• Trumpet player

    Trumpet player

    The Department of Music at Brown offers a huge array of performing opportunities, all offered for academic credit. Students may choose to join one of the department's over 40 performing groups.

  • Jazz on Stage

    Jazz on Stage

    The Department of Music at Brown offers a huge array of performing opportunities, all offered for academic credit. Students may choose to join one of the department's over 40 performing groups.

  • Music building

    Music building

    The Department of Music at Brown offers a huge array of performing opportunities, all offered for academic credit. Students may choose to join one of the department's over 40 performing groups.

  • Guitarist

    Guitarist

    The Department of Music at Brown offers a huge array of performing opportunities, all offered for academic credit. Students may choose to join one of the department's over 40 performing groups.

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News and Announcements

New Music Faculty Members Announced

The Brown University Department of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Assistant Professors in Composition and Theory. Wang Lu (DMA Columbia 2012) and Eric Nathan (DMA Cornell 2012) will officially join the department July 1, 2015 and begin teaching in the department this coming fall. Prof. Wang Lu and Prof. Nathan both share expertise in acoustic composition, electro-acoustic composition, and theory and analysis. They join Brown with an impressive track record of commissions and honors, including two Guggenheims and one Rome Prize.

(Distributed April 14, 2015)

Bryn Bliska Wins Prestigious Jazz Composer Award

Bryn Bliska:

ASCAP recently announced that Bryn Bliska '14 is a recipient of the 2015 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award.  While at Brown, Bryn received the Buxtehude Premium (2013), was co-winner of the Brand Music Premium (2014), and was a three-time recipient of the Mitchell Baker '90 Music Scholar Competition for excellence in Jazz Performance. As pianist for the Jazz Band, Bryn performed on numerous concerts throughout her years at Brown, including accompanying the band on tour.

(Distributed April 14, 2015)

Barry Harris Residency April 7 through 10

Barry Harris:

Internationally renowned jazz pianist, composer and teacher BARRY HARRIS will be at the Brown University Department of Music for a four day residency. Events include Jazz Workshops, Drop-In Hours with Barry Harris, a Jazz Jam, and a Jazz Transcription and Analysis class. The residency concludes with the Barry Harris Trio performing with the Brown University Jazz Band and the Brown University Chorus for the 17th Annual Daniel Milano '93 Memorial Jazz Band Concert.

(Distributed April 1, 2015)

Moving Forward with Martin Obeng

Africa's Moving Forward:

What continent is always on the center of a map of the world? Africa. Kwaku Kwaakye (Martin) Obeng, an instructor of Ghanaian drumming in the Brown Music Department, reflects the centrality of Africa in his most recent album, Africa’s Moving Forward. The history of Africa and its interactions within its borders and with the rest of the world are taught in every school.

(Distributed March 19, 2015)
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