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  • "This journey begun with an invitation by my Dartmouth colleague Dr. William Summers and Dr. Walter Clark of U. C. Riverside to perform in a Symposium they co-chaired and presented at their respective institutions.  Titled Encuentro Filipino 2008, Rediscovering a Hispanic Nation: The Fine and Performing Arts in the Philippine Islands before the Invasion of 1898, the event brought together scholars from the Philippines and the USA. The music I played was assembled by Dr. Elena Rivera Mirano,...

  • Faculty member Steve Swayne is named interim director of the Montgomery Fellows Program for the 2019 year:

    “Steve Swayne, the Jacob H. Strauss 1922 Professor of Music, will serve a one-year, part-time appointment as interim director of the Montgomery Fellows Program, beginning Jan. 1, Provost Joseph Helble announced today. Swayne, a concert pianist whose expertise is in opera, art music, Russian music, and musical theater, succeeds...

  • Professor William Cheng’s article, “So You’ve Been Musically Shamed,” appears in the September 2018 edition of the Journal of Popular Music Studies:

    "In July 2014, an anonymous source leaked the raw audio of Britney Spears’s confessional ballad 'Alien.' Haters pounced on this star’s denuded voice, gleefully seizing on the viral artifact as a smoking gun for Spears’s deficits and for the pop industry’s artistic fakeries more broadly. My paper situates this flashpoint of Spears...

  • In the September 28 New York Times' "The Week in Classical Music," Joel Rozen reviews the recently released album, "Every Moment Present," by faculty member Miki-Sophia Cloud's Solera Quartet and announces their upcoming Carnegie Hall debut:

    "The quartet’s playing on the recording is sensitive and finely articulated throughout and the sound bright and vivid. Those interested in hearing them live are in luck...Solera is slated to...

  • Professor Ashley Fure's "Filament" premiered at the New York Philharmonic's season-opening gala on September 20, and is the subject of a September 18 New York Times feature by Joshua Barone:

    "Ms. Fure thinks concerts are a little weird. If the music we hear is just sound waves traveling through the air, she said in an interview, then 'we’re coming together to let air bump up against us. It’s a strange collective act.' This perspective — looking at...

  • Wednesday, September 5

    2018 MUSIC 20 Placement Exams

    MUSIC 20 Exemption (Part 1: Aural Skills)
    *Wednesday, September 5 ONLY*
    1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Lower Buck, Hopkins Center

    MUSIC 20 Exemption (Part 2: Written Analysis - take home)
    Due Friday, September 7
    12:00 PM, Music Department, Hopkins Center...

  • Job: Dartmouth College, Assistant Professor of Music (tenure-track)

    Assistant Professor of Music

    Dartmouth College (School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Music)

    Hanover, New Hampshire

    The Department of Music at Dartmouth College seeks outstanding candidates for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Teaching responsibilities will focus on Western art music history and...

  • Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival will feature Professor Ashley Fure's The Force of...

  • "Huge congratulations to the student Arts Awards winners for their work creating and supporting the arts at the Hop, around Dartmouth, and in the world. Students were recognized in theater, music and filmmaking in a May 29 event that included brief performances and screenings of student work." (Michael Bodel, Hop Backstage, May 30, 2018)


    For the full article, including a list of awardees, visit...

  • "On April 20, Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, came to Cal Performances for an inventively staged and musically satisfying performance of Monteverdi’s 1607 version of the story, L’Orfeo, a masterpiece that’s one of the monuments of early opera.

    With an exceptionally beautiful and well-paced libretto by Alessandro Striggio, L’Orfeo has grandeur and intimacy, joy and tragedy. This production, conducted by Apollo’s Fire artistic director Jeannette Sorrell,...