Bridge Records, founded by David Starobin (BM ’73, Guitar) with Becky Starobin (BM ’73, Violin) as president, released a new CD, A Lad’s Love, a solo recording debut of Brian Giebler, tenor.
Andrea González Caballero (GPD ’20, Guitar) collaborated remotely to create a new work with composer Dustin Carlson as part of a project by the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. To raise money for performers who have lost employment because of COVID-19, 65 GLFCAM composers donated their time to create solo works of 1-3 minutes each. Caballero appeared in a video premiering one movement of Carlson’s Picture Wandering Ground.
Assistant Professor Jenine Brown, music theory, and Nathan Cornelius (DMA ’18, Guitar) recently published an article on “Hearing tetrachords in an atonal context” in the Journal of New Music Research. Doctoral piano student Jun Luke Foster recorded the music, and 72 Peabody students participated in the experiment, which was funded in part by at Faculty Development Grant. Brown also had an article titled “Improving Sight-Singing Skills using the New SmartMusic Website” published by the College Music Symposium.
Julien Xuereb (MM ’15, GPD ’17, Guitar/Pedagogy) presented a “Live From Home” concert on Sunday, May 3.
Finbarr Malafronte (BM ’08, MM ’09, Guitar), who studied with Manuel Barrueco, released a new album in April with the label Quartz. The album called Maestros of the Baroque is entirely composed of Finbarr’s arrangements of music by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Domenico Scarlatti.