Winter 2016

Recent Orchestral, Academic and Professional Appointments 

  • Anthony Bellino (Master’s student) – Section Trumpet, ‘The President’s Own’ United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C.
  • Ian Hallas (BM ’13) – Section Double Bass, Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Evan Halloin (MM ’09) – Associate Principal Double Bass, Kansas City Symphony
  • Caleb Quillen (Master’s student) – Section Double Bass, Kansas City Symphony
  • Will Samson (MM ’05) – Section Tuba, ‘The President’s Own’ United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C.
  • Daniel Wang (MM ‘14) – Section Viola, San Antonio Symphony

Competitions, Awards, Performances and Premieres 

The alt Default, a trio started by double bassist David Connor (MM ’13) won a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its South Florida Knight Arts Challenge.  The grant will partially fund an after school song-writing residency at a Miami Beach Middle School.  Over the course of twelve workshops, The alt Default will work with school children to help them write, perform, and record their own songs.

The Dover Quartet ’13 makes two New York debuts in 2016: in the Lincoln Center Great Performers series in February and at Carnegie Hall in April.  They are the 2015 recipients of the Hunt Family Award, an Emerging Artist Award given by Lincoln Center.  Ensemble members are Joel Link, violin; Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; and Camden Shaw, cello.

Andy Einhorn ’04 will make his New York Philharmonic conducting debut in April 2016 with trumpet soloist Chris Botti.

Composer Gabriela Lena Frank (BM ’94, MM ’96) was the composer in residence at DePauw University’s Music of the 21st Century Festival in February 2016, which included coachings, performances, and a conversation with the composer.  Frank won a Latin Grammy Award for best Contemporary Classical Music Composition in 2009 and was a 2011 Grammy Award nominee for Best Classical Crossover Album.

Undergraduate musicology student Alexandra Krawetz’s paper "Performing Feminine Aging: The Marschallin's Body in Der Rosenkavalier" has been accepted for publication in the May 2016 issue of Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology.

Undergraduate student Giancarlo Latta will perform the Texas premiere of composer Stephanie Ann Boyd’s new work for violin and piano in Spring 2016 as part of the 50 State Sonata Project, a co-commission involving one violinist in every state.

New and recent works by composer Robert McClure ’13 were featured in Performing Asia: Drift, a program presented by Asia Society Houston in January 2016.

Master’s student Clare Monfredo has been invited to attend the 2016 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival as a Fellow.  The Festival is presented by the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in partnership with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Angelique Poteat (BM ’08) has won the 2015 American Prize in Composition, orchestral division.  The piece for which she won the award received its world premiere by the Seattle Symphony in January 2016.

Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw (BM ’04) will perform the violin solo of her recently composed work Lo with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in March 2016.  The piece is a co-commission by the PSO, the North Carolina and Indianapolis symphony orchestras in support of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW Festival.  Also in March, Shaw will hold a residency at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.