Peabody Children’s Chorus perform Mahler’s Third Symphony with the BSO

The Peabody Children’s Chorus, directed by Doreen Falby, will join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop, and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society Women’s Chorus, directed by Tom Hall, for three performances of Mahler’s Third Symphony on Thursday, January 29; Friday, January 30; and Saturday, January 31, at 8:00 pm.

Dan Trahey first American to win the Austrian Brass Band Championship

On November 9, Dan Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education) was recognized as being the first American to win the Austrian Brass Band Championship, as tubist with the RET Brass Band of Innsbruck Austria. The prize comes with a trip to the World Brass Band Championship to be held in Frieburg, Germany in May of […]

Two Ray Sprenkle compositions on the Annapolis Brass Quintet’s new CD

Former music theory faculty member Elam Ray Sprenkle (BM ’70, MM ’71, DMA ’79, Composition) has two compositions on the Annapolis Brass Quintet’s new CD Forever—is Composed of Nows. Sprenkle’s “Three Fanfares” opens the CD, while “Six Songs,” his setting of six poems of Emily Dickinson for mezzo-soprano and brass quintet, closes the CD.

Michael Formanek CDs top Best of 2014 lists

Two CDs featuring faculty artist Michael Formanek, Thumbscrew and Palo Colorado Dream, were listed on allmusic.com’s Best of 2014 list of Favorite Jazz Albums. Also on that list is a CD by Ideal Bread, Beating the Teens: Songs of Steve Lacy, which features a former student of Formanek’s Adam Hopkins (GPD ’08, Jazz Double Bass). […]

Andrew Arceci featured on the soundtrack of BBC’s drama series, Silent Witness

Andrew Arceci (BM ’08, Double Bass) was featured on the soundtrack of BBC’s drama series, Silent Witness. The ‘Falling Angels’ episodes will air January 12 and 13 in Britain (BBC One), then in Europe––Norway (on NRK), Sweden (on Sjuan), Finland (on Yle), the Netherlands (on KRO), Belgium (on Canvas / VRT), and eventually elsewhere.