Melodica Men Video of Overture to Candide Goes Viral Reply

Melodica MenThe Melodica Men  – Joe Buono (BM ’13, MM ’15, Bass Trombone) and Tristan Lane Clarke (’12, Trumpet) – are at it again! Their video of Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide” went viral on Monday, July 24, surpassing a million views in two days. Notable mavens such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Norman Lebrecht, Classic FM, and even Bernstein’s own daughter shared the video.

Tryon and Burgstaller Perform with Summit Brass Reply

tryon_burgstallerPeabody Brass Faculty Denise Tryon (horn) and Joe Burgstaller (trumpet) will be performing and giving masterclasses as members of the Summit Brass at the Rafael Méndez Brass Institute in Denver, CO from July 9-16.  Additionally, both will be featured in recital. Tryon will be performing Peter Askim’s A Door into the Dark. Burgstaller will perform a set that includes the Allegro from J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 2 for Violin as well as his own compositions. Burgstaller will also be soloing with the Denver Municipal Band. More…

Beauty Slap Featured on CBS Pittsburgh Today Live Reply

Beauty SlapBeauty Slap – a group with Hakeem Bilal (BM ’10, Bass Trombone), Gabriel Colby (BM ’10, GPD ’12, Trombone), and Scott Nadelson (BM ’11, Trumpet) – was on CBS’s Pittsburgh Today Live on June 27 promoting their new project Thunderfunk Machine. Beauty Slap is the sister group to the classical-based CStreet Brass (formed at Peabody) and mixes modern dance electronic music with funk.