SOM High Notes
Barbara Lister-Sink has been invited to perform and give a masterclass and workshops in Sydney, Australia in two international festivals this coming January 2013. She will be performing a solo recital in the International Masterclass Festival. She will also perform a recital and give workshops and a masterclass for the Sydney Piano Teachers Festival, sponsored by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Invitations for recitals and presentations at these events are extended only to performers and teachers of international renown.
Center of Musical Excellence at Salem College director, Thomas Swenson wrote an article on the blog, Majoring in Music, discussing competition preparation, benefits, and expectations.
Organ professor, Timothy Olsen, was a featured recitalist on Greensboro’s Music for a Great Space concert series on October 19, 2012 at Christ United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC.
Donna Rothrock, Associate Librarian and Assistant Professor of Music Education, presented her paper, "Why: The Recomposition/Reworking/Resetting/Updating of Herbst's Der Herr ist unser König" at the 3rd Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music, October 11-14, 2012, on the campus of Moravian College and Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA. This international conference, held biennially, featured presenters from the U.S., Canada, St. Thomas, Antigua, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Israel, and Surinam.
Rebecca Bell, First-Year flute major studying with Debra Reuter-Pivetta, was a winner at the Raleigh Area Flute Association's Annual Review and Contest. Flutists of all ages from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia come to participate in this event. Each participant performs two solos for written evaluation and an opportunity to receive cash awards. Rebecca performed Georges Hüe's Fantasie in the Contest Winners' Recital, held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh.
Miracle Thomas has been selected by Victoria Livingood (internationally known mezzo-soprano guest master class clinician at the North Carolina National Association of Teachers of Singing competition) to perform "Steal me sweet thief!" from Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief at the Saturday master class during NCNATS weekend February 21-22. Thomas is one of only five singers to be chosen from across the state to perform in the master class. Nine students from the studio of Salem Voice Professor Cristy Brown will be competing in the NCNATS competition over the weekend. Congratulations Miracle and Professor Brown!