Jake Runestad’s Ave Verum Makes World Premiere at the Kennedy Center

Ave Verum, a piece by Jake Runestad (MM ’11, Composition; MM ’12, Music Theory Pedagogy) commissioned by the Choral Arts Society of Washington D.C. and conductor Scott Tucker, made its world premiere on April 23 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Ave Verum is a collaboration with poet Todd Boss that explores Mozart’s creative […]

Nathan Cornelius, Peter Dayton, Cameron Falby Featured in 2016 BCAS Student Composer Project

The Baltimore Choral Arts Society‘s 2016 Student Composer Project was held at Grace United Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 10. This year’s student composers were DMA guitar candidate Nathan Cornelius, master’s composition student Peter Dayton, and undergraduate voice and composition student and preparatory alumnus Cameron Falby. All three students wrote original choral compositions which were performed […]

Symphony Number One to Perform Works by Peabody Faculty, Alumni, Students at Light City

Symphony Number One, a local chamber orchestra comprised of and run by Peabody students and alumni, will perform works by Peabody student, faculty, and alumni composers at Light City Baltimore on Saturday, April 2. The program features works by faculty artist Joel Puckett, alumnus Andrew Boss (MM ’13, Composition), and composition students Alexa Rinn, Ben […]

Jenine Brown Music Cognition Journal Article Published in Music Perception

Music theory faculty member Jenine Brown published a journal article in Music Perception titled “The Psychological Representation of Musical Intervals in a Twelve-Tone Context” in February. The article explores what we learn about twelve-tone music when passively listening to it. The full article is available here.

2016 New Music Gathering Featured on I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN published an article on the 2016 New Music Gathering, held at Peabody in January. The conference was organized in part by faculty member David Smooke and featured performances and works by Peabody faculty and students. The article, written by Arlene and Larry Dunn, mentions musical contributions by Dr. Smooke, faculty member Amy […]

2016 New Music Gathering Featured in The Wall Street Journal

The 2016 New Music Gathering, held at Peabody on January 7-9, was featured in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, January 12. The article, by Allan Kozinn, highlighted the conferences many events, mentioning performances of works by faculty artists David Smooke – one of the event’s organizers – and Amy Beth Kirsten, as well as numerous […]

Douglas Buchanan joins Maryland Choral Society as 12th Artistic Director

On Sunday, December 13 at 4:00 pm, musicology faculty member Douglas Buchanan (MM ’08, Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy; DMA ’13, Composition) will conduct his first concert as artistic director of the Maryland Choral Society. The concert features works of emerging choral composers including Dale Trumbore and Paul Ayres, as well as Durante’s Magnificat and a tribute to […]