Faculty artist Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) will be the 2019-20 Composer-in-Residence with the Camerata Bern in Bern, Switzerland.
Faculty artist Du Yun, composition, has received an Opera Grant for Female Composers from Opera America for her opera Sweet Land which will premiere with The Industry in Los Angeles, Calif., in February 2020. This is the fifth cycle of commissioning grants from the organization’s Opera Grants for Female Composers. Recipients are given up to 50 percent of the composer’s fee for a full production of a commissioned work.
Master’s student Camila Agosto, composition, was named a finalist in the LA Philharmonic’s 2019 National Composer Intensive. Her new piece Tybontoan will be premiered by the International Contemporary Ensemble on Saturday, June 1 at 1:15 pm on the main stage of the Walt Disney Recital Hall during the LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight festival. In the fall, she will begin Doctoral studies at Columbia University.
Timothy Nelson (BM ’04, Composition), Janna Critz (MM ’13, GPD ’14, Voice), Cara Gonzalez (BM ’06, Voice; A&S BA ‘06, Latin American Studies), and Madelyn Wanner Salazar (BM ’09, Voice) will all be involved in the In Series’ upcoming production of The Tale of Serse, to be performed at the Theatre Project June 14-16. This production marks the premiere of the In Series own orchestra Innovatio that will perform on period instruments.
Composer and faculty artist Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition) release Love into Concrete as a musical response to Baltimore Ceasefire’s Sacred Space Rituals. The piece was released on Wednesday, May 1, and the recording was performed by Doctoral candidate Lior Willinger (BM ’14, MM ’16, Piano). The piece has been dedicated to Erricka Bridgeford, co-organizer of Baltimore Ceasefire. Purchase the track here.