Felix Hell Releases 10th Published Album Titled Heroic Proportions Reply

b74767_d4f1feb246a846129e090a235b198486Felix Hell (AD ’07, MM ’08, DMA ’16, Organ) has released Heroic Proportions, his 10th published album, published by MSR Classics. Heroic Proportions features works by Bach, Barber, Franck, and Willan, as well as a world premiere recording of Sonetto by Eric R. Stewart (BM ’07, MM ’08, Composition). Find Heroic Proportions available for purchase here.

George Peabody Library Hosts Film Screening of “On The Threshold of Winter” Reply

Pre-screening panel discussion explores the journey of turning Peabody composer Michael Hersch’s “searing” opera into a film.

March 22, 2017, Baltimore, MD: The film version of Peabody Conservatory faculty composer Michael Hersch’s acclaimed monodrama On the Threshold of Winter will receive its local premiere in a screening at the George Peabody Library on Friday, April 7. The opera, which received its world premiere in 2014 and depicts a single character struggling through the intense emotional and physical turmoil of her final weeks with cancer, is hailed as “a work of great originality, daring, and disturbing power” (The Baltimore Sun) and “a masterpiece” (Cotidianul). More…

Charles Halka Wins First Place at 2017 Tribeca New Music Young Composer Competition 1

Halka_Photo2013Charles Halka (BM ’06, Piano; MM ’08, Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy), who studied piano with Brian Ganz (AD ’93, Piano) and composition with Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) and Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition), won first place in Division 1 of the of the 2017 Tribeca New Music Young Composer Competition for his composition Por la Fuerza las Tierras. Thomas Kotcheff (BM ’10, Piano), another former Conservatory student of Dr. Adashi, was awarded runner-up status in Division 1 for his composition scratch cradle. Preparatory composition students of Dr. Adashi, Samuel Lam, Lila Quillin, and Kevin Su received “Emerging Composer” recognition in Division 2 of the competition for their compositions Sonatine, City Suite,  and Infernal Drums, respectively.

Judah Adashi Releases “Last Words”, an Excerpt from his Larger Work Titled Unseen Reply

Judah-4Faculty artist Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition) recently released “Last Words,” an excerpt from a larger work in progress entitled Unseen. The demo recording features vocals by Matthew J. Robinson of Howard University’s Afro Blue, photos by Zach Gross taken for The New Yorker, and documentary audio from The Marshall Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization focused on the U.S. criminal justice system. Unseen is funded by a grant from the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Thomas Dolby to Lead Music for New Media Program at Peabody Reply


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New Bachelor of Music degree designed to meet growing interest in composing and producing music for emerging and interactive media.

Music innovator, tech trailblazer, author, and Johns Hopkins Homewood Professor of the Arts Thomas Dolby will lead a new four-year undergraduate degree program in Music for New Media at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, slated to enroll its first cohort of students in the fall semester of 2018. Music for New Media will combine studies in music, composition, programming, and visual media to prepare students for careers in new and emerging platforms such as computer games and virtual reality. More…