Music News

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

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.
Lindsay Pope 07: conducts the University of North Texas Concert Choir and is Conducting Associate to the Dallas Symphony Chorus.
Image of the Big Broadcast
The Big Broadcast!, Mount Holyoke’s annual 1940s radio show, returns March 6 with authentic music and commercials performed by student jazz ensembles.
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.
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
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.
Astrid Schween
Cellist Astrid Schween describes the process of auditioning for the J.S.Q. and "the moment they popped the question".
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.
Hero image of hidden treasures manuscript.
Found by Music students and LITS staff: two medieval musical manuscripts hiding in plain sight on campus.
The Chorale will perform at Syracuse University’s 13th Annual Invitational Choral Festival under distinguished conductor George Vance.
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.
MHSO 2013
Midwinter Dreams, a performance of music, art, and dance, explores the stuff dreams are made of.
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.”
With the help of programs like the new entrepreneurship minor, Mount Holyoke students bring home prizes and wins from entrepreneurial competitions.
With the help of programs like the new entrepreneurship minor, Mount Holyoke students bring home prizes and wins from entrepreneurial competitions.
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.
Invitation to a Die-In
A Moving Musical Memorial to Unarmed Black Men Killed by Police commissioned by Music director Ng Tian Hui.
Bode Omojola
Ethnomusicology professor Bode Omojola, celebrates King Sunny Ade's 70th birthday with an homage to his music and legacy.
Image of the Big Broadcast
A date change won’t dampen the much-anticipated show’s 2017 performance, to be held March 5.
Adrianne Greenbaum
Adrianne Greenbaum’s efforts to rediscover and perform generations of lost Jewish family music were hailed in a recent article.
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.
Photo credit:  GAZETTE STAFF/JERREY ROBERTS
Olabode Omojola, professor of African music at MHC, is the lead organizer for the African Cinema Symposium and Festival.
Composer and Digital Music Artist Thomas Ciufo
The Music Department is pleased to annouce the appointment of Thomas Ciufo as the Innovation Hire in Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship.
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 School of Delaware opens Hockessin branch