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Music journalist and historian Ann Powers to visit CWRU [UPDATED!]

Date posted: October 17th, 2014

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One of the nation’s most notable music critics, Ann Powers has been writing for The Record, NPR’s blog about finding, making, buying, sharing and talking about music, since April 2011. She can also be heard on NPR’s newsmagazines and music programs. Prior to her American Music Masters keynote address, Powers will join the Department of Music for a question and answer session about her work as a music journalist and historian on Friday Oct. [...Read more]

Music Education Students Participate in OCMEA Fall Conference

Date posted: October 14th, 2014

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On Saturday, September 27, several undergraduate and graduate Music Education students participated in the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (OCMEA) Fall Conference. Students engaged in interactive general music workshops and listened to presentations focused on best practices for school music teachers. Sessions included  creative uses of music technology in the classroom, suggestions on how to reach a larger population of school students, and professional tips from an experienced school administrator. After an eventful day, [...Read more]

19th Annual Music Masters

Date posted: October 13th, 2014

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University will honor the Everly Brothers during the 19th Annual Music Masters. The weeklong celebration begins on Monday, October 20, and will feature interviews, panels, concerts, films and educational programs throughout the week. On Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Ann Powers will present “Brand New Heartache: The Everly Brothers and the Exquisite Reveal of the American Teen Heart” at Case Western Reserve’s Wolstein Auditorium, [...Read more]

Case Western Reserve University alumna Esther Erb ’08 has qualified for the United States Olympic Trials

Date posted: October 8th, 2014

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For the second time in her career, Case Western Reserve music and cognitive science alumna Esther Erb ’08 has qualified for the United States Olympic Trials.
On Sunday, Erb won the Twin Cities Marathon with the second-best time of her career (2 hours, 34 minutes, 1 second) despite losing 30 seconds to a late bathroom break.
“I was trailing [Heather Lieberg and Brianne Nelson] for a long time,” said Erb, 28, a native of Roanoke, Virginia. [...Read more]

Cornetto Masterclass

Date posted: October 2nd, 2014

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Bruce Dickey, premier cornettist and pedagogue will teach a masterclass at CWRU on Thursday, October 9th, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Harkness Chapel. Dickey teaches at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland. His class will include a presentation on basic 17th-century ornamentation and he will then work with various baroque chamber ensembles.
This event would be of special interest to trumpet players, since the cornetto shares a similar mouthpiece with the trumpet, [...Read more]