Anastasia Pike Opens SAEE 2021 Virtual Conference Reply

Anastasia-Pike-photoDr. Anastasia Pike (MM ’07, Harp), a former student of the late harpist Jeanne Chalifoux, opened the 2021 Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education’s virtual conference with “For Good: How a Wicked Pandemic Has Forever Changed Arts Entrepreneurship,” a presentation featuring compelling interviews with Clive Gillinson, artistic and executive director of Carnegie Hall, and Jeffrey Sharkey, principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Manuel Barrueco Named “Artist of the Month” by Guitar Magazine Reply

Manuel BarruecoGuitar Professor Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75 Guitar) was named Guitar Magazine’s “Artist of the Month” for October 2021. He graces the cover of their October edition, which features an interview with Barrueco about his projects, career milestones, and overall involvement in his work as a classical guitar artist. Guitar Magazine has extensively covered Barrueco’s life and work across multiple other interviews hosted on their front page.

Distinguished Faculty Denyce Graves to Receive OPERA NEWS 2022 Award Reply

Denyce_GravesRosa Ponselle Distinguished Faculty Denyce Graves is one of three international opera stars receiving the OPERA NEWS 2022 award. As described by Opera Wire, Graves is among those who have “collectively graced the greatest opera stages around the world and have built renowned careers at the Met Opera.” The OPERA NEWS Awards Gala will happen on April 3, 2022, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Sean Doyle Premieres Original Music for “already there” at the Kennedy Center Reply


Sean Doyle (DMA ’15, Composition) premiered his original music in an interactive, filmed dance installation titled ‘already there’ by choreographer Britta Joy Peterson. ‘already there’ gathers together a gallery of vivid vitalities by inviting audiences to wind their way through vibrant rooms, sharpening their senses towards that sounds often filtered out. Doyle’s music featured in ‘already there’ had a multi-day presentation at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, from October 28 to the 30.

Du Yun, Paola Prestini, Caroline Mallonee Selected for New York Philharmonic Project 19 Reply

Composition Professor Du Yun, Paola Prestini (’95, Composition), and Preparatory alumna Caroline Mallonee are among the 19 women composers commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for Project 19, a multi-season initiative to commission and premiere 19 new works by 19 women composers.