NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

RADIO MEYDAN

Assistant Professor Maria Sonevytsky’s article “Radio Meydan: ‘Eastern’ Music and the Liminal Sovereign Imaginaries of Crimea” was recently published in Public Culture 31(1), 2019

SCOTT PRESENTS IN CAIRO

Doctoral student Melissa J. Scott, graduate student in ethnomusicology, presented at ICTM’s Music of the Arab World Study Group conference in Cairo, Egypt in January 2019. In her paper, “Rethinking Jordanian Music: Perspectives on the Politics of Style,” she assessed the extent to which histories of Iraqi and Palestinian forced migration to Jordan inform local musical practices as well as musicians’ attitudes towards Syrian refugees

SUSTAINABLE SOUNDS

Jonathan Turner will present “Exploring Shifts in the Material Production of Sustainable Instrument Manufacturing at Blackbird Guitar” at the conference titled “Sustainable Sounds: Interrogating The Materials of Music Making Technologies,” to be held on Saturday, 11 May 2019, at St. Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum, University of Edinburgh

KAPUSTA TO EASTMAN

John Kapusta (PhD UC Berkeley, 2017) has recently been appointed to Assistant Professor of Musicology in the tenure track, Eastman School of Music

OUT OF PROPORTION

Assistant Professor Emily Zazulia’s article “Out of Proportion: Nuper rosarum flores and the Danger of False Exceptionalism” was recently published in The Journal of Musicology 31 (1), 2019

MENSCHENDARSTELLERIN

Melanie Gudesblatt, a graduate student in musicology, is publishing Origins of a Menschendarstellerin: Characterization and Operatic Performance in Fin-de-siècle Vienna, in Journal of the Royal Musical Association

MELFORD PREMIERE

Myra Melford will premiere her piece for improvising piano soloist, chamber ensemble and fixed media: “Homogenous Infiltration,” with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players on May 11, 2019 at SFJazz

COX & THE ST. PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Music Chair Cindy Cox has been commissioned to compose a new work for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

HER HOLINESS, THE WINTER DOG

New opera by Graduate Student composer Curtis Rumrill titled “Her Holiness, The Winter Dog,” to premiere in May

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