Enrico Lopez-Yañez (M.M. Instrumental Conducting, '15) appointed assistant conductor of the Omaha Symphony
Lopez-Yañez was promoted after serving as a conducting fellow for two seasons. In this new position, he will continue his work on education and community engagement. (External link)
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.
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)
Robin is winner in the op-ed category for his piece in The New Yorker, “Colin Kaepernick and the Radical Uses of the 'Star‑Spangled Banner.'” The article discusses the history of the “Star-Spangled Banner” and argues that it has been used as an anthem of dissent since its creation. (External link)