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Research Spotlight: Shawn Snyder

Research Spotlight: Shawn Snyder

“Exploring human stories against the backdrop of science has consistently reminded me of the value in leaving my intellectual, artistic, and narrative comfort zones to put my mind in the most personally unlikely places.” Shawn Snyder is an assistant...

Research Spotlight: Dr. Nancy Yunhwa Rao

Research Spotlight: Dr. Nancy Yunhwa Rao

“I am concerned with the historical processes, both visible and invisible, that shape performance traditions, musical imagination, and compositional strategies, as well as theoretical inquiries.” Dr. Nancy Yunhwa Rao is a music theorist and musicologist...

Alum nominated for 2022 Grammy Award

Alum nominated for 2022 Grammy Award

Composer Tom Nazziola, a 2019 PhD graduate, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Instrumental Composition category for “Cat and Mouse,” a piece from his 2021 album Distant Places. Nazziola describes the album as “a collection of works...

Alumni team up for album of contemporary Cuban music

Alumni team up for album of contemporary Cuban music

Music alumni Osiris (Ozzy) Molina and Adonis Gonzalez-Matos have teamed up to create Cuba, Alabama, an album of contemporary Cuban music. The title is both a play on an actual town in Alabama and a reflection of the coincidences that brought them together in a most...