Ankush Bahl, conductor of the Preparatory's Peabody Youth Orchestra, has been named music director of Omaha Symphony Orchestra, to start in August 2021.
Du Yun, a Composition professor, released a new album, A Cockroach's Tarantella, with the JACK Quartet. In addition, her one-man opera, In Our Daughter's Eyes, has been commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects with funding from OPERA America and is slated to appear in the 2021 Prototype Festival, followed by a West Coast premiere with LA Opera.
Carl DuPont, a Voice professor, plays the role of Demetrius/Bottom in the IN Series episodic podcast A Fairy Queen, based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and performed in the style of a classic radio drama. The podcast began airing on Sept. 19.
Amit Peled, a Cello professor, has a pedagogical philosophy and cello emoji approach that has been featured in the scientific research journal The Senses and Society. Peled uses cello emojis to encapsulate holistically how a player should orient toward accomplishing a range of essential technical feats. The full research was done by Dor Abrahamson of the University of California, Berkeley.
Marina Piccinini, a Flute professor, performed the world premiere of Siren Song for Solo Flute by Aaron Jay Kernis in the Seattle Chamber Music Society's Virtual Summer Festival.
William Sharp, a Voice professor, is featured on a new PostClassical Ensemble CD of works by Bernard Herrmann, to be released in October.
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