Faculty News: Matthew Bribitzer-Stull publishes book on Cambridge University Press and Kathy Saltzman Romey honored by Minnesota ChoraleMatthew Bribitzer-Stull's (music theory) book, Understanding the Leitmotif: From Wagner to Hollywood Film Music will be published in July 2015 on Cambridge University Press. "In eloquent prose, Dr. Bribitzer-Stull offers a fascinating interpretation of the structural and expressive roles of the leitmotif in Wagnerian opera and Hollywood film music. His attractive semiotic theory of associative meaning yields fundamental insights into how musical motives enhance meaning in intermedial contexts." – Robert S. Hatten, University of Texas, Austin
Kathy Saltzman Romey (choral) was honored by the Minnesota Chorale with a video celebrating her 20 years as artistic director. May 18th, 2015
Student News: Gabriel Quenneville-Bélair performs with Kenwood Symphony and G. Phillip Shoultz, III conducts VocalEssence's ¡Cantaré! (I Will Sing!) Community Concert
More info. May 18th, 2015
Alumni News: Danielle Kuntz receives 2015 Best Dissertation Award and Andrew Staupe performs with Colorado Symphony (Bobby McFerrin, conductor)More info. Kuntz was a visiting lecturer at the U of M School of Music during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Andrew Staupe (MM, 2007, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) made his debut with the Colorado Symphony conducted by Bobby McFerrin at Boettcher Concert Hall (Denver, CO) on Saturday, May 16, performing Gershwin's Concerto in F.
May 18th, 2015
Follow Us On FacebookFollow us on Facebook for a behind the scenes look into life at the School of Music. You'll find postings such as this video celebrating a wonderful gift. Thanks to an anonymous donor, Band Project apprentice teachers, Alec Paquin and Todd Peterson, presented a trombone to an especially dedicated second-year Band Project student and sixth grader at Folwell School, Performing Arts Magnet to have as her very own. We thank the anonymous donor for passing on the joy of music making! Special thanks also go to Band Director Heidi Boxrud Stodola and Fine Arts Coordinator Gabrielle Bliss for making this presentation so memorable and to DMA student Matt Carter and Professor Tom Ashworth for giving the trombone some TLC brass-style. U of M Band Project, under the leadership of Project Director, Professor Laura Sindberg, is now entering its fourth year. Watch the video that inspired the gift. May 18th, 2015
Music + Climate ChangePlanetary Bands, Warming World." The video was featured in the New York Times' article, "A Minnesota Quartet, Tuned to Temperatures from the Equator to the Arctic, Performs Global Warming." The article also mentions the College of Liberal Arts' recent guest artist, Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky, and other climate and music pioneers. May 11th, 2015
Student News: Kaity Hagen in "Minnesota Daily" video and Neil Nanyi Qiang accepted into Centre d'Arts Orford's Piano Trio ProgramA Deaf Experience: Kaity's Story. U of M School of Music campus ensembles offer a great way for students of all majors and abilities to actively engage in music throughout their college careers.
May 11th, 2015
Alumni News: Matthew McCright releases album on Albany RecordsMatthew McCright (DMA, 2004, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) recently released a new recording of music titled Contemplations: The Music of Olivier Messiaen. On this new recording, McCright has paired music from two periods of Messiaen’s life that are linked by his association with pianist Yvonne Loriod, his muse and second wife. The Préludes were published in 1930 and show the early signs of Messiaen’s unique voice and it was while she was performing these works that he first met Loriod. In 1944, he wrote the Vingt Regards sur L’Enfant-Jesus for Loriod to showcase her flawless technique and prodigious memory. The disc was released by Albany Records in January and is available at Albany Records, Amazon, or iTunes. McCright is on the faculty at Carleton College. May 11th, 2015
From the Music LibraryMay 11th, 2015
Follow Us On FacebookFollow us on Facebook for a behind the scenes look into life at the School of Music. You'll find postings such as this photo of Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky with School of Music students CJ Point and Hannah Howland during a multimedia performance in Ted Mann Concert Hall. May 11th, 2015
In Memoriam: Dwayne JorgensonMay 4th, 2015