Category: Faculty

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!

Essay by Simon Morrison: The Sounds of Solace

May 8, 2020

Published in the May 13, 2020 issue of Princeton Alumni Weekly. At midnight on March 27, Bob Dylan released a previously unknown 17-minute song about the assassination of JFK. We don’t know …

Professor Emeritus Claudio Spies Dies at 95

Apr 10, 2020

Claudio Spies, Professor of Music Emeritus at Princeton University, died peacefully at his home in Sonoma, California, on April 2. He was 95. Composer, conductor, music theorist and author, Spies was born …

Ruth Ochs Receives Community Engagement Award

Jan 21, 2020

by Emily Eyestone, Pace Center for Civic EngagementReposted from the John H. Pace Jr ’39 Center for Civic Engagement For Ruth Ochs, music has always been a connective force; a …

Iarla Ó Lionáird Receives RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Award

Oct 28, 2019

Congratulations to Iarla Ó Lionáird, Global Scholar and Visiting Lecturer in Music and the Humanities, who was awarded Best Folk Singer by the 2019 RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards. The awards offer support and recognition to Irish folk musicians …

Book Announcement: Prof. Simon Morrison

Aug 27, 2019

Congratulations to Prof. Simon Morrison, whose “incredibly rich” (The New York Times) history of the Bolshoi Ballet, Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to …

Peter Westergaard and Music Performance at Princeton

Aug 23, 2019

Recently, we witnessed the sad passing of Peter Talbot Westergaard — Princeton’s William Shubael Conant Professor of Music, Emeritus — at age 88. He was the most influential musical artist …

Michael Pratt Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching

Jun 4, 2019

Full story by Karin Dienst, Office of Communications, available here. Michael Pratt, conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra and director of the Program in Music Performance, is one of four recipients of this year’s President’s …

Two premieres in LA

May 31, 2019

Two Department of Music affiliated composers will have their works premiered this weekend as part of the LA Philharmonic’s Noon to Midnight program: Professor Donnacha Dennehy’s new work commissioned by the LA …

Jeff Snyder Featured in Princeton Echo

Apr 12, 2019

Check out this cover story on Jeff Snyder, Director of Electronic Music and the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (“PLOrk”) in this month’s issue of Princeton Echo!  PLOrk presents its annual, free concert on Friday, April …

Professor Juri Seo Receives Goethe Award

Apr 8, 2019

Princeton University faculty composer Juri Seo has been awarded the 2019 Goethe Award, given by the Goethe Institut at the Tongyeong International Music Festival. Professor Seo’s composition Respiri – in memory of Jonathan …

Professor Simon Morrison Inaugurates TLS Grace Notes Series

Mar 22, 2019

Simon Morrison, Professor of Music and Slavic Languages and Literatures, has authored the first article in The Times Literary Supplement (TLS) Grace Notes series. This new TLS Online series celebrates pioneering composers and musicians, …