Maki Kubota (BM ’13, Cello), who was a student of Alan Stepansky, is one of 10 outstanding Music Academy of the West musicians who has been selected to travel to New York in January 2016 to participate in the second year of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program. The program offers opportunities to train and play with Philharmonic musicians, representing a new approach to training the next generation of world-class musicians for successful careers. Mr. Kubota has served as principal cellist for orchestras at the Aspen Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, and Peabody Conservatory.
Faculty artist Denise Tryon, horn, has released her debut album So-Low on Bridge Records. Her disc features newly commissioned compositions that feature the low area of the horn’s register.