Research Centers

Center for Beethoven Research

The only center of its kind on the East Coast of the United States, the Center for Beethoven Research is focused solely on the study of the life and music of this great master within Western musical tradition. The Center has recently been granted a charter by Boston University.

In addition to programming concerts of the composers’s works, the Center collaborates with Beethoven centers around the word to host events and conferences, including a symposium in April 2016 on the late Beethoven String Quartets. The Center also hosts eminent visiting scholars as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series.

The Center for Beethoven Research is funded by the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research, the College of Fine Arts, and the School of Music, with support by the Jack Spivack Concert Fund.
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The Center for Early Music Studies

The Center for Early Music Studies at Boston University is dedicated to the cultivation and dissemination of performance, scholarship, and new pedagogical practices involving music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods.

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The Center for New Music

For nearly three decades, the Boston University School of Music has been a powerful force for new music. The School has trained generations of composers and performers across all departments, hosted visits by leading composers, and presented thousands of works by known and unknown composers.

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