Monday, October 1, 2018

Dragos Ilie Wins Texas A&M International Guitar Competition

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Dragos Ilie, 4th-year student of Dr. Andrew Zohn, won first prize at the recent Nancy L Cooke Memorial Guitar Compettion, held at Texas A&M University. Congratulations!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Bassoonist Carlos Lopez Wins Moosmann Prize in Mexico

Schwob School of Music bassoonist Carlos Lopez, BM '20, won the Moosmann Prize (2nd place) in the Congreso de Oboístas y Fagotistas de Centro América y México International Competition last week. Congratulations to Carlos and his teacher, Dr. Stephanie Patterson!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Roderick Cox Awarded the Georg Solti Conducting Award

Roderick Cox, 2009 graduate of the Schwob School of Music, has just received a major career-development grant from the Solti Foundation U.S. He is the sole recipient this year. Roderick holds the position of Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, and he has guest-conducted with the Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic (South Africa), National Symphony Orchestra (D.C.), St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, and the Seattle Symphony. Next season he makes his opera debut, conducting the Houston Grand Opera in The Pearlfishers.

Now in its 14th year of assisting outstanding young U.S. conductors to further develop their talent and careers, The Solti Foundation U.S. is the foremost organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to helping young conductors.

Roderick Cox, B.M. 2009

Monday, April 23, 2018

Andy Hudson appointed to UNCG clarinet faculty

A giant congratulations to Schwob clarinet studio grad Andy Hudson (BM performance, 2010)—he has been appointed full-time lecturer of clarinet at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro! He will be working alongside and in tandem with Professor Anthony Taylor. He is currently a DMA candidate at Northwestern University.

Andy's concert calendar this spring has included joining the mixed chamber ensemble Latitude 49, ensemble-in-residence at the University of Michigan and the Kenosha Creative Space. He is a member also of F-PLUS, a trio based in Chicago and New York. With the Zafa Collective he performed in Illinois and Indiana, and with earspace he completed a residency at UNC Chapel Hill in March. In January, he performed with Ensemble Dal Niente in their production of Michael Hersch's opera "On The Threshold of Winter." His concerto appearances this year include the Lake Forest College Orchestra and the Tennessee Valley Music Festival in Huntsville, AL.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Schwob School Announces High School Summer Camp for Wind, Brass and Percussion

Announcing a Summer Music Camp for band instrumentalists ages 14-18:

Apply today at:

Scholarship Deadline: April 15, 2018!

The Schwob Summer Music Festival provides a prestigious immersive musical environment for wind, brass and percussion students ages 14-18. During the festival, students will rehearse, perform, and receive a high level of group and individual music instruction that will enhance their technical and collaborative skills, while preparing each student for the college audition and enrollment process.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Students Win, Place at MTNA National Competition

CSU Schwob School of Music students have received top prizes at this year’s national competition for the Music Teachers National Association. The finals of the competition were held in March in Orlando, FL.
Natalya Klenovskaya won first place in the Young Artist String Division. Natalya is an Artist Diploma violin student of Prof. Sergiu Schwartz. She will be featured as soloist with the Schwob Philharmonic, playing the Shostakovich Violin Concerto, on April 29th.
Camron Bryant won second place in the Young Artist Brass Division. Camron is a sophomore horn student of Dr. Natalie Higgins.
Elizabeth Tsai won first place in the Senior Piano Duet DIvision, with her partner Yannie Tan. Elizabeth is a Woodruff Scholar and a student of Prof. Tatiana Muzanova.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Clarinetist takes second in the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition

Senior clarinet performance major Darien Williams, a student of Dr. Lisa Oberlander, has won second place in the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition. He will perform at Carnegie Hall on March 13. Congratulations!

2011 Columbus State University