Glenn Quader new Frederick Symphony Orchestra conductor and music director

Glenn Quader (MM ’03, Conducting) has been chosen as the Frederick Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor and music director. Mr. Quader currently holds positions in the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and American Studio Orchestra. He served as an assistant director at the Frederick Symphony Orchestra in Maryland between 2003 and 2009.

Jennifer Nicole Campbell releases solo piano debut album

Pianist and composer Jennifer Nicole Campbell (BM ’14, MM ’15, Piano) released her solo piano debut album Perceptions of Shadows. The CD includes her own compositions, new audio premieres by Israeli-American composer Avner Dorman and David Auldon Brown, and established masterpieces of the piano repertoire by Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin.

Thomas Kotcheff awarded BMI Student Composer Award

Thomas Kotcheff (BM ’10, Composition, Piano) was awarded one of nine BMI Student Composer Awards from the BMI Foundation, in collaboration with Broadcast Music, Inc. The winning composition was titled that in shadow or moonlight rises for mixed octet. The BMI Student Composer Awards recognize superior musical compositional ability. Winners receive scholarship grants to be […]

Marc Regnier releases CD of modern Brazilian music

Grammy-nominated classical guitarist Marc Regnier (BM ’79, Guitar) released his latest CD Tempo Do Brasil on the Reference Recording label. The album showcases a variety of modern Brazilian music including works by Sergio Assad, Radamés Gnattali, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Sejoon Park advances to the semifinals of Canada’s Honens Piano Competition

Sejoon Park (BM ’12, Piano), an Artist Diploma candidate studying with Boris Slutsky, was named one of 10 pianists to advance to the semifinals of Canada’s Honens Piano Competition. The musicians (ages 22 to 30) come from six countries: Italy, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States. One pianist will be named the […]

Jamie T. Kelley III new BSO vice president of development

James (“Jamie”) T. Kelley III (BM ’99, Percussion) has been selected the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s new vice president of development. Mr. Kelley will oversee all of the BSO’s fundraising activities, including the annual fund, institutional giving, membership, government relations, and the endowment. Since 2007, Mr. Kelley has been in various positions of increasing responsibility at […]

Joshua Walden published on Musicology Now

Musicology faculty member Joshua Walden has been published on the American Musicological Society’s blog, Musicology Now. His article is titled “Eili, Eili” as a “Traditional Yiddish Melody.”

Peabody’s new contemporary chamber ensemble announces inaugural season

The Peabody Conservatory’s new contemporary chamber ensemble, Now Hear This, has announced its inaugural season beginning this fall. Envisioned as a flexibly configured group, the ensemble will perform music of our time and will engage students in the planning and execution of its activities in order to broaden the learning experience. Courtney Orlando, a music […]

Sarah Hoover returns to Peabody as special assistant to the dean

Sarah Hoover (DMA ’08, Voice) has been appointed special assistant to the dean for innovation, interdisciplinary partnerships, and community initiatives for Peabody. Dr. Hoover co-founded the Oyster Bay Music Festival in Oyster Bay, N.Y., and served as its executive director from 2012-2015; she will continue her affiliation with the Festival. She is also an active […]

A Far Cry selected Best Classical Musical Ensemble by Boston magazine

The new music group, A Far Cry, has been selected Best Classical Musical Ensemble by Boston magazine. Alumni Jason Fisher (BM ’05, Violin) and Jesse Irons (BM ’04, Violin; GPD ’06, Chamber Music) are members of the group, which is the in-house chamber orchestra at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The magazine describes the group’s […]