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April 1, 2015

Performing Arts Programs in the News

  Music students perform in the spring opera Rigoletto. Photos by Teresa Wood.

It’s been a busy semester for the students and faculty of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Department of Drama and local media has noticed. What follows is a roundup of press mentions CUA performers have received in recent months.

— Senior Nathan Blair was interviewed by DC Metro Theatre Arts on March 15 about his conducting role in the spring opera Rigoletto. Read more.

— Richard Szczepanowski of the Catholic Standard wrote about the music school’s Stations of the Cross, which featured 14 original string quartets inspired by the stations. Read more.

— The Arlington Catholic Herald featured an article summarizing upcoming music and drama productions. Read more.

Washington Post columnist Rebecca Ritzel penned two articles about the music school’s production of Unlimited: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz. Read more.

M.F.A. acting candidates perform in the drama production, "Conversations I've Never Had."   

— Gail Stewart Beach, costume designer and associate chair of drama, was mentioned in a theatre review in The Washington Post for her work with Rep Stage's Circle Mirror Transformation. Read more.

— Jon Klein, head of the M.F.A. Playwriting Program, was recognized in The Washington Post for receiving a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. Read more.

— The drama department was listed in the top 10 of the On Stage Blog’s list of the best B.A. in theatre programs in the country. Read more.

The New York Times featured an article about a recent performance of "Defiant Requiem" in New York. The piece, which commemorates a Jewish choir killed in the Terezin concentration camp, was created and conducted by Murry Sidlin, ordinary professor of conducting in the music school. Read more. 





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