ND Graduate Presents Research at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory

Author: Noelle Elliott

This November, Andrew Malilay White (class of ‘12) will present his research on the composition and social construction of nineteenth-century yodeling styles at the 2017 meeting of the Society for Music Theory in Arlington, Virginia. The Society’s

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Annual Meeting is the premiere venue in the field for “live” presentation of research; speakers are invited only after blind peer review of their proposals with an acceptance rate of approximately 20%. Andrew is in his third year as a PhD candidate in music theory at the University of Chicago—one of the top 2-3 doctoral programs nationwide. His primary interest is nineteenth-century improvisatory piano practice methods and the relationship between musical structure and bodily skill.…

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International Opera Superstar Deborah Voigt Appears in a Mini-Documentary about Her Artist's Residency at Notre Dame

Author: Noelle Elliott

Two-time Grammy Award winner and international opera superstar Deborah Voigt returned to the University of Notre Dame in October 2016 to continue her multi-year position as Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Music.  A special feature

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of the October 2016 residency was Ms. Voigt's performance of "God Bless America" at the football game between Notre Dame and the University of Miami on Saturday, October 29.  View the "First Time Fans" mini-documentary about her visit here

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Music and Mathematics Major Excels in Summer Music Festival

Author: Noelle Elliott

Music and Honors Mathematics major Katie Gallagher, ’19, recently completed a summer of viola performance studies at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York as part of the Chautauqua Music Festival. This was Katie’s fourth time in

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residence at Chautauqua. The Festival’s course of study is distinctive for its holistic emphasis on three core components: solo repertoire, chamber music, and orchestral playing.…

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Daniel Schlosberg, Associate Professor of the Practice, will make his debut at the Ravinia Festival

Author: Noelle Elliott

Daniel Schlosberg, Associate Professor of the Practice, will make his debut at the Ravinia Festival on Thursday, August 31st, in a special performance of Gustav Mahler’s monumental 6th Symphony, arranged for piano four-hands by Alexander Zemlinsky. Joining him will be the noted pianist Inna Faliks. They will also be taking this program to the National Gallery of Art in D.C. in December, and to various venues in the 2018-19 season, including Notre Dame.

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Music and Neuroscience major Joanne Kim Awarded a CUSE Grant in support of Service Recital Project

Author: Noelle Elliott

Music and Neuroscience major Joanne Kim, '19, has recently been awarded a grant from Notre Dame's Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement to fund, and thereby enhance, her service recital project. The project aims to bring live classical music to elderly populations with limited exposure to musical performances. Joanne, a piano performance concentrator in the music major at Notre Dame and co-president of the Classical Music Club

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Professor and Department Chair Peter Smith Appointed to the Editorial Board of Music Theory Spectrum

Author: Noelle Elliott

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Professor of Music Theory and Department Chair Peter H. Smith has been appointed to the editorial board of Music Theory Spectrum for a three-year term, beginning in January 2018.  Spectrum is the flagship publication of the Society for Music Theory and is widely recognized as the leading journal in the field.  Of Smith's numerous scholarly articles, four have appeared in Spectrum

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Construction of O'Neill Hall of Music is Well Underway

Author: Noelle Elliott

Construction of O'Neill Hall of Music is well underway, and the building is on-schedule to open for the winter-spring semester of 2018.  View this video of Department Chair Peter Smith discussing the features of the building and get a sneak preview of the LaBar Family Recital Hall, one of the two state-of-the-art performance venues on the ground floor.  O'Neill Hall will also house the music library, classrooms and seminar rooms, a large lecture hall, rehearsal spaces, practice rooms, and faculty offices, all tailored to the specific needs of the Department of Music and the Program of Sacred Music.…

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ND Music Majors Admitted to Competitive National and International Summer Programs

Author: Noelle Elliott

Several current music majors, in performance and composition, were admitted to competitive festivals which take place during 2017 Summer. In addition to many performing opportunities, these students will also study with renowned faculty from other universities and conservatories, and collaborate with other advanced performers from around the world.   Zhengyi Zhang

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Leading Mozart Exponent and ND Artist-In-Residence Nathan Gunn Helps Students Prepare Opera ND's performance of Mozart's Magic Flute

