Music News

Members of the faculty give concerts and present research on campus, around the country, and around the world.

This is a three-part photograph, featuring Ellen Chilemba, the winning team of the International Business Ethics Case Competition, and Rick Feldman.
With the help of programs like the new entrepreneurship minor, Mount Holyoke students bring home prizes and wins from entrepreneurial competitions.
Invitation to a Die-In
A Moving Musical Memorial to Unarmed Black Men Killed by Police commissioned by Music director Ng Tian Hui.
Eva Snyder ’17
“Mount Holyoke allowed me to team up with experienced professors who helped me build a brand for myself as a musician and writer.”
Composer and Digital Music Artist Thomas Ciufo
The Music Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Ciufo as the Innovation Hire in Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship.
The Chorale will perform at Syracuse University’s 13th Annual Invitational Choral Festival under distinguished conductor George Vance.
Astrid Schween
Cellist Astrid Schween describes the process of auditioning for the J.S.Q. and "the moment they popped the question".
Adrianne Greenbaum
Adrianne Greenbaum’s efforts to rediscover and perform generations of lost Jewish family music were hailed in a recent article.
Professor Hui in a red shirts sits at his shiny black piano.
Ng Tian Hui and MHC’s Symphony Orchestra’s world premiere of “Invitation to Die-In” is featured on public radio.
DJs at Mount Holyoke’s WMHC discuss the benefits of a historically female-run college radio station and the consequences of on air diversity.
2013: Tian Hui Ng signed on to compose and record a film score because he wanted to give the MHC Symphony Orchestra a rare chance to do professional work.
Thomas Ciufo teaching in the digital music lab
Thomas Ciufo built a music technology lab to teach students of all musical backgrounds new ways of exploring and creating sound.
Thomas Ciufo, Assistant Professor of Music
“I’ve always been drawn to music and sound. My fundamental engagement with listening to and creating sound informs my work, research and teaching.”
The College’s Makerspace is a central location for the campus maker culture.
Thanks a generous grant, MHC’s new MEDIAL Project is integrating arts and technology and giving students resources to create, exhibit and perform.
Image of the Big Broadcast
A date change won’t dampen the much-anticipated show’s 2017 performance, to be held March 5.
David W. Sanford
Mount Holyoke professor David Sanford’s latest work, “Black Noise,” will be premiered by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in Boston and Amherst.
Hero image of hidden treasures manuscript.
Found by Music students and LITS staff: two medieval musical manuscripts hiding in plain sight on campus.
Photo shows a painting of people playing Baroque music.
Professor Robert Eisenstein organizes a Baroque concert featuring the music of the court of Indian monarch Serfoji II.
Music Department Prize Winners at the Annual Department Picnic
At the department's annual picnic, we celebrated of a year of music-making and the outstanding work of our students, including the 2017 prize winners.
Bingyao Liu ’19 playing the Chinese dulcimer
Music was just a hobby for Bingyao Liu ’19. Then she came to Mount Holyoke, founded the area’s first Chinese music ensemble and discovered klezmer music.
Image of students performing in Metamorphonics
A multidisciplinary performance piece will use music, dance, film, and video design to explore the role of technology in our lives.
Lindsay Pope 07: conducts the University of North Texas Concert Choir and is Conducting Associate to the Dallas Symphony Chorus.
Olabode Omojola, professor of African music at MHC, is the lead organizer for the African Cinema Symposium and Festival.
Tian Hui Ng signed on to compose and record a film score because he wanted to give the MHC Symphony Orchestra a rare chance to do professional work.
Singers in the 2013 "The Big Broadcast!”  Photo by Olivia Lammel ’14
The MHC Jazz Ensembles will present a swing-era radio show with vintage commercials, news, clothing, hairstyles, and vocal and instrumental jazz favorites.
Renowned writer, MHC prof. to give book reading
Gionfriddos reads from his new book, Good Night, Dear Hart, Good Night, which he coauthored with Jeannie Gionfriddo, columnist for the Holyoke Sun.
This is a graphic of Africa.
The African cinema festival, a first in Western Massachusetts, will showcase films from the continent that span countries, decades and genres.
Bode Omojola
Ethnomusicology professor Bode Omojola, celebrates King Sunny Ade's 70th birthday with an homage to his music and legacy.
Mount Holyoke College's Chamber Singers
Judges listened to MHC's Glee Club and Chamber Singers in a blind audition and chose them to perform before an audience of conductors and music educators.
Adeline Mueller
From "Shuffle Along" to "Hamilton," race has been a part of in the development of the American musical from the beginning, says professor Adeline Mueller.
Digital arts in action: Younghoo Cho ’19 took Acoustic Ecology and Sonic Art, taught by music professor Thomas Ciufo, in the new digital music lab in Pratt Hall last fall.
A speaker series from the new Digital Arts Initiative brings world-class scholars and artists to campus to discuss how arts and technology interact.
Adrianne Greenbaum Professor of Music, Flute; Klezmer Ensemble
The music of nationally acclaimed klezmer and classical flutist, Professor Adrianne Greenbaum of MHC is featured on the Florida Atlantic University website
MHSO 2013
Midwinter Dreams, a performance of music, art, and dance, explores the stuff dreams are made of.
The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ng Tian Hui
The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ng Tian Hui, performs an all-women-composer program at its second annual Mary Lyon Concert.
Music School of Delaware opens Hockessin branch
Karen Jordan: assigned to the Music School of Delaware's satellite location in Hockessin.
Metamorphonics 2016
A multimedia extravaganza that included live electronic sound, film, dance and interactive video
Alumna Sarah Mullervy ’03 was part of a team that won a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for the animated Peter Rabbit series on Nickelodeon.
Sarah Mullervy ’03: helped lead the team that won a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for the animated Peter Rabbit series on Nickelodeon.