Marin Alsop, director of graduate conducting, was featured in a New York Times piece, ‘We Can’t Do Our Craft’: Conductors Contend With the Pandemic, on June 26. The article states that Alsop “has been working with the school to develop virtual reality tools for podium-deprived conducting students.”
Peter Folliard (MM ’09, Conducting, Euphonium) has been appointed the inaugural dean for the Augustana University School of Music in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Folliard joined Augustana in 2017 as the conductor of the Augustana Orchestra. He also created Augustana’s world-class recording studio, Studio 47, which produces a number of podcasts and recordings.
Director of Graduate Conducting Marin Alsop and André Watts (AD ’72, Piano) have been elected as new members of American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. The Society honors and engages distinguished scientists, humanists, social scientists, and leaders in civic and cultural affairs.
Conducting master’s student Leonard Weiss was asked to write a guest column for Australia’s Limelight Magazine, its foremost arts media company. The piece is titled “A Year with Marin Alsop.”
Director of the Graduate Conducting Program Marin Alsop was featured on NPR on April 18 speaking about stepping down from the Baltimore Symphony and the swing ensemble she performed in for 20 years.