Category: Music

GRAMMY Award-Winning Conductor Bramwell Tovey Appointed Director of Orchestral Activities

World-renowned British conductor and composer Bramwell Tovey joins the BU School of Music faculty; Open Rehearsal and Concert in September Boston, MA – Boston University College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Bramwell Tovey as Director of Orchestral Activities for BU School of Music. Tovey succeeds David Hoose, who led the […]

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Violinist Brings Orchestral Music to the Middle East

By Jessica Ullian | Photos by Sam Wilson Originally posted in the spring 2017 issue of Esprit. In 2014, violinist Hannah Lawson accompanied her husband to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia looking for adventure—and became her community’s go-to source for arts, culture, and after-school entertainment. Private lessons for eager expatriate students led to a job opening […]

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As the Conductor of a Military Band, Russell Houser Leads Soldier Musicians on Musical Missions

By Lara Ehrlich Originally posted in the spring 2017 issue of Esprit. Music and the military run in Russell Houser’s family; his older brother was a soldier, and his father—who is blind—instilled in him an appreciation for melodies. “I grew up with a sonic orientation to the world,” says Houser (’18), the commander and conductor of the US […]

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BU Tanglewood Institute Celebrates 50th Anniversary

By Susan Seligson | Photos by Natasha Moustache Originally posted in the spring 2017 issue of Esprit. BU Tanglewood Institute, a CFA summer program for gifted high school musicians, celebrated its 50th anniversary August 6, 2016, highlighted by a concert for students and alumni at the Tanglewood Music Center’s Seiji Ozawa Hall. “It was the best […]

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Musicians Help At-Risk Mothers Write Lullabies for their Babies

By Susan Seligson | Photos by Asher+Oak Photography Originally posted in the spring 2017 issue of Esprit. When Shana, a young Congolese immigrant living in Lynn, Massachusetts, was 26 weeks pregnant, her baby stopped moving. Though doctors at nearby North Shore Medical Center (NSMC)/Salem Hospital said the baby’s heart was beating, they were sufficiently concerned to […]

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BU Students Shine at Songfest 2017

MM collaborative piano major Regan Siglin and BM voice major Victoria Lawal are pictured aobve with composer Libby Larson. After coaching her Margaret Songs at the SongFest summer music festival yesterday, Regan and Victoria were able to talk with the composer herself. BU SOM faculty member Javier Arrebola, collaborative piano, is also a faculty member […]

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CFA Alum Finds Himself in the Tony Spotlight

Lighting designer Christopher Akerlind nominated for Indecent Members of the cast of Indecent, a new play by Paula Vogel, cocreated by Vogel and Rebecca Taichmann, now running at the Cort Theatre on Broadway. Play photos © Carol Rosegg Originally published by BU Today 05.25.2017 By John O’Rourke As one of the nation’s foremost lighting designers, Christopher […]

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School of Music Student Releases Debut Album

Nicholas Patrick Quigley (b. 1994) is an independent composer based in Boston, Massachusetts. Best known as a creative and interdisciplinary musician, he is also currently a teacher, researcher, and artistic industry consultant. Drawing on his childhood and teaching experience in cities, he aims to foster creativity and critical consciousness at the forefront of his praxes […]

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BU Student Wins Boston Woodwind Society Flute Merit Award

Boston Woodwind Society supports a broad range of cultural and educational projects aimed at expanding, learning, and performing opportunities for students and professional woodwind musicians. BWS has established merit awards to honor the artistry and achievements of five legendary woodwind musicians. The awards are presented annually to outstanding young students hoping to fulfill their dreams […]

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