Nicholas Bentz (BM ’17, Composition, Violin; MM ’18, Violin), Bobby Ge (MM ’20, Composition), and Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei (MM ’17, Composition) have all been named Copland House CULTIVATE fellows. As fellows, they will participate in a week-long creative workshop and mentoring program in June centered around a composition commissioned by Copland House.
Scott Lee (MM ’13, Composition) has been named the Bozeman Symphony‘s first-ever Composer-in-Residence. During his residency, starting May 2021, Lee is commissioned to write a piece that will open the 2021-22 concert season.
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts has announced composition professor Du Yun is one of the recipients of the 2021 Grants to Artists Awards. The $40,000 unrestricted grants were awarded to 20 individual artists in the areas of dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and visual arts.
Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition) was listed in the Washington Post’s “21 for ’21: Composers and performers who sound like tomorrow.”
Andrea Edith Moore (BM ’01, Voice) released her debut recording of Family Secrets: Kith & Kin by Daniel Thomas Davis (BM ’04, Composition) on Albany Records. The album was produced by GRAMMY award winning producer Elaine Martone and also included GRAMMY-winning pianist and cellist Lisa Kaplan and Nick Photinos, oboist Bo Newsome, violinist Elizabeth Phelps, banjo virtuoso Hank Smith, and actress Jane Holding all led by conductor Timothy Myers.