Andrew Pelletier, Associate Professor of Horn, will be a featured artist at the 46th International Symposium of the International Horn Society (IHS). He will be featured alongside some of the most talented horn players in the world including but not limited to: the American Horn Quartet, the The Budapest Festival Horn Quartet, New York Philharmonic Horns, Berliner Philharmoniker Horns, Richard Watkins from the Royal Academy of Music, London, and Frank Lloyd. The IHS will be held for the first time in London, England; at the Imperial College from August 11-15, 2014. He’ll be presenting the world premieres of Kerry Turner’s “Couperin Variations” for horn and piano and BGSU’s Christopher Dietz’s “Signal” for horn and two percussionists; as well as the UK premiere of BGSU alumnus Cory Kasprzyk’s “Chugach” for horn and electronic media. He will also perform the “Hamburg Concerto” for horn and orchestra by Gyorgy Ligeti at the end of the week. This is the sixth International Horn Society Symposium that Pelletier has been an invited soloist.
BGSU Alum Kisma Jordan, Masters of Music, 2006, named 2014 Kresge Artist Fellow in Music.
Kresge Arts in Detroit is honored to announce the 2014 Kresge Artist Fellows, including the inaugural fellowships in the new film/theatre category. This year, 18 metropolitan Detroit artists working across a wide range of artistic practices within the dance/music and film/theatre disciplines were selected to receive a fellowship, which includes an unrestricted prize of $25,000 to reward an artist’s creative vision and commitment to excellence.
The Kresge Artist Fellowships are funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by the Kresge Arts in Detroit program of the College for Creative Studies. The fellowships program represents the foundation’s desire to advance the artistic careers of Detroit artists living and working in its hometown, as well as to elevate the profile of the area’s artistic community.
The work of the 2014 Fellows encompasses creative practices that push boundaries and blur lines between established disciplines, advocate for social justice and embody Detroit’s complex, evolving narrative. Representing the depth and multiplicity of Detroit’s artistic communities, the 2014 Kresge Artist Fellows include world-renowned musicians working in diverse genres, multidisciplinary artists incorporating sound and new media, local filmmakers presenting stories with universal themes, and emerging artists bringing fresh perspectives to their chosen mediums.