Masters candidates Roger Wu Fu, conducting, and Bobby Ge, composition, have received a Dean’s Incentive Grant for their project Yappie: A Musical Comedy. They will have a workshop performance of the show on Friday, October 4, at 7:30 pm and are looking for a number of performers for that event. The performance will be followed by a talk-back with the production team, which includes Wu Fu, Ge, Donna Ibale and Jenny C. Lares.
Symphony Number One has been named the 2019 Grand Prize winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance. The American Prize recognized the Baltimore group for its 2017-18 season which included 11 concerts, a fourth album, three major world premieres, a hip-hop collaboration, the music of Dan Deacon, 20 total new compositions, and a performance at TEDxMidAtlantic 2017. The group has also announced its fifth season, “BRIDGES,” which will feature a partnership with Morgan State University and music by Douglas Buchanan (MM ’08, Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy; DMA ’13, Composition) throughout 2019-20.
Dean Fred Bronstein had an OpEd published in the July/August 2019 issue of Insight Into Diversity. His piece discusses the importance of creating diversity in classical music.
Doctoral candidate Adam O’Dell, composition, will have his piece, Reflections, premiered in the US by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra in Dubuque, Iowa on Saturday, October 5, at 7:30 pm. O’Dell will be the guest artist for the weekend as well.
Peabody dancers Chase Fittin, Lincoln Gray, Clare Naughton, and Natalie Cox were praised for their performances at Direct/Link, a program that took place on Saturday, August 17 in Philadelphia, Penn. Fittin and Gray performed dana bella’s amá, and Cox performed her own choreography in Loneliness is not Alone. Naughton’s Little Blue Girl was also featured in the performance.