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Major New Book on Franz Schubert Dedicated to Professor Susan Youens, J.W. Van Gorkom Professor of Music

Author: Noelle Elliott

This anthology includes essays by an international coterie of the world's best scholars in the field and is dedicated "with admiration, love and gratitude" to Susan Youens, J. W. Van Gorkom Professor of Music at the University of Notre Dame, who also contributed one of the essays (an expanded version of the keynote address at the conference where this collection was born).

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Ambition Pays off In Opera Notre Dame's As You Like It

Author: Noelle Elliott

SOUTH BEND — Opera Notre Dame's decision to commission and stage an operatic version of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" was an ambitious undertaking. It's a credit to all parties involved that Thursday's opening-night performance at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center was such a success, a highly enjoyable show on multiple levels.

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Ambition Pays off In Opera Notre Dame's As You Like It

Author: Noelle Elliott

SOUTH BEND — Opera Notre Dame's decision to commission and stage an operatic version of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" was an ambitious undertaking. It's a credit to all parties involved that Thursday's opening-night performance at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center was such a success, a highly enjoyable show on multiple levels.

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Margot Fassler Featured in Women Lead Article by Notre Dame

Author: Matt Haines

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Margot Fassler has been featured in the Women Lead article by Notre Dame on International Women Day this Tuesday, March 8th. In the article she talks about her professional accomplishments and personal triumphs that have lead her to her current position at Notre Dame, as well as the power of women in the liturgical world.…

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Voice majors to study in Italy

Author: Noelle Elliott

Vocal Performance majors Katie Surine '18 and Aileen Markowitz '19 have both been selected to attend the Ezio Pina Council of American Singers of Opera ( EPCASO) this summer in Oderzo, Italy.  The EPCASO program is an intense six-week study program in the Veneto region of Italy specifically for young singers who show great promise in the areas of Italian Opera. The students will have Italian lessons daily and will participate in numerous concerts and staged performances. They have the opportunity to study daily with sopranos Claudia Pinza and Marias Chiara, conductor Maurizio Arena, famed La Scala coach Enza Ferrara, and will also work on Baroque music with mezzo soprano

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Student Spotlight: Camilla Tassi '16

Author: Jessica Baron

Camilla Tassi is a member of the class of 2015 and 2016, participating in the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values’ original education program, The Reily Five Year Dual-Degree Program in Arts and Letters / Engineering (AL/ENG). Through this program, she has pursued and excelled in both music performance and computer science & engineering, two seemingly disparate disciplines that she has managed to pull together with impressive results. As of January 2016, she has already been offered her choice of a job in engineering/computer science, one in music, and the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree. 

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Who Hires Liberal Arts Majors

Author: Noelle Elliott

December 09, 2015 • Todd Boruff


Graduates of the College of Arts and Letters are in demand in the business world.

“We hire Notre Dame liberal arts majors into a lot of different positions,” said Nick LoManto, manager of the finance leadership development program at Vanguard, an investment management company. “You could be in marketing in a client-facing role, in investments, finance, or accounting. We’ve seen Arts and Letters students from Notre Dame be successful regardless of the major that they came from.”…

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Pierpaolo Polzonetti Awarded the H.Colin Slim Award

Author: Matt Haines

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Pierpaolo Polzonetti has been awarded the H.Colin Slim Award for his essay “Tartini and the Tongue of Saint Anthony”.

“The H. Colin Slim Award honors each year a musicological article of exceptional merit, published during the previous year (2015) in any language and in any country by a scholar who is past the early stages of her or his career and who is a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States.” (http://www.ams-net.org/awards/slim.php

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Freshman starts Notre Dame Classical Music Club

Author: Noelle Elliott

Aileen Markovitz would like to encourage her peers to experience a new love for classical music.   Her first semester as a college student wasn't even half way completed when she started a classical music club.   I was able to ask her a few questions and get information for other students who may be interested in learning about different forms of classical music.  Aileen is a freshman vocal performance/math major from St. Louis, Missouri. If you are interested in joining the club, please contact Noelle Elliott. 

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Music Faculty Strengthens Cultural Ties with Scholars in Asia

Author: Carrie Gates

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Continuing to strengthen cultural ties with scholars and alumni in Asia, three faculty members from Notre Dame’s Department of Music will depart on Tuesday, October 13, for Seoul, Beijing, and Hong Kong. During the 12-day tour, they will present concerts and lectures at leading universities and cultural institutions, including the Asia Society in Hong Kong. Building on the success of their previous visits, their outreach has expanded from universities to more broadly based cultural institutions as well—such as last year’s recital at the Beijing Capital Library, in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy, and their upcoming appearance at the Asia Society.

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Video: Meet Music Major Samantha Osborn

Author: Arts and Letters

“We study not only the pieces of music that these composers wrote but where they grew up, who they learned music from, and how previous composers influenced the type of music that they wrote,” says Samantha Osborn, a music major in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. “You really can’t understand a piece of music until you understand the history, politics, art—all of the influences that helped create that piece of music.”

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Video: Meet Arts and Letters Pre-Health Major Will Sievern

Author: Todd Boruff

“My long-term goal has been to go to med school, but I’ve also found a passion for music and piano performance here at Notre Dame, and the College of Arts and Letters pre-health supplementary major has really allowed me to explore both of those things,” says senior Will Sievern from Evansville, Indiana. Sievern is pursuing a major in piano performance while also majoring in Arts and Letters Pre-Health.

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Professor Blachly Collaborates With Art Exhibitions

Author: Noelle Elliott

Alexander Blachly's ensemble Pomerium performed a program of "Music for Imperial Augsburg, 1518-1548" at Vassar College on September 21, 2014, and then again on September 28, 2014, at Yale University. This was a program designed to accompany an exhibition of Imperial Augsburg, 1475-1550 at Vassar College; it included music by Isaac, Senfl, Crecquillon, and Gombert. 

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Grammy Award-Winning Baritone Nathan Gunn to Serve as Artist-in-Residence at Notre Dame

Author: Noelle Elliott

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Internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning baritone Nathan Gunn will return to his hometown in September to inaugurate his artist-in-residence series with the Department of Music at the University of Notre Dame. Gunn, a South Bend native, will spend one week each semester for the next four years teaching Notre Dame vocal students, visiting classes, coaching students as they prepare for OperaND’s annual performances, and participating in public colloquia with faculty.

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