Daniel Kassteen (MM ‘99, Trumpet) joined the Sarasota Orchestra as co-principal trumpet on January 2.
Peabody’s Chamber Music Department has announced the 2018-19 Honors Ensembles. Zenith Winds, comprised of Drew Dardis, flute; Andrea Copland, oboe; Chadwick Thomas, clarinet; Jordan Dinkins, horn; and Mateen Milan, bassoon and the Silk Ruby Trio comprised of Fangming Shen, violin; Lan Zhang, viola; and Mafalda Santos, cello, have both been selected to perform in the Honors Ensemble Concert on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 7:30 pm in Goodwin Hall.
Peabody Preparatory faculty artist Dan Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education) will be in Chile January 12-21, 2019 leading composition workshops with the National Youth Orchestra of Chile and the Global Leaders Program. This is the 2nd Annual 10-day El Sistema Educators Bootcamp, and it is an intensive residence that supports the professional growth of Teaching Artists. Trahey is a faculty member there and will lead Bootcamp Fellows in workshops to improve their pedagogical techniques.
Sahffi Lynne (BM ’93, French Horn) played in a concert on Saturday, December 8 at Teavolve Cafe & Lounge in Baltimore, Md. The concert consisted of four singer-songwriters with Songwriter’s Against Sexual Assault (SASA), and was a fundraiser for those efforts. The concert was also working with the Esperanza Project, which works with victims of human trafficking. Coming up, she will be performing at the Whimsical Winter Ball at the Wind Up Space in Baltimore. This concert will be on Friday, December 14, at 8:00 pm, and will feature many area musicians, artists, vendors, and designers. Saffi Lynne will lead the Winter Solstice Ceremony.
Matthew Minhyuk Kim (GPD ’08, Trumpet) received a Global Music Award silver medal for outstanding achievement for The Limitations of a Trumpet as an instrumentalist. Global Music Awards helps to launch the careers of outstanding emerging musicians from around the world.