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March 28, 2013

Listen to faculty member Adriana Zabala and composer/pianist Gregg Kallor on MPR

ZabalaKallor.jpgListen to U of M School of Music professor/mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala and composer/pianist Gregg Kallor talk with Classical MPR host Steve Staruch about the music for their free recital tonight, March 28, at Ted Mann Concert Hall. Listen now.

March 25, 2013

Faculty member Lydia Artymiw March performances with Peter Wiley, Steven Tenenbom, and Kim Kashkashian

ArtymiwLydiaSQ.jpgLydia Artymiw's (piano) March schedule included performances with cellist Peter Wiley and violist Steven Tenenbom for the Music at the Institute Series in New York on March 2 and with 2013 Grammy winner, violist Kim Kashkashian at Queens College, New York on March 15; Sacramento State University (CSUS) in Sacramento on March 17; and at Jordan Hall in Boston on March 28.

Student News: Melissa Deal (PSEO) winner of Schubert Club Scholarship Competition Preliminaries, Pei-Lei Lin winner of Suji Lee Scholarship Award, Megan Ruan finalist for MPR's Minnesota Varsity Competition

Melissa Deal (PSEO, violin, student of Sally O'Reilly) was a winner of the 2013 Schubert Club Scholarship Competition Preliminaries in the Senior High School Strings division.

Pei-Lei Lin (D.M.A. candidate, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) was the 2013 winner of the Suji Lee $2500 Scholarship award sponsored by the Taiwanese Association of America, Minnesota Chapter (TAAMN). She also won second prize and a $600 scholarship in the Thursday Musical Competition, college division, in March 2013.

Megan Ruan (PSEO, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) is a finalist for Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Minnesota Varsity Competition. Listen to Ruan perform SOM alumnus Stephen Paulus's Piano Prelude and vote for her.

Alumni News: Jiye Kim and Min-Sun Kim performance in Korea with the Slovak Chamber Orchestra

Jiye Kim (D.M.A., 2012, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) and Min-Sun Kim (D.M.A., 2011, piano, student of Alexander Braginsky) will perform the Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365 on April 25, 2013 in Seoul, Korea with the Slovak Chamber Orchestra (Danel Ewald, conductor). The concert is presented by the Slovakian Embassy.

SOM winners of the 2013 Thursday Musical Competition

Congratulations to the SOM students who participated in the Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition (winners listed below). Check out the complete list of winners, which includes the junior and high school winners of SOM faculty.

Piano (College Level)
Hyun Jin Cho, first place (Paul Shaw)
Pei-Lei Lin, second place (Lydia Artymiw)

Strings (College Level)
Angelika Strub, violin, honorable mention (Sally O'Reilly)

Advanced Voice (College Level)
Johna Miller, soprano, honorable mention (Lawrence Weller)

Intermediate Voice (College Level)
Lauren Feider, soprano, first place (Wendy Zaro-Mullins)
JoAnna Griffith, soprano, honorable mention (Barbara Kierig)
Benjamin Dutcher, baritone, honorable mention (John De Haan)

Winds (College Level)
Kristina Meanley, clarinet, first place (Alexander Fiterstein)
Anastasiya Nyzkodub, clarinet, second place (Alexander Fiterstein)
Jenifer Minor, flute, honorable mention (Immanuel Davis)

SOM Faculty Judges
Julia Bogorad
Jean del Santo