Carson Rose Schneider (DMA, 2017, collaborative piano and coaching, student of Timothy Lovelace) has been appointed the new music director and principal coach of the winter 2018 Gate City Bank Young Artist Program in Fargo, North Dakota.
Joan Wallace (DMA, piano, student of Paul Shaw) was selected to present at this year's Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Collegiate Pedagogy Symposium at University of Texas-Austin Butler School of Music on January 12, 2018.
Ahmed Anzaldú's (DMA, choral conducting, student of Kathy Saltzman Romey and Matthew Mehaffey) Border CrosSing presents El Mesías, a bilingual (Spanish-English) version of Handel's Messiah with insertions of choral-orchestral works composed and premiered in Mexico during Handel's lifetime, on Friday, December 15.
Young Kim (DMA, 1998, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) was invited to present piano master classes on November 20, 2017, at Szeged University in Hungary and to perform Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Szeged Wind Orchestra on December 3, 2017.
Andrew Staupe ( MM, 2007/BM, 2005; piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) joined the Galveston Symphony Orchestra (TX) under the direction of Trond Saeverud for a performance of the Rachmaninoff Third Piano Concerto.