Zane Forshee (MM ’01, GPD ’03, DMA ’11, Guitar) will perform at the Library of Congress on Sept. 8 on behalf of the Fulbright Association, which presented its 2012 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the international medical humanitarian organization.
Zachariah Galatis (MM ’10, Piccolo) was the first place winner in the National Flute Association’s Piccolo Artist Competition during its 40th annual national convention in Las Vegas, Aug. 9-12. He was also appointed piccolo/utility flute with the Oregon Symphony.
Joseph Satava (BM ’97, DMA ’06, Piano) was recently appointed to the faculty of Shepherd University and, in January, will serve as Distinguished Resident Artist in Piano at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, teaching applied piano and giving weekly master classes. On Nov. 17, Joseph Satava will join the New Prism Ensemble to premiere works of composer R. A. Baker and marks the official release of Sharp Edges, the compact disc recording featuring Satava and the ensemble. The concert will take place at 2640 Space.
America – Eric Beach (BM ’04, GPD ’05, Percussion); Zoe Band (BM ’12, Voice); Mia Barcia-Colombo (BM ’11, Cello); Gabriel Caballero (BM ’10, Computer Music); Ali Clendaniel (BM ’12, Voice); Julienne Gede (BM ’12, Voice); Master of Music candidate Rod Hamilton, percussion; senior Christian Hizon, bass trombone; Patrick McMinnand (BM ’12, Computer Music); Bijan Olia (BM ’11, MM ’12, Computer Music); senior Nicole Papadatos, clarinet; Rob Sirois (BM ’12, Bassoon, Music Education); senior Andrew Smith, French Horn; and Maureen Smith (BM ’12, Voice) perform on Dan Deacon’s new album, which has been reviewed in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and National Public Radio and featured on WYPR’s The Signal and Peabody’s Behind the Scenes, among others. Griffin Cohen (BM ’11, Computer Music) was the assistant engineer.
Christopher Franklin (DMA ’99, Conducting) will be conducting the premiere of Douglas Cuomo’s opera Doubt, based on the play by John Patrick Shanley, at the Minnesota Opera in January and February, which stars faculty artist Denyce Graves as Mrs. Miller.
Franklin will also be conducting the Hamlet production at Minnesota Opera in March. In addition, Franklin’s upcoming season includes concerts with the Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and a European tour with tenor Juan Diego Florez.