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April 20, 2012

School of Music Voice Professor Adriana Zabala featured on MPR Classical in 'Mezzo Adriana Zabala has all the right stuff'

Listen to School of Music voice professor Adriana Zabala in conversation with Classical Minnesota Public Radio host Alison Young in "Mezzo Adriana Zabala has all the right stuff." Professor Zabala talks about performing in University Opera Theatre's production of Robert Aldridge's Parables, running April 19 through April 22. She also chats with Alison Young about her desert island playlist.

April 19, 2012

U of M School of Music, University Opera Theatre's "Parables" featured on Minnesota Public Radio News

U of M School of Music, University Opera Theatre's production of Parables is featured on Minnesota Public Radio News' All Things Considered. Visit MPR's website to hear the story and view the slideshow.

MPR reporter Dan Olson also featured School of Music graduate voice student Anna DeGraff (student of John De Haan) on the MPR Blog, view the story here.

University Opera Theatre's production of Robert Aldridge's Parables runs from Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22. Ticket information and more. Parables will be directed by University Opera Theatre's director David Walsh and conducted by Kathy Saltzman Romey.

April 12, 2012

Video: Preview University Opera Theatre's Upcoming Production of Robert Aldridge's "Parables"

parablesVideo.jpgCatch a sneak peek of University of Minnesota School of Music's upcoming production of Robert Aldridge's Parables! School of Music voice student Joseph Okell's preview video brings you behind the scenes in the making of the stage premiere of Aldridge's Parables. Parables runs from Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22, 2012. Read more about the production and find out how to get tickets on the University Opera Theatre website.

April 6, 2012

School of Music Piano Student Eun-Hye Grace Choi Featured on Naxos Recording

Eun-Hye Grace Choi's (D.M.A. candidate, piano, student of Timothy Lovelace) CD with Wonkak Kim (clarinet), Fran├žois Devienne Clarinet Sonatas, was recently released on the Naxos label. Read more.

April 5, 2012

U of M School of Music Musicology Students Win Prestigious Awards

Congratulations to the following University of Minnesota School of Music musicology students on winning prestigious awards.

Lars Christensen (Ph.D. candidate, musicology, student of Gabriela Currie) has received a prestigious Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Chinese) for the academic year 2012-2013.

Danielle Kuntz (Ph.D. candidate, musicology, student of Kelley Harness) has received two prestigious fellowships for the academic year 2012-2013: the Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, and the Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship (Portuguese).

Joe Matson (Ph.D. candidate, musicology, student of Peter Mercer-Taylor) presented his paper "Ungrammaticality in the Music of Weezer" at the conference of the American Musicological Society--Midwest Chapter March 31, 2012. Matson was also named a winner of the 2012 President's Student Leadership and Service Award by University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler. Matson has accepted a position as instructional assistant professor of music at Illinois State University, to begin fall 2012.