Hildebrand and Schaaf Publish Musical Maryland Reply

MusicalMarylandMusicology 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.

David Gutkin Joins Conservatory Musicology Faculty Reply

david gutkinDavid Gutkin is a scholar of American and European music from the early 20th century through the present. He received his PhD in historical musicology from Columbia University in 2015 and subsequently joined the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia (2015-17). Dr. Gutkin’s research focuses on technologies of mediating music (from notation to television), theories of race and modernity, the history of globalization, and relationships between musical experience and historical memory. More…

First and Franklin Presbyterian Church Presents Inaugural Baltimore Piano Marathon Concert Reply

michael-sheppard-370First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, where Jason Kissel (DMA  ’07, Organ) serves as minister of music and organist, will present the inaugural Baltimore Piano Marathon Concert as a part of their signature arts series, The Spire Series, on Sunday, May 7 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Michael Sheppard (BM ’98, MM ’00, GPD ’03, Piano) will open the event. Matthew J. Palumbo (MM ’14,  Piano, Musicology), Hyun Jung Kim (GPD ’15, Piano), and Ken Osowski (DMA ’05, Piano) will also be featured in the marathon concert. Radio station WBJC announcers Kati Harrison and Mark Malinowski will serve as live co-emcees. Find an interview by Mr. Kissel on the inaugural Baltimore Piano Marathon Concert at WBJC here.

Remi Chiu Discusses Music of the Milanese Plague in Musicology Colloquium Reply

Title: Carlo Borromeo Visiting Plague Victims in the CountrysideOn Tuesday, April 18 at 5:00 pm musicology Remi Chiu will discuss music of the Milanese Plague of 1576-1578. Plague tore through Milan between 1576-1578, eventually claiming over 17,000 lives. During the outbreak, citizens responded by establishing quarantines, embargo of goods, street-cleaning programs—and by singing. Using this Milanese outbreak as a case study, this talk explores the medical and spiritual implications of music and music-making in times of pestilence, and the value of commemorating epidemic disasters in Renaissance Europe. The talk will take place in Conservatory room 308C.

Anicia Timberlake Joins Musicology Department Reply

TimberlakeAnicia Timberlake’s research focuses on musical citizenship: how political ideologies can come to be experienced in the body. Her current book, Political Education Beyond Words, examines socialist music education in the German Democratic Republic, asking how socialist citizenship—and, by extension, the Cold War ideological conflict—may be differently conceived via examining body-based music-pedagogical practices meant to train children’s taste and characters. Dr. Timberlake teaches courses on twentieth-century music, music and politics, aesthetic theory, and music and childhood. More…