Jacqueline Pollauf’s Baltimore Harp Camp Featured in Baltimore Sun Reply

Jacqueline_Pollauf_10Jacqueline Pollauf (BM ’06, Harp; MM ’07, Harp Pedagogy) is the founder, director, and sole instructor at the annual weeklong Baltimore Harp Camp. Since 2009, the camp has offered children ages 8 to 18 who are interested in honing their skills as harpists a one-week intensive day camp that exposes them to playing in a harp ensemble; teaches them music theory, history, and ear training; and entertains them with guest musicians. Pollauf and her program were featured in a story in The Baltimore SunTimonium woman operates unique summer camp for aspiring harpists.

Anastasia Pike Holds Harp Circle Workshop at Wilmington Harp Day Reply

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Anastasia Pike (MM ’07, Harp), a former student of Jeanne Chalifoux, led a harp circle workshop at Wilmington Harp Day, sponsored by the Coastal Carolina Chapter of the American Harp Society on June 17th. She also performed works from Jane Austen’s personal songbook along with the Élan Ensemble and Elissa Edwards.

Peabody Artists Receive Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards Reply

Alumna Yameng Wang (MM ’08, GPD ’11, Guitar) and faculty artists David Smooke (MM ’95, Composition) and Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition) have each been awarded $6,000 in Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards. Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) and Jacqueline Pollauf (BM ’06, MM ’07, Harp) were each awarded $3,000. Keesun Kwon (BM ’01, Voice) was awarded $1,000. The Maryland State Arts Council’s annual Individual Artist Award recognizes the importance of artists and their works of excellence to the cultural vibrancy of Maryland.