New edition of Titan edited by Professor Emeritus Stephen E. Hefling selected for honor

Stephen E. Hefling, professor emeritus of music at the College of Arts and Sciences, edited a new edition of Gustav Mahler’s Titan, which was recently honored by the German Music Publishers’ Association. The edition was selected from more than 7,000 entrants for a 2020 “Best Edition” prize. Read more about the award.   The...

Joan Terr Ronis Memorial Recital Winners Announced

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2020-21 Joan Terr Ronis Annual Memorial Recital Prize, Dana D'Orlando, oboe and Allison Siekmann, violin. Dana and Allison earned this honor by demonstrating exceptional musicianship in their recent spring jury auditions. As co-winners of the prize, both students will receive a...

Concerto Competition Winners Announced

Each spring, CWRU undergraduate students compete in recital format for an opportunity to perform as a soloist with Symphony Orchestra or Symphonic Winds the following academic year. Up to 5 winners can be selected during this highly anticipated event. The Department of Music is proud to offer this competition...

Messages for the CWRU Music Class of 2020

Help us celebrate the CWRU Class of 2020! Current students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni are all invited to send a message or record a special video for the Department of Music graduating class or for your favorite graduating Spartan (music majors, minors or ensemble members). Messages, along with graduation/award...

Anna O’Connell and Paul Abdullah | KSL Book Collecting Contest Winners

Graduate students Anna O'Connell (HPP DMA) and Paul Abdullah (Musicology PhD) are winners of the Kelvin Smith Library Book Collecting Prize. Click here to read the announcement. To be considered for the contest, students had to submit a 500-1500 word essay describing the theme of their collection and an annotated...

Spartan Spotlight: Making Music While Practicing Social Distance

Sarah Coffman, a third-year Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) student in the Department of Music’s Historical Performance Practice program, said she can’t stay sane without playing Renaissance music. While practicing social distance in her family’s Chicago home, she has no colleagues with whom to perform it. So she came up...

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