Tariq Al-Sabir (BM ’15, Voice) was interviewed on “I Care If You Listen” about his recent premiere run of #UNWANTED at The Shed in New York. In the interview, he talks about defining himself as an artist, collaborating with other musicians, and how his training helped him get to where he is today.
Stephen A. Slater (GPD ‘15, Horn) accepted a one-year position as second horn of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for this coming 2019-20 season.
Junior Rubén Portillo, guitar, was awarded a Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Scholarship. This one-time scholarship is only awarded to 40 students world-wide.
Faculty artist Du Yun, composition, will have her piece I am my own Achilles heel, a form that would never shape performed as a part of Brooklyn Rider’s latest work “Healing Modes” in April 2020 at The Clarice. The five movement piece utilizes Du Yun’s piece alongside pieces by Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts, and Caroline Shaw.
Senior Ian Blanchardon, guitar, runs an app startup called “Blismo,” for which he was featured in an article on Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures. The article describes the app and how Blachardon finds a balance between his music and entrepreneurship.