Vivian Adelberg Rudow (TC ’57, BM ’60, Piano; MM ’79, Composition) is a member of the Recording Academy and a voting member of the Grammys. She has also been an ASCAP award winner every year for 29 years. Her music has been heard all over the world, including these recent radio broadcasts: More…
Alumna Yameng Wang (MM ’08, GPD ’11, Guitar) and faculty artists David Smooke (MM ’95, Composition) and Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition) have each been awarded $6,000 in Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards. Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) and Jacqueline Pollauf (BM ’06, MM ’07, Harp) were each awarded $3,000. Keesun Kwon (BM ’01, Voice) was awarded $1,000. The Maryland State Arts Council’s annual Individual Artist Award recognizes the importance of artists and their works of excellence to the cultural vibrancy of Maryland.
Sandbox Percussion – Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), and Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen – premiered a new concerto by Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition) entitled Re(new)al with the Albany Symphony’s new music ensemble, The Dogs of Desire, on Friday, June 2. This piece was commissioned by General Electric (GE), and each of its three movements deals with one of their renewable energy initiatives – hydro, wind, and solar.
Faculty artist Douglas Buchanan (MM ’08, Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy; DMA ’13, Composition) and Benjamin Buchanan (MM ’14, Composition; MM ’15, Music Theory Pedagogy) were featured on the website BmoreArt for work with Voices Rise: A Baltimore Choir of Hope and musical outreach through the St David’s Music Series. A recipient of a Dean’s Incentive Grant, Douglas Buchanan directs a variety of musical outreach initiatives, including a music series which recently featured the world premiere of Michael Hersch’s only choral work.
Faculty artist Douglas Buchanan (MM ’08, Composition, Theory Pedagogy; DMA ’13, Composition) has been awarded second place for the The American Prize in Chorus Conducting 2016-17—community division for his work with Baltimore’s Canticum Novum Chamber Chorus. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication, and regional, national, and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States.