Recent Research & Creative Activity
- Lenny Schranze was a competition judge for the American Viola Society National Conference.
- Lenny Schranze was an American Strings Teachers National Convention Presenter, “The
Balancing Act: How to Succeed in Music.”
- Tim Shui was invited as a guest artist to teach and perform at the Interlochen Violin
Intensive, a one-week program for national and international violin students.
- Kimberly Patterson received a $5,000 Grant from the University of Memphis for her
album of world premiere compositions on Parma Records, Still Life, Collected Music for Cello and Guitar by Stephen Goss.
- Kimberly Patterson is a featured cellist on the Naxos Label release of the flute chamber
works of Jacques Casterede album featuring Cobus Du Toit.
- Lily Afshar published “Intermediate Pieces for Classical Guitar” and “Beginning Pieces
for Classical Guitar” with Mel Bay Publications.
- Marcin Arendt was a featured soloist with Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
- Timothy Shiu taught at the Online Summer Arts Camp for Interlochen which was developed
in response to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that year.
- Kimberly Patterson soloed with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, performing the Ott
Double Cello Concerto.
- Marcin Arendt co-founded and was the artistic director for the Memphis in Poland International
Festival. The festival featured musicians from the Memphis area, including faculty
and students from the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, and shared the musical and
cultural heritage of Memphis internationally in collaboration with the National Civil
Rights Museum, the Pink Palace, and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau.
- Marcin Arendt co-organized and performed in the world premiere of the symphonic suite
featured in Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color: An Evening of Art and Music, a concert
highlighting the National Civil Rights Museum’s exhibition by photographer Andrew
Feiler. The program emphasized the musical legacy of Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCUs), and included the premiere of the exhibit inspired symphonic
suite, Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color – Part I A Heavy Lift, by African-American composer, Doug Hooker.
- Timothy Shiu performed as part of the New York Continuo Collective on a Fringe Concert
of the Boston Early Music Festival, the premier international festival for Early Music
held in this country.