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In Remembrance: Thelma HunterRead more. August 24th, 2015
Faculty News: Alexander Braginsky and John De Haan's Summer Activities, Dean Sorenson's New AlbumAlexander Braginsky's (piano) summer activities include presiding over the International e-Piano Junior Competition (June 8-13), held at the U of M School of Music’s Ted Mann Concert Hall with finals at Orchestra Hall. The competition set record attendance in the Twin Cities and around the world on the internet. From June 27 to July 8, Braginsky was on the faculty of International Music Festival at Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Tuscany, Italy. On July 16, he gave a master class at the Young Artist World Piano Festival at Bethel University, Minnesota. He conducted five seminars on piano performance and gave master classes at the Summer Music Festival (July 22-30) in Purchase, NY. Photo: Braginsky with students in Tuscany.
John De Haan (voice) taught lessons and master classes at La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy in July 2015. School of Music students attended the opera training program and performed parts in Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Rossini's Italian Girl in Algiers, and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. Photo (left to right): Samuel Baker (DMA, student of John De Haan), Carol Schultz (MM, student of John De Haan), Rob Riordan (BM, student of Jean del Santo), Sidney Walker (MM, student of John De Haan), Mijin Choi (DMA, student of Timothy Lovelace and John De Haan), and Charles Eaton (MM, student of John De Haan).
Dean Sorenson (jazz) will release Colors of the Soul, his debut CD as a leader, on Saturday, August 29 at the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar in St. Paul, MN. The CD features an all-star line-up of Twin Cities jazz veterans including Phil Hey (jazz) on drums. Music begins at 7 pm with the Ryan Christianson Quartet. Sorenson takes the stage at 8:30 pm. School of Music alumni Ryan Christianson, Joe Strachan, Matt McIntyre, and Andres Crovetti will also perform. August 24th, 2015
Faculty News: Lydia Artymiw on Van Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition Jury, Guerino Mazzola's New DVD, and Matthew Mehaffey on Choral History PodcastLydia Artymiw (piano) was invited to be on the jury of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition held in Fort Worth, TX from June 20- 28, 2015. The jury members are featured in this photo (from left to right): Jon Kimura Parker (Canada), Blanca Uribe (Colombia), Christopher Elton (United Kingdom), Mari Kodama (Japan), Jacques Marquis (president and CEO of the Cliburn Competition, Canada), Lydia Artymiw (US), Jon Nakamatsu (chair of the jury, US), and Orli Shaham (Israel and US).Guerino Mazzola's (creativity, improvisation, and mathematical music theory) new DVD Imaginary Time is now available. The DVD features Mazzola with musicians Heinz Geisser and Shiro Onuma live in performance at the Yokohama Airegin, Japan. Imaginary Time is described as "85 minutes of passionate e-motive music in a swirling, telepathically attuned interplay." The film will be screened on Monday, September 21 at 5:15 pm in Ferguson Hall, Room 225. Mazzola will conduct a question and answer session following the screening.Matthew Mehaffey (choral) is interviewed on the podcast Choral History with Josh Bronfman. On this podcast, Mehaffey chronicles his path to music and offers sage advice to aspiring young conductors.Listen here.August 17th, 2015
Alumni News: Denis Evstuhin and Woobin Park perform, Teng-Kuan Wang's New Position(MM, DMA, piano, student of Alexander Braginsky) and Anthony Ross (principal cellist of the Minnesota Orchestra) will perform music by Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff as part of the Music at the Museum Concert Series on Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm at the Museum of Russian Art. More information.
Woobin Park (DMA, 2009, student of Lydia Artymiw) performed in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center on August 12, 2015. She performed works by Martin, Ravel, and Liszt. The concert was broadcast live on 98.7 FM in Chicago. More information.Teng-Kuan Wang (DMA, 2015, piano, student of Timothy Lovelace) was appointed staff accompanist of Truman State University (Missouri) beginning this fall.August 17th, 2015
Student News: Wayne Ching, Fanya Lin, and Lydia Michel Perform
August 17th, 2015
Student News: Charles Asch and Yukina Ono perform as The Prospect Strings at The School YardMore information. August 10th, 2015
Faculty News: Guerino Mazzola's new book and Fifth Biennial International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in MusicGuerino Mazzola (creativity, improvisation, and mathematical music theory) gave a solo piano recital at the Fifth Biennial International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music (June 22-25) at Queen Mary University of London. At the conference, Mazzola and School of Music graduate student Maria Mannone gave an invited talk on "Hypergestures in Complex Time: Creative Performance Between Symbolic and Physical Reality." Mazzola's new book Computational Counterpoint Worlds (Julien Junod, and Octavio Alberto Agustín-Aquino, co-authors) is now available on Springer Press. August 10th, 2015
Student News: Ryan Thompson featured on MPR's 'Top Score' Podcast
Listen to Ryan Thompson (PhD, musicology) on Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Top Score Podcast with Emily Reese and learn all about growing field of Ludomusicology and get a musicologist's take on Final Fantasy VI. August 3rd, 2015
Alumni News: Mark Bilyeu's Source Song Festival Returns for a Second YearMark Bilyeu's (MM, 2013, vocal coaching and accompanying, student of Timothy Lovelace) Source Song Festival returns for a second year with a mix of workshops, master classes, and recitals. Artists on the roster include alumni Libby Larsen, David Evan Thomas, and more. Read about the origin of the Source Song Festival in Tutti magazine. August 3rd, 2015