Richard Drehoff Jr. Receives Library of Congress Commission Reply

Doctoral student Richard Drehoff Jr. (MM ’18, Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy) was commissioned by the Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music in the Library of Congress as part of The Boccaccio Project: A Series of Musical Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic. His piece for solo oboe, shadow of a difference / falling, was written for Andrew Nogal of the Grossman Ensemble. A complete program note and recording is available.

Jenine Brown Published Reply

jenine_brown_webAssistant Professor Jenine Brown, music theory, and Nathan Cornelius (DMA ’18, Guitar) recently published an article on “Hearing tetrachords in an atonal context” in the Journal of New Music Research. Doctoral piano student Jun Luke Foster recorded the music, and 72 Peabody students participated in the experiment, which was funded in part by at Faculty Development Grant. Brown also had an article titled “Improving Sight-Singing Skills using the New SmartMusic Website” published by the College Music Symposium.

Kip Wile Elected President of MTSMA Reply

kip-wilePeabody Music Theory Professor Kip Wile has been elected president and Assistant Professor Jenine Brown has been elected secretary of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic. The Society for Music Theory promotes the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline.

Joel Puckett’s “The Fix” Streamed by Minnesota Opera Reply

PuckettChair and Associate Professor of Music Theory Joel Puckett’s opera The Fix will be included in the Minnesota Opera’s new digital summer series. The opera, a tale of epic proportions set against the backdrop of America’s favorite pastime baseball, will be available for streaming online from Thursday, June 4 to Tuesday, July 19.