Incoming Peabody student Paul Byssainthe, was named a semi-finalist in the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance through the American Guild of Organists.
Peabody trumpet faculty Joe Burgstaller and several of his former and current students performed at the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference in in San Antonio, Texas, from May 29-June 3, 2018. Burgstaller debuted his new concept recital that included a world premiere of an ITG commission, Trumpet Voyage, as well as a premiere of Burgstaller’s own trumpet+electronics composition Wonderful. His guest performers included Buddy Deshler (MM ’17, Trumpet) and doctoral candidate Brandon Cave. Burgstaller also performed as part of Ryan Anthony’s “Cancer Blows” concert, with Doc Severinsen leading several trumpet soloists in front of the United States Air Force Band of the West. Shane Coughlin (BM ’17, Trumpet) performed Peabody composer Christian Humcke’s (MM ‘17, Composition) work on the New Works Recitals. Josh Ganger (MM ’14, Trumpet) performed on the New Works Recital. Deshler organized and led two Trumpet Ensemble Reading Sessions. Cave and doctoral candidate Jason Aylward composed selections that were read at the sessions.
Dean Fred Bronstein was featured in JMORE this month in an article that features Jewish University leaders in Baltimore. In his feature, the Breakthrough Curriculum, Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine, and increased work to diversity the campus are just a few of the many programs discussed.
Amy Domingues (MM ’12, Viola da Gamba) is a founding member of the early music ensemble Sonnambula, which has been appointed Ensemble in Residence for the 2018-19 season at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Domingues served as faculty at the Madison Early Music Festival in 2017 at the University of Wisconsin, and at the Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclave in 2018.
Preparatory piano student Eric Lin and his partner Carter Johnson tied for second place in the One-Piano, Four Hands Ensemble category in the 2018 New York International Piano Competition. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony at Manhattan School of Music on Friday evening, June 22. Prizes and awards totaling $50,000 were presented.