The Baltimore Consort Performed at the Madison Early Music Festival Reply

BaltimoreConsortThe Baltimore Consort – Mary Anne Ballard, Mark Cudek (MM ’82, Lute), Larry Lipkis, Ronn McFarlane (’79, Guitar), and Mindy Rosenfeld (BM ’80, Flute) – performed at the Madison Early Music Festival on July 12. Greg Hettmansberger reviewed the performance on his blog.

The Sprezzatura Duo Gave World Premiere of Peyi-a Chanje Reply

SprezzaturaThe Sprezzatura Duo, featuring Anastasia Pike (MM ’07, Harp) who studied with Jeanne Chalifoux and Kate Loughrey (MM ’08, Harp), gave the world premiere of Peyi-a Chanje, commissioned from  Caleb Vaughn-Jones (PC ’06, Cello) who studied with Alan Stepansky, at the American Harp Society’s National Conference in Atlanta on July 1. Dr. Pike also gave a presentation titled “The End of the Conservatory” at the College Music Society’s National Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., on November 5, 2015.

Preparatory Alumna Justine Koontz Receives Fulbright Award Reply

JustineKoontzJustine Koontz, who studied composition at the Preparatory with Judah Adashi, is a recipient of the Fulbright award. Ms. Koontz will be living in Riga, Latvia, to determine how “the country that sings” maintains and burnishes that reputation. This year she received a Master in Music from Butler University.