Brian Tracey (MM ’16, Clarinet) has been chosen as the new executive director of Symphony Number One. Mr. Tracey serves as the academic services administrator for the Peabody Preparatory and is an avid performer and promoter of new music. He is a founding member of the Maryland Wind Festival in Frederick, Md. Now in its third year, MWF commissions young composers to write a significant work that will be the centerpiece of the festival week of performances and educational activities.
The Wind,Brass,Percussion Congregation, Eli Wirth (BM ’99, Tuba; MM ’02, Music Education) and Daniel Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education) will represent Tuned-In at Hopkins on the Hill, an event on Tuesday, June 13, at 6:00 pm, featuring federally-funded, early career researchers from across the university. The event, where Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels will speak, will take place at the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Preparatory alumna Emily Owsinksi, viola, has just been named Principal Viola in the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra, now in its 90th season, is the oldest professional orchestra in the state of Indiana.
Two Peabody Preparatory students, Abigail Lo and Noah Lee, won second place in their age group(11-14) in the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition 2015. As the result of winning, Abigail Lo is invited to perform on May 25 in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Noah Lee will be performing on July 5 in the same venue. They are both from the studio of Dr. Hyun-Sook Park.