Peabody musicians performed at Taiwan’s 107th National Day celebration in Twin Oaks, Washington, D.C. This event is the most important national event of the year for Taiwan in U.S. with more than 3,000 guests attending each year. The featured artists included Huai-En Tsai (MM ‘06, DMA ‘12, Trombone), faculty artist Blake Meister (BM ’08, Jazz Double Bass), Todd Simon (BM ’07, Jazz Piano), Shu-Ting Yao (MM ’06, Violin), Byung Kang (BM ’14, GPD ’16, Jazz Percussion), and doctoral candidate Wan-Chi Su, piano.
Stephen A. Slater (GPD ‘15, Horn) accepted a one year 4th horn position with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for the current 2018-19 season. He’s just coming off a one year 2nd horn position with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra this past season.
Josh Ganger (MM ’14, Trumpet) has been named Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet at The University of Akron School of Music in Akron, Ohio.
The Melodica Men – Joe Buono (BM ’13, MM ’15, Bass Trombone) and Tristan Lane Clarke (’12, Trumpet) – performed a concert in Vilnius, Lithuania on August 30, 2018 as part of the Accordion Music Week. The concert featured their arrangements of both classical and popular pieces, the world premiere of a piano composition by Buono, and some trumpet pieces selected by Clarke. They were also featured on Lithuanian National Television as part of their ongoing celebration of the Centennial of the Restored State of Lithuania.
Sahffi Lynne (BM ’93, French Horn) had a busy summer travelling and working. She started the summer writing songs with kids in Baltimore. She then traveled to Peru and co-hosted the Kunkawaki Yoga and Music Retreat. There, she played with her band OverGlow at El Festival de Musica Medicina as well. She has a number of upcoming performances in September. One, a concert called “Sacred Sounds” will take place on September 15, at 6:00 pm in Baltimore and on September 16, at 2:00 pm in Washington, D.C. Her other appearance will be at the Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival which runs September 21-24.