Faculty artist Amit Peled, cello, was featured on American Public Radio, reading his children’s book, “A Cello Named Pablo.” He read the book on Classical Kids Storytime.
Faculty artist Derrick Wang, professional studies, was named to Super Lawyers® 2019 Maryland Rising Stars List for his work in intellectual property law. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. In other news, his opera Scalia/Ginsburg was mentioned in the October-November 2018 issue of Amtrak’s magazine, The National, and in the December 2018 issue of Delta Sky Mag (with a photo from the Oct 2018 Opera North production).
Composition department chair Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) has been named a Gilman Scholar. Hersch joins four other Johns Hopkins faculty members in this honor that distinguishes and celebrates select Johns Hopkins faculty who embody the highest standards of scholarship and research across the university.
Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair of Jazz Studies Sean Jones, trumpet, has been named president of the Jazz Education Network. The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performances and developing audiences.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s performance of composition department chair Michael Hersch’s (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) violin concerto with the International Contemporary Ensemble was selected as the Best Violin Concerto of 2018 by Sequenza21. It was also listed as one of New York Music Daily’s 50 Best Albums of 2018 list and Anearful’s Best of 2018: Classical.