Peabody faculty artist Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) was mentioned in The New Yorker. Following the Ojai Music Festival, which took place in June, Hersch’s new piece was reviewed in the July 2 issue.
Peabody trumpet faculty Joe Burgstaller and several of his former and current students performed at the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference in in San Antonio, Texas, from May 29-June 3, 2018. Burgstaller debuted his new concept recital that included a world premiere of an ITG commission, Trumpet Voyage, as well as a premiere of Burgstaller’s own trumpet+electronics composition Wonderful. His guest performers included Buddy Deshler (MM ’17, Trumpet) and doctoral candidate Brandon Cave. Burgstaller also performed as part of Ryan Anthony’s “Cancer Blows” concert, with Doc Severinsen leading several trumpet soloists in front of the United States Air Force Band of the West. Shane Coughlin (BM ’17, Trumpet) performed Peabody composer Christian Humcke’s (MM ‘17, Composition) work on the New Works Recitals. Josh Ganger (MM ’14, Trumpet) performed on the New Works Recital. Deshler organized and led two Trumpet Ensemble Reading Sessions. Cave and doctoral candidate Jason Aylward composed selections that were read at the sessions.
Dean Fred Bronstein was featured in JMORE this month in an article that features Jewish University leaders in Baltimore. In his feature, the Breakthrough Curriculum, Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine, and increased work to diversity the campus are just a few of the many programs discussed.
Faculty artist Du Yun, composition, was named one of this year’s 38 Great Immigrants by the Carnegie Foundation. She and the other honorees were given their awards in a ceremony on July 4.
The Rosa Ponselle Exhibit at the Arthur Friedheim Library was featured in the Johns Hopkins Magazine. The article, by Brett McCabe, talks about the exhibit and Ponselle’s life.