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December 21, 2012

School of Music musicology professor Karen Painter interviewed on Public Radio International's "The World"

302722.jpgU of M School of Music musicology professor Karen Painter discusses Mahler's song cycle Kindertotenlieder on the December 21, 2012 edition of Public Radio International's The World. Listen to the interview "Mahler's Songs on the Death of Children" on The World's website.

SOM alumna Abbie Betinis's new carol featured on Minnesota Public Radio

betinis.jpegU of M School of Music alumna/composer Abbie Betinis recently appeared on Minnesota Public Radio and performed the new Burt Family Carol (a Minnesota holiday tradition). Musicians included altos Laura Krider (SOM alumna & staff member) and Vicki Peters, as well as J. David Moore on the bodhran. Listen to the premiere of Betinis's "The Mirthful Heart!" on MPR's website.

December 19, 2012

Alumnus Justin Knoepfel earns assistant professor position at Gustavus Adolphus College

KnoepfelJustin.jpgJustin Knoepfel (D.M.A., 2010, viola, student of Korey Konkol) accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. He will act as head of the string area, teach applied viola and violin, and conduct the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra. Knoepfel has been in this position as a visiting professor the past several years, and was hired after an extensive national search.

SOM students perform at St. Nikolaus Tag gathering

StNikolausTag.jpgSchool of Music students performed last week at the annual St. Nikolaus Tag gathering sponsored by the U of M Center for Austrian Studies in Ferguson Hall. Photo (left to right): Reyna Sawtell (voice, student of Jean del Santo); Beth Bayley (voice, student of John De Haan) winner of the 2012 Voices of Vienna Competition, a $3,500 award to study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg this summer; Jessica Schroeder (collaborative piano, student of Timothy Lovelace); and Shelby Joy Adams (voice, student of Jean del Santo). Michael Hoffman (voice, student of John De Haan) was the runner-up in the Voices of Vienna Competition.

Staff member Jessica Solinsky featured in "Minnesota Daily" article

Jessica Solinsky (Ted Mann Concert Hall assistant technical coordinator) was featured in a Minnesota Daily article, "Music: Now in Technicolor," describing the new LED lights in Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall. Read the article.