Author: Noelle Elliott

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Nathan Gunn, Grammy Award-winning Metropolitan Opera baritone and artist-in-residence for the Department of Music, has visited campus twice this spring to help the students prepare for Opera Notre Dame's production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).  Gunn has sung the role of Papageno from this opera in many of the world's leading opera houses in his impressive 25 year career.…

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Three of the World’s Leading Collaborative Pianists to Teach and Perform at Notre Dame

Author: Noelle Elliott

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Not one, not two, but three of the world’s most eminent collaborative pianists—Martin Katz, Roger Vignoles, and J.J. Penna—will be visiting the University of Notre Dame in Spring 2017 both to perform and teach public masterclasses for our students. To accompany the most accomplished singers and instrumentalists takes unique skill, distinct from solo piano artistry, and the three musicians who will be honoring us with their presence are world-famous for their mastery. Add to these visits the ongoing residencies of two great singers, the dramatic soprano Deborah Voigt

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The Department of Music Welcomes Revered Pianist Ann Schein

Author: Noelle Elliott

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The Department of Music recently welcomed revered pianist Ann Schein for a weekend residency. In addition to a recital of Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin, she presented a masterclass during which undergraduate students Joanne Kim, Audrey Steiner, Kelvin Wu, and Zhengyi Zheng, presented works of Bach, Chopin and Liszt. Ann Schein represents a unique link to piano legends of the past, having studied with Arthur Rubinstein, Dame Myra Hess, and Mieczyslaw Munz. The wisdom of her teachers, combined with her own experiences as a multifaceted musician, shone in her very detailed and encouraging work with the students.…

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Notre Dame cellist and music major Alex Mansour earns admission to the prestigious New York String Orchestra Seminar

Author: Noelle Elliott

Cellist Alex Mansour '19 was selected out of an estimated 400 students who auditioned for the New York String Orchestra Seminar.

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Now celebrating its 45th season, the New York String Orchestra Seminar brings some of the nation’s most promising young musicians together for an intensive workshop culminating in a gala performance at Carnegie Hall in December. Alumni of the the Seminar have gone on to play in orchestras around the globe, taken teaching roles in conservatories, and had active careers as soloists, among them cellist Yo-Yo Ma.  Founded by legendary violinist Alexander Schneider of the Budapets String Quartet and currently led by violinist Jaime Laredo, the program offers outstanding high school and college-aged string and wind musicians the chance to work with some of today’s foremost artists. Seminar participants are introduced to a musical philosophy that emphasizes self-expression beyond technical mastery. …

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Aileen Markowitz ‘19 was recently awarded the Opera Theater of St. Louis Monsanto Artist-in-Training Advanced Study Scholarship

Author: Noelle Elliott

Aileen Markowitz ‘19 was recently awarded the Opera Theater of St. Louis Monsanto Artist-in-Training Advanced Study Scholarship. This competition was open to alumni of the Opera Theater of St. Louis Artist-in-Training program who are studying voice at the university level, including graduate students. Aileen is a student of Deborah Mayer.…

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Solera Quartet Performs to Rave Reviews at the Virginia Arts Festival

Author: Noelle Elliott

"Only about a year old, the New York-based ensemble, displayed a sense of musical cohesion and interpretive understanding usually found in groups of longer, more established tenure.It was an impressive hearing of top notch, intense playing that reflected the group's notable skills.The members (Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violin; Molly Carr, viola; Andrew Janss, cello) brought to the fare stylish presentations, carefully crafted interpretations, and abundant technique and flair--a brilliant physical and musical display of abundant youthful enthusiasm and talent."

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Pianist Daniel Schlosberg earns the title of "Mr. Versatility"

Author: Noelle Elliott

Pianist Daniel Schlosberg is Mr. Versatility. Solo recitalist. Orchestral soloist. Solo accompanist. Chamber musician. Now based in Chicago, the Los Angeles native can do it all, and he regularly gets calls for his services from a broad range of the city’s classical musicians and ensembles, including eighth blackbird, Dempster St. Pro Musica and the Avalon String Quartet, as well as others across the country.

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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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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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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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