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March 14, 2013

School of Music Professor Adriana Zabala and Gregg Kallor present Exhilaration: Dickinson and Yeats Songs on March 28, 2013

zabala kallor.jpgU of M School of Music professor/mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala and composer/pianist Gregg Kallor present Kallor's acclaimed settings of poems by Emily Dickinson and William Butler Yeats at on Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Ted Mann Concert Hall (2128 4th St. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455). This event is free and open to the public.

Kallor and Zabala premiered these cycles at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in 2007 and recorded them the following year. This program also features many selections from Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch, Debussy settings of Paul Bourget, and a few Spanish surprises. Read more.

March 11, 2013

Faculty News: Immanuel Davis and Timothy Lovelace CD release with Käthe Jarka; James Dillon's work to be performed at Holland Festival

OnAClearMorning.jpgImmanuel Davis (flute) and Timothy Lovelace (piano) will perform with Käthe Jarka (cello) in an evening of works by Philippe Gaubert with 1899 Erard piano from the Schubert Club Collection and 1865 Louis Lot flute. Concert to celebrate release of their On a Clear Morning CD. Wine and cheese reception to follow. The event takes place on Monday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Schubert Club. Tickets: $10 in advance/$15 at the door/$5 with student ID. More info.

DillonJames.jpgOn June 8, 2013 the Holland Festival will present a marathon performance of James Dillon's (composition) epic work Nine Rivers, performed by three ensembles from the Netherlands and percussionist and conductor Steven Schick. Visit the Holland Festival website for more information and tickets.

Student News: Méditations de Poulet event and composition students featured on MPR Art Hounds

Méditations de Poulet will feature performances of new music by members of the Composers Federal Credit Union and Gardening Club: Andrew Bergmann, Joey Crane, Michael Duffy, Sam Krahn, and Tiffany Skidmore. This composition event will take place on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Regis Center for Art (East), 405 21st Avenue S. and is free and open to the public.

Composition students Adam Zahller and Joey Crane's group The Degenerate Music Club was featured on Minnesota Public Radio's Art Hounds on Thursday, March 7. Listen to the feature.

Schubert Club Scholarship Competition

Congratulations to the SOM students who participated in the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition Preliminaries (winners are listed below). Check out the complete list of winners, which includes the junior and high school winners of SOM faculty.

Graduate Piano (ages 24-27)
Jing (Jenny) Dou - student of Alexander Braginsky
Pei-Lei Lin- student of Lydia Artymiw

College/Graduate Strings (freshman-age 24)
Emily McIntyre, violin - student of Sally O'Reilly
Angelika Strub, violin - student of Sally O'Reilly

College/Graduate Brass & Woodwind (freshman-age 24)
Spencer Brand, trumpet - student of David Baldwin
James Hodges, clarinet - student of Alexander Fiterstein
Ariel Pry, clarinet - student of Alexander Fiterstein
Kendra Wheeler, saxophone - student of Eugene Rousseau

Intermediate Voice (ages 17-20)
Isabella Dawis, soprano - student of Elizabeth Mannion
Lauren Feider, soprano - student of Wendy Zaro-Williams
Joanna Griffith, soprano - student of Barbara Kierig
Shelley Mihm, soprano - student of Philip Zawisza
Tim Murray, baritone - student of Jean del Santo

Advanced Voice (ages 21-24)
David Kent Morgan, tenor - student of Jean del Santo

Graduate Voice (ages 25-30)
Beth Bayley, soprano - student of John David De Haan
Cassandra Koob, soprano - student of John David De Haan
Sidney Walker, mezzo - student of Jean del Santo

SOM Faculty Preliminary Judges
Gary Bordner, trumpet
Immanuel Davis, flute
Rebecca Shockley, piano