Benefit Concert for Ukraine

Headshots of Evanghelina Ciobanu, Nikolai Klotchkov, Ramilya Saubanova, and Denis Savelyev

Symphony orchestras have started adding the late Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk’s Melody in A Minor to their concert programs to acknowledge the current humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The short piece, which appeared as theme music in a 1980s Soviet film, became popularly known as the “spiritual hymn” of Ukraine over the ensuing decades. It’s the […]

Mary Matthews Releases “Beatboxing & Beyond” Method Book

Beatboxing and Beyond

Mary Matthews (MM ’10, Flute) released Beatboxing & Beyond: An Essential Method for the 21st-Century Flutist in June 2021 with Nicole Chamberlain. The method book provides instructions and etudes to explore fourteen of the most common types of extended techniques for flute all in one place. It received the highest endorsement from the National Flute […]

Judy Schneider Retires from U.S. Government Accountability Office

Judy Schneider (BM ’82, Flute) has retired from the U.S. Government Accountability Office after 32 years as the catalog/systems librarian. Schneider began working in Peabody’s Arthur Friedheim Music Library and decided to pursue librarianship and cataloging.

Leela Breithaupt Appointed Executive Director of Bach Choir of Bethlehem

Leela Breithaupt

Leela Breithaupt (BM ’93, MM ’96, Flute) has been appointed Executive Director of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. As the oldest American Bach Choir. The Bach Choir of Bethlehem performs the works of Bach and promotes appreciation of Bach’s music while striving for musical excellence. The choir participates in local, national, and international education and […]

MPIMC Takes on Paganini’s 24 Caprices

Professor of Flute Marina Piccinini offers the Marina Piccinini International Master Classes this May focusing on Niccolò Paganini’s 24 Caprices. The classes will be held virtually featuring open practice sessions with Katy Wherry, an Extended Etude session with Soo-Kyung Park, and an exclusive chat with Hilary Hahn.

Duo Sila Releases Traditions Reimagined

Traditions Reimagined

Duo Sila – Christina Manceor (MM ’17, Percussion) and Amanda Dame (MM ’19, Flute) – released their inaugural album, Traditions Reimagined, on February 26, 2021. The album explores the infusion of international music traditions within 20th Century music. They will host a virtual album release party on Sunday, February 28.