Laura Strickling Received a 2022 GRAMMY Award Nomination for “Confessions” Reply

ConfessionsLaura Strickling (MM ’06, Voice) received a 2022 GRAMMY nomination for her debut solo American Art Song album, Confessions, featuring pianist Joy Schreier. Confessions, which was released earlier this year, has been nominated for “Best Classical Vocal Solo,” following a year of positive acclaim. The 64th Annual Grammy Awards will take place Monday, January 31, 2022.

Annie Gill and Andrew Stewart Release New Songs of Love and Hope Album Reply

41ePa9gYrdL._UXNaN_FMjpg_QL85_Annie Gill (GPD ’08, Voice), in partnership with Andrew Stewart (MM ’02, Piano), released a new recording titled Songs of Love and Hope. Their album was released on November 13, 2021 and features 32 tracks of vocal and piano collaboration. Songs of Love and Hope is available on all streaming platforms.

Tariq Al-Sabir Commissioned by Harvard University Committee on the Arts Reply

Tariq Al-Sabir (BM ’15, Voice) was commissioned by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts to compose an original piece for the Harvard New Music Ensemble performed on December 2. Al-Sabir worked with Harvard students and Department of Music faculty Claire Chase on the project.

Rahzé Cheatham Performs As One on Transgender Day of Remembrance Reply

1636768899102Rahzé Cheatham (BM ‘19, Voice) performed the role of “Hannah before” in Laura Kaminsky’s As One opera on November 20, honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance during it’s 49th production in Lowell, MA. As One follows the life of a transgender protagonist through her challenging journey of gender-expansive self-discovery. Cheatham also performed this role as part of their Peabody Opera Theatre performance in 2019.

Distinguished Faculty Denyce Graves to Receive OPERA NEWS 2022 Award Reply

Denyce_GravesRosa Ponselle Distinguished Faculty Denyce Graves is one of three international opera stars receiving the OPERA NEWS 2022 award. As described by Opera Wire, Graves is among those who have “collectively graced the greatest opera stages around the world and have built renowned careers at the Met Opera.” The OPERA NEWS Awards Gala will happen on April 3, 2022, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.