Sam Kaestner Founds Stretto

Sam Kaestner

Sam Kaestner (BM ’00, Clarinet) founded Stretto, which works to enhance the interactivity between audiences and performers during a livestream. Stretto was named a finalist for Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards 2021.

Jay Shankar Wins First Prize at Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition

Jay Shankar

Jay Shankar, an undergraduate clarinet student, has been awarded first prize in Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition in Classical Clarinet. Winners of the competition will travel to Paris to visit the home of Vandoren, receive $1,000, and perform at the annual Music For All National Festival.

Sam Kaestner Helps Design UN’s Climate Action Superheroes

Sam Kaestner

Sam Kaestner (BM ’00, Clarinet) designed a solution to drive climate action for the United Nations with a team of four other students from the Parsons School of Design where he was completing a Master of Science in Strategic Design. The UN adopted the idea as part of their children’s component of the Act Now […]

Anthony McGill Featured in Concert of Clarinet Trios at Shriver Hall

Clarinet faculty artist Anthony McGill, pianist Inon Barnatan, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein will be featured in a program of clarinet trios at Shriver Hall in Baltimore on January 22 at 5:30 pm. The program will feature pieces by Beethoven, Hallman, and Brahms. The concert is sponsored by The Yale Gordon Young Artists Concert and is […]

Alumna Liz Ramirez appointed to Youth Orchestra of the America’s Global Leadership Program

Liz Ramirez (BM ’09, Clarinet) has been accepted to Youth Orchestra of the Americas’ Global Leadership Program. The program combines teacher training, leadership development, innovative thinking, and social enterprise to empower change makers and teaching artists. Through the program, Ms. Ramirez will have the chance to travel across the globe in immersive mission work centered […]

Annie Phillips Assistant Director of Entrepreneurial Musicianship

After eight years in the Bay Area, Annie Phillips (BM ’08, Clarinet) moved to Boston to be assistant director of entrepreneurial musicianship at the New England Conservatory. Her previous positions were as operations and program director at Zoo Labs, a music accelerator in Oakland, and on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where […]

Terrance Patterson Named First Winner of Ann McDonald Baker Art Ventures Award

Terrance Patterson (PC ’89, Clarinet) is the recipient of the first Ann McDonald Baker Art Ventures Award, detailed in an article in jacksonville.com. Created for the Community Foundation’s 25th anniversary, the $10,000 award celebrates “an extraordinary local artist whose work brings distinction to Northeast Florida.” Mr. Patterson is the founder and artistic director of the […]

2015-2016 Honors Ensembles Announced

The 2015-2016 Honors Ensembles are Trio Pheonix (pictured), with Alan Choo, violin, Tzu-Jou Yeh, cello, and Akkra Yeunyonghattaporn, piano; Trio Mesame, with Melissa Lander, clarinet, Mauricio Rey Gallego, cello, and Sahun Hong, piano; and Esprit, with Heeji Daisy Rho, violin, Ryo Usami, violin, Ankit Anil, viola, and Ethan Sandman, cello.