Outcalls, a band comprised of Britt Olsen-Ecker (BM ’09, Voice) and Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Ensemble), is in the running for WTMD’s Top 89 Songs of 2017. They also have upcoming shows, on Sunday, December 31, at 11:59 pm at The Windup Space and on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8:00pm at the Metro Gallery, both in Baltimore.
Paul Mathews (DMA ’98, Composition) gave a presentation to the Roundtable of Assistant Directors and Associate Deans at the annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music in Scottsdale, Ariz. “On Being Middle Management During Major Transformation,” the presentation reviewed some of the challenges and opportunities arising from a change in leadership and a reorganization of priorities.
Jenny Lin (KSAS BA ’94, German; AD ’98, Piano) has released a new recording of Philip Glass’ Complete Etudes for Solo Piano on the Steinway and Sons Label. This recording comes after the premiere of the pieces in New York, which featured a selection of nine different pianists, including Lin, each playing four of the 20 etudes. Lin has recorded all 20 on this two-disc release.
Vocalist Jennifer Blades (MM ’97, GPD ’98, Voice) and pianist John Bowen will perform a holiday program titled Sweetest of Nights: A Christmas Cabaret on Friday, December 15, at 7:30, with pre-show dining to begin at 6:00 pm. This event will take place at Germano’s Piattini in Little Italy in Baltimore.