Holly Mulcahy (BM ’94, Music Education; PC ’94, Violin; MM ’96, Violin) was hired as the new concertmaster of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. She was one of seven candidates who each played one Masterworks concert in the 2012/13 season.
Tenor Halim Shon (MM ’13, Voice) won first place in the Mario Lanza and Elaine Malbin Vocal Competition on May 26 in New York. Graduate Performance Degree candidate Laura Whittenberger was a semi-finalist. Shon and Whittenberger are students of Stanley Cornett.
Bass-baritone Richard Bozic (MM ’05, Voice) will be singing the roles of Crespel/Schlémil in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Les Contes Hoffmann will be presented Thurs. July 11 and Sat., July 13 at 7:30pm. at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Bozic, who was chosen among 500 auditioners, is a member of the Martina Arroyo Foundation’s Young Artist Program.
Soprano Charity Sunshine Tilleman-Dick (’06, Voice) was featured in The Washington Post on May 27, “Singing opera with someone else’s lungs,” for her two double-lung transplants due to pulmonary hypertension, a rare, potentially fatal condition that affects the heart and lungs.
Faculty artist Gary Thomas will perform a Father’s Day concert with the Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra on June 16, at 5:00 pm, at the 14Karat Cabaret, 218 W. Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. 410-963-4253. $35 show with dinner / $25 show only. www.InstantSeats.com/events/ToddMarcus