Alan E. Hicks joins University of Houston opera faculty

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Alan E. Hicks (D.M.A., Vocal Arts, 2009) has joined the faculty of the University of Houston's Moores Opera Center as assistant professor and associate producer.

Lucy Amen Warner publishes first children’s book

Thursday, July 13, 2017   |  Spring Promise Productions

Lucy Amen Warner (B.M., Music and Human Learning, 1975), Music Department chair at The Browning School in New York City, has just completed her first children's book Zap! Boom! Pow! Superheroes of Music. This new book for boys and girls ages 5-11, presents 12 famous composers as superheroes. It combines facts, a fun "superhero" element relating to each composer's life and music, and colorful illustrations. Published in December 2016, it has already reached thousands of children in public and private schools, homes and libraries.

Dan Kurland to join music staff of Germany’s Theater Hagen

Thursday, July 13, 2017   |  Dan K Kurland

Dan Kurland (B.M., Music Performance, 2010) graduated in May with a D.M.A. in collaborative piano studies from The Juilliard School and will join the music staff of Theater Hagen in Hagen, Germany, in August. Over the summer, he will perform at the Aspen Music Festival and with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance Program.

Wesley Schulz Appointed Associate Conductor of North Carolina Symphony

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wesley Schulz (M.M. 2008; D.M.A., Conducting, 2010) has been appointed associate conductor of the North Carolina Symphony.

Andrew Sigler Appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Andrew Sigler (D.M.A., Composition, 2014) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music Composition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Sigler served as Lecturer of Music Composition at Tennessee for three years prior to this appointment.

James Sclater honored by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for music composition

Sunday, June 18, 2017   |  Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters

James Sclater (D.M.A., Music Studies, 1970) won the 2017 Classical Music Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for his song cycle Carmine Natura Creaturae. These juried awards are given each year in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual arts, classical music composition and popular music composition. Photo by Judy Sclater.

Luis Rodriguez appointed assistant conductor for Plano Symphony and Irving Symphony

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Luis Rodriguez (B.M., Applied Music/Performance, 2010) has been appointed the assistant conductor for Plano Symphony and Irving Symphony as of January 2016. He also is the new music director for Camerata Dallas Youth orchestra as of April 2017. Photo by Michał Dembiński.

Christopher Diaz featured singer in Hancock College’s "Folklórico!"

Sunday, May 14, 2017   |  Santa Maria Times

Christopher Diaz (M.M., Music and Human Learning, 2012) was a featured singer in "Folklórico!," the annual collaborative production sponsored by Hancock College in Santa Maria, California. Diaz is a newly appointed professor in the college’s music program.

Thomas Caneva conducted at College Band Directors National Association Conference

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thomas Caneva (M.M., Band and Wind Conducting, 1984), director of bands at Ball State University, conducted the BSU Wind Ensemble in a performance at the College Band Directors National Association National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition, Caneva was awarded the 2017-18 College of Fine Arts Dean’s Creative Endeavor Award in Music at BSU.