Category: Feature Stories

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.

Announcing the 2022-2023 Concerto Competition Winners

Jan 3, 2023

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Princeton University Orchestra Concerto Competition.

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.

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.

How Halle Mitchell (’23) Spends a Monday on Campus

Dec 7, 2022

We caught up with Halle Mitchell (’23) to learn how Halle spends a Monday on campus.

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.

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.

What’s Your Earliest Musical Memory? With The Princeton University Glee Club

Nov 18, 2022

On a recent brisk Monday afternoon, we paid the Princeton University Glee Club a visit to chat music, memory, and the early moments that make the music-lover.

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.

How Aaron Ventresca (’24) Spends a Thursday on Campus

Nov 14, 2022

We caught up with Aaron Ventresca (’24) to learn how Ventresca spends a Thursday on campus.

How Toussaint Santicola Jones (’25) Spends a Saturday on Campus

Nov 10, 2022

We caught up with Toussaint Santicola Jones (’25) to learn how Toussaint spends a Saturday on campus.

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.

Department Launches New Music Mentoring Program

Oct 26, 2022

The Department of Music at Princeton University is excited to announce the launch of the Music Mentoring Program, a brand new, student-led near-peer mentoring initiative.

Continuing Studio Instruction During COVID-19

May 4, 2020

“When I first heard about the university transitioning to online lessons, my first thought was that this would be the end of music making for me at Princeton,” said Yang …

Research Spotlight: Kyle Masson on the Princeton University Homepage

Aug 1, 2019

Now on the Princeton University Homepage: “Research Spotlight with Kyle Masson: Bringing early opera to life” Using the tips of his latex-gloved hands, Kyle Masson carefully turned the pages and …

Dudamel! Anatomy of a cross-campus residency (Princeton University Homepage Story)

Mar 25, 2019

A Princeton University homepage article by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications Spread your fingers across any random desk calendar. In the space between your thumb and pinky finger, Dudamel — the …

Video story: ‘Musical Instruments, Sound, Perception and Creativity’

Jan 25, 2019

Video story by Nick Barberio, Princeton University Office of Communications, now on the Princeton University homepage. Imagine a sound, a tone. Engineering and math might go into creating a musical instrument …

On the University Homepage: Peking Opera Immersion Program

Nov 12, 2018

From the Princeton University homepage: “Arias to water sleeves: Students bridge performance, language through Peking opera.” In Shanghai, 22 Princeton University participants in the Peking Opera Immersion Program spent three …

On Princeton’s Homepage: A Feature on the Course “Venice, Theater of the World”

May 22, 2018

Feature by by Danielle Alio, Office of Communications; additional reporting by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications “This semester, students in several Princeton courses were able to turn spring break into a global classroom experience, …

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 …