Faculty member Harlan D. Parker will be the guest conductor for the Maryland All-State Community Band, composed of musicians from all over the state, selected annually. They will perform its fifth annual concert on Sunday, August 6 at 3:00 pm at Marriotts Ridge High School at 12100 Woodford Dr, Marriottsville, Md. Admission is free.
Rich Tilley (MM ’15, Music Education) has been appointed Associate Instructor for the Department of Music Education at Jacobs School of Music where he is a candidate for Ph.D. in Music Education. He will serve as the Coordinator for the Young Winds Program and assist with the junior level Instrumental Methods and Materials course for music education majors. Additionally, he is the 2017-18 recipient of the Julia B. Brabson Scholarship, awarded to candidates for a degree in music education at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.
Tuned-In, a Preparatory scholarship program conceived and implemented by Preparatory Dean Carolee Stewart and Preparatory faculty member Dan Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education) will be touring performing and presenting classes across the Northeast from June 21-24. Tour dates and events include: Wednesday, June 21, at Hudson Boulevard Park as part of Make Music NYC in New York City; Thursday, June 22, with School Concerts at The Harmony Project in Queens, N.Y.; and Friday, June 23, at New Haven Arts and Ideas Festival in New Haven, Conn.
In February, baritone David D. Morrocco (BM ’74, Music Education) presented “Quirky February Songs: Songs with a Twist for a ‘Fab Feb’ Afternoon” at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore as part of the Arts for Hearts’ Sake series founded by Ernest Ragogini (MM ’63, DMA ’75, Piano). Dr. Morrocco introduced each song with interesting and little-known background information and then accompanied himself on the piano, guitar, or accordion. In addition, Dr. Morrocco currently teaches full time at Notre Dame of Maryland University in the School of Education.
OrchKids, a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra outreach program directed by faculty member Dan Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education), was featured in an piece by WYPR titled Opportunity can be everything. The piece highlights Orch Kids’ mission to provide an example for what students can achieve when they apply and believe in themselves through the study of music. Read the full article here.