The Preparatory’s Tuned-In Wind Brass Percussion Congregation, led by faculty artist Dan Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education), will travel to Detroit, Mich. for a week of collaborations, performances, and classes. They will experience partnerships with the Detroit Symphony, Detroit African American Culture Museum, Detroit’s Juneteenth Celebration, and many local artists as well as an educational week long workshop with Accent Pontiac where Preparatory students will be leading classes and conducting the students. The group will be in Detroit June 17-21.
Preparatory alum Iman Williams, a junior at Virginia Commonwealth University, won the 25th annual Sigma Alpha Iota scholarship competition for VCU women in the Music Department in 2019. She was also just awarded the Frances Blaisdell scholarship through the National Flute Association 2019. She will be sharing her experience at the conference with the Flutist Quarterly magazine afterwards. In 2018, she was the winner of the VCU Symphony Concerto Competition and performed in December 2018. She also attended Imani Winds’ Chamber Music Festival at Manhattan School of Music.
Nijaya Brown, an eighth grader at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (located in our neighborhood in Mount Vernon), recently got accepted to the prestigious Interlochen Arts School as a flute major. She’s been in the Tuned-in program for two years.
Peabody freshman Gemma Baek, clarinet, won third prize in the Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition at the University of Maryland on Sunday, April 14.
The Bulliet Trio, comprised of Peabody students Yoshiaki Horiguchi, double bass; Ellen Gruber, oboe; and Mafalda Santos, cello, was featured in an article on the HUB for their work with the Sensory Friendly Concert, which took place Sunday, April 7 at Peabody’s Joe Byrd Hall. The article talks about their backgrounds working and learning with people on the autism spectrum, and how they prepared to perform this concert.