• 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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Congratulations, David Fossum, Assistant Professor at Arizona State

Brown University Ethnomusicology Ph.D. alum David Fossum will begin his new post at Arizona State University in January 2019. Congratulations, David!

From the full story:

The Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts welcomes Dave Fossum as assistant professor in the musicology program, beginning in January 2019.

(Distributed May 9, 2018)

Eric Nathan awarded Brown University's Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship and Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award

Assistant Professor Eric Nathan has been awarded Brown University's Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship, for a semester of paid leave in Spring 2019, and a $15,000 Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award to support his upcoming portrait album release by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. The Wriston Fellowship will be presented at the University Award Ceremony on Monday April 30th at 5pm in Pembroke Hall and the Salomon award will be presented at the annual Celebration of Research on April 19th at 4:30pm at the Faculty Club. Congratulations, Professor Nathan!

(Distributed April 10, 2018)

Brown Daily Herald Reviews BUO's Concert with Tracy Silverman

The Brown University Orchestra performed “Love Song to the Sun” to accompany the song’s composer and electric violin soloist Tracy Silverman in the first concert of the semester Saturday. After the previous night’s performance was canceled due to inclement weather, Saturday’s concert brought a packed house of eager students, faculty and community members.

(Distributed March 6, 2018)

Recap of Ceremony in Honor of Jeff Titon, Brown University Professor of Music, Emeritus; University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award

When trailblazing ethnomusicologist Jeff Todd Titon (MA 1970) arrived at the University of Minnesota in 1965 for graduate study, he knew he wanted to be a college professor. What research area would be his focus was still a mystery. His advisor at Amherst, early eco-critic Leo Marx, had been one of a core of Minnesota English professors who established a pioneering American Studies program here in the 1940s and '50s; it was on Marx's advice that Titon applied to the U.

(Distributed December 18, 2017)

Students Develop Original Compositions as Part of Violinist Tracy Silverman’s Residency

On the eve of a performance at Brown’s Granoff Center, renowned violinist Tracy Silverman settled into a rehearsal room in Steinert Hall to run through several new works created specifically for him.

With his six-stringed electric violin, an instrument he designed in the early 1980s, a music stand in front of him and a host of equipment at his feet — the pedals and controls he uses to loop, add distortion, reverb and other effects — Silverman delved into a piece called “Rock and a Hard Place” by Brown sophomore Max Friedman.

(Distributed December 8, 2017)
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