Peter Bay conducts Austin Symphony in new CD

Peter Bay (MM ’80, Conducting) is the conductor of the Austin Symphony on the newly released CD of Edward Burlingame Hill: Symphony No. 4 and Orchestral Works. Edward Burlingame Hill is best known today as the teacher of composers Leonard Bernstein, Walter Piston, Roger Sessions, Randall Thompson, Virgil Thomson and Elliott Carter. Hill’s beautifully crafted […]

Roger Zare commissioned to compose for Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival

Roger Zare (MM ’09, Composition) was commissioned to compose a piece by the 30th Annual Chesapeake Chamber Music (CCM) Festival, which will be held in Easton, MD from June 7 through June 21, 2015.  In honor of the 30th Festival, Artistic Directors J. Lawrie Bloom and Marcie Rosen have commissioned 30-year old award-winning Zare to […]