Alsop in New York Times Article on Conducting in a Pandemic Reply

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 Appointed Dean of the Augustana University School of Music Reply

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.

Alsop and Watts New Members of American Philosophical Society Reply

Alsop WattsDirector 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.