CUA Violinists in the News
Violin instructor Emil Chudnovsky and D.M.A. alumna Solomia Gorokhivska appear in an article in the Washington Post about violin making! Local violin maker, Howard Needham was profiled in this article that outlines the time and work that goes into producing a top-tier instrument. Read more.
Student Joins National Philharmonic
DMA student Arminé Chamasyan Graham has recently won membership in the National Philharmonic after competing in a rigorous blind audition involving two dozen professional violinists. The orchestra is in residence at the Music Center at Strathmore, has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, with world renowned soloists such as Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Leon Fleisher and Richard Stoltzman, and each year performs for 20,000 elementary school students in Montgomery County Maryland.
CUA Returning to Carnegie Hall
This Fall, the CUA Symphony Orchestra returned to Carnegie Hall in NY, where they presented a program at Weill Hall. Alumni and faculty will also presented concerts on the preceding days. These three concerts (October 31st, and November 1st and 2nd) were generously hosted by La Gesse Foundation. Learn more.
Composition Student Published in Choral Journal
Senior composition major Joshua Armenta has been published with the cover story for October's issue of Choral Journal, the official magazine of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). In his article "Colonial Nationalism in the Music of William Billings", Armenta explores Billing's early-American nationalism in his hymn "Chester." The October issue of Choral Journal is available now.
The New England Psalm-Singer or American Chorister, containing nationalist hymns composed by William Billings.