PSNY Welcomes James Diaz, Third Year Penn Graduate Student in Composition

This week, we are thrilled to share that one of our Graduate Students in Composition, James Diaz is joining PSNY, or Project Schott New York, a digital music publishing edition, the first of its kind to be developed by a major music publishing house. Congratulations, James!  

ON VIEW: Mocrep + Natacha Diels presented by Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)

CCRMA WAVE (Wall for AudioVisual Expression) presents the work of Natacha Diels, Assistant Professor of Music for the University of Pennsylvania. Check it out!

Erik Broess, a doctoral candidate in musicology, discusses his research with writer Duyen Nguyen

Erik Broess, a doctoral candidate in musicology, studies how electric guitar gear influences the kinds of music guitarists create—and the kinds of music histories that get shared. He discusses his research with writer Duyen Nguyen in Penn Arts & Sciences OMNIA on Tuesday, January 12. Read more here.
Sorey NYT feature

Dr. Tyshawn Sorey Featured in The New York Times Magazine

The Penn Music Department congratulates Dr. Tyshawn Sorey on his feature in The New York Times Magazine.

Glenn Holtzman (Ph.d Ethnomusicology '17) Receives 2 Teaching Awards from Nelson Mandela University

Dr. Holtzman’s work intersects with the praxis of gender and sexuality and the digital humanities as scholar and researcher, which he presents at conferences. He is driven by the ideas of social cohesion, in his own teaching philosophy and experiential learning outside the traditional classroom. He has also contributed to objectives that seek to prioritize indigenous and popular African Music in creative showcases and curricular development.  

Keisuke Yamada (Ph.D '20 Ethnomusicology) named Postdoc Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh

We are pleased to announce that Keisuke Yamada, a recent recipient of the Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at Penn, has accepted the Japan Iron & Steel Federation Asian Studies Center Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Please join us in celebrating Keisuke’s achievement!

New Work of Emeritus Professor George Crumb, at 91, Review by Philadelphia Inquirer

Read what Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns has to say about the new work of George Crumb, which premiered Sunday, December 13 in a Philadelphia Chamber Music Society livestream concert by pianist Marcantonio Barone.  Read the full article: CLICK HERE Listen the recording of the first set, mentioned in the review: CLICK HERE

Flannery Cunningham Receives 2020 Copland House Residency Award

4th-year graduate student in Composition, Flannery Cunningham, wins 2020 Copland House Residency Award. Copland House is excited to announce that five outstanding composers have been selected to receive its 2020 Residency Awards, a year curtailed by the COVID pandemic. Ranging in age from 28 to 74 and coming from four states and varied artistic and personal backgrounds, these gifted composers have pursued diverse creative interests and idioms, ranging from concert music to jazz, acoustic to electronic, and socially-engaged to abstract. 

Katherine Scahill Awarded 21st Century Grant from the Society of Ethnomusicology

4th-year Ethnomusicology student, Katherine Scahill, has been awarded the 2020 SEM 21st Century Grant for her work entitled, “Voice and the Gendered Politics of Spiritual Authority in Thai Buddhist Modernity.” The Society for Ethnomusicology 21st Century grant is awarded to "further excellence in ethnomusicological research through support to two highly qualified Ph.D. students for dissertation fieldwork."

“Carthage”, the all-Primosch cd, has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Choral Performance!

“Carthage”, the all-Primosch cd released by The Crossing earlier this year, has been nominated for the 63rd Annual Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance! We would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Donald Nally, conductor of The Crossing (who is the nominee), as well as the composer of "Carthage", our very own Professor of Music, James Primosch.