August 21st, 2013
Bradley Genevro, associate professor of music, was appointed as the new conductor and artistic director of the Philadelphia Wind Symphony, an adult wind symphony for high-quality players who share a common goal of engaging the community by bringing the best literature and performances of the band and wind ensemble tradition to Center City Philadelphia.
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March 26th, 2012
Kristy Pavlis `13, a music education major studying trumpet, was a semi-finalist in the National Trumpet Competition recently held at George Mason University.
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September 6th, 2011
Linda Tedford, director of choral activities at Messiah College and director of the Susquehanna Chorale, has been awarded the prestigious Elaine Brown Award for Choral Excellence from the American Choral Directors Association of Pennsylvania (ACDA). The award is given annually to a veteran choral director who exemplifies outstanding work in choral art.
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January 13th, 2011
Yen Yu “Jenny” Chen, a 15-year-old pianist from the Philadelphia area, will perform Maurice Ravel’s “Piano Concerto in G” with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Jan. 15 and 16 as a result of her excellent performance during Messiah’s Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Rising Stars Concerto Competition in 2010. Chen won the Rising Stars competition and, therefore, the privilege of playing the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.
Stuart Malina, music director for Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra said of Chen and her young age in a January 9 Patriot-News article, “Is there some risk? Yes,” he said. “But after listening to her play, it’s clear she has a big career ahead of her.”
Both performances are at the Forum in Harrisburg. The Jan. 15 performance is at 8 p.m. and the Jan. 16 performance is at 3 p.m.
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