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.

Velvet Brown Named Penn State Laureate

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Tuba professor Velvet Brown has been named the Penn State Laureate for the 2022-23 term. Brown is Penn State’s David P. Stone Chair and associate director for equity, diversity and inclusion in the College of Arts and Architecture’s School of Music. Brown will spend her Laureate term bringing visibility to the arts, humanities, and her […]

Dontae Winslow Produces Theme Song for New HBO Documentary “The Slow Hustle”

Dontae Winslow

Dontae Winslow (BM ’97, MM ’99, Trumpet) produced, performed, and co-wrote Looking for Answers with his wife Mashica Winslow. Looking for Answers is the theme song for filmmaker Sonja Sohn’s new documentary The Slow Hustle, which premiered on HBO Max on December 10. Dontae Winslow played the trumpet on his self-produced track while Mashica Winslow […]

Kate Amrine Founds “Brass Out Loud” Music Non-Profit

Kate Amrine

Kate Amrine (MM ’17, Trumpet) recently co-founded a new non-profit organization, Brass Out Loud, dedicated to inspiring and uplifting brass players everywhere. Through its yearly workshop, BOLD Chats, and panel discussions, inclusive faculty and staff at Brass Out Loud offer a new perspective on what it means to be a musician today. The second annual […]

Hakeem Bilal Published Book of Arias

Hakeem Bilal (BM ’10, Bass Trombone) published “Book of Arias,” a collection of 33 opera arias transcribed by Bilal for bass trombone. The book also includes opera synopses, full libretti, translations, downloadable piano scores, and performance notes.

Maxwell Arceneaux Releases New Album “Identity”

Junior horn performance student Maxwell Arceneaux released his second EP album entitled Identity. The album is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal, I Heart Radio and other streaming platforms.