Joelle Arnhold (MM ’12, DMA ’17, Viola) created an app, with co-creator and developer Garrett Arnhold, to facilitate remote music ensemble collaboration, called Cyborg Llama. The app automatically syncs video and audio recordings to create large or small ensemble ‘virtual choir’ videos without any editing and can accommodate up to 200 video windows.
Cello students in the studio of Alan Stepansky performed and recorded Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch arranged by David Johnstone. The audio and video was produced by Steven Chen, a student in the Stepansky studio.
Voice professor William Sharp and Netanel Draiblate (MM ’07, GPD ’09, Violin) are featured on a new CD of works by Bernard Herrmann by PostClassicalEnsemble to be released in October.
Peabody alumni are involved in a new organization called Lift Music Fund, which mission is to make achievement in music more accessible and equitable. The group awards microgrants every month to Black, Latinx, and Native American student musicians to help offset the incidental costs of pursuing a career in music – things like equipment, lessons, travel, application fees, instrument repairs, etc. Lift Music Fund is currently hosting a Micro-Concerts for Microgrants fundraiser series which will feature online performances by professional musicians across the nation. The fundraising series will feature performances from the following Peabody alumni: Claudia Malchow (BM ’17, Viola), Jessica Korotkin (BM ’16, Cello), Shannon Fitzhenry (BM ’18, Violin), Sophie Fortunato (BM ’17, Violin), Bailey Jo Hutton (BM ’17. Voice, Music Education; MM ’17, Voice, Pedagogy), Harry Oehler (BM ’16, Trombone, Music Education; MM ’18, Trombone), and Ian Striedter (BM ’16. Trombone; MM ’17, Audio Sciences).
Cello Professor Amit Peled launched online cello academy sessions and spoke about it with The Strad.