News & Events

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • New Hampshire Public Radio ran a story on Professor Spencer Topel and Seth Parker Woods' “Iced Bodies: Ice Music for Dartmouth,” which was performed on April 26th at Dartmouth's Black Family Visual Arts Center.


    From 'What is The Point of a Cello Out of Ice?' Dartmouth Duo Hopes You'll Hear For Yourself:


    “An unusual musical spectacle will take place tonight in the Upper...

  • This week’s The Dartmouth featured an article on Professor William Cheng's April 23rd talk "His Music Was Not A Weapon" at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

    From "Cheng’s ‘His Music Was Not A Weapon’ talk educates, inspires":

    "Informed in part by the interest of students in his course Music 45.04, 'Changing the World with Music,' professor of music William Cheng has been sharing...

  • Professor Ted Levin is quoted in three recent articles about his work on Qyrq Qyz, which was produced in part with the Music Department and the Hopkins Center for the Arts.


    From "Mighty Women Warriors, Resurrected From an Ancient Epic" in The New York Times:

    “'Nomads adopted Islam in syncretic forms that assimilated and preserved myriad local...