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Congratulations to the following student award winners:

Bobby Chandler Award: Erin Vidlak

Hesch Award: Mike Rafizadeh, Grace Chang

Roy Jesson Music Prize: Victoria Provost, Britta Loftus

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Department of Music Courses

Department of Music Courses

Music courses at the University of Richmond (Fall 2017)

Department of Music Faculty Scholarship

Department of Music Faculty Scholarship

Fiesta de Nigretos by Lucho Bermudes

Fiesta de Nigretos by Lucho Bermudes

Fiesta de Nigretos by Lucho Bermudes was performed by the University of Richmond Symphony Orchestra, April 2014, under the direction of Alexander Kordzaia. Featuring students from Cartagena, Colombia.

Music Feature Stories

Illustrations by Mary Chang, '18, photo by Gordon Schmidt
Rockin in the Free WorldRecent political candidates and their allies have increasingly turned to contemporary pop music on the campaign trail, a trend that’s caught the ear and interest of UR musicologist and assistant professor Joanna Love. Read More
Tiny Desk, Big Deal

Fresh off winning a fourth Grammy in February, eighth blackbird, UR’s ensemble-in-residence, received a MacArthur grant. In early May, they stopped by NPR for a Tiny Desk Concert.

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International Chamber Music InstituteHow did you spend your summer vacation? UR Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Tomi Jegede and orchestra conductor Alexander Kordzaia participated in the International Chamber Music Institute. Following an intense week of preparation in Richmond, which included sessions with UR's chamber music director Joanne Kong, they toured the UK with concert stops at Cardigan Castle in Wales and Southwark Cathedral in London.
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.
Gordon Schmidt
Just the Right NoteRichmond’s music department and the Richmond Symphony have a long-standing partnership, but both sides have sought to deepen the connection. Their latest effort is a Symphony-sponsored, audience-supported commission from music professor Benjamin Broening.
Music Ensembles

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Music Department
Sarah Brunet Hall
University of Richmond, VA 23173

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

Chair: Jeffrey Riehl
Administrative Coordinator: Linda Smalley