Frank Campos (trumpet) was featured recently on NPR's Performance Todayplaying an original solo piece he performed on a Syracuse Society for New Music concert.
Richard Faria (clarinet) had a recording of music by Stephen Hartke listed in the San Jose Mercury News article on "Recommended Summer Listening." The reviewer wrote "The performances here, by the Los Angeles Piano Quartet, clarinetist Richard Faria, violinist Ellen Jewett and pianist Xak Bjerken, are exceptional; they breathe this music."
Jeffery Meyer (orchestra) recently appeared in the Hermitage Theatre with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic (www.st-pcp.org) in the opening concert of the 14th International Musical Olympus Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, featuring young international prize winners as soloists, including the principal bassoon of the Kirov Orchestra. Other orchestras represented in the festival include the Mariinsky Orchestra and St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Later in the summer he will appear for the second time in Manilla, Philippines with the FILharmoniKA Orchestra in an all-American program supported by the US Embassy with works by Copland, Barber, Bernstein and Dello Joio.
Deborah Rifkin (theory) will present a paper on "The Post-Tonal Quick Switch in the Aural Skills Classroom" at the Musical Ear Conference to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana on Sept. 25, 2009. Also, her essay, "Telling a Textured Tale: A Narrative Music Analysis of Jennifer Higdon's blue cathedral," was accepted for inclusion in a book titled Analytic Essays on Music by Women Composers.
Lee Goodhew Romm (bassoon) is continuing her study of the baroque at a baroque bassoon workshop in NYC during June and at the Amherst Early Music Festival in July.
Dana Wilson (composition) had the following works recorded: "Concerto for Trumpet and String Orchestra" by Rex Richardson, trumpet, Montreal, Canada. "Musings" recorded by Gail Williams and Jennifer Hayghe."Shallow Streams, Deep Rivers" recorded by the Chicago Chamber Musicians.Horn Concerto by hornist Adam Unsworth (formerly of the Philadelphia Orchestra) and the University of Michigan Symphonic Band"Liquid Ebony" (concerto for clarinet and wind ensemble or orchestra) by John Parrette and the U.S. Military Band at West Point."Calling, Ever Calling…" (concerto for oboe and wind ensemble) recording by oboist Mark Hill and the University of Maryland Wind Symphony. His chamber music wasthe topic of a doctoral dissertation at the University of Minnesota and featured at the doctoral recital; and "Masks" was the topic of a DMA thesis at USC.