Joe Rooney has been appointed associate dean for finance and administration at the Peabody Institute effective May 13, 2019, following a national search. Rooney is an accomplished nonprofit executive with more than 20 years of experience as both chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Most recently, Rooney has served as deputy director of the metropolitan policy program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., where he has led finance and accounting, grant/contract administration, and human resources functions, and participated in strategy development and planning since 2014. Prior to that, Rooney served as chief operating officer at Arts Presenters, a national service organization for performing arts venues, artists, agents, managers, and related professionals as well as vice president, operations at The New 42nd Street, focused on redevelopment of Times Square. No stranger to Baltimore, Rooney held a number of positions at Center Stage earlier in his career including serving as director of operations. Rooney is a certified executive coach and earned an MBA from Columbia University.
Joseph Young (AD ’09, Conducting), Peabody’s Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Peabody Ensembles, appeared on WYPR’s Midday with Tom Hall on Friday, November 10. Peabody conducting alumnus Young spoke about his new duties at the Peabody Conservatory, as well as leading the Peabody Chamber Orchestra in concert on November 11.
Sejoon Park (BM ’12, Piano), who studied with Boris Slutsky, will have his Philadelphia debut recital broadcast on New York’s Classical Network WWFM today, May 4, at 10:00 am. At this recital, sponsored by Astral Artists in Philadelphia, Mr. Park premiered music theory faculty member Joel Puckett’s A Lullaby with My Daughter.
Teen Voice Honors recitalists Ella Green, a Preparatory voice student in studio of Carol Cavey-Miles, and Zoe Sheller, Preparatory voice student in studio of Alina Kozinska, were selected by adjudicators Diva Alba, Patrick Cook, and Kyle Engler to sing on the Honors Recital on Sunday, April 2 at 6:00 pm in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Ms. Green, 17, is a senior at Severn School, and Ms. Sheller, 16, is a junior at James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury, Md.
Peabody harpists – Erin Baker, Olivia Castor, Tianyang Chen, Peggy Houng, Thea Kammerling, Olivia Kim, Melody Leung, Jessica Sudarta, and faculty artist Jasmine Hogan (BM ’11, AD ’16, Harp, MM ’14, Harp/Pedagogy) – will play two full programs at the upcoming World Harp Congress in Hong Kong. This is an honor for the studio and a departure from normal Congress selection procedures of 10-15 minutes per selection, except for the headlining performers. More…