Andrew Pelletier, Associate Professor of Horn, will be in residence at the Queensland Conservatorium of Griffith University, in Brisbane, Australia, March 9-14. He will be presenting numerous masterclasses, coaching sessions and individual lessons and will present a recital on March 13. Included in the program will be music of BGSU DMA candidate Cory Kasprzyk.
Dr. Karl Larson (MM, DMA BGSU) will give the world premiere of “hard hit” for solo piano by David Lang. The concert will take place on January 29, 2015, at Spectrum in New York, NY.
A sought after collaborator, Larson has worked with many notable musicians from around the country, including Tristan Perich, Mantra, Eve Beglarian, the Eco Ensemble, the Sleeping Giant Collective, and the W4 Composer Collective. He is on the faculty of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
Dr. Ryan Muncy, MM BGSU Saxophone Performance, has secured a $450,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation for the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Muncy serves as Grants Manager for ICE. For more information on the grant, please click here.
Second-year DMA pianist Michiko Saiki was awarded 1st Prize in the Without Words Film Festival for her work, “a, i, u, e, o.”
The film was one of 263 entries submitted under the theme Digital Superimpositions. The competition was held at the University of Lorraine, Ile du Saulcy, in Metz, France and was judged by experts from France, Malaysia, Spain and the USA. Ms. Saiki’s work was created to remind people of the tragic aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in her native country Japan. Ms. Saiki has studied with Drs. Tom Rosenkranz and Laura Melton.
Hong-Da Chin’s music featured in online magazine “Philadelphia”
The music of DMA composer, Hong-Da Chin, was featured in “Our Chat With Mimi Stillman, the Coolest Flute-Player in Philly.” The article was written by Bryan Buttler for the online magazine, Philadelphia (October 29, 2014)
A video of a live performance of his piece, “Paradise of Birds” is included in the article. The work for soprano, flute/piccolo and piano was the winner of the Dolce Suono Ensemble Young Composers Competition in 2013.”
Second-year DMA composer Hong-Da Chin will be making his Carnegie Hall debut on Friday, November 21, as a performer on Music From China, Premiere Works XXIII, 30th Anniversary & Beyond. A native of Malaysia and a renowned expert on the dizi (Chinese flute), Mr. Chin will perform works by composers Chen Yi, Huang Ruo, Wang Guowei and Zhou Long. The concert will be repeated on Saturday, November 22, at the Freer Gallery in Washington, DC. Mr. Chin is a student of Drs. Mikel Kuehn and Marilyn Shrude.