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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Wagoner has presented at regional, state, and national stages on music genre recognition, collaborative research design, and professional music teacher identity. She is active as a guest conductor and adjudicator in North Carolina and Indiana. Wagoner is a member of MENC, Society for Music Teacher Education, Instrumental Music Teacher Educators, Society for Music Perception and Cognition, and North Carolina Music Educators Association. (read more)
East Carolina University sophomore cellist Scott Alex Levine won first place in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist North Carolina strings competition on October 28 in Raleigh, NC. He advances to the MTNA Southern Division competition in Lynchburg, VA, on January 12-15.
The MTNA National Student Competitions are the most successful and prestigious student competitions in the country. Each year, thousands of students compete for top prizes and national recognition.
Levine is a student of Emanuel Gruber.
Christine Allen White (BM '95, MM '06)) has received the 2017 Jackson Parkhurst Award for Special Achievement from the North Carolina Symphony. The Jackson Parkhurst Award for Special Achievement is named for the Symphony’s former director of education in recognition of his longstanding service and commitment to young people in the state of North Carolina.
White has served as the music teacher at Banks Elementary School in Kinston, North Carolina,for the past 21 years. In addition to this position, she is the Fine Arts Lead Teacher for Lenoir County Public Schools.
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Florrie Marshall, East Carolina University alum (BM, Performance, '15; Certificate of Advanced Performance Study, viola performance, '16) and Yale University first-year graduate student in viola performance, has been awarded the Yale Presser Foundation Graduate Award.
The $10,000 Presser Foundation Award is awarded to an outstanding returning Yale student to advance his or her music education. The Graduate Award at the Presser Foundation is only given to one student at each of 12 exclusively invited schools of music.
(photo, left to right: Yale professor Melvin Chen, Marshall, Yale School of Music Dean Robert Blocker)
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.
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.
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.
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