Piotr Pakhomkin (BM ’08, MM ’10, Guitar) will make his debut at Carnegie Hall on March 1, 2018. He will play Vivaldi’s D major Concerto, RV 93 with the Chamber Orchestra of New York in Weill Hall. He has also been signed to McDaniel Artist Management.
Nicholas Pothier (MM ’15, Vocal Accompanying) has been appointed adjunct lecturer, staff pianist, and coach at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Mr. Pothier served as music director and coach for Opera Breve Vocal Incentive’s opera scenes program in Wichita Falls, Texas, as well as pianist for the Prescott Park arts festival in Portsmouth, […]
Christine Pulliam (MM ’10, Vocal Accompanying) was the musical director for Dramma per Musica’s new staging of Handel’s Giulio Cesare—Julius Caesar: A Game of Thrones. The performances took place at the 133rd St. Arts Center in New York City.
Hyejin Kwon (MM ’11, Vocal Accompanying) will serve as repetiteur for Opera on the Avalon’s productions of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème and Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, then will serve as Intern Coach for the St. Andrew’s Arts Council 2014 Opera Workshop for Advanced Singers with Wendy Nielsen. Kwon has been active in Toronto […]
Nadezda Mijatovic-Sekicki (MM’13, Vocal Accompanying) will be the music director for D.C. Public Opera’s staged production of Schubert’s Goethe-Lieder, which will be hosted by the Austrian Cultural Forum at the Embassy of Austria on May 23 at 8 pm. She is looking forward to collaborating with the Embassy in creating this unusual production with stage […]
MM vocal accompanying student Celeste Johnson is the recipient of a full tuition, room, and board scholarship as a Collaborative Piano Intern for the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival Vocal Program, an intensive training and performance program set in the inspirational beauty of the Big Island of Hawaii in July. Celeste’s responsibilities include acting as repetiteur […]
Mary Trotter (MM’13, Vocal Accompanying) accompanied Metropolitan Opera baritone Aaron St. Claire Nicholson, the new artistic director of Opera Coeur d’Alene, for a series of fundraising concerts in November and January, and will serve as Opera Coeur d’Alene’s pianist for their summer cruise series and for their September production of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West. […]
Soprano Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice) and vocal accompanying student Ju Young Lee were Finalists in the Collaborative Artist Division of the 2013 Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition. They received an Honorable Mention and earned the Best Interpretation Award of a Composer from the Americas. Wimbish studies with Phyllis Bryn-Julson and Ah Hong, and Lee is a […]
Rayna Slavova (MM ’13, Vocal Accompanying) has been appointed a full time vocal coach and accompanist at the Fundación Universitaria Juan N Corpas in Bogota, Colombia. This position is the first of its kind at the University. She is also the principal vocal coach for the premiere of Accidental Death of an Anarchist, a new […]
Mary Trotter (MM ’13, Vocal Accompanying) has been appointed as an adjunct theory professor, coach, and staff pianist at Whitworth University, and as a staff pianist for the vocal and choral department at Gonzaga University. She will accompany Metropolitan Opera baritone Aaron St. Claire Nicholson, the new artistic director of Opera Coeur d’Alene, for a […]