Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker, Director of the Program in Jazz Studies at Princeton, named in Down Beat magazine's 62nd Annual Critics Poll as #8 Rising Star Composer.
All in all, it’s an irresistible show, whatever the quality of the music. And with Sunday’s consistently excellent performances, it was possible to judge that music on its own terms. So Percussion lavished its talents on Bryce Dessner’s intensely pretty, utterly inert “Music for Wood and Strings.” The ensemble Contemporaneous attacked, with passion, the syrupy, listless lyricism of selections from Jherek Bischoff’s “Cistern.” Why was an in
3. Princeton University
Since Princeton holds the #8 spot as the best overall college in the U.S., the University will give you a wonderful education regardless of your major. The music school offers a major in music as well as a certificate through the Program in Musical Performance, which is perfect for students who want to focus on another field of study outside of Princeton’s esteemed music school.
For students who want to study and perform opera, coming to Princeton University allows them to pursue their musical interests while broadening their intellect with a liberal arts education. A wide variety of opera styles are studied and performed by Princeton students, and early opera (especially from the Baroque period) is a particular strength that has emerged from the Department of Music.
James Randall, professor emeritus of music, passed away on May 28, 2014. You can view or share comments on a blog intended to honor Professor Randall's life and legacy at blogs.princeton.edu/memorial/2014/06/james-randall/
James Randall, professor of music emeritus at Princeton University, died of heart failure on May 28 at his home in Princeton, New Jersey. He was 84. Composer, music theorist and author, Randall called himself "one of the granddaddies of electronic music." During the 1960s, he was among the first to experiment with computer music. Randall joined the Princeton faculty in 1958 and retired in 1991. With Paul Lansky, the William Shubael Conant Professor of Music; Godfrey Winham;
It was a bit like a reality television show called “The Composer,” or “Philharmonic Idol,” or perhaps just “Survivor.” After more than 400 composers ranging in age from 9 to 84 had submitted their scores, six finalists were chosen to come to Avery Fisher Hall to hear the New York Philharmonic play their pieces. It was an all-too-rare opportunity to hear their work brought to life by a leading orchestra. But an even bigger prize loomed: After the read-thr
Adriana Cherskov, a Princeton University senior who hopes to advance treatments for complex disorders such as autism, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The award gives outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom the opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. Cherskov is among 40 U.S. winners of the scholarship and the sixth Princetonian to win a 2014 Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The selection of Princeton seniors David Abugaber, Izzy Kas