June 2017 Alumni, Faculty and Student Happenings



Two CVPA faculty members received promotions. These were Joan Dickinson from the Department of design, and Trish Winter from the Department of Music. Dickenson advanced to full professor and Winter gained a promotion to associate professor.


Congratulations to theatre alumna Faye Armon-Troncoso, properties supervisor for "Oslo." It won best play at the Tony Awards.

Music alumnus Daniel Boothe is the new music director and conductor for Symphonicity, the symphony orchestra of Virginia Beach.

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Meredith Bowen, assistant professor of music, presented and conducted her choral composition “Alma Redemptoris Mater” at the Choral Music Experience Institute for Choral Teacher Education in Lansing, Michigan.

Z.L. Feng, art professor, won best of show for his booth at the Taubman Museum of art’s Annual Sidewalk Art Show.

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Theatre alumna Kathleen Harshberger and theatre professor Wesley Young collaborated on the script for the new Mary Draper Ingles play at Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast.

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Assistant professor of art Yumiko Ichikawa’s paintings are on exhibit at Art Pannonia in Blacksburg. The title of her show is “Working With Live Models,” which will run until the end of the month.

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Congratulations to past Governor’s School student Irene Johnson for her award-winning pieces in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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Art alumna Allie Kelley’s artwork is featured in Juxapoz Magazine. Her art is part of SaveArtSpace’s “The Future Is Female” project and exhibition.

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Music alumnus Will Krysiek has accepted a full-time guitar/music instructor position at St. Aloysius Catholic School and Church in Birmingham, Alabama, as their music teacher and music director. 

Music major Kat McLean is an instructor at Wayne Theatre’s summer theatre camps in Waynesboro, Virginia. She is working on productions of “Xanadu” and “Shrek.”

Robert Trent, professor of music, presented "Extended Techniques in 20th & 21st Century Solo American Repertoire" at the Guitar Foundation of America’s 2017 Convention at California State University Fullerton.

Music alumnus Matt Warnock is the new director of bands at Pulaski County High School in Dublin, Virginia.

Dance alumna Anne Williams helped build the community-centered Mountainside Dance Center in Rappahannock, Virginia. This spring they produced their first production, “Blue Ridge Fairy


Dance student Sebrena Williamson is one of five Calfee Girl's for the Pulaksi Yankees this summer. Calfee Girls perform during the games of this Appalachian League team.

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Jun 22, 2017
Lesile King