It's with sadness that we share the news that Stanisław Skrowaczewski, legendary conductor emeritus of the Minnesota Orchestra and composer, passed away early this morning, February 21, 2017. Maestro Skrowaczewski's loss is deeply felt in Minnesota and throughout the world. His influence remains inestimable.
Sondra Wieland Howe's (PhD, 1988, music education, student of Chad Furman; MA, 1985, musicology, student of Donna Cardamone-Jackson) chapter "Town Bands, 1880-1920" was recently published in Women's Bands in America: Performing Music and Gender, ed. Jill M. Sullivan (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
Colleen Bertsch ( PhD, musicology/ethnomusicology, Matt Rahaim, advisor) worked with program coordinators of the Minnesota Orchestra's Young People's Concerts to develop talking points for their February 8 concert, Kodály's Dances of Galánta, at Orchestra Hall.