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Carillon strikes a chord for senior physics major

Carillon strikes a chord for senior physics major

May 14, 2019

With a major in physics and a minor in music, Alex Johnson ’19 is heading to Belgium after graduation to learn more about “the bells” that inspired him in Rochester. “Lots of deciding to do. There isn’t a wrong decision.”

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6 things you didn’t know about Saint Hildegard of Bingen

6 things you didn’t know about Saint Hildegard of Bingen

March 28, 2019

University musicologist and Hildegard biographer Honey Meconi explores the life of the 12th-century Benedictine nun who created her own language, wrote one of the first musical plays, and wrote books on health and healing.

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Keeping Leonard Bernstein alive for the current generation

Keeping Leonard Bernstein alive for the current generation

March 15, 2019

Jamie Bernstein, writer, broadcaster, and narrator, will discuss her father’s legacy as part of a series of events celebrating “Leonard Bernstein and American Musical Theater.”

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Rochester: home to the study of pop music

Rochester: home to the study of pop music

January 17, 2019

The “study of pop music is just as serious-minded as studying Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms,” says John Covach, director of Rochester’s Institute for Popular Music in (585) magazine.

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Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

November 9, 2018

They major in optical engineering and minor in Italian. Or work toward dual degrees in music and computer science. Or pursue two minors while majoring in audio and music engineering. Meet the graduating seniors from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences honored for pursuing dual degrees or minors in the humanities.

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‘Fringe allows me to push myself to do things I don’t normally get to do’

‘Fringe allows me to push myself to do things I don’t normally get to do’

August 29, 2018

Rochester Fringe Festival is one of the fastest growing in the United States, with performances from many University students, faculty, and staff. Six of those performers share what makes Fringe special.

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Symphony Orchestra, dancers to explore theme of immigration

Symphony Orchestra, dancers to explore theme of immigration

March 1, 2018

In her new role in the Department of Music, Rachel Waddell encourages people to “listen to classical music in a different way,” connecting an upcoming performance of Antonin Dvořák’s New World Symphony to issues of immigration, and the meaning of “home.”

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Remembering Tom Petty: ‘A new traditionalist’

Remembering Tom Petty: ‘A new traditionalist’

October 3, 2017

John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music, remembers the pop and rock values of Tom Petty. “Petty was not a new waver after all, but rather someone moving forward by looking back.”

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Carillon bells restored after 40 years of service

Carillon bells restored after 40 years of service

September 8, 2017

The familiar sound of the bells in tower of Rush Rhees Library will be silenced for the next few weeks, while parts of the Hopeman Memorial Carillon are under restoration.

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