SOM High Notes
Barbara Lister-Sink was invited to perform and give a masterclass and workshops in Sydney, Australia in two international festivals this past January 2013. She performed a solo recital in the International Masterclass Festival. She also performed a recital and gave 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.
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.
Dr. Amy Zigler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, has been invited to join the American Musicological Society's Committee on Women and Gender. This national honor is extended to select individuals who will work together to advance the status and representation of women in the Society and in the discipline. To learn more, read the full story here.
Donna Rothrock, Music Librarian, is presenting a paper at the 4th Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History & Music in Bethlehem, PA. Her paper titled, "Music in Salem during the Civil War: Was it or Wasn’t It?" will be presented on Saturday, October 4. It will be followed by a performance by Nola Reed Knouse, Moravian Music Foundation, with the Main Street Brass Quintet.
Donna Rothrock also 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!