Christa Bruce-Kotrc (MM ’74)

Christa Bruce-Kotrc (MM ’74) has been appointed by Alaska Governor Sean Parnell to the Alaska Humanities Forum. The forum develops programs and projects, establishes policy, procures resources to support programs and projects, reviews grant proposals, and encourages public interest in the humanities.

Washington International Competition for Piano

Two students of Boris Slutsky have been chosen as semi-finalists of the 58th Annual Washington International Competition for Piano. Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Jee In Hwang and junior Sejoon Park will compete on May 27, starting at 9:00 am, at the Benjamin T. Rome Hall of the George Washington University, located at 801 22nd […]

Murry Sidlin to recieve JHU Alumni Award

Murry Sidlin (BM ’62, Music Education; MM ’68, Instrumental Conducting), recipient of the 2011 Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award, will conduct a full performance of the Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Choir on the grounds of the former concentration camp at Terezin, Czech Republic on June 12. […]

Tempesta di Mare

Philadelphia-based Baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare, led by faculty artists Gwyn Roberts, recorder, and Richard Stone, lute, has its first orchestral tour in Germany in April. Members of the group include faculty artists Adam Pearl (BM ’99, Piano; MM ’01, DMA ’09, Harpsichord) and Stephen Bard, baroque oboe, as well as alumna Eve Miller (BM […]

Hans Kristian Goldstein (BM ’10)

Hans Kristian Goldstein (BM ’10) has been selected one of 25 official participants in the XIV Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow from June 14 to July 2. Cello applicants included 140 people representing 32 different countries, including: Russia (26), the United States and South Korea (17 each), Germany (7), France (4), Holland, Norway, Switzerland, Venezuela, and […]

Malori D. Fuchs (BM ’09)

Malori D. Fuchs (BM ’09, Violin) is the youth programs coordinator in the Education Department of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She also teaches private violin lessons to middle and high school students in her hometown of Frisco, Tx.

Karl Pedersen (MM ’07)

Karl Pedersen (MM ’07, Viola) has been named principal violist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio.

Mary Reed (BM ’10, Double Bass)

Mary Reed (BM ’10, Double Bass) is the first winner of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra-USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program, which offers mock orchestral auditioners a chance to perform with the orchestra. Reed performed two concerts with the LACO in April and has been hired as a substitute musician for the rehearsal-performance period.

Sean McClowry (BM ’00)

Sean McClowry (BM ’00) is on the faculty of The College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y. He will be teaching music industry studies which will include record production, electronic music, songwriting, and bass.

Catherine Mikelson (BM ’08)

Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Catherine Mikelson (BM ’08, Cello) has won the cello position with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. She will join the orchestra in the fall.