Events Archive

Music and Multimedia Composition PhD Program Open House

Friday, October 18, 2019

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Steinert Center

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The Department of Music invites prospective PhD candidates to attend an open house to learn more about the PhD program in Music and Multimedia Composition at Brown University. This event will provide guests with an overview of our research, curriculum, production resources, and an introduction to our community. The graduate program director, faculty, and current students will be on hand to answer questions.

Music and Multimedia Composition PhD Program Facilities Tour

Friday, October 18, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Studio 3

The Department of Music invites prospective PhD candidates to attend an open house to learn more about the PhD program in Music and Multimedia Composition at Brown University. This event will provide guests with an overview of our research, curriculum, production resources, and an introduction to our community. The graduate program director, faculty, and current students will be on hand to answer questions.

Jamie Corbett Dissertation Defense

Friday, October 18, 2019

9:00am - 12:00pm

Orwig Music Building

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Jamie Corbett, a PhD candidate in Musicology & Ethnomusicology defends her dissertation “Public Lore: Invisibility, Memory, and Folklore in the Public Sphere of Florianopolis, Brazil.” Open to faculty and graduate students only.

Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles

Friday, October 11, 2019

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Brown Arts Initiative

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Martinos Auditorium

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles whip up an intoxicating blend of blues, soul, R&B, Afrobeat, gospel, and jazz, blurring genres and upending expectations at every turn. Praised by AllMusic as “one of the finest Hammond B-3 organ players of his generation,” Cory Henry won a pair of GRAMMY Awards for his work with the band Snarky Puppy since 2012.

Spirit Sounds Symposium, Day 2

Friday, October 11, 2019

9:30am - 4:00pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Fishman Studio

Spirit Sounds is a symposium on the role of spirituality and religion in black American music. In a series of lectures and discussions, leading scholars from the fields of Religious Studies, Musicology, American Studies, and Africana Studies will discuss the history, aesthetics, and politics of religious expressions as found in jazz, funk, gospel, hip hip, and other genres of black music. Taking place over two days, Thursday-Friday October 10-11, it is free and open to the public.

Spirit Sounds Symposium, Day 1

Thursday, October 10, 2019

1:00pm - 5:30pm

Grant Recital Hall

Spirit Sounds is a symposium on the role of spirituality and religion in black American music. In a series of lectures and discussions, leading scholars from the fields of Religious Studies, Musicology, American Studies, and Africana Studies will discuss the history, aesthetics, and politics of religious expressions as found in jazz, funk, gospel, hip hip, and other genres of black music. Taking place over two days, Thursday-Friday October 10-11, it is free and open to the public.

Artist Talk: Matt Evans

Monday, October 7, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Orwig Music Building

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Since moving to Brooklyn in 2012, Matt Evans has survived as a composer, percussionist and sound artist working in cross-disciplinary contexts, playing in bands, performing with new music ensembles, and producing performances that integrate music and physicality.

BUO Concerto Competition

Saturday, October 5, 2019

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Brown University Orchestra sponsors its annual concerto competition to give its most highly talented members the opportunity to perform as soloists with the orchestra. This privilege is also extended to musicians at Brown whose specialties do not generally allow membership in an orchestra: pianists, vocalists, and players of guitar, saxophone, and other non-orchestral instruments.

Vocal Health Lecture with Tara Stadelman-Cohen

Thursday, October 3, 2019

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Department of Music hosts a lecture presented by Tara Stadelman-Cohen who shares her knowledge about anatomy, physiology, vocal health, and strategies for maximizing vocal function. This event has been organized primarily for the benefit of our Applied Music Program voice students, but all are welcome to attend!

Music Now with Tara Rodgers

Monday, September 30, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Orwig Music Building

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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.

Music Now with Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo

Monday, September 23, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Orwig Music Building

109

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.

David Rubinstein Memorial Event

Saturday, September 14, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

This event celebrates the life of our friend and colleague, David Rubinstein, who succumbed to his long battle with cancer at age 57 in June 2019.

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Brown Jazz Band Open House and Jam

Thursday, September 5, 2019

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Fulton Rehearsal Hall

Incoming students are encouraged to visit the Jazz Band Open House on Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6pm in Fulton Rehearsal Hall, where they can meet the director, Ed Tomassi, as well as upperclassmen in the band. Following the meeting, students will be invited to jam with each other, so bring your instrument!

Sign-up for to audition for the Brown Jazz Band here: http://brown.edu/go/jazz-auditions

Brown University Orchestra Open House

Thursday, September 5, 2019

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Alumnae Hall

Incoming students are encouraged to visit the Orchestra Open House on Thursday, September 5, 2019, 5pm in Alumnae Hall, where they can meet conductor Mark Seto as well as upperclassmen in the orchestra.

Fall 2019 Auditions: sign-up at http://brown.edu/go/buo-auditions

MUSC 0550 Theory Placement Exam

Thursday, September 5, 2019

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Orwig Music Building

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In order to place into MUSC 0550: Theory of Tonal Music, students must take the exam which is administered the first day MUSC 0550 meets (at 10:30am and at 1:00pm). The tests given on this day are students’ only opportunity to take the test for the 2019-20 academic year. Those who miss the test will be unable to enroll in MUSC0550 until the following academic year. Students who don’t yet have the skills for MUSC 0550 can register for MUSC 0400A or MUSC 0400B, which are offered every year.

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