Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview Reply

Joseph Young (AD ’09) has been selected by the League of American Orchestras as one of six conductors to be showcased in the 2011 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, scheduled for February 17 and hosted by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The six winners were chosen from a pool of 150 applicants, and were selected for their experience, talent, and potential to assume a greater leadership role with an American orchestra. Young was the first Peabody-BSO Conducting Fellow.

Emerging Voices Project Reply

Inspired by Peabody National Advisory Council member Lori Laitman’s I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a setting of poetry written by children during the Holocaust, Elisabeth Halliday (’07, Voice) and Zach Herchen (BM ’06, MM ’09, Saxophone; BM ’07, Recording Arts) have created the Emerging Voices Project to commission, perform, and record music for voice and saxophone. Composers Kathleen Bader, Adam Knauss (MM ’08, Composition), and George Lam (MM ’05, Composition and Music Theory) were chosen to write pieces on the themes of childhood and loss of innocence.