Eric Rosenstein, ’11,
a double major in music history and religion is awarded 2011 Honors, the top
honor a department bestows. He recently completed his
senior honors thesis on the organ as a modern symbol of cultural hybridity in
American Reform Jewish worship. During his junior year, he studied abroad at
the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Mr.
Rosenstein has sung in both the Dickinson College Choir and Collegium during
his four years and participated in a student a cappella ensemble, The Infernos.
IN Spring of 2011, he was featured as the tenor soloist for the
Dickinson Orchestra's performance of Mozart's Requiem, and took active role in Opera Scenes. He has studied
voice with Perryne Anker, Lynn Helding, and Jonathan Hays. His
post-graduate plans include rabbinical studies at the Hebrew Union College -
Jewish Institute of Religion. Eric has been an inspiration to his colleagues
and a force in the department.
has been awarded to two students: Ilana Rainero-de Haan, ’12
and George Bowerman, ’12.
Rainero-de Haan ’12, was born in San Francisco, CA and is a junior Music
Composition major at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She attended
The Walden School, a five-week music composition camp in New Hampshire, for
four summers while in high school. A pianist and composer, Ilana has been
studying piano for fifteen years and composition for six. In 2008 she was
awarded the ASCAP Irving Berlin summer camp scholarship and a commission to
write a piece for the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, which they premiered in New York
City and Philadelphia in June 2010. Last summer Ilana interned with the program
“Keeping Score” at the San Francisco Symphony. She is currently spending her
junior year abroad in Bologna, Italy, where she is an intern at the Museo della
Musica of Bologna.
Ilana is receiving this award for exceptional leadership and
commitment to the programs of the department, including leadership and organization
in the Music Society, her work as a student accompanist and her exceptional
achievements as a composer.
George Bowerman ‘12 is a rising
Senior music piano performance major. He contributes
greatly to the music community both on and off campus and as such stands as
a great ambassador for the college. He has given performances in
Philadelphia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and at prestigious summer
programs at Eastman School of Music and Brevard Music Center. On campus
George contributes as a soloist, and collaborative pianist, as a Teaching
Assistant for the Department, as orchestral pianist and a concerto soloist
with the Dickinson College Community Orchestra and is an active member of
the College Music Society.
Holmes ’11 majored in music
performance and studied violin with Dr. Blanka Bednarz. He has made a
rich contribution to the artistic life of the college and the community. Aubrey’s
commitment to chamber music has allowed him to participate in concerts with the
Dickinson College Collegium, as well
as the former Dickinson Artists in Residence, Florestan Recital Project. During the past few years, Aubrey
has participated in, and been a scholarship student at programs such as Music Naturally at the Pennsylvania Academy
of Music in Lancaster, PA., the International
Music Institute & Festival in Emmitsburg, MD., and The Brevard Music Center, in Brevard, NC., where among others, he
had the opportunity to play under the baton of and study with artists such as
Jonathan Carney, Arnold Steinhardt, Keith Lockhart, and JoAnn Falletta, and
where he represented Dickinson in the first violin section, front stands.
During the winter of 2009/10, Aubrey took part in a concert tour of China with
Sinfonietta Polonia, performing in cities such as Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian,
Shenyang and others. Aubrey has been a member of the Dickinson College
Orchestra where he played a significant leadership role: leading the second
violins and sectionals. He has also contributed his talents and taken
Dickinson's name to the larger community outside of Carlisle, playing in the
Shippensburg University Orchestra as principal second violin, as substitute for
the York Symphony Orchestra, among others. An avid chamber musician, Aubrey participated
in multiple (and simultaneous) ensembles, volunteering to support fellow
students in their recitals, in musicals, Weiss Prize performance (all these
well beyond the requirements of the degree). He has served in the Music Society.
While at home and at school, Aubrey has taken part in outreach for younger
musicians and students, having performed in and taught at many of the
elementary schools throughout the area, among others as part of the Dickinson
College Music Outreach Program, also mentoring younger colleagues, prospective students. Aubrey is a
two-time winner of the Dickinson College Concerto Competition. This spring he
performed Karol Szymanowski’s Violin
Concerto No. 2 with the Dickinson College Orchestra. Aubrey chose to
come to Dickinson to pursue excellent liberal arts education, but also to
pursue music at the highest level and prepare for graduate school in music and
the competitive world of music at large. He will enter a Master's of Music
program in performance at the Boston Conservatory in the fall.
We congratulate all recipients of the 2011 awards and wish them
every success in their artistic and other endeavors.