{"notes":[{"name":"Jason C. Duika","year":"2012","degree":"PD, Voice","note":"Jacobs School Alumnus Baritone Jason Duika has completed his last young artist program at the Palm Beach Opera and has signed with manager Peter Randsman of Randsman Artist Management. Jason is very excited to begin this partnership with Peter and see where it leads. "},{"name":"Caleb W. Young","year":"2014","degree":"MM, Orchestral Conducting","note":"This summer, Young was selected by members of the Vienna Philharmonic for the AAF\/Ansbacher Conducting Fellowship Prize that takes place during the Salzburg Festival."},{"name":"Ashley Cumming","year":"2014","degree":"DM, Horn","note":"Dr. Ashley Cummings recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Horn at Murray State University.\r\n\r\nHailing from Cambridge, Ontario, Cummings performance experience includes principal horn with the COSI Opera Orchestra in Italy and Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and freelance horn with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, UANL Symphony Orchestra in Mexico and Orchestre de la Francophonie in Quebec. Recital appearances include the International Horn Society Conference in New York, International Women\u00e2\u20ac\u2122s Brass Conference in Michigan, Midwest Horn Workshop in Wisconsin, and the K-W Chamber Music Society in Ontario. Ashley was also a concerto soloist with the Sooke Philharmonic in British Columbia, the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra in Ontario and Jr. All-State Band in Indiana. Touring the United States with Spark Brass, Ashley performs concerts and educational programs with the acclaimed quintet. Their first album \"Carnaval to the Music Hall\" was released in 2015. She has previously held collegiate positions throughout Indiana and maintains an active private studio. Ashley holds a Doctorate of Music from Indiana University where she studied with Jeff Nelsen, Dale Clevenger and natural horn with Rick Seraphinoff. She also holds degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University where she studied with Nina Brickman and University of Victoria, studying with Kurt Kellan. She performed in prestigious programs such as the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts Summer Masterclasses, and International Sommerakademie in Austria. For more information, please visit www.ashleycumming.com."},{"name":"Morgan M. Harrington","year":"2010","degree":"BM, Voice","note":"In June 2015 was awarded a place in the prestigious iSING! International Young Artists Festival in Suzhou, China. For the full scholarship, intensive Western Opera Training Program, she spent four weeks collaborating with world-class artists and studying Mandarin, with an emphasis on Mandarin as a lyric language. The festival includes performances at major Chinese opera houses. Upon her return to the U.S., Harrington will present a series of concerts in California, weaving influences from East and West."},{"name":"Michael L. Chesher","year":"2010","degree":"DM, Clarinet","note":"is currently an associate professor of music at Luther College, a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Decorah, Iowa. He teaches clarinet, saxophone, and woodwind methods. Chesher holds the principal clarinetist position with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra."},{"name":"Laura Sisk","year":"2010","degree":"BS, Recording Arts","note":"Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar Laura Sisk, BS\u201910, won for her engineering work on Taylor Swift\u2019s pop album 1989, which was named Album of the Year. This prestigious category recognizes not only the artist but also producers, recording engineers, and mastering engineers."},{"name":"Gordon M. Williamson","year":"2012","degree":"MM, DM, Composition","note":"Gordon M. Williamson, MM\u201902, DM\u201912, along with two Jacobs School of Music students, Carlo V. Frizzo, and Texu Kim, were named by New York City\u2019s C4 (Choral Composer\/Conductor Collective) as winners of the organization\u2019s 2014\u201315 commissioning competition. The three works they composed were premiered in two New York City concerts. The three also received cash prizes."},{"name":"Patrick E. Pope","year":"2015","degree":"MM,DM, Organ","note":"Recent music-related travel has taken Patrick E. Pope, MM\u201904, DM\u201915, to Prague, Krakow, and Budapest in Eastern Europe, as well as a 10-day residency at Bristol Cathedral in the U.K. with his choir of adults from Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Charlotte, N.C., where he serves as organist and director of music. In 2016, he has had the good fortune to play solo organ recitals at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, and Washington National Cathedral in D.C."},{"name":"Katie Baber","year":"2011","degree":"PhD, Musicology","note":"Katie Baber (PhD \u201911) was awarded tenure and\r\npromoted to Associate Professor at the University\r\nof Redlands. "},{"name":"Randall Goldberg","year":"2011","degree":"PhD, Musicology","note":"Randall Goldberg (PhD \u201911) was awarded tenure\r\nand promoted to Associate Professor at\r\nYoungstown State University\u2019s Dana School of\r\nMusic, and he is now serving as Director of the\r\nSchool of Music. During the 2015-16 academic\r\nyear, he presented the paper \u201cThe Kishineff Massacre\r\nand Domestic Musical Practice in America\u201d\r\nat AMS\u2019s Annual Meeting, as well as at a public\r\nevent for the Youngstown JCC, and as an invited\r\ntalk for SUNY Fredonia\u2019s Musicology Lecture Series.