Earlier this week, Hyugrai “Ray” Kim (DMA ’19) advanced to the final round of auditions for the position of Assistant Principal Cello in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Ray was one of four Finalists and one of three to advance to the Chamber Music segment of the finals. Now in its 46th season, and led by music director Ken-David Masur, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra perform more than 135 classics, pops, family, education, and community concerts each season in venues throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Congratulations, Ray!

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Next Thursday, December 12, Eunhye Lim (AD ’18) and her Fidelis Piano Trio headline the Austin Chamber Music Center’s event, Beethoven’s Birthday, a special thank-you to ACMC donors and sponsors that will include wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live chamber music. Eunhye and her colleagues will perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3. All who have given $125 or more this year receive an invitation.

For more information, visit austinchambermusic.org.

Next Friday, December 6, Diana Burgess (BM ’15), as member of Mother Falcon, appears at the Austin Trail of Lights’ annual “Night Lights” Preview Party, an exclusive evening kicking off the Austin Trail of Lights 2019 season. Enjoy Austin’s favorite holiday event with a little extra sparkle, and support the Trail of Lights Foundation while you’re at it. Ticket proceeds from Night Lights ticket sales go directly back to the Austin Trail of Lights,

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This Saturday, November 23, at 8:00pm, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, Tetractys kicks off its 5th season with a bang featuring a Composer Portrait of legendary New York composer and new Austin resident, Annie Gosfield. Joining Tetractys co-founders Matthew Armbruster (MM ’16) and James Burch (DMA ’16) in performing Ms. Gosfield’s works are three other string players and three percussionists.

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On Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 7:30 PM, Seth Russell (DMA ’20) returns to Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall to perform the Cassado Suite for Solo Cello in the 2019 New York International Artists Competition Winners Showcase. For ticket, venue and more information, visit

Lauren Peacock (MM ’16) has won the Assistant Principal Cello position in the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1921 by a group of volunteer musicians, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra has since evolved and grown into the state’s only full-time professional orchestra, passionately pushing the boundaries of music through concert, education, and creativity.

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Seulki Lee (DMA ’19) has won a Section Cello position in the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Based in the capital city, Little Rock, the ASO is comprised of the state’s most sought after professional musicians and is heard by more than 165,000 Arkansans each year at the Robinson Performance Hall and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

In the spring, Seulki will also join Richland College in Dallas as adjunct faculty.

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Just beginning the second year of his master’s degree, Matthew Gustavson (MM ’20) has been offered a section cello position in the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Congratulations, Matthew!

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Just posted to YouTube… Hyugrai “Ray” Kim (DMA ’19) appears on JHMJams Cover No.366 with Ken Kubota on cello, Josh Henderson on piano/violin, Aaron Schwartz on violin and José Guzmán on guitar.

This weekend, on Sunday, July 21, Nora Karakousoglou (DMA ’16) appears with the Austin Chamber Music Center in their production of “The Tempest,” a special blend of music with prose in ACMC’s fourth annual collaboration with Austin Shakespeare, setting live chamber music to a costumed reading of scenes from this Shakespearean masterpiece. For ticket, venue and more information, visit austinchambermusic.org.

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