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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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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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

Nathan Gunn

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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