Music: Student Honors, Awards, Publications, and Other Activities

Kinan Azmeh (Music/Performance, Clarinet) continues his busy performance schedule throughout the U.S. Recent appearances include Festival Arabesque in the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage series, an Arabian Nights concert with the Los Angeles Pacific Symphony, a Music for Peace concert at New York City’s Saint Peter’s Church, and concerts at the Players Theatre in New York. Kinan is also an active member of Musicians for Harmony, an organization founded in the wake of September 11, 2001, to foster peace and dialogue among individuals of different cultures, ethnicities, and religions through musical performances, educational activities, and cross-cultural exchange. (posted 3-09)

Meebae Lee (Music) was awarded an American Association for University Women International Doctoral Fellowship ($20,000) for the academic year 2008-2009. (posted 1-09)

Mario Mazzoli (Music/Composition) opened an art gallery in Berlin, which will specialize in art with a musical emphasis, including “sound-art installations” and new compositions, both electronic and acoustic. Galerie Mario Mazzoli will also host concerts and seminars on contemporary music.  (posted 3-09)

Richard Porterfield (Music/Theory) was the chief music consultant for the PBS documentary The Music Instinct: Science and Song, which explores music, evolution, and the brain. The film aired in June 2009 on PBS.

Zachary Seldess (Music/Composition) has been awarded a summer 2009 residency at ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie) in Karlsruhe, Germany. During the residency he will compose and premiere a virtual sound installation that will include both audio and video elements. (posted 3-09)


Submitted on: DEC 31, 2009

Category: Music Ph.D. - D.M.A, Students Honors, Awards, and Publications