Timothy Rommen Receives the School of Arts and Sciences' Highest Teaching Honor

The Department of Music congratulates Timothy Rommen as one of two recipients of the highest teaching honor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn. Established in 1983, The Ira H. Abrams Award recognizes pedagogy that is intellectually challenging and exceptionally coherent. The award honors faculty who embody high standards of integrity and fairness, have a strong commitment to learning, and are open to new ideas.

Penn Alum, Maria Ryan Wins the Society for American Music's Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award

Maria Ryan won the Society for American Music's Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award for her 2021 dissertation, "Hearing Power, Sounding Freedom: Black Practices of Listening, Ear-Training, and Music-making in the British Colonial Caribbean."

Dr. Jasmine Henry Quoted in CNN Article About Diversity Issues at Mainstream Award Shows

Assistant Professor in Music, Dr. Jasmine Henry (she/her) was recently quoted in a CNN article about diversity issues at mainstream award shows. Using Beyoncé as an example, Dr.

Mary Channen Caldwell Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure

The Department of Music is thrilled to announce that Mary Channen Caldwell has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. The department’s faculty, students, and staff all join in congratulating her on this milestone achievement.

Susanna Payne-Passmore is a Finalist for the 2023 Penn Grad Talks

Susanna Payne-Passmore (they/them), Third Year Graduate Student in Composition, is a finalist in the Humanities division for the 2023 Penn Grad Talks! Penn Grad Talks (formerly known as Grad Ben Talks) features TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts & Sciences graduate students representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Professional Master’s programs.

James Díaz Curates Playlist Featuring Penn Music Composers for I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

James Díaz, Fifth Year Graduate Student in Composition, curated a music playlist for I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, an award-winning multimedia hub for living music creators powered by American Composers Forum.

Free Jazz Performance and Conversation for University Students

On Tuesday, February 7, South African saxophonist, McCoy Mrubata and American guitarist, Gary Wittner come together for a jazz performance and conversation with students. Free and open to all students living in the Quad and other College Houses! Indian food will be provided. February 7, 2023 (Tuesday) — 6:00 to 7:30 pm McClelland South Lounge in Ware College House 3650 Spruce Street Email if you want food.

Mary Channen Caldwell Featured in Penn Today as Organizer of Beowulf Roundtable with Penn Professors and Benjamin Bagby

Written down around the year 1000, Beowulf is one of the most important epic poems in history. Professors Mary Channen Caldwell of Music and David Wallace and Caroline Batten of English discussed the epic with Benjamin Bagby, who presents the text with his voice and a harp.

Mauro Calcagno Speaks With Penn Today About Experimental Italian Theater Coming To Annenberg Center

Mauro Calcagno, Associate Professor of Music with a secondary appointment in Italian Studies, is interviewed by Penn Today regarding the show of an Italian theater company at the Annenberg Center, which experiments with voice and electronic sounds. After being postponed several times due to the global pandemic, the company Teatro delle Albe performs the U.S. premiere of fedeli d'Amore (Love’s Faithful) on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21, 2023.

Tyshawn Sorey Among Composers Selected for Koussevitzky Foundation Prize

The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress has awarded commissions for new musical works to seven composers. The commissions are granted jointly by the foundation and the performing organizations that will present the world premiere of each work.