Robert Pippin (DMA ’19, Conducting) has been appointed the Dennis C. Dau Endowed Professor of Instrumental Music at Northwest Missouri State University. The position is the first endowed professorship for NWMSU, and Dr. Pippin is the second recipient of the award. The position is a two-year appointment, of which Dr. Pippin was awarded after “continuing […]
J. Ernest Green (MM ’83, Conducting) leads Live Arts Maryland (LAM), an Annapolis-based music performance collective. Green was joined by multiple Peabody alumni in LAM’s recent performance of Richard Einhorn’s “Voices of Light” in November at Maryland Hall. Green has led Live Arts Maryland for over 35 years and continually engages with the arts community through […]
Interview by Bret McCabe It took a global pandemic to keep conductor Gemma New (MM ’11, Conducting) in one place for an extended period of time. In the decade since leaving Peabody in 2011, New, the 2021 recipient of the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, crisscrossed the country and Europe as a guest conductor, conducting […]
Marin Alsop, Professor and Director of Graduate Conducting, was named the Harman/Eisner “Artist in Residence” at the Aspen Institute, an international non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. During her year-long tenure, Alsop will have the opportunity to bring her leadership and artistic perspective to thought-provoking conversations regarding social and civic matters. Alsop’s first public convening […]
The London Symphony Orchestra released a recording of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide staged and recorded by Director of Graduate Conducting Marin Alsop and Vocal studies instructor and opera stage director Garnett Bruce in 2018 at the Barbican.
Conducting master’s student Leonard Weiss won the inaugural Sydney Youth Orchestras’ Conductor NSW Orchestral (Early Career) Fellowship. The fellowship awards Weiss $30,000 and will allow him to undertake many professional development opportunities throughout the year.
Linhan Cui (MM ’20, Conducting) was awarded second prize and 15,000 € at the Malko Competition for Young Conductors and won the Kids Jury’s Prize.
Henry Dorn (MM ’20, Wind Conducting, Composition) and Lisa Williamson (BM ’05, Voice) have been selected for the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Future of Music Faculty Fellowship, a career development initiative engaging 35 Black and Latinx music professionals who are pursuing or considering academic careers.
The Northwestern Florida Symphony Orchestra has announced Todd Craven (GPD ’18, Conducting) will be its new Music Director and Conductor. The appointment will start in September with the kick off of the NFSO’s 35th anniversary.
The Conductor – a documentary about women conductors and centered around Marin Alsop – will be screened as a “Viewpoint” film at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival in June. Written and directed by Krieger School Professor Bernadette Wegenstein, the film was shot in part on Peabody’s campus and at Peabody’s 2018 performance of Leonard Bernstein’s […]