Alysia Lee (MM ’06, Voice) has been appointed the new Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Maryland State Department of Education. As such, she will support and oversee K-12 Fine Arts instruction throughout the state of Maryland.
Julie Bosworth (MM ’14, Early Music Voice) and master’s candidates Katelyn Aungst, soprano, and William Meinert, bass, will be performing Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, commonly known as The Vespers of 1610, and Gabrieli’s In ecclesiis & Magnificat à 14 with the American Bach Soloists. There will be four concerts, two at St. Stephen’s Church in Belvedere, Calif., on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, both at 8:00 pm. On Sunday, April 8, they will perform at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Francisco, Calif., at 4:00 pm. Finally, on Monday, April 9, they will perform at Davis Community Church, at 7:00 pm. Pre-concert “Insights” begin one hour prior to each performance.
At the Maryland/D.C. Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions on February 24, Katelyn Cherry and Laura Stanell each won their High School division, Elisabeth Stevens and Kristen Davenport placed first and second in the youth category, and Barrett Crawford and Christiane Scott were also passed through to Regionals after achieving a score above 90. Additionally, Autumn de Cosmo and Grace Null sang for Baltimore County Solo and Ensemble Festival and were passed through to the State level with the highest score of one. Earlier in the month, Emily Oberuch received a one in the Howard County Solo and Ensemble auditions and is also eligible to move on to the State competition. Congratulations to these hardworking students and their teachers Carol Cavey-Miles, Madeleine Gray, and Alina Kozinska.
Soprano Jessica Satava (MM ’04, Voice), Andrew Stewart (MM ’02, Piano), tenor Peter Drackley (’12, Voice), soprano Annie Gill (GPD ’08, Voice), and flutist Melissa Wertheimer (MM ’10 Piccolo) will be featured in a concert on Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 pm at Goucher College’s Chapel. The concert is a release celebration of the CD Ask the Moon, which contains music for voice and piano by Garth Baxter.
Mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen (MM ’09, Voice) and saxophonist Alan Theisen will perform their concert, “This World of Yes,” for its only show in Baltimore on Friday, March 2, at 7:00 pm, at The Cork Factory. They have been touring around the country with this concert for the last few months. The concert will feature music by Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, Michael Young, Anna Brake, John Cage, Jessica Rudman, Mr. Theisen, and Nick Zoulek. Dessert and drinks will be provided.