Music

Composition by Music PhD Student Receives International Recognition

Francisco Castillo Trigueros’ dissertation composition, Sur les debris for bass flute and electronics, was nominated for the Gaudeamus Music Prize. More than 60 composers under the age of 30 entered the international competition, and Trigueros is one of the five shortlisted composers. The winner will be announced in September 2014 as part of Gaudeamus Muziekweek in the Netherlands.

Philip V. Bohlman Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Philip V. Bohlman, the Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of Music, received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Bohlman plans to use the fellowship to work on a new book, Music After Nationalism. In his work as an ethnomusicologist, he studies Jewish music and modernity as well as politics of religion and race in the music of the Middle East and South Asia. He is also the artistic director for the New Budapest Orpheum Society, who were the recipients of the 2011 Noah Greenberg Award for Historical Performance from the American Musicological Society.

To read a full biography and learn more about the fellowship, click here.

Contemporary Music Ensemble CUBE Performs at Fulton Hall

On Feb. 3, 2013, Chicago-based contemporary chamber music ensemble CUBE marked its 25th anniversary with a concert, titled "Hanging From the Edge," at Fulton Hall. CUBE has strong ties to the University of Chicago community: Patricia Morehead, the founder of CUBE, received her PhD in composition from the University, and John Eaton, Professor Emeritus in Music, serves on its advisory board along with Augusta Read Thomas, University Professor in Music.

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