Amit Peled’s Kennedy Center Concert Receives Review in The Washington Post

Faculty artist Amit Peled was featured in a review in The Washington Post entitled “Paying homage to a man and his instrument.” Author Stephen Brookes describes Mr. Peled’s recreation of cellist Pablo Casals’s concert at Peabody in 1915. Mr. Peled’s performance took place on Sunday, November 8 at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater in Washington. “But Peled blended […]

Claire Weber Wins Third Place in James Toland Vocal Arts Competition

Claire Weber (MM ’15 Voice), mezzo-soprano, won third place in the Emerging Artists category of the James Toland Vocal Arts Competition in Oakland, California this past June. Ms. Weber, a student of Dr. Steven Rainbolt, recently sang the role of Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Bel Cantanti Opera in October, and will be […]

Michael Formanek’s European tour with Tim Berne’s Decay Featured in Saudades

Faculty artist Michael Formanek, jazz bass, was featured in a review by Saudades of saxophonist Tim Berne’s Decay ensemble European tour throughout November 10-21. “Formanek, who knows Berne’s MO from decades of work together, made the music rich with texture – each push forward from his strings felt like you were being nudged by a cushion. […]

Emily Tate Performs Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Bizet’s Carmen

Master’s student Emily Tate, soprano, sang the role of Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Brooklyn Summer Opera Institute this past summer. Ms. Tate was also chosen as one of two sopranos to participate in the Asheville Lyric Opera Company’s young artist program this past August, and was contracted to sing the role […]