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Rochester Review
May-June 2010
Vol. 72, No. 5

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Eastman School of Music


Rosa Drake Julstrom (MA) (see ’46RC undergraduate).


Clifford Julstrom (PhD) (see ’46RC undergraduate).


Arnold Berleant ’55 (MA) writes: “I spent last October lecturing in Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, and China. My latest book, Sensibility and Sense: The Aesthetic Transformation of the Human World, has just been published by Imprint Academic. This book carries forward my project of enlarging the range of the aesthetic to embrace social and political values.”


Arnold Berleant (MA) (see ’53).


In December, Bill Cahn performed in four winter solstice concerts with the Paul Winter Consort at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. This year marked Paul Winter’s 30th annual winter solstice celebration. Bill has been a featured percussionist in the annual celebration since 1998.


Helen Conway Flynn ’72 W (MA) (see ’69 undergraduate).


Sheila Allen Yeomans (DMA) writes: “I am a professor of voice at Texas Christian University’s school of music. Last year I was invited to present master classes and a lecture on American art song at the Chopin Music University in Warsaw, Poland. I was accompanied on the trip by four of my students and a TCU pianist. I continue to enjoy teaching, making music, hiking, and brushing up on my languages at the Schlern International Music Festival in the Italian Dolomites each summer. For two years I have directed the TCU Project Canción Española Institute in the Interpretation of Spanish Song. On the faculty of the project is Arden Hopkin ’79 (DMA).


Arden Hopkin (DMA) (see ’75).


Ruth Morrow (MM) ’84, (MA) (see ’81)


Madeleine Mitchell (MM) sends an update. She was in St. Petersburg, Russia, in November performing as a violin soloist with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. She also gave a recital of British music including works from her recordings Violin Songs (Divine Art, 2007) and In Sunlight: Pieces for Madeleine Mitchell (NMC, 2005). In February, she toured in the United States with Ruth Morrow ’80 (MM), ’84 (MA) and John Gilbert and held recitals and master classes in Florida, California, and Portland, Ore. Madeleine is a professor of violin at the Royal College of Music in London. . . . A collection of Dan Locklair’s (DMA) compositions has been released on CD as The Music of Dan Locklair (Loft Recordings).


Chris Norton ’86 (MA) (see ’94).


Ruth Morrow (MA) (see ’81).


Chris Norton (MA) (see ’94).


Zeneba Bowers is the founder and artistic director of the Alias Chamber Ensemble in Nashville, Tenn. She writes: “I’m thrilled that Alias will be commissioning a new quartet for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano from Guggenheim fellow and Latin Grammy–winning composer, Gabriela Lena Frank.” She adds that the quartet will be cocommissioned by Vanderbilt University and the Schubert Club in St. Paul, Minn., which is headed by Kathleen Missall van Bergen ’98. This spring and summer, Zeneba and the Alias ensemble also plan a recording premiere on the Naxos American Classics label. Joining the ensemble on the marimba is Chris Norton ’83, ’86 (MA).


Zeneba Bowers (MM) (see ’94).


Donald (D. J.) Sparr has helped establish a composer-in-residence program for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in Virginia. As the first composer-in-residence, D. J. teaches classes and workshops for members of the Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra and composes new works for the group.


Kathleen Missall van Bergen (see ’94).


Greg Wilder (DMA), the founder of Orpheus Media Research in Philadelphia and the company’s chief science officer, has developed a content-based music search engine, Clio. Greg began developing the software while a commercial songwriter.


Daniel Ross Hinson (MM) received his doctor of musical arts degree in performance in voice from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro last December. Since graduating from the Eastman School, he has performed opera outreach and sung leading and secondary tenor roles with Opera Carolina, Opera New Jersey, Lake George Opera, Greensboro Opera, and the Ash Lawn Opera Festival.


Andrew Bawden (MM) is a member of the resident artist training program of the Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, N.Y. Andrew’s roles with the opera this season and last include Melchior in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Marullo in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Bob in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, Valentin in Gounod’s Faust, and Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.