Peabody composers in NY Phil Biennial reviewed

Works by faculty members Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) and Oscar Bettison and alumna Paola Prestini (BM, Composition) were premiered at the NY Phil Biennial: Solo Works by Young American Composers on June 3 and received reviews in The New York Times and New York Classical Review.

Neil Thompson Shade, Acoustical Society of America fellow

Recording arts and sciences faculty member Neil Thompson Shade was elected fellow of the Acoustical Society of America for “contributions in acoustics education and to the integration of electro-acoustic systems in architectural acoustics.” Shade established the Master of Arts program in Acoustic Studies at Peabody in 2000 and has provided audio/visual systems consulting design on […]

Melissa Wimbish wins the NATS Artists Award Mid-Atlantic Regionals

Soprano Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Music), who studied with Phyllis Bryn Julson, won the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artists Award Mid-Atlantic Regionals, after first winning the Md./D.C. division. She will be in a semi-finalist in the national competition at the the NATS National Conference, taking place in Boston, July […]

Brieann Pasko wins Kennett Symphony Vocal Competition

Brieann Pasko (MM ’13, GPD ’14, Voice) was a co-first place winner of the 2013 Kennett Symphony Vocal Competition held in April. Third place winner was Peter Scott Drackley (BM, Voice). Both studied with Phyllis Bryn-Julson.

Joseph Young makes Spoleto Festival debut

Joseph Young (AD ’09, Conducting) made his Spoleto Festival debut when he stepped in for conductor Joana Carniero to conduct the first concert of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra on May 28. Young was assistant conductor on Kat’a Kabanova and was asked to take over for Carniero just before rehearsals began.

Manuel Barrueco Collection review by Classical Guitar magazine

Classical Guitar magazine reviewed Tonar Music’s first sheet music publication in the Manuel Barrueco Collection: Suite Nr. 1, BWV 1007 by J. S. Bach, originally for cello transcribed for solo guitar by faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar).

Jennifer Nicole Campbell receives awards

Jennifer Nicole Campbell (BM ’14, piano), a student of Brian Ganz, was awarded the Peabody Alumni Award for earning the highest cumulative GPA in the Peabody Bachelor of Music Class of 2014. She was also awarded the Sarah Stulman Zieler Prize in Accompanying. In addition, she was inducted into the Phi Kappa Lambda Honor Society at […]

André Watts is WFIU’s June featured artist

André Watts (AD ’72, Piano) is the featured artist for the month of June by WFIU, the public media station of Bloomington, Ind. WFIU will feature performances by André Watts in its music programming throughout the month of June.