Preparatory students Connor Chaikowsky, violin, and Caleb Park, cello, have both been selected to participate in the 2018 Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra, which will take place in the Swiss Alps this summer. Connor is a student of Andréa Picard Boecker and Caleb is a student of Alison Wells.
At the Maryland/D.C. Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions on February 24, Katelyn Cherry and Laura Stanell each won their High School division, Elisabeth Stevens and Kristen Davenport placed first and second in the youth category, and Barrett Crawford and Christiane Scott were also passed through to Regionals after achieving a score above 90. Additionally, Autumn de Cosmo and Grace Null sang for Baltimore County Solo and Ensemble Festival and were passed through to the State level with the highest score of one. Earlier in the month, Emily Oberuch received a one in the Howard County Solo and Ensemble auditions and is also eligible to move on to the State competition. Congratulations to these hardworking students and their teachers Carol Cavey-Miles, Madeleine Gray, and Alina Kozinska.
Music theory faculty member Joshua Fishbein, who studied piano at the Preparatory with Carol Prochazka, has two upcoming premieres. The first is of his Judeo-Islamic interfaith composition Allahu Echad (God is One) in Hebrew and Arabic. The piece, for choir and violin, will be performed on Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 pm at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minn., and again on Sunday, March 4, at 4:00 pm, at Adath Jeshurun Congregation Synagogue in Minnetonka, Minn. Both of these events will be live streamed, and are presented by the National Lutheran Choir. The premiere of Fishbein’s To the Thawing Wind will be performed at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., on March 4, at 5:00 pm. This concert is presented by the Washington Master Chorale, and it will feature Marlissa Hudson (MM ’01, Voice).
Preparatory alumnus Bill Warfield will release a new CD, For Lew, on March 9. The album is in tribute to Warfield’s inspiration, mentor, and friend Lew Soloff. It is compiled of material Warfield recorded with his big band between 1990 and 2014 and features Soloff on some of the tracks. The Bill Warfield Big Band will be performing two sets on March 24, at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm, at the Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village, New York City to celebrate the release of For Lew.
Preparatory alum Warren Wolf, vibes, will join the Dave Stryker Quintet for a concert on Sunday, April 8, at 5:00 pm at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This concert is presented through the Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society.