What do Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, Kaz Rodriguez’s 7to6, James Arthur’s Say You Won’t Let Go, and Royal Tailor’s We got that Fire have in common? About 225 local elementary and middle school students sitting in Goodwin Hall on a Tuesday morning—on a school day following a three day weekend. More…
Brian Tracey (MM ’16, Clarinet) has been chosen as the new executive director of Symphony Number One. Mr. Tracey serves as the academic services administrator for the Peabody Preparatory and is an avid performer and promoter of new music. He is a founding member of the Maryland Wind Festival in Frederick, Md. Now in its third year, MWF commissions young composers to write a significant work that will be the centerpiece of the festival week of performances and educational activities.
Faculty artist Douglas Buchanan (MM ’08, Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy; DMA ’13, Composition) and Benjamin Buchanan (MM ’14, Composition; MM ’15, Music Theory Pedagogy) were featured on the website BmoreArt for work with Voices Rise: A Baltimore Choir of Hope and musical outreach through the St David’s Music Series. A recipient of a Dean’s Incentive Grant, Douglas Buchanan directs a variety of musical outreach initiatives, including a music series which recently featured the world premiere of Michael Hersch’s only choral work.
Marquee Brass – DMA candidate Brandon Cave, trumpet; David Deshler (MM ’17, Trumpet); Samuel James Bessen (MM ’17, Horn); Ricson Poonin (GPD ’17, Trombone); Michael James Minor (MM ’17, Tuba) – has been selected as one of five chamber groups to participate in Ensemble Connect’s eight-day series of tuition-free workshops. Ensemble Connect – a program that prepares musicians for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership – presents its first Audience Engagement Institute for established chamber ensembles in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing from June 8 to 15.
Sahun (Sam) Hong (GPD ’15, MM ’17, Piano) will be featured on WWFM Radio‘s Between the Keys with Jed Distler on Tuesday, June 6 at 10:00 pm. The episode centers on the 2017 American Pianists Association Competition’s five finalists.