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News and Events

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Practice room hours beginning May 15: Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The Music Building will be closed for Commencement on Thursday, May 26, as well as May 30 and 31 for Memorial Day.

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard has put together a multimedia website that draws on Kay Kaufman Shelemay's work in her recently published Sing and Sing On: Sentinel Musicians and the Making of the Ethiopian American Diaspora.

Composing the Collections, a new digital tool, presents original music composed by students in Yvette Jackson’s “Introduction to Composition” class in response to artworks at the Harvard Art Museums. Students’ compositions were performed by the Parker Quartet in the Composing the Collections concert, which premiered on YouTube on December 21, 2021.

You can also listen to projects created for Music 286R Listening, Creativity, and Imagination taught during Fall 2021 by Yvette Janine Jackson. This seminar joined theories from sound studies, music composition, sonic arts, and psychoacoustics by engaging multimodal listening practices as a means of discovery.

Light the Way Home: Eileen Southern's Story, a film produced by Daniel Huang '22, Uzo Ngwu '23, and Devon Gates '23, has won awards for Best Production and Best Reflection of Inclusivity from the Association of Research Libraries. You can read more about the awards here and watch the film on YouTube. Light the Way Home draws on interviews, archival footage, and Southern’s personal archive to shed light on her illustrious career.

Check out the digital exhibition from the Loeb Music Library showcasing the work of Eileen Southern.

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