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David Harary (B.A., Clarinet, 2015) Named URECA Researcher of the Month

April 1, 2015 Comments off

David Harary is a senior majoring in Music who has been involved in neuroscience research in the laboratory of Dr. Mary Kritzer (Neurobiology & Behavior) since his junior year. Funding for David’s project, “Non Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease: roles for sex and sex hormone effects on subthalamo-prefrontal connections” was provided in Summer 2014 by URECA. David will be presenting a poster on his research at the upcoming URECA campus-wide undergraduate research exhibition on APRIL 29th.

David is a Clarinetist/Bass Clarinetist, and will soon be performing an honors Senior Recital, with a preconcert lecture on April 12, at 12 PM in the Staller Center for the Arts Recital Hall that he prepared for under the mentorship of Professor Emerita Sarah Fuller and Doctoral Candidate Taylor Massey. David was a finalist in the 2014 and 2015 SB Undergraduate Concerto Competitions, and has developed his musicianship throughout his time at SB from his involvement with chamber and orchestral music ensembles. David also is a rower with Stony Brook University Crew, routinely practicing at 5:30am on Stony Brook Harbor. In his freshman year, David was named a Leadership and Service (LDS) Undergraduate College Fellow. He has served as a Teaching Assistant for Organic Chemistry; and as a Student Advisor to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

David was born in NYC, and attended New Rochelle High School in Westchester. After attending a one-year Master’s in Neuroscience program at King’s College London, he plans to go to medical school.

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Bill Kalinkos (DMA, 2009) Appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Missouri School of Music

August 28, 2014 Comments off

Bill Kalinkos (DMA 2009) was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Missouri School of Music for the 2014- 15 academic year. He previously served on the faculties of the University of California at Berkeley and Santa Cruz. Bill maintains an active performance schedule with the new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, which presents concerts in New York City, Poland, Denver, St. Louis, and South Korea this season. In addition, Bill will perform John Adams’ concerto “Gnarly Buttons” with Eco Ensemble in Venice, Italy, the Mozart Concerto with the Eureka Symphony in California, and Scott MacAllister’s “Black Dog” with the Mizzou Wind Ensemble.

Categories: Alumni, Appointments, Clarinet

David Davani (Undergraduate Baritone/Clarinetist) Wins National Award

March 27, 2013 Comments off

Stony Brook undergraduate music major David Davani has been honored for the second time by the National YoungArts Foundation. He was named one of the foundation’s 2013 winners for baritone voice. A multi-talented musician, Davani won the same award last year on clarinet, the instrument with which he won the recent Stony Brook Undergraduate Concerto Competition.

The up to 150 chosen YoungArts national winners across the arts converge on National Arts Week in Miami, mid-April, to participate in masterclasses, performances, workshops and the opportunity to vie for up to $10,000 in individual prize money. Additionally, the YoungArts Foundation strives to provide training and networking opportunities for its winners. Last year, David participated in a master class and performed at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City for clarinet. This year he was invited for a master class for clarinet provided by YoungArts through New World Symphony and again invited this year for a master class and performance in voice at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

Categories: Awards, Clarinet, Voice
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