The Boston Chamber Symphony, including alumni Avlana Eisenberg (GPD ’08, Conducting), music director, and Brian Bunnell (BM ’03, Music Education; PC ’03, Trumpet), trumpet, created a multimedia presentation about the life and music of African-American composer William Grant Still.
The Arcadia Chorale, led by Matthew Rupcich (BM ’90, Music Education), released its second virtual recording of the 2020-21 season performing O Nata Lux by Morten Lauridsen. Each singer was recorded individually and using green screen technology digitally added to the performance space.
Walt Lindberg (MM ’11, Music Education) released a solo finger style guitar album called “Carols.” The album features 10 original arrangements of favorite Christmas carols.
The Arcadia Chorale, led by Matthew Rupcich (BM ’90, Music Education), released its first virtual recording of the 2020-21 season performing How Can I Keep from Singing arranged by Z. Randall Stroope. Each singer was recorded individually and using green screen technology digitally added to the performance space.
Peabody alumni are involved in a new organization called Lift Music Fund, which mission is to make achievement in music more accessible and equitable. The group awards microgrants every month to Black, Latinx, and Native American student musicians to help offset the incidental costs of pursuing a career in music – things like equipment, lessons, travel, application fees, instrument repairs, etc. Lift Music Fund is currently hosting a Micro-Concerts for Microgrants fundraiser series which will feature online performances by professional musicians across the nation. The fundraising series will feature performances from the following Peabody alumni: Claudia Malchow (BM ’17, Viola), Jessica Korotkin (BM ’16, Cello), Shannon Fitzhenry (BM ’18, Violin), Sophie Fortunato (BM ’17, Violin), Bailey Jo Hutton (BM ’17. Voice, Music Education; MM ’17, Voice, Pedagogy), Harry Oehler (BM ’16, Trombone, Music Education; MM ’18, Trombone), and Ian Striedter (BM ’16. Trombone; MM ’17, Audio Sciences).