The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has just qualified the new Haydn CD featuring the Stanford Chamber Chorale, St. Lawrence String Quartet, and Stanford Chamber Strings for the first-round ballot of the current Grammy Award cycle in the following categories: Best Choral Performance, Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance, Best Program Notes (by Music alum Eric Tuan), and Best Engineered, Classical.
Ángela, Dante y Umbría, a new opera composed by Giancarlo Aquilanti (Senior Lecturer and Director of Music Theory at the Department of Music) premiered this week at the Teatro Juárez in Guanajuato, México. Ángela, Dante y Umbría, his fourth opera, is the end product of two years of work, much of that time spent in México.
Joseph Sargent (Ph.D., Music & Humanities, 2009; M.A., Music History, 2004), currently Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, has received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the College of Fine Arts for the 2014-15 academic year. Dr.
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London has announced the appointment of world-renowned harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani (Music '05) as Professor of Harpsichord, welcoming him to its professorial staff beginning spring 2015. Jonathan Vaughan, Director of Music at Guildhall School, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Mahan to the School. As a soloist, he has quickly acquired a towering reputation which will inspire our students by example.
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, systems administrator at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), is this year's recipient of the Marsh O'Neill Award for Exceptional and Enduring Support of Stanford University's Research Enterprise. Read more about Fernando and his considerable efforts towards keeping CCRMA running smoothly in Kathleen J. Sullivan's Stanford Report feature. | Photo: L.A.
The Fresh Minds Festival at Texas A&M is a public performance of audiovisual artworks by professional artists, student-curated under the direction of a multi-disciplinary team of faculty. For 2013-2014, Department of Music composition faculty Jaroslaw Kapuscinski has received First Prize from the Fresh Minds Festival for his Mondrian Variations.
The Department of Music Chair, Stephen M. Sano, was recently appointed to the Bass University Fellows Program. He was named Rachford and Carlota A. Harris University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. Established in 2001, the Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education Program recognizes faculty for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education. Congratulations, Steve!