Faculty News

Arabic Translation of Alessandra Ciucci's Writing Published by the Edition La Croisée des Chemins and the Académie du Royaume du Maroc

The Arabic translation of Alessandra Ciucci's writing on Moroccan professional female singer-dancers (shikhat) and on the musicopoetic genre ‘aiṭa, was published as a collection by the Edition La Croisée des Chemins in partnership with the Académie du Royaume du Maroc.

Zosha Di Castri Commissioned by Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Zosha Di Castri was commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to write a song cycle for acclaimed soprano Barbara Hannigan, entitled "In the Half-Light." With a libretto written by renowned author Tash Aw, the cycle received its world premiere in Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall on May 19 and 21, 2022, conducted by Gustavo Gimeno.

Magdalena Stern-Baczewska Premieres Charles Fox's Fantaisie for Clarinet, Piano, and Orchestra

Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (Director, MPP), together with clarinetist Carol McGonnel and Orchestre de Chambre du Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau, gave a U.S. premiere of Charles Fox's Fantaisie for Clarinet, Piano, and Orchestra, with the composer at the podium.

Professor Alessandra Ciucci Publishes New Book: The Voice of the Rural: Music, Poetry, and Masculinity among Migrant Moroccan Men in Umbria

Alessandra Ciucci, assistant professor of music, has published a new monograph The Voice of the Rural: Music, Poetry, and Masculinity among Migrant Moroccan Men in Umbria. The book is available through the University of Chicago Press.

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