The Peabody Post

A Busy Summer for Tuned-In Students

IMG_7334Members of the Tuned-In program participated in a collective composition/improvisation week this summer at Peabody which culminated in a concert at the Reginald F. Lewis African American History Museum. In addition, they traveled to New York to perform as part of Make Music NYC and to give concerts and workshops at Project Music and The Harmony Program.

Seven Tuned-In members were selected to play in the National Take a Stand Orchestra presented by the LA Philharmonic. Preparatory faculty members Troy Stuart (GPD ’94, Cello), Lauren Rausch (DMA ’14, Violin), and Dan Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education) were teachers and presenters at the Take a Stand Symposium, as well as alumna Camille Delaney McNeil (MM ’11, Flute) and current Conservatory senior Kayin Scanterbury, jazz percussion.

Conservatory junior bassoonist Mateen Milan, who is an alumnus the Preparatory’s Tuned-In program, was the first Summer Diversity Fellow at Ithaca College’s Summer Music Program and was responsible for teaching a class on college preparedness. Three members of Tuned-In also attended the program.

Ten members of the Tuned-In program attended The Archipelago Project’s summer music camp in Traverse City, Mich. Peabody Preparatory faculty artist Eliza Minster (BM ’13, MM ’14, Trumpet) is on Archipelago’s teaching staff.

Ten Tuned-In members attended Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Mich. Two Tuned-In members attended the Alpine Brass Band Camp in Stams, Austria. Tuned-In members Keith Flemming and Lowrider James attended The National Sistema Young Leaders Orchestra in London as Youth Mentors. Five Tuned-In members were hired as youth mentors at Living Classrooms summer music program in Baltimore.

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