2013 Motet Choir Tour
The premier undergraduate choral ensemble at the University of Chicago embarks on their ambitious and highly-anticipated East Coast Tour, traveling over 1,500 miles and giving a dozen performances in one week! Details
Positioned at the heart of a world-renowned academic institution, the Department of Music offers graduate degrees in Composition, Ethnomusicology, and Music History and Theory. The Department also offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. Complementing them is a lively performance program that involves undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students.
Five new orchestral works have been rehearsed, performed, and recorded by an all-star professional orchestra under the baton of conductor Cliff Colnot. The new works were written by UChicago composers Iddo Aharony, Alican Camci, Tomas Gueglio, Jae-Goo Lee, and Andrew McManus, and recorded by multiple Grammy winning engineer Chris Willis.
Music composition student Francisco Castillo Trigueros and biochemistry student Josiah Zayner introduced the Chromochord last May, when they revealed their instrument to an audience gathered in the Logan Center for the Arts. The instrument connects proteins to a sensor that detects how the proteins absorb light, with variation depending on the proteins’ chemical reactions. The Chromochord then translates these data into sounds that form a novel kind of music.
The dissertation composition of Francisco Castillo Trigueros (Ph.D. student in Composition), entitled Sur Les Débris and written for bass flute and electronics, has been nominated for the prestigious Gaudeamus Prize 2014 in The Netherlands.
Augusta Read Thomas’ ...of paradise and light... as performed by The All-Star Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, conducting, will be broadcast on television all across the United States.
Ethnomusicology students – Adrienne Alton-Gust, Will Faber, Michael Figueroa, and Alisha Lola Jones – discuss the merits of their work.
Chicago Presents commemorates 70th season with a five-week festival celebrating the centenary of 20th-century composer Benjamin Britten. Notable artists include: cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, Jupiter Quartet, tenor Nicholas Phan, Pacifica Quartet, and Spektral Quartet.
In response to a request from Thomas Rosenbaum, Provost, Larry Zbikowski has agreed to serve as Deputy Provost for the Arts for a three-year term beginning 1 July 2013. Bob Kendrick has agreed to serve as interim chair for one year.
Andrew McManus (Ph.D. student in composition) has won the Bowdoin International Music Festival's 2013 Composition Competition for his work, "Airborne Contraption."
Nicholas Cook, Georges Lurcy Visting Professor of Music, will receive an honorary degree at the Spring Commencement. The University of Chicago gives honorary degrees in recognition of exceptional contributions to scholarship.
Francisco Castillo Trigueros (a Ph.D. student in Composition in the Department) and Josiah Zayner (a Ph.D. student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) have collaborated on the the Arts|Science initiative, which resulted in an installation at the Logan Center.
Music Accord announces upcoming world premieres of five commissioned works by Mark Adamo, Brad Mehldau, Sebastian Currier, Lowell Liebermann, and our own Shulamit Ran (which will be written for the Pacifica Quartet).