• 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

Orchestra Releases Two CDs

On January 8, 2016,  “Manhattan Intermezzo,” a compact disc recorded by pianist Jeffrey Biegel and the Brown University Orchestra conducted by Professor Paul Phillips, will be available for purchase on Amazon.com. The CD features compositions by Neil Sedaka, Keith Emerson, Duke Ellington, and George Gershwin. “Manhattan Intermezzo” is one of two compact discs recorded last year by the Brown University Orchestra; in May, the Orchestra and Phillips will also release a compact disc of previously unrecorded works by composer-novelist Anthony Burgess.

(Distributed December 10, 2015)

From the Hypnotic to the Chaotic

Mark Cetilia [Schaulust]:

Light and sound are abstract concepts that only become real to us when perceived by our senses through the eyes and ears and translated by the brain.  Mark Cetilia, a Ph.D. recipient in the Computer Music and Multimedia (MEME) program of the Brown Music Department who successfully defended his dissertation on December 1, explores the interaction between human senses and surroundings by investigating “structure and rupture, rhythm and noise.” He calls his dissertation work a “sensorial exercise focused on developing an awareness of the conditions of observation.”

(Distributed December 9, 2015)

Creating the Universal Language of Music

Peter Enriquez ’16 describes his decision to study music at Brown University as a long road. Originally intending to study Cognitive Neuroscience, in his sophomore year a switch was flipped as he sat in a pre-med class; he got up and left forever.

(Distributed December 2, 2015)

The Joys of Beeps and Boops

Mark Benis:

There is something about videogames that attracts people of all ages; perhaps it is the challenge to advance through the levels, learn new “moves,” and beat the game. But there is an essential element to these captivating games that takes place in the background that makes them all the more memorable—music.

(Distributed December 1, 2015)

Absolutely No Guitars Beyond This Point

B-SIDE (Brown's student music publication) recently conducted a video interview with Ethnomusicology doctoral candidate Byrd McDaniel, regarding his research into the phenomenon of Air Guitar including its history, competitions, and culture. Byrd’s other research interests include karaoke, auto-tune hip hop, technoculture, irony, parody, double-voicedness, linguistic anthropology, participatory culture, and performance studies.

(Distributed November 12, 2015)
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