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Viola alumnus Jacob Adams joins faculty of University of Alabama

jacob-adams-webJacob Adams ’06 MM, ’07 AD has been appointed Assistant Professor of Viola at the University of Alabama School of Music in Tuscaloosa. The appointment will begin in the fall of 2015.

In addition, Adams’ article, “What’s in a Name? Ladislav Vycpálek and his Suite for Solo Viola” will be published in the fall 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Viola Society.

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Published April 10, 2015
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Andrew Norman named new director of L.A. Phil’s Composer Fellowship Program

Andrew Norman

Andrew Norman

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced on April 7 that composer Andrew Norman ’09 AD has been named the new Director of the Composer Fellowship Program (CFP). Norman is already actively involved in the application and selection process for the next class of high school-aged Composer Fellows, who will begin the two-year fellowship with the LA Phil in the fall of 2015.

Building on the legacy of CFP Founder Steven Stucky and outgoing/current Program Director James Matheson, Norman will cultivate the talent of young composers through intensive, firsthand experiences, including lessons, reading sessions, lectures, LA Phil concerts and encounters with today’s most notable composers. Additionally, Norman will guide each of the Fellows during the composition process of their new works for orchestra, a process that culminates with each work being premiered in concert by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall. MORE

Published April 10, 2015
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