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.
Stephen A. Slater (GPD ‘15, Horn) accepted a one-year position as second horn of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for this coming 2019-20 season.
Harry Oehler (BM ’16, Trombone, Music Education; MM ’18, Trombone) has been named principal bass trombone of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra in Johnstown, Penn.