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Vivace (It.: 'flourishing', 'thriving', 'full of life')
Quarterly Alumni News from the
Boston University Tanglewood Institute 
Fall 2009
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Dear BUTI Alumni,
2005 String Quartet
Welcome to the first edition of Vivace, a quarterly newsletter designed just for the BUTI Alumni Community.  Here, you can read updates from your fellow alumni as well as share your own news.  Have a special performance coming up?  Just won a competition?  Started a new job?  Got married?  We want to hear about it!  Please e-mail your submissions to us for the next edition of Vivace (January 2010), or visit the Alumni Information Update page on our website to give us your news and update your contact information all at once.
We look forward to hearing from you!
With best wishes,
Emily E-sig
Emily Culler
Outreach, Alumni Relations & Development Officer

Alumni Updates by Class Year

 Alumni who attended for multiple seasons are listed under their final year of enrollment.  Enjoy!

David Bernard
David Bernard (YAO '80, '81) founded the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony in 1999 and continues to lead them today as Music Director.  Visit their website for information about 2009-2010 season performances.
Tira MitchellEngraver Tira (Maloney) Mitchell (Flute Workshop '83) was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer in August of this year.  The article discusses her journey from aspiring flutist, to business major at Boston University, to engraver of growing renown.  Mitchell is married and the mother of two children and works from her home studio in Doylestown, PA. 
Lauren Ambrose
Acclaimed stage, television, and film actress Lauren Ambrose (YAVP '94, '95) stars as the voice of KW in the movie, "Where the Wild Things Are", directed by Spike Jonze and presented by Warner Bros. Pictures.  The film opens nationwide this month.
Kirill GersteinPianist Kirill Gerstein (YAPP '95, '96) performed in the final concert of the Philadelphia Orchestra's season on August 22nd.  Upcoming performances include appearances with the Detroit Symphony and baritone Thomas Hampson.  Visit www.kirillgerstein.com for more information. 
Deborah GrausmanActor/singer Deborah Grausman (YAVP '98) is performing the role of Chava in the national Farewell Tour of Fiddler on the Roof to rave reviews.  The tour opened in August and will close in June of 2010.  Please visit the tour website for ticket and venue information.
Amanda StewartTrombonist Amanda Stewart (Trombone Workshop, YAO '99) joined the New York Philharmonic as Associate Principal Trombone in September of 2009.  Before joining the New York Philharmonic, Ms. Stewart performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, and the North Carolina Symphony.  She was the principal trombonist of the San Antonio Symphony (2004-2009) and assistant principal trombonist of the Lyric Opera of San Antonio (2005-2009). 
Stephen Feigenbaum
Composer Stephen Feigenbaum (YACP '05, '06, '07) was recently comissioned by Boston Symphony Orchestra violist and Terezin Chamber Music Foundation (TCMF) founder Mark Ludwig to compose a choral work.  The piece, entitled "Songs of Sorrow and Hope", has already received accolades in Prague, Czech Republic, and in Vancouver, BC Canada where it was a finalist in the Vancouver Chamber Choir's 9th Biennial Young Composer's Competition.  The New England Conservatory Youth Chorale will give the Boston premier of the piece at the TCMF Gala at at the Higginson Ballroom, Symphony Hall, Boston on November 1st. 
Courtney Sander and Daniel DoyleTrombonist Courtney Sander (YAO '06, '07) and French horn player Daniel Doyle (YAWE '05, '06, '07) are engaged to be married after their graduation from Boston University where they are both music majors.  They are spending the fall 2009 semester studying at the Royal College of Music in London as part of a semester-abroad program offered at the BU School of Music.  Courtney and Daniel met at BUTI in 2006. 
