Peabody organ students Wendy Johnston, Andrew Johnson, and Jordan Prescott have each earned professional certifications from the American Guild of Organists. Johnston received the Colleague certification (CAGO) in October 2020. Johnson and Prescott both received the Associateship certification (AAGO) in June 2021. Andrew Johnson is a student of Dr. Daniel Aune. Wendy Johnston and Jordan Prescott are students of Dr. John Walker.
Composition Master of Music student Andrew Burke has been named a 2021 Merriweather District Artist-in-Residence. Artists will host workshops and community events throughout their residency, which will culminate with an interactive exhibition.
Doctor of Musical Arts in Guitar candidate Andrew Marino will appear as a guest lecturer/performer at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, presenting his research titled Changing Viewpoints: The Evolution of Middle Eastern Style Influence on Guitar Works from the Nineteenth Century to Present-Day.
Undergraduate vocal studies student Kevin Paton-Cole presented his paper “The Suppression of Folk Music in the 20th Century: The Case for Music from the African Diaspora” at the 25th annual conference of the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, held virtually by the Society of Music Research at the University of Michigan.
Ashna Pathan, a senior Music for New Media student, has been selected for the Television Academy Foundation’s 2021 Summer Fellows program. The Television Academy Foundation’s annual Internship Program provides 50 internships, at top Hollywood studios and production companies, to college students nationwide. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the Television Academy Foundation offers the students the chance to either intern remotely or enroll as a Summer Fellow. The Summer Fellows Program includes virtual one-on-one visits with professionals in a student’s field of study, online panels with leaders in the television industry, and customized seminars covering personal brand building and navigating the job market ahead.