Student receives scholarship for preserving the art form of Negro spiritual singing Reply

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.

Eastern Music Festival Concerto Competition Reply

Two Peabody students were among the winners of the 2011 Eastern Music Festival Concerto Competition. Junior Michael Delfin, a piano student of Boris Slutsky, performed Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S.125; and sophomore Dillon Meacham, a bassoon student of Philip Kolker, performed Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K.191 (mvt. 1).