Tuesday, May 3 2016 at 4:30PM in Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall. Free and Open to All.
Scott Burnham, the current Scheide Professor of Music History, has been a beloved member of the Princeton University Department of Music for over two decades. It is with great sadness that we must bid him farewell as he goes on to continue spreading his wisdom elsewhere, but also with immense gratitude for all that he has given to our community. We hope that this celebration will be able t
"The world of Sub-Saharan African music is immensely rich and diverse, containing a plethora of repertoires and traditions. In The African Imagination in Music, renowned music scholar Kofi Agawu offers an introduction to the major dimensions of this music and the values upon which it rests. Agawu leads his readers through an exploration of the traditions, structural elements, instruments, and performative techniques that characterize the music. In sections that focus upon rhythm, melod
Congratulations to Juri Seo, Assistant Professor of Music, for having been selected as one of twelve Guggenheim Fellows in Music Composition. She joins Daniel Garber, the Stuart Professor of Philosophy, for "How Philosophy Became Modern in the 17th Century" and Raphael Xavier, visiting lecturer in dance and the Lewis Center for the Arts, for choreography, Princeton colleagues who have also received fellowships this year.
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.
In a ceremony at the National Concert Hall held on 6 March, the opera won the award in a category which included nominations for operas from Northern Ireland Opera, Cork Operatic Society, and Wexford Festival Opera.
"Below, four members of the Department of Music describe their creative process, the surprising upside of learning composition at a liberal arts university versus a conservatory, and the challenges and rewards of developing and performing new work. You can also view video clips of a work-in-progress by senior Stephanie Leotsakos and new works by Assistant Professor of Music Donnacha Dennehy and graduate student Yuri Boguinia."
"With its balance of bold colour palettes, strong melodic profiles, and unexpected performative elements, composer Anna Pidgorna’s work has been catching eyes and ears of late. Her chamber opera On the Eve of Ivan Kupalorecieved a 2013 SOCAN Foundation Award, and Light-Play through Curtain Holes, a solo accordion piece, represented Canada at the ISCM World New Music Days 2013 in Vienna..."
The Department of Music congratulates the winners of this year’s concerto competition: pianist Evan Chow ’16, violinist Jessie Chen ’16, soprano Solène Le Van ’18, and violinist Samantha Cody ’17.
Professor Manabe's monograph, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima, has just been released from Oxford University Press.
Nuclear power has been a contentious issue in Japan since the 1950s, and in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, the conflict has only grown. Government agencies and the nuclear industry continue to push a nuclear agenda, while mainstream media has adhered to the official line that Japan needs nuclear power. Neverth
You may now register for studio lessons for the Spring 2016 semester!