• Jazz Band

    Jazz Band

    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 40 performing groups.

  • Grant Recital Hall

    Grant Recital Hall

    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 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 40 performing groups.

  • Orchestra

    Orchestra

    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 40 performing groups.

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News and Announcements

Applied Music Program Audition Schedule and Sign-Up Links

Students seeking to improve their playing or singing ability have the option of registering in the Applied Music Program (AMP) and taking individual private lessons with about thirty professional musicians from the greater Boston-Providence area. Our Teaching Associates offer intensive instruction in piano, voice, and all the individual instrument families of the symphony orchestra, the wind ensemble and jazz ensemble. Students may also study organ, harpsichord, recorder, or non-western instruments such as tabla, oud, or sitar.

(Distributed August 20, 2018)

Rebecca Sigel '11 Appointed as International Contemporary Ensemble's New Executive Director

Exciting alumni news: Rebecca Sigel ’11 is the new Exectuive Director of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) ICE is a collective of artists committed to performing new music. They have won the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, and they were named the Musical America Ensemble of the Year (2014). ICE currently serves as artists-in-residence at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Mostly Mozart Festival. Congrats, Rebecca!

(Distributed August 9, 2018)

Professors Arlene Cole and Mark Steinbach Visit Xi'an, China

Arlene Cole, Asst. Prof. of the Practice in Music and Mark Steinbach, University Organist and Senior Lecturer in Music at Brown were invited by the Xi'an Conservatory of Music in Xi'an, China, for a five day residency as part of the Sino US Solfeggio Academic Exchange in National Art Colleges, May 8-12, 2018. Both Cole and Steinbach taught masterclasses at the conference, which included students and faculty from conservatories throughout China. Arlene Cole also served as clinician for the annual sight-singing and musicianship competition.

(Distributed July 11, 2018)

Congratulations, Esther Kurtz, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Washington University

Esther Kurtz, who received her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Brown this year, is about to begin an assignment as Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Department of Music at Washington University in St. Louis. She will be teaching two courses a semester in topics such as American Popular Music, Ethnographic Methods and Ethics, and Jazz History, as well as continuing to develop her research on capoeira Angola in Brazil. Congratulations and best of luck, Esther!

(Distributed June 29, 2018)
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