('00, theatre) has accepted the position of assistant professor of theatre at Vincennes University
. Frazier will be teaching theatre appreciation, acting, theatre history and directing. This fall she will direct Once Upon a Mattress,
which will open in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center on Oct. 24. Frazier also will be responsible for maintaining the department's NAST accreditation. Frazier earned a Master's in theatre pedagogy at Virginia Commonwealth University and most recently has been an associate faculty member at IPFW and Manchester University.
As part of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards celebration of the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Sam Savage D.M.A., assistant professor of voice in the Department of Music received a 2012 GRAMMY Award Certificate of Participation. Savage was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus featured in the 2012 Best Opera Recording of Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen. Savage again participated this summer in the Götterdämmerung chorus at the Metropolitan Opera on April 23, May 2 and 11, 2013.
Jason Simon, senior piano performance major, presented a chamber music recital during the IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp, collaborating with string players Brian Klickman, senior cello performance major at Cleveland Institute of Music; Aaron Mossburg, Oberlin Conservatory of Music alumnus, viola performance major; Caleb Mossburg, IU-Bloomington alumnus, violin performance major, and Rachel Mossburg, incoming student at Oberlin Conservatory, viola performance major. The group performed Dvorak's Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, and Jason and Hamilton Tescarollo performed Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major.
Lucas Carter ('13, photography) is working to earn his master's degree in organizational leadership supervision at IPFW and is now the new athletics media services graduate assistant in charge of photography. He will serve as the men's volleyball sports information media contact and will oversee the sports photography internship offered by the athletic department. For more information on Carter's work visit: blog.lucascarter.com
Pauline Anstead ('12, fine arts) will be teaching art to grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at Queen of Angels Catholic School in Fort Wayne, beginning in fall 2013. Queen of Angels is a K-8 grade school operated by the Fort Wayne South Bend Diocese. "I'm really looking forward to teaching," said Anstead. "This is the first time that the school has hired an art teacher whose concentration was in fine arts."
IPFW music majors Hope Arthur, Mario Cervantes, Alec Rajcany, Jason Simon, Jordan Tomecek and IPFW Community Arts Academy (CAA) student Caleb Stuckey performed at the Northeast Indiana Music Teachers Association Germanfest Recital at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church on June 3, 2013
In June 2013, IPFW senior piano performance major Jason Simon performed at the Allen County - Fort Wayne History Center's annual banquet, in the History Center Ballroom.
Evan Keenan ('11, piano performance) is the worship pianist at First Christian Church of Fort Wayne where he also teaches piano lessons. Keenan also teaches piano at Canterbury School in Fort Wayne.
Elsie Johnson ('10, piano performance) graduated with a double master's degree in piano performance and pedagogy from
, Indianapolis, where she was a graduate assistant for two years and won the university concerto competition. She teaches for the Butler Community Arts School and the Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy and will continue as a staff accompanist at the Butler School of Music.
An article by Associate Professor of Music Hamilton Tescarollo, director of keyboard studies,
was published in American Music Teacher, the official journal of the Music Teachers National Association in the June/July issue. The article titled This & That explores alternative repertoire choices for C.P.E. Bach's Solfeggietto. Tescarollo also was one of the judges for the Ohio Music Teachers' Association Buckeye Auditions at Bowling Green State University on June 1. Other judges for the final round, a state-wide piano competition, included Christopher Harding from University of Michigan and Mary Siciliano from Oakland University.
('13, theatre) has designed costumes for the rock musical
Next to Normal being produced by the Custom Made Theatre Co. in San Francisco, Calif. The
Tony- and Pulitzer-winning rock musical explores how one "normal" suburban family deals with a mental health crisis and runs from Sept. 17 - Oct. 13.
('13, music) has received a full-tuition scholarship to study at the University of Delaware
. Colburn, who plays the tuba, will be working to earn his master of music degree under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Music Chad Nicholson.
Community Arts Academy student Caleb Stuckey, age 16, placed first in the junior division in the Indiana Music Teachers Association Hoosier Auditions final round on May 25 at Butler University in Indianapolis. As the state winner, he is invited to perform at the IMTA State Conference in November. IPFW sophomore music major Mario Cervantes, studying in the music technology program, received honorable mention in the collegiate division.