Anastasia Pike Completed the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative’s Meta-Leadership Training Reply

Anastasia-Pike-photoAnastasia Pike (MM ’07, Harp), a former student of Jeanne Chalifoux, recently completed the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative’s Meta-Leadership Training program through the joint Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Kennedy School of Government’s Center for Public Leadership. She was one of 50 out of 2 million active duty military spouses eligible to be selected for the fully-funded program.

Alyssa Katahara Awarded Harp Position with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Reply

AlyssaKatahara_7051-2_2600o-2000x1077Alyssa Katahara, Michaela Trnkova’s former preparatory student, has earned a principal harp position with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Katahara will be a solo harpist alongside the rest of the orchestra. Katahara studied with Michaela Trnkova as a harp student from 2010-2013 at the Peabody Preparatory.

Dr. Paula Maust Featured in The Daily American As A Featured Harpsichordist In Symphony Performance Reply

e6daa135-e317-45bb-91fd-bbbe2b4fc3ff-Maust_headshot_2Paula Maust (DMA ’19, Harp) was a featured harpsichordist at the nearly sold-out Johnstown Symphony Chorus performance. The choral group returned to the stage to perform Handel’s Messiah after nearly a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic. Leading up to her performance on December 11, Maust was profiled in the Daily American, discussing her journey in music, her assistant professorship at Peabody, and her overall passion for music history and research.

Shelley Greene Selected as A-List Wedding Vendor by Richmond Magazine Reply

Shelley GreeneHarmony of Virginia, founded by Shelley Greene (BM ’92, Harp), was selected a 2021 A-List Wedding Vendor by Richmond Magazine and one of three Top Wedding Industry Vendors in the Best Service Provider for Small or Backyard Weddings Category and in the LGBTQ-Friendly Vendor Category. Harmony of Virginia has been offering live music for virtual weddings as well as in-person events. Greene founded Harmony Of Virginia, a company for her services as a soloist harpist that promotes and facilitates the hiring of other professional African-American musicians.