John Wilson Awarded Piano Fellowship Position for New World Symphony

John Wilson (BM ’10, MM ’12, GPD ’14, Piano) was awarded a piano fellowship position for the New World Symphony under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Mr. Wilson was also appointed the principal keyboardist of the Reading Symphony. For the last three summers he has served as principal keyboardist for the Aspen Music […]

Hollis Robbins Publishes in New Volume, Mapping Region in Early American Writing

Humanities Department Chair Hollis Robbins recently published “African American Literature of the Gold Rush,” co-authored with Janet Neary (Hunter College), in a a new volume, Mapping Region in Early American Writing (University of Georgia Press, 2015), a collection of essays that study how early American writers assessed the spaces around them. Contributors reconsidered the various […]

Toni Marie Palmertree Receives 2016 San Francisco Opera Center Adler Fellowship

On Monday, October 12, soprano Toni Marie Palmertree (BM ’06, Voice) was announced one of twelve recipients of the San Francisco Opera Center’s 2016 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Find out more about the […]

Jisu Jung Wins Second Prize in PercussiveLinz International Marimba Competition

On Sunday, October 11, senior percussionist Ji Su Jung won second prize in the PercussiveLinz International Marimba Competition at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz. Ms. Jung studies under faculty artist Robert van Sice with a full scholarship. She has performed as a soloist with the Oradea-Rumania and Eurasian Philharmonic Orchestras, Gyeonggi State Philharmonic Orchestra, Suwon […]

Ruby Fulton’s Cycle Loops to be Performed At SONiC Festival

On Saturday, October 17, at 2:00 pm faculty artist Julia Sheriff (BM ’12, Piano), piano and bicycle, and master’s student Robby Neubauer (BM ’15, Computer Music), electronics, will perform Cycle Loops by Ruby Fulton (DMA ’09, Composition) at SONiC (Sounds of a New Century) Festival in the “Machine Music: Acoustic & Robotic Instruments” division at […]

Junhong Kuang to Hold Recital in New York

On Friday, December 11, at 8:00 pm freshman guitarist Junhong Kuang will hold a recital at Symphony Space in New York. This will be the 15-year-old’s first full-length New York concert. The program features works by Sanz, Bach, Sor, Giuliani, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Albéniz. Mr. Kuang won first prize in the Thailand International Guitar Competition in […]

Meng Su wins gold medal Parkening International Guitar Competition

Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Music) won the gold medal in the fourth triennial Parkening International Guitar Competition in Malibu, Calif., on May 30, after a performance of the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo in the final round of the competition. The Parkening International Guitar Competition is one of […]