Alumni Motifs: September/October 2016

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Clarence ‘Dude’ Stephenson (AS 45-46, IAC Fac 53-09) published his first novel, Sensua’s Island, in February.

Judith Hauman Dye (IAC/NMC 53-54) was inducted into the Ottawa Hills, Ohio, Hall of Fame for her contributions to the arts in the greater Toledo area, where she is a celebrated vocalist and music teacher.

Albert Dalton (UNIV 58, 61, IAC St 58-61) recently retired from his position as founder and director of the Bonita Village Band in Bonita Springs, Florida. Dalton played string bass in numerous symphonies until retiring in 2015, and served as the director of orchestras and bands in Oceanside, New York.

Josephine (Dunbar) Faulmann (UNIV 63, IAC St 64, 68-70, 72-74) recently retired from the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where she served as the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Yolanda Kondonassis (IAA 78-82) is the executive producer of the album Ginastera: One Hundred, which will be released on October 14. The album features Kondonaissis on the harp, accompanied by the Oberlin Orchestra.

John Marshall (IAC 82, IAA 84-86, IAC Fac 95-15) and his wife, Lynne Feller-Marshall, have released their third album of music for cello and bassoon, Dances with Friends.

Elizabeth Chamberlain (IAC 84-86) is a licensed psychologist and Senior Instructor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado.

Jason Collett (IAA 88-89) is currently the CEO of ARCpoint Labs and Senior Director of Talent Management for Domtar. Collett will appear as a featured panelist at the Live2Lead conference in late October.

 James K. Bass (IAA 89-91) was appointed Director of Choral Studies at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music effective July 1, 2016. Read more about his career and new role on UCLA’s website.

Kathleen (Hoffman) Staten (IAC 89-93, IAA 93-94, IAC St 94) recently assumed the newly-created role of Education Manager for the Houston Grand Opera.

Russell "Rusty" Shedd (AS 93-94, IAC 95, IAA 95-96) was named the 2016 California Music Educators Association Southern Border Section (CMEA-SBS) Richard Levin Orchestra Educator of the Year.

Angela Han (AS 94, IAC 95, IAC St 97) was recently hired as the Director of the Berklee City Music Network for Berklee College of Music.

Ellen Bronder (IAA 96-98, IAA St 96-97)  recently received her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology. Her research focuses on race, racism and privilege including examining interventions to reduce racism.

Nathaniel Voelker (AS 97, IAA 97-00) has served as the Director of Worship and Arts for Sunrise United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs for the past 16 years. Mr. Voelker also serves on the executive committee of the Board for KEMUDA (Kenya Methodist University Development Association.)

Adam Immerwahr (IAA 99-01, IAC St 01-02, IAC Fac 03-06) was recently appointed Artistic Director of Theatre J in Washington, D.C. Theatre J is the nation’s largest and most prominent Jewish theatre company. Prior to joining Theatre J, Mr. Immerwahr served as the Associate Artistic Director of Princeton’s McCarter Theatre.

Abigail Shupe (IAA 01-03, IAC St 03) will begin teaching music theory as Assistant Professor of Music at Colorado State University in fall 2016. Ms. Shupe previously taught at the College of Wooster.

Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes (IAC 02, IAA 02-04) will release her first novel, The Sleeping World, in September. Published by Touchstone, the novel has already been praised as “stunning” by fellow author Cristina Garcia.

Heather (Zinninger) Yarmel (IAC 03, IAA 03-04, IAC St 04) recently began a one-year appointment as acting assistant principal flutist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Patrick Williams (IAA 04-07, IAC St 07) is the new acting principal flutist of the Louisiana Symphony Orchestra.

Tove Danovich (IAA 04-08) will have her article, "Penn Station's Underground Raw Bar," included in the 2016 Best Food Writing anthology, which will be released in October. The article originally appeared in Edible Manhattan.

Charlotte Roth (IAC 08-09, IAA 09-10) was recently appointed to the position of third flute/piccolo with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.

Katherine Balch (IAC 08) and Daniel Bayot (IAC 11-12) are two of the ten young composers selected to participate in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s National Composer’s Intensive. The intensive runs from September 27 through October 1.