Jennifer Nicole Campbell (BM ’14, MM ’15, Piano) was recently appointed Vice President of the Main Line Music Teachers Association – a branch of MTNA. As Artist in Residence with the Delaware County Symphony, she presented an outreach program teaching children to conduct in April. Her composition, Through a Glass Darkly, was premiered at Neumann University in the Delaware County Symphony Chamber Music Series with original dance choreography by the Academy of International Ballet, with whom she serves as composer-in-residence. Campbell also premiered her work, Clandestine Lullaby, together with her fellow faculty at Cecil College in an event celebrating Women’s Composers in February along with Peabody Andrew Dickenson (BM ’00, Guitar) conducting.
Daniel Wnukowski (BM ’03, Piano) has had a busy spring. On May 3, he performed a sold-out recital at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall and received a positive review by New York Classical Review. For the concert, he revived a piece that had not been heard in New York City since 1929. Earlier, as a part of an on-going recording process, he released volume one of the complete solo piano music of Karol Rathaus in March. The release was met with positive reviews on Music Web International, Basia con Fuoco, and Art Music Lounge. In November, he performed a concert on The New Classical FM, his second appearance on the platform. Wnukowski has also been reviewed in Fanfare Magazine and The Sunday Times for recent projects and performances. His other long-term projects include an outreach program in Canada called Piano Six and a blog called Bagatellen.
Preparatory students performed well at the Rockville Competition. Elena Shih, Liana Kai, and Ryan Kim, cellos, are all students of Alicia Ward all performed on Friday, May 24, in the Winners Recital. It took place at Montgomery College in the Recital Hall at 7:30 pm. Peabody alum Xuan Song (MM ‘19, Piano) also performed. The competition took place on Sunday, May 19.
Composer and faculty artist Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition) release Love into Concrete as a musical response to Baltimore Ceasefire’s Sacred Space Rituals. The piece was released on Wednesday, May 1, and the recording was performed by Doctoral candidate Lior Willinger (BM ’14, MM ’16, Piano). The piece has been dedicated to Erricka Bridgeford, co-organizer of Baltimore Ceasefire. Purchase the track here.
DMA candidate Sun-A Park, piano, won second prize and the Rosa Sabater Award, which is given to the best Spanish music interpretation, at the 61st International Jaén Piano Competition in Spain, which took place April 24-May 3. As part of her award, she gave a concert which took place in the Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País in Jaén at the conclusion of the competition.