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  • Gregory Brown awarded Distinguished Alumni

    The College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni for Music goes to Gregory Brown

  • Catherine Mayes Wins Prestigious Award

    The University of Utah’s own Assistant Professor of Musicology, Dr. Catherine Mayes was recently awarded The Westrup Prize. This is awarded annually for "an article of particular distinction" published in "Music & Letters," a leading international musicological journal published by Oxford University Press.

  • Graduate String Quartet Studies in Germany

    The University of Utah School of Music Graduate String Quartet is in residence in the Saarburg Festival in Germany from July 27- August 7, 2015. Giving the U’s Chamber Music Program great exposure in Germany, the Graduate Quartet, along with three other string students, gave a beautiful performance at the opening reception for the festival on Monday, July 27, 2015.

  • Conducting "Cinderella"

    Claudia Restrepo, first year Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) candidate in the Orchestra Conducting program in the School of Music, reflects on why she is studying conducting, and what it means to work as an assistant conductor for the April 3-4, 2015 performance of Prokofiev's "Cinderella."

  • Opera at the U!

    What goes into an opera production at the U? See our new video about our opera program.

  • Viola d'Amore in Concert!

    Professor Robert Baldwin will perform as part of the Lindon Chamber Music Society at the Lindon Community Center on Saturday, January 24 at 7:00 pm. The concert, titled "Viola D'Amore," will feature Baldwin on the viola d'amore in collaboration with Kirsten Gunlogson, Associate Professor of Voice; and, Pamela Palmer Jones, Assistant Professor (Lecturer) of Musicianship.

  • Scott Hagen, Director of Bands, takes the Utah Wind Symphony to Prestigious Clinic

    The Utah Wind Symphony has been selected to play at the 2014 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. This is a very prestigious opportunity. Their performance is slated for December 20, 2014.

  • Music Education: Service on Editorial Review Boards

    The School of Music’s Music Education program consists of renowned faculty with degrees from prestigious schools that actively perform and publish. Three of the Music Education program’s Faculty members, Jessica Nápoles, Associate Professor and Area Head, Joelle Lien, Associate Professor, and Nicole Robinson, Professor, go above their duties as Faculty members, and were elected as respected members of their profession to serve on editorial review boards for several scholarly peer-reviewed journals within the Music Education community.

  • Barbara Scowcroft Honored

    The College of Fine Arts has honored Barbara Scowcroft as recipient of the 2014/2015 Distinguished Alumni Award in Music. Scowcroft graduated from the U in 2003 with a MM in Conducting and is now a violinist with the Utah Symphony and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Violin Studies at the University of Utah.

  • Faculty Baroque Performs on Air

    Faculty members Pam Jones, Kirsten Gunlogson, and Robert Baldwin, along with DMA student Leslie Richards, were recently featured on KBYU's Highway 89 radio program. The ensemble performed works by Bach, Vivaldi, Sessa, and Ariosti.

  • New Academic Appointments

    With a new school year comes new faces and academic appointments. The School of Music is pleased to welcome Anne McNamara, Raymond C. Morales Postdoctoral Fellow (Trumpet); Nicole R. Robinson, Professor of Music Education and the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Presidential Endowed Chair for Elementary Music Education; and Jonathan Campbell, the new Director of Jazz Ensembles.

  • Forward 4 Clarinet Quartet Perform at Prestigious Chilean Music Festival

    The internationally acclaimed Forward 4 clarinet quartet performed in February at Semanas Musicales de Frutillar, a prestigious chamber music festival in Chile.

  • Piano Four Hands: Heather Conner and Caleb Harris

    Newlywed piano virtuosi Heather Conner and Caleb Harris to present a recital of Romantic duets on February 16, 2014 as part of the Sundays@7 Faculty Recital Series. With four hands and one piano, Conner and Harris will perform the works of Romantic era composers Schubert, Barber, Brahms, and Dvorák.

  • Barlow Bradford Appointed Utah Symphony Chorus Director

    Utah Symphony | Utah Opera named Barlow Bradford as the new Utah Symphony chorus director this October.

  • Nicole Robinson Serves as Interim Sorenson Chair

    Recently appointed Visiting Associate Professor Nicole R. Robinson joins the School of Music faculty as the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Music Education.

  • Utah Philharmonia Presents Rapturous Indie Hit Penelope

    Bringing chamber music, voice, and electronic techniques together, Shara Worden joins the Utah Philharmonia in performing indie artist Sarah Kirkland Snider's Penelope.

  • String Quartet Wins Regional Honor

    The School of Music's Graduate String Quartet, known locally as the Rosco Quartet, will advance to the national Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Performance Competition on March 22, 2013 in Chicago, IL, after winning the regional competition this January in New Mexico.

  • Brian Hulse Returns to the U

    Alumnus composer Brian Hulse returns to the University of Utah to share his views on success with the next generation of inspiring composers.

  • Play Me, I'm Yours comes to U

    The School of Music brings three street pianos to annual Arts Bash to celebrate 100th anniversary of its piano department.

  • Julliard String Quartet

    The Graduate String Quartet has been accepted into the prestigious Julliard String Quartet Seminar for the week of May 20-24, 2013.

  • A Century of Piano at the University of Utah

    The School of Music kicks off Centennial in a major key...

  • Lost and Found

    Hasse Borup, Associate Professor and Head of String and Chamber Music Studies, uncovers lost, 70-year old sonata by American composer Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987).

  • U Opera on Parade

    Student vocalists celebrate pioneers' love of music in Days of '47 parade.