Recently, soprano Austin Nikirk presented her research from her Kolbe Fellowship alongside Dr. William O'Hara at the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic's Annual Conference held in Baltimore among some of the Mid-Atlantic's most important and recent studies in music theory! Austin said "It was incredible to get to hear the research of current graduate students and professors and really inspiring to watch them talk about projects they were so passionate about."
Congratulations are in order for tenor Zach Taylor for not only being awarded first place in the Sydney Lieberman Music Competition, but also being announced as the co-winner of the Sylvia and Irving H. Cohen scholarship! On his recent successes, Zach said "I’m so incredibly grateful to everyone who has helped me come this far, as I couldn’t have gotten this far without the support of family, friends, and teachers." Catch Zach performing alongside other winners in the Lieberman Honors Recital on April 4 at 11am at Towson University.
Director Robby Napoli has announced that he has been accepted into Seraphic Fire's Professional Choral Institute at the Aspen Music Festival and School! In 2012, Seraphic Fire and PCI received a Grammy nomination for their recording of Brahms' German Requiem. In the program, Robby will spend two weeks preparing to sing join the world of professional ensemble singing with members of Seraphic Fire as well as their artistic director, Patrick Dupré Quigley. About the program, he said "I was kind of speechless when I saw the message that I'd been accepted into the program. I'm just so excited to have this incredible opportunity to learn about something I'm so passionate about from some of the best in the country, and with such intensity. This is certainly going to be an experience I won't forget."