[ in the press ]

Yale-trained opera singer Eric Barry joins Mizuno JPX golf team

barry_eric_webBy Joe Amarante • New Haven Register

Growing up in tiny Sundown, Texas, opera singer Eric Barry would find solace toward the end of a hard day by hitting golf balls from his front lawn to the first hole of the golf course across the street.

“And I’d take my putter and an 8 iron, and I’d play holes 2, 3, 4 and 5, and I’d walk back home,” Barry said.

At 33, Barry brings the same approach to golf as he does to singing. And he recently was rewarded for that connection, being chosen by Mizuno to be part of Team JPX, a 12-person roster of “game-improvement” amateurs to be featured in its Play Famously marketing campaign. MORE

Published September 2, 2014
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[ alumni ]

Jeremy Grall ’99 MM appointed to guitar faculty at Birmingham-Southern College

grall_jeremyGuitarist Jeremy Grall ’99 MM was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Music at Birmingham-Southern College. In the a tenure-track appointment, he will teach courses in classical guitar and musicology.

Jeremy earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Memphis in 2009, where he is also currently a PhD candidate (ABD) in Historical Musicology. Prior to this appointment, Jeremy was on the faculty at Sam Houston State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Nashville State Community College. MORE

Published September 2, 2014
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