Dr. Justin Morell, assistant professor of music, composed Concerto for Guitar and Jazz Orchestra, which he performed with Adam Rogers, guitarist, and the Frost Concert Jazz Band of the University of Miami and its conductor, John Daversa. A reviewer for All About Jazz called it “a product of great beauty and depth,” and it can be purchased on ArtistShare, Amazon, and iTunes, among other avenues.
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Three musicians who met at LVC—Phil Freeman ’11, Jonny Ross ’12 (O’Neil), and Ben Guiles—are receiving national notoriety after their band, Small Town Titans, remade the holiday classic, “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch.” The York Dispatch covered the story after the group’s video passed 22 million views.
Frances Borowsky, adjunct instructor of music, cello, was invited by the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture to perform works by Brahms and Dvořák for a 125th anniversary celebration of Antonín Dvořák, at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage of Carnegie Hall on December 18. Borowsky, who began teaching at LVC in fall 2017, has performed internationally as soloist and chamber musician in venues such as Carnegie Weill Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Penderecki European Music Centre with the likes of the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, and Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Johannes Dietrich, Newton and Adelaide Burgner Professor in Instrumental Music and conductor of the LVC Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, earned third place in The American Prize in Orchestral Programming contest, the Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award, 2017–2018. The national competition included finalists Cornell University, Davidson College, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Washington. According to their release, The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, national competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles, and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings.
Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, professor of music and College organist, gave a concert tour in Brazil recently, including an appearance with the Mogi das Cruzes Orchestra at the Festival do Inverno, the largest classical music festival in Latin America. Her work was covered by several Brazilian media outlets. This year, Moorman-Stahlman was joined on the trip by Dr. Sharon G. Davis, director of music education, and three music education students—Robin McAnally ’18, Abby Stoner ’19, and Rachel Schulz ’19—to travel to four cities in Brazil. They gave workshops in handbells, tone chimes, bucket drumming, and boomwhackers, and the students performed handbell concerts.
Henry Devorick ’20, an audio & music production and music double major, was named VALE Artist of the Year becoming just the third artist to receive a contract with VALE Music Group, the College’s student-run record label. As VALE’s newest artist, Devorick opened for We The Kings during ValleyFest and release an EP, Nelson’s Umbrella, during VALE’s Spring Festival.
Robert Tesoriero ’19, a biochemistry & molecular biology major and music minor from Ridgewood, N.J., received an Honorable Mention accolade in the field of life sciences from The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Tesoriero plans to pursue a Ph.D. in biotechnology. He was mentored by Dr. Walter Patton, chair and associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Michelle Rasmussen, assistant professor of chemistry. Dr. Philip Benesch, director of external scholarships & fellowships, helped guide Tesoriero through the process.