Preparatory student Lauren Edwards has been accepted to the first national cohort of Fortissima at the Colburn School. Fortissima is an artistic and leadership development program for high school age young women from underrepresented minorities in classical music. Each year 10 students are selected for a six-month experience that includes mentorship and virtual engagement and culminates in a weeklong residential intensive at the Colburn School.
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Chad Bowles (MM ’05, GPD ’07, Piano), chair of the Preparatory’s Piano Department, and Conservatory faculty artist Alexander Shtarkman have been named Master Teachers for Portland Piano International’s Tholen Fellowship. As part of the program Bowles and Shtarkman will provide one-on-one master lessons to local piano teachers to help improve their teaching and playing.
Zoë Johnstone Stewart (MM ’05, Guitar), chair of the Preparatory Guitar department, has been elected to the Guitar Foundation of America board of trustees.
Four Preparatory Strings students were among the winners of the National Philharmonic Orchestra’s first Virtual Solo Bach Competition. Their performances will be featured on the NPO’s social media sites and are currently available on their website. Liana Kai, cello, won the Junior Division and Miyabi Henriksen and Anne-Marie Wnek, violin, and Zoey Ma, viola, won the Senior Division. All are students of Alicia Ward, Herbert Greenberg, and Rebecca Henry.