Katelyn Andrysiak-Begert, music (voice, mezzo-soprano), has been invited to sing the role of Madame Larina in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin with the Russian Opera Workshop. She will be in residence in Philadelphia from July 9-August 2. The performances will take place at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia on July 31, and August 1 & 2 in the Warden Theater. There will also be a Russian Romances Concert on July 30th.
Evan Bennet, music (composition), won the 2018 IU South Bend Symphonic Composition Competition. Evan’s composition, Nyarlathotep, for symphonic Orchestra, mixed percussion, and piano will be premiered by the IU South Bend Philharmonic on April 24.
Brock Crockom, music (voice, tenor), Victoria Schemenauer, music (voice, soprano), and Brittney Hale, music (voice, mezzo-soprano), are performing as chorus members in South Bend Lyric Opera's production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Performances will be held on February 2, 3, 9 and 10 at the Langlab.
The Euclid Quartet has been invited to be a guest ensemble at the Mostly Modern Festival at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, from June 4th to the 18th. They will perform works by composer Robert Patterson (world premiere) and David del Tredici. Deadline for student applications is March 1st. They will also be featured at the 8th Annual St. Looey Chamber Music Blitz at Webster University, February 3. St. Louis, Missouri.
Katie Feehan, ’14 BFA Integrated New Media Studies (design) and currently communication studies MA, accepted the position of director of membership and communications with the Four Flags Chamber of Commerce in Niles, Mich.
The IU South Bend Tap and Kick Line, led by Karen Pajor, adjunct lecturer in theatre & dance, participated in the Daddy & Daughter Dance through the City of South Bend Venues, Parks, & Arts. This year’s theme was “ballerina princess.”
Michael Lasater, professor of mass communications, has his piece Crossing, Berlin 1927, a single-channel video/sound composition, currently in exhibition in Music For Your Eyes, a national juried show at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, February 3 - March 10, 2018.
Julius C. Miller, III, music (voice, baritone) has been offered a full scholarship to the International Summer Music Festival with Opera Maya (May 21-June 4).
Jennifer Muñiz, assistant professor of music, wrote an article published in the February/March 2018 issue of American Music Teacher, the music journal of the Music Teacher’s National Association. Her article, entitled “Brahms in Our Backyard: Reflecting on the Piano Music of Arne Oldberg,” is based on her research at the Library of Congress, the Sibley Library at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and the Music Library at Northwestern University. The article is available in print and online.
Jorge Muñiz, associate professor of music, had his work, An American Sketch Book, for violin and guitar, receive its premiere by Duo Sonidos on Saturday, January 20 at 7pm in the Louise E. Addicott & Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall. Duo Sonidos visited IU South Bend and gave masterclasses in violin and guitar in addition to performing works by Handel, Morales-Caso, and Muñiz, and others at this concert.
Dora Natella, associate professor of fine arts, was featured in Sculpture News, a monthly publication of the National Sculpture Society.
Ryan Olivier, visiting professor of music, delivered a lecture entitled “Imaginary Music: Musical Multimedia Practices” at St. Mary’s University on January 22. Having performed live electronic and visual music in various settings including solo works, collaborative duets, traditional chamber ensembles, and student laptop/electronic ensembles, Ryan Olivier has developed different platforms for the performance of integrated multimedia (intermedia). The presentation was a survey of those different paradigms and explored various contemporary practices available to interested artists.
Dmitry Tyurin, Master of Music (piano performance) won the 2018 IU South Bend Concerto Competition. Dmitry will be performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor with the IU South Bend Philharmonic on April 24th.
Jed Walls, adjunct assistant professor in fine arts, received his PhD in Media Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. Having performed live electronic and visual music in various settings including solo works, collaborative duets, traditional chamber ensembles, and student laptop/electronic ensembles, Ryan Olivier has developed different platforms for the performance of integrated multimedia (intermedia). The presentation was a survey of those different paradigms and explored various contemporary practices available to interested artists.