Albany Records Releases Portrait Album of Faculty Composer John Liberatore

Author: Noelle Elliott

On August 1, 2018, the Albany Record Label released “Line Drawings,” a portrait album dedicated to the chamber music of Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory John Liberatore.  

 

The disc includes five premiere recordings of works written since 2015, featuring several high-caliber and accomplished artists: the Mivos Quartet, Bent Frequency, and Grammy award-winning flautist Molly Barth, among others. 

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ND Music Major Awarded an Advanced Training Scholarship from Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Author: Noelle Elliott

Vocal performance major Aileen Markovitz ‘19 was recently awarded the 2018 Advanced Training Scholarship from the Opera Theatre of St. Louis (OTSL), a leading American opera company noted for its

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longstanding tradition of discovering exceptional young singers and promoting American composers and librettists. Notre Dame voice faculty members Kiera Duffy

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Music Major Triumphs in Piano Competition in China

Author: Noelle Elliott

Zhengyi Zhang, class of '18, was awarded first prize in the Franz Liszt Piano Competition in China, held in Shanghai in preparation for the Liszt International Competition in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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Chosen from a field of 70 semifinalists, she will advance to the next stage of the competition in Utrecht.  Her repertoire included Liszt's "La leggierezza" 

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Another Banner Year for ND Music Majors Attending Summer Music Festivals

Author: Noelle Elliott

Several current music majors, in performance and composition, were admitted to competitive festivals that take place during the Summer of 2018. In addition to many performing opportunities, these students

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will also study with renowned faculty from other universities and conservatories, and collaborate with other advanced performers from around the world.…

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Music Library Acquires Rare Set of Schumann Lieder in Honor of Retiring Faculty Member Susan Youens

Author: Noelle Elliott

The recent retirement of Dr. Susan Youens, J. W. Van Gorkom Professor of Music, was cause for a celebration of the esteemed scholar’s teaching, research, and contributions to academic and musical life at the University of Notre Dame. To recognize

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her long-standing support for the library, the Department of Music and the Hesburgh Libraries acquired a special four-volume set of Lieder by Robert Schumann in her honor.

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Thanks to the Efforts of ND Musicologist, Buxtehude Collected Works Edition Now Complete

Author: Noelle Elliott

With the appearance in March 2018 of Volumes 12 and 13 of The Collected Works of Dieterich Buxtehude, edited by Dr. Paul Walker of the Notre Dame Department of Music, the nearly 100-year project to

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present the composer’s complete œuvre in scholarly editions has finally reached its goal. It was a special challenge and distinction for Walker to edit these last two volumes because they include many of the composer’s largest works, in both length and size of performing forces. Volume 12 in particular, the largest of the entire set, includes only six pieces but would take nearly an hour and a half to perform in its entirety. Volume 13, while less extensive, encompasses many more pieces, including the only Buxtehude work for six voice parts, all of the composer’s occasional works (for weddings or funerals), and some puzzle canons. A project that began in Germany between the World Wars now finally crosses the finish line in 21st-century America due to Walker’s expertise as a leading scholar on 17th-century music.…

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The Department of Music Welcomes Two Eminent Pianists to Campus

Author: Noelle Elliott

The fall semester saw the Department of Music welcome two eminent pianists to campus. Victor Rosenbaum, the greatly esteemed longtime faculty member of the New England Conservatory, offered two masterclasses, and Stephen Hough presented a residency as the Nanovic Institute for European Studies Visiting Artist.

 

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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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