Pianist and coach Celeste Johnson (MM ’14, Vocal Accompanying) was principal coach and backstage conductor for Minnesota Opera’s production of Bizet’s Carmen. During the production,
Joy Guidry (BM ’18, Bassoon) has been awarded the 2021 Berlin Prize for Young Artists. Guidry was one of six finalists chosen from over 230
DMA candidate in piano performance Ching-Yi Lin was awarded second prize at the Texas State International Piano Competition and performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3
Professor Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) received the 1st Alicante Classical Guitar Prize in recognition of his contribution to the Master Program in Classical Guitar
Ismael Guerrero (BM ’20, Cello) won a three-year fellowship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel.