Faculty Notes


W. Anthony Sheppard: Library of Congress-American Musicological Society Lecture

Posted June 7: Professor W. Anthony Sheppard will present a lecture at noon, October 25, on “American Musical Modernism and Japan,” in Coolidge Auditorium in the Library of Congress’ Jefferson Building.  Sheppard writes: “The influence of Japanese culture on the development of modern American architecture, painting, theater, and poetry has long been documented in numerous more »

Joanna Kurkowicz: First-Class Virtuoso Sets Standard Difficult to Match

Dec. 5:  Artist in Residence and Concertmaster Boston Pilharmonic Joanna Kurkowicz and British  pianist Philip Fisher were featured artists for the Chandos Records 30th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 7. The event took place in famous Steinway Hall in New York. She performed works by K. Szymanowski, G. Bacewicz and G. Gershwin. Later, in Nov., she more »

Brad Wells: Roomful of Teeth Is Off and Singing

Oct. 19, 2009  Brad Wells, lecturer in music, will bring Roomful of Teeth, a group of young singers who mix yodeling, belting, Tuvan throat singing and western classical singing technique, to New York.  Their debut show there will take place Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Galapagos Art Space (DUMBO/Brooklyn), as part of the more »

Paul Park: Roumania Quartet nominated for award

Sept. 24, 2009  Lecturer in English Paul Park’s Roumania Quartet was nominated for the James R. Tiptree Award for science fiction and fantasy stories that explore and expand gender roles. His first volume in the series, “Celestis,” was also nominated for the award in 1996. Listen to Paul on “Strange and Reminiscent: Paul Park on more »

Andy Jaffe Takes His Jazz Skills Abroad

Andy Jaffe, senior lecturer in music, who is on leave spring semester, is a guest professor at The Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan. Summer 2009 will find him leading a quintet at the Toulon Jazz Festival in France.  He has been a leader in jazz pedagogy for more than 25 years, and more »