The School of Music will honor icons of the Salt Lake jazz community at its 18th Annual Camerata Awards Concert Gala on 11/9. Founders of the JazzSLC concert series, Gordon and Connie Hanks, and former U Director of Jazz Studies Henry Wolking will receive their awards at a private dinner and public post-dinner concert in Libby Gardner Concert Hall.
The Women’s Chorus at The University of Utah is an ensemble for singers of all abilities to rehearse and perform an array of treble choral repertoire.
The University of Utah School of Music extends a warm welcome to its newest tenure-line faculty members. Each distinguished in their own right; they offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in each respective area here at The University of Utah.
Gain a deeper knowledge of Dr. Mike Cottle, Associate Professor (Lecturer), Music Technology and Composition at the School of Music.
The University of Utah Chamber Choir is known for its impeccable intonation and unique ringing tone quality. Under the direction of Dr. Barlow Bradford, the Chamber Choir has travelled nationally and internationally participating in festivals and competitions, including winning the European Choral Gran Prix Choral Competition in 2015. This year the choir has accepted an invitation to be one of four headlining choirs to be featured in the China International Choral Festival in Beijing.
David Maslanka is one of the most prominent composers of wind band repertoire. Prior to his passing in August 2017, he began work on Symphony No. 10, which was completed by his son Matthew, and will be premiered by the University of Utah Wind Ensemble on their April 3rd concert.
The College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni for Music goes to Gregory Brown
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.
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.
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."
What goes into an opera production at the U? See our new video about our opera program.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The internationally acclaimed Forward 4 clarinet quartet performed in February at Semanas Musicales de Frutillar, a prestigious chamber music festival in Chile.
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.
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera named Barlow Bradford as the new Utah Symphony chorus director this October.
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.
Bringing chamber music, voice, and electronic techniques together, Shara Worden joins the Utah Philharmonia in performing indie artist Sarah Kirkland Snider's Penelope.
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.
Alumnus composer Brian Hulse returns to the University of Utah to share his views on success with the next generation of inspiring composers.
The School of Music brings three street pianos to annual Arts Bash to celebrate 100th anniversary of its piano department.
The Graduate String Quartet has been accepted into the prestigious Julliard String Quartet Seminar for the week of May 20-24, 2013.
The School of Music kicks off Centennial in a major key...
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).
Student vocalists celebrate pioneers' love of music in Days of '47 parade.