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James Sclater's (D.M.A., Composition, 1970) new Concerto for Violin and Orchestra premiered by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

February 13, 2024

The three-movement, 23 minute work was commissioned by the First Presbyterian Church Choir of Jackson, MS in honor of Kemp's selection as the new concertmaster of the MSO.

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Altin Sencalar (B.M., Jazz Studies, 2017) releasing his 5th album on Posi-Tone Records

January 30, 2024 | Dusty Groove

The album releases on March 29.

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Hermes Camacho (D.M.A., Composition, 2011) appointed deputy director at Austin Soundwaves

January 25, 2024

An arts education nonprofit based on El Sistema that works with more than 1,100 students throughout greater Austin and with nearly 30 full and part-time staff, Austin Soundwaves partners with schools and community programs to provide orchestra, band, and mariachi teaching, teacher coaching, mentoring, and creative youth development. Hermes has been with the organization since 2012.