For the eighth consecutive year, students from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance are performing at the Kennedy Center’s Conservatory Project in Washington, D.C. The concert takes place on Monday, March 12 and will be broadcast live at 6 p.m. via the Kennedy Center’s website.
SMTD is represented by five students: baritone Jean Bernard Cerin, a DMA candidate; pianist John Elam, a first year MM student in collaborative piano; Ashley Martin, a senior studying violin performance; Stacie Mickens, a DMA candidate in French horn; and oboist Nermis Mieses, also a DMA candidate. They are featured in a variety of pairings (with Elam featured in each work), performing works by Andrea Clearfield, Arvo Pärt, Amilcare Ponchielli and Claude Debussy.
An initiative of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone's Millennium Stage, the Conservatory Project is designed to present the best young musical artists in classical, jazz, musical theater, opera and more from our nation's leading undergraduate and graduate conservatories, colleges and universities. It creates an ongoing showcase for our nation's exceptional young talent and introduces Washington audiences to young musicians destined to have important careers.