Several students and alumni recently connected at the Chant and Culture conference in Vancouver. From left are Barbara Swanson (CWRU PhD 2013), Alanna Ropchock (CWRU PhD candidate), Janet Youngdahl (CWRU DMA 2003), Armin Karim (CWRU PhD candidate) and William P. Mahrt, the honoree of the conference and the keynote speaker.
Mahrt’s first academic appointment was at CWRU and he served as an advisor to current Music faculty member Ross Duffin while Duffin was studying at Stanford. Swanson and Youngdahl were two of the organizers of the conference. Ropchock and Karim are current advisees of CWRU professor David Rothenberg.