Jay Shankar, an undergraduate clarinet student, has been awarded first prize in Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition in Classical Clarinet. Winners of the competition will travel to Paris to visit the home of Vandoren, receive $1,000, and perform at the annual Music For All National Festival.
Sam Kaestner (BM ’00, Clarinet) designed a solution to drive climate action for the United Nations with a team of four other students from the Parsons School of Design where he was completing a Master of Science in Strategic Design. The UN adopted the idea as part of their children’s component of the Act Now campaign and the Climate Action Superheroes launched in November to mobilize kids and parents around the world to take action on climate change and sustainability.
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Clarinet faculty artist Anthony McGill, pianist Inon Barnatan, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein will be featured in a program of clarinet trios at Shriver Hall in Baltimore on January 22 at 5:30 pm. The program will feature pieces by Beethoven, Hallman, and Brahms. The concert is sponsored by The Yale Gordon Young Artists Concert and is free to Peabody students. More information and ticketing available here.
Liz Ramirez (BM ’09, Clarinet) has been accepted to Youth Orchestra of the Americas’ Global Leadership Program. The program combines teacher training, leadership development, innovative thinking, and social enterprise to empower change makers and teaching artists. Through the program, Ms. Ramirez will have the chance to travel across the globe in immersive mission work centered around music education.