A commissioned composition by Ian Sims (BS ’08 Electrical Engineering; BM ’08, AD ’10, Jazz Saxophone; MA ’10, Audio Science) will be featured in the Baltimore Jazz Alliance Composers’ Showcase on Sunday, September 29 at 5:00 pm, in Loyola University’s McManus Theatre.
Elizabeth Burnham, student of Neil Thompson Shade in the Recording Arts Department, has completed an acoustic study for the OrchKids program.
Located in the Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School, the existing OrchKids room, cafeteria, music room, gymnasium, and auditorium do not provide appropriate acoustics for music spaces, nor are the audio/visual systems suitable for the technological needs of the OrchKids program. Burnham met with OrchKids administrators in January to propose her study, and during the Spring semester, she performed acoustic measurements in the spaces, developed economical acoustic treatment recommendations, and designed audio/visual systems. In April, she met with OrchKids administrators and the Baltimore City Schools Facility Design and Construction Department to pitch her recommendations.
Baltimore City Schools will allocate partial funding to implement selected modifications and construction will commence during the summer break. Funding will be sought to complete the acoustic and audio/visual systems design modifications.
After graduation, Burnham will be employed as an audio/visual systems designer at Design & Integration in Baltimore.
Tim Hartman (BM ’03, Saxophone; BM ’04, Recording Arts) accepted a position as a high school math teacher at Carver Vocational Technical High School in Baltimore City and will be teaching PreCalculus and AP Statistics.
As the audio engineer for the NPR Music “Project Song” installment on Moby, Neil Tevault (BM ’98, Trombone, Recording Arts) won an Emmy Award in the category of New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming: Arts, Lifestyle, and Culture. The 32nd Annual News and Documentary Emmys were presented on September 26.
Alumnus Zach Herchen (BM ’07, MM ’09, Saxophone; BM ’06, Recording Arts) and Elisabeth Halliday (BA ’07, German) have released a self-produced album of music for voice and saxophone. Emerging Voices pairs the music of Lori Laitman with commissioned works by Kathleen Bader, Adam Knauss (MM ’08, Music Theory, Composition), and George Lam (MM ’05, Music Theory, Composition). The CD was mastered by Peabody faculty member Michael MacDonald.