Dr. Zheng led another successful Global Summer Institute of Music the first week in August at VCU. A group of more than 70 musicians, students and parents from around the globe spent an enriching week at VCU presenting concerts and being immersed in a variety of both artistically and culturally inspiring events such as lectures, masterclasses, workshops, English conversations, and excursions to the VMFA and the nation’s Capitol.
Horn student Gloria Ramirez played an outstanding mock audition with members of the USMC President’s Own Band horn section in May. The reviewing committee remarked at Gloria’s positive energy and level of preparation.
Richmond Music Teachers Association (RMTA) awarded Jordyn Burton an RMTA Collegiate scholarship in recognition of her strong work.
Supported by a Department of Music Student Research Grant, Emory Freeman attended the Buffet Clarinet Academy this past summer and writes about his experience at his blog.
Trevor White was profiled in the VCU News story “Rising Freshman Finds His Voice Through Vocal Arts Project.”
Stephanie Barrett is attending the Lynn Conservatory to pursue graduate work with David Cole.
Jack Flores received a full tuition + stipend Graduate Assistantship at Florida State University to pursue his graduate work with Greg Sauer.
Lanjiabao Ge accepted a full teaching assistantship and living stipend to attend the University of Miami Frost School of Music for fall 2016.
Malcolm Jones is attending San Jose State with a scholarship and a waiver of out-of-state tuition. He is studying vocal performance and choral conducting.
Hannah Standiford’s project, “Shadow Ballads,” was performed at the University of Richmond, and was profiled in the Richmond Times Dispatch.
Eric Jacobs is tenured in the Seattle Symphony, and performed a series of concerts to bring music to those behind bars.
Rustin “Cetch” Waters has accepted the position of Band Director at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach.
Anna Bishop is beginning her second season as a violinist with the Richmond Symphony.
Aaron Jones is attending graduate school at Arizona State University.