Category: Graduate

What Actually Happens At An Academic Music Conference?

Feb 1, 2024

Every November, thousands of music theorists and musicologists descend upon the vast ballrooms of America’s metropolitan convention hotels for their annual academic society meeting. This past November, the American Musicological Society (AMS), which celebrates its ninetieth annual meeting in 2024, and Society for Music Theory (SMT) held their joint conference in the Mile-High City of Denver, Colorado.

Get to Know the Music Mentoring Program

Sep 13, 2023

Learn about the Music Mentoring Program and join their welcome event on September 14 from 5:30PM-7:30PM in the Woolworth lobby

Graduate Student Marcel Camprubi Awarded Top Prize from the American Musicological Society

Jun 13, 2023

The Princeton University Department of Music is proud to congratulate graduate student Marcel Camprubi, who has been awarded the Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship for his dissertation “Al-Fārābī’s Lines of Thought: Notations and Histories of Music Theory from Abbāsid Baghdad (762–1055).”

Musicology Graduate Students Christopher Parton & Hannah McLaughlin Receive 2023 Teaching Award

Apr 20, 2023

The Department of Music congratulates Musicology students Christopher Parton and Hannah McLaughlin, who were among the 10 winners of this year’s Graduate School Teaching Award in recognition of outstanding undergraduate teaching. 

What’s On in the Music Department this Spring?

Nov 7, 2022

Spring 22-23 offers a rich breadth of coursework for the experienced musician and the music-curious alike.

Student Awards: Maya Stepansky & Pascal Le Boeuf

May 5, 2020

Congratulations to sophomore drummer Maya Stepansky and graduate student composer Pascal Le Boeuf: Maya was selected as the Undergraduate College Winner of DownBeat Magazine’s 43rd Annual Student Awards in the Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist …

Anna Pidgorna: Juno Award Nomination

Jan 28, 2020

Congratulations to graduate student composer Anna Pidgorna, whose composition is featured on an album just nominated for a 2020 Juno Award — the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards. Her work, …

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 …

Pascal Le Boeuf & Yihan Chen Awarded Copland House Residency Awards

Aug 8, 2019

Composition graduate students Pascal Le Boeuf and Yihan Chen are two of twelve composers selected to receive this year’s coveted Copland House Residency Awards. These all-expenses-paid, short-term stays at Aaron Copland’s National …

Gemma Peacocke, Shelley Washington, and Emma O’Halloran at National Sawdust

Aug 6, 2019

Three Department of Music graduate students — composition students Gemma Peacocke, Shelley Washington, and recent graduate Emma O’Halloran — will be in residence at the National Sawdust arts institution in Brooklyn, NY …

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 …

Exciting Musicology Student News!

May 1, 2019

It is an exciting time for students in our musicology graduate program, with several recent notable accomplishments! The Department extends proud congratulations to: Sheryl Chow, recipient of the American Musicological Society’s Alvin …

Emma O’Halloran Winner of Beth Morrison Projects: Next Generation

Feb 22, 2019

Congratulations to composition graduate student Emma O’Halloran, who has been named the winner of the Beth Morrison Projects: Next Generation award! Emma will be commissioned to write an evening-length operatic work …

Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade Selected for Glyndebourne: Balancing the Score Program

Nov 9, 2018

Graduate composer Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade has been selected as one of the first four participants in Balancing the Score: a new program at Glyndebourne created to help address the under-representation of female composers in classical music. …

Graduate Composer Troy Herion Writes Film Score for “306 Hollywood”

Sep 20, 2018

Graduate composer Troy Herion has written the film score for 306 HOLLYWOOD which premiered opening night at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and has been featured in over thirty-five other film festivals. …

Pascal Le Boeuf Nominated for GRAMMY Award

Nov 28, 2017

Graduate student composer Pascal Le Boeuf has been nominated for a 2018 GRAMMY award! His composition “Alkaline,” from the new album Imaginist recorded by the Le Boeuf Brothers and the JACK Quartet, has been nominated …

Graduate Composers Emma O’Halloran and Alex Dowling Make LP Debut as “Games Violet”

Nov 15, 2016

‘…fascinating pop moments full of strong, haunting, imaginative electronic lines and shadows.’ – Irish Times ‘Combining creative rhythm patterns, choice keys, wailing guitars & whispering harmony duet-rounds; Games Violet are …