Ken Lam (MM ’07, Conducting) is the recipient of the Johns Hopkins Global Achievement Award, which will be awarded during our 2015-2016 season. Originally from Hong Kong, Lam entered Peabody in 2005 having spent 10 years working as an attorney at a major international law firm. Since then he has been “on holiday” from practicing law, making his US professional debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and leading ensembles around the world. Lam is currently music director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, resident conductor of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, associate conductor for education of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, artistic director of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras, associate professor and director of orchestra at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and artistic director of Hong Kong Voices.
Wilda Heiss (TC ’60, BM ’62, AD ’63, MM ’64, Flute) will be presented with the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Heritage Award at Saturday’s PSO concert. Heiss was principal flute of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 1964-1974. She taught flute at University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, University of Montevallo, and Birmingham-Southern College. She later moved to Washington D.C. where she was a member of the woodwind quartet, the American Chamber Players, and worked at the Library of Congress.