Trent Johnson Premieres Across Continents In São Paulo

Headshot of Trent Johnson sitting in front of an organ

Trent Johnson (BM ’89; GPD ’91, Organ) had his new concerto for bass trombone and chamber orchestra premiered in April, in São Paulo, Brazil. The work is subtitled “Across Continents” and was written for and performed by bass trombonist Darrin C. Milling, who attended the Peabody Prep and the Curtis Institute of Music. Darrin is […]

Phoon Yu Releases Seven

Album cover for Seven

Phoon Yu (MM ’17, Organ) recently released a recording of organ music titled Seven. The album is structured around two collections with seven pieces each. Yu is a Singaporean organist, composer, and arranger completing his doctoral studies at Juilliard.

Nicholas Bergin Named editor of The American Organist Magazine

Nicholas Bergin

Nicholas Bergin (BM ’09, Organ) was recently named editor of The American Organist magazine, effective January 2022. Published monthly by the American Guild of Organists, TAO is the most widely read journal devoted to organ and choral music in the world. Before being promoted to editor, Bergin was a member of the magazine’s editorial and […]

Organ Students Earn Professional Certifications from American Guild of Organists

Peabody organ students Wendy Johnston, Andrew Johnson, and Jordan Prescott have each earned professional certifications from the American Guild of Organists. Johnston received the Colleague certification (CAGO) in October 2020. Johnson and Prescott both received the Associateship certification (AAGO) in June 2021. Andrew Johnson is a student of Dr. Daniel Aune. Wendy Johnston and Jordan […]

Peabody Organ Students Perform on Bach Marathon

Three Peabody organ students were featured prominently in the 43rd Annual Baltimore Bach Marathon held at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Second-year master’s student Jordan Prescott opened the marathon by pairing the Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 533 with the Andante of the E minor trio sonata, BWV 528. He followed this with the […]

Peabody Alumni and Students Raise Gun Violence Awareness in Concert

Peabody students and alumni were involved in a concert at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church in Baltimore that honored the lives lost to gun violence in Baltimore and uplifted the work of BUILD. The concert was a part of the Spire Series, and took place on Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 pm. Jason Kissel (DMA […]

Jordan Prescott in Diapason Magazine

Master’s candidate Jordan Prescott, organ, has been named one of Diapason Magazine’s “20 Under 30,” which recognizes young people who have established themselves at the forefront of the organ, harpsichord, and church music professions. Prescott will be recognized in the May issue of the Diapason. He is a student of Dr. John Walker.

Jordan Prescott to Play at Washington National Cathedral

Peabody master’s candidate Jordan Prescott, organ, will present a recital featuring works by Bach, Franck, Johannes Matthias Michel, and Messiaen at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The concert will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 5:15 pm, and will be free, but with $10 suggested donation. Prescott will play the cathedral’s […]