The 2012 Illinois Music Education Conference, The Creative Mind, was held January 25-28, 2012 in Peoria, Illinois.

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Jazz Night Concert - Friday, January 27, 2012

All-State Jazz Band
Scott Casagrande, Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
Cottontail - Duke Ellington/Baylock
Jody Grind - Horace Silver/Clayton
Dat Dere - Bobby Timmons/Morales
Happy Go Lucky Local - Duke Ellington
Impressions - John Coltrane/Taylor
Lament - JJ Johnson/Tomaro
Flight of the Foo Birds - Neal Hefti
With Gratitude - Christopher Madsen

Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Peter Eldridge, New York Voices
Accompanist - Daniel Solberg, Adam Cunningham, Sean McDonald

Lullaby of Birdland - George Shearing/arr. Paris Rutherford
Come Home - Peter Eldridge
Sing a Song of Songs - Kenny Garrett/arr. Kerry Marsh
The World Keeps You Waiting - New York Voices
All Blues - Miles Davis/arr. Darmon Meader

Honors Jazz Combo
Rick Haydon, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

The Jody Grind - Horace Silver
How Deep is the Ocean - Irving Berlin
Gaviota - Clare Fischer
David's Dance - Brett Stamps
Dexterity - Charlie Parker
Cookin' at the Continental - Horace Silver

Honors Jazz Band
Wycliffe Gordon, New York, NY

The Woogie - Wycliffe Gordon
Fascinating Rhythm - George Gershwin/arr. Wycliffe Gordon
Dealin' With - Wycliffe Gordon
Grease Bucket - Wycliffe Gordon
Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington/arr. Wycliffe Gordon 

All-State Concert - Saturday, January 28, 2012

All-State Orchestra
Randal Swiggum, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Elgin, IL

Overture (from Die Meistersinger von Nurmberg) - Richard Wagner
Intermezzo (from the opera Manon Lescaut) - Giacomo Puccini
Overture (from West Side Story) - Leonard Bernstein

All-State Chorus
Karyl Carlson, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Accompanist - Constance Lyda, Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL

Make Our Garden Grow - Leonard Bernstein/arr. Page
Boy Who Picked Up His Feet to Fly - Joshua Shank
Erschallet, ihr Lieder - J.S. Bach
Lasciate Mi Morire - Monteverdi/ed. GUMI
The Singing Place - Joan Szymko
O Sacrum Convivium - David Childs

All-State Band
Richard Fischer, Concordia University, Chicago, IL

Alleluia! Laudamus Te - Alfred Reed
A Slavic Farewell - Vasilij Ivanovitz Agapkin/arr. John Bourgeois
On a Hymnsong of Lowell Mason - David Holsinger
Symphonic Dance No. 3 - Clifton Williams

Grand Finale, The Combined All-State Organizations
Illinois - Archibald Johnston/arr. Andrew Boysen, Jr.  

Honors Concert - Saturday, January 28, 2012

Honors Band
James Lambrecht, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Fanfares - David Holsinger
Chant Funeraire - Gabriel Faure/trans. Myron Moss
Waltz No. 2 - Dimitri Shostakovich/trans. James Curnow
Scootin' on Hardrock - David Holsinger
Honey Boys on Parade - Edward Cupero/ed. John Bougeois

Honors Chorus
Pearl Shangkuan, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Heilig - Felix Mendelssohn
Dravidian Dithyramb - Victor Paranjoti
El Vito - Mac Wilberg
Gloria (from Harmoniemesse) - Franz Joseph Haydn/arr. Rod Walker
Seal Lullaby - Eric Whitacre
Zion's Walls (from the Tender Land) - Aaron Copland

Honors Orchestra
Kevin Noe, MIchigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Roman Carnival Overture - Hector Berlioz
Billy the Kid - Aaron Copland 

Grand Finale, The Combined Honors Organizations
Illinois - Archibald Johnston/arr. Andrew Boysen, Jr. 


For recordings of any of the above concerts, please contact Mark Custom Recording