Thousand Islands International Chopin Piano Competition Reply

Sophomore Jennifer Nicole Campbell, a piano student of Brian Ganz, was awarded first prize in the Senior Division (ages 19-25) of the 1000 Islands International Chopin Piano Competition. Campbell competed in three different rounds of the competition from September 9-11 at the competition in Cape Vincent, N.Y.

Jan and Beattie Wood Young Artist Concerto Competition Reply

Master of Music candidate Kelsey Tamayo (BM ’11, Percussion) won the prestigious  Jan and Beattie Wood Young Artist Concerto Competition at the 2011 Brevard Music Festival. She performed on the “Soloist of Tomorrow” concert under the baton of Ken Lam (MM ’07, Conducting). In addition to performing with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, winners of the competition receive a full scholarship to attend the 2012 Brevard Music Festival and Institute.

Teaching appointments Reply

Several recent graduates will be assuming full-time teaching positions in Maryland this fall:

Ian Burns (BM ’10, Music Education and Tuba) will be the Director of Bands at Arundel High School in Anne Arundel County.

Alexandra Dawson Beatty (BM ’10, Music Education and Oboe) will be the Elementary Instrumental Music Teacher at Crofton Elementary School, Crofton Woods ES, Crofton Meadows ES, and High Point ES, also in Anne Arundel County.

David Matchim (MM ’10, Music Education) will be the Elementary Instrumental Music Teacher in two Howard County Public Schools, Triadelphia Ridge ES and Hammond ES.

Sarah Nalls (MM ’10, Music Education) will teach elementary general and vocal music at College Gardens Elementary School in Montgomery County.

James Kranz (BM ’10, Music Education, Trumpet) will be a Graduate Assistant in Music Education at Peabody this year while also pursuing a master’s degree in wind conducting.