Associate Professor of Voice, Ah Young Hong, and Associate Professor of Music Theory, Joel Puckett, were among 38 early-career faculty members from across Johns Hopkins University selected to receive 2022 Catalyst Awards, an honor that comes with a $75,000 grant, mentoring opportunities, and institutional recognition.
Eric Carey (BM ’15, Voice) placed second at Oratorio Society of New York’s 45th Annual Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition Finals. The competition was held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 1:30pm at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and featured 8 classical singers. Carey received the Meyerson/Zwanger Award, earning Second Place and a $5,000 prize.
Nathan Cicero (MM ’18, Vocal Accompanying) and Peabody graduate Voice student Randy Ho will be joining the Pensacola Opera as Artists in Residence in the 2022-23 season. Artists in Residence participate in mainstage productions and educational programs in the Northwest Florida.
Denyce Graves has received a Presidential Volunteer Service Award and is being honored as a 2022 President Joseph R. Biden Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree. The award is granted to individuals who dedicate over 4,000 hours to civil service during their life.
Peabody Students Win First Place in the 2022 MD/DC National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition
Preparatory and conservatory students of vocal professors Madeleine Gray and Carl DuPont placed first in the 2022 MD/DC National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition. The list of first place winners is as follows:
Chelsea Buyalos (BM ’11, MM ’12, Voice) has been appointed as the Executive Director for the Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education after joining as the Director of Education in July 2021. Buyalos previously served as the Concert Series Coordinator and Competitions Manager at the Peabody Institute.
Director of Choral Studies Beth Willer and her opera ensemble, Lorelei Ensemble, will tour their new program “This Tyrant, Love” March 18 through March 27, 2022. The ensemble’s return to live performances features works by David Lang, Caroline Shaw, Björk, Laura Mvula, and music by 17th-century composers such as Luzzachi, Monteverdi, Rossi, Piccinini, and Strozzi.
Three Peabody alumnae have advanced to the National Semifinals in the Metropolitan Opera’s Laffont Competition. Rachel Blaustein (MM ’15, Voice) won The James McCracken Prize and Elizabeth Sarian (BM ’17, GPD ’18, Voice) won The Sandra Warfield Prize in the Eastern Region competition. Alexandra Razskazoff (BM ‘14, Voice) won first prize at the Southeast Region […]
Allison Clendaniel (BM ’14, Voice) and Bonnie Lander (PD ’08, Computer Music) were featured in New Music USA’s “Different Cities, Different Voices: Baltimore” article. The article explores Clendaniel and Lander’s journey to Baltimore and their current involvement in the city’s music space.
Diana Cantrelle (MM ’12, Voice, Pedagogy) was commissioned by composer Gavin Brown to perform five of his original compositions for Remembering December. The CD release party was held on December 12 at the Howard County Center for the Arts Blackbox Theatre.