Over the summer, many Music Department students, faculty, and alums garnered notable achievements that we'd like to share here. Below is a digest of some recent accomplishments. Congratulations to one and all!
- JAMES KALLEMBACH writes,
“I’m pleased to share this very positive Opera News review of 'New Voices,' the Brooklyn Art Song Society CD on which my Four Romantic Songs appears. The CD was a number 1 best seller on Amazon and hit number 9 on Billboard Classical back in May. I don’t mind being called ‘unabashedly Romantic’ or ‘Straussian.’” Read the review here »
- PHIL BOHLMAN writes,
“The New Budapest Orpheum Society's 2014 double-CD, As Dreams Fall Apart: The Golden Age of Jewish Stage and Film Music 1925-1955, was placed on Fanfare magazine's ‘Not to Be Missed’ list for 2014 (one of the top five recordings of the year). Fanfare is one of the leading classical-music recording magazines, published in London, as we know from such lines in its acknowledgment that ‘the band are excellent.’"
- LUIS-MANUEL GARCIA (PhD 2011) writes,
“I have some big news that has been bubbling over the last week, and which I can finally share: I am delighted to announce that I have just accepted a permanent appointment at the University of Birmingham, as a Lecturer in Music! I will be joining fellow ethnomusicologist Eliot Bates to develop a new program on ‘Global Popular Musics,’ and I am also looking forward to exciting collaborations with the electroacoustic composers associated with the BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre)."
- LILLIAN WOHL was selected for a prestigious fellowship at the Center for Jewish History in NYC. More info »
- MICHAEL O’TOOLE (PhD 2014) has just begun a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Freie Universität zu Berlin.
- MEREDITH ASKA MCBRIDE (PhD 2015) recently began her position as Assistant Director, Strategic Foundation Initiatives, University of Chicago.
- JACOB BANCKS (PhD 2011), Assistant Professor of Composition at Augustana College, was selected to participate in the inaugural program of the Nashville Symphony Composer Lab & Workshop in October. Jake’s winning composition was his Rock Island Line.
- PIERCE GRADONE received an Honorable Mention and CLAY METTENS won the graduate student award in the SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Contest.
- ANDREW MCMANUS’ (PhD 2015) composition “Strobe” was released on an album of recordings from last year’s NY Phil Biennial. More info »