UConn Alumna Rachel Feldman appointed Professor at Connecticut College
Congratulations to Rachel Feldman (BA '17) on her appointment at Connecticut College.
As a Connecticut native, Rachel began her musical training with the Elm City Girls’ Choir in New Haven. She has since returned to the organization to conduct on tours to Canada, China, and during their annual summer camp. Rachel received her bachelor’s at the University of Connecticut where she studied conducting with Dr. Jamie Spillane and voice with Meredith Ziegler. While at UConn, she assisted in conducting the Festival Chorus and the choir at Storrs Congregational Church.
In addition to conducting, Rachel remains active as a singer. At Westminster, she was a featured member of Westminster Choir, Westminster Symphonic Choir and Westminster Kantorei. She currently performs with the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, the professional choir for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recent solo work includes Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles, J.S. Bach Cantata 45, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.
André Raphel Appointed as Assistant Professor of Music
The Department of Music at the University of Connecticut announces the appointment of Maestro André Raphel as Assistant Professor of Music and Music Director of the UConn Symphony Orchestra. Raphel was selected after a national search.
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Professor Earl MacDonald wins Independent Music Award
Professor Earl MacDonald, Director of Jazz Studies, received an award in the Jazz Music Producer category of the 17th Independent Music Awards for his CD, "Open Borders". More information about the Independent Music Awards can be found at: http://independentmusicawards.com/.
Matthew Chiu Receives the 2019 Arthur J. Komar Award
Matthew Chiu, BM Music Theory ('16), was one of the recipients of the 2019 Arthur J. Komar Award.
In Tempo Wins 2019 Adolf Busch Award
In Tempo, founded by Angie Durell, BM Violin Performance ('11), was awarded the 2019 Adolf Busch Award.