Preparatory voice student Laura Stanell was the voice finalist representative from the Pennsylvania Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) voice competition for the senior division grade 9-12 and participated this past weekend at West Virginia University in the MTNA East Coast Eastern Division competition for voice, in the senior division. She sang a four-piece program by Handel, Mozart, Brahms, and Barber. She was named Alternate for the MTNA National competition. Stanell studies with Carol Cavey-Miles.
Tenor Michael Dodge (MM ’16, Voice) and soprano voice master’s student Arianna Arnold will present a performance and lecture celebrating the life and works of WWI poet and composer Ivor Gurney on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The program includes Gurney’s Five Elizabethan Songs and song cycle Ludlow and Teme, as well as the premiere performance of several of Gurney’s unpublished works.
Kate Wagner, who writes the viral architecture blog McMansion Hell, was interviewed by James Bennett II for his WQXR Blog, “Where’s the Best Seat in the Concert Hall?” Wagner is studying acoustics at Peabody, synthesizing her interests in music and architecture.
Master’s composition student Camila Agosto will have a work performed at Columbia University’s Maison Française on Friday, September 22 at 7:30 pm, as part of a collective show presenting works that explore the intersection within interdisciplinary arts. She was also commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University to compose a new work to be premiered during one of their pop-up concerts on Tuesday, October 24 featuring clarinetists Joshua Rubin and Vasko Dukovski.
Clara Plestis, a current senior honors student studying voice and the recent winner of the 2016 Hal Leonard Publishing vocal competition in the art song category, will perform her second solo concert of opera, musical theatre, jazz, cabaret and rock at the E Spot Lounge of Vitello’s Restaurant in Studio City, Calif., on Thursday, March 23, at 8:00 pm. Find tickets and more information here.