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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

Tricia Park

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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