Student Spotlight: Ashna Pathan Reply

Settling New Scores
Interview by Judith Lloyd

Ashna Pathan

Ashna Pathan discovered her love of music listening to her father’s favorite albums. At 5 years old, she wanted to join a rock band. Her mother enrolled her in classical piano lessons. By middle school, she’d found her primary instrument in the clarinet. Now a sophomore in the inaugural Music for New Media program at Peabody, she intends to score for film and television. During her first year, she collaborated with MFA filmmaking student Qianhui Zhang from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to score his thesis film Golden Apple. More…

The Evolution Contemporary Music Series Featured in Baltimore Sun Reply

UOCJIRYTFZBHRDGSE5BNNQWNOMThe Evolution Contemporary Music Series has been featured in an article in The Baltimore Sun about their upcoming concert series. Founded by Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition), Evolution is launching its fifteenth season with a concert featuring the music of Tariq Al-Sabir (BM ’15, Voice). The concert will also feature pieces commissioned by the Autism Advocacy Project and other funk-inspired songs.

The Student Teaches the Teacher  Reply

2019-06-19 Instrument Maker Space-158

Susan Weiss and Yin Zhu

On a steamy afternoon in late June, deep in the basement of Leakin Hall, Peabody associate professor of musicology Susan Weiss is working with a student who recently completed the veteran teacher’s course on the history of musical instruments.

Weiss’ co-teacher, Nathan Scott, has given her the summer to make her own instrument, a practical component to the class that the students experience but that Weiss is unable to undertake during the months she is teaching. On this day, Weiss and Yin Zhu (MM ’19, Vocal Accompanying) are chiseling away at wood that is supporting the shape of the cello they are crafting by hand. More…

Career Center Up and Running Under Klickstein 1

Gerald Klickstein

Gerald Klickstein

In the five months between his arrival and the Thanksgiving break, Gerald Klickstein has conducted 324 career advisement sessions for Conservatory students and alumni. While some have taken place online, most have been in-person conferences in Leakin Hall at Peabody’s new Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center, which Klickstein oversees. More…

‘Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín’, Concert-Drama at Peabody, April 23–24 Reply

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, a concert-drama created by Murry Sidlin (BM ’62, Music Education; MM ’68, Instrumental Conducting) that has been presented three times at Terezín, the former Nazi concentration camp near Prague known as Teresienstadt, will be performed at Peabody on Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24.

Murry Sidlin

Murry Sidlin

Commemorating performances of the Verdi Requiem at the camp by Jewish prisoners, Defiant Requiem tells a tragic but uplifting story of art in the midst of degradation. Live narration and film clips are added to a complete performance of the Verdi work, in this case by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, the Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, and the Peabody Singers, conducted by Sidlin with faculty artist Herbert Greenberg as guest concertmaster. More…