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ECU Chamber Singers prepare student's composition for Chancellor installation premiere
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August 18, 2017
December 2, 2017
January 20, 2018
February 10, 2018
February 24, 2018*
March 17, 2018

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Music Theory - Assistant Professor or Instructor
position #932412

Choral Music Education/Conductor
position #932418.

Assistant Professor of Piano
position # 932429

Musicology – Teaching Assist. Professor/Teaching Instructor
position # 001483

Artist Teacher of Voice
position # 932442

Music Theory – Assistant Professor or Instructor
position # 932412

Trombone Artist Teacher
position # 932426

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ECU vocalists achieve at Orpheus, regional NATS

The ECU Department of Vocal Studies had an outstanding showing at the 2017 regional NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Auditions, with two first place participants, three second place participants, one third place participant, one fourth place participant and one fifth place participant.

In addition, soprano Amanda Whitmore won third place (the Richard Strauss award) at the Final Round of the Orpheus National Competition for Vocalists.

The award winning students come from the studios of Dr. Rachel Copeland, Nicole Fraley-Franklin, John Kramar and Dr. Jami Rhodes. read more


ECU alum Bullock wins third Grammy

East Carolina University alumnus Chris Bullock (BM Performance, Jazz Studies, 2003) won his third Grammy with the multi-genre band Snarky Puppy on February 12, 2017. This year's win was for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, which the band also won in 2016. They won for Best R&B Performance in 2014.

A multi-instrumentalist, Bullock performs on saxophone, clarinet, flutes and synths, and has interests in hip-hop and electronic music including deejaying, beat making and production.

ECU cellist Lavine wins American Protege prize

East Carolina University student cellist Scott Alex Levine was a second place winner in the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition, placing second in the College and Professionals division. He will perform in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in NYC on April 22 as part of the Winners Recital. 

Levine is a student of Emanuel Gruber.

Alum Lewis' ensemble nominated for American Prize

The Midwest Chamber Ensemble, director Steve N. Lewis, Jr. (BM-Music Theory & Composition, '10),  has been named a semi-finalist for the American Prize in Orchestral performance and in performance in American Music for their  CD "Voices from the Middle: New Music for Kansas City."

The American Prize provides evaluation, recognition and reward to America's finest performing artists, ensembles and composers, based on recorded performances. The American Prize is non-profit and has awarded more than $40,000 in cash prizes since 2010.

Alum Maglione to compose for American Guild of Organists

School of Music alumnus Anthony J. Maglione (MM ’07, Choral Conducting, DMA ’10, UCLA) has been commissioned to compose a new 25-minute cantata for chorus, soli, organ and chamber orchestra for the 2018 American Guild of Organists National Convention to be held in Kansas City in July, 2018.


School of Music organ student Prescott performs at West Point

ECU School of Music student Jordan Prescott performed 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.

O’Brien performs at dedication of the Smithsonian's African American History Museum

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.


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