Congratulations to Allison Monroe! Monroe was awarded the 2017, Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship from Early Music America. This award is given by EMA to “an outstanding and highly-motivated (and possibly unconventional) young performer of medieval music who seeks to widen his/her experience through more advanced study and/or auditions in Europe.” The recipient is chosen by a jury of musicians who knew or worked with the great medieval music specialist and teacher, Barbara Thornton (1950-1998), who came to Europe from New York in 1970, filled with plans to study early music, and went on to co-found the medieval music ensemble Sequentia with Benjamin Bagby in 1977. …Read more.
Singing together in the car or a lullaby before bed, discussing issues of power and privilege raised in the musical Hamilton, or improvising lyrics to a catchy melody—these are among the many ways music can be its own instrument in interactions between parents and children. …Read more.
Daniel Batchelder, PhD candidate in musicology, received the Graduate Dean’s Instructional Excellence Award.
Mandy Smith, PhD candidate in musicology, received the Graduate Student Appreciation Award. …Read more.
Congratulations to our 2017-18 Leonard and Joan Ronis Annual Memorial Recital Winners!
William (Will) Spallino, trombone
Madeline (Maddy) Yankell, soprano
As co-winners of the prize, Will and Maddy will jointly perform the Ronis Memorial Recital in late October, 2017, and will be honored at the undergraduate awards ceremony in the spring of 2018. …Read more.
Monday and Tuesday, May 1 & 2 2017, 7:30pm, Harkness Chapel (free admission). After a 30-year hiatus, the CWRU Historical Performance program is proud to bring George Frederick Handel’s magnificent pastoral opera Acis and Galatea once again to Harkness Chapel. …Read more.
Margaret Haigh will be giving a recital entitled “Welt, gute Nacht: A Journey from Loss to Contentment” on Friday, April 21st at 6:00PM. The location will be Reinberger Hall in the Cleveland Museum of Art (11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106). …Read more.