Master’s student Camila Agosto, composition, was named a finalist in the LA Philharmonic’s 2019 National Composer Intensive. Her new piece Tybontoan will be premiered by the International Contemporary Ensemble on Saturday, June 1 at 1:15 pm on the main stage of the Walt Disney Recital Hall during the LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight festival. In the fall, she will begin Doctoral studies at Columbia University.
Timothy Nelson (BM ’04, Composition), Janna Critz (MM ’13, GPD ’14, Voice), Cara Gonzalez (BM ’06, Voice; A&S BA ‘06, Latin American Studies), and Madelyn Wanner Salazar (BM ’09, Voice) will all be involved in the In Series’ upcoming production of The Tale of Serse, to be performed at the Theatre Project June 14-16. This production marks the premiere of the In Series own orchestra Innovatio that will perform on period instruments.
Composer and faculty artist Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition) release Love into Concrete as a musical response to Baltimore Ceasefire’s Sacred Space Rituals. The piece was released on Wednesday, May 1, and the recording was performed by Doctoral candidate Lior Willinger (BM ’14, MM ’16, Piano). The piece has been dedicated to Erricka Bridgeford, co-organizer of Baltimore Ceasefire. Purchase the track here.
Master’s student Sean McFarland, composition, is featured in an article in the Baltimore Beat for his work with a new music venue called The Undercroft. The article outlines the evolution of the space and talks about how McFarland came to be involved.
Doctoral candidate Zach Gulaboff Davis, composition, was awarded second prize in the Emil and Ruth Beyer Composition Award, Chamber Music Category, sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. His piece On Fractured Memories, a concerto for piano and 12 instruments, won him the award, which comes with a $4,000 prize.