Christopher Buchanan, a Doctor of Musical Arts in trumpet and a Master of Music in musicology candidate, has had a work, Sonata 18 from Canzone e Sonate of G. Gabrieli, published and will be performing it with the United States Naval Academy Band on Dec. 16, at 4:00 pm, at Chizuk Amuno Synagogue, 8100 Stevenson Road.
Greg Jukes (BM ’10, Percussion) performed with the National Philharmonic at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda at its student concerts for all the second graders in Montgomery County Public Schools, Nov. 27-30. This was Jukes’ fourth year narrating Russell Peck’s “The Thrill of the Orchestra” with the National Philharmonic. The student concerts reach around 10,000 students each year. The Fourth Wall, a trio with Greg Jukes, will be featured in the Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis’ annual holiday show. The 19-performance run, from Nov. 29 – Dec. 23, includes three new pieces created by The Fourth Wall as well as an assortment of new plays, songs, and dance numbers. For more information, please visit http://www.TheFourthWallEnsemble.com or http://www.phoenixtheatre.org
Angel Lam (MM ’03, DMA ’11, Composition; MM ’05, Music Theory) was awarded the Macdowell Colony Margaret Lee Crofts Fellow Award for 2011-2012. The mission of The MacDowell Colony is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.
Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10, Composition) is one of the 2012-13 recipients of an Aaron Copland Award. She will reside at Copland House, Aaron Copland’s restored home in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., for two months to focus on her creative work. Last year, Angel Lam (MM ’03, DMA ’11, Composition; MM ’05, Music Theory) was a recipient of the award.
Jun Kim (BM ’97, Violin), So-Yoon Yim (MM ’99, GPD ’00, Piano), and soprano You-Seong Kim will perform at Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 12:15 pm. The program includes music of the French Les Six and Erik Satie, and the concert is part of the Lunch with Levine series. Yim is on the piano faculty at the Levine School of Music and Jun Kim serves as the director of orchestral activities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwakee.