2012 Convention

The 2012 Pi Kappa Lambda Bienniel Convention

… was at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, CA, November 15 & 16. The meeting was held jointly with the College Music Society, the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, The National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, and the National Association of Schools of Music.

The PKL convention was integrated into the larger and combined schedule of these organizations to provide the greatest opportunity for members of Pi Kappa Lambda and these music organizations to benefit mutually from the great variety of presentations offered. The Pi Kappa Lambda program is listed below. The highlights of the two days was the premier of a chamber work by L. Mark Lewis, and a keynote by composer Bruce Broughton. Read more about these below.

Registration: There is no registration fee for the Pi Kappa Lambda Convention, however, to attend any sessions presented by the CMS, ATMI, or NACWP, you must register on the College Music Society web site. Visit the hotel site to make room reservations. For more information about the mega conference visit the CMS conference page.

Thursday, November 15
10:00 AM - PKL business meeting; representatives from each chapter must attend to vote on issues
11:00 AM, Elizabeth A -- premier and composer talk, Cannons and Mirrors, piano trio by Leonard Mark Lewis (Winthrop University)

  • Violin - Alyze Dreiling
  • Cello - Lorie Kirkell
  • Piano - Leonard Mark Lewsi

Friday, November 16
3:00 PM -- Elizabeth A -- Keynote, Music on Demand: Composing for the Movies, by Hollywood composer Bruce Broughton, (University of Southern California)
4:00 PM -- reception in Elizabeth B & D

Bruce Broughton
Bruce Broughton, a composer who works in many styles and eclectic venues, is best known for film scores such as Silverado, Tombstone, The Rescuers Down Under, The Presidio, Miracle on 34th Street, the Homeward Bound adventures and Harry and The Hendersons, his television themes to JAG, Dinosaurs and Steven Spielberg’s Tiny Toon Adventures, TV mini-series (Roughing It, The Blue and Gray), TV movies (Warm Springs, O Pioneers!), as well as countless episodes of TV series such as Dallas, Quincy, First Monday andHawaii Five-O.  He has been nominated for an Oscar, a Grammy and twenty-three Emmys, having won the latter award ten times. He has composed music for many of the Disney theme park attractions throughout the world, and wrote the first orchestral score for a CD-ROM game.
Broughton’s concert music includes numerous works for orchestra and chamber groups, performed by ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.  He is the outgoing chair of the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a board member of ASCAP and a past president of The Society of Composers and Lyricists.  He has lectured in music composition at UCLA and currently teaches orchestration for motion pictures at USC.

Leonard Mark Lewis

Leonard Mark Lewis (b. 1973, Great Yarmouth, England) (D.M.A., Composition, University of Texas; M.M., Composition, University of Houston) is a composer, conductor and pianist specializing in new music. Lewis, a member of B.M.I., is the recipient of awards from ASCAP (Morton Gould Young Composer Award), B.M.I., Columbia University (Bearns Prize), Voices of Change (Russell Horn Young Composers Award), Frank Tichelli and MACRO. While on the faculty at the University of Missouri, Lewis was named Missouri¹s Composer of the Year (2002) by Missouri Music Teacher¹s Association (MMTA). His Concerto for Orchestra, was chosen for inclusion in the 2001 American Composers Orchestra Whitaker New Music Readings series, and was conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. In addition to his catalog of solo works, compositions by Lewis have been commissioned and performed by an array of ensembles including the North/South Consonance, Truman State Orchestra, AURA (University of Houston), Symposium for New Band Music, University of Texas Composer¹s Orchestra, New Music Camerata (East Carolina University), NACUSA, Concordia Trio, Charlotte Civic Symphony, Hyperion Ensemble and numerous wind ensembles.    Lewis recently received performances at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews Scotland and performances of by Juan Maria Solare in Germany, London and New York City.  His music is published by Dorn, Manhattan Beach, Southern and Haggelstein.  Lewis¹ main composition teachers were Carlisle Floyd, Dan Welcher and Robert Nelson.  Lewis has served on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Cy-Fair College (Chair and Associate Professor of Music).  He is currently Assistant Professor of Composition/Theory at Winthrop University.

Alyze Dreiling ­ Violinist / Violist/ Conductor  

Alyze Dreiling was born in Detroit, Michigan.  She began her studies with Mischa Mischakoff .The Detroit Symphony and the Music Study Club of Metropolitan Detroit sponsored her education with Mischakoff. Ms. Dreiling graduated from Indiana University where she studied with Josef Gingold. She holds a BM  in Violin Performance from Indiana University and MA from United States International University with an emphasis on Orchestral Performance. She has attended Kneisel Hall, Blossom Music Festival and Academy of the West for chamber music and worked with Walter Trampler, Karen Tuttle, Janos Starker and Menahem Pressler. She has appeared as soloist with the Detroit Symphony, Philharmonica Hungarica  at the Vienna Summer Festival, Florida Chamber Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Chamber Orchestra and  served as concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Chamber Orchestra before coming to San Diego.           
    In the San Diego area, she has appeared as soloist with the International Orchestra, Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and the San Diego State Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Dreiling was founding Artistic Director and Conductor of Classics for Kids. Alyze was the Violinist/Conductor of the International Chamber Players at USIU. Adept with all musical styles, she has played concertmaster for Donna Summers, Smoky Robinson, Dionne Warwick and Tom Scott, to name a few. She has also served as concertmaster for shows at the Old Globe, Civic Auditorium, LaJolla Playhouse, Lawrence Welk Theater and Starlight  Musical Theater and has also played with San Diego Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Hutchins Consort, Opera Pacific, and Orquestra de Baja California.   
    Ms. Dreiling was the founding Artistic Director and Conductor of Classics for Kids and currently is Artistic Director and Conductor of YPO Philharmonic String Orchestra and Soloist Ensemble and was recently awarded 2nd  prize in the American prize Competition in the conductor of youth orchestra division. Ms. Dreiling and Myron Fink were awarded a recording prize from Contemporary Recording Society for the production and release of a CD featuring Fink¹s Violin Sonata #1 and subsequently the Violin Sonata #2. Presently Ms. Dreiling is adjunct faculty at USD and USD Chamber Music Festival and is violinist with Trio Licenza, the piano trio, in residence at USD, a violinist with Quartetto Sorrento and member of the California Consort. Ms. Dreiling maintains a private teaching studio and  is a member of  the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC)and adjudicator for the Certificate of Merit program, member of the  Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and the National Piano Guild.  

Lorie Kirkell Cello

Lorie Kirkell is an acclaimed American cellist, who has developed a glowing career on the West Coast as soloist, recitalist, and chamber music player. After her studies on the East Coast with distinguished cellists Raya Garbousova and Bernard Greenhouse, she spent time doing freelance work and repertoire development. She then came to the West Coast where she earned a Master of Arts degree in Music at the University of California San Diego. Her research into reoertoire moved into the 20th Century as well as performance practice of music of earlier times. After this, a long series of recitals and solo appearances began and continue with noticeable frequency and high critical acclaim. She has appeared as principal cellist with orchestras for the Bolshoi Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. Ms. Kirkell has also been a member of the Grossmont College Music Department Faculty since 2002.