New Starobin work premiered in Denmark

On June 4, guitarist David Starobin (BM ’73), joined by pianist Vassily Primakov, premiered new works by Starobin and William Bland in a concert at the Carl Nielsen Museum in Odense, Denmark. Starobin’s Variations on a Theme by Carl Nielsen for solo guitar is based on Nielsen’s Song Behind the Plow (Sang bag Ploven).

Lam wins Memphis International Conducting Competition

Ken Lam (MM ’08) won the Memphis International Conducting Competition. Lam took home a cash prize and will have the opportunity to conduct the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in a concert next October. Ten contestants were selected from 236 applications representing 35 countries and 30 states in the U.S. The competition included three rounds over two […]

Lee Mills named new Peabody-BSO Fellow

Lee Mills (GPD ’11) will be the 2011-2012 Peabody-BSO Conducting Fellow. Mills will make his BSO debut at Artscape, conducting works by Mozart and Vaughan Williams on July 16.

Peled to perform Penderecki concerto

Faculty artist Amit Peled will perform Krzysztof Penderecki’s Concerto Grosso No. 1 at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago with the composer conducting. Performances are July 15 and 16 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

Adashi work on new CD

The Dark Hours (2007), by composer Judah Adashi (faculty, MM ’02, DMA ’11), is included on BassoonMusic, a new CD by bassoonist Peter Kolkay, featuring pianist Alexandra Nguyen. The Dark Hours was commissioned for Kolkay by Concert Artists Guild and the BMI Foundation’s Carlos Surinach Fund. The new disc consists of contemporary American works, by […]

Orchestra position for bass alum

Chris Hamlen (BM ’04, GPD ’06, Double Bass) has won a position in the double bass section of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra in Michigan.  

ISB Convention

Rolf Erdahl (DMA ’94, Double Bass) and Tim Goplerud (Composition, Computer Music) performed in a recital of Goplerud’s music at the 2011 International Society of Bassists Convention in San Francisco on June 8.

St. Andrew’s Scholarship

Elizabeth Ford (MM ’05) has been awarded a St. Andrew’s Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. The St. Andrew’s Prizes were established to support Scots and Americans of Scottish descent in their pursuit of university degrees. The scholarship offers financial support of Ford’s pursuit of a PhD in Musicology at the University of Glasgow in […]

Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop

Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Merrill (MM ’11, Voice) and master’s candidate Kerry Holahan, soprano, performed in scenes from Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea as part of the Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop coached by Julianne Baird on June 25 in LeFrank Hall, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens, N.Y.