Music theory faculty member Ildar Khannanov will present a paper at the Third Congress of the Russian Society for Music Theory, in Moscow, September 24-30. KSAS student Ben Costello, who was advised by Khannanov, will also present a paper on music of Shostakovich. Costello will be able to work at the archive of Glinka’s Museum that holds most of Shostakovich’s manuscripts. His paper will be published in two languages.
Matthew Rupcich (BM ’90, Music Education) will lead the new community choir at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa., in collaboration with the center for adult and continuing education and department of fine arts.
Preparatory student Nate Delivuk and Preparatory Wind Band Conductor Karen Seward (BM ’01, Music Education; PC ’01, Percussion) spent three weeks on a tour of Europe with American Music Abroad Gold Tour 2017. The young musicians traveled Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, and Germany.
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.