Outcalls, a band comprised of Britt Olsen-Ecker (BM ’09, Voice) and Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Ensemble), is in the running for WTMD’s Top 89 Songs of 2017. They also have upcoming shows, on Sunday, December 31, at 11:59 pm at The Windup Space and on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8:00pm at the Metro Gallery, both in Baltimore.
Hollis Robbins, Peabody Humanities Department chair, has a new book out, called The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers. The book is currently ranked number one on Amazon under New Releases in Classic American Literature, and it was also recently featured in NPR’s list of 2017’s Great Reads. She was also featured in this season’s Johns Hopkins Magazine.
Faculty artist Tony Arnold, soprano, will be joined by pianist Gábor Csalog for a rare performance of György Kurtág’s cantata for soprano and piano, The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza, Op. 7. On December 19, at 7:30 pm, the Zeneakadémia in Budapest commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a concert featuring this notoriously difficult song cycle in the composer’s native Hungary.
Paul Mathews (DMA ’98, Composition) gave a presentation to the Roundtable of Assistant Directors and Associate Deans at the annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music in Scottsdale, Ariz. “On Being Middle Management During Major Transformation,” the presentation reviewed some of the challenges and opportunities arising from a change in leadership and a reorganization of priorities.