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.
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.
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.