Peabody faculty artist Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) was mentioned in The New Yorker. Following the Ojai Music Festival, which took place in June, Hersch’s new piece was reviewed in the July 2 issue.
Peabody trumpet faculty Joe Burgstaller and several of his former and current students performed at the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference in in San Antonio, Texas, from May 29-June 3, 2018. Burgstaller debuted his new concept recital that included a world premiere of an ITG commission, Trumpet Voyage, as well as a premiere of Burgstaller’s own trumpet+electronics composition Wonderful. His guest performers included Buddy Deshler (MM ’17, Trumpet) and doctoral candidate Brandon Cave. Burgstaller also performed as part of Ryan Anthony’s “Cancer Blows” concert, with Doc Severinsen leading several trumpet soloists in front of the United States Air Force Band of the West. Shane Coughlin (BM ’17, Trumpet) performed Peabody composer Christian Humcke’s (MM ‘17, Composition) work on the New Works Recitals. Josh Ganger (MM ’14, Trumpet) performed on the New Works Recital. Deshler organized and led two Trumpet Ensemble Reading Sessions. Cave and doctoral candidate Jason Aylward composed selections that were read at the sessions.
Amy Domingues (MM ’12, Viola da Gamba) is a founding member of the early music ensemble Sonnambula, which has been appointed Ensemble in Residence for the 2018-19 season at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Domingues served as faculty at the Madison Early Music Festival in 2017 at the University of Wisconsin, and at the Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclave in 2018.
Guilherme Andreas (GPD ’18, Flute) has been selected to be a member of the 2019 Global Leaders Program. It is a nine-month Executive Graduate Certificate program offered to a select Cohort of 35 rising musical change-makers. Participants have the opportunity to grow through immersive service Fieldwork to the world’s most dynamic communities, while receiving hands-on guidance from a Faculty of industry leaders.
Anastasia Pike (MM ’07, Harp), a former student of Jeanne Chalifoux, recently performed a concert with jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.