Amit Peled Founds Every Child Deserves a Voice Reply

amit-peled-1Cello Professor Amit Peled began the Every Child Deserves a Voice program through Mount Vernon Virtuosi with the goal to raise funds to purchase 1,000 string instruments to be distributed to schools in the Baltimore and Montgomery County school systems. The program recently received a donation of an 1850 German-made cello from Czechoslovakia from Holocaust survivors Ned Spindel and his late wife, Shulamit Spindel.

Victoria Chiang Featured on Reply

Victoria ChiangVictoria Chiang, Professor of Viola, was featured on in an article entitled “Wisdom on Efficient Practice from Four Top Violists and Teachers.” In the article, Chiang discussed the importance of learning to have intonation within a key, embracing the process of practicing, and having patience when confronted with difficulties.

Jacqueline Audas Wins First Place Prize in Yale Gordon Competition for Strings Reply

jake1Violin student Jacqueline Audas won 1st place in Peabody’s Yale Gordon Competition for Strings. Audas will enjoy a $1,500 cash prize, a solo performance with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in 2022-23, and a recital on the Shriver Hall Concert Series Discovery Series in April 2022. Cello student Sunnat Ibragimov won 2nd place, and violin student Fangming Shen won 3rd place, both receiving cash prizes.

Amit Peled Profiled in The Baltimore Sun for Founding the Mount Vernon Virtuosi Reply

amit-peled-1Cello Professor Amit Peled was featured in the Baltimore Sun for his founding of the Mount Vernon Virtuosi. Regarded for his “idea of music as a public right,” the Sun profiled Peled about his life before the Virtuosi and how his experiences have shaped his philosophy around performing accessible concerts. Following the article, the Virtuosi performed a free holiday program across the Balitmore-DC area from December 10-12.

Steph Zimmerman and Nonoka Mizukami Represent Peabody at the American Musicology Society Reply

Nonoka-Mizukami-500x500stephanie_zimmerman-6Doctorate of Music Arts students Steph Zimmerman and Nonoka Mizukami presented Inspiring A New Generation of Luthiers: A New Organology within the Curriculum of an American Conservatory in a live session on Early Musics in the 21st Century at the American Musicological Society Annual Meeting. Alongside Associate Professor of Musicology Susan Weiss, Zimmerman and Mizukami presented their findings on Peabody’s course, “The Archeology of Musical Instruments” as an improvement to long-standing organology in American conservatories.