Festival Baltimore Features Peabody Alumni and Faculty Reply

Festival Baltimore will return June 3-17, and will feature a number of Peabody alumni and faculty. Svet Stoyanov (BM ‘03, GPD ‘05, Percussion) will play on Friday, June 8, at 7:30 pm. He will perform music by Bartok and Crum for two pianos and percussion. Faculty artist Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, will perform on Saturday, June 9, at 7:30 pm. He will play on a program featuring the complete works for viola, clarinet, and piano by Robert Schumann. Netanel Draiblate (MM ’07, GPD ’09, Violin) will play on Sunday, June 17, at 7:30 pm, in the final concert of the festival, which will feature Mendelssohn’s piano trios and a sextet.

Robert Rocheteau Selected for Victory Players Program Reply

Rob RocheteauPeabody percussion master’s candidate Robert Rocheteau was accepted into the Artist-in-Residence program for the Victory Players in Holyoke, Mass. In this inaugural project, the ensemble will work with music inspired by the rich culture of Puerto Rico. The ensemble will work with clinicians to explore aspects of Puerto Rican style, and premiere new compositions written by the clinicians.

Taylor Davis Awarded Presser Foundation’s Graduate Music Award Reply

HeadshotPeabody master’s candidate Taylor Davis, percussion, has received the Presser Foundation’s Graduate Music Award for his proposal, “Percussion Education Website.” The website will provide beginning and intermediate instruction on percussion instruments and create a digital library of high-quality percussion performance videos.