Category: Musicology

BU Global Music Festival Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Originally published on June 10, 2020 by BU Arts Initiative BU Global Music Festival to Receive $15,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Boston University Arts Initiative announced that an Art Works award of $15,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts has been given to Boston University via the BU Arts Initiative for the BU Global Music […]

Categories: Global Music, Music, Musicology

BU Today feature: How Cambodian Music Recalls Ancestors and Brings Comfort

This article originally appeared in BU Today on November 25, 2019. By Art Jahnke.  Sixteen years ago, when Jeffrey Dyer first heard Cambodian music in the documentary The Flute Player, the classically trained pianist was captivated. Later, visits to the Angkor Dance Troupe in Lowell, Mass., deepened his fascination with the non-Western sounds and harmonies. […]

Categories: Music, Musicology

BU Today feature: CFA’s Victor Coelho Got Plenty of Satisfaction Editing a Book about the Rolling Stones

This article was originally published in BU Today on October 10, 2019. By Joel Brown Victor Coelho knows how to make a class sit up and pay attention: crank up “Paint It Black.” Heads bob and feet tap as the 1966 Rolling Stones hit booms out of the classroom speakers, Mick Jagger ranting as Keith Richards’ […]

Former Student Establishes Jeremy Yudkin Scholarship Fund

BU alum Dr. Julia Adams (formerly O’Toole) (CAS’17, CFA’87), a former student of Professfor Jeremy Yudkin, recently established a scholarship fund in honor of her former professor. Jeremy Yudkin is Professor of Music, Co-Director of the Center for Beethoven Research,  Associated Faculty of the Department of African American Studies, Associated Faculty of the Elie Wiesel Center of […]

Categories: Alumni News, Music, Musicology

Experiencing Cuba: An Expeditionary Course on Cuban History and Art

April 2019 | by Priscilla Valdez (COM’19) This spring break Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Professor of Musicology & Ethnomusicology, and Cynthia Becker, Professor of African Art, led a group of undergraduate students to Havana, Cuba on an immersive expeditionary course – “Experiencing Cuba: History, Culture, and Politics.” The course material intersected themes of African and Cuban […]

Categories: Music, Musicology

Listen for the Pindrop at Local Brewery

Musicology PhD student taps in to new audiences with Aeronaut Brewery’s new performance series. Spark Volume 3, Issue 3 | by Emily White Tucked away inside a hidden warehouse in Somerville one stumbles upon local gem Aeronaut Brewing Company, and on the occasional Sunday evening, a remarkable assortment of live music. Home-grown musicians give patrons […]

Categories: Music, Musicology

Music Professor Victor Coelho in the Boston Globe

“Technology might seem antithetical for Renaissance musicologist Victor Coelho. But this lute player and early music scholar finds no discord in tuning for 16th and 17th century music scores with an iPad. A Boston University educator and performer, Coelho discussed integrating art with the latest digital mediums.” Read the full interview. Featured in The Boston […]