Karl Pedersen (MM ’07, Viola) has been named principal violist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio.
Mary Reed (BM ’10, Double Bass) is the first winner of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra-USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program, which offers mock orchestral auditioners a chance to perform with the orchestra. Reed performed two concerts with the LACO in April and has been hired as a substitute musician for the rehearsal-performance period.
Sean McClowry (BM ’00) is on the faculty of The College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y. He will be teaching music industry studies which will include record production, electronic music, songwriting, and bass.
Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Catherine Mikelson (BM ’08, Cello) has won the cello position with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. She will join the orchestra in the fall.
Cellist Jason Kim, a bachelor’s degree student of Alison Wells, has won a position with Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, a self-conducted chamber orchestra that performs both chamber orchestra and chamber music repertoire at various venues in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.