Class of 2017
Katherine Campbell, harp
Katherine Campbell (harp) is a senior from Danville, Va. She began playing the harp at age 10 and is currently a student of Laura Byrne. This semester, Katherine is performing in a number of musical contexts including UNC Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 4 in collaboration with Carolina Performing Arts and UNC Wind Ensemble’s performance of Prokofiev’s Ode to the End of the War. Katherine spent the spring semester of 2016 studying in Sydney, Australia, where she studied with Alice Giles at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Upon her return to UNC in Fall 2016, Katherine studied and performed Ravel’s Intro and Allegro with a chamber group led by Professor Tonu Kalam. In the Summer 2015, she studied in London at King’s College and studied harp with Skaila Kanga. Katherine has attended the Virginia Residential Governor’s School for Visual and Performing Arts, served as principal harpist of the Danville Symphony Orchestra for five years, and been a four-year participant in the Young Artists Harp Seminar in Rabun Gap, Ga. Katherine is a member of Alpha Chi Omega and UNC Admissions Ambassadors, and is pursuing a double major in music and business administration. After graduation, Katherine plans to attend a one-year master’s program in Global Commerce at the University of Virginia.
Ethan Chu, piano
Ethan Chu (piano) is a senior from Chapel Hill, N.C. His piano background includes studies with John Ruggero and masterclasses with Boris Slutsky, John Perry, the Tokyo String Quartet, and the Perlman/Quint/Bailey Trio. Ethan also presented the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the UNC Symphony Orchestra in February 2016 as a winner of the UNC Concerto Competition. He performed in the UNC Etude Festival in Fall 2014 and the “Reanimating Warsaw” project curated by Prof. Andrea Bohlman in Spring 2015, where he performed contemporary Polish solo piano works by composer Marta Ptaszyńska. As a chamber musician, Ethan performed in the UNC Pleyel Celebration Concert and advanced to the final rounds of the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition as a member of the Piedmont Trio in 2013. In recent years, he was selected to compete in the Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition, and won awards in competitions sponsored by the North Carolina Symphony, the Winston-Salem Symphony, East Carolina University, and the Music Teacher’s National Association. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and a second major in Computer Science. Ethan is a student of Thomas Otten.
Madeline Edwards, soprano
Madeline Edwards (soprano) is a senior from Goldsboro, N.C. She has studied with Elaine Baker and Dr. Marilyn Taylor as a student at the University of North Carolina School for the Arts, and participated in masterclasses with Anthony Dean Griffey, Lori Laitman, and Marquita Lister. In 2015, Madeline performed the role of Rosalinda in UNC Opera’s production of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. Her extensive theater and choral experience also includes appearances in UNCSA’s production of Puccini’s La Rondine and with the National Honors Chorus in 2011. In 2012, Madeline won the Most Outstanding High School Female Award in both the state and regional competitions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions. Outside of school, Madeline has worked as the music specialist at Camp Don Lee. This summer, Madeline will be participating in the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival in Italy. There, she will be performing the role of Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Madeline is a student of Louise Toppin.
Atticus Reynolds, percussion
Atticus Reynolds (percussion) is a senior from Chapel Hill, N.C. After beginning percussion study at age 6, Atticus progressed quickly towards studies in drum set and the jazz tradition. He is a member of the UNC Jazz Band, UNC Jazz Combo A, and Charanga Carolina. His time at UNC-Chapel Hill led to an avid interest in Latin music and folkloric rhythm. Atticus spent Summer 2015 studying hand drums and African disasporic music at the Conservatory in Puerto Rico. In December 2015, he traveled back to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to record a full album of original music with Puerto Rican musicians. This album Ventana will be out in Summer 2017. A working musician in the Triangle area, Atticus is active in many genres of music as well as providing drum instruction to local youth. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree with a minor in entrepreneurship. Atticus is a student of Juan Álamo.