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  1. Composer Ricky Ian Gordon will be SMTD’s commencement speaker

    Ricky Ian Gordon, a world renowned composer of vocal music, will be the featured speaker for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Commencement Ceremony on Friday, April 27, 2018, in Hill Auditorium. The doors at Hill open at 3:15 pm and the ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00 pm. No tickets are necessary. Ricky Ian Gordon studied piano, composition, and acting at Carnegie Mellon University. After…

  2. M-Prize Announces 2018 Semi-Finalists

    M-Prize, the international chamber arts competition with the largest prize pool in the world–$200,000+, including a $100,000 grand prize–has announced the semi-finalists who will compete in live semi-final and final rounds in their bid to win the largest chamber music prize in the world. A complete list of the competitors is now posted on the…

  3. The Society for Music Research hosts “Music and Borders”

    The SMTD graduate student association, the Society for Music Research, is pleased to announce its 2018 graduate-student conference, to be be held on March 10-11 in Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall in the Earl V. Moore Building. This year, the conference theme is “Music and Borders” and the keynote address, presented by Dr. Alejandro L….

  4. Prof. Michael Daugherty’s new CD features Prof. Amy Porter, alumna Carol Jantsch, and Dame Evelyn Glennie

    A new CD on the Naxos American Classics label features three concerti (and two world premiere recordings) by GRAMMY Award-winner Michael Daugherty, professor of composition at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Titled Dreamachine, the album is performed by the Albany Symphony under music director David Alan Miller. It includes: Trail of Tears* for…

  5. Prof. Ellen Rowe honored as Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

    Ellen Rowe, professor of jazz and contemporary improvisation, is among four faculty members who have been recognized for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education as this year’s Arthur F. Thurnau Professors. Rowe was cited for fostering distinguished recording, performing, and teaching careers for numerous students. The first female chair of a major university jazz department in…