Cesar Orozco, Alex Norris, Nathan Hook, Peabody Classic Modern Jazz Ensemble at An die Musik Reply

c8c2c53e-2454-41a9-8cbe-c328bfdd5ab9An die Musik LIVE will feature Cesar Orozco (GPD ’14, Jazz Piano), solo piano, on Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm. On Monday, May 9 at 7:30 pm, GPD jazz saxophone student Nathan Hook will perform at An die Musik with fellow Peabody Jazz students. On Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 pm, the venue will host the Peabody Classic Modern Jazz Ensemble led by faculty artist Alex Pope Norris (PC ’90, Trumpet; BM ’90, Music Education). Tickets are available from http://www.instantseats.com/.

Dan Trahey to Develop and Teach National Take a Stand Orchestras Reply

bs-bs-ae-trahey-p07-davis-jpg-20140125Faculty member Dan Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education) has been chosen by the Los Angeles Philharmonic to help develop three youth orchestras and teach low brass while continuing his existing roles at Peabody and OrchKids. The National Take a Stand Orchestras – sponsored by the Longy School of Music, Bard College, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic – will serve students from underserved communities and will take place at Bard College, the Aspen Music Festival, and Disney Hall.

Dan Trahey first American to win the Austrian Brass Band Championship Reply

RET BrassbandOn November 9, Dan Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education) was recognized as being the first American to win the Austrian Brass Band Championship, as tubist with the RET Brass Band of Innsbruck Austria. The prize comes with a trip to the World Brass Band Championship to be held in Frieburg, Germany in May of 2015.

Douglas J. Fair new executive director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas Reply

16314SOSTFairSmallDouglas J. Fair (BM ’74, MM ’76, Trumpet; BM ’74, Music Education) has been appointed the new executive director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. Fair joins the SOST from his current position as a development consultant with the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra in Maine.