Joelle Arnhold (MM ’12, DMA ’17, Viola) created an app, with co-creator and developer Garrett Arnhold, to facilitate remote music ensemble collaboration, called Cyborg Llama. The app automatically syncs video and audio recordings to create large or small ensemble ‘virtual choir’ videos without any editing and can accommodate up to 200 video windows.
Joseph Young (AD ’09, Conducting), Peabody’s Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of New Music USA. Of his appointment he said, “during this very significant time in our musical history, I hope to offer my diverse perspectives as an educator and music director while New Music USA continues to look at new areas for growth.”
Si-Yan Darren Li (MM, AD ’08, Cello) has been appointed cello and chamber music instructor at the Glauser School of Music at Kent State University.
Devin Gray (BM ’06, Jazz Percussion) released an album 27 Licks recorded for duo drum set with Gerald Cleaver on October 2, 2020.
Professor Marina Piccinini will offer a fall session of the Marina Piccinini International Masterclasses online from November 12-16. Sessions will include master classes with Piccinini and Erica Peel, lectures with Gwyn Roberts, a virtual tour of the Peabody Institute, and a showcase performance by current students in Piccinini’s studio.