Our final newsletter of the academic year includes an interview of graduating senior Maude Latour, updates from our associates, a Spring 2022 event recap, and our best wishes to the graduating Class of 2022.
The Spring semester in the MPP has been brimming with activity. Our student musicians recently appeared in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, treating the audience to exhilarating and thoughtfully prepared performances. We are full of gratitude for our terrific Music Associates, who have mentored the MPP students with true dedication.
STEPHANIE CHOU, a singer, saxophonist, and composer from NY, combines classical and Chinese influences with jazz and pop harmony and rhythm. She released an album, Asymptote, which features fresh arrangements of Chinese classics including "Kangding Love Song," "The Moon Represents My Heart," a tongue-twister about Eating Grapes, and a setting of one of LiBai's most famous poems.
Congratulations to Vince Cherico, associate in jazz drums at Columbia's Music Performance Program for your amazing GRAMMY win! On February 8, 2015 at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, The Offense of the Drum, the fourth album from Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, won the GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Jazz Album.