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DWW: Violinists Melissa White and Elena Urioste

September 30, 2020

by Associate Professor Nicholas DiEugenio The Sphinx Organization, founded in 1997 by Aaron Dworkin, is a social justice organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Violinists Elena Urioste and Melissa White, both first-place laureates … Continued

Learn more about Bluegrass with the 2020 WOB Festival

September 28, 2020

This year the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass festival has gone virtual! And the IBMA Foundation is making two of the festival events free and open to the public, “Go to Bluegrass U” and “New Research in Bluegrass.” … Continued

DWW: Expanding the repertoire

September 23, 2020

by Catherine Zachary, B.Mus. ’10 On our Anti-Racism Music Resources page, ‘Music Catalogs’ is featured as one of the six categories of resources and it is this week’s DWW feature. This list is by no means exhaustive. We hope that … Continued

DWW: Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins, pianist

September 16, 2020

by Associate Professor Clara Yang Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins was a virtuosic pianist, gifted composer, and one of the most in-demand musicians of his time in America in the late 19th century. Born in 1849 into slavery in Columbus, Georgia, … Continued

The show must go on

September 10, 2020

by Madeline Pace for The Well, Friday, August 28th, 2020 All the world’s a stage, but what happens when the world is in lockdown? A masked statue of Caesar from PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “Julius Caesar” sits outside the … Continued

DWW: Kajikawa’s Call for Reform in Music Higher Education

September 9, 2020

This week’s installment centers on Loren Kajikawa’s book chapter “The Possessive Investment in Classical Music: Confronting Legacies of White Supremacy in U.S. Schools and Departments of Music” from the volume Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines, edited by … Continued

DWW: Anthony Davis

September 2, 2020

by Ryan Ebright, Ph.D. ’14 American opera underwent tremendous changes in the 1980s. Spurred on the one hand by an influx of money from the National Endowment for the Arts and various philanthropic foundations, and on the other by a … Continued

DWW: Sweet Honey in the Rock

August 19, 2020

by Kendall Winter, Third-Year Musicology Graduate Student It’s been said many ways that communal singing brings people together in music, in mind, and in action. And I can think of no artist who has worked longer or harder to take … Continued