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Susan McClary and Robert Walser Establish Fellowship with American Council of Learned Societies

Endowment Gift of $1.6 Million Establishes Annual Award
From The American Council of Learned Societies: 6/15/2017
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the establishment of the Susan McClary and Robert Walser Fellowship in Music Studies. …Read more.

Alice Culin-Ellison Named Bourbon Baroque Partner

The Board of Directors and Founding Artistic Director John Austin Clark of Bourbon Baroque have selected Alice Culin-Elison as artistic partner for Bourbon Baroque effective immediately. …Read more.

Acis and Galatea, Now Available on YouTube

May 1 and 2, 2017 the Historical Performance Program presented Acis and Galatea at Harkness Chapel.  The production can now be viewed on YouTube.  
Acis & Galatea: Act 1
Acis & Galatea: Act 2

This mythical story of love, death and redemption between a shepherd, a sea nymph and a one-eyed giant (Cyclops) is masterfully brought to life by Handel’s musical imagination. …Read more.

Scherber to be Appointed Assistant Professor and Director of Bands

Dr. Ryan Scherber, who has served as Full-Time Lecturer in the Department of Music since 2014 and as Interim Director of Bands since 2016, will be appointed Assistant Professor in Music Education and Director of Bands, effective July 1, 2017. …Read more.

Allison Monroe Awarded Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship from Early Music America

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.

Lisa Koops, Associate Professor of Music Education (CWRU) Wins Grammy Foundation Grant

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.

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