Viet Cuong Work is Winner of the 2012 Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize

Viet Cuong

A wind ensemble piece by Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition), Sound and Smoke, was selected out of 140 entries as the winner of the 2012 Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize from Ithaca College. It was awarded $3,000 and will receive two performances in March by the Ithaca Wind Ensemble, conducted by Steve Peterson. […]

Devin Gray’s debut disc ranks highly in Jazz Critics’ Poll

Devin Gray

The results of the 2012 Rhapsody Jazz Critics’ Poll were announced today, and Devin Gray’s debut disc, Dirigo Rataplan, came in at #3 in the “Best Debut Album” category. One of his teachers, Michael Formanek, appears on the album along with trumpeter Dave Ballou and saxophonist Ellery Eskelin. Gray returns to Baltimore on March 26th, […]