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.
Baritone Jisoo Kim, a junior in the studios of John Shirley-Quirk and Ah Young Hong, won the Grand Prix at the 5th Yokohama International Music Competition. Kim also won first prize in the university category.
Miaomiao Wang (MM ’08) has joined Anchorage Opera as a coach/accompanist for the 2010 season.
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).
MM candidate Tian Lu, a student of Boris Slutsky, won co-silver medal at the 55th World Piano Competition in Cinncinatti, Ohio.