American conductor Norman Huynh (MM ’13, Conducting) has been appointed the new music director of Bozeman Symphony in Bozeman, Montana. He’s been serving as the associate music director of the Oregon Symphony.
The organ studio of John Walker presented a virtual recital featuring Midori Ataka, Wendy Johnston, and Jordan Prescott performing works by J.S. Bach, Samuel Barber, Georg Bohm, and Johannes Brahms.
Preparatory faculty artist Adam Rosenblatt (BM ’10, Percussion; A&S BS ’10, Molecular/Cellular Biology) and Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, AD ‘18, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Ensemble) were two of the top recipients of the Maryland State Arts Council’s $10,000 Independence Artist Award. Director of LAUNCHPad and guitar faculty artist Zane Forshee (MM ’01, GPD ’03, DMA ’11, Guitar), Alexandra Gardner (MM ’97, Composition), and Russell Kirk (BM ’05, Jazz Saxophone) are among the recipients of the $2,000 award.
Anastasia Pike (MM ’07, Harp), a former student of Jeanne Chalifoux, performed a concert with violinist Itzhak Perlman.
Conducting master’s student Leonard Weiss was asked to write a guest column for Australia’s Limelight Magazine, its foremost arts media company. The piece is titled “A Year with Marin Alsop.”