Category: CFA Newsmakers

What “Makes Us Fundamentally Human” In MET class, prisoners bare their musical souls

Jamie Hillman was surprised by the enthusiasm of the men in his freewheeling music class at MCI-Norfolk last spring, part of BU’s Prison Education Program. But it wasn’t until the instructor learned that the inmates, several serving life sentences, were singing the mournful Handel aria “Lascia ch’io pianga” in the shower, that Hillman (CFA’13), a […]

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Boston University Mourns the Passing of Anthony di Bonaventura, School of Music Professor and Legendary Pianist

Boston, MA – The Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) mourns the death of Anthony di Bonaventura, Professor of Music for the School of Music for nearly four decades. Di Bonaventura passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012, his 83rd birthday. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Professor di Bonaventura,” […]

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For 40 years, CFA alum Sidewalk Sam has brought art to the people

Gazing at the scene in front of the Boston skyscraper, you think, There must be a full moon coming. The International Place security isn’t lifting a finger to stop the two women splattering paint on the sidewalk; in fact, black-suited staff helped rope off space for the graffiti-makers, chatting amiably all the while with the […]

Director Judy Braha previews “Camille”

Originally published in the Daily Free Press Oct 11, 2012 As a part of this year’s Fall Fringe Festival, Boston University’s College of Fine Arts presents “Camille,” a modern interpretation of an Alexandre Dumas novel about a doomed love affair. Director Judy Braha sat down with MUSE to talk about playwright Pam Gems’ inspiration, a […]

Categories: CFA Newsmakers, Theatre

Boston University Center for New Music highlighted in the Boston Globe

(The Center for New Music) “Is a really great example of organizations coming together and doing more than any one of them can do by themselves.” -Josh Fineberg, Director of the Boston University Center for New Music New music is one thing Boston is not short on. Thanks in no small part to the plethora […]

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BU Band Celebrates Opening of New Band Room

Unusual ribbon-cutting: Willy Tsai (CAS’15) (from left), Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore, College of Fine Arts Dean Benjamin Juarez, and Danielle Hibbard (COM’14) cut the ribbon on September 17 marking the official opening of the new BU Band facility at 300 Babcock St. The scarlet ribbon consisted of a string of band T-shirts. Photo by […]

Categories: CFA Newsmakers, Music