Music faculty in the news

A walking tour recital, a PBS series, Kennedy Center Honors, and more

Suhnne Ahn, a musicology instructor, delivered the keynote speech at Ewha Womans University's 250th Beethoven Celebration: Why Beethoven? Influence and Perception in Asia. Her lecture, titled "Beethoven Scholarship: Digitization and Evolving Pedagogical Trends," was given virtually in Seoul, South Korea, in December.

Marin Alsop, director of Graduate Conducting, conceived of See Me: A Global Concert, a film project that premiered in January at the World Economic Forum Davos. See Me fuses performances during the pandemic by orchestras and choirs from around the world.

Velvet Brown, tuba, a lecturer and faculty artist, was invited to represent the Peabody Institute in the Hope & Harmony Ensemble in honor of the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Director of Graduate Conducting Marin Alsop led the ensemble in a special virtual performance of Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" and Joan Tower's "Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1."

Carl DuPont, an assistant professor of voice, created "The Reaction," a virtual walking tour recital exploring Black composers and poets in Washington, D.C. The recital premiered on Feb. 19, through InVision presented by InSeries.

Du Yun, a composition professor, has been selected to receive a 2021 Grants to Artists Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. The $40,000 unrestricted grants were awarded to 20 individual artists in the areas of dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and visual arts.

Midori, a Distinguished Visiting Artist, is among this year's honorees to receive the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements. The 43rd Honors gala is scheduled to be broadcast on CBS on June 6.

John Moran, historical performance, and Susan Weiss, musicology, gave presentations at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Historical Performance Conference in January. Moran's was titled "Have We Entered a Post-HIP Era, and Does It Matter?" and Weiss' was "The Archaeology of Music Instruments: Toward a New Pedagogy for Organology."

Wendel Patrick, an assistant professor, has been named the host of _ Artworks_ on Maryland Public Television. Patrick will engage with artists on Season 9 of Artworks in a conversation about all things creative interwoven with video profiles and/or performances.

Zoƫ Johnstone Stewart, chair of the Preparatory Guitar Department and a founding member of the Atlantic Guitar Quartet, has been elected to the Guitar Foundation of America board of trustees.

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