Category: Alumni News

Esteemed Alumna Named Composer in Residence of Chicago Symphony

Missy Mazzoli (BUTI ’98, BM ’02) has been appointed Composer in Residence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. During her two-year appointment, Missy will write a commissioned work to be premiered in the orchestra’s 2019-2020 season. Missy has been called “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers” by the New York Times. Her music has […]

MFA students debut their work at NYC Gallery

Map: Work from Boston University and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts MFA students June 22-July 8 Opening Reception: June 22, 6-8 pm 1969 Gallery 103 Allen St., New York, NY Didier William and Josephine Halvorson, artists, professors, and chairs of their respective MFA programs, have collaborated to present a selection of their students’ work […]

We the People of CFA: Seeing the Connections & Uniting a Community

Armed with imagination and a love of bold colors, CFA alum Mia Cross creates public art for Boston neighborhood focused on a collective American identity. Spark Volume 3, Issue 3 | by Rebecca McDade Blue. Brown. Green. Hazel. We check boxes indicating our eye color when standing in line at the DMV and in our […]

Categories: Alumni News, Visual Arts

CFA reacts to Obama presidential portraits

February 13, 2018 How often is the national conversation focused on art and artists? Perhaps the latest blockbuster film or surprise album release captures the attention of millions, but the acquisition of two portraits sparking a nation-wide conversation? A rare phenomenon. Artists and alumni from the CFA community naturally had some thoughts on the Smithsonian’s […]

Categories: Alumni News, Visual Arts

BU Trombone Alumna wins 2nd Place for The American Prize in Instrumental Performance!

From the International Trombone Association Newsletter: Brittany Lasch (DMA ’16) has won second in the American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2017-18, in the professional division. Lasch was selected from applications reviewed this past fall from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the […]

Schools: Music

Project STEP Hires BU Alumna as Artistic Director

Project STEP (String Training Education Program) hires new Artistic Director, Jin-Kyung Joen (DMA ’09). Jin-Kyung Joen, Artistic Director and violinist, has enjoyed a multi-faceted teaching and performing career on three continents. She has performed extensively as a member of I Filarmonici di Torino, Accademia Romana, I Soloisti Aquilani, and the Revere Piano Quartet, as well […]

Categories: Alumni News, Music, Strings

BU Alumnus Wins Illustrious Julius Herford Prize

Michael Driscoll (DMA Choral Conducting 2016), has received the illustrious Julius Herford Prize from the American Choral Director’s Association. His dissertation was entitled “Jan Dismas Zelenka’s ‘Dixit Dominus’ Settings Within the Context of the Dresden Hofkapelle,” and comments from the prize selection committee included ‘well-documented and to-be-applauded reasoning” and “a model of outstanding research and […]

Categories: Alumni News, Conducting, Music