Joel Pierson (D.M.A. Composition '14) Is Second-Place Winner in New York Philharmonic Composition Challenge
Pierson is a second-place winner in the New York Philharmonic’s "New World" Composition Challenge for his piece, "Afternoon on a Hill." An initiative of the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season, the Composition Challenge invited New York City–based composers to create works that contained or referenced themes from Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, "From the New World."
Courtney Cacopardo Ruckman (B.M. Voice, ‘08) Sings Featured Role in Premiere of Robert Paterson's "Three Way"
Ruckman appeared as Jessie in the East Coast premiere of "Three Way" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from June 15-18, 2017. As the original interpreter of Jessie, Ruckman gave the role its world premiere earlier this year as a Nashville Opera emerging artist.
Novo, who is the Music Director and Conductor of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in Maryland, will lead the UMD Symphony Orchestra and provide mentorship to conducting students during the 2017-18 academic year.
Dr. Haggh-Huglo is one of seven fellows joining the Yale ISM interdisciplinary community. ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts are scholars, religious leaders, or artists at all career stages whose work is in or is turning toward the fields of sacred music, liturgical/ritual studies, or religion and the arts. (External Link)