Category: Undergraduate

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.

Announcing the 2022-2023 Concerto Competition Winners

Jan 3, 2023

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

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.

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.

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’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.

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.

Senior Spotlight: Mariana Corichi Gomez ’21

Jun 7, 2021

“From conducting Camerata in a program of Mexican composers to conducting the Glee Club in Mexico City for a loving audience, I cherish these moments and the opportunity to share my culture with my ensembles.”

Students Participate in Creation of Virtual Opera

Feb 6, 2021

Francesco Cavalli’s La Calisto streams in three episodes. WATCH FULL OPERA HERE WATCH TRAILER HERE The students who signed up to participate in the Department of Music’s Fall 2020 course MPP/MTD 219: Opera Performance expected to …

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Jun 1, 2020

In a virtual Class Day ceremony this afternoon, students, faculty, and staff joined together over Zoom to honor and send off the remarkable students in the Class of 2020. The …

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 …

Undergraduate Concentration Requirements Revised

Apr 15, 2020

The Department of Music is excited to announce revisions to the curriculum for Music Majors—the first such curricular change since the late 1990s. To see the comprehensive new curriculum, please click …

Announcing the 2019-2020 Concerto Competition Winners

Jan 23, 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019-2020 Princeton University Orchestra Concerto Competition: Violinists Fumika Mizuno ’21: Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto Op. 14 Hana Mundiya ’20: W.A. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. …

Glee Club Members Sing with Tenebrae Choir

Jul 25, 2019

For an aspiring musician, few experiences are more unforgettable than performing alongside world-class professionals. Four lucky Princeton University Glee Club members — Madeline Kushan ’20, Mariana Corichi Gomez ’21, Sergei Tugarinov ’19, and Julius …

Louisa Slosar ’15 Appointed Bassoonist with Berlin Philharmonic Karajan Academy

Jun 17, 2019

Congratulations to Louisa Slosar, Class of 2015, who has won the coveted bassoon position at the Berlin Philharmonic Karajan Academy! At the Academy, she will be mentored by members of the …

Alex Laurenzi ’20 Places Second in 2019 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition

Jan 9, 2019

Congratulations to Alex Laurenzi ’20, who won second prize in the jazz category of the 2019 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition. Alex is a member of both the Jazz Small Group …

Countertenors Anthony Roth Costanzo ’04 & Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen ’15 Nominated for GRAMMY Awards

Dec 7, 2018

Department of Music alumnae Anthony Roth Costanzo ’04 and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen ’15, both countertenors, have both been recognized in the 61st GRAMMY Awards.  Costanzo has been nominated in the “Best Classical …

Music Major Lou Chen ’19 Receives Fisher Award

Nov 27, 2018

Congratulations to Music Major Lou Chen ’19, who has received the Pace Center for Civic Engagement’s A. James Fisher, Jr. Memorial Award! Given in honor of A. James Fisher, Jr. …

John Hoffmeyer, Certificate Student, Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Nov 19, 2018

Congratulations to John Hoffmeyer, a Department Certificate Student in Piano Performance, who is one of three Princeton students to be awarded the Rhodes Scholarship! Excerpt from the Office of Communications: …

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, …

Concerto Competition Winners Announced

Jan 16, 2018

The winners of this year’s Princeton University Orchestra Concerto Competition are:  Leland Ko ’20, cello  (Ernest Bloch: Schelomo Rhapsodie Hébraïque) Solène Le Van ’18, soprano (Samuel Barber: Knoxville Summer of 1915, …

Music Major Rebecca Singer Awarded Schwarzman Scholarship

Dec 6, 2017

Congratulations to Rebecca Singer, a senior in the Department of Music, who is one of two current Princeton University students to have just been named a Schwarzman Scholar.  The Schwarzman Scholarship covers the cost …

Music Major Shruthi Rajasekar awarded 2018 Marshall Scholarship

Dec 4, 2017

Article written by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications: “Princeton senior and Music Major Shruthi Rajasekar has been named a 2018 Marshall Scholar. The Marshall Scholarship seeks to promote strong relations between the United Kingdom …