Preparatory faculty artist Eric McCullough (MM ’12, Guitar) has been appointed as director of music at Carroll Community College in Westminster, Md.
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) received positive reviews by The American Record Guide for his CD’s Tarrega and Chaccone: A Baroque Recital. American Record Guide comments, “Manuel Barrueco clearly loves and respects this music, and gives us a performance of taste and honesty.” China West, a CD featuring Mr. Barrueco and the Beijing Guitar Duo, consisting of artist diploma candidate Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Music) and Yameng Wang (MM ’08, GPD ’11, Guitar) also received a positive review. American Record Guide describes their performance as, “consistently joyous yet subtle, technically flawless, [and] beautiful.”
Baltimore School of Music and Director James Robert Lowe (MM ’09, GPD ’12, Guitar) have been selected to participate in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Mr. Lowe will join 6,100 small business owners from across the United States and United Kingdom who have participated in the program, which provides participants with practical business education, a support network, and access to capital. Find more information here.
Sophomore Junhong Kuang, a guitar student of Manuel Barrueco and winner of the 2016 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, will perform on Saturday March 11, at 3:00 pm as part of the Shriver Hall Concert Series.
John Britton (BM ’09, Guitar), former student of Julian Gray, in collaboration with Metropolitan Opera grand prize winner, bass-baritone Phillippe Sly, released a CD titled Schubert Sessions under the Analekta label. The CD features original arrangements of traditional Schubert lied for voice and guitar. Schubert Sessions is available for purchase here. A video triptych that features the following selections of the CD is available on youtube: Ständchen, Des Fischers Liebesglück, Auf dem Wasser zu singen.