Violin student Jacqueline Audas won 1st place in Peabody’s Yale Gordon Competition for Strings. Audas will enjoy a $1,500 cash prize, a solo performance with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in 2022-23, and a recital on the Shriver Hall Concert Series Discovery Series in April 2022. Cello student Sunnat Ibragimov won 2nd place, and violin student Fangming Shen won 3rd place, both receiving cash prizes.
Peabody Preparatory student Son Duong, a student of Professor Yong Hi Moon, received first place in the high school division for the Marian Garcia International Piano Competition on October 31st. Duong also received the U.S. National Foundation Chopin Scholarship, awarding him $1,000 for demonstrating exceptional talent and understanding of Chopin’s music. Duong will also be appearing on the musically-focused NPR broadcast “From the Top,” airing December 17.
Doctorate of Music Arts students Steph Zimmerman and Nonoka Mizukami presented Inspiring A New Generation of Luthiers: A New Organology within the Curriculum of an American Conservatory in a live session on Early Musics in the 21st Century at the American Musicological Society Annual Meeting. Alongside Associate Professor of Musicology Susan Weiss, Zimmerman and Mizukami presented their findings on Peabody’s course, “The Archeology of Musical Instruments” as an improvement to long-standing organology in American conservatories.
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.