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Rochester Review
March–April 2013
Vol. 75, No. 4

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Evangeline Rimbach (PhD) (see ’60 College).


John Ferguson (DMA) has received the F. Melius Christiansen Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. John retired last year after 29 years as the Elliot and Klara Stockdal Johnson Professor of Organ and Church Music and cantor to the student congregation at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.


New York City–based singer Moira Danis has released Some People’s Lives (self-published), a compilation of songs from new and established writers. The CD is her third.


Los Angeles jazz keyboardist Scott Healy has released Hudson City Suite (Hudson City Records). The recording features nine original tracks, performed by an 11-piece ensemble that includes trumpeter Tim Hagans.


James Ripley (DMA) has received the Carlo A. Sperati Award from Luther College, from which he received a bachelor of arts degree in music education in 1981. James is a professor of music and the director of instrumental activities at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. The award, named after a 1888 Luther College graduate and founder of the school’s concert band, recognizes outstanding service in instrumental music education.


Kiyoaki (Kiyo) Kojima (see ’00 College).


Horn player J. Greg (J. G.) Miller performed with the Who during the group’s 2012–13 “Quadrophenia and More Tour,” which began last November and ended in February, as well as at “12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief,” held last December to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.


Trombonist and composer Nick Finzer has released his debut recording, Exposition (Outside in Music). Bassist David Baron ’10E also performs on the CD.


David Baron (see ’09).


Lo-An Lin (MM) won the gold medal at the San Antonio International Piano Competition last October. The award included a cash prize and an invitation to perform a solo recital with the San Antonio Symphony.