News & Events

  • Two-hundred-seventy staff members were honored at the Service Awards Banquet on June 17 for their combined service of more than 4,765 years to Dartmouth College. Hosted by the Office of Human Resources, the annual event recognizes staff members who have worked at the College for 10 to more than 45 consecutive years. This year’s festivities included a reception, dinner, music, and a...

  • The Dartmouth Professor Talks: Steve Swayne is the Jacob H. Strauss 1922 Professor of Music and chair of Dartmouth’s music department. The author of two books, with two more in the works, Professor Swayne talks to Dartmouth Now about stretching the boundaries of musicology, the morality of...

  • In an opinion piece for The Atlantic, Professor Steve Swayne says that while songs can help dementia patients recall memories, it is important to realize that music may also invoke false memories and confusion. “For someone suffering from dementia, we have no easy way of knowing whether she is genuinely recalling a song and how the recall challenges her present situation, which is decidedly not that earlier time and...

  • For 52 years, a professional brass quintet has been hired to play the solemn marches and ceremonial music for the Dartmouth Commencement each spring. At this year’s ceremony on Sunday, June 8, however, the customary quintet will be replaced by student musicians, some in caps and gowns, who will play the processional, recessional, and incidental music, about 90 minutes in all.

    The 24 musicians are from the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble,...

  • Read the full story by Andy Sarroff, published by The Graduate Forum.

    Graduate students in the Digital Musics Program recently traveled to Cologne, Germany, to install their new sound installation, Singer. The installation was chosen by a jury to be exhibited in a public space as part of the 2014 Eight Bridges: Music for Cologne festival.

    Shannon Werle, Carlos Dominguez, Ezra Teboul, and Angela Kim—the...

  • Kristina Rodriguez Salaverry DDS, MS
    Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

    I moved to New York City after graduation in 2005 for dental school (and later a residency in periodontics) at Columbia University.  Since finishing all my training in 2012, I now work as a Periodontist in private practice in Manhattan and also as an instructor at the dental school.

    My experience being a Music major at Dartmouth solidified my lifelong passion for the arts.  Although I...

  • I came to Dartmouth expecting to sing and perform, but I certainly didn't expect music to shape and define my Dartmouth career in the way that it did. The Music Department faculty encouraged collaboration and exploration, providing an incredible set of mentors and instructors from whom I could learn and with whom I could perform. Thanks to classes in music theory and history that transformed me into a well-rounded musician, I discovered a newfound confidence and desire to push the boundaries...

  • David Martosko '91 -- US Political editor, The Daily Mail (London)

    I worked with some wonderful music teachers at Dartmouth, and they encouraged me to attend a top-flight conservatory for a graduate degree in orchestra conducting. The process taught me that sometimes the most important person on stage is the one who works with performers to coax the best out of them, yet doesn't make a sound himself. It's the same dynamic I've found in newsrooms, where an editor can set a publication'...

  • I was overwhelmed by the talent of my cohort as a Dartmouth freshman. The intimacy of the music department was just what I needed to get a foothold in an unfamiliar place. While I found the music major cumbersome at times with its various requirements, it was a department that offered great access to really accomplished musicians and musicologists from a diverse set of fields. I'm now a professional musician, making a living doing what I love, and I certainly wouldn't be here without my many...

  • I pursued a double major, including one in music, because I wanted a broad liberal arts education that would prepare me for my future career.
    Studying music at Dartmouth helped me develop my critical thinking skills. The composition classes taught me to translate my ideas into action.
    It was good preparation for my Wall Street career in which I must communicate effectively every day.