Portions of degree recitals performed last spring by Johanna Kvam (MM ’16, Vocal Accompanying), and Grace Srinivasan (MM ’16, Voice) are scheduled to air on WWFM’s “Celebrating Our Musical Future” program on Monday, February 6, at 8:00 pm. The program will be streamed at www.wwfm.org.
Eileen Cornett, director of graduate vocal accompanying program in collaborative piano, will being playing keyboard for the national tour of Beautiful, the Musical at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theater from January 24-29. Find tickets and more information here.
Mijin Choi (MM ’11, Vocal Accompanying) has been appointed as staff pianist/coach at Binghamton University in NY. Her duties include coaching singers individually and for the opera ensemble of the opera department. Mijin has been a coach accompanist for Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Twin Cities Fringe Opera, the Johanna Meier Opera Theater Institute, the Orford Music Festival, and the Lingua e Canto and La Musica Lirica programs in Italy.
Johanna Kvam (MM ’15, Vocal Accompanying) completed a guest artist residency at Macalester College, teaching and performing works by Lili Boulanger, Wolf, Strauss, Montsalvatge, and premiering the song cycle “Chansons Innocentes” for soprano, Bb clarinet, and piano by composer Victoria Malawey. She also performed on the St. Paul concert series “Punk-Ass Classical.” Johanna joins DC Public Opera’s production of Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw in January, conducted by Peabody alum Michelle Rofrano (MM ’15, Conducting) and featuring Peabody graduates Laura Virella (BM ’03, Voice), and then will join Virginia Opera’s Outreach touring company from January-April. Johanna is a pianist for Bmore Musical cabaret series and the Occasional Symphony. She also works for the Peabody Prep Voice and String Departments.
Nicholas Pothier (MM ’16, Vocal Accompanying) has been appointed to the Plymouth State University faculty as Collaborative Pianist. He is a lecturer in piano and staff piano coach at St. Anselm College, and a lecturer in piano at the Leddy Center for the Performing Arts. He is also Minister of Music/Organist for St. Christopher’s Church in Hampstead, NH. Nicholas maintains an active career as a musical theater director and pianist, and is a member of “Bella and the Fellas,” a trio based at the Walden Theater in Concord, MA which presents touring semi-staged productions of scenes from operetta and musical theatre. Additional musical theater credits include Annie Get Your Gun, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Mille, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.