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Starts: January 24, 2015 - 8:00pm
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Starts: January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Starts: January 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
Pennsylvania Quintet
Pennsylvania Quintet Celebrates Anniversary with Composer Residency and Commission
Congratulations to the Pennsylvania Quintet, the faculty woodwind quintet of the School of Music, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in October 2014. A concert to honor the anniversary will take place on April 12 in Esber Recital Hall. The program includes a composition commissioned from Philadelphia-based composer Andrea Clearfield. Titled “Compass Kaleidoscope,” the work is based on five quilt patterns chosen by each individual member of the quintet. The composition will be...
Graham Sanders
Sanders Appointed Visiting Artist-in-Residence
The School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of heldentenor Graham Sanders as visiting artist-in-residence, beginning spring 2015. Sanders, a native of Chichester, England, received diplomas from the London College of Music, and studied with distinguished faculty at the University of Cincinnati (William McGraw) and Indiana University (James King). His career was launched in 1990 when the Lauritz Melchior Heldentenor Society recognized his talent and awarded him a major...
Burt Fenner
Scholarship Created in Memory of Burt Fenner
The children of Burt Fenner have established the Burt L. Fenner Scholarship in Music Composition in his memory, to provide recognition and financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Music. Fenner, who died in October 2013, was a longtime faculty member in the School of Music, teaching composition, theory and electronic music until his retirement in 1994. According to Fenner’s son, William, he and his sister, Deborah, wanted to establish the...
Student Spotlight
Corey Durham

Professional Performance Certificate candidate Corey Durham has been named a winner of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble’s 2014-15 Concerto Competition. He will play “Three Miniatures” by Anthony Plog with the ensemble in an upcoming...

Faculty Spotlight
Marica Tacconi

Congratulations to Marica Tacconi, whose essay about the illuminated choirbooks of Florence Cathedral (Il Duomo) was published in the new book Make a Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral (...

Alumni Spotlight
Lin He, violin

Violinist Lin He (M.M. '00) performed at Carnegie Hall on November 22, 2014, playing a full program of the music of Dinos Constantinides with Margaret O’Connell, mezzo-soprano; Robert DiLutis, clarinet; and Michael Gurt, piano. The...