Michael Hoffman (BM, 2014, voice, student of Jean del Santo and John De Haan) performed the role of Spoletta in a semi-staged production of Tosca with the Colorado Symphony (February 13 and 14) with Andrew Litton conducting.
Jeffery Kyle Hutchins (MM, 2013; DMA, 2015, saxophone, student of Eugene Rousseau) presented guest artist recitals and classes at the University of North Texas (Denton, TX), Tarleton State University (Stephenville, TX), and Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, OK) and presented a clinic at the Texas Music Educator's Association Convention (San Antonio, TX) titled "Saxophone Basics: Tools to Help Your Beginners." Hutchins will present a concert of radical new works for saxophone at Studio Z on March 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Works by Miriama Young and Eric Wubbels; world premieres by Volker Heyn and Jeremy Wagner (MA, 2008; PhD, 2012, student of James Dillon); and an essay by David Foster Wallace. Hutchins will be joined by Neil Nanyi Qiang (DMA candidate, piano, student of Timothy Lovelace) and Ann Bradfield. This event supported by a grant from New Music USA.
Michael J. Krajewski (DMA, 2013, guitar/music education, student of Jeffery Van, Scott Lipscomb, Alex Lubet, and Maja Radovanlija) recently presented at the Minnesota Music Educators Association and Texas Music Educators Association conventions. At MMEA Krajewski presented "Improvisation: Where to begin" and at TMEA he presented "Developing Interactive Content for the iPad using iBooks Author." In January, Krajewski was awarded a Dille Grant of Excellence for his proposal "Developing Performance Techniques using Abelton Live."