Last April, the School of Music was notified that our flute professor, Alice Dade, was one of two recipients of the Provost's Outstanding Junior Faculty Research & Creative Activity Award. She was honored at a dinner October 24 hosted by Chancellor Cartwright and Provost Stokes in the Reynolds Alumni Center Columns Ballroom. The dinner and ceremony featured several award recipients in addition to faculty celebrating 25 years of service to the university.
Professor Dade has had an amazing year of creative activity stemming around the release of her first solo CD, Living Music. She made this recording at Skywalker Sound in Nicasio, California. The recording is being released in February 2018 by Naxos Records, the largest independent classical music label in the world. In 2016, her live performances included the Mozart Flute Quartet in D Major as part of One Asia Festival in Busan, South Korea and a peer-reviewed appearance with a trio at the National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, California. Another significant achievement in 2016 was the invitation to become a Powell Artist. Powell Flutes is a leading producer of handmade professional flutes and piccolos and they hand-select their "Artists" based on a significant reputation and talent. Prof Dade (as her students call her) will begin work this next semester on a new PBS TV series about classical music called Now Hear This, and will guest star in an episode dedicated to the history of the flute.