• 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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A New Alma Mater

Premiere of Alma Mater 250: Brown graduates sing the new Alma Mater 250, composed by music department chair Butch Rovan.Premiere of Alma Mater 250: Brown graduates sing the new Alma Mater 250, composed by music department chair Butch Rovan.

Brown University’s 247th Commencement on May 24th, 2015 was decorated with the sounds of celebration: echoes of amplified speeches, waves of applause, shouts of congratulations, and of course the traditional chorus of the Brown Alma Mater. This year, however, the original song was followed by a new commission, the bluesy R&B Brown Alma Mater 250, composed by Music Department Chair Butch Rovan. The surprise performance closed the university’s 250th anniversary celebration with one last melodious firework of energy and cheer.

(Distributed July 15, 2015)

Brown Sacred Harp hosts All-Day Sing

All-Day Singing at Providence Friends Meeting House:

On Saturday, April 18, 2015 the Brown Sacred Harp Singers and other organizers from the Rhode Island singing community joined forces to host the 12th annual Rhode Island All-Day Sacred Harp Singing. Over 120 singers from around the country participated in a full day of high-energy singing from the American shape-note tune book The Sacred Harp (first published in 1844).

(Distributed May 14, 2015)

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)
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