Music Department's resident quartet releases video

see here In 2017-18 the Daedalus Quartet--the quartet in residence in the Music Department since 2006--performed Philadelphia’s first-ever complete Beethoven quartet cycle at the University of Pennsylvania. With concerts at a variety of venues around campus as well as a number of cross-disciplinary events, the Quartet was able to reach a wide swath of the Penn community and give listeners many different entry points through which to engage with the music. Video by Christopher Andrew McDonald Featuring:

Carlo Lanfossi (Ph.D. '18 Historical Musicology) publishes article on Baroque opera in Journal of Musicology

The article is entitled "Ghosting Agrippina: Genealogies of Performance in Italian Baroque Opera" and is published in Vol. 36 No. 1, Winter 2019, of The Journal of Musicology -- see here for abstract.

Shelley Zhang, Ph.d. Candidate in Ethnomusicology, wins the 2018 Barbara Barnard Smith Student Paper Prize!

The Barbara Barnard Smith Student Paper Prize is awarded by the Association for Chinese Music Research within the Society of Ethnomusicology. The prize is given to an outstanding student paper in the field of Chinese music, broadly defined, after it has been presented at the annual SEM conference. Her paper is entitled, “Material Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution Era: The Affective Practices of Revolutionary Music in Contemporary China.” 

James Diaz Acosta, Ph.D. Candidate in Composition, awarded prize

the 2018 Bogota Philharmonic Prize in Composition for the piece "Frank[in]g" for orchestra. See here.

Fri. Oct. 26: "Sound, Gender, Color Line" Symposium honoring Marian Anderson (1897-1993)

To honor the career of African American Philadelphia-born musician and cultural ambassador, Marian Anderson (1897-1993), the Kislak Center and the Departments of Music and Africana Studies have organized a one-day symposium to explore Anderson's musical career in the context of the intersection of sound studies and critical race theory.

Monique Ingalls, Ph.D. ('08) publishes new book

Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community (Oxford University Press, 2017).

"Black Opera and Verdi": Talk by Naomi André on Thu. Oct. 25 at 5:15 in rm. 101

We are excited to announce that, on Thursday 10/25 at 5:15 in room 101, Prof. Naomi André (University of Michigan) will present a talk entitled “Black Opera and Verdi: Ulrica, Aida, and Otello”

Assistant Professor Mary Caldwell publishes article in JRMA

View full article, "Cueing Refrains in the Medieval Conductus," Journal of the Royal Musical Association 2018, Vol. 143, Issue 2.