Andrew Cooperstock (DMA ’88)

Andrew Cooperstock (DMA ’88) performed with the National Symphony of Ghana and taught at the University of Ghana Legon in March. He will serve as U.S. judge for the National Giant Cup Art Talent Contest in Shenzhen, China, this summer, as well as for the Iowa Piano Competition and the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition, sponsored […]

Michael Kurth (BM ’93, Double Bass)

Michael Kurth (BM ’93, Double Bass), a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, was invited by ASO Music Director Robert Spano to compose one of 10 celebratory fanfares to mark Spano’s decade with the orchestra. The piece, May Cause Dizziness, Kurth’s first work for full orchestra, was premiered by the ASO on Mar. 31.

Charles Halka (MM ’08)

Round and Round, a new work for violin, cello, and piano 4-hands by composer Charles Halka (BM ’06, Piano; MM ’08, Composition and Music Theory Pedagogy), was premiered  in March at the historic Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress.  The work was inspired by a little-known composition by the great American patron Elizabeth Sprague […]

Regional NATS winners

Three Peabody students, all from the studio of of Phyllis Bryn-Julson, won prizes in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Mid-Atlantic Regional Vocal Competition, held at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., on Apr. 1 and 2. First-place for college senior went to Marie Marquis, also a student of William Sharp. Sarah Hayashi and […]