Faculty Kudos | Suzuki success and voted the best

Justin Alexander ‘s percussion duo Novus Percutere (with Dr. Luis Rivera, University of South Alabama) was recently featured on the debut album from the Music And / As Process Society on the UK-based Reductive Music Label.

Paul Bakeman was named by Richmond Magazine as “Best school art or music teacher” for the Hanover region as part of the 2017 “Best & Worst” poll.

Karmalita Bawar was accepted as a researcher for the International Suzuki Piano Workshop in Philadelphia and unanimously voted as Secretary to the Suzuki Piano Basics Foundation. This fall, Bawar will lead a Master Class Workshop hosted by the Atlanta Area Suzuki Piano Association (AASPA).

Steven Cunningham earned an endorsement with Cannonball Musical Instruments as a trumpet artist.

Erin Freeman and the Richmond Symphony Chorus were recognized by Richmond Magazine as the Best Community Band/Orchestra/Choir as part of the 2017 “Best & Worst” poll.

Sandy Goldie has published a new book, “String Instruments: Purchasing, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and More” through Meredith Music Publications/Hal Leonard. She will also present at the upcoming 2017 Society for Music Teacher Education Conference where she will discuss school-university teaching partnerships and highlight VCU Music’s partnership with St. Andrew’s School.

Alice Hammel has published a new book, “Teaching Music To Students With Special Needs: A Practical Resource” through Oxford University Press.