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The show must go on(line)

The show must go on(line)

October 16, 2020

University campuses look and feel different this fall, but as we continue to social distance and limit the capacity of large spaces, Rochester musicians have found ways to stay connected with their audiences.

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Cultural visionary Arthur Satz leaves the largest endowed gift ever to support the humanities at Rochester

Cultural visionary Arthur Satz leaves the largest endowed gift ever to support the humanities at Rochester

October 8, 2020

The gift establishes the Arthur Satz Department of Music and will fund a minimum of five professorships in the humanities within the School of Arts & Sciences.

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Rochester pop music expert on guitarist Van Halen’s ‘deep roots in rock’

Rochester pop music expert on guitarist Van Halen’s ‘deep roots in rock’

October 7, 2020

In an opinion article for CNN, rock historian John Covach writes that behind Eddie Van Halen’s “blistering guitar solos” was an “exceptional musical gift and keen pop intelligence.”

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Baseball in December? Absolutely.

Baseball in December? Absolutely.

December 10, 2019

Rachel Waddell, musical director for the Department of Music, joins Mittsy the Rochester Red Wings mascot for a community concert celebrating “150 Years of Baseball.” The University’s Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir joined students from Rochester’s Roberto Clemente School No. 8 for a concert mimicked at night at the stadium.

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Meet the 2019 recipients of the Goergen Award for teaching excellence

Meet the 2019 recipients of the Goergen Award for teaching excellence

October 18, 2019

Three University educators are being recognized as the recipients of the 2019 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching: Matthew BaileyShea, Ryan Prendergast, and Katherine Schaefer.

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Matthew BaileyShea: An ‘active classroom’ is music to his ears

Matthew BaileyShea: An ‘active classroom’ is music to his ears

October 18, 2019

“Teaching students how to teach music theory is especially fun,” says Matthew BaileyShea, an associate professor at the University’s Eastman School of Music and in the College’s Department of Music.

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Three professors to receive Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Three professors to receive Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

September 18, 2019

Matthew BaileyShea, in the College’s Department of Music and the Eastman School of Music; Ryan Prendergast, in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures; and Katherine Schaefer, in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program are this year’s teaching honorees.

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Music scholars come together in Rochester for <em>Abbey Road</em> conference

Music scholars come together in Rochester for Abbey Road conference

September 17, 2019

The University’s Institute for Popular Music and the Eastman School of Music host “Come Together: Fifty Years of Abbey Road,” a three-day symposium to commemorate the Beatles’ landmark work.

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Spotlight on the performing arts: Alumni on the Fringe

Spotlight on the performing arts: Alumni on the Fringe

September 16, 2019

Siena Facciolo ’19 and Chris Palace ’18 worked together on musical projects while students at the University of Rochester, and as alumni that work continues at the Rochester Fringe Festival.

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