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Violinist Lillian Hughes and flautist Rachel Lantz are participating in the 2016 International Chamber Music Institute, August 6-14. They will perform in venues throughout Quebec, including churches in Quebec City and Montreal.

Rebecca Quillen, senior clarinetist and double major in music performance and English, received the Bobby Chandler Award for her outstanding contributions to the music department as performer and scholar.

Mike Haliczer, senior trumpet player and business management major with a music minor, received the C. J. Hesch Award for his significant contributions to the jazz program.

Conor Lemmon, senior Artist-Scholar bassoonist and a mathematical economics major with a music minor, received the Roy Jesson Prize for his achievements as a performer.

Faculty Highlights

  • Kordzaia Concerts

    Alexander Kordzaia performed for the second time at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, conducting the American Youth Harp Ensemble and Virginia Choristers.

  • Love Fellowship

    Joanna Love received the ‪American Association of University Women's American Postdoctoral Fellowship, supporting work on her book, Soda Goes Pop: Pepsi-Cola Advertising and Popular Music, 1939–2012. 

  • eighth blackbird awards

    Ensemble-in-residence eighth blackbird won their fourth Grammy, receiving the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance award for their album “Filament.” The group also received a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions from the MacArthur Foundation.

  • Love Article

    Music professor Joanna Love's article, "Political Pop and Commercials that Flopped: Early Lessons from the 2016 Presidential Race," analyzes the use of pop music in the early stages of the 2016 campaign season.

  • Davison Writes about Jazz Diplomacy

    Dr. Mike Davison penned an op-ed on jazz diplomacy with Cuba for Fox News.

  • Fairtile Award

    Dr. Linda Fairtile received the The Richard S. Hill award from the Music Library Association, for her essay "Verdi at 200: Recent Scholarship on the Composer and His Works." 

  • Broening Fellowship

    Dr. Benjamin Broening is the recipient of a 2014 Howard Foundation Fellowship.

  • Guest Harpsichordist

    Dr. Joanne Kong served as guest harpsichordist at the 2014 Winter Park Bach Festival performing in J. S. Bach's St. John Passion, Haydn's The Creation, Baroque orchestral and choral works, and C. P. E. Bach's Harpsichord Concerto in D minor.

  • Love Conference Presentation

    Dr. Joanna Love was a featured panelist at the Experience Music Project Pop Conference, where she read her paper “Decades in Motion: Dancing and Driving My Toyota Corolla.”

  • Cable Book Chapter

    Dr. Jennifer Cable published “After the Italian Manner:  The English Cantata 1700-1710,” in The Lively Arts of the London Stage, 1675-1725 (Performance in the Long Eighteenth Century: Studies in Theatre, Music, Dance).

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Music Students OverseasHow did you spend your summer vacation? Music students Dagny Barone, Catherine Edwards, Daniel Yoo, and Hannah Sullivan participated in the European Chamber Music Institute in England. Following an intense week of preparation in Richmond, they performed at Oxford University, Farnham Arts Center, and Southwark Cathedral in London.
Performances at Honors Convocation and Symposium

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Booker Hall of Music
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University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8277
Fax: (804) 287-6814

Chair: Jeffrey Riehl
Administrative Coordinator: Linda Smalley