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Antonina Styczen-Leszczynska Among 2018 Astral National Auditions Winners

Monday, June 11, 2018 Astral Blog

Conservatory student Antonina Styczen-Leszczynska (P.S.C. '18, A.D. '20, flute) is a winner of the 2018 Astral National Auditions, a prestigious competition that has helped launch the careers of several leading young artists through career development mentorship.
 

Video Premiere: Bent Knee—“Paper Earth” (Live)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 New Noise

Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble collaborated with the Boston-based experimental rock band Bent Knee to create "Paper Earth," a 30-minute, six-movement song cycle that made its U.S. premiere in Boston in May 2018.

Theater Review: "The Wiz": Not in Kansas Anymore

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 The Arts Fuse

The Arts Fuse praises musical theater alumnae Salome Smith’s and Yewande Odetoyinbo’s (both M.F.A. '18) portrayals of Dorothy and Addaperle, respectively, in the Lyric Stage Company of Boston’s production of The Wiz.

Guerilla Opera Works with Visually Impaired Patron to Make New Works Accessible

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 GuerillaOpera.org

Conservatory ensemble-in-residence Guerilla Opera has launched an accessibility initiative for visually impaired audience members that included tactile tours of the set, large-print program books, audio guides, and more. The performance, called Emergence I, featured compositions by faculty members Marti Epstein and Mischa Salkind-Pearl.

Amy Ahn's Voice of Silk Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 And-Strings.com

Recent Conservatory graduate Amy Ahn (M.M. '18, harp) talks about her debut EP, Mangoes, a personal work that showcases her talents as a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

17 Theater Companies Take a Bow at the Norton Awards

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe’s coverage of the 36th Elliot Norton Awards includes mention of theater faculty member Summer Williams’s win for outstanding director for Lyric Stage’s Barbecue, and the Conservatory Theater Division’s receipt of the 2018 Elliot Norton Arts Education Award.
 

In the classroom, she’s ‘a proxy for all African Americans

Thursday, May 10, 2018 Boston Globe

Conservatory alumna Rachel Jayson (B.M. '09, viola, M.M. '09, music education) is proud to break the stereotype of a suburban high school music teacher. Jayson spoke to the Boston Globe about her quirky aesthetic, her love for the viola, and her professional experience as a queer woman of color.

The 'Sound Of Music' Can't Help But Bring A Crowd To Its Feet

Friday, May 4, 2018 The ARTery

The ARTery’s review of The Sound of Music’s national tour praises alumna Lauren Kidwell (M.F.A. '14, musical theater), who “brings to it a voice as large as those looming Alps” in her role as Mother Abbess.

Boston Conservatory Alum Returns in Sound of Music National Tour

Monday, April 30, 2018 Boston Magazine

Alumna Lauren Kidwell (M.F.A. '14, musical theater) discusses how her impulsive decision to audition for the M.F.A. in musical theater at Boston Conservatory changed her life and steered her toward a path of stage performance. Kidwell is now playing Mother Abbess in the national tour of The Sound of Music.

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