Preparatory faculty artist Daniel Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education) has received a two-year fellowship from the Jubilation Foundation, which funds teaching artists and organizations with an exceptional talent for bringing joy to people through music and movement particularly in communities with the least access. Trahey recently created the Collective Conservatory during the current global pandemic to facilitate access to music and music education no matter the boundaries.
Sahffi Lynne (BM ’93, French Horn) will present an online medicine music concert called “Hearts Connected from Home” with Kristen Toedtman (MM ’98, Voice) and others on Saturday, May 9, at 7:00 pm EST. Every Sunday evening in May at 8:00 pm EST, Lynne will host a short Medicine Music Meditation, followed by a medicine music song circle share.
Jonathan Parrish (MM ’92, French Horn) will be the new executive director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
Symphony Number One has been named the 2019 Grand Prize winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance. The American Prize recognized the Baltimore group for its 2017-18 season which included 11 concerts, a fourth album, three major world premieres, a hip-hop collaboration, the music of Dan Deacon, 20 total new compositions, and a performance at TEDxMidAtlantic 2017. The group has also announced its fifth season, “BRIDGES,” which will feature a partnership with Morgan State University and music by Douglas Buchanan (MM ’08, Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy; DMA ’13, Composition) throughout 2019-20.
Sam Bessen (MM ’17, Horn) was featured on Limelight for his concert series “In the Stacks.” The article highlights the series for its creative and inclusive take on a classical music concert, and mentions its growing popularity.