Cuyahoga Arts and Culture has awarded a $5,000 challenge grant to the Blue Streak Ensemble toward production costs of a professional video recording of Margaret Brouwer’s Voice of the Lake, to bring her oratorio about Lake Erie’s ecological challenges to a wider audience. Matching donations must be received by September 19. The revised oratorio will be performed at the Cleveland Institute of Music on October 19.
Internationally-known concert organist James David Christie has resigned as artist-in-residence at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and will discontinue his services at Wellesley College in the wake of allegations of sexual abuse from several students reported in The Boston Globe on August 24.
He has also resigned from the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he has been professor of organ since 2001. Read the Boston Globe story here.
The Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, Victor Liva, conductor, announces auditions for all string sections and percussion, as well as for substitute woodwind and brass players. Contact Personnel Manager Lisa Wilson at 440-289-0818 (cell) to arrange an audition time.
Andrea Kalyn, Dean of the Oberlin Conservatory since February 2014, has been appointed 17th president of the New England Conservatory. She will take up her new duties in Boston in January, 2019. Read a press release here.
Following the publication of a July 26 online article in the Washington Post by Anne Midgette and Peggy McGlone detailing previously unreported allegations of sexual harassment by Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil, the Orchestra has suspended him with pay while an independent investigation is underway. According to another source, Preucil has resigned from his position as professor of violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Read an updated report here.
The Akron Symphony Chorus, Marie Bucoy-Calavan, director, will hold auditions for the 2018-2019 Season on August 6 and 13 (by appointment only) in Guzzetta Hall 354 at the University of Akron. Read the season details, audition requirements, and scheduling information here.
The Cleveland Orchestra invites adults and middle- and high-school students interested in serving as volunteer ushers and tour guides for the 2018-2019 season to attend open interview sessions in the Smith Lobby at Severance Hall on August 7 and 23 (4:30-6:30 pm), and August 26 (1:00-3:00 pm). Click here for details and to schedule an appointment.
Auditions for violins, violas, and cellos for Heights Chamber Orchestra’s 36th season will be held on Monday, August 20 at Heights High School in Cleveland Heights. Download excerpts and sign up for an audition time here.
Akron’s Tuesday Musical Association invites applications to fill the newly-created position of Programs Assistant (part-time, approximately 30 hours/week) to work with education and community programs and to support fundraising and development initiatives. Download the job description here.
The West Shore Chorale, John Drotleff, director, will hold auditions on Tuesday, August 21 at Memorial Hall in Rocky River. Click here for details and information about scheduling an audition time.