Scott AucoinScott AuCoin (YACP '08) was featured in a recent Baltimore Sun Article highlighting four students from the Baltimore School for the Arts.  Scott's first commission, a five-minute concerto for orchestra entiteld "Light the Path", will be performed in December by the Howard County Reservoir High School Symphony.  "Light the Path" was inspired by Scott's experiences at BUTI. 
From the TopCellist Julian Langford (YAO '08) appeared on the Emmy Award winning radio program From the Top this fall.  Julian performed as part of a piano quintet from the Heifetz Institute of Music. 
From the TopPercussionist Ted Babcock (Percussion Workshop, YAO '09), double bassist Xavier Foley (YAO '09), and baritone Sean Plumb (YAVP '09) are all performing this fall on the Emmy Award winning radio program, From the Top.
BUTI Faculty Updates 
Ann Hobson Pilot at Symphony Hall
YAHS director and world renowned harpist Ann Hobson Pilot, who recently retired from the Boston Symphony Orchestra after a distinguished career of 40 years, was featured in the opening night performance of the BSO's 2009-2010 season on September 23rd.  She performed the harp concerto "On Willows and Birches", a new work written for her by Maestro John Williams.  Click here to watch a video feature about "On Willows and Birches" which includes footage of Ann coaching the 2009 Young Artists Harp Seminar!
BUTI mourns the loss of legendary artist/teacher and frequent Tanglewood Institute master class guest Louis Rosenblatt (English horn) who passed away in August of this year.  Mr. Rosenblatt retired from the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1995 after 36 years with the ensemble.  He also was a faculty member at Temple University for nearly five decades.
BUTI Alumni at the Tanglewood Music Center, Summer 2009 
Tanglewood paintingThe following BUTI alumni were Fellows at the Tanglewood Music Center for the 2009 season:
Laura Colgate, YAO '99
Kathryn Killian, YAO '03, '04
Joseph Maile, String Quartet Workshop, '03
Kaoro Suzuki, String Quartet Workshop, YAO '02
Jacob Fowler, String Quartet Workshop, YAO '03
Jessica Wang, String Quartet Workshop '01
Double Bass:
Nicholas Schwartz, YAO'06
Tyler Shepherd, Double Bass Workshop '00, YAO '00, '01
Leah Arsenault, YAO '03
Andrew Lowy, YAO '05
Aaron Apaza, YAO '00
Andrew Cuneo, Bassoon Workshop '99
French horn:
Russell Bonifede, YAWE '01, YAO '02
Eli Maurer, Trumpet Workshop '00, '01, YAWE '00, YAO '01, '02
Zenas Kim, Trombone Workshop '02
Kyle Brightwell, Percussion Workshop '04, YAO '05, '06
Vocal Fellow:
Mark Van Arsdale, tenor, YAVP '01
Composition Fellow:
Cynthia Wong, YAPP '97
New Fromm Players:
Kathryn Bates, cello, YAO '99
Brook Ferguson, flute, Flute Workshop '99
Guest Fellow:
Alexis Lanz, clarinet, YAWE '02, '03
BUTI Alumni Performing in the 2009 InCite Arts Festival in Washington, DC
InCite DC 2009The following 19 BUTI alumni and Boston University School of Music students will perform in the upcoming InCite Festival.  Conceived to showcase the dynamic artistic strengths and synergy of the College of Fine Arts' schools of Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts, the festival will feature performances and exhibits at the Kennedy Center, the Olney Theatre, and the Phillips Collection in DC. Click on the InCite logo above for information about performances and tickets.
Constance Bainbridge, YAO '07
Heather Braun, String Quartet Workhop, YAO '01, '02
Ashlyn Olson, String Quartet Workshop, '08, YAO '07, '08
Oliver Chang, YAO '04
Esther Nahm, String Quartet Workshop, YAO '05
Kiara Perico, String Quartet Workshop '06
Evan Perry, YAO '06, '07
Andrew Salo,  YAO '05
Tess Scott-Suhrstedt, YAO '04, '05
Ariana Falk, YAO '97
Christopher James,  YAO '07
Double Bass:
Brandon Mason, YAO '07
Henry Samuels, Double Bass Workshop, YAO '05
Nicholas Schwartz, YAO '06
Yi-Jung Su, YAO '05
Kelley Medcalf, Clarinet Workshop '05
Richard Neckermann, Trumpet Workshop '02, '03
Miles Salerni, Percussion Workshop '08
Nicholas White, Percussion Workshop '05, '06 
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