Christa Saeger (D.M.A. candidate, cello, student of Tanya Remenikova) is featured on Twin Cities vocalist Connie Evingson's new CD Sweet Happy Life in the song "Adventure." Read the Jazz Police review.
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With performances in New York (Talea Ensemble), Seattle (Séverine Ballone), Chicago (Fonema Consort) and San Francisco (San Francisco New Music Players) it was a busy month in the U.S. for James Dillon (composition). In February he was guest composer at Stanford University, giving a masterclass and teaching composition. It was also confirmed that in addition to his residency at the 2014 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in the UK, he will be the composer-in-residence at Oberlin Conservatory in December 2014.
Guerino Mazzola (creative studies) will receive a doctorate, honoris causa, from the Universidad de Guadalajara (Jalisco, México) in December 2014.
Becky Shockley (piano) has been nominated to receive a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she received her DMA. She will receive the award during the May 7 commencement ceremonies at CU-Boulder. She also gave a presentation on Mapping Music at the Texas Music Educators Association State Convention in San Antonio in February.
Jenna Gullickson (flute, PSEO, student of Immanuel Davis) is a featured round artist in Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Minnesota Varsity Showcase. Vote for Gullickson and listen to her perform Jacques Ibert's Concerto for flute and orchestra I. Allegro on Classical Minnesota Public Radio's website.
Benjamin Klemme (conducting, student of Mark Russell Smith) is featured in Reach, the College of Liberal Arts magazine, in the article "The Making of a Conductor."
Phillip Radtke (organ, student of Dean Billmeyer) placed second in the Twin Cities American Guild of Organists Young Artist Student Competition on March 22. Radtke gave a prizewinner's on March 23 at Augustana Lutheran Church.
Ryan Thompson (musicology) is interviewed in the article "Spira Unplugged: Behind Final Fantasy 10 HD's remastered soundtrack" on Polygon.com.
The U of M Trombone Choir (Tom Ashworth, director) joined the Minneapolis Trombone Choir for the MTC's 41st annual concert at the Judson Memorial Baptist Church (Minneapolis) on March 23. Bravo to Jim ten Bensel for his tireless leadership of this this fine, and fun ensemble! The MTC will perform at the U of M Brass Symposium at 4 pm on Saturday, April 5 at Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall. The U of M Brass Symposium will be held on April 4-6.
U of M School of Music student Osip Nikiforov (studio of Alexander Braginsky) is featured in "5,618 miles for music" on the University of Minnesota's website homepage.
In the article he shares his thoughts on pursuing a career as a pianist, moving to Minnesota from Eastern Siberia, Russia, and studying with Professor Alexander Braginsky. Hear a Nikiforov's playing in a sound clip at the end of the article.
U of M School of Music Thursday Musical Young Artist Competition Winners 2014
First place competition winners are recognized with a featured concert performance on April 3, 2014 at Concordia University in St. Paul. The U of M School of Music students placed in the competition.
Emily Saathoff, Second Place and Sila Gundiler, Honorable Mention (violin, students of Sally O'Reilly)
Eric Schultz, First Place; Cole Hanson, Second Place; and Anastasiya Nyzkodub, Honorable Mention (clarinet, students of Alexander Fiterstein)
Gabriel Quenneville-Belair, First Place and Pei-Lei Lin, Second Place (students of Lydia Artymiw)
COLLEGE INTERMEDIATE VOICE
Laura Modglin, Second Place (student of Adriana Zabala)
Robert Riordan, Honorable Mention (student of Philip Zawisza)
COLLEGE ADVANCED VOICE
Lauren Feider, Second Place (student of Wendy Zaro-Mullins)
Benjamin Dutcher, Honorable Mention (student of John De Haan)
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