NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
From reveille to taps, music is an essential part of military service, and alumni of East Carolina University play a vital role in providing musical inspiration to the U.S. Army.
Graduates of ECU’s School of Music are finding not only professional success but also personal fulfillment serving their country and fellow soldiers as members of Army bands across the country and world. (Read more.)
Steve Lewis Jr., (BM, Music Theory/Composition 2010), has been awarded the EAMA/Florence Gould Foundation Michael Iovenko Fellowship to study conducting in Paris this summer as part of the European American Musical Alliance at the historic Schola Cantorum. The month long program is patterned after the teachings of the legendary Nadia Boulanger with many classes lead by her former students.
Gabriel DiMartino has joined the ECU School of Music as assistant professor of trumpet.
DiMartino has performed as a member of The Wichita Symphony, The New Columbian Brass Band and the Doc Severinsen Big Band.
Three ECU students were given top awards at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing March 19-20. Freshman William Edwards was awarded third place in the Freshman Male Category. Freshmen Chloe Agostino and Alexandra Fee were both awarded first place in the Freshman Female Category. All three singers are students of Dr. Jami Rhodes.
The ECU Horn Studio had a very successful appearance at the Southeast Horn Workshop this past week in Nashville, TN. Emma Johnson won the low horn orchestral excerpt competition. Caleb Harris was a finalist in the preliminary round of the solo competition and had the best performance of "Copia," a premier work for solo horn. This came with a $100 prize and a premier performance of the work on the final concert. And last, the ECU Horn Quartet placed second in the quartet competition.