Constance Kaita (BM ’16, Piano) serves as the production coordinator on Emmy award-winning arts television series titled Articulate with Jim Cotter on PBS and has recently been involved in the airing of a segment on performance anxiety featuring former Peabody bass faculty Rob Kesselman and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra titled Under Pressure. Watch the full segment here.
Yang Guo (MM ’13, Viola) has won a position in the San Antonio Symphony. The mission of the San Antonio Symphony is to inspire and enrich their community by vigorously influencing the artistic fabric of San Antonio through excellent symphonic performance, education and service.
Russell Nadel (BM ’05, MM ’06, Composition) has been named winner of the 2017 Ben Steinberg Young Composer’s Award, presented by the Guild of Temple Musicians and the American Conference of Cantors, for his choral piece titled Tov L’Hodot, which translates to, “It is good to give thanks” and contains the Hebrew text of Psalm 92. Mr. Nadel’s composition will be premiered in June at the 2017 American Conference of Cantors in Las Vegas. Mr. Nadel previously won Ben Steinberg Young Composer’s Award in 2010 for his piece Shabbat Cycle.
Sergio Cervetti (BM ’67, Composition) will release a new CD of his compositions titled Triptych Revelation under Navona Records on June 9. Triptych Revelation will feature Mr. Cervetti’s Concerto for Trumpet, Strings and Timpani from 1973, a new Piano Quintet- Toward the Abyss, and The Hay Wain, an electronic tone poem from 1987.
DMA candidate Min Sang Kim (MM ’15, Voice), countertenor, won first place at the Wonderlic 2017 Voice Competition. The competition, which alternates annually between piano and voice, is presented by the Community Concerts at Second in Baltimore. Mr. Kim, who studies with William Sharp, performed in the winner recital on April 23.