The Dark Hours (2007), by composer Judah Adashi (faculty, MM ’02, DMA ’11), is included on BassoonMusic, a new CD by bassoonist Peter Kolkay, featuring pianist Alexandra Nguyen. The Dark Hours was commissioned for Kolkay by Concert Artists Guild and the BMI Foundation’s Carlos Surinach Fund. The new disc consists of contemporary American works, by Adashi, John Fitz Rogers, Katherine Hoover, Paul Moravec, George Perle, and Russell Platt.
Mellasenah Indira Edwards (DMA ’99, Violin) has been selected to head the Music Department at Baltimore School for the Arts.
Chris Hamlen (BM ’04, GPD ’06, Double Bass) has won a position in the double bass section of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra in Michigan.
Rolf Erdahl (DMA ’94, Double Bass) and Tim Goplerud (Composition, Computer Music) performed in a recital of Goplerud’s music at the 2011 International Society of Bassists Convention in San Francisco on June 8.
Elizabeth Ford (MM ’05) has been awarded a St. Andrew’s Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. The St. Andrew’s Prizes were established to support Scots and Americans of Scottish descent in their pursuit of university degrees. The scholarship offers financial support of Ford’s pursuit of a PhD in Musicology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.