Kramer Milan (BM ‘14, Percussion) won a position as a full-time instructor of percussion at the University of Northern Iowa.
The Preparatory’s Tuned-In Wind Brass Percussion Congregation, led by faculty artist Dan Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education), will travel to Detroit, Mich. for a week of collaborations, performances, and classes. They will experience partnerships with the Detroit Symphony, Detroit African American Culture Museum, Detroit’s Juneteenth Celebration, and many local artists as well as an educational week long workshop with Accent Pontiac where Preparatory students will be leading classes and conducting the students. The group will be in Detroit June 17-21.
Faculty artist Jeff Stern (MM ’14, Percussion) and Matt Keown (‘17, Percussion) are two of the four members of the icarus Quartet, a group of two percussionists and two pianists. The group won the Chamber Music Yellow Springs 34th Annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles on April 28.
Ji Su Jung will join the Peabody Conservatory percussion faculty as visiting faculty beginning in the 2019- 20 academic year. More…
Adam Rosenblatt (BM ’10, Percussion; KSAS BS ’10, Molecular/Cellular Biology) is an artist-in-residence with Creative Alliance, and as a winner of a Dean’s Incentive Grant will be performing Michael Gordon’s percussion sextet Timber. Usually, Timber is played using the best tropical wood available (mahogany, rosewood, etc). For this performance, though, Rosenblatt is sourcing the pieces of wood directly from the abandoned and vacant homes of Baltimore. These homes themselves thus become the main voice, telling the ongoing story of a city that still struggles with equity and stability for all its residents. Rosenblatt will collaborate with other Peabody alumni to make this performance come to life. The performance will take place on Friday, March 8, at 6:30 pm at Creative Alliance in Baltimore, Md. Tickets are free, but an RSVP is required.