An exciting concert opportunity will be taking place next Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore. The concert is the beginning of the church’s bicentennial celebration. Featured on the concert will be Dr. David Hildebrand, Peabody Musicology faculty member, who recently released a book, Musical Maryland, giving him a unique perspective from which to present this concert. Ginger Hildebrand (MM ’88, Guitar) will also be featured on the concert. They will feature music that was popular during the founding of the church, including church music and popular music from that time. There will be a sing-along aspect of the concert as well, and audience members are invited to join in.
Musicology faculty member Susan Forscher Weiss and her co-authors Don M. Randel and Matthew Shaftel were awarded a Certificate of Merit for Best Research in Recorded Popular Music for their book A Cole Porter Companion (University of Illinois Press). The Association for Recorded Sound Collections announced the winners of the 2017 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on May 12, 2018, during ARSC’s annual conference in Baltimore.
Musicology faculty member David Hildebrand and former Peabody archivist Elizabeth Schaaf (’77, Voice) will launch their new book Musical Maryland on Thursday, November 2, at 7:00 pm, in the George Peabody Library. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available, and a book signing will follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase from The Ivy Bookshop.
Musicologist Bonnie Gordon (University of Virginia) will deliver a talk entitled “What if Orpheus was an Automaton?” in the Peabody Institute Musicology Colloquium series this coming Tuesday, September 26 at 5:30 pm. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Conservatory Building Room 308C and followed by a light reception. Please join us!
Musicology faculty member David Hildebrand and former Peabody archivist Elizabeth Schaaf (’77, Voice) have written Musical Maryland: A History of Song and Performance from the Colonial Period to the Age of Radio which prominently features Peabody and is published by Johns Hopkins Press. The book is full of musical examples, engravings, paintings, drawings, and historic photographs that portrays the places around the state in which music flourished. The authors discussed their book on WYPR and WJZ-TV’s Morning News.