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Monica Germino '90Monica Germino ’90  recently played the world premiere of La Girò (2011) by Louis Andriessen at MITO Settembre Musica Festival.  Louis Andriessen’s La Girò for violin and large ensemble features Monica Germino as soloist, and has a distinctly Italian theme. The title refers to Anna Girò, a high-profile singer and muse of Antonio Vivaldi.  Andriessen: “The piece would not have become the 'performance' it is without its dedicatee, the violinist Monica Germino. The soloist (La Girò, perhaps?) does not only play the violin. She also sings an Italian song, whispers and talks, tells stories and dreams.” The United States debut of La Giro takes place on February 28 at the Green Umbrella located in Walt Disney Hall; Los Angeles, CA.  Monica continues to tour and perform with the Electra ensemble for new music. 2012-01-26

Mark F. DeWitt '90 MM (photo: Jim Block)Mark F. DeWitt ’90 M.M.completed his first year as the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In this newly created position, Mark will be developing a B.A. degree program and research center in traditional music at an institution situated in a region known as an incubator for Cajun music, zydeco, blues, and other American vernacular musics. This year he taught courses on world, Cajun, and zydeco music, as well as conducting a Cajun music ensemble. The University also hosted two-time Grammy winners BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet as artists in residence. The Cajun music ensemble played a concert in the fall with the University Wind Ensemble of commissioned new arrangements for Cajun band and wind ensemble.  DeWitt also hosted a symposium with faculty from across the campus to discuss the formation of an interdisciplinary Center for Traditional Music.  This appointment follows the 2008 publication of his book by University Press of Mississippi: Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California: Modern Pleasures in a Postmodern World. 2011-11-17

David Begnoche '90, Trombone Performance David Begnoche ’90 has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Trombone at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Tex. Previously on the faculty at the Longy School of Music, David has also served as artist-in-residence at Northeastern University and chamber music coach at Harvard University. David is also an active performer who has appeared with a wide variety of artists, from his own trombone quartet, Stentorian Consort, to the Sarasota Opera, to Barry White. A recipient of the Priddy Fellowship in Arts Leadership, David is a dedicated performer of new music and a strong advocate for American music in particular. He currently resides in Denton, Tex. 2009-08-25

Mark Flegg '90, Music EducationMark Flegg ’90 recently joined the faculty at Wayne State University, where he teaches applied trumpet. 2009-08-04






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Luiz Britto Passos Amato, Jesus Manuel Berard, Brandon Campbell, Jason Campbell, Marius Diaz-Lleal, Ariadne Elisseeff, Andres Etchenique, Ney Fialkow, Javier Pablo Gimenez-Noble, Steven B. Golden, Chin Yung Hahn, Kuan-Chih Barry Hsu, Kuan-Chih Hsu, Roglit Ishay, Bok Hee Jang, Yehudit Michelle Kashi, Michiko Katsura, Buhso Kim, Mikako Kondo, Kyung-Jin Lee, Krishna Levy, Joao Miguel Vassalo Neves Lourenco, Marlene Luciano-Perez, Marc Malgiolio, Michael David Marcus, Paul Marleyn, Sae Minohara, Yuko Mitsuhashi, Sunwon Moon, Christina Manalo Ocampo, Keiko Suzuki Ono, Hae-jeong Park, Dongyun Park, Ken Rich, Alan C. Rosen, Pedro Sarmiento, Dov Michael Shiller, Heide Sibley, Keiko Suzuki, Tina Tandela, Sidney A. Waismann, Caroline Wolff, Hye Ran Yang, Yen-Cheng Yu.