CNSNC Releases The Ocean’s Cry

Album cover of The Ocean's Cry

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), […]

icarus Quartet Releases BIG THINGS

Album cover of Big Things

Percussion faculty artist Jeff Stern’s (MM ’14, Percussion) icarus Quartet invites you inside the studio for their title track single release from their debut album, BIG THINGS. The full album will be available in physical, digital, and streaming formats everywhere via Furious Artisans Records on June 17, 2022.

Ji Su Jung Awarded Prestigious $25,000 Avery Fisher Career Grant

Headshot of Ji Su Jung

Percussion faculty artist Ji Su Jung has been awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant. Each grant is valued at $25,000 with Jung being one of only 5 musicians to receive the grant for the 2022 year. Peabody Institute Dean Fred Bronstein congratulated Ji Su Jung on her achievement:

Sandbox Percussion Nominated for Best Chamber Music 2022 GRAMMY Award

Sandbox Percussion

Sandbox Percussion—Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen—received a 2022 Grammy Nomination in the “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” category for their newest album Seven Pillars. Seven Pillars is a collaboration between composer Andy Akiho and Sandbox to create a “genre-defying audio and video […]

Steph Zimmerman and Nonoka Mizukami Represent Peabody at the American Musicology Society

Doctorate of Music Arts students Steph Zimmerman and Nonoka Mizukami presented Inspiring A New Generation of Luthiers: A New Organology within the Curriculum of an American Conservatory in a live session on Early Musics in the 21st Century at the American Musicological Society Annual Meeting. Alongside Associate Professor of Musicology Susan Weiss, Zimmerman and Mizukami […]

Sandbox Percussion Releases Seven Pillars Film Anthology

Sandbox Percussion

Sandbox Percussion – Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen – premiered the Seven Pillars film anthology, 11 films that were commissioned to accompany their latest album of Andy Akiho’s music, on their YouTube channel on Thursday, October 21 at 8:00 pm EDT.

Lawrence Manchester Wins 2021 Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing

Lawrence Manchester (BM ’94, Percussion; BM ’95 Recording Arts and Sciences) won the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie as the score mixer for The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix). Earlier this year, he won the Cinema Audio Society Award for the same program.

Sandbox Percussion Joins UMKC Faculty

Sandbox Percussion

All four members of Sandbox Percussion – Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen – have joined the faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory.

Michael Compitello Releases Unsnared Drum

Michael Compitello (BM ’07, Percussion) released Unsnared Drum through New Focus Recordings on Friday, August 20. The album includes solo works for the snare drum by Nina C. Young, Hannah Lash, Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10, Composition), and Tonia Ko.