Librettist Mark Campbell’s (Thtr’75) work continues to be exhibited across the country. Performed so far this year are the oratorio “Sanctuary Road” and operas “Approaching Ali,” “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” and “The Shining.” Mark has received numerous awards for his work including a Pulitzer Prize in music for “Silent Night” and a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording for “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” He has created 40 opera librettos and the lyrics for seven musicals. He lives in New York, New York.

Posted Jun. 21, 2022

Robert Fleisher (Mus’75) continues to perform and record his music, which has appeared on seven albums since he retired in 2014 as coordinator of music theory and composition at Northern Illinois University. During the first half of 2022, his score “Six Little Piano Pieces” was performed by Minato Sakamoto during the Boston New Music Initiative Prismatic Congruency video concert series; his electroacoustic “Parallel” premiered during the Earth Day Art Model International Telematic Festival; and his electroacoustic miniature, “Loretto Alfresco,” has been performed 29 times in a dozen states. Three works will be included on a Neuma Records album due out in November. In December, his toy piano miniature, “BACH (for Jan),” will premiere by David Bohn as part of the Vox Novus Fifteen Minutes of Fame series.

Posted Nov. 7, 2022