School of Music, Theatre & Dance organ students Emily Solomon (doctoral student in sacred music) and Julian Goods (undergraduate student in choral music education) have been named winners of The Diapason magazine’s “20 under 30” award. This prestigious honor recognizes the top under-30 achievers in the organ, church music, harpsichord, carillon, and organ-building fields.
Solomon was recognized for her contributions to harpsichord, organ and early music. She is currently executive director of the Academy of Early Music in Ann Arbor, MI, continuing visiting artist in harpsichord at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, and cantor of Zion Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Detroit, MI.
Goods was cited for for his contributions to sacred music and music education and his promotion of the values of diversity, service, and community outreach. He is currently organist/assistant director of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit, MI, director of the University of Michigan’s Gospel Chorale, and director of the ATAMI Youth Choir.