Netanel Draiblate (MM ’07, GPD ’09, Violin) is a founding director of the Annapolis Symphony Academy, and he recently wrote an article about how this program has addressed diversity for the Baltimore Sun. The article came as a response to Dean Fred Bronstein’s article on March 1. The Annapolis Symphony Academy has seen great success in its first two years, and plans expansion for the future.
Zuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello) is the artistic director for the Northwest BachFest, which begins Sunday, March 3, in Spokane, Wash. The Festival & Series concerts are presented in a variety of unique venues that help dissolve barriers between performers and listeners, and celebrates the music of Bach. For more information, visit their website.
Preparatory cellist Joseph Mostwin will appear in the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra’s Rising Stars! concert featuring the winners of the statewide Young Artist Competition. Mostwin competed and won last November, and on Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 pm, the concert for the winners will be held at St. Johns College Key Auditorium. Mostwin will play Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme.
Curtis Bannister (GPD ’10, Voice); Tae Ho Hwang (MM ’18, Saxophone); Kate Jackman (MM ’11, Voice); and the L’abri Trio, comprised of DMA candidates Bonghee Lee, piano, Kenny Baik, saxophone, and Mauricio Rey Gallego, cello, will perform at the 22nd annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County on Saturday, March 23, at the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. They are participating in the Rising Star Performing Arts Competition, the winner of which will be determined by a popular vote. One of these finalists will win a $5,000 cash prize.
Daniel Jacobs (MM ’15, GPD ’17, Viola) joined the teaching artist faculty at Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) program as a viola teaching artist at the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy site. The program was inspired by and modeled after the El Sistema program, which brings musical training to under served communities. The Camino Nuevo Charter Academy is a new addition to the program and allows students to study outside of school.