Puss in Boots Opera Reply

Alumna Diana Cantrelle (MM ’12, Voice, Pedagogy) wrote and performed a one-act opera version of Puss in Boots (Le Chat Botté). The production premiered in May 2012. Performers for the opera were Peabody artists Abigail Seaman, soprano; David Diehl, tenor; Diana Cantrelle, alto; Peter Tomaszewski, bass. Dmitry Glivinskiy accompanied and Kevin Crysler narrated the work.

Peabody Bassoon Week Reply

Peabody’s second Bassoon Week was a great success. Hosted by Phillip Kolker, bassoon professor and chair of the orchestral instruments and organ department at the Peabody Institute, Bassoon Week is an intensive, five-day program primarily for intermediate and advanced high school and undergraduate college students. The curriculum—which includes daily lessons, master classes, chamber music coaching, and reed-making workshops—offers strategies to help students practice more effectively, improve technique and sight-reading skills, and make a more beautiful sound. Sixteen students from across America participated—from as close by as Baltimore and from as far away as Florida and Texas. More…

The Uganda-Baltimore Alliance: Cello faculty artist helps young African musicians Reply

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.