Trio Xolo Releases In Flower, In Song

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In Flower, In Song is the debut album from Trio Xolo, an improvising group composed of Mexican-American bassist Zachary Swanson (BM ’10, Jazz Bass), Baltimore-based saxophonist Derrick Michaels, and Lithuanian percussionist Dalius Naujo. In Flower, In Song was recorded live in one room and unveils a warm, organic sound. The album will be released August […]

CNSNC Releases The Ocean’s Cry

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CNSNC (Consonance) Collective – Zach Gulaboff Davis (DMA ’19, Composition), Daniel Despins (MM ’20, Composition), Bobby Ge (MM’ 20, Composition), DMA candidate in composition Seo Yoon Soyoona Kim, and Gu Wei (DMA ’20, Composition) – released their second album, The Ocean’s Cry, on June 21. A collaboration with Peabody musicians Ben Giroux (BM ’21, Percussion), […]

Laura Virella Releases Al menos cantos

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Laura Virella (BM ’03, Voice) released Al menos cantos on June 17 with Russian-Mexican pianist Alla Milchtein. The album is the first commercial studio recording of music by composer Jack Délano and includes two unpublished works: Canciones and ¿Cómo he de irme?

Sahffi Lynne Named Baker Artist Award Finalist

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Sahffi Lynne (BM ’93, French Horn) has been named a Baker Artist Award Finalist for 2022 as one of as 36 artists that were selected from nearly 700 artists who created a Baker Artist Portfolio in 2022.

Zach Gulaboff Davis Premieres Aurora 2

Composed in collaboration with the guitarist/videographer Phil Weaver and University of Alabama in Huntsville, Zach Gulaboff Davis’ (DMA ‘19, Composition) Aurora 2 showcases the natural wonders of North Alabama. This work is the culmination of 18 months on-the-ground and virtual work at various Land Trust of North Alabama sites, and premiered on June 16, 2022.

Minnesota Youth Symphonies Appoints Mark Mandarano Artistic Director

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The Minnesota Youth Symphonies has appointed Mark Mandarano (MM ’91, Conducting), as its artistic director. MYS is one of the nation’s premier youth orchestra education programs, dedicated to conservatory-level orchestral training for students. With three full orchestras, one string orchestra, and other ensembles and enrichment offerings, MYS offers a comprehensive musical experience for students from […]

James Richardson Completed DMA and Dissertation

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James Richardson (MM ’03, Voice) completed a DMA this past December with a dissertation concerning his discovery of missing song manuscripts by British composer Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960). His work—which involved extensive research at the Britten-Pears Archive—was awarded James Madison University’s “Outstanding Dissertation Award of 2021-22” and is the topic of a recent publication in Brio […]

Trent Johnson Premieres Across Continents In São Paulo

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Trent Johnson (BM ’89; GPD ’91, Organ) had his new concerto for bass trombone and chamber orchestra premiered in April, in São Paulo, Brazil. The work is subtitled “Across Continents” and was written for and performed by bass trombonist Darrin C. Milling, who attended the Peabody Prep and the Curtis Institute of Music. Darrin is […]