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Yamaha Recognizes UK School of Music as 1 of 10 Institutions of Excellence

Story by Peter Giles/Giles Communication


Only 10 outstanding schools nationwide earned the prestigious designation this year.

Yamaha is committed to working with the University of Kentucky in substantive ways for the long-term growth and benefit of its music students and faculty. The Institution of Excellence program is tailored to respond to each honoree’s unique mission and the designation unlocks benefits for the institution, its faculty and its students.

CFA Community Conversations with Dr. Lori Hetzel and Tegan Miller

The UK Women’s Choir planned an event in spring of 2020 to celebrate Dr. Hetzel’s 25th Anniversary with the School of Music. Due to COVID-19 that event was cancelled. A virtual celebration was held instead during a Women's Choir rehearsal. Tegan Miller jumped at the chance to Zoom in.

Dr. Everett McCorvey presents at Brazilian Choral Festival

The annual international choral festival was held virtually from July 7th-12th in Curitiba, Brazil, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Paraná. The “Henrique de Curitiba” Choir Week is an annual event produced as through an initiative between the Santa Maria Chapel, a major performance venue, and the Curtibia Institute of Arts and Culture, and named after the well-known Brazilian choral composer, Henrique de Curtibia Morozowicz.  

 

School of Music Freshman Music Ed Major Creates Virtual Choir

“Nearly as soon as the outbreak began to have its effects here in the United States, Caitlin reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to help her put together a virtual choir,” said Vanover, who is currently Director of Choirs at Lexington Catholic High School.  “I am very proud of Caitlin, who is a former choir student of mine at Lexington Catholic.”

School of Music Alumnus Justin Vickers recieves Fulbright Scholar Award

Dr. Justin Vickers received his Master's of Music in vocal performance from UK in 2000. After leaving the University of Kentucky, Dr. Vickers, now Associate Professor of Voice at Illinois State University, earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature, while completing the coursework for the Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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