Students perform jazz in ensembles of varying sizes and instrumentation. This concert is free and open to the public.
Gospel music has always been known for blending popular music with lyrics espousing the Christian faith. Consequently, it is to be expected that contemporary gospel artists would incorporate hip-hop music forms in their repertoires. Yet, in recent decades, many contemporary gospel artists have committed themselves to not only incorporating hip-hop sounds, but also presenting themselves as desirable and even sexy, by the standards of hip-hop culture.
Readings of student compositions as part of the course MUSC 1100: Introduction to Composition. This event is free and open to the public for observation.
Nicole Carroll, a PhD candidate in Music & Multimedia Composition defends her dissertation, “Orrery Arcana: Musical Materiality through Esoteric Devices.” Open to faculty and graduate students only.
The Brown University Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin Plouffe, perform a free concert at Grant Recital Hall. The program includes works by Murray Houllif, Robert Jager, Ralph Vaughan Williams, W. Francis McBeth, and James L. Hosay.
Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers and music scholars. These talks are free and open to the public.
As part of the course MUSC 1240I: Building Musical Instruments, students present works-in-progress in this casual format, come-and-go event. Free and open to the public.
Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a lecture by Mark Deutsch entitled, Exploring Resonance, Harmonics and Vibrational Effects on Consciousness on October 30th, from noon - 1:30 pm in Orwig Music Building, Rm. 112. This event is free and open to the public.
Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a Bazantar Recital by Mark Deutsch on October 30th in Grant Recital Hall from 6 - 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Mark Steinbach, Brown University Organist and Senior Lecturer in Music, will perform the annual Midnight Halloween Organ recital, October 31 at 11:59 pm Sayles Hall on the 1903 Hutchings-Votey pipe organ. Doors will open at 11:30 pm. In lieu of traditional seating, please bring pillows/blankets and come in costume! Note that seating space in the auditorium is limited, so please arrive on time to the event to ensure seating.