Three of Phyllis Bryn Julson’s former and current students advanced in the New Tang Dynasty Television International Vocal Competition held October 19-21 in New York. Chen Yu (GPD ’12, Voice) and Chi-Chen Jeannie Chiang (MM ’05, Voice) made it to semi-finals at Hunter College. Master of Music candidate Jiyoung Lee was a finalist and competed at Carnegie Hall.
Jennifer Holbrook (MM ’09, Voice; GPD ’11, Opera) has been selected to be a young artist with the Center City Opera Theater in Philadelphia. She will sing Violetta in La Traviata, May 2-5, and the lead role of Maren in a new opera Satan’s Bride: Maren of Vardø, June 6-9. In addition, she will be participate in outreach, auditions, coachings, and master classes.
Soprano Joann Moorer (MM’11, Voice), a Graduate Performance Diploma candidate of Steven Rainbolt, recently joined the music faculty of the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, Md., teaching voice as an applied music instructor. She also was selected to serve as assistant director and stage manager for Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the joint Bel Cantanti Opera Company/Catholic University of America Summer Opera Program.
Danya Katok (MM ’09, Voice) made her Brooklyn Academy of Music debut as Commère in Mark Morris Dance Group’s production of Four Saints in Three Acts by Virgil Thomson in March. In June, she sang in master classes for Lisa Saffer, Graham Johnson, and Martin Katz; performed in John Musto’s The Book of Uncommon Prayer; performed Libby Larsen’s My Ántonia; and sang in the annual Great American Songbook concert with Musto at the piano at SongFest in Los Angeles. Upcoming performances include singing Messiah in the choir of Musica Sacra with Kent Tritle conducting at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 20 and 23, at 8:00 pm. Katok will perform with cellist Julia Biber at the Classical at Pete’s concert series at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn on Nov. 8. The concert will feature John Tavener’s Akhmatova Songs, as well as other works for voice and cello. Katok will perform on Oct. 10, at 7:30 pm, in the choir for Bach’s Mass in B minor at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York, with Kent Tritle conducting. She will also sing in her second season of Remarkable Theater Brigade Music’s Opera Shorts on Oct. 19 at 7:30 pm at Carnegie Hall. On Oct. 21, at 3:00 pm, she will sing a concert of Broadway tunes, arias, and Jewish music with members of Leora Chamber Orchestra at Congregation Beth Ohr in Old Bridge, N.J.
On Oct. 19-21, Daniel Schlosberg (BM ’00, MM ’01, Piano) curated and performed in the third annual Baltimore Lieder Weekend, to be held at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. Baritone Ryan De Ryke (MM ’02, AD ’04, Voice), soprano Samantha Malk, and JHU history professor Peter Jelavich also participated. The theme this year will be Cabaret/Kabarett.