Cello faculty artist Alison Wells, and 16-year-old daughter Olivia Sharkey, are traveling to Uganda this summer as part of TUBA, The Uganda-Baltimore Alliance, which reaches about 60 young Ugandan musicians in African villages. Peabody students, who are in a brass quintet called Eastern Edge, will spend four weeks in Uganda over winter break, helping mentor the group.
Senior Kathryn Ledwell, a piano student of Yong Hi Moon, was the recipient of the 2012 Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship of $5,000. Golden Key is an organization with chapters at universities throughout the world. The Johns Hopkins chapter is comprised of students in the top 15% of their class. The award was to recognize academics, leadership, and service.
Music Theory faculty member Mark Janello was a solo category winner of the Aliénor Awards, a competition to promote the creation of new music for the harpsichord. The composition, Six Harpsichord Miniatures, and other winners will be performed by a harpsichordist at the joint conference of the Southeastern and Midwestern Historic Keyboard Societies (SEHKS/MHKS) in Cincinnati on March 23, 2013. The audience will vote for their favorite pieces and help choose the winning compositions.
Chung Park (BM ’96, Viola) was named the director of orchestral activities at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. At ASU, Park conducts the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, Appalachian Philharmonia and Appalachian Opera Theatre.
Cello faculty artist Alison Wells was interviewed for an article in The Baltimore Sun, “Piano teacher a key change for Ugandan youths: Founder of TUBA collects instruments for villages in Africa.” Wells said, “A brass quintet at Peabody, called Eastern Edge, will spend four weeks in Uganda over winter break, helping mentor the group.”