Music Theory faculty member Ruby Fulton (DMA ’09, Composition) was featured in the March issue of The Urbanite as one of seven people who are creating change in Baltimore, notably through her contemporary opera company Rhymes With Opera.
Simeone Tartaglione (GPD ’09, Conducting) has written Teresa Procaccini, Una Vita Per La Musica, which has been published in Italian by EDIPAN, Rome. Procaccini is a composer whose productions over the last 50 years have delivered several masterpieces for symphonic, opera, chamber, and solo repertoires. These works have been successfully performed around the world in more than 10,000 performances. To get more information about Procaccini and Tartaglione’s book, visit www.edipan.com. The English translation should be completed in a year.
Master of Music candidates Frances Borowsky, cello, and Joel Weszka (BM ’11, Clarinet), and junior Michael Delfin, piano and history, won first place in the professional division of the Levine Chamber Music Competition in Washington, D.C. As winners, they will perform on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Wednesday, April 4, at 6:00 pm and at the Bulgarian Embassy on Friday, April 13 at 7:00 pm, in an event organized by the Bulgarian Music Society of Washington.
Faculty member Michael Formanek received a 2012 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council in the category Non-Classical Music Composition. MSAC also made awards to Jazz alumni Russell Kirk (BM ’05), and Blake Meister (BM ’08), who is also on the Conservatory jazz faculty.
Soprano Corinne Winters (MM ’07, Voice) has won the George London-Leonie Rysanek award. The award, granted by the George London Foundation, is one of six granted to the special talents chosen from a field of over 90 professional opera singers. The competition took place on Feb. 17 at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York.