Henry Dorn (MM ’20, Composition) and Bobby Ge (MM ’20, Composition) have been selected as two of seven fellows for the 2022 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute. As part of the program led by composition professor Kevin Puts, Osmo Vänskä will lead the Minnesota Orchestra in performing Dorn’s piece “Transitions” as well as Ge’s orchestra piece “Remember to Have Fun.”
Jacob Yoffee (BM ’02, Composition; GPD ’04, Jazz Saxophone) was featured on The Hub for his work in composing the score for ABC’s reboot of “The Wonder Years.” Yoffee co-composed the score with Roahn Hylton, featuring six core musicians, in their live-band recordings, including Peabody alum Russel Kirk (BM ’05, Jazz Saxophone).
Composer and blues scholar Larry Hoffman (BM ’79, MM ’83, Composition) recently donated his scores to the Blues Archives at the University of Mississippi. Hoffman, who the Johns Hopkins Magazine profiled in 2014, donated 12 of his blues-and-American folk-infused pieces to be a apart of the acclaimed collection in University, MS. The Blues Archive at UM is currently home to over 60,000 sound recordings, 20,000 photographs, 34,000 books, and over 1,000 videos.
Bobby Ge (MM ’20, Composition) has been selected from a pool of over 900 applicants to be one of six composers-in-residence at the Loghaven Artist Residency in September 2022. Loghaven Artists-in-Residence are supported by the foundation to create new work, establish relationships, and connect with the community during their residency.
Sean Doyle (DMA ’15, Composition) premiered his original music in an interactive, filmed dance installation titled ‘already there’ by choreographer Britta Joy Peterson. ‘already there’ gathers together a gallery of vivid vitalities by inviting audiences to wind their way through vibrant rooms, sharpening their senses towards that sounds often filtered out. Doyle’s music featured in ‘already there’ had a multi-day presentation at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, from October 28 to the 30.