Rosa Ponselle Distinguished Faculty Artist Denyce Graves has developed a new project titled “Cooking with Denyce!” Each week, an opera singer or classical music professional joins Graves as they cook a new dish and converse about singing and the music industry. The broadcast occurs every Sunday at 2:00 pm ET through Facebook Live and YouTube.
Two Peabody alumnae Elisabeth Halliday-Quan (’07, Voice; KSAS BA ’07, German) and Kerri Lynn Slominski (’09, Voice), with Heather Holmquest, founded ROCopera, a new opera collective in the City of Rochester, New York. Their first inaugural performance will be at the Rochester Fringe Festival for Total Request Live [TRL]: OPERA EDITION, September 15-25.
Voice professor William Sharp and Netanel Draiblate (MM ’07, GPD ’09, Violin) are featured on a new CD of works by Bernard Herrmann by PostClassicalEnsemble to be released in October.
Jamie Reeves (DMA ’20, Conducting) was recently appointed director of orchestral studies at the University of Alabama.
Undergraduate Recording Arts and Sciences student Téa Mottolese was selected at the 2020 Mary Lea Simpson Memorial Scholarship recipient by the Audio Engineering Society Education Foundation. The Scholarship, full tuition for final year of studies, is offered to an undergraduate student entering senior year at a North American college or university Audio Engineering/Recording Arts Program.