Honey Whiskey Trio at FAR-West

Honey Whiskey Trio (alumni Courtney Gasque, Ann Louise Thaiss, and Christina Wilson) as been selected as official showcase artists at the FAR-West  (Folk Alliance Region) Folk Conference next week. The region includes Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Northwest Territory, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and Yukon Territory.

Mike Miley on The Late Show

Alumnus Mike Miley, drummer for Rival Sons, will be on The Late Show with David Letterman on Oct 9.

They are touring on the East Coast now and next month will tour through Europe November 9 to Dec 16. Stops include Paris, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Warsaw, Milan,Barcelona, London and more.

Their album “Great Western Valkyrie” is nominated in the category of Album of the Year from Classic Rock Magazine’s Rock Roll of Honor 2014.

CSULB Students Present Papers at Local AMS

Three current Musicology MA students (Kerry Brunson, Marc Lombardino, Steven Ottomanyí) and one Musicology MA alumnus (Robert Wahl) were selected to present their research at the fall meeting of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society to be held on Oct. 11 at UC Irvine.

These represent one half of all papers to be presented that day.

Edward Nelson, Adler Fellow

Edward Nelson has been announced as an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera (following in the footsteps of alumna Marina Harris).

The Adler Fellowship a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching, and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows gain valuable professional experience by participating in roles of increasing importance in San Francisco Opera’s repertory season.

Nicola Said sings for Ambassadors in Vienna

Alumna Nicola Said sang at the Malta Embassy in Vienna. The acting President of Malta and several ambassadors were in the audience. Nicola was invited to sing as one of four vocalists from Malta on scholarship to the Mozarteum Music School of in Salzburg, Austria.

The ambassador to Austria, H.E. Petra Maria Schneebauer (pictured to the far left), emceed the concert.