So what? So Percussion! That drumming you’ve heard in Princeton for the past week emanates from the sixth annual So Percussion Summer Institute. The program will roll, rattle and rumble until Aug. 2, with a total of nine concerts, 18 world premieres and 14 performances of works by Princeton-affiliated composers. Many of the concerts are free and take place throughout the Princeton community, in locations such as the Princeton Record Exchange, Small World Coffee and Albert Hinds
The 2013-14 year in the arts at Princeton was captured on smartphones, video and the Web — and shared on various social media platforms. Dive into the Arts at Princeton Tumblr to find out: How the Big Apple figured into Princeton's celebration of Shakespeare's 450th birthday; Which opera diva held a student master class before performing in the Princeton University Concerts series; Why Michael Cadden, chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, wields an orange pen
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Princeton University Department of Music announce the four composers of the inaugural NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, a multi-faceted program that promotes new music and emerging composers. The Institute is a collaboration between the NJSO and the Princeton University Department of Music and is generously funded in part by the Edward T. Cone Foundation. Selected from an international applicant pool of 28 university composition students an
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.