Shelley Greene Selected as A-List Wedding Vendor by Richmond Magazine Reply

Shelley GreeneHarmony of Virginia, founded by Shelley Greene (BM ’92, Harp), was selected a 2021 A-List Wedding Vendor by Richmond Magazine and one of three Top Wedding Industry Vendors in the Best Service Provider for Small or Backyard Weddings Category and in the LGBTQ-Friendly Vendor Category. Harmony of Virginia has been offering live music for virtual weddings as well as in-person events. Greene founded Harmony Of Virginia, a company for her services as a soloist harpist that promotes and facilitates the hiring of other professional African-American musicians.

Duo Sila Releases Traditions Reimagined Reply

Traditions ReimaginedDuo Sila – Christina Manceor (MM ’17, Percussion) and Amanda Dame (MM ’19, Flute) – released their inaugural album, Traditions Reimagined, on February 26, 2021. The album explores the infusion of international music traditions within 20th Century music. They will host a virtual album release party on Sunday, February 28.

Boston Chamber Symphony Creates Multimedia Presentation About William Grant Still Reply

The Boston Chamber Symphony, including alumni Avlana Eisenberg (GPD ’08, Conducting), music director, and Brian Bunnell (BM ’03, Music Education; PC ’03, Trumpet), trumpet, created a multimedia presentation about the life and music of African-American composer William Grant Still.

Composition Alumni Named Copland House CULTIVATE Fellows Reply

Copland HouseNicholas Bentz (BM ’17, Composition, Violin; MM ’18, Violin), Bobby Ge (MM ’20, Composition), and Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei (MM ’17, Composition) have all been named Copland House CULTIVATE fellows. As fellows, they will participate in a week-long creative workshop and mentoring program in June centered around a composition commissioned by Copland House.