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Cory Doran - Senior Recital

Spotlight Theatre

Sunday, April 19 4:00 pm


Quartet No.2; PART 2 (dedicated to John Coltrane) (1982)                  Chick Corea (b. 1941)

            This piece is a part from of a set of compositions making up the Three Quartets from the album, Three Quartets by Chick Corea. Playing on the album: Chick Corea- Piano, Eddie Gomez- Bass, Steve Gadd- Drums, Michael Brecker- Saxophone.


Chris Coles, Soprano Saxophone

Dan Murphy, Piano

Tim Wilderoder, Bass


No. 9 from Twelve Studies for the Drum                                         Jacques Delecluse (b. 1933)

            This is an instructional etude that is meant to test the performers sensitivity to low dynamic control and technical mastery. Though the piece is not intended for performance, it is a clear illustration of the performers technical and dynamic comfort with the instrument.


Of Wind and Water (1992)                                                                        Dave Hollinden (b. 1958)

            Chapter Two, verse 67, of the Bhagavad Gita suggets that the movement of our senses among the sense objects is similar to the wind carrying a ship across the waters. This image resulted in the spacious and tranquil material in the piece.

            The verse goes on to suggest that the object to which the mind is joined takes away one’s discrimination. This concept is reflected compositionally by grabbing hold of thematic elements as points of departure and elaboration. Notes by Dave Hollinden.


CaDance for Two for Percussion (1989)                                                          Andy Pape (1955)

            CaDance is an intentional misspelling of the term “cadence,” meaning the drum ostinato, which accompanies a marching band. Here, the two drummers have ostinati of different lengths (50 and 49 eighth notes respectively) and are constantly changing phase with respect to each other. Each of the drummers is also playing in two different meters (4/8 + 5/8 and 3/8 + 7/8) so it is up to the listener to determine what (if any) the meter is and where (if any) the downbeat is. Notes by Andy Pape.


Caritas                                                                                                     Michael Burritt (b. 1962)

I.               Mysterious

II.             Solemn

III.           Majestic


Meitwegen                                                                                                                    John Hollenbeck

            This piece is from the debut album of the Claudia Quintet featuring John Hollenbeck on drums, Matt Moran on Vibes, Ted Reichman on Accordion, Drew Gress on Bass, and Chris Speed on Clarinet.


Dan Danch, Accordion

Kevin Rabold, Vibes

Joe Scheller, Clarinet

Tim Wilderoder, Bass


This senior recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the B.M. in Music Performance



Cory Doran is from Columbus, Ohio where he graduated from Northland High School. During his tenure, Cory was a member of the North American Brass Band Association for five years as well as a member of the Columbus Youth Symphony Orchestra.


At Youngstown State University, Cory is a member of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, The YSU Zappa Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, The Dana Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble I and the Youngstown Percussion Collective. In the fall of 2007, Cory played in the premiere of John Hollenbeck’s, “Ziggurat (Exterior)” at the Whitney Museum in New York City. Outside of the University setting, Cory has been a member of the Matrix Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble for three years, and a section leader for two. He recently returned with the ensemble from its European Tour where they performed in Belgium. Cory is currently a member of the Percussive Arts Society and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. He teaches the percussion section for Crestwood High School, is an assistant front ensemble instructor for Matrix Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble and The Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps.


Cory plans to attend Texas A&M University-Commerce for his Masters study in Percussion Performance with Dr. Brian Zator.


Cory would like to thank his family for their support and his mentors Dr. Glenn Schaft and Rob Ferguson for their investment in him.

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