Fernando Meza (percussion) participated in the 8th annual TAMBORIMBA Percussion Festival in Cali, Colombia earlier in June. He worked with students from the Fine Arts School and the University of Valle, presented master classes, and prepared the closing concert of the festival with a percussion ensemble composed of students from both schools.
Lydia Artymiw (piano) has been invited to serve as a juror for the first 2015 Van Cliburn Junior Competition in Fort Worth, TX. The competition takes place at Texas Christian University from June 20-June 28, 2015. Rebecca Shockley (professor emerita, piano pedagogy) gave a presentation about the life, career, and teaching approaches of her mother, entitled "Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne: Remembering a Legendary Piano Teacher," for the 2015 Minnesota Music Teachers Association annual convention on June 16 in Plymouth, MN.
The Northrop Organ is featured in the Finance and Commerce article, "No longer a pipe dream for Northrop: Rare organ to be reinstalled." The University of Minnesota acquired a gift of more than $4 million in support of the arts and the U's cultural history. The generous donation from late U of M alumnus Dr. Roger Anderson will enable the renovation of Northrop's historic pipe organ and groundbreaking for the new Bell Museum. Read more at the U of M's Discover webpage.