Patty Fagan-Miller (MM ’07, Bassoon) has been hired by the University of Texas at San Antonio as lecturer in bassoon. She is an active freelance musician in Houston and San Antonio. She holds a DMA from CU-Boulder and lives in San Antonio with her husband, Danny Miller (MM ’08, Trumpet).
Faculty artist John C. Walker, organ, has been elected president of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the world’s largest professional association of organists and choral conductors, as well as the largest organization on the globe dedicated to a single musical instrument.
Marianna Prjevalskaya, a doctoral piano student of Boris Slutsky, won the gold medal in the 2014 New Orleans International Piano Competition on July 27. The prize includes a $15,000 cash award, a solo recital at London’s Wigmore Hall, and performances with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. She is the first woman to win the competition since 2005, when Tanya Bannister took the gold.
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VC MASTERCLASS | Victoria Chiang, Peabody Institute – ’5 Essential Skills for Ensuring Efficient Practice’ – The Violin Channel
Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein appeared on the Diane Rehm Show, one of public broadcasting’s most-listened-to programs with 2.6 million weekly listeners across the country, on July 22 with New Yorker music critic Alex Ross, critic and composer Greg Sandow, and pianist Orli Shaham to discuss the future of classical music. Listen to the full show here.