2019-2020 Auditions for all Departmental Ensembles Announced

The Department of Music announces auditions for all departmental ensembles for the 2019-2020 academic year. We offer eleven ensembles led by active professionals.   They include the:

Senior music major Leo Sarbanes profiled in Penn Today

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Keisuke Yamada, Ph.d. candidate in Ethnomusicology, publishes peer-reviewed article in Japanese Studies.

 His article entitled "On the Genealogy of Kokujin: Critical Thinking about the Formation of Bankoku and Modern Japanese Perceptions of Blackness" appears in Japanese Studies. 

Elizabeth Braden joins Music Department staff as Choir Director

The Penn Music Department is excited to announce the addition of Elizabeth Braden to its staff as the director of the University Choir. She will begin her duties in the Fall 2019 semester.In addition to her new role at Penn, Ms. Braden will continue her work as the Chorus Master at Opera Philadelphia, a position she has held since 2004. She has also served as the Director of Music at the Wallingford Presbyterian Church and an Assistant Conductor with the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia.Welcome to Penn, Liz!

Professor Glenda Goodman, Rare Book School Summer lecture

Prof. Goodman will be giving one of the Rare Book School Summer Lectures on 6/4, 6pm, in Kislak. Free and open to the public. More info here. 

"Sachs Program for Arts Innovation" Awards 2019 Grants to Music Courses and Projects

see hereCourses taught by: Mauro Calcagno Lauren Flood Molly McGlone 

"Performance Analysis History" Course Featured in Penn Today

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Seeing, hearing, and encountering post-apartheid South Africa | Penn Today

A Penn Global Seminar course taught by Carol Muller took the 16 undergraduates to South Africa to explore that nation's history and post-apartheid present day through music and culture. The students demonstrated the impact of the journey through final projects including a painting, a written paper, a poem, a film, a photo essay, a musical score—even a set of political cartoons.