Voice coach Vera Danchenko-Stern, the founder and artistic director of Russian Chamber Art Society, has been nominated for the Virginia Governor’s Award for the Arts for outstanding achivement in arts and service to the community.
A Conservatory student, sophomore Alex Rosen, and several alumni—Jessica Abel (MM ’08, Voice), Joann Moorer (MM ’11, Voice), Emily McCullough (MM ’10, Voice), and Jennifer Edwards (MM ’09, Voice; GPD ’11, Opera)—are appearing in Repertory Opera Theater of Washington‘s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni through Oct. 16. Accompanists include Hyejin Kwon (BM ’09, Piano; MM ’11, Vocal Accompanying) and Michael Delfin, a junior majoring in piano and mathematics. On the production staff are Michael Rainbow (MM ’11, Voice), Master of Music candidate Elizabeth Slaten, Stephanie Miller (MM ’09, GPD ’11, Voice), and Alana Kolb (MM ’10, Voice). Performances are at Immanuel Church on the Hill, 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Va.
Marija Temo (MM ’94) performed in September at the International Guitar Festival in Paraguay. She also performed with Zac Brown and presented two solo concerts on a cruise. She played “Toes in the Water” (Zac Brown’s Grammy award winning number), presented an intro, and created a flamenco/classical adaptation to the piece.
Master of Music candidate Ted Bickish and Graduate Performance Diploma candidate EunHye Grace Kim tied for first place in the Bach Concert Series’ Inaugural Organ Competition, held Sept. 11 at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 South Charles Street. Junior Christopher Keenan was the runner-up.
Bickish will perform in a concert in the free series, founded and directed by T. Herbert Dimmock (MM ’76, Organ), on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 4:00 pm.
Alumna Jenny Lin (AD ’98, Piano) was recently featured on National Public Radio Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series.