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                            ALUMNI NEWS 2007-8


Susan Federman (80-2) was nominated for an Rmmy award this year for outstanding multi-camera picture editing for a series! 1 of 5 nominees only one other sitcom, She's the editor of "How I met your mother".

Tim, Janet, Phil and David Ying (82-3, 86) in Ying 4t, in collaboration with Turtle Island 4t on Telarc CD "Four + 4"-s winners in February 2006 of GRAMMY for Best Crossover Recording

Chang, Choong-Jin (84) appointed Solo Viola Philadelphia Orchestra

Beaver, Greg (92) in Chiara 4t chosen for Guarneri String Quartet Residency. Also, the Chiara and Astral Artistic Services will co-present a residency project in a Philadelphia middle school.

Thompson, Jessica (94) in Daedalus 4t received 2007 Martin E Segal Award for career advancement at Lincoln Center

Jurecka, Drew (96) nominated for violinist of the year 2007 in the Naional Jazz Awards. 

Sciolino Artist Management ("SAM") is pleased to announce that violinist Elena Urioste (01), First Place Winner of the 2007 Sphinx Competition (Senior Division), and the International Sion Valais Competition has joined their roster of distinguished artists. Recent Orchestral solo engagements: Atlanta, Boston Pops, Detroit, National, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Rochester

Gallagher, Gillian (01-2), in the Attacca 4t, won the top prize at the 2006 Coleman Chamber Music Competition, also a prizewinner at the 2007 Plowman Chamber Music Competition

Dyrda, Jeffrey (03) among the first five recipients of $10,000 Developing Artist grants from the Hnatyshyn Foundation.

Wu, Belinda (04) in her first assignment for Reuters had an article picked up by several national newspapers and on-lone pages, including Boston Globe and San Diego Times.


Tenenbom, Steven (71-5, 89, 93, 01-2) in Orion 4t Middle Beethoven String 4ts Koch

Dreyfus, Karen (72-3): 4 new American works for viola and orchestra MMC  

Hyman, Judy (73-4) in The Horse Flies’: her song “Sally Ann” appears on Natalie Merchant’s recent release “Retrospective”, now available in stores and on-line.  Judy also is a featured player.

Georgi,Thomas (76)"Attilio Ariosti, The Stockholm Sonatas I" BIS

Bauchwitz-Karl, Monica (79-81, staff 98-99) in Contrasts, all-Rorem, and all-Kernis Arabesque

Brofsky, Natasha (80-2) in Peabody Trio Beethoven Op 70 Trios Artek

Kihlstedt, Carla (86) "Minamo" -- live and freely improvised violin and piano duets-- rave review in 11/15/07 NYTimes Henceforth

Hall Tompkins, Kelly (91-2) - her debut CD "In my own voice" with pianist Craig Ketter, released by MSR Classics, available at , has music by Bach, David Baker, Kreisler, St Saens, William Grant Still, Suk and Ysaye

Urioste, Elena (01)- her debut CD, with pianist Hugh Sung, available from has Sonatas by Beethoven and Janacek along with Hubay's Carmen Fantasy and a jewel by Engel

Kijanowska, Anna (04) Szymanowski Mazurkas (subsidized by Kosciuszko Foundation)


Hyman, Judy (73-4)in The Horse Flies’:has just completed work on a film titled “Disappearances”,which will premiere at the 2006 South by Southwest Film Festival in March.
Director:  Jay Craven; starring:  Kris Kristofferson, Gary Farmer,Genevieve Bujold, Luis Guzman, Charlie McDermott.  “ Based on the award-winning novel by Howard Frank Mosher, Disappearances is a tale of high-stakes whiskey-smuggling, a family's mysterious past, and a young boy’s rite of passage.  Just before the repeal of Prohibition, a father, desperate to save his Vermont farm near the Canadian border, journeys into the Canadian wilderness with his son,hoping to score big money on a whiskey-running escapade.”

Shyr, Angela (83-4, 86) just finished playing her first Hollywood film "The Legend of Lucy Keyes" (all 8 tracks of her are the orchestra) and is listed in the cast and crew!  It just
debuted at Coolidge Corner Theater and Somerville Theater in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Ryang, Leslie (88-91) wrote a song which won a prize at the annual Hong Kong Film Awards for "best movie theme song". Brad Pitt just bought the rights to remake the film in Hollywood.

Meyer, Aaron (88-9) did a soundtrack (30 min of original music) for a 13 part national public radio series called: "The Journey Continues" based on the Lewis & Clark Expedition.It ran on Oregon Pub Radio and now 36 public radio stations across the country have picked it up. That is his 5th released CD,and he is working on a 6th.

Nichols, Charles (89) created the Mountain Computer Music Festival, a one-night concert of new computer music held outside, with the audience encouragd to bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner.

Hall Tompkins, Kelly (91-2)- her project Music Kitchen-Food for the Soul Chamber Music Series for the Homeless has received exposure in Chamber Music America magazine, Spirituality and Health Magazine, a WKCR radio interview, mentions in Jazz Times, Downbeat Magazine and an interview on a cable tv show called "New Morning" on the Hallmark Channel.


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