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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Two ECU voice majors were awarded prizes at this year’s Orpheus National Competition for Vocalists, held March 2, 3 and 4 on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Senior Joseph Morris (baritone), and Sophomore Arianna Ford (soprano) tied for third place in the final round of the competition. Morris was awarded the Orpheus Da Capo award, while Ford took home the Richard Strauss award. Both awards came with cash prizes.
Arianna Ford is a student of Nicole Fraley-Franklin. Joseph Morris is a student of John Kramar.
School of Music voice students also won numerous awards at the NC National Association of Teachers of Singing competition in Winston-Salem in February.
First place winners included:
1st Place Graduate Women - Kerby Baier; 1st Place Senior Women - Gina Falk; 1st Place Junior Women - Alex Fee, 1st Place Junior Men - William Edwards; 1st Place Sophomore Women – Arianna Ford; 1st Place Freshman Men – Jacob McCain (click here for a complete list of winners)
Jacob McCain was also selected as overall outstanding male singer.
They are students of Jami Rhodes, Nicole Franklin, Daniel Shirley and John Kramar.
Nelson has taught music history, music appreciation, lute and guitar literature, and early guitar and lute performance at ECU.
School of Music faculty member Bo Newsome contributed images to the musical elements appendix to help students understand basic musical concepts.
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 advanced to the MTNA Southern Division competition in Lynchburg, VA, on January 12-15, where he received honorable mention.
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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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.
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