Peabody Harpists to Perform at the 13th World Harp Congress in Hong Kong Reply

harp-studioPeabody harpists – Erin Baker, Olivia Castor, Tianyang Chen, Peggy Houng, 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…

Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death by David Smooke Mentioned on The Rest is Noise Reply

fcr173_cover-750x0Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, A CD by faculty artist David Smooke (MM ’95, Composition), was mentioned by Alex Ross of the New Yorker on his blog The Rest is Noise as a recent release of interest. Find more information and purchase Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death here.

Musicians & Mood Disorders: A Conversation with Midori and Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison 1

jamison_med_web“The most zealous of artists, the most terrible melancholy”*
Musicians & Mood Disorders
A Conversation with Midori and Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison
Dr. Karen Swartz, moderator

Tuesday, February 7 from 9:30 to 11:00 am
The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Cohen-Davison Hall More…

Danielle Buonaiuto To Be Featured in Buffalo Philharmonic’s Newest Commission Reply

6541639_origSoprano Danielle Buonaiuto (MM ’12, Voice) will be featured in Buffalo Philharmonic’s newest commissioned work titled Vox Humana on November 15. Vox Humana was written by Fredonia-based Rob Deemer and inspired by the 1700’s french horn’s timbral character, suggestion that a human voice could be used in the work, and its inference to a much broader concept of the voice of humanity. The piece will be recorded for the second volume of Built for Buffalo, a CD that features works commissioned for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ruby Fulton Serves as Co-Music Director and on the Writing Team of Brides of Tortuga Reply

fulton-rubyRuby Fulton (DMA ’09, Composition) serves as co-music director and on the writing team of Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s new work titled Brides of Tortuga. The show follows Charlotte, a French freedom fighter who must figure out how to captain an unblooded crew and escape the French Navy who are hot on their tails, and Mary, a humble barmaid who gets swept up in the adventure. Brides of Tortuga features a large cast, epic sets, intensive fight choreography, a stirring vocal ensemble, and live rock band buttressed by strings, horns and a strong percussion section. Show dates include November 11-12 at Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park, Md. Tickets are available here.