Category: Alumni

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen ’15 Returns to Princeton for Groundbreaking Performance in Elgar’s “Dream of Gerontius”

Apr 15, 2024

Interview by Chloe Yutong Yang ’26 On April 19-20, 2024, countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen ’15 will make a triumphant return to his alma mater, Princeton University, for a historic performance …

Brittany Haas (‘09), Princeton’s Fiddler

Mar 15, 2024

Brittany Haas’s ’09 journey at Princeton took many diverse pathways. An Evolutionary Biology Major with a Music Performance Certificate, she navigated student life focusing on primatology, while simultaneously delving into an array of musical genres and cultures. Learn more in our interview with Brittany!

Musicology, with a Twist: Princeton’s Music Cognition Lab

Dec 16, 2022

The Department of Music was pleased to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Margulis to the faculty in the Fall of 2019 as Professor of Music and Director of Graduate Studies (Musicology) to examine the relationship between music and the mind.

What’s Your Earliest Musical Memory? with Princeton Alumni of Classes ’13-’20

Dec 16, 2022

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, we reached out to alumni who were all active members of the Music Department community and asked them to share their earliest musical memory.

Graduate Student Sophie Brady Awarded Top Prize from the American Musicological Society

Dec 7, 2022

The Princeton University Department of Music is proud to congratulate graduate student Sophie Brady, who has been awarded the Paul A. Pisk Prize for her paper “From the Living Room to the Concert Hall: Francis Bebey’s Experimental Collaborations.”

Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa (’14) Is Booked, Blessed, and Back at Princeton

Nov 30, 2022

Tanyaradzwa is like so many Princetonians – ambitious, fiercely intelligent, a true multi-hyphenate. Yet it is her way of walking in abundance that is perhaps her most striking and admirable quality.

PRISM Quartet’s New Album Features Princeton Composers

Dec 13, 2019

The PRISM Quartet‘s latest album, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, takes its name from a new work of the same name by Princeton faculty composer Steve Mackey. The album also includes new works by former graduate …

Louisa Slosar ’15 Appointed Bassoonist with Berlin Philharmonic Karajan Academy

Jun 17, 2019

Congratulations to Louisa Slosar, Class of 2015, who has won the coveted bassoon position at the Berlin Philharmonic Karajan Academy! At the Academy, she will be mentored by members of the …

Countertenors Anthony Roth Costanzo ’04 & Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen ’15 Nominated for GRAMMY Awards

Dec 7, 2018

Department of Music alumnae Anthony Roth Costanzo ’04 and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen ’15, both countertenors, have both been recognized in the 61st GRAMMY Awards.  Costanzo has been nominated in the “Best Classical …

Music Major Lou Chen ’19 Receives Fisher Award

Nov 27, 2018

Congratulations to Music Major Lou Chen ’19, who has received the Pace Center for Civic Engagement’s A. James Fisher, Jr. Memorial Award! Given in honor of A. James Fisher, Jr. …

Dasha Koltunyuk ’15, Wins Thousand Islands International Chopin Competition

Sep 23, 2016

Congratulations to Dasha Koltunyuk ‘2015, Marketing & Outreach Manager for the Music Department, who won first place at the Thousand Islands International Piano Competition. First place prize was $2000. Second and third place …