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October 22, 2012

Student winners for 2012 Thursday Musical Competition

Congratulations to the following School of Music students who were Thursday Musical Competition winners for 2012. Judges for the competition included SOM alumni Susan Billmeyer and Loren Fishman and former faculty member Lawrence Weller. For a list of all the winners, including private students of SOM faculty members, visit the Thursday Musical Competition website.

  • Lauren Lammers, soprano - College Level, Advanced Voice, first place (student of Jean del Santo)
  • Tara Loeper, soprano - College Level, Advanced Voice, second place (student of Barbara Kierig)
  • Stella Wiering - College Level, Piano, second place (student of Paul Shaw)
  • Nathaniel Yaffe, cello - College Level, Strings, first place (student of Tanya Remenikova)
  • Angelika Strub, violin - College Level, Strings, honorable mention (student of Sally O'Reilly)
  • James Hodges, clarinet - College Level, Winds, first place (student of Alexander Fiterstein)
  • Lucas Hopkins, saxophone - College Level, Winds, second place (student of Eugene Rousseau)

University Opera Theatre's "Parables" on Twin Cities Public Television

ParablesDancers.jpgLook for University Opera Theatre's production of Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein's Parables, directed by David Walsh, on Twin Cities Public Television this fall! The first Parables broadcast will take place on Sunday, October 28 at 8 p.m. Find more times.

Alumnus David Zinman inducted into The American Classical Music Hall of Fame

David_Zinmand3b1bc.jpgDavid Zinman (1963, M.A., composition) is included in the The American Classical Music Hall of Fame's class of 2012. Cincinnati.com states in the article "Hall of Fame announces inductees in a gala (and cold) affair" that Zinman was "the former music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (1985-98) and 1985 to 2009 director of the Aspen (Colo.) Music Festival. He is a noted mentor and teacher of conductors, and his recordings have won five Grammy Awards." Read the article or visit ACM's Walk of Fame page on Zinman.

Faculty member Mark Bjork presentation at Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association

BjorkMark.pngMark Bjork (violin and pedagogy) presented a talk "Now go Home and Practice, But How?" to the fall clinic of the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association (state chapter of American String Teachers Association) on October 18.