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Bravo to the Binghamton Downtown Singers in their performance on Saturday, May 31! The soloists included Binghamton University Associate Professor Mary Burgess, soprano, Binghamton University alumna Kasey Stewart, mezzo-soprano, and former Binghamton University Assistant Professor Timothy LeFebvre, baritone. BU faculty who performed in the orchestra included Stephen Stalker, Joel Smales, Dan Fabricius, John Lathwell, Georgetta Maiolo, Martha Weber, Ben Aldridge, and Don Robertson with pianist Margaret Reitz and organist John Isenberg.


BU Wind Symphony conductor Dan Fabricius will be teaching at the Ithaca College Summer Music Academy in July. This year in he'll be conducting the Intermediate Camp Wind Ensemble in addition to teaching students in the percussion studio.


Janey Choi recently completed a run as Concertmaster of Rossini's "Opportunity Makes the Thief" at the little OPERA theatre of ny (with BU vocal alums Julie-Anne Hamula and Cabiria Jacobsen). In February, she was a guest soloist with the Frank Sinatra High School of the Arts Symphony and in March, completed a 5 borough tour of New York City public schools performing interactive concerts with the Teaching Artists Ensemble of the New York Philharmonic. Upcoming performances include a Benefit Gala for the Bar Harbor Music Festival at the Kosciusko Foundation with her group, the Ardelia Trio (, in April, Mozart Concerto in D with the All-City Orchestra in New York City, and with legendary, psychedelic British group, Shpongle, live at Red Rocks (Colorado).


After debuting a successful Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with Tri-Cities opera, mezzo-soprano Emily Geller will be a Young Artist with Opera North. She will be performing Mrs. Jones in Weill's Street Scene and covering Flora Bervoix in Verdi's La Traviata. 


Martha Weber was awarded the Founder's Day Award for Teaching Excellence for Jennie F Snapp Middle School in the Union-Endicott School District.


Caitlin Gotimer has been selected to receive one of the fifteen fellowships for the Summer of 2014.


Evan Flury has been chosen to receive a Summer Scholars and Artists Program fellowship from the University. Evan will be writing a multimedia, one-act chamber-opera, which he intends to workshop and produce this coming fall, in collaboration with several of his student-colleagues in the voice program and from the cinema department.


Hong Zhang gave a lecture-recital on "Chinese Ethnic Groups and Their Songs" at the United Nations in January. A major Chinese newspaper in the US, the Qiaobao, published the news. The title reads: "Hong Zhang Presented a Lecture-Recital at the United Nations: Bringing Chinese Ethnic Music to the World." The online version (in Chinese) is at:

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Last Updated: 6/3/14