Faculty artist Michael Hersch’s (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) Images from a Closed Ward was chosen by violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja as one of the top five recordings she “can’t live without.” She was interviewed by the Violin Channel, and named the FLUX Quartet’s recording of Herch’s music, which was released March 2, in her list.
Joseph Montcalmo, Peabody’s Director of Academic Technology and Instructional Design, co-authored an article, “Constructing ‘Authentic’ Science: Results from a University/High School Collaboration Integrating Digital Storytelling and Social Networking,” which was recently published in the journal “Research in Science Education.” The study explores the implications of a redesign of a college course that entailed a new partnership between a college neuroscience classroom and a high school. Montcalmo was also interviewed for an article, “Innovative Online Education Improves Classroom Education,” appearing in the issue “Expanding Educational Opportunity” of Mighty Guides. The publication sought out 20 educational leaders to learn more about how institutions tap technology to improve education and make it available for all students, including those with differing abilities. Last Spring, Montcalmo was a featured panelist for the “Future of Learning Panel: Next Generation Multi-literacy Centers Complete the Picture of 21st Century Learning Commons” at the Next Generation Learning Spaces conference in San Diego.
Faculty artist Joseph Young (AD ’09, Conducting) will be the resident conductor for the 2018 National Youth Orchestra of the USA’s three-week training program in July of 2018. The orchestra is made up of 106 musicians aged 16-19 from 28 states and Puerto Rico, and were chosen through a rigorous and highly competitive audition process. The residency will be at Purchase College, SUNY, in New York. In addition to conducting, Young will lead master classes, chamber music readings, and seminars with the other faculty leading up to the orchestra’s tour in Asia.
A sought-after soloist hailed for her “remarkable intelligence, musicality, and sense of insight,” Judith Ingolfsson has been appointed to the violin faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Her Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel will visit campus several times as Guest Artists in the 2018-19 academic year and Ingolfsson will begin studio teaching at Peabody in the fall 2019 semester. More…
Faculty artists Miles Brown, jazz, and Courtney Orlando, director of Now Hear This, will be performing at Carnegie Hall on Friday, March 16, at 7:30 in Zankel Hall. They will perform with their ensemble Alarm Will Sound and feature the music of György Ligeti. In August, Brown will also be giving a presentation and recital at the 6th European Biennial Double Bass Congress and Festival in Lucca, Italy. Brown will present on improvisation strategies over pedal points in jazz standards.