Kevin Puts Featured in Stay Thirsty Magazine

Composition Professor Kevin Puts is featured in a Q&A by Stay Thirsty Magazine. The article talks about his approach to teaching, what he has learned with time, and the evolution of his process.

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), […]

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.

Alysia Lee and Bobby Ge Receive New Music USA Creator Development Fund Grant

Alysia Lee (MM ’06, Vocal Performance) and Bobby Ge (MM ’20, Composition) are recipients of the New Music USA Creator Development Fund Grant. The program aims to enable individual music creators to lead the development of new and existing ideas and collaborations, and get to the next stage of their creative practice. Allison Clendaniel (BM […]

Peter Dayton and Katie Procell Release “Stories Out of Cherry Stems” Vocal Album

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Peter Dayton (MM ‘16, Composition) will release his new album Stories Out of Cherry Stems featuring vocal work by Katie Procell (MM ‘18, Voice). Stories is an album of original vocal chamber music with carefully curated texts spanning multiple centuries. The album will release on May 13, 2022, available on all streaming platforms.

Paul Jan Zdunek Co-Leads Conversation on Arts Entrepreneurship

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Paul Jan Zdunek (BM ’91, Composition) joined Dustin Davis and actress Jane Kaczmarek for a conversation on leadership and entrepreneurship in arts and entertainment titled “Cowboys and Conductors.” The event will took place Thursday, April 7th at 9am PST/12pm EST via Zoom.

Bobby Ge and Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei Win New York Youth Symphony Grand Prizes

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Bobby Ge (MM ’20, Composition) and Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei (MM ’17, Composition) have been selected as the grand prize winners of the New York Youth Symphony’s (NYYS) First Music Commission in the orchestra and chamber music categories, respectively. They will be composing new works to be premiered by the NYYS in Carnegie Hall and the […]

Professor Oscar Bettison Commissioned for Columbia University Podcast

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Composition Professor Oscar Bettison is working with Miller Theatre at Columbia University to create a podcast titled “Mission Commission.” Bettison was commissioned to write original pieces which will premiere in the upcoming second season of the podcast. The creative process in writing the pieces will be explored in the final episode of the podcast. The […]

Zach Gulaboff Davis Selected for Netherlands Fellowship

Zach Gulaboff Davis (DMA ’19, Composition) was awarded the “Mostly Modern Festival | The Netherlands Composition Fellowship” for 2022. Gulaboff Davis will compose a chamber work for the festival which will premiere during his residence at the event at Muziekschool Zeeland in Middelburg, The Netherlands on April 29.