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School of Music iPad Band Performs in Santa Fe

Monday, December 05, 2016

Touch, USF's iPad Band, has recently played at the national meetings of both the College Music Society and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Touch has been a valuable part of the School of Music since 2011. The ensemble's unique use of iPads as capable musical instruments shows the innovative spirit of School of Music faculty and students.

The band's current lineup includes music education faculty David Williams and Clint Randles, music education Ph.D. candidates Jonathan Kladder and Jeff Temple, and junior music education major George Pennington. Touch's past travels include performances at state conferences in Tampa, Orlando, San Antonio, and Lake Ozark as well as national conferences in New Mexico and Nashville.

Touch was joined by vocalist and music educator Sarah Gulish in their performances of a variety of pieces, including a world premiere of a piece for iPad and voice.

Touch has performed as an important addition to the two conferences as they encourage innovation and discourse in music education. The College Music Society works to promote teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. The Association for Technology in Music Instruction seeks to improve music education through the integration of music technologies in musical learning environments.