{"notes":[{"name":"Joe E. Hickman","year":"1981","degree":"DM, Choral Conducting","note":" has two orchestral reductions pending publication. Carus Verlag of Stuttgart Germany has accepted the arrangement for small orchestra of Haydn's Creation. Doblinger of Vienna Austria has accepted the arrangement for small orchestra of Verdi's Rigoletto. Hickman conducted performances of these at University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2014 and 2016 where he serves as Professor of Music and conductor of Opera Wilmington."},{"name":"Lynn M. (Burns) Muehleisen","year":"1988","degree":"MM, Voice","note":" is the very proud President of Seattle's oldest music non-profit, The Ladies Musical Club: http:\/\/lmcseattle.org, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016. Our 150 members work for LMC's three main programs: Public Concerts (57 free one-hour concerts were given last season), Music in Schools (bringing music to elementary schools in a broad spectrum of Seattle neighborhoods, focusing on those that have no organized music program or professional staff), and the Frances Walton Competition. I want to encourage all music teachers and professors that have students who are from the six western states (Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska) to consider auditioning for our competition. Winners that play winds, piano, voice, or strings are awarded a generous cash prize and then participate in six-day tours through low-population density areas around Washington state, providing free public concerts and school visits. Applications will be received in January 2017 for next year's competition. More information at: http:\/\/lmcseattle.org\/competition\/."},{"name":"Steven L Rickards","year":"1984","degree":"BME, MM, Music Education","note":"In June 2015, the Arts Council of Indianapolis named Steven L. Rickards, BME\u201978, MM\u201984, a 2015\u201316 Creative Renewal Arts Fellow. Launched in 1999, the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program allows artists and arts administrators the opportunity to reinvigorate their work. Fellows are awarded a $10,000 grant that they may use toward activities they believe will refresh their creativity and recharge their work. Rickards is a member of the faculty of the Historical Performance Institute at the IU Jacobs School of Music. He lives in Indianapolis."},{"name":"Gregory T. Walker","year":"1983","degree":"BS, Music and Outside Field","note":"Gregory T. Walker is a professor of music at the University of Colorado Denver. His 2014-15 season included appearances with the Oberlin Conservatory Symphony and the Detroit Symphony performing the music of his father, Pulitzer Prize-winner George Walker. In June 2014, Walker inaugurated the three-day interdisciplinary Colorado NeXt Music Fest in Evergreen, Colorado. After touring Nebraska and Wyoming with the Swing Je T\u2019aime gypsy jazz band, 2015 engagements included performances at the Strings Without Boundaries summer program in Wisconsin, Great Britain\u2019s Benslow Music, as well as at the China Agricultural University in Beijing."},{"name":"Frederic Chiu","year":"1985","degree":"BM\/BS, Piano\/Computer Science","note":"In 2015, Frederic Chiu, BM\/BS\u201985, was chosen by Yamaha Entertainment Group to create the label\u2019s first classical music album. Distant Voices: Piano Music of Claude Debussy & Gao Ping is also the first album to be released in both traditional audio CD and video DVD format, as well as DisklavierTV streaming. The video recording includes not only the performance of the music but also incorporates an extensive interview with Chiu about his connections to Debussy and Gao Ping. In July 2015, Chiu presented a sneak-preview launch concert at Auer Hall on the IU Bloomington campus. Chiu lives in Westport, Conn."},{"name":"Margaret L. Brouwer","year":"1988","degree":"DMA, Composition","note":"has always been keenly passionate about the environment, and this interest often informs her compositions. Ms. Brouwer's newest work, \"Voice of the Lake\" is an oratorio for vocal soloists, choirs, and chamber orchestra that brings to life the ongoing environmental concerns that are affecting Lake Erie. The world premiere of \"Voice of the Lake\" is on November 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts (2008 W 30th St., Cleveland, OH). The performance features the Blue Streak Ensemble, the Oberlin Musical Union, and the Cleveland Institute of Music Children's Choir, with soloists Angela Mitchell (soprano), Merav Eldan (mezzo), Brian Skoog (tenor) and Bryant Bush (bass), conducted by Cleveland Opera Theater Director Domenico Boyagian."},{"name":"Paula Dione Ingram","year":"1986","degree":"MM, Voice Opera Performance","note":"Paula Dione Ingram MM Voice 1986 (student of Madame Virginia Zeani) made her London West End debut in the title role of CARMEN JONES at the Old Vic Theatre just four years post her graduation from IU JSOM. Her stage credits also include roles at the prestigious Glyndebourne Festival Opera and La Fenice Opera. Orchestral highlights included performances with the: London Philharmonic, Birmingham, England Symphony, Detroit Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Miss Ingram's talents have been honed over the years with collaborative engagements with conductors, musical directors and directors such as: Sir Simon Rattle, Henry Lewis, Jack Everly, Willie Waters, Andrew Litton, Henry Leck; Tedd Firth, Alex Rybeck, Billy Stritch, Becky Menzie, Don Rebic, Jon Weber; Sir Trevor Nunn, Simon Callow, Ross Allen, Vince Liotta, Barry Kleinbort and David Levy.\r\n\r\nMost recently, Paula Dione Ingram made her cabaret debut with her original work: \"Dark Legacy: Bright Lights of Black Broadway\" at the famed Feinstein's\/54 Below in New York City to rave reviews. You can catch her this winter for a repeat performance of her holiday cabaret \"Holiday Sing & Bling: Bedazzling Melodies of the Season\" at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, December 3, 2017. \r\nTickets can be found on their website: https:\/\/www.thejazzkitchen.com\/attraction\/paula+dione+ingram+-+holiday+sing+%26+bling\/\r\n\r\nwww.pauladioneingram.com\r\npaula@pauladioneingram.com\r\n(317) 213-4485"}]}