Netanel Draiblate (MM ’07, GPD ’09, Violin) is a founding director of the Annapolis Symphony Academy, and he recently wrote an article about how this program has addressed diversity for the Baltimore Sun. The article came as a response to Dean Fred Bronstein’s article on March 1. The Annapolis Symphony Academy has seen great success in its first two years, and plans expansion for the future.
Sarah Hayashi (BM ’13, MM ’13, Voice) won second place in the Handel Aria Competition in Madison, Wis. She also performed the role of Blondchen in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the Bronx Opera in New York, the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with the Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival in Sicily, and the role of The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar (Germany). She was also the featured soloist in an all-Handel concert with the Columbia Pro Cantare in Columbia, MD.
Erica Peel, piccoloist of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2017, joins the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. An orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist, and teacher, Peel is praised for her effortless and authentic performances as both flutist and piccoloist. More…
Faculty artist and head of the Music for New Media program Thomas Dolby headlined the FUTVRE LANDS festival by High Fidelity back in November 2018. The festival was held virtually for 24 hours, and utilized cutting edge technology for the first time. An article reviewing the performance and discussing the future of virtual reality was published on the Hopkins Hub.
Anastasia Pike (MM ’07, Harp), a former student of Jeanne Chalifoux, joined the Smithsonian Chamber Players and actress Katja Herbers in performances of Reinbert de Leeuw’s Im wunderschönen Monat Mai.