Faculty artists Susan Weiss, musicology, and John Moran, historical performance, and Paula Maust (MM ’16, Harpsichord) gave presentations at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Historical Performance Conference. Weiss presented “The Archeology of Music Instruments: toward a new pedagogy for organology” and Moran presented “Have We Entered a Post-HIP Era, and Does it Matter” on January 29, 2021. Maust’s gave her presentation “‘Scarcely one of them without a defect:’ Imagined Beauty in the Eighteenth-Century Ospedale della Pietà” on January 31, 2021.
Conductor, pianist, and vocal coach Laurie Rogers has been appointed interim music director of the Peabody Opera Theatre program. During the 2020-21 academic year, as guest faculty at the Peabody Conservatory, she served as music director for Peabody Opera Theatre’s Cosí fan tutte. More…
Professor of Flute Marina Piccinini offers the Marina Piccinini International Master Classes this May focusing on Niccolò Paganini’s 24 Caprices. The classes will be held virtually featuring open practice sessions with Katy Wherry, an Extended Etude session with Soo-Kyung Park, and an exclusive chat with Hilary Hahn.
Amit Peled, professor of cello, was recently interviewed by Stay Thirsty Magazine in which he discusses Shoko, the nickname for his new cello, the difference of performing in difference spaces, and more.
BFA Dance musician Shodekeh will become the first hip-hop artist in Maryland to have their work archived and first beatboxer in the world to have a special collection dedicated to their work when Towson University opens “Ideations of Potential: Shodekeh’s Innovation Lab or Embodied Scholarship & Hip Hop Imagination.” The collection serves as a capstone project for Shodekeh’s time as innovator-in-residence at TU.
TW: Suicidal ideation and abuse