Brian Kay (BM ’13, MM ’15, Lute) was recently appointed Instructor of Lute in the Historical Performance Dept. at Case Western Reserve University. Kay was also just made a core member of Apollo’s Fire, part of the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, an ensemble he has guest-directed several times.
Helen-Jean Talbott (MM’ 09, Recorder Performance), a composition student of Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition) and previously a recorder student of Gwyn Roberts, was featured in a Washington Post article about the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Ms. Talbott directs Consort Anon. Cynthia Sutton (MM ’17, Musicology) joined the ensemble last year; she and Ms. Talbott met in Professor Roberts’ Recorder Consort at Peabody.
Amy Domingues (MM ’12, Viola da Gamba) is a founding member of the early music ensemble Sonnambula, which has been appointed Ensemble in Residence for the 2018-19 season at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Domingues served as faculty at the Madison Early Music Festival in 2017 at the University of Wisconsin, and at the Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclave in 2018.
Peabody student Marc Armitano Domingo, viola da gamba, was featured in the New York Times as a “Maker to Know.” In New York, he creates porcelain plates and cups, which he sells under the name “Botticelli Ceramics.” The article explores his influences and process.
Nola Richardson (MM ’10, Voice Pedagogy; MM ’11, Early Music Voice) won first prize in the 2018 Audrey Rooney Bach Competition. This competition is presented by the Kentucky Bach Choir, where she will return for as a soloist next season as a part of her prize. She recently sang at the National Cathedral with ACRONYM.