OrchKids, a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra outreach program directed by faculty member Dan Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education), was featured in an piece by WYPR titled Opportunity can be everything. The piece highlights Orch Kids’ mission to provide an example for what students can achieve when they apply and believe in themselves through the study of music. Read the full article here.
Peabody Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Hajime Teri Murai, has been awarded second place for the The American Prize in Orchestral Performance, 2016-17—college/university division. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States.
Homewood Professor of the Arts and recording arts faculty member Thomas Dolby was featured in an interview by Ethan McLeod of the Baltimore Fishbowl. The interview centered on Mr. Dolby’s career highlights, transition and inspiration in teaching, and his role and vision in the crafting of Peabody’s New Media Program for undergraduates. Read the full interview here.
DMA candidate Eric Zuber (BM ’05, AAD ’09, Piano) has been selected as the L. Rexford Whiddon Visiting Chair in Piano the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. The Jack and JoRhee Pezold Division of Keyboard Studies is the first fully endowed division within the Schwob School and is a program of distinction that attracts undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world, offering sizable scholarships to all those who attend. Follow Mr. Zuber’s CSU Piano Studio through their new official Facebook page.
Sam Matthews (BM ’02, MM ’05, Cello) was featured in an interview with VoyageHouston about the establishment and inspiration behind Sam’s Strings, his violin repair and sales shop in Katy, Texas. The article details his early career in the violin manufacturing industry in Shanghai, his implementation of innovation in his industry, and how his musical training sets him apart from others in the instrument manufacturing business. Read the full article here.