Zane Forshee (MM ’01, GPD ’03, DMA ’11) will be joining the guitar faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Peabody’s second Bassoon Week was a great success. Hosted by Phillip Kolker, bassoon professor and chair of the orchestral instruments and organ department at the Peabody Institute, Bassoon Week is an intensive, five-day program primarily for intermediate and advanced high school and undergraduate college students. The curriculum—which includes daily lessons, master classes, chamber music coaching, and reed-making workshops—offers strategies to help students practice more effectively, improve technique and sight-reading skills, and make a more beautiful sound. Sixteen students from across America participated—from as close by as Baltimore and from as far away as Florida and Texas. More…
Cello faculty artist Alison Wells, and 16-year-old daughter Olivia Sharkey, are traveling to Uganda this summer as part of TUBA, The Uganda-Baltimore Alliance, which reaches about 60 young Ugandan musicians in African villages. Peabody students, who are in a brass quintet called Eastern Edge, will spend four weeks in Uganda over winter break, helping mentor the group.
Senior Kathryn Ledwell, a piano student of Yong Hi Moon, was the recipient of the 2012 Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship of $5,000. Golden Key is an organization with chapters at universities throughout the world. The Johns Hopkins chapter is comprised of students in the top 15% of their class. The award was to recognize academics, leadership, and service.
Music Theory faculty member Mark Janello was a solo category winner of the Aliénor Awards, a competition to promote the creation of new music for the harpsichord. The composition, Six Harpsichord Miniatures, and other winners will be performed by a harpsichordist at the joint conference of the Southeastern and Midwestern Historic Keyboard Societies (SEHKS/MHKS) in Cincinnati on March 23, 2013. The audience will vote for their favorite pieces and help choose the winning compositions.