Sandbox Percussion– Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), and Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen- will be in residence at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where they will coach percussion students on various chamber music pieces and discuss the general operations and logistics of running a chamber group. Their residency will culminate in a guest artist recital featuring Sandbox Percussion’s first performance of Christopher Cerrone’s Goldbeater’s Skin in collaboration with mezzo-soprano, Elspeth Davis (MM ’06, Voice), on Monday, April 10 at 8:00 pm at Vanderbilt University’s Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall.
Ken Krehbiel (MM ’87, Music Criticism) has been named executive director of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, where he previously served as the associate executive director of communications and currently sits on the board of directors of the STEM Education Coalition and the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for each and every student.
Mia Pomerantz-Amaral (BM ’06, MM ’07, GPD ’08, Guitar) and Jorge Amaral (GPD ’04, MM ’06, Guitar) of Duo Amaral have released their third collaborative album, Key West, featuring Latin American music for two guitars. The concept transpired from an original work Key West Suite which the duo commissioned from Cuban-American composer Jose Lezcano. Other composers featured on Key West include Sergio Assad, Radames Gnattali, and Egberto Gismonti of Brazil, and Uruguayan Guido Santorsola. Key West offers a unique concert program with a fusion of cultural influences, echoing the richness of Latin American musical heritage. Aramal Duo continues to collaborate with Grammy award-winning master recording artist and engineer Charlie Pilzer.
Trio Jinx– senior Louna Dekker-Vargas, flute; master’s candidate Ledah Finck (BM ’16, Violin); and master’s candidate Yoshi Horiguchi, double bass- will be featured in a culminating concert for El Paso Pro-Musica’s Young Artist Development Series, El Paso Pro-Musica and the Peabody Institute’s partnership series, on Saturday, April 8 at 5:00 pm at University of Texas at El Paso’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Find tickets and more information here.
The internationally renowned violinist and Peabody Preparatory alumna Hilary Hahn will speak at the Peabody Conservatory Commencement, Tuesday, May 23, at 10:00 am in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. A three-time Grammy Award winner acclaimed for her virtuosity, expansive interpretations, and creative programming, Ms. Hahn’s early studies and first public performance (at age 6) were at the Peabody Preparatory. More…