Conducting master’s student Leonard Weiss won the inaugural Sydney Youth Orchestras’ Conductor NSW Orchestral (Early Career) Fellowship. The fellowship awards Weiss $30,000 and will allow him to undertake many professional development opportunities throughout the year.
Linhan Cui (MM ’20, Conducting) was awarded second prize and 15,000 € at the Malko Competition for Young Conductors and won the Kids Jury’s Prize.
Henry Dorn (MM ’20, Wind Conducting, Composition) and Lisa Williamson (BM ’05, Voice) have been selected for the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Future of Music Faculty Fellowship, a career development initiative engaging 35 Black and Latinx music professionals who are pursuing or considering academic careers.
The Northwestern Florida Symphony Orchestra has announced Todd Craven (GPD ’18, Conducting) will be its new Music Director and Conductor. The appointment will start in September with the kick off of the NFSO’s 35th anniversary.
The Conductor – a documentary about women conductors and centered around Marin Alsop – will be screened as a “Viewpoint” film at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival in June. Written and directed by Krieger School Professor Bernadette Wegenstein, the film was shot in part on Peabody’s campus and at Peabody’s 2018 performance of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS.