, 2010.
"He That Believeth" for carillon and SATB choir, Fenwick Parva Press, 2011.
PUBLISHED CARILLON ARRANGEMENTS:
COMING in 2021-My HANDBELL CHOIR arrangements of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Movements 2 and 3, Allegretto and Scherzo, will be published by From The Top Music.
2020 My CARILLON arrangements of Berlioz' Summer Nights, Villanelle and Spectre de la Rose: and Stephen Foster's "I Hear Their Gentle Voices Calling" will be published by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.
2019, ACME published my carillon arrangements of the Mozart Alleluia and "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"(Calkin/Longfellow).
2018, published by ACME- Bach-Bouree II, from English Suite No. 2, Bach-"Air on a G-String", from Orchestral Suite No. 3, performed at GCNA Congress by Sue bergren. and 4 new carillon arrangements of American folk songs, sung by Peter, Paul, and Mary-
Blowin' in the Wind, by Bob Dylan, performed at GCNA Congressby Sue Bergren.
Where Have All the Flowers Gone, by Pete Seeger
If I Had a Hammer, by Pete Seeger
Puff the Magic Dragon, by Peter Yarrow
Beethoven, Pastoral Symphony # 6, final movement ,published by American Carillon Music Editions, 2015. Performed by Frances Newell at Moonlight concert, Clearwater, Florida, 2017.
Schubert, "Ave Maria", duet, published by American Carillon Music Editions, 2015.Schumann, "Mondnacht", published by Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, 2015.Performed at GCNA Congress 2015 by Carlo Van Ulft
Satie, 3 Gnossiennes, published by Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, 2015.Performed at GCNA Congress 2015 by Carlo Van Ulft
Gershwin, Medley from Porgy and Bess, to be published by Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, 2016.
"Three Folk Dances of Nepal", traditional folk melodies of Nepal arranged for carillon.
(Sitar style on the carillon!) published by The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, 2013.
**Performed by Lee Cobb, GCNA Congress, St. Paul, MN, 2013.
**Performed by John Bordley, Univ. of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., 2012.
PUBLISHED Original Compositions and Classical Arrangements for ENGLISH HANDBELLS ( SOME WITH VOCAL):
2018 From The Top Publishing published my arrangement of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony No. 6, final movement, for 3-5 octaves of handbells and 3 octaves of optional chimes."Walk To The Light, for 3-5-octave handbell choir with chimes, Above The Line Publishing, 2013.
This Is My Father's World, for SATB choir or soloists and 3-5 octave handbell choir with chimes. Distributed by JW Pepper, Inc., 2013
"Ring Out, Wild Bells!", for singers and 3-5 octave handbell choir, ATL publishing, 2012.
"Serenade" for handbells, chimes, and bell tree trio, Above The Line Publishing, ATL Publishing, 2012.
"The Father's Sharing", From The Top Music, 2009.
PERFORMANCES OF ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS
� Composed and produced original oratorio, "Soul's Believing" at Saint George's Church, Rumson, N.J., and at the Theater at Sandy Hook, N.J., published by Fenwick Parva Press, Spring, 2011.
" Patrick Henry, A Patriot's Life Depicted in Music".Symphony based on the life and work of Patrick Henry, Recorded for Red Hill Society, 2005.
Composed and produced in-house performance of operetta,
"Captain Charlie" with members of Monmouth Symphony, N.J.
SYMPHONIC TONE POEM
Symphonic Tone Poem based on John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost" (1667). Am developing preliminary vocal writing on the way to turning it into an opera.
Composed website music for Artlink, New York, N.Y., a company that advertises and sells international paintings. Created Splash page, collaborated on design for front page, 2001.
Composed music for adaptation of Max Frisch's play "Firebugs" at the Joseph Jefferson Theater, New York, N.Y.
**Carillonneur at St. George's-by -the River, Rumson, N.J., 2005 to present.
Composed for and directed English Handbell Choir, All Soul's Church,
San Diego, California and St. James Church, New York City.
2015 Winner of Carillon Composition Competition, Perpignon, France.
Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, Barnes Scholarship
OPERA AND INTERNATIONAL SONG PERFORMANCES
Bayreuth Youth Festival, Germany, Elsa (Lohengrin), Agathe (Freischutz), Leonore (Trovatore).
Rome Festival Orchestra, Italy, Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Suor Angelica, and concerts of Gershwin and international folk music with my guitar.
Palacio Mateus, Vila Real, Portugal, concerts of Baroque music, including Cleopatra in Handel's Julius Caesar.
WWBZ Radio, had own weekly radio show of international music, entitled "Musical Tour of the World".
� United Nations, New York, N.Y., 3 solo concerts of music from around the world, including opera, classical song, and folk songs in 12 languages, including my own music to international poetry.
Blue Hill Troupe, New York, N.Y., Phylla (Utopia), Katisha (Mikado).
St. James Church, New York, N.Y., 3 solo concerts of opera, song, and original compositions.
PAINTING, SCULPTURE, AND MULTIMEDIA DESIGN
Created digital animation for Artlink, New York, N.Y., a company that advertises and sells international paintings. Created Splash page, collaborated on design for front page.
Updated website for "Everybody's Angels", San Francisco cable TV show about charitable works.
Chairman for Habitat For Humanity Martin County Art Exhibit. Included own original paintings and sculptures.
National Museum of Women In the Arts, Washington, D.C.,Archives. Over 40 prints of my paintings exhibited.
4 solo exhibits at Sea Bright Public Library, N.J., Numerous exhibitions of my original Paintings.
WRITING AND TEACHING
Two River Times, Red Bank, N.J., reporter for cultural events.
Adult and Community Education, Martin County High School, CREATIVE WRITING INSTRUCTOR. 23 of my students have been recently published.
� Taught English to families of United Nations Diplomats, and helped them adjust to life in New York City.
1990-1999, RAN BOOKKEEPING AND DATA PROCESSING OFFICE AT ALLIED BUILDING PRODUCTS, SEABRIGHT, N.J.