Master’s candidate Jordan Prescott, organ, has been named one of Diapason Magazine’s “20 Under 30,” which recognizes young people who have established themselves at the forefront of the organ, harpsichord, and church music professions. Prescott will be recognized in the May issue of the Diapason. He is a student of Dr. John Walker.
Doctoral candidate Rachel O’Connor, horn, has been awarded the $10,000 Presser Graduate Music Award. Her project aims to fund a teaching artistry and performance tour focused on enriching musical communities in La Paz, Bolivia; Panguipulli, Chile; and Durango, Mexico; through brass pedagogy and performance training. At these locations, she will partner with established music schools to enhance their training on the horn, a highly specialized instrument. She plans to offer lessons, training, concerts, and seminars for a variety of ages and skill levels.
Master’s candidate Daniel Sampson, tenor, was featured in Baltimore Arts blog. He was interviewed about his career and how he thinks about his voice.
Doctoral candidate Sun-Young “Sunny” Park, composition, is the director of the South Korean section of the Asia-America New Music Institute (AANMI). AANMI is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange between Asia and the Americas through the creation and performance of new music concerts and allows audiences to experience key narratives at the intersections of Asian and American cultures, past and present. Angel Lam (MM ’03, DMA ’11, Composition; MM ’05, Music Theory) and a number of other Peabody students and alumni are also involved in AANMI. Recently, the institute went on a two-week tour of America, Japan, and South Korea that included concerts, workshops, lectures, and outreach events. AANMI has also released an album on Delos Music called “Transcendent,” which features Park’s music. Park was also recently commissioned by Ebb & Flow Arts and travelled to Hawaii to view rehearsals and the performance of her piece, Heem, as well as a speaking engagement on Hawaii Public Radio.
Peabody students performed at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on Sunday, February 17. The performance was a collaboration between the Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and the Columbia, Md., Chapter of The Links Incorporated.