Stephen A. Slater (GPD ‘15, Horn) accepted a one year 4th horn position with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for the current 2018-19 season. He’s just coming off a one year 2nd horn position with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra this past season.
Faculty artist Du Yun, composition, will release a new album on Friday, September 28. The album, Dinosaur Scar, is a collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), an ensemble of which she was a founding member. Following the release of her album, she and ICE will present an evening of her work as a part of the Composer Portraits series at Columbia University.
Russ “Rusty” Ebersole (BM ‘82, Music Education) was sworn in as the newest member of the New York Guard by Brigadier General David Warager on July 18 and will be a trumpet player for the New York Guard 89th Band at Camp Smith, NY. Before joining the New York Guard Band, SPC Ebersole was a guest performer last year performing at two Hudson Valley Honor Flight Ceremonies, The Town of Cortland Veterans Day Ceremony and at the 100th Anniversary Ceremony at the NY Guard Memorial in Sleepy Hollow, NY. SPC Ebersole is also a member of The Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic and Marching Band and, a substitute trumpeter for the Westchester Symphonic Winds.