Megan Ihnen (MM ’09, Voice) has been appointed executive director of the Live Music Project starting July 1. The LMP is an organization that connects people with live classical music through a calendar of events and amplifies community music resources.
Henry Dorn (MM ’20, Wind Conducting, Composition) and Lisa Williamson (BM ’05, Voice) have been selected for the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Future of Music Faculty Fellowship, a career development initiative engaging 35 Black and Latinx music professionals who are pursuing or considering academic careers.
Laura Strickling (MM ’06, Voice) has announced “The 40@40 Project” in which she has commissioned 40 new art songs from 40 composers. Each commissioned piece is two to five minutes in length scored for soprano and piano. Strickling said of the project “the 40@40 Project is the beginning of a personal mission to commission with intentionality and to encourage and help other performing musicians (or music lovers!) to do the same.”
IN Series selected Carl DuPont, assistant professor of voice, and Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Ensemble) to be a part of the premier cohort of the Cardwell Dawson Resident Artists Program, a two-year residency providing lead roles, voting seats on the IN Series board, and input on the vision of the company to singer-advocates of color.