Alea Publishing: Arrangers

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Michael and Kimberly Davenport

The vast majority of the arrangements in the Alea Publishing catalog are the work of Duo Alea, the father and daughter team of Michael and Kimberly Davenport. The Duo's performances and recordings have brought local and world premieres of several important works for bass clarinet & piano, and they are also dedicated to expanding the bass clarinet repertoire through artistic transcriptions.

Michael Davenport has been a performing bass clarinetist since the early 1960s. He has worked as a symphony musician as well as a bass clarinet soloist. Kimberly Davenport has been working as a professional musician since her pre-teen years, with extensive work as a collaborative artist. She studied piano performance at the University of Washington (BA/BM) and Northwestern University (MM), the fine music library there serving as inspiration for early additions to the Duo's repertoire.

Stephen Davidson

Canadian Stephen Davidson has worked as a freelance musician for 12 years, performing with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, McGill Symphony Orchestra, UBC Orchestra, Vancouver Miniaturist Ensemble, behind open doors arts collective and many more ensembles. He has been a featured performer on the Sonic Boom, mercredimusics, Lundi Spaghetti and garbage night music series. He also formed and administrated the letter four quartet in Vancouver, BC. In 2010, he received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to pursue his career in London, England, and has since relocated here permanently.

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Kevin Holland

Kevin Holland is a composer, arranger, and music teacher based in the United Kingdom. His arrangements in the Alea catalog, both for clarinet quartet, are taken from keyboard music of the Baroque period.

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Alejandro Loveira

American bass clarinetist Alejandro Loveira is currently studying in the Netherlands. His arrangement of J.S. Bach's "Little Fugue", one of the composer's most familiar works, for bass clarinet quartet, is very effective.

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Erica Manzo

A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Dr. Erica Manzo holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory from Baylor University, a Master of Music degree in Music Theory from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. Her principal clarinet instructors were Richard Shanley, Bil Jackson, and Richard MacDowell. She has also performed in masterclasses with Andrew Crisante, F. Gerard Errante, Loren Kitt, and Robert Spring. Dr. Manzo has appeared as a solo recitalist at three International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest conferences. She also presented a solo recital at the prestigious University of Oklahoma's Clarinet Symposium in 2008. At the ClarinetFest in Porto, she premiered a piece written for her by Barton Cummings, entitled Diversions for Clarinet and Band. She has also performed with the Acadian Wind Symphony, the Missouri Quintet, the Missouri Symphony Orchestra since 2004, and in 2006 was a guest lecturer at the College Music Society's Great Plains Chapter Annual Conference.

Dr. Manzo is on the faculty at the University of Missouri, and also maintains a large, private clarinet studio in Columbia, MO. She also actively serves as a clinician, adjudicator, instructor in the Columbia Public Schools, and a recitalist throughout Missouri. In addition, she serves as Executive Secretary of the Missouri Music Teachers Association. Dr. Manzo is a member of the College Music Society, International Clarinet Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.

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Dan McGlaun

American clarinetist Dan McGlaun is active as both a freelance performer and an arranger. Alea is pleased to publish his skillful arrangement of a favorite Chopin piano work for bass clarinet and piano.

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Aage Nielsen

Aage Nielsen was an adjunct professor of music at the College of Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University, as well as the bass clarinetist with the Boise Philharmonic for 23 years, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony for 11 years, and the chamber ensemble Darkwood Consort for 19 years. Darkwood Consort performed throughout the U.S., as well as Denmark, Iceland and The Netherlands.

Aage is currently freelancing in the Portland area, and performing with Dulcina (with Laura Kuhlman, Phil Neuman and Gayle Neuman), Curious Voices (under the direction of Emily Lau), and Omkring en Hornpibe (his own project of early and traditional Danish music). His strong interest in early music led to the arrangements of music by Landini and Machaut which Alea is pleased to include in our catalog.

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Dalton Ringey

American clarinetist and composer Dalton Ringey is currently a graduate student at the University of Delaware. As a composer, he focuses primarily on concert band, but has also written for orchestra, chamber ensembles, and solo instruments. His skillful arrangements of bassoon works for bass clarinet and piano make for outstanding additions to the Alea catalog.

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Andrew Sprung

Andrew Sprung is principal clarinetist of the Jackson (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra, second clarinetist of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra (Traverse City, Michigan), and adjunct instructor of clarinet at Spring Arbor University and Hillsdale College. He maintains a private studio of 35+ high school, middle school, and adult amateur clarinetists and bass clarinetists.

He has performed with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Ballet, Windsor (Canada) Symphony Orchestra, Windsor Light Music Theatre, and others. He holds a D.M.A. degree from Michigan State University, M.M. from Bowling Green State University, and B.A. from Iowa State University. He is a Selmer Paris artist.

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Keith Terrett

Keith Terrett (b.1956), is a composer, arranger, conductor, band trainer, instrumental teacher, trumpeter, cornettist, flugelhornist & multi-instrumentalist born in London. He has performed and taught throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, and is currently Director of Music at Pathways World School in India.

Keith has studied with, and gained academic musical qualifications from the Royal Military School of Music, Open University, Trinity College of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, London College of Music, and the Bandsman's College of Music in Manchester.

Keith is an internationally acclaimed composer/arranger, writing in all genres from full orchestra, brass band, and wind band, to music for string quartet, brass ensemble, saxophone group, clarinet choir, recorder consort, oboe consort, and even for the steel drums, harmonica and accordion! His music is published in the England, Belgium, Austria, Wales, Canada, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, the USA and Norway.

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Kathryn Vedder

Kathryn Vedder holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in clarinet performance, and has been active as a performer and teacher on both clarinet and saxophone for many years. Alea is pleased to include in our catalog her skillful arrangement of Weber's bassoon concerto for bass clarinet with piano accompaniment.

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