The Baltimore Lieder Weekend, founded and directed by Daniel Schlosberg (BM ’00, MM ’01, Piano; KSAS BA ’00, History), will take place at An die Musik from October 20 to 22 with the theme of “New American Song: Unusual Suspects.” Peabody contributions include performances by Schlosberg and Laura Strickling (MM ’06, Voice), a composition by Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition), and a panel discussion including Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein. All events are free, courtesy of Free Fall Baltimore.
Composer Jake Runestad (MM ’11, Composition; MM ’12, Music Theory Pedagogy) is one of four artists chosen for a McKnight Fellowship for Composers by the McKnight Foundation. The award, which includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds for each recipient, acknowledges excellence in the field of music composition. The four fellows were chosen from a pool of 55 applicants.
Peabody Symphony Orchestra has been selected as a semi-finalist for The American Prize/Ensembles division 2016 for their performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, under the direction of Teri Murai. As a semi-finalist, The Peabody Symphony Orchestra will be considered for a position as a finalist, runner-up, or winner for the American Prize/Ensemble division 2016.
DMA candidate Xiao-Hui Yang, a piano student of Boris Slutsky, won the gold medal at the 26th New Orleans International Piano Competition at Loyola University. Re Zhang, a graduate student of Boris Slutsky, won the silver medal. They were awarded cash prizes, solo recitals, and performance opportunities with various orchestras including the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.