Senior Jasmine Hogan will travel to China for nine months and be affiliated with China Conservatory in Beijing. Hogan, who speaks fluent Mandarin, will transcribe traditional Chinese Konghou music for the modern pedal harp and study Chinese traditional instruments.
Hogan has won a Fulbright Award for the project as well as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Baltimore Rotary Club and Rotary District 7620.
Danya Katok (MM ’09) will perform the role of Judy in Lee Hoiby’s This is the Rill Speaking with the Chelsea Opera, June 9-11, at St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea, N.Y. She will be a Young Artist with Ash Lawn Opera Festival in Charlottesville, Va., this summer covering the role of Anna in The King & I.
Laura Strickling (MM ’06, Voice) was the first place winner in the 2011 Russell C. Wonderlic Memorial Competition, presented by Community Concerts at Second. Natalie Conte (BM ’04, MM ’06) won second place, and master’s candidate Danielle Buonaiuto was an alternate.
Senior William Davenport, tenor, won second prize and the Boldyga Incentive Award in the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition on April 10. Davenport also was admitted into the highly selective Academy of Vocal Arts starting this fall. In April, he was tenor soloist in the following: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Concert Artists of Baltimore, Dvorak’s Requiem with Columbia Pro Cantare, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Peabody Camerata, and a program of arias and duets with the Maryland Concert Opera in Frederick, Md.
Audrey Chen (BM ’00) was named one of three winners of the 2011 Baker Artist Awards. She will receive $25,000 and be featured in an exhibition at The Baltimore Museum of Art from September 7-October 2, 2011, including a celebratory Late Night event on October 1 where she will perform. The winners were presented on Maryland Public Television’s ArtWorks Special: The Baker Artist Awards 2011.