• 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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Musical Adventures in Peru with Prof. Joshua Tucker

Professor Joshua Tucker:

Last year, students and faculty familiar with the Music Department probably noticed somebody was missing. Assistant Professor of Music, Joshua Tucker, spent last year on sabbatical in the south Andes of Peru studying the indigenous culture and music of the Quechua speaking people.

He explored how music defines indigenous identity and how that definition is changing.  Recently, the indigenous style of music, Chimaycha, has become popular in Peru where indigenous culture is thought to be lacking.

(Distributed November 11, 2014)

MEME grad publishes in "Qui Parle"

Seth Thorn's translation of Christoph Menke's "The Aesthetic Possibility of the Work of Art" was just published in Berkeley's prestigious journal of the humanities, Qui Parle.  According to the journal, Qui Parle publishes 'provocative articles covering a range of outstanding theoretical and critical work in the humanities and social sciences.

(Distributed November 7, 2014)

Inaugural fellowship recipient

Francesca Inglese:

Francesca Inglese, a graduate student in Ethnomusicology, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Society for Ethnomusicology's 21st Century Fellowship. The award, a newly-endowed grant, is designed "To further excellence in ethnomusicological research through support to highly qualified Ph.D. students for dissertation fieldwork."

(Distributed November 6, 2014)

Students enroll in open graduate program

Pictured: Brian House, Ph.D. MEME candidate:

Brian House, Asha Tamarisa, Seth Thorn and Christopher Roberson-Johnson have enrolled in the Brown University Graduate School's Open Graduate Program. The program allows up to 14 doctoral students annually from any discipline to pursue a master’s degree in any secondary field.  Brian and Asha are pursuing the A.M. in Modern Culture and Media in addition to working on their Ph.D. in Computer Music and Multimedia [MEME].

(Distributed November 6, 2014)

Graduate Student David Fossum Wins Charles Seeger Prize

Congratulations to David Fossum for being awarded the Charles Seeger Prize, an honor that recognizes the most distinguished student paper presented at the Society of Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting. 

At the meeting, Michael Frishkopf, Associate Professor of Music at the University of Alberta, praised Musical Canons in Ethnomusicology: The Case of Turkmen Instrumental Music, stating:

(Distributed December 13, 2012)
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