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Ciepluch Retires

Date posted: July 13th, 2016

Dr. Gary Ciepluch has retired from Case Western Reserve University after 28 years of service to the Department of Music. During his time as Director of Bands at CWRU, he oversaw an enormous expansion of our bands program, enhanced our Joint Music Program with the Cleveland Institute of Music through his work with the University Circle Wind Ensemble, and developed the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony into a hugely successful program for musically-inclined high school students in the greater Cleveland area. …Read more.


Cool Spaces: Harkness Chapel at CWRU (photos)

Date posted: June 30th, 2016

Today Harkness Chapel, primarily used as an academic space, hosts CWRU Department of Music performances, but the gorgeous neo-Gothic chapel also has a rich history. …Read more.


Alum Publishes Meantone Temperaments on Lutes and Viols

Date posted: June 29th, 2016

CWRU Graduate and Professor of Musicology at Florida International University, David Dolata recently published a new book, Meantone Temperaments on Lutes and Viols from Indiana University Press. …Read more.


Summer Hours & Construction Updates

Date posted: June 21st, 2016

Stay up to date on the construction activity around Haydn Hall and Harkness Chapel/Classroom this summer by visiting our Music Facilities page! 
During the Republican National Convention (RNC)There will be a significant reduction in Case Western Reserve University operations while the the RNC meets in Cleveland from Monday, July 18 through Thursday, July 21.   …Read more.


$1 million commitment supports Center for Popular Music Studies

Date posted: June 6th, 2016

From The Daily: Popular music thrives as a form of entertainment, but it also influences history and culture—from songs that stoked public support for U.S. involvement in World War I to today’s artists addressing race and gender issues through their work. …Read more.


Lisa Rainsong Talks About Nature’s Songs at Cleveland Stories at the Music Box

Date posted: May 31st, 2016

Cleveland Stories Dinner PartiesMusic Box Supper ClubWednesday, June 8 | 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
Music of the Cuyahoga — From Burning River to Nature SanctuaryLisa Rainsong
Clevelander Lisa Rainsong is a singer, composer and teacher who teaches at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she earned her doctor of music in composition and performs with Cleveland-based professional vocal group Quire Cleveland. …Read more.

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