2017 New Music Festival

Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 pm
Spaulding Auditorium
Free, no tickets required

The concert features two ensembles expert in interpreting new and innovative work: Paris’ luminous Ensemble Itinéraire and New York’s International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). They will perform new musical works by three Dartmouth student composers, Orestis D. Lykouropoulos '17, Stefan Maier A'17,  Daniel Miller A'17, as well as Dartmouth music professor, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Guggenheim Fellow Ashley Fure; and a new work by young American composer Christopher Trapani, who’s won international honors for music that weaves together diverse elements of American roots music and other elements into music that is “startlingly original and often breathtaking in its brilliance and audacity,” according to the Chicago Classical Review.

"Introduction to German Opera"

Dartmouth College will be offering an “Introduction to German Opera” MOOC (free online course), taught by Professor Steve Swayne, starting in 8 weeks on Tuesday, April 11.  The 4-week self-paced course is offered through EdX.  Check out the trailer and information about registering for the course here:
If you are also interested in Italian opera and missed the two offerings of a 6-week “Introduction to Italian Opera” MOOC that Dartmouth offered through EdX in the falls of 2015 and 2016, that course is archived and still available now for self-paced learning:

Prof. Ted Levin's "The Music of Central Asia" published.

"The Music of Central Asia is like its subject: vast, variegated, resonant, and rich in musical traditions that have remained all too closed to outsiders for centuries. The book is both authoritative and innovative, ringing with regional voices and dozens of well-chosen examples of cultural riches to be sampled and savored by both specialists and students." —Mark Slobin, Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music, Wesleyan University

Read more at http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=807647 

Sally Pinkas New CD Release on MSR-CD (MS 1447)

Gramophone Review

New Release on MSR-CD (MS 1447)
Mozart: Chamber Music for Strings, Oboe and Piano, featuring the Adaskin String Trio and Ensemble Schumann.
Works include Kegelstatt Trio in E-flat major, K.498 [First Version with Oboe]; Piano Quartet in E-flat major, K.493; Oboe Quartet in F major, K.370/368b

Prof. Ashley Fure in The New York Times

Alice Gregory features Assistant Professor Ashley Fure in an article in The New York Times about women in the history of classical music.

"IN THE SUMMER OF 2014, “Something to Hunt,” by the American composer Ashley Fure, 32 at the time, had its premiere at the prestigious Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany.... In August, Ms. Fure returned to Darmstadt for the biannual festival’s 70th anniversary. The organizers had furnished her with archival data about its history, and Ms. Fure found the underrepresentation of women to be even worse than she had expected. "

Read the NY Times article.

William Cheng Wins 2016 AMS Philip Brett Award

Assistant Professor William Cheng won the 2016 Philip Brett Award from the American Musicological Society for his new book, Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good.  Read the press release from the University of Michigan Press that includes an interview with Professor Cheng from the Harvard Music Department Newsletter.  Additionally, Professor Cheng was interviewed by Hannah Silverstein for the Dartmouth News regarding his award.

New Publication by William Cheng

Read Professor William Cheng's interview with Junction Magazine about his newest book Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good.


Just Vibrations bends our collective ears toward the vitality and precarity of optimism, dependence, and reparative agendas in academia and in daily life. William Cheng calls for a radical embrace of interpersonal care as a core--as opposed to extracurricular--component of intellectual labor. In the event we break, who will rush to criticize and who will stop to offer aid? Should our voices crack, who may take pains to listen all the more closely? Traversing the resonant archives of reindeer games, personal impairment, scholarly strife, queer hope, and accessible soundscapes, this book advocates for care work as a barometer of better worlds.