Jason Kim joins Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra

Cellist Jason Kim, a bachelor’s degree student of Alison Wells, has won a position with Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, a self-conducted chamber orchestra that performs both chamber orchestra and chamber music repertoire at various venues in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10) receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10) was awarded a 12-month Guggenheim Fellowship and a Levy Supplemental Stipend for music composition. Kirsten will compose a large work for the Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the 180 successful candidates were chosen from a group of 3,000 applicants.

Peabody composers feature in 100 under 40 list

In April, Q2—part of Classical 105.9 WQXR—and NPR Music launched a project to determine listeners’ favorite composers under the age of 40. Making the list, compiled from comments on Facebook, Twitter, and the Q2 and NPR Music websites, were alumna Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10), music theory faculty member Joel Puckett, and composition faculty member […]

Jolley Brothers CD

Memoirs Between Brothers is a new CD by the Jolley Brothers—Nathan (BM ’09, Jazz Percussion) and Noble Jolley, Jr (BM ’09, Jazz Piano)—paying tribute to their late father was released last month. It’s a collection of 10 original pieces, nine composed by the twins and one by their father.

Mark McCoy (MM ’92)

Mark McCoy (MM ’92), a noted educator and composer, has been appointed dean of the DePauw University School of Music, effective August 1.

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. […]

Senior Jasmine Hogan awarded Fulbright Scholarship for China project

Senior Jasmine Hogan will travel to China for nine months and be affiliated with China Conservatory in Beijing. Hogan, who speaks fluent Mandarin, will transcribe traditional Chinese Konghou music for the modern pedal harp and study Chinese traditional instruments. Hogan has won a Fulbright Award for the project as well as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, […]

Danya Katok (MM ’09)

Danya Katok (MM ’09) will perform the role of Judy in Lee Hoiby’s This is the Rill Speaking with the Chelsea Opera, June 9-11, at St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea, N.Y. She will be a Young Artist with Ash Lawn Opera Festival in Charlottesville, Va., this summer covering the role of Anna in The King […]

2011 Wonderlic Competition

Laura Strickling (MM ’06, Voice) was the first place winner in the 2011 Russell C. Wonderlic Memorial Competition, presented by Community Concerts at Second. Natalie Conte (BM ’04, MM ’06) won second place, and master’s candidate Danielle Buonaiuto was an alternate.

William Davenport

Senior William Davenport, tenor, won second prize and the Boldyga Incentive Award in the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition on April 10. Davenport also was admitted into the highly selective Academy of Vocal Arts starting this fall. In April, he was tenor soloist in the following: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Concert Artists of Baltimore, Dvorak’s Requiem […]