Faculty News: Fernando Meza participates in TAMBORIMBA Percussion FestivalFernando 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.
June 29th, 2015
Student News: Cecilia Garcia Gaul appointed concertmaster of the Kenwood Symphony
June 29th, 2015
Faculty News: Lydia Artymiw to jury Van Cliburn Junior Competition and Rebecca Shockley gives presentation at MMTA conventionLydia 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.
June 23rd, 2015
Northrop Organ in "Finance and Commerce" ArticleFinance 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. June 22nd, 2015
Celebrate e-Piano Junior Competition Day on June 16Alexander Braginsky (piano) is the founder and artistic director of the International Piano e-Competition and e-Piano Junior Competition. This year Governor Dayton is honoring the competition by proclaiming June 16, 2015 e-Piano Junior Competition Day in Minnesota. Find out more about the competition or read the proclamation.
June 16th, 2015
Faculty News: Wendy Zaro-Mullins to perform and teach at InterHarmony International Music FestivalWendy Zaro-Mullins (voice) will perform chamber music and teach at the prestigious InterHarmony International Music Festival held in Arcidosso, Tuscany, Italy (July 14-26).
June 15th, 2015
Alumni News: Maria Schneider releases "The Thompson Fields"Maria Schneider (BM, 1983, composition) recently released the album The Thompson Fields, a project that takes its tone and inspiration from her home state of Minnesota. Listen to an interview with Maria Schneider on NPR's All Things Considered and watch a video on the making of the album.
June 15th, 2015
Student News: Carolyn Cavadini recent roles and Madison Holtze competes in Classical Singer's National CompetitionThis summer, Carolyn Cavadini (DMA, voice, student of John De Haan) will perform the roles of Suzy (La Rondine) with Skylark Opera; Sylviane (The Merry Widow), Susannah (Susannah), and Agathe (Der Freischütz) in scenes with the Northern Lights Music Festival; and Alcina (Alcina's Island: A Picnic Operetta) with Mixed Precipitation. She recently performed with the Minnesota Opera in their production of Carmen and with a select chorus for the grand opening gala performance of the new concert hall at the Ordway Center.
Madison Holtze (BM, voice, student of Wendy Zaro-Mullins) was the youngest of six finalists competing in the College Division of Classical Singer's National Competition held over Memorial Day weekend in Chicago. She was awarded a full scholarship to the Oklahoma City University Vocal Arts Institute. June 15th, 2015
CLA Bright Lights Video featuring Anusha RamaswamiCLA Bright Lights: Experiential Learning video. In the video, she discusses her work with ComMUSICation. June 15th, 2015
Faculty News: Lydia Artymiw juries Juilliard Nordmann-Bachauer Pre-College Division Piano Competition and Steve Campbell to perform Tuba Concerto with Minnesota OrchestraLydia Artymiw (piano) returned to the Juilliard School of Music in New York on June 4 to be on the jury for the Juilliard Nordmann-Bachauer Pre-College Division Piano Competition. Two winners receive full tuition scholarships to Juilliard for one year.
Steve Campbell (tuba) will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto in F Minor with the Minnesota Orchestra during its Sommerfest celebration on July 24 at 8 pm and July 26 at 2 pm. Campbell is principal tuba of the Minnesota Orchestra.
June 8th, 2015