Kisma Jordan (GPD ’12, Opera) released The OperaSOUL Experience, a concert that blends operatic vocals with soul-pop music, and The OperaSOUL EP, her first solo recording. The concert was grant-funded through the Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge-Detroit and will be presented at The Carr Center later in the 2021 season.
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.
Monica Daly (GPD ’20, Vocal Accompanying) joined Opera Columbus, in partnership with Capital University, as resident artist pianist and vocal coach for 2020-2021. For Opera Columbus, Daly served as Chorus Master and Pianist for mainstage productions, educational tours, and other community engagement programs. She joined the Capital University vocal performance faculty as a Diction Instructor and vocal coach for opera and musical theatre productions.
Articulated: Dispatches from the Archives of American Art is a new podcast series from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art which uses music from Sound and Smoke, composed by Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition) and performed by the Peabody Wind Ensemble with Harlan Parker conducting.