Richard Adger, KU BM '17, MM ’19, MMA ’20, will be the 2020–2021 Morse Postgraduate Fellow in the Yale School of Music’s Music in Schools Initiative starting in September. Read more: Fostering confidence: music-making and personal development (Photo credit: Matt Fried)
The Cortona Sessions for New Music, founded and directed by Michael Kirkendoll, Associate Professor of Piano, was forced to move its 11th season from Cortona, Italy to an online format which took place in August.
The KU Double Reed Ensemble recorded "The Coming of Light" remotely after the KU campus closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic last spring. The piece is composed by Dustin Murdock who was a freshman oboe performance major.
The University of Kansas School of Music is pleased to announce that Anthony Lee, DMA ’20, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Hungary in piano performance. Dr. Lee will engage in performance studies at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest as well as conduct research on the rich history of the Academy.
Jacob M. Dakon, associate professor of music education and music therapy, traveled to Eugene, Oregon, from Jan. 15–19, 2020, to conduct the Oregon All-State Middle School Orchestra.
LAWRENCE – Special guests Bobby Watson, Helen Sung and Mike Rodriguez will headline the KU School of Music’s 43rd Annual Jazz Festival held on Friday, March 6. The festival will include an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas that will celebrate the music of Charlie Parker.
On Friday, February 28, 19 voice students from the KU School of Music will perform more than 20 songs by 17 African American composers including Duke Ellington, Margaret Bonds, and Hall Johnson. The concert marks the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship landing on the shores of North America—acknowledging a painful part of American history—but, also, celebrating the contributions of African American composers to American music. As Black History Month comes to a close, the concert offers the audience a moment to collectively reflect on our history.
LAWRENCE – Starting this week, the University of Kansas School of Music promises an exciting slate of performances throughout the spring semester, including world-renowned visiting musicians, musical festivals, operas and daily ensemble, student and faculty performances.