Dan Cohen, a master’s candidate in audio sciences, was named a 2011 National Champion for Rubik’s Cubing, at the National Tournament, held in Columbus, Ohio last month. Cohen won the 4×4, 5×5, and 6×6 speedsolve events.
Baltimore Magazine‘s 2011 Best of Baltimore listing of Top 10 Bands and Musicians includes faculty artist Michael Formanek and specifically mentions his recently released album, The Rub And Spare Change. The magazine describes Formanek as a “formidable presence at Peabody.”
Faculty artist John Walker performed with brass and a chorus of 100 voices at the American Guild of Organists convention in Morristown, N.J. In this video, they perform the Christmas carol Angels From the Realms of Glory.
Jim Stopher (DMA ’11) has been appointed the new director of the Joliet Symphony Orchestra.
Soprano Kisma Jordan, a GPD candidate studying with Stanley Cornett, is the 2011-2012 recipient of the A. Grace Lee Mims Vocal Scholarship, presented by the Cleveland Foundation. The award is given to a student with ties to the state of Ohio, who is enrolled full time at a recognized and accredited institution for graduate-level course work in vocal performance or music education, with an emphasis on voice, in order to perpetuate the singing of the Negro spiritual through performance and/or teaching.