Sarah Cai and Abigail Lo receive awards at MSMTA Concerto Competition

Preparatory students Sarah Cai and Abigail Lo received awards at the Maryland State Music Teachers Association Gertrude S. Brown Memorial Piano Concerto Competition, held on January 19.  Cai won the Senior division, performing the second movement of  Piano Concerto No. 2 by Shostakovich.  Lo won the Intermediate division, performing the second movement of Mozart’s Piano […]

Kendra Preston Leonard won Society for American Music Fellowship

Kendra Preston Leonard (BM ’95, Cello) has been named the inaugural winner of the Society for American Music’s Judith Tick Fellowship. The highly competitive Fellowship is awarded to support scholarly research leading to publication on topics that have been the focus of Prof. Tick’s distinguished career: women’s music-making across time and musical genres, musical biography, […]

Jake Runestad world premiere

Dreams of the Fallen, a composition by Jake Runestad (MM ’11, Composition), received its world premiere on November 11 at the National World War II Museum in Louisiana.  The piece is a setting of poems by an Army veteran about the war in Iraq.  A video of the premiere and the article, “Jake Runestad’s ‘Dreams […]