After a nationwide search, the University of Minnesota School of Music announces that violinist Stephanie Arado will be appointed to the role of Assistant Professor of Violin. Our community is excited to welcome this outstanding performer and teacher to our school this fall.
Emily Threinen, Director of Bands, faced a challenge when COVID-19 prevented an in-person event this year. How could a workshop which traditionally depends on the nuance of personal instruction, focused on something as delicate as baton movement, adapt to a virtual format?
Roque (pronounced Rocky) Diaz talks a mile a minute and exudes optimism. A trumpeter, educator and scholar with two master’s degrees, ABD for his Ph.D. (ABD means “all but dissertation,” and he’s working on that now), he wants to change how music is taught.
To all members of the School of Music community, There are simply no words to describe the events of the past week. The barbaric and horrific killing of George Floyd has left indescribable pain in its wake as our nation struggles to understand and confront its deeply ingrained systemic racial inequities, injustices, and hypocrisies.