The Department warmly congratulates Matthew Ricketts, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Composition, Texts—Textures—Intertexts: The Orchestral Worlds of Brian Cherney, on May 12, 2017.
The Department warmly congratulates Christopher Trapani, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Composition, Convergence Lines: A Musical Distillation of Thomas Pynchon’s V, on April 28, 2017.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Benjamin Hansberry, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in music theory, Phenomenon and Abstraction: Coordinating Concepts in Music Theory and Analysis, on May 3, 2017.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Maeve Sterbenz, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in music theory, Moving with Music: Approaches to the Analysis of Movement-Music Interactions, on May 9, 2017.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Orit Hilewicz, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in music theory, Listening to Ekphrastic Musical Compositions, on April 26, 2017.
Chris Washburne's newest CD release and review: Rags & Roots
Core Lecturer Mahir Cetiz (DMA, Composition, 2013) has been awarded a 2017 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Shannon Garland (Ph.D., Ethnomusicology, 2014) has been awarded postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA and in Brazil.
Alec Hall (DMA, Composition, 2015) has been awarded a 2017 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Caleb Mutch has been appointed a Post-Doctoral Resident Scholar and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Indiana University.
Nicholas J. Chong has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Adam Kielman (PhD, 2016) has been appointed Assistant Professor in Music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Alumna Sara Snyder (PhD, 2016) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Director of the Cherokee Language Program at Western Carolina University.
The Department's annual newsletter with faculty, student, and alumni news and accomplishments of the past year is now available for download.
STEPHANIE CHOU, a singer, saxophonist, and composer from NY, combines classical and Chinese influences with jazz and pop harmony and rhythm. She released an album, Asymptote, which features fresh arrangements of Chinese classics including "Kangding Love Song," "The Moon Represents My Heart," a tongue-twister about Eating Grapes, and a setting of one of LiBai's most famous poems.