Chair of Music Theory Joel Puckett’s piece Concerto Duo has been released on an album by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. The piece was commissioned in 2012 and was performed as a part of a concert last summer. The album, called “Winged Creatures,” was released in May on Cedille Records.
Minnesota Opera has been awarded a $50,000 National Endowment of the Arts Grant to fund the production of Chair or Music Theory, Ear Training, and Keyboard Skills Joel Puckett’s new opera The Fix. The grant is intended to support the world premiere, which is set for March 16, and to fund future performances of the opera. The Fix is about the Chicago White Sox scandal of 1919.
Chair or Music Theory, Ear Training, and Keyboard Skills Joel Puckett is featured in the March 2019 issue of Opera News for his new opera, The Fix, to premiere with Minnesota Opera on March 16. The article by Joshua Rosenblum talks about how the opera, about the 1919 White Sox scandal, was created, the composition process, and how the opera has been received so far.
Music theory faculty artist Vern Falby, along with some of his Peabody students, presented on the implications for Common-practice tonal design of Bach’s “Aria,” from the Goldberg Variations, at East China Normal University in Shanghai on November 7 and at Soochow University in Suzhou on November 8.
Charles Halka (BM ’06, Piano; MM ’08, Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy) accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory in the Department of Music at Western Washington University beginning Fall 2018.