Daily Archives: April 13, 2012

Professor Rosenkranz in residence at University of Maryland at Baltimore County

Assistant Professor of Piano, Thomas Rosenkranz was recently in residence with Musicians from SoundScape at UMBC from April 8th-12. The residency included masterclasses, a composer reading and a performance including contemporary works by Albinger, Aperghis, Berio, Scelsi, Foss, as well as a premiere by the New York based composer, Richard Carrick.

The ensemble consists of Thomas Rosenkranz piano, Aiyun Huang, percussion, Lisa Cella, flute and Tony Arnold, voice. This ensemble was formed in 2010 in order to highlight aspects of the SoundScape Festival in Italy which celebrates contemporary music through collaborations between composers and performers.

For more information about the SoundSCAPE Festival please visit: http://soundscapefestival.org/

BGSU doctoral candidates conduct in New York City

Katherine Kilburn and Octoavio Mas-Aroas both conducted recently on Interlochen Arts Academy 50th Anniversary Tour which included a stop in Alice Tully Hall in New York City.  The New York performance included Interlochen Alumni guest artists David Shifrin, clarinet and Ida Kavafian,violin in a concert celebrating 50 years of excellence in arts education.  Katherine was appointed conductor of the Interlochen Arts Academy Band in 2011 and Octavio was appointed conductor of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra in 2008. Both Kilburn and Mas-Aroas are part of the doctoral studies program in conducting with BGSU’s Emily Freeman Brown.