Tia Price (MM ’14, Voice) is the first Director of the Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition, which coordinates efforts to advance digital equity and close the digital divide in Baltimore.
Doctoral candidate Rachel O’Connor won the American Musicological Society Capital Chapter’s Irving Lowens Award for Student Research for her paper “The Forced Migration of Venezuelan Musicians: The ‘music for social change movement’ as a transnational guardian in a time of unprecedented crisis.” O’Connor presented her research as a finalist on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
Sandbox Percussion – Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen – is now accepting applications for the 2021 NYU Sandbox Percussion Seminar. The seminar will take place virtually from August 1- 6, 2021 and will include guests such as John Luther Adams, Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10, Composition), David Lang, Kristin Lee, and Kendall Williams. The week will include masterclasses and conversations and a culminating virtual performance of a new work by Kendall Williams. Applications are due May 31 (April 15 to be considered for a scholarship).
Faculty artists Susan Weiss, musicology, and John Moran, historical performance, and Paula Maust (MM ’16, Harpsichord) gave presentations at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Historical Performance Conference. Weiss presented “The Archeology of Music Instruments: toward a new pedagogy for organology” and Moran presented “Have We Entered a Post-HIP Era, and Does it Matter” on January 29, 2021. Maust’s gave her presentation “‘Scarcely one of them without a defect:’ Imagined Beauty in the Eighteenth-Century Ospedale della Pietà” on January 31, 2021.