Alumni Spotlight

Lucy Amen Warner publishes first children’s book

Friday, July 14, 2017   |  Spring Promise Productions
Lucy Amen Warner holds a copy of her children's book while sitting at a piano

Lucy Amen Warner (B.M., Music and Human Learning, 1975), Music Department chair at The Browning School in New York City, has just completed her first children's book Zap! Boom! Pow! Superheroes of Music. This new book for boys and girls ages 5-11, presents 12 famous composers as superheroes. It combines facts, a fun "superhero" element relating to each composer's life and music, and colorful illustrations. Published in December 2016, it has already reached thousands of children in public and private schools, homes and libraries.

Dan Kurland to join music staff of Germany’s Theater Hagen

Friday, July 14, 2017   |  Dan K Kurland

Dan Kurland (B.M., Music Performance, 2010) graduated in May with a D.M.A. in collaborative piano studies from The Juilliard School and will join the music staff of Theater Hagen in Hagen, Germany, in August. Over the summer, he will perform at the Aspen Music Festival and with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance Program.

Henry Smith selected as MASS Gallery Hotbox Resident Artist

Friday, July 14, 2017
Henry Smith works on shoes as part of an art exhibition.

Henry Smith (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) was named one of MASS Gallery's Hotbox resident artists, Aug. 7 to Sept. 9. The program features a series of multimedia installations and performances.

Wesley Schulz Appointed Associate Conductor of North Carolina Symphony

Friday, July 14, 2017
A portrait of Wesley Schulz

Wesley Schulz (M.M. 2008; D.M.A., Conducting, 2010) has been appointed associate conductor of the North Carolina Symphony.

Andrew Sigler Appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee

Friday, July 14, 2017
A portrait of Andrew Sigler

Andrew Sigler (D.M.A., Composition, 2014) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music Composition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Sigler served as Lecturer of Music Composition at Tennessee for three years prior to this appointment.

Madilynn Garcia selected for Rising Leader of Color theatre program

Monday, July 10, 2017   |  Broadway World

Department of Theatre and Dance alumna Madilynn Garcia was selected to participate in Rising Leader of Color, a program sponsored by Theatre Communications Group. The honor includes year-long curriculum designed to provide professional development and networking opportunities.

Carson Kreitzer named a MacDowell and Guggenheim Fellow

Thursday, June 29, 2017
A portrait of Carson Kreitzer

Carson Kreitzer (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2006) is a 2017 MacDowell Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow. Her musical LEMPICKA will have a workshop at Williamstown Theater Festival in August.