News

Siel Agugliaro, Ph.D. candidate in Musicology, blog posting featured in

 our 8/6/2018 Penn Today Newsletter.

2018-2019 AUDITIONS for all departmental ensembles announced

 The Department of Music announces auditions for all departmental ensembles for the 2018-2019 academic year.  All ensembles are open to the entire Penn community - undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the University City community.  Undergraduates are also able to elect to receive .5 credit/semester for participation.  Please click HERE to sign up for an audition, find out about audition requirements, and learn more about each ensemble.   We look forward to welcoming you!

Composers Ke-Chia Chen and Michael Fiday, PhD alumni in composition, awarded 2018 Aaron Copland House Residency Awards

 Two Penn composition alumni, Ke-Chia Chen and Michael Fiday, are among the twelve winners of 2018 Aaron Copland House Residency Awards.   

Brooke McCorkle (Ph.D. 2015) awarded a Visiting Scholar position

at Waseda University in Tokyo this summer. She plans to complete the research for her book manuscript entitled, Searching for Wagner in Japan.

Brooke McCorkle (Ph.D 2015) publishes co-authored book with Sean Rhoads entitled

Japan's Green Monsters: Environmental Commentary in Kaijū Cinema (McFarland 2018). 

Eugene Lew (Director of Sound and Music Technology) and Kevin Laskey (PhD Candidate) among 2018 Grantees of the Sachs Program in Arts Innovation

 2018 Grant Awards from the Sachs ProgramCongratulations to both Eugene Lew, Director of Sound and Music Technology, and Kevin Laskey, PhD candidate in composition, for being awarded inaugural grants through the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation. 

Professor of Music Carol Muller awarded one of six SAS Dean's Global Inquiries Fund 2018 grants

 The Penn Arts & Sciences Dean’s Global Inquiries Fund, an initiative that encourages the collective investigation of global topics across the liberal arts, recently awarded its second round of grants. 

Emily Sung, Director of University Choir and Choral Society (2018-19)

The Department has appointed Emily Sung to the interim position of Director of the University Choir and the Choral Society. We welcome Ms. Sung to Penn's lively music performance community! Bio 

Mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle appointed Resident Artist

The Music Department is delighted to announce the appointment of distinguished mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle as Resident Artist and Director of Vocal Studies. Ms. Bragle will direct Penn's Opera Scenes (during the spring semester) and the new Collegium Musicum (formerly Ancient Voices). She will also lead masterclasses, offer coachings, perform recitals, and visit classes. Bio

Assistant Professor Jim Sykes publishes article in the interdisciplinary journal "Sound Studies"

  An essay by Prof. Jim Sykes, entitled “Ontologies of acoustic endurance: rethinking wartime sound and audition,” has been published in the intertdisciplinary journal Sound Studies (at https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Jp2dyx8vzE9BIxREsEUp/full)