Alumni News

Dr. Sean Parr Publishes Book, Is Promoted to Full Professor at St. Anselm College, & Will Be in Residence at Dartmouth College

Dr. Sean Parr (GSAS '10) has a number of recent accomplishments to announce. He recently published his first book, Vocal Virtuosity: The Origins of the Coloratura Soprano in Nineteenth-Century Opera (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Dr. Onur Yıldırım Defends Dissertation

The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Onur Yıldırım, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Phonetics-based Techniques in My Compositional Methodology and Two Compositions: 'ŠÀ {karāz}' for large ensemble and 'eschaton according to bēl-rē'u-šu' for percussion trio" on May 24, 2021.

Dr. Anne Levitsky Appointed Lecturer in Music at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia

Dr. Anne Levitsky (GSAS '18) has been appointed Lecturer in Music at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She will be teaching in their Interdisciplinary Centre for Western Civilisation while also working with students and other faculty in the School of Music.

Dr. Mario Cancel-Bigay Defends Dissertation

The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Mario Cancel-Bigay, who on May 17, 2021 successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in Ethnomusicology entitled "Sounds that Fall Through the Cracks, and Other Silences and Acts of Love: Decoloniality and Anticolonialism in Puerto Rican 'Nueva Canción' and 'Chanson Québécoise.'"

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