Celebrating Student Achievement

As we near the end of another lively and eventful academic year, our students have begun to decide where they will be spending their summer and, for those graduating in May, where they will head to next. Many of our students have been accepted into prestigious, highly competitive summer festivals, and graduate programs including the Aspen Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, Indiana University, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, the Eastman School of Music and many more. Others will be attending international conferences as presenters. Below is a complete list.    

Summer Music Festivals and Conferences

American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria
-Charles “Austin” Piper, graduate student, baritone

Aspen Music Festival
-Spencer Boyd, graduate student, tenor

Berlin Opera Academy
-Heather Morrison, undergraduate voice performance, soprano

Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Festival (Canada)
-Tiago Carvalho e Silva, graduate student, clarinet

International Society for Music Education in Baku, Azerbaijan
-Kristin Coen-Mishlan, Doctoral Candidate in Music Education (ABD), presenting “Mentors, Role Models, and Goals: Experiences of Female Band Directors in The United States" and "Photographic Representation of Gender in the Music Educators Journal: Postwar America."
-Kristin Koterba, Doctoral Candidate in Music Education, presenting “Tracking Notes: Helping Students with Reading Disabilities Comprehend Music Notation” and “How Does It Go? An Ear Training Case Study of Middle School Band Students.” She and Dr. Craig Resta will also present “Cultural Chameleons: Deciphering Music Teaching in Different Regions of the United States.”

International Summer Opera Festival in Morelia, Mexico
-Mackenzie Wells, undergraduate voice performance, soprano

Kent/Blossom Music Festival
-Paula Castañeda, graduate student, violin
-Viviana Pinzón, graduate student, cello

Miami Music Festival, Studio Program
-Bronte Lucci, BM in Voice ('17), soprano

New York Lyric Opera Theatre
-Alexandra Hartenstein, undergraduate voice performance, soprano

Graduate Studies Beginning Fall 2018

Arizona State University
-Malcolm Jones, conducting, DMA in Conducting with graduate assistantship

University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music
-Raleigh Ferguson, saxophone, MM in Performance

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
-Spencer Boyd, tenor, DM in Performance studying with Carol Vaness

Kent State University, Hugh A. Glauser School of Music
-Natalie Butchko, mezzo-soprano, MM in Voice with graduate assistantship

Ohio State University
-Abby Dodds, MS in Music Therapy with graduate assistantship

University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music
-Haoyun Guo, saxophone, MM in Performance

University of California-Riverside
-Nattapol Wisuttipat, Ethnomusicology, Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology with a fellowship and assistantship

University of Georgia
- Seung Hyun Yoo, composition and piano, DMA with a graduate assistantship

University of Oklahoma
-Daniel Milan is a 2013 graduate of Kent State University and studied with Donna Lee. Currently he is pursuing his DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. On June 2 he will have his Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall debut as the winner of the Golden Key Debut International Piano Competition 2018.

University of Pittsburgh
-Maya Brown, Ethnomusicology, Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology with full fellowship

University of South Carolina
- Qiaoni Liu, piano, DMA with graduate assistantship



POSTED: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:12pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:42pm