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Alumnus Mingzhe Wang appointed to Michigan State University faculty


Mingzhe Wang

Clarinet alumnus Mingzhe Wang ’03 MM ’06 MMA ’12 DMA has been appointed Associate Professor of Clarinet in the College of Music at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Wang will join the faculty at MSU in August 2016.


About Mingzhe Wang

Clarinetist Mingzhe Wang, native of Wuhan, China, first studied clarinet at the age of 9. His first public performance was at the age of 10 and by age 11 he was admitted to the Wuhan Conservatory and subsequently the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 1997, Mr. Wang came to the US to study at the Harid Conservatory of Music at Lynn University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2001. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University, where he also obtained his Masters degree and Artist Diploma. MORE

Published April 28, 2016
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Vadim Serebryany to join Ithaca College faculty


Vadim Serebryany

Vadim Serebryany ’00 MMA ’06 DMA has been appointed Assistant Professor of Piano in the School of Music at Ithaca College. Serebryany will join fellow YSM alumnus and pianist Dmitry Novgorodsky, who joined Ithaca’s faculty in April 2015. MORE

Published March 12, 2016
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Henry Kramer to join Smith College faculty

kramer_henry_webPianist Henry Kramer ’13 AD, ’15 MMA was recently appointed the Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in piano at Smith College.

Originally from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Henry Kramer is a budding presence on the concert stage both nationally and internationally. A winner of Astral Artists’ 2014 National Auditions, Mr. Kramer was also a top prizewinner in the 2010 National Chopin Competition, the 2011 Montreal International Music Competition, and the 2012 China Shanghai International Piano Competition, as well as the recipient of the Harvard Musical Association’s 2014 Arthur Foote Award. MORE

Published June 22, 2015
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Percussion alumni win orchestra, faculty appointments


Ji Hye Jung

Ji Hye Jung ’09 MM was appointed Associate Professor of Percussion at Vanderbilt University. For the past six years, she has been Associate Professor of Percussion at the University of Kansas.

That newly open position at the University of Kansas will be filled by Michael Compitello ’09MM, ’12MMA, who has been serving as Director of Percussion at Cornell University.

Mike Compitello | photo by Matt Fried

Mike Compitello | photo by Matt Fried


Georgi Videnov

In addition, Georgi Videnov ’15 MM was recently appointed Assistant Timpanist and Percussionist in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for the 2015–2016 season. MORE

Published May 15, 2015
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Zachary Wadsworth ’07 MM to join Williams College faculty

wadsworth-zach-webZachary Wadsworth ’07 MM has accepted a tenure-track job as Assistant Professor of Music Composition at Williams College. The prestigious liberal arts college is located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The appointment begins in the fall of 2015.

The 2015–2016 season will include a performance of Wadsworth’s music by the Richmond Symphony and a premiere at the national conference of the American Guild of Organists. In addition, his music will be included on albums by the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble, Luminous Voices, and tenor Dennis Tobenski. MORE

Published April 13, 2015
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Chad Burrow ’01MM appointed professor of clarinet at University of Michigan

Chad Burrow, clarinet

Chad Burrow ’01MM has been appointed to the prestigious position of professor of clarinet at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

The winner of prizes and awards from the 2001 Young Concert Artist International Competition in New York City, the 2000 Woolsey Hall Competition, the 2000 Artist International Competition, and the 1997 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the European press has said that Chad Burrow performs with “brilliant technique and tonal beauty mixed with an expressive ferocity.” In a summer of 2007 review, the Danish critic Henrik Svane went on to describe a Burrow performance as virtuosity, energy, and power without compromise. It is no surprise that Burrow was the only American clarinetist invited to participate in the 2003 Munich Competition. MORE

Published April 14, 2009
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