Joel Watts Receives Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance Reply

02db72aJoel Watts (BM ’14, Horn; BM ’15, Recording Arts; MM ’15, Audio Sciences) received the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for his work as assistant recording engineer. Mr. Watts engineered a live recording of Shostkovich’s Under Stalin’s Shadow, featuring Shostakovich’s Symphonies No. 5, 8 ,and 9 performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andris Nelsons. Find more information on the Grammy win on and The Boston Music Intelligencer.

The Melodica Men- Joe Buono and Clarke- Featured on First Coast News Reply

13680827_670147856470816_1680252009706702189_nThe Melodica Men – Joe Buono (BM ’13, MM ’15, Bass Trombone) and Tristan Lane Clarke (’12, Trumpet) – were featured on ABC’s First Coast News. The Melodica Men discussed the founding of their instrument, their street-performance-funded Europe trip, and the different avenues their success with the melodica has afforded them. Find more about The Melodica Men at their website, on their Facebook page, and on their YouTube Channel.

Dooley and Bange Perform in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band for 58th Inauguration Reply

presidents-ownEllen Dooley (BM ’96, Flute) and Darren Bange (BM ’99, MM ’01, Trombone) will perform in the 58th Inauguration of the President of the United States on January 20, as members of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. This marks the Marine Band’s 55th inaugural appearance.

Peabody Institute’s Collaboration with Young Audiences Featured by WBAL and the Baltimore Sun Reply

bal-peabody-partners-with-young-audiences-on-o-001The Peabody Institute’s collaboration with the Maryland Chapter of Young Audiences was featured by WBAL TV 11, The Baltimore Sun, and Baltimore Fishbowl. The stories highlighted the involvement of the Marquee Brass, featuring master’s candidates Sam Bessen, Mike Minor and Buddy Deshler; GPD candidate Ricson Poonin; and DMA candidate Brandon Cave; and Peabody Opera Outreach, featuring students of the voice department, in recent performances in local Baltimore elementary schools. Dean Bronstein describes Peabody’s collaboration with Young Audiences as “one of the pillars of Peabody’s vision” in community connectivity.