• Juan Castrillon (Ethnomusicology Candidate) has published

    an article in the Journal of Music and Dance Studies of the Technical University of Istanbul. "Spatial transformation of music practice in Istanbul: Repositioning of subjectivities," Porte Akademik 10 (2014), 131-143.
  • Luke Carlson (Ph.D 2014) selected winner of the 2016 MACRO Competition.

    Circuits for classical guitar was given first prize. As part of the prize, Dr. Luke Carlson will give a theoretical presentation of Circuits at the MACRO (Music Analysis Creative Research Organization) conference in Madison, Wisconsin on June 17–18, 2016.

  • Scott Ordway (Ph.D. 2013) selected for Penn Museum Composer Residency.

    Scott will research collections at the museum and create new compositions in response, which will be performed in April at the museum.  Scott will draw upon several of the Penn Museum's far-ranging collections (Babylon, Egypt, Central America, and South Asia) to create an immersive "whisper" play entitled Tonight We Tell the Secrets of the World.  Under the 90-foot dome of the museum's Chinese Rotunda, a string orchestra, conductor, lighting designer, and members of the audience will bring the work to life, all guided by curatorial and research staff from the museum.

  • Two Penn PhD alumni

    are among the eight composers named as residents at Copland House for 2015: Carlos Carrillo, and Jeremy Gill.

  • James Primosch’s

    "From a Book of Hours” performed by New Juilliard Ensemble and reviewed in the New York Times

  • Four Penn Composers win American Composers Forum's competition in Cuba

    Ingrid Arauco (86), Jennifer Higdon (94), Jeremy Gill(2000), and KaiYoung Chan (4th year Ph.D. candidate).

  • Premiere of Jay Reise’s

    The Gift to Urashima Taro

  • Premiere of Jay Reise’s

    Disenchanted Forest, for Clarinet and Piano was premiered by Todd Palmer and Ieva Jokubaviciute on August 8, 2015 at the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival where Reise served as composer-in-residence.  The piece was commissioned by Preston Reed especially for the festival.

  • Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory holds a concert of music by Penn faculty George Crumb (emeritus), James Primosch, and Jay Reise

    On September 26, 2015 a concert of music by Penn faculty George Crumb (emeritus), James Primosch and Jay Reise was performed in Myaskovsky Hall in the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory as part of the International Conference "Voice and the Literary Imagination." The conference was presented by the Conservatory and the Moscow State University.

    The works performed were:


  • EVERYBODY'S PROTEST MUSIC

    Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center, October 16, 2015, 8 p.m.  Dr. Guy's Musiqology's originial jazz compositions and arrangements speak about resistance, power and love in the current era of social progrest and change.  Penn Music professor Guthrie Ramsey and his ensemble perform works that incorporate spoken word, vocals and instruments, creating their own mix of genres and sounds.  Click here for more information.