Mark Mandarano (MM ’91, Conducting) has joined the Macalester College Music Department, in St. Paul, Minn., as a tenure-track assistant professor and director of instrumental activities.
Amy Carol Parks (MM ’94, French Horn) has been appointed associate dean of creative arts at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Cleveland. Tri-C’s Creative Arts Division includes academic programs in eight artistic disciplines, non-credit offerings in music and dance, and three presentation series in venues throughout greater Cleveland.
Jennifer Holbrook (MM ’09, Voice; GPD ’11, Opera) has been selected to be a young artist with the Center City Opera Theater in Philadelphia. She will sing Violetta in La Traviata, May 2-5, and the lead role of Maren in a new opera Satan’s Bride: Maren of Vardø, June 6-9. In addition, she will be participate in outreach, auditions, coachings, and master classes.
Timothy Hoft (MM ’06, Music Theory, Piano; DMA ’11, Piano) has recently accepted the tenure-track position of assistant professor of piano and accompanying at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Trumpeter Dontae Winslow, who received The Young Maestro Award from the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, was featured in The Baltimore Times on Sept. 28.