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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 Album 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. 
Maria Guinand and Bongani Magatyana

University Singers Welcome Musical Leaders From Venezuela and South Africa

During the month of October, University of Minnesota Choirs welcomed national and international guest artists as part of the University Singers Global Voices Unit. The choir typically meets three times a week (M/W/F). During this unprecedented Fall semester, Wednesday afternoon workshops provide a weekly forum to hear from guest lecturers and learn new music.Due to uncertainty as to whether in-person singing could safely take place at any distance, all University Choirs have been meeting online this semester.
Angel Blue

Opera Sensation Angel Blue Hosts Virtual Master Class

On Tuesday, November 3, Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall again filled with music as three opera students participated in a virtual master class with Angel Blue, a soprano who performs with the Metropolitan Opera and other international opera houses. Though the seats in Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall were empty, a large virtual audience watched from around the world as Ms. Blue coached the students and shared her experiences as a young rising star in the opera field. 

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