Junior Britta Loftus will join the Voice Program of the Chautauqua Music Festival during its 2015 summer season.
Music students Daniel Yoo, Hannah Sullivan, Dagny Barone, and Catherine Edwards have been invited to perform in the 2015 European Chamber Music Institute, held August 8-16 in the United Kingdom. The students will be coached by University of Richmond faculty members Dr. Joanne Kong and Alexander Kordzaia and will perform throughout England, including major concert venues in London and Oxford.
Congratulations to this year's department award winners:
Bobby Chandler Award: Jennimarie Swegan
Hesch Award: Chun Li, Erica Yamamoto, Audrey Kindsfather
Roy Jesson Music Prize: Nicholas Yeutter
Special congratulations to Jennimarie who also received the David C. Evans Award at this year's Arts & Sciences Honors Convocation.
- Davison Writes about Jazz Diplomacy
Dr. Mike Davison penned an op-ed on jazz diplomacy with Cuba for Fox News.
- Fairtile Award
Dr. Linda Fairtile received the The Richard S. Hill award from the Music Library Association, which honors the best article on music librarianship or music-bibliographic topics. Fairtile's winning essay "Verdi at 200: Recent Scholarship on the Composer and His Works," appeared in the September 2013 issue of Notes.
- Broening Fellowship
Dr. Benjamin Broening is the recipient of a 2014 Howard Foundation Fellowship.
- Guest Harpsichordist
Dr. Joanne Kong served as guest harpsichordist at the 2014 Winter Park Bach Festival performing in J. S. Bach's St. John Passion, Haydn's The Creation, Baroque orchestral and choral works, and C. P. E. Bach's Harpsichord Concerto in D minor.
- Love Conference Presentation
Dr. Joanna Love was a featured panelist at the Experience Music Project Pop Conference, where she read her paper “Decades in Motion: Dancing and Driving My Toyota Corolla.”
- Cable Book Chapter
Dr. Jennifer Cable published “After the Italian Manner: The English Cantata 1700-1710,” in The Lively Arts of the London Stage, 1675-1725 (Performance in the Long Eighteenth Century: Studies in Theatre, Music, Dance).