Associate professor Mimi Rabson and her Strings Theory Trio released a self-titled recording featuring a synthesis of classical chamber music and directed improvisation, featuring violinist Helen-Sherrah Davies and cellist Junko Fujiwara. Visit mimirabson.com.
Kevin Harris, assistant professor of piano, toured China and Israel with his group. He released his fifth trio album featuring bassist Ben Street and drummer Francisco Mela. Visit kevinharrisproject.com.
In July, piano professor Laszlo Gardony will release the live CD Life in Real Time on Sunnyside Records, featuring Bill Pierce, Stan Strickland, John Lockwood, Yoron Israel, and Don Braden. Visit lgjazz.com.
Assistant professor Jason Palmer made a live recording in London as a part of the French-American Cultural Exchange in collaboration with pianist Cédric Hanriot. He also released his sixth recording on SteepleChase Records, an homage to Janelle Monáe.
Liberal arts professor Peter Gardner gave presentations on the cultural differences in verbal communication styles and the potential for misunderstanding at the University of El Salvador and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.
Professor Michael Farquharson is working as the coproducer and orchestrator for the song “Love Is the Answer” for the Carter Center in Atlanta. Additionally, he is currently coproducing, performing, and orchestrating for a recording of Brazilian music by Larry Monroe, featuring Matthew Nicholl and Donna McElroy.