Young-Ah Tak invited to perform recital at the Steinway Spotlight Performance series Reply

Young-Ah TakYoung-Ah Tak, a Doctor of Musicial Arts candidate studying with Leon Fleisher, was invited to perform a solo recital at the inaugural Steinway Spotlight Performance series at Immaculata University in Immaculata, Penn., on Feb. 2, where she also gave a master class.

Elizabeth Merrill in Cavalli’s Artemisia Reply

Elizabeth Merrill (MM ’11, Voice) sang the role of Oronta in the North American premiere of Francesco Cavalli’s Artemisia with Helios Early Opera in Boston on Jan. 18 and 19 at the Somerville Armory. The Boston Classical Review, published, “Elizabeth Merrill, whose character Oronta toggles between two identities, succeeded marvelously in shaping her two identities with vocal means alone.”

Lane Harder news Reply

Lane Harder (MM ’07 Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy) is currently an adjunct professor of composition and music theory at Southern Methodist University. His marimba quartet, Africa Hocket, was commissioned by the Troy State University Percussion Ensemble for its premiere at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Austin in November 2012. His transcription of Eugène Ysaÿe’s Poème Élégiaque, Op. 12 for chamber orchestra was premiered by the Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. in November. He also served as a delegate from Texas Performing Arts to the 2012 International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Congress in Seoul, South Korea.