Judy Schneider (BM ’82, Flute) has retired from the U.S. Government Accountability Office after 32 years as the catalog/systems librarian. Schneider began working in Peabody’s Arthur Friedheim Music Library and decided to pursue librarianship and cataloging.
Camille Delaney-McNeil (MM ’11, Flute) has been appointed Director of the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood (BYC) at the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Leela Breithaupt (BM ’93, MM ’96, Flute) has been appointed Executive Director of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. As the oldest American Bach Choir. The Bach Choir of Bethlehem performs the works of Bach and promotes appreciation of Bach’s music while striving for musical excellence. The choir participates in local, national, and international education and performances and supports its Bel Canto Youth Chorus.
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.
Duo Sila – Christina Manceor (MM ’17, Percussion) and Amanda Dame (MM ’19, Flute) – released their inaugural album, Traditions Reimagined, on February 26, 2021. The album explores the infusion of international music traditions within 20th Century music. They will host a virtual album release party on Sunday, February 28.