Archive for May 2008

May 2008

THE BRYN MAWR CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
NEWSLETTER
MAY 2008

STUDENT NEWS

Samantha van Adelsburg, a voice student of Bronwyn Fix-Keller, was one of twelve performers chosen from a field of fifty-three competitors to sing in the final recital at the Rowan University Young Vocal Scholars Camp.  She was also awarded a position as a member of the professional choir at St. John’s Church in Bala Cynwyd.

Kelly Brobson, a voice student of Judith Malis, sang both alto and soprano solos in the West Chester University Concert Choir’s performances of Handel’s Dixit Dominus under the direction of David P. DeVenney at the West Chester University Performing Arts Center and at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Ardmore in February.

Brian Cai, a piano student of Marcantonio Barone, received honorable mention in the thirteen- to fifteen-year-old division of the 2008 West Chester University of Pennsylvania Annual Piano Competition.

James Carino, a piano student of Laurie Ticehurst, plays keyboard in the Radnor Middle School Jazz band and was a co-composer of the school musical this year.  He also plays alto saxophone in the eighth-grade band and studied bass guitar at the Summer Music Program at Harcum College over the summer.

Anil Chitrapu, a piano student of Laurie Ticehurst, sang at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia as a member of Wissahickon High School’s Camerata.  As an actor, he performed the rôle of the Old Man in the play Prelude to a Kiss, and in the musical Chess in productions at his school.  He also continues his advanced lessons in Indian classical vocal music and has given concerts at the Bharatiya Temple in Montgomeryville.

Leah Golub, a voice student of Bronwyn Fix-Keller, sang the rôle of Sally Simpson in Harriton High School’s production of The Who’s Tommy in November.

Nathan D’Ignazio, a twelve-year-old piano student of Marcantonio Barone, performed the Schubert Impromptu Opus 90 № 4 at Lang Concert Hall at Swarthmore College in March at a benefit concert for Strath Haven High School’s ‘A Better Chance’ program.

David Lee, a piano student of Laurie Ticehurst and a third-grade student at the Radnor Elementary School, has been asked to play trumpet in the fifth-grade band at his school.

Kevin Li, a piano student of Marcantonio Barone, won first prize in the thirteen- to fifteen-year-old division of the 2008 West Chester University of Pennsylvania Annual Piano Competition and second place in the Junior Piano division of the 2008 Tri-County Concerts Association Youth Festival.

Stephen Li, a piano student of Marcantonio Barone, performed a recital at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr in January.

Mitchell Lyon, a composition student of Benjamin C. S. Boyle, has been accepted as a cello major at the Juilliard School.

Rouzbeh Mashayekhi, a guitar student of Emiliano Pardo-Tristán, performed at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia on 9 March in the public semifinal round of the High School Division of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Competition.

Angela Petrone, a piano student of Laurie Ticehurst, was pianist of the 2007 Archdiocesan Jazz Band.  As an oboist, she is a member of the Delaware Valley Young Musicians’ Orchestra, the All-Catholic Band, the All-Catholic Orchestra, and the pit orchestra for the annual musical-theater production of Cardinal O’Hara High School.

Mary Punshon, a voice student of Kathryna Barone, performed in ThespisEtc.’s production of Yeomen of the Guard by Gilbert and Sullivan in February.  A review on the website RyanBunch.com declared that “Punshon is in a class by herself—an accomplished classical singer and a wonderful actor, she is the consummate artist in the role of Elsie.”

Elizabeth Reeves, a voice student of Kathryna Barone and Perry Brisbon and a piano student of Mackenzie Carlson, won the Vocal Prize for area Catholic High School students.

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