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Department News

Junior Britta Loftus spent the summer with the Voice Program of the Chautauqua Music Festival.

Congratulations to this year's department award winners:

Bobby Chandler Award: Jennimarie Swegan
Hesch Award: Chun Li, Erica Yamamoto, Audrey Kindsfather
Roy Jesson Music Prize: Nicholas Yeutter

Special congratulations to Jennimarie who also received the David C. Evans Award at this year's Arts & Sciences Honors Convocation.

Faculty Highlights

  • 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, which honors the best article on music librarianship or music-bibliographic topics. Fairtile's winning essay "Verdi at 200: Recent Scholarship on the Composer and His Works," appeared in the September 2013 issue of Notes.

  • 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 Feature Stories

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

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Music Department
Booker Hall of Music
38 Keller Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173

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

Chair: Jeffrey Riehl
Administrative Coordinator: Linda Smalley