Category: Faculty

Cultivating Aluminum Flowers: Inside Steven Mackey’s Latest Electric Guitar Concerto 

May 6, 2024

Steven Mackey’s Aluminum Flowers, a concerto for solo electric guitar and orchestra, made its world premiere on March 9, 2024 at the Kimmel Center. This concert featured jaw-dropping virtuosity of polymath guitarist JIJI.

One Year In, Here’s What Music Faculty Nathalie Joachim & Tyondai Braxton Are Up To

Apr 22, 2024

Over a year has swiftly passed since Nathalie Joachim and Tyondai Braxton joined the faculty of the Department of Music in Fall 2022. We were eager to catch up and share how these two dynamic musicians have been shaping the academic and creative landscape both within and beyond the classroom.

Thinking Through Musical Sound with Music Faculty Anna Yu Wang

Mar 4, 2024

Music Faculty Anna Yu Wang shares insights into her fall-semester course “Thinking Through Musical Sound” and reflects on how it broadened students’ (and her own) perspectives on music and world-making.

Princeton University Chamber Choir and Alumni Perform at National Collegiate Choral Organization Biennial

Dec 12, 2023

The Princeton University Chamber Choir, joined by twenty-five alumni, recently made their mark at the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) biennial conference.

Faculty Appointments: Anna Yu Wang, Arnie Tanimoto, Brennan Sweet, Yousun Chun & Julius Tolentino

Nov 3, 2023

The Department of Music at Princeton University is thrilled to welcome to the faculty five renowned music practitioners: music theorist and ethnographer Anna Yu Wang, viola da gamba and Baroque cello specialist Arnie Tanimoto, violinist Brennan Sweet, oboist Yousun Chung, and saxophonist Julius Tolentino.

Rhythms, Riddles, and Robots

Sep 2, 2023

Learn about Sō Percussion’s concert on September 8th in Richardson auditorium, which inaugurates their tenth year as the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence.

Elizabeth Margulis’ “Music and the Narrative Imagination” Project Awarded Funds from University

Aug 12, 2023

The Department of Music is proud to congratulate musicology faculty member and Director of Graduate Studies Elizabeth Margulis, whose forthcoming collaboration with Princeton Neuroscience Institute’s Uri Hasson, Music and the Narrative Imagination, has been awarded funding by the Dean for Research Innovation Fund for Collaborations between Artists and Scientists or Engineers.

How Jeffrey Snyder, Director of Electronic Music & PLOrk, Will Spend His Summer

May 31, 2023

Jeffrey Snyder is presenting the Electrosteel at New Interfaces for Musical Expression & mixing a new record of electronic dance music.

Ruth Ochs Named Honorary Member of the Class of 2023

May 10, 2023

The Department of Music is proud to congratulate Ruth Ochs, conductor of the Princeton University Sinfonia, who has been inducted as an honorary member of the Class of 2023.

Saturdays Look A Little Different at the Lewis Arts Complex: Introducing the Trenton Youth Singers

Feb 23, 2023

Most Saturday mornings walking across campus, things are quiet. Students, recovering from a week of classes, problem sets, papers, and more, are sleeping in. Aside from the occasional early riser bustling off to the library or Small World, there’s a sense of calm. 

Meet the STEM Majors of Sinfonia

Jan 31, 2023

Twice a week in the Lee Music Performance & Rehearsal Room, the Princeton University Sinfonia gathers to rehearse. Led by director Ruth Ochs, the orchestra is made up of students from all class years, many STEM majors coming from across the University’s myriad of technical disciplines, to enjoy a few hours a week of music and community.

5 Concerts & Recording Releases the Princeton Composition Faculty are Excited About

Jan 14, 2023

We caught up with Nathalie Joachim – Grammy-nominated flutist, composer, and vocalist, 2020 United States Artist Fellow, and co-founder of the critically-acclaimed duo Flutronix – and asked her which five concerts and recording releases she’s excited about this winter.

What Does a Princeton Musicology Faculty Member Have on their Desk?

Dec 21, 2022

What’s on a musicologist’s desk? Jamie Reuland, a scholar of music of the Middle Ages, invited us in for a peek into the method behind the musicology.

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.

5 Concerts & Recording Releases the Princeton Composition Faculty are Excited About

Nov 30, 2022

We caught up with Donnacha Dennehy and asked him which five concerts and recording releases he’s excited for this fall.

What Does a Princeton Musicology Faculty Member Have On Their Desk?

Nov 23, 2022

What’s on a musicologist’s desk? Wendy Heller, a leading scholar in the field of Baroque music with expertise in the study of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century opera from interdisciplinary perspectives, invited us in for a peek into the method behind the musicology.

DANCEUSA.ORG: Olivier Tarpaga Awarded Dance/USA Artist Fellowship

Nov 17, 2022

Director of African Music Ensembles Olivier Tarpaga is one of 30 artists across the United States to be selected as a 2022 Dance/USA Artist Fellow.

What Does a Princeton Musicology Faculty Member Have on their Desk?

Nov 8, 2022

What’s on a musicologist’s desk? Simon Morrison, a cultural historian with expertise in Russia, the Soviet Union, modernism, and ballet who’s been with the Music Department since the 1990s, invited us in for a peek into the method behind the musicology.

5 Concerts & Recording Releases the Princeton Composition Faculty are Excited About

Nov 1, 2022

We caught up with Dan Trueman – fiddler, collaborator, teacher, developer of new instruments, and composer of music for ensembles of all shapes and sizes – and asked him which five concerts and recording releases he’s excited for this fall.

Faculty Appointments: Tyondai Braxton & Nathalie Joachim

Jul 8, 2022

The Department of Music at Princeton University is thrilled to announce the addition of Grammy-nominated flutist, composer, and vocalist Nathalie Joachim and American composer and musician Tyondai Braxton to the faculty.

Book Announcement: Prof. Simon Morrison

Nov 20, 2021

Congratulations to Prof. Simon Morrison, whose new book, Roxy Music’s Avalon, is soon to be published by Bloomsbury and is now available for pre-order. About Roxy Music’s Avalon: Having designed Roxy Music as …

Jazz Director Rudresh Mahanthappa DownBeat Critics Poll Winner

Jul 14, 2021

Congratulations to Director of Jazz, Rudresh Mahanthappa, who has again been selected the Alto Saxophone winner in the DownBeat International Critics Poll. The August issue of DownBeat, which arrives on …

Donnacha Dennehy Awarded 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr 29, 2021

Congratulations to Prof. Donnacha Dennehy, recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship! Prof. Dennehy is one of 184 recipients, chosen from a pool of almost 3,000 applicant scholars, artists, writers, and …

Rudresh Mahanthappa: JazzTimes Cover Feature

May 27, 2020

JazzTimes has published a cover feature profile about Rudresh Mahanthappa, Director of Jazz Studies, in the publication’s June issue. Read the article online here!