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Orchestra Teaching Assistants

Conducting an Orchestra as a Graduate Teaching Assistant

The University Wind Ensemble and University Symphony Orchestra will present their first performance of 2021 on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30 pm. The performance will feature a diverse selection of composers ranging from classical to contemporary, including works from J.S. Bach, Ruth Gipps, Paul Hindemith, Rob Smith, Igor Stravinsky, Akira Toda, Edgard Varese, and George Walker. Three graduate orchestral teaching assistants will lead the University Symphony Orchestra in conducting Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks. Hisham Groover will conduct Mvmt 1, Andrew J. Kim will conduct Mvmt 2, and David Carillo will conduct Mvmt 3. We asked them to share their insights about the piece they will be conducting. 
Professor Philip Ewell

Music Theory Through the Prism of Race: Professor Philip Ewell's Lecture to...

The School of Music is pleased to announce that Professor Philip Ewell from Hunter College of City will host a virtual guest lecture on January 22 at 4:00 pm. Ewell is an acclaimed Black scholar researching the role of structural racism within music theory and the academy and well known for his blog “Music Theory’s White Racial Frame.” He specializes in Russian music and music theory, Russian opera, modal theory, and critical-race studies. 
Professor Alex Lubet

Professor Alex Lubet Releases New Albums Featuring Mountain Dulcimer

Composer and School of Music faculty member Alex Lubet recently released a new album, “Three Strings and the Truth: New Music for Mountain Dulcimer” and had enough material to complete a second album, “Subtle.” The first album includes 17 tracks, with four new compositions from Lubet, and features Lubet performing the works on the mountain dulcimer. The second album showcases a collaboration with fellow School of Music professor Guerino Mazzola on grand piano. 

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