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Alexander Fiterstein debuts a new piece by longtime collaborator, composer-pianist Michael Brown Interview by Bret McCabe Woodwinds Associate Professor and Chair Alexander Fitertstein didn’t know he would be debuting a new piece at his upcoming Sylvia Adalman Faculty Recital  but he kept his fingers crossed. “When we started talking about

Fran Vielma, a lecturer in Jazz Studies at Peabody and a recipient of the 2021 New Jazz Works fellowship from Chamber Music America, is a multi-percussionist, composer, and educator who grew up in Mérida, Venezuela, and has been on a musical journey ever since he can remember.  Musical Origins Early

Songs of Hope puts the voices of marginalized youth, human trafficking survivors, undocumented immigrants, and refugees on the concert stage

Computer Music faculty artist Margaret Schedel (MM ’01, Computer Music Composition) works with Parkinson’s Disease researchers to use music as a rehabilitative intervention. For nearly a decade she has collaborated with biomedical and neurological researchers, engineers, and physical therapists to use sonification to maintain gait. Current work involves placing custom

Interview by Bret McCabe The Oscar Bettison encountered in the second season of the Mission: Commission podcast that started this month will be familiar to anybody who follows the Peabody faculty composer on social media. He’s dryly, wryly funny and frequently discusses his writing process frankly. The podcast, produced by

The Peabody Preparatory’s annual spring recital has been named to honor the Preparatory’s longtime director, Lynn Taylor Hebden, who died in February 2013. Held on May 4, the Lynn Taylor Hebden Recital featured students who were selected through the Part-Recital Competition judged by professional musicians. Hebden had a 70-year history