After several years of planning, 90 members of the UVa University Singers represented both the McIntire Department of Music and UVa on a two-week concert tour of Europe in May 2015, the group’s first international tour in several decades. Armed with cell phone cameras, musical scores, tour buddies, selfie sticks, and a fortnight’s worth of travel attire, the singers visited four countries, performing in England, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Austria.
Matthew Burtner, incoming chair of U.Va.’s music department, records sounds on glaciers in his native Alaska and edits them to create original compositions.
The Music Department is reinstating its annual newsletter, featuring updates from our students, faculty, and alumni!
A diverse group of U.Va. professors in the College's departments of Music, Media Studies, and American Studies are introducing an interdisciplinary focus to courses on the roots of popular music and the digital technology involved in composing it.