Alumni harpist, Madison Harding . . .
recently won the principal harp position with Walt Disney World's Candlelight Orchestra. This is a full-time orchestra position.
Violinists Hallie Mosteler, Audrey Lund and Emma Jensen . . .
were accepted at the 2016 Saarburg Festival, Germany. All three will be entering their second year as Bachelor of Music students in August 2016.
Violinist Jamie Jackson was accepted . . .
into the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and was selected runner up in their concerto competition.
Violist Jacob Davis was accepted . . .
into the Meadowmount Summer School for strings.
The orchestra program has just been named the host for the 2016 National Conference of the College Orchestra Director’s Association, which will be held in Salt Lake City January 2016.
The Graduate String Quartet won the national MTNA Chamber Music Competition for 2014, held in March in Chicago, IL.
Professors Hasse Borup, violin, and Heather Conner, piano, have just released their CD of 20th century American Composer Vincent Persichetti works (Naxos).
The Graduate String Quartet won first place
The Graduate String Quartet won first place at the MTNA Regional Chamber Music Competition in January 2013, allowing them to continue to the national finals in Chicago in March.
The Graduate Quartet attended the Robert Mann String Quartet Seminar
The Graduate Quartet attended the prestigious Robert Mann String Quartet Seminar by invitation with four other university quartets at the Manhattan School in New York City in January 2013.
Naxos American Classics Will Release Recordings By Associate Professor Hasse Borup, Violin, And Professor Heather Conner, Piano
In February 2014, Naxos American Classics will release Associate Professor Hasse Borup, violin, and Professor Heather Conner, piano, world premiere recordings of the 20th century composer Vincent Persichetti. It includes Sonata for Violin and Piano, op 14, which was rediscovered by Borup after being lost for over 70 years.
Danielle Lewis received an honorable mention
MM Violin student Danielle Lewis received an honorable mention in the Solo Division at the MTNA Regional Competition in January 2013.
Leslie Henrie appointed director of Bruin Chamber Orchestra
Alumna Leslie Henrie (2013) was appointed director of the Salt Lake Community College's new Bruin Chamber Orchestra in 2013.
Eugene Dyson performed in the Festival of Color
Undergraduate violist Eugene Dyson performed in the Festival of Color in South Carolina in October 2013.
Denson Angulo selected as principal bass for the Salt Lake Symphony
Assistant Professor Lecturer and Alumnus Denson Angulo (2013) was selected as principal bass for the Salt Lake Symphony in fall 2013.
David Yavornitzky selected to perform Henze Concerto for Contrabass with Utah Symphony
David Yavornitzky, adjunct professor of double bass, was selected to perform the Henze Concerto for Contrabass with the Utah Symphony, in February 2013; its first performance by a major American orchestra since the premier by the Chicago Symphony in 1967.
The Graduate String Quartet attended the Julliard Quartet Seminar
The Graduate String Quartet attended the prestigious Julliard Quartet Seminar in summer 2013 in New York City.
Hasse Borup and Heather Conner will make a world premiere
Faculty violinist Hasse Borup and Pianist Heather Conner will make a rare world premiere of a lost 70-year-old sonata by one of the most prolific and important American artists of the 20th Century, Vincent Persichetti, on September 30, 2012.
Utah Chamber Music Competition gave $2k in cash and scholarship prizes
Our student-run 2012 Utah Chamber Music Competition attracted 21 student ensembles from the west and gave out $2k in cash and scholarship prizes.
Honors String Quartet toured England
Members of the Honors String Quartet toured England with the Utah Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra in 2012, receiving rave reviews.