\r\nGoldberg also co-presented the paper:\r\n\u201cReinventing the Music History Sequence: Core\r\nGoals and Strategies\u201d with his YSU-colleague Ewelina\r\nBoczkowska at AMS-Allegheny\u2019s fall 2015\r\nmeeting. He published a review of David Schulenberg\u2019s\r\nThe Music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in\r\nNotes. Randall is looking forward to putting everything\r\non hold for a few weeks when he and\r\nBethany welcome their second child in late October.\r\n"},{"name":"Kunio Hara","year":"2012","degree":"PhD, Musicology","note":"At the 2016 Society for American Music meeting \r\nin Boston, Kunio Hara (PhD \u201912) presented a\r\npaper on the reception of Puccini\u2019s La fanciulla del\r\nWest in Italian-language newspapers published in\r\nNew York City at the time of its Metropolitan\r\nOpera premiere. He is currently working on a\r\nbook project on nostalgia in Puccini\u2019s operas supported\r\nby the USC Provost Grant in Humanities.\r\nHe will also present a paper on music and nostalgia\r\nin Japanese animations by Studio Ghibli including\r\nMy Neighbor Totoro, Wind Rises, and\r\nothers at AMS\u2019s Annual Meeting in November. He\r\nhas recently completed his tenure as the president\r\nof the AMS-Southeast Chapter. \r\n"},{"name":"Hyun Joo Kim","year":"2015","degree":"PhD, Musicology","note":"Hyun Joo Kim (PhD \u201915) presented a paper entitled\r\n\u201cDynamics of Fidelity and Creativity: Liszt\u2019s\r\nReworkings of Orchestral and Gypsy-Band Music\u201d\r\nat the fall meeting of the Musicological Society\r\nof Korea in November 2015. She also presented\r\n\u201cInterpretive Fidelity to Gypsy Creativity: Liszt\u2019s\r\nRepresentations of Hungarian-Gypsy Cimbalom\r\nPlaying\u201d at the American Hungarian Educators\r\nAssociation in April 2016, and \u201cBetween Fidelity\r\nand Creativity: Liszt\u2019s Renderings of Cimbalom\r\nPlaying in his Hungarian Rhapsodies\u201d at the 52nd\r\nannual conference of the Royal Musical Association\r\nin September 2016. Additionally, her forthcoming\r\narticles \u201cTranslating the Orchestra: Liszt\u2019s\r\nTwo-Piano Arrangements of his Symphonic Poems\u201d\r\nand \u201cInterpretive Fidelity to Gypsy Creativity:\r\nLiszt\u2019s Representations of Hungarian-Gypsy\r\nCimbalom Playing\u201d will be published in The Journal\r\nof Musicological Research and The Journal of\r\nthe American Liszt Society, respectively. "},{"name":"Derek Stauff","year":"2014","degree":"PhD, Musicology","note":"Derek Stauff (PhD \u201914) published \u201cSch\u00fctz\u2019s Saul,\r\nSaul, was verfolgst du mich? and the Politics of\r\nthe Thirty Years War\u201d in the Journal of the American\r\nMusicological Society. "},{"name":"Kristen Strandberg","year":"2014","degree":"PhD, Musicology","note":"Kristen Strandberg (PhD \u201914) presented a paper\r\nentitled \u201cLiterary Landscapes and Operatic\r\nScenes in Paganini\u2019s Homage to Napoleon\u201d at the\r\nSociety for French Historical Studies Conference\r\nin March 2016. She also appeared as an invited\r\nspeaker with a paper entitled \u201cThe \u2018Singing\u2019 Violinist\r\nas Artistic Genius in Nineteenth-Century\r\nFrance\u201d for the International Conference of the\r\nNarodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina in September\r\nof this year. Her article \u201cNapoleonic Narrative\r\nand Visual Media in Paganini\u2019s Spectacle\r\nfor Paris\u201d is scheduled to appear in the Journal of\r\nMusicological Research this November."},{"name":"Katie White","year":"2012","degree":"PhD, Musicology","note":"Katie White (PhD \u201912) presented research on the\r\nmusical Hamilton at the Southeast Chapter of the\r\nAMS\u2019s annual meeting held in Boone, North Carolina.\r\nHer work deals with some of the controversy\r\nsurrounding the casting calls for the musical,\r\nand she uses specific musical examples as a way\r\nto address the criticism. She has also been invited\r\nto present her work at the University of North\r\nCarolina at Wilmington as part of a guest lecture\r\nseries and at the Great Lakes History Conference\r\nin Grand Rapids, Michigan.\r\n"},{"name":"Mark B Doerries","year":"2013","degree":"DM, Choral Conducting","note":" Jacobs School of Music alum, Dr. Mark Doerries, released an album of new Advent and Christmas music with the University of Notre Dame Children's Choir, \"O Emmanuel\". The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Traditional Classical Music Chart and Nielson Media reported the album sold over 2000 copies in its opening week. 'O Emmanuel' was composed by JSOM alum and GRAMMY winner J.J. Wright for the Notre Dame Children's Choir and combines a jazz trio with treble children's choir and adult soloists. JSOM alumni Arwen Myers, soprano, and Laura Thoreson, mezzo-soprano, are soloists on the album. Mark Doerries is a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame and Artistic Director of the Notre Dame Children's Choir.\r\n"},{"name":"Louise Dubin","year":"2011","degree":"DM, cello performance","note":"Louise Dubin was commissioned to choose the works and write the Introduction for Dover Publications\u2019 Selected Works for Cello and Piano by Auguste Franchomme, published in 2017. It includes several pieces from her album The Franchomme Project (Delos). She performed quite a bit in France last year: at the American Cathedral in Paris, at the CRR and Salle Gaveau in Paris as part of the biannual VioloncellenSeine, and at the Festival de Violoncelle de Beauvais, and also completed her stint as solo cellist of Cirque du Soleil\u2019s Paramour, a Broadway show full of acrobats doing things that you shouldn\u2019t try at home."}]}