Director of Recording Arts and Sciences Scott Metcalfe will tour to promote his recently released book titled Creating Sounds from Scratch: A Practical Guide to Music Synthesis for Producers and Composers this spring. Mr. Metcalfe will present an event at Berklee College of Music on April 28 and Bill’s Music in Catonsville, Md. on May 9.
Oscar Somersalo (GPD ’14, MM ’16, Guitar) won first prize and the Peter Segal Prize at the 2017 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition presented by the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society. Mr. Somersalo was awarded a $1000 cash prize and the opportunity to perform a recital at the 2018 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival.
The Beijing Guitar Duo – artist diploma candidate Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, Guitar) and Yameng Wang (MM ’08, GPD ’11, Guitar) – will perform the world premiere of Chen Yi’s Nian Hua (Chinese New Year’s Paintings) as a part of Austin Classical Guitar’s International Series at AISD Performing Center in Austin, Texas on April 29 at 8:00 pm. Nian Hua is a 12 minute work for two guitars inspired by the colorful folk paintings from the town of Yangliuqing in Tianjin, China.
Clifton Guidry, a sophomore studying bassoon, will perform with Rebekah Heller on her album release show for her newest album Metafagote at Abrons Arts Center in New York City on April 26 at 8:30 pm. Mr. Guidry will be performing in the ensemble of the title piece of the album, Felipe Lara’s Metafagote for solo bassoon and 6 bassoons. Find more information and tickets here.