Peabody archivist Matt Testa participated in a panel discussion during the New Music DC Conference. The conference also featured a number of Peabody students and alumni, including, Zach Gulaboff Davis, composition; Cody McVey, composition; Sarah Jane Thomas, violin; Peter Dayton (MM ‘16, Composition); and Katie Procell (MM ‘18, Voice). The conference was presented by District New Music Coalition and took place September 15 and 16 at Georgetown University.
Faculty artist Du Yun, composition, will release a new album on Friday, September 28. The album, Dinosaur Scar, is a collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), an ensemble of which she was a founding member. Following the release of her album, she and ICE will present an evening of her work as a part of the Composer Portraits series at Columbia University.
The In Series’ production of Viva V.E.R.D.I.: The Promised End, text and conceptual realization by In Series artistic director Timothy Nelson (BM ’04, Composition), was well reviewed by Anne Midgette of the Washington Post, and features alumni Natalie Conte (MM ’06, Voice), John T.K. Scherch (MM ’17, Voice/Pedagogy), and Teresa Ferrara (MM ‘18, Voice).
Faculty artist Du Yun, composition, was mentioned twice in The New Yorker last week. First, she was mentioned in an article by Alex Ross about the changing world of composition, with focus on Kendrick Lamar’s recent Pulitzer Prize win in April. Her work is then highlighted in the Fall Classical Music Preview, for the International Contemporary Ensemble’s performance of her works in November.