The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 as an honor society of the country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. Founding members include William Merritt Chase, Kenyon Cox, Daniel Chester French, Childe Hassam, Henry James, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Vedder, and Woodrow Wilson.
Former Princeton University Jazz Program student and saxophonist Max Abrams ’99 was nominated for two more Grammy Awards this year as part of the Grammy Award-winning band The Mavericks.
Boston-based ensemble Grand Harmonie will present a semi-staged performance of Beethoven's only opera Fidelio on January 23, 2016 at 7:30PM at Richardson Auditorium, the first on period instruments in the United States. The production is led by Princeton alumnus Geoffrey McDonald, and is supported in part by the Department of Music, the Department of German, and the Lewis Center for the Arts. Professor Scott Burnham will lead a post-performance talk-back.
William Scheide, a member of the Class of 1936, musician, bibliophile and philanthropist committed to furthering the depth and breadth of the arts and humanities at Princeton University, died of natural causes at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, on Nov. 14. He was 100.
"Bill Scheide was a wise and compassionate gentleman whose generosity greatly benefited Princeton and our society as a whole," said President Christopher L. Eisgruber. "Bill established a lasting legacy at