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May 25, 2013

U of M School of Music Alumnus David France On NBC Nightly News

DavidFranceNBCNightlyNews.pngU of M School of Music alumnus David France (violin, student of Sally O'Reilly), who founded the children's after-school music program Revolution of Hope in Roxbury, MA, was featured on NBC Nightly News. Read the story and watch the video.

May 24, 2013

SOM Professor Alex Lubet Interviewed for the Star Tribune and SaukValley.com

lubetalex.jpgU of M School of Music professor and Bob Dylan expert Alex Lubet was interviewed for a Star Tribune article on tributes to Dylan in his native North Shore. A longer version of this article can be found on SaukValley.com.

May 21, 2013

Faculty News: Lydia Artymiw performances, Phil Hey celebrated at Artists' Quarter, and Guerino Mazzola newsletter

ArtymiwLydiaSQ.jpgLydia Artymiw (Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano) performed three concerts at the 17th annual Virginia Arts Festival in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA. On May 11 and 12, she performed in Stravinsky's Les Noces with pianists Andre-Michel Schub, Josu de Solaun, and Anna Petrova, the Virginia Festival Chamber Musicians and Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, conducted by JoAnn Falletta, also recording the Stravinsky for the Naxos label. She then joined Schub, Perova, and de Solaun for two programs of two piano works by Schumann, Brahms, Ravel, Debussy, and Smetana.

Hey,PhilWeb.jpgPhil Hey (jazz) was celebrated at the Artists' Quarter on May 17 and 18. The concerts marked his 60th birthday and included a variety of performers. More info.

Mazzola_Guerino7d067d.jpgGuerino Mazzola (creativity, improvisation, and mathematical music theory) is president of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music. The Society's May 2013 newsletter is available, which includes a foreward from Mazzola, information about the 4th International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music, and more. Read the newsletter.

Alumni News: Joshua Musikantow and David Evan Thomas awarded McKnight Composer Fellowships

joshuaMusikantow.jpgJoshua Musikantow (Ph.D., composition, student of James Dillon) was awarded a 2013 McKnight Composer Fellowship of $25,000. This follows the success of two other students of James Dillon in the last four years: Schuyler Tsuda (Ph.D., composition) and Jeremy Wagner (Ph.D., composition) were also awarded McKnight Composer Fellowships in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

ThomasDavidEvanSQ.jpgDavid Evan Thomas (Ph.D., 1995, composition, student of Dominick Argento) was awarded a 2013 McKnight Composer Fellowship of $25,000.