• 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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Fall 2016 Auditions and Theory Exams

Orwig Music BuildingOrwig Music BuildingPlacement in many music courses, the Applied Music Program, and performance ensembles is determined by audition during the first week of classes each semester. MUSC 0400 (Introduction to Music Theory) and MUSC 0550 (Theory of Tonal Music) require placement exams which is administered only at the beginning of the fall semester at the first class meeting.

(Distributed August 16, 2016)

Francesca Inglese Receives Award for Dissertation

Congratulations to Francesca Inglese, Ph.D. '16 for receiving the Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each year, four Ph.D. candidates, one from each discipline, who receive the award at Commencement. At the Brown Music Department, Inglese studied Ethnomusicology, and her dissertation is an ethnographic account of contemporary Kaapse Klopse performance in Cape Town, South Africa. 

(Distributed May 2, 2016)

Brown Jazz Band Performs at Tempelhof

During a Spring Break trip to Berlin, the Brown University Jazz Band performed twice at Tempelhof Airport, now home to approximately 7,000 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. The idea was first suggested by Michael Steinberg, Brown’s vice provost for the arts and president-elect of the American Academy in Berlin, but Matthew McGarell, Director of the Brown Jazz Band, and the member of the Jazz Band made it their priority during the trip.

(Distributed April 27, 2016)

Keeping up with Alumni:  Benjamin R. Teitelbaum Ph.D. '13

Benjamin R. Teitelbaum Ph.D. ‘13:


In December, an alumnus of the Ethnomusicology program of the Music Department, Benjamin R. Teitelbaum Ph.D. ‘13, was awarded the 2015 Richard Waterman Junior Scholar Prize. He was given the award for his investigation into the music of a female white power singer from Sweden named Saga.

(Distributed April 25, 2016)

Brown Alumni Create "Apotheosis Opera"

“There is no feeling in the world that is more incredible than being on the podium, especially for an opera,” says Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz ‘12. His evident passion for conducting inspired him to create an opera company, Apotheosis Opera, with fellow Brown graduate, Zach Blumenstein ‘15.

(Distributed April 25, 2016)
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