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Ketevan Kartvelishvili won First Place at American Protege International Concerto Competition and will perform a winner's recital on May 26th at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Associate Professor of Music Jorge Muniz’s work “Funk” for guitar and violin was given its Philadelphia premiere on Monday, February 25, at Temple University. His work, Piano Quintet No. 2, “The Mississippi,” was given its world premiere at the International Piano Festival in Spain.
Compositions by Adjunct Assistant Professor in Music Marjorie Rusche, excerpts from Songs of Love and Death and Comments, both song cycles for soprano and piano, will be performed on CrossCURRENT, a concert interfacing new American music and traditional arias.  Presented by Underworld Productions Opera Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University, 24 West 12th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York, New York.  

Voice students Julius Miller, Josiah South, Brooke Janowski, and Lauren Desrosiers are represented IUSB in the American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The following students participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Great Lakes Regional Auditions last Saturday, February 21 at Ball State University in Muncie: Qinyue Liu and Tamra Garrett, sopranos; Katelyn Andrysiak (received Honorable Mention), mezzo-soprano; Christopher Hardy, Julius C. Miller, III (second place winner), Lawrence Mitchell-Matthews (first place winner and winner of the Jessye Norman prize for most outstanding junior/senior in the region), baritones. The region includes Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and the province of Ontario. All of the listed students study with Assistant Professor of Voice Jessica McCormack and were accompanied by Assistant Professor of Music Geoffrey Duce.

Lecturer in Fine Arts Casey Lard will be showing Carburetor #3 & Carburetor #4 at the South Bend Museum of Art in the Community Gallery through May 11, 2014. This summer she mentored students in the Museum's Summer Studio College Residency Program. This exhibition includes the work of the two residents as well as her own. The exhibition's opening reception coincides with the museum's other First Friday events.

Lecturer in Music and second violinist of the Euclid Quartet Jacob Murphy wrote an article that appeared in the January issue of Strings magazine, the United States' leading magazine for professional and amateur string players. The article discussed Bartok's first string quartet, and included advice on studying, rehearsing, and preparing the work, along with historical and biographical context. The article is available online only through subscription, but print copies of the magazine can be ordered here.

Student Julius C. Miller III appeared in an interview on WNIT television discussing his published composition.

Marvin Curtis appeared in an interview on WNIT Television discussing the new Louise E. Addicott & Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall.  You can view the interview at - -