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Black opera enters a golden age

February 6, 2023

Artists debut new works about Black culture and history while scholars like Naomi André rediscover pieces long hidden in segregation’s shadows.

Elias Gross: Rediscovering the viola

April 1, 2022

Elias Gross, ​​third-year graduate student, started playing viola at the age of 11. Music has kept a strong and meaningful place in his life and shaped him into the person here today.

Where words fail music speaks

February 28, 2022

For most of his life, Juan Álamo has used music to connect to and communicate with others. As a skilled marimba player, he uses his talent and passion to teach the next generation of musicians to do the same.

Lessons in songwriting and perseverance

November 29, 2021

Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer visited Professor Jocelyn Neal’s songwriting class in early October, opening up about her journey in the industry and the lessons she’s learned along the way.

Finding connection and hope ‘from afar’

October 29, 2021

The fact that Desde Lejos, released in July 2021 and currently being considered for the GRAMMY ballot, was recorded, edited, and published during the pandemic is a profound example of perseverance and ingenuity.