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Friday, 12 July, 2019 - 12:02

Matthew Burtner is using his experience as a music composer to raise awareness of climate change by making avant-garde soundscapes from Alaska’s wilderness. Matthew, like most other Alaskans, has a front-row seat to climate change and he’s sharing these sounds with the world through his new More

Thursday, 11 July, 2019 - 11:37

Violinist Olivia Scheidt had just wrapped up her first year at the University of Virginia when she got a surprising text message: Would she like to perform with The Who, one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century?

“Yes!” she replied.

The exchange happened May 7, as More

Homer Statue
Monday, 1 July, 2019 - 13:57

Following graduation, the educational and musical experiences continued for 75 singers from the UVA University Singers, as they recently completed a 10-city, 11-day concert tour of the Northeast U.S and Canada.  Led by faculty conductor Michael Slon, the tour marks the group’s first performances More

Monday, 17 June, 2019 - 10:44

In the two decades since her graduation, University of Virginia alumna Kait Dunton has produced six albums of original music, reached the Top 10 on jazz radio charts and toured the country as one of the genre’s rising stars.

Asked if she could have imagined such a future as a UVA student More

Thursday, 2 May, 2019 - 13:24

Noel Lobley presented at the British Forum for Ethnomusicology’s Annual Conference, themed ‘Collaborative Ethnomusicology’ – held in Aberdeen, 11-14 April 2019. Together with long-term collaborator Xolile ‘X’ Madinda, Noel presented ‘ More

Friday, 12 April, 2019 - 09:07

The March 4-5, 2-day residency with guest artist Martin Katz was a great success and left a lasting impact on our students, both those who actively participated and those who observed. The comments from students were enthusiastic and their presence as they crowded into the small space in B017 to More

Homer Statue
Tuesday, 5 March, 2019 - 16:34

Matthew Burtner’s Glacier Music


fascinating work of unimaginable auditory beauty.

Sonograma Magazine (Spain)


Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 15:32

Composer Judith Shatin, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emerita, retired in May 2018 after 39 years in the University’s McIntire Department of Music. In that time, Shatin founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music, served as Chair, and led development of the More

Monday, 18 February, 2019 - 14:48

If not for trumpeter John D’earth, Kait Dunton might never have become a professional musician. So it’s only appropriate that her sixth album, Planet D’earth, is both a collaboration with and a musical letter of gratitude to the man who changed the More


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