Flutist Rebecca Jeffreys' CD "Poems and Dreams," which features Russell's work "Byzantine Dances" for flute and piano, has been receiving airtime on classical and contemporary radio stations all across the United States, and will soon be expanding to international radio stations! Click "Read More" below for a detailed list of domestic and international stations who have the disc in their playlists.
About Russell's composition "Byzantine Dances": "The listener is instantly captured by exotic rhythmic energy. Sumptuous color, modal use, and special effects pervade these mesmerizing dances, causing one to visualize a vibrant Middle Eastern square."
If you are thinking about taking the Level I or Level II summer training courses in Orff-Schulwerk pedagogy, consider coming to the brand-new course at Winthrop University, in Rock Hill, SC -- Russell will be teaching Recorder there!
An article by choral conductor and pedagogue Donna Menhart featured a lesson plan and teaching suggestions for "Eldorado," written as the result of Russell's winning the 2012 Ruth Boshkoff Composition Prize sponsored by the Organization of American Kodály Educators.