Tag: music

Student Perspectives: The Musical Odyssey of Princeton’s Adrian Thananopavarn

Jan 18, 2024

Adrian P. Thananopavarn ’24, Math major with certificates in Computer Science and Music Composition, premieres “March of Dusk” with Princeton University Sinfonia

Princeton University Chamber Choir and Alumni Perform at National Collegiate Choral Organization Biennial

Dec 12, 2023

The Princeton University Chamber Choir, joined by twenty-five alumni, recently made their mark at the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) biennial conference.

Faculty Appointments: Anna Yu Wang, Arnie Tanimoto, Brennan Sweet, Yousun Chun & Julius Tolentino

Nov 3, 2023

The Department of Music at Princeton University is thrilled to welcome to the faculty five renowned music practitioners: music theorist and ethnographer Anna Yu Wang, viola da gamba and Baroque cello specialist Arnie Tanimoto, violinist Brennan Sweet, oboist Yousun Chung, and saxophonist Julius Tolentino.

Music Major Kasey Shao Named 2024 Gilmore Young Artist

Sep 18, 2023

The Department of Music congratulates Kasey Shao (Class of 2025), a Music Major who is pursuing Minors in Piano Performance and Engineering Biology, who was one of two students named 2024 Gilmore Young Artists. We caught up with Kasey this summer following the official announcement to discuss how she found out she’d been selected, what she has planned for her 2024 Gilmore recitals and piano commission, and what’s on the docket for her final two years at Princeton.

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

Rhythms, Riddles, and Robots

Sep 2, 2023

Learn about Sō Percussion’s concert on September 8th in Richardson auditorium, which inaugurates their tenth year as the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence.

New & Now: Introducing the Music Minor

Aug 17, 2023

The Department of Music is pleased to announce the establishment of two Music Minors: a general Minor in Music and a Minor in Music Performance. Together, these new offerings will contribute to the Music Department’s continued mission of offering a comprehensive array of musical study opportunities to students from all departments at Princeton. 

Elizabeth Margulis’ “Music and the Narrative Imagination” Project Awarded Funds from University

Aug 12, 2023

The Department of Music is proud to congratulate musicology faculty member and Director of Graduate Studies Elizabeth Margulis, whose forthcoming collaboration with Princeton Neuroscience Institute’s Uri Hasson, Music and the Narrative Imagination, has been awarded funding by the Dean for Research Innovation Fund for Collaborations between Artists and Scientists or Engineers.

Congratulations to the Class of 2023 Senior Class Day Award Winners

Aug 4, 2023

Last May, the Department of Music is proud to announce the recipients of the Class of 2023 Senior Class Day awards. Join us in applauding these young musicians on their outstanding accomplishments!

Princeton University’s Music Department premieres the Timbuktu Grooves Festival this Fall 2023

Jul 11, 2023

Princeton University’s Music Department presents the Timbuktu Grooves Festival from September 29 – October 1 led by Olivier Tarpaga, Lester Horton Award-winning choreographer and director of the African Music Ensembles at Princeton since 2017.

Meet the New Alumni Class of 2023 Music Majors

Jul 5, 2023

The Department of Music applauds the remarkable Music Majors that graduated from our department this spring.

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).”

How Jeffrey Snyder, Director of Electronic Music & PLOrk, Will Spend His Summer

May 31, 2023

Jeffrey Snyder is presenting the Electrosteel at New Interfaces for Musical Expression & mixing a new record of electronic dance music.

Ruth Ochs Named Honorary Member of the Class of 2023

May 10, 2023

The Department of Music is proud to congratulate Ruth Ochs, conductor of the Princeton University Sinfonia, who has been inducted as an honorary member of the Class of 2023.

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. 

Advisee Stories: Building Instruments, Enacting the Chimurenga, and Reframing Pedagogical Approaches to Tuning

Apr 18, 2023

The Senior Thesis is an integral part of every undergraduate’s journey at Princeton — an opportunity to dive deep into a topic of the student’s choosing and, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, develop a substantial independent project synthesizing their discoveries. This series celebrates the diversity of senior theses created by our Music Majors. 

Advisee Stories: K-Pop Fandom, Experiments in Gathering, and Kendrick Lamar

Apr 17, 2023

The Senior Thesis is an integral part of every undergraduate’s journey at Princeton — an opportunity to dive deep into a topic of the student’s choosing and, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, develop a substantial independent project synthesizing their discoveries. This series celebrates the diversity of senior theses created by our Music Majors. 

Advisee Stories: Bridging Musical Worlds from Carnatic to Chamber Music

Apr 16, 2023

The Senior Thesis is an integral part of every undergraduate’s journey at Princeton — an opportunity to dive deep into a topic of the student’s choosing and, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, develop a substantial independent project synthesizing their discoveries. This series celebrates the diversity of senior theses created by our Music Majors. 

How Milo Poniewozik (’23) Spends a Tuesday on Campus

Mar 28, 2023

We caught up with Milo Poniewozik (’23) to learn how Poniewozik spends a Tuesday on campus.

Nancy Agosto: A Princeton-Trenton Story

Mar 20, 2023

Agosto is the Program Coordinator for Trenton Arts at Princeton, or TAP, a collaboration between the Department of Music, Lewis Center for the Arts, and Pace Center for Civic Engagement.

How Lola Constantino (’23) Spends a Wednesday on Campus

Mar 15, 2023

We caught up with Lola Constantino (’23) to learn how Constantino spends a Wednesday on campus.

How Shruti Venkat (’23) Spends a Monday on Campus

Feb 24, 2023

Meet Shruti Venkat (’23) Music certificate student and Princeton Glee Club Student Conductor and Manager.

Saturdays Look A Little Different at the Lewis Arts Complex: Introducing the Trenton Youth Singers

Feb 23, 2023

Most Saturday mornings walking across campus, things are quiet. Students, recovering from a week of classes, problem sets, papers, and more, are sleeping in. Aside from the occasional early riser bustling off to the library or Small World, there’s a sense of calm. 

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.