NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
ECU School of Music student Jordan Prescott will perform a public recital on the West Point Military Academy Cadet Chapel's famous Moller Church Pipe Organ on October 9 in West Point, NY.
Prescott, a student of Andrew Scanlon, was awarded the 2015 E. Powers Biggs Fellowship by the Organ Historical Society and is serving a two-year appointment as organ scholar at the Duke University Chapel in Durham, NC.
East Carolina University faculty pianist John O’Brien performed with University of North Carolina soprano Louise Toppin at President Obama's Freedom Sounds dedication of the Smithsonian's new African American History Museum on September 24 in Washington.
Conceived and presented in festival fashion, Freedom Sounds' programming included musical performances, spoken word, oral history activities and evening concerts. The three-day music festival presented artists who represent the numerous cultural threads encompassing African diasporic histories and traditions.
O’Brien and Toppin were invited to present a program entitled “Songs of protest: then and now" to celebrate the musical contributions of African American composers. For more information.https://nmaahc.si.edu/visit/faq
Gramophone Magazine called "Fantasy and Romance," a collection of Schumann chamber pieces by ECU faculty artists Emanuel Gruber, cello, and Keiko Sekino, piano, "a deeply considered essay" treated "with loving care." (click here for full review)
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.)
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.