DMA candidate Chen Zhangyi (MM ’11, Composition) received the Paul Abisheganaden Grant for Artistic Excellence from the National University of Singapore. The award of 10,000 Singapore dollars will fund his attendance at a course on contemporary music in Paris, sponsored by the Eastman School of Music and the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, this summer.
The 17th Annual Graduate Students in Music Conference, hosted by the Music Department of The Graduate Center, CUNY, will be held March 14-15 in New York City. The theme for this year’s conference is “Music and Normativity.” In addition to traditional paper sessions and lecture recitals, the conference will include a workshop for participants and conference attendees led by Kendra Preston Leonard (BM ’95, Cello) entitled “Scoring Disability Narratives.” Visit the conference website for the full schedule, workshop details, information about the presenters, and presentation abstracts.
Works by Vivian Adelberg Rudow (TC ’57, BM ’60, Piano; MM ’79, Composition) have been recently broadcast on the radio and performed live. Radio performances include: December 28, “Moo-Goo-Gipan Smash!,” on Marvin Rosen’s 11th Annual ‘Viva 21st Century’ Marathon, WPRB 103.3FM; January, “NO REST TOO!,” on NACUSA Web Radio hosted by John Winsor; January 15, Rudow was featured on Marvin Rosen’s special about three American Composers, ‘Viva 21st Century’ International Edition, Part 3. Live performances: December, “I Will Bless Thee”, commissioned work performed by the Maryland State Boychoir; February 22, “Call For Peace” for flute and prepared tape, performed by Andrea Ceccomori at Teatroinscatola, Roma.
March 13, 8pm at An die Musik, Tickets: $10, 15, 18
March 14, 7:30pm at Portuguese Ambassador’s Residence – 2125 Kalorama Rd, NW, Washington, DC, Tickets: $150 (concert and Portuguese buffet).
Program: Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.4 in A minor, Op.23; Szymanowski: Mythes, Op.30; Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel; Braga Santos: Nocturne for violin and piano; Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108