- Page One
- • Wrestling with great books and ideas
- • University offers admission to 9.5 percent of applicants
- • New chemistry approach promises less expensive drugs
- • Construction starts on new building between engineering, social sciences
- • Davis gift establishes endowment for International Center
- • Study of coastal disasters yields surprising findings, arresting images
- • Historic map exhibition, lecture set on exploring Africa, April 15
- Freshman Seminars overview
- • Thinking critically about computing, biology and society
- • Freshmen get a taste of chemistry — through chocolate
- • ‘Troubling’ students’ beliefs about black music
- • Spotlight
- The Bulletin is published weekly during the academic year, except during University breaks and exam weeks, by the Office of Communications. Second class postage paid at Princeton. Postmaster: Send address changes to Princeton Weekly Bulletin, Office of Communications, Princeton University, 22 Chambers St., Suite 201, Princeton, NJ 08542. Permission is given to adapt, reprint or excerpt material from the Bulletin for use in other media.
- Subscriptions. The Bulletin is distributed free to faculty, staff and students. Others may subscribe to the Bulletin for $30 for the 2006-07 academic year (half price for current Princeton parents and people over 65). Send a check to Office of Communications, Princeton University, 22 Chambers St., Suite 201, Princeton, NJ 08542.
- Deadlines. In general, the copy deadline for each issue is the Friday 10 days in advance of the Monday cover date. The deadline for the Bulletin that covers April 23-29 is Friday, April 13. A complete publication schedule is available at www.princeton.edu/ pr/ pwb/ deadlines.html; or by calling (609) 258-3601.
- Editor: Ruth Stevens Calendar editor: Shani Hilton Staff writers: Jennifer Greenstein Altmann, Eric Quiñones Contributing writers: Emily Aronson, Chad Boutin, Cass Cliatt, Teresa Riordan, Steven Schultz Photographers: Denise Applewhite, John Jameson Design: Maggie Westergaard Web edition: Mahlon Lovett
By the numbers
Passion for music
Princeton NJ — Many Princeton students relish the opportunity to pursue their passion for music while on campus. From the Glee Club to courses in opera and world music cultures, the University has diverse offerings.
- The first undergraduate courses in music were introduced at Princeton in 1934, but music had played an important part in student life since the late 1800s, when step-singing became a tradition on campus. One-tenth of the student body was taking at least one music course during its time at the University by 1937, when the curriculum was expanded to offer undergraduates the opportunity to concentrate on the study of the theory and history of music.
- The Department of Music was established in 1946 and given a home in Clio Hall. Arthur Mendel, a prominent authority on the music of Bach, served as chair of the department from 1952 to 1967, relocating it to the Woolworth Center of Musical Studies in the fall of 1963.
- Today the department offers a wide range of courses in the study of composition, music history and music theory, as well as opportunities to combine these with performance work.
- In recent years the department has had several majors who have gone on to successful performing careers, including the pianist Robert Taub, jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan and singer Mimi Fulme.
Sources: “A Princeton Companion” by Alexander Leitch and the Department of Music website.