Faculty artist Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition) released a track for the Super Bowl. The track was part of a collaboration with Tariq Touré, whose poem, “Colin Kaepernick: For the Love of The Game,” served as partial inspiration. No Refuge: For the Love of The Game was meant to be downloaded and played in lieu of the pre-game anthem, but is still available for purchase. All proceeds from this piece will go to Know Your Rights Camp: a free campaign for youth, fully funded by Kaepernick, to raise awareness about higher education, self-empowerment, and instruction on how to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios.
Peter Dayton (MM ‘16, Composition) will release a new CD of chamber music for strings and piano. Notes to Loved Ones, Music for Strings and Piano will be released on March 9. There will be a release party on Tuesday, February 20, at 7:30 pm, at Grant Anderson’s Studio 5N in the Cork Factory in Baltimore, Md. The album features a variety of styles, moods, and forms, including sonatas and short pieces for strings and piano and two string quartets.
Faculty artist Wendel Patrick was featured in Baltimore Magazine’s “Baltimore Visionaries” story. The story focused on 30 people in Baltimore who are working to make a change. Patrick was featured for his work in the music scene in Baltimore and his groundbreaking new hip hop class offered at Peabody, which is the first of its kind there. Ryan Dorsey (BM ’07, Composition) was also featured for his role as City Councilman in District 3.
Bijan Olia (BM ’11, MM ’12, Computer Music) was nominated for a Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Award for his work on Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain as music editor. The winners will be announced on Sunday, February 18.
Jacqueline Pollauf (BM ’06, Harp; MM ’07, Harp Pedagogy) has recently been appointed the harp department coordinator at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Each summer, middle school and high school harpists have the opportunity to come to the camp, located in Twin Lake, Michigan, and study the harp intensively. Lever and pedal harps are provided for student use. Pollauf is excited about the opportunities her new role brings to draw attention to the harp department and facilitate ensemble opportunities for student harpists.