The Jolley Twins—Nathan (BM ’09, Jazz Percussion) and Noble Jolley, Jr (BM ’09, Jazz Piano)—are artists in residence at Strathmore for the month of March. They will perform on Mar. 2 and 23, both Wednesdays, at the Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, Md. Artists in Residence perfect their performances, create an education program, and premiere a new work commissioned by Strathmore at their final concert.
Simeone Tartaglione (GPD ’09, Conducting) has written Teresa Procaccini, Una Vita Per La Musica, which has been published in Italian by EDIPAN, Rome. Procaccini is a composer whose productions over the last 50 years have delivered several masterpieces for symphonic, opera, chamber, and solo repertoires. These works have been successfully performed around the world in more than 10,000 performances. To get more information about Procaccini and Tartaglione’s book, visit www.edipan.com. The English translation should be completed in a year.
Master of Music candidates Frances Borowsky, cello, and Joel Weszka (BM ’11, Clarinet), and junior Michael Delfin, piano and history, won first place in the professional division of the Levine Chamber Music Competition in Washington, D.C. As winners, they will perform on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Wednesday, April 4, at 6:00 pm and at the Bulgarian Embassy on Friday, April 13 at 7:00 pm, in an event organized by the Bulgarian Music Society of Washington.
Faculty member Michael Formanek received a 2012 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council in the category Non-Classical Music Composition. MSAC also made awards to Jazz alumni Russell Kirk (BM ’05), and Blake Meister (BM ’08), who is also on the Conservatory jazz faculty.