Category: Faculty

Rudresh Mahanthappa named Best Alto Saxophonist in JazzTimes’ 2017 Expanded Critics’ Poll

Feb 22, 2018

The Anthony H. P. Lee ’79 Director of Jazz at Princeton University, saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa has been named “Best Alto Saxophonist” in the JazzTimes 2017 Expanded Critics Poll, published in …

Jeff Snyder Releases Solo Album

Jan 25, 2018

“Sunspots,” on Carrier Records, will be released on Friday, January 26, 2018. After years of appearances on compilations and as a group member, Director of Electronic Music composer and improvisor Jeff …

Simon Morrison in Playbill on Prokofiev’s “Romeo & Juliet”

Jan 23, 2018

Professor Simon Morrison has written an essay in this month’s Playbill: “Experience Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet—Without Dance.” “This month’s all-Prokofiev program at the New York Philharmonic is an opportunity to experience …

Barbara White and Juri Seo Receive Fromm Music Foundation Commissions

Dec 11, 2017

Congratulations to Barbara White and Juri Seo, both on the Music Department’s Composition Faculty, who have each received a commission from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University.  Other recipients this year are Michael …

Michael Pratt Reflects on 40 years at Princeton University

Dec 7, 2017

An article written by Emily Spalding for the Daily Princetonian on December 7, 2017 (link): As the euphonious sounds of piano and violin echoed down the hallway, Michael Pratt sat in …

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s “Agrima” on New York Times’ “Best Albums of 2017”

Dec 7, 2017

It has been an exciting week for Jazz at Princeton University. On the heels of the Creative Large Ensemble’s joining saxophone legend Archie Shepp on the Richardson Stage (a review by the prestigious …

Tenebrae Choir, with Gabriel Crouch, Receives GRAMMY Nomination

Nov 28, 2017

The Tenebrae Choir, in which Director of Vocal Activities Gabriel Crouch is a principal singer, has been nominated for their first GRAMMY award! The ensemble’s album Music of the Spheres: Part Songs of the British Isles is …

CD Release: Olagón: a Cantata in Doublespeak

Nov 6, 2017

Olagón: a Cantata in Doublespeak is a new collaboration between Princeton University Department of Music Professor Dan Trueman, Global Scholar Iarla Ó Lionáird, and the Lewis Center for the Arts Professor Paul Muldoon, with …

Gavin Steingo Awarded Alan Merriam Prize

Nov 2, 2017

Congratulations to Gavin Steingo, our new Assistant Professor of Music, who has been awarded the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Alan Merriam Prize for his book Kwaito’s Promise: Music and the Aesthetics of Freedom in South …

Juri Seo Awarded Library of Congress’ Koussevitzky Commission

Oct 31, 2017

Assistant Professor of Music Juri Seo is one of six composers awarded a commission from the Library of Congress’ Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation. Established in 1949, the program awards commissions to “established composers …

A Showcase of Music Department Talent at National Sawdust (NYC)

Oct 26, 2017

The creative forces of the Music Department’s composition faculty Donnacha Dennehy and Dan Trueman, and Visiting Scholar Iarla Ó Lionáird, come together in a performance this Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30PM at the …

Profile on Performance Director Michael Pratt in the Princeton Packet

Oct 16, 2017

The Princeton Packet has published a profile on Michael Pratt, the Director of the Program in Performance and conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra, who celebrates his 40th anniversary at the Department this season. …

Rudresh Mahanthappa Featured in Downbeat Magazine

Sep 27, 2017

Jazz at Princeton University director Rudresh Mahanthappa has been featured in the November 2017 issue of Downbeat Magazine! Look out for the magazine, hitting newstands next week.

Stephanie Tubiolo Appointed As Assistant Director Of Choirs

Sep 26, 2017

Stephanie Tubiolo is the incoming Assistant Director of Choirs at Princeton University. She spent the past seven years in New Haven, CT, where she worked as a Teaching Artist with the …

Rudresh Mahanthappa, Director of Jazz, Wins DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll

Jun 30, 2017

Congratulations to Director of Jazz, Rudresh Mahanthappa, who has again been named a winner in the 2017 DownBeat International Critics Poll in the category of Alto Saxophone. The August issue …

Profile on Prof. Donnacha Dennehy in the Irish Times

Jun 23, 2017

Composition Faculty Donnacha Dennehy has been featured in the Irish Times. An excerpt can be found below. Read the article online, or see the PDF attachment.  “I went to Ballyroan Boys’ National School, …

Donnacha Dennehy’s New Opera Awarded Fedora Prize

Jun 6, 2017

Congratulations to Prof. Donnacha Dennehy, whose latest opera, The Second Violinist, was awarded the Fedora’s 2017 Generali Prize for Opera. This prize of €150,000 is given to support future international …

Profile on Rudresh Mahanthappa, Director of Jazz, in US1

Apr 17, 2017

As Princeton’s new director of jazz studies, internationally known alto saxophonist and innovator Rudresh Mahanthappa shows his hands-on involvement when he says, “I play with all my groups in rehearsal …

Simon Morrison’s New York Times Interview

Dec 27, 2016

By Zachary Woolfe, from The New York Times Confusion has flooded the web since it was announced that dozens of members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, a famed army choir and …

Prof. Dan Trueman Awarded 2016 Bessie Award

Nov 2, 2016

Congratulations to Prof. Dan Trueman who has received the 2016 Bessie Award for “Outstanding Musical Composition/Sound Design”! Prof. Trueman was recognized for his contributions to There Might Others,choreographed by Rebecca Lazier, Senior Lecturer in the Lewis …

Prof. Simon Morrison’s “Bolshoi Confidential” Receives Instant Critical Acclaim

Oct 17, 2016

Musicology Professor Simon Morrison has published a new book, Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today, to instant critical acclaim. While reviews continue to …