The 47th Annual National Flute Association Convention came to Salt Lake City this past week. In attendance at the Salt Palace were hundreds of flutists from all over the world, many presenting or performing as soloists, in flute orchestras, or in chamber groups. Some flute choirs were featured in showcase concerts. The School of Music’s own Runnin’ Fl’UTES secured a concert spot in the convention and performed on the morning of 3 August.
Piano Area Head, Ning Lu hosted the first-ever Helen Taylor Johannsen International Piano Competition and University of Utah Music Academy to occur overseas, in Hong Kong, and Guangzhou, China.
Faith, sacrifice, and redemption transpire throughout one of Francis Poulenc’s most profound works, Dialogues des Carmélites. The University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble and the Utah Philharmonia will perform this opera on April 19-20 at Kingsbury Hall.
Founded just over eighteen years ago and named for one of the University of Utah’s first music graduates, the Emma Ray Riggs McKay Music Library is nestled in the first floor of the School of Music. We exist to serve the students and faculty of the School of Music, but we have patrons from all over the university. They come to check out scores, study in our beautiful space, produce music in our brand-new music technology studio, or browse through our excellent collections, which embrace a wide variety of materials, from the latest recordings and publications by our faculty to our unique collection of vinyl jazz records.
Dr. Seth Keeton, Assistant Professor of Voice in the School of Music is celebrating the release of an ambitious tool in the Digital Humanities–an online tool for art song discovery called SongHelix. Art song is a genre of classical vocal music intended for performance in recital by one singer and one pianist that prizes direct experience and intimacy.
Pianists of the SummerArts Piano Festival and Competition will grace the stage with their award-winning performances in two special concerts on Jan. 19 and 26, 2019 in Libby Gardner Concert Hall. Every summer the University of Utah hosts the SummerArts Piano Festival and Competition attracting pianists ranging from elementary to college age as they compete for prizes, scholarships, and the chance to perform with a live orchestra. The winners of this year's competition will be showcased alongside the American West Symphony and the Salt Lake Symphony.
The University of Utah Wind Ensemble was the only university ensemble selected to perform at this year's Utah Music Education Association Conference in St. George.
The University of Utah School of Music was ranked #15 out of 370 institutions in the U.S. for veteran friendliness in College Factual’s 2019 national and state rankings. This places the U in the top 5% best music schools for veterans in the nation and is the second year in the row the U has ranked as the best school of music for veterans in Utah.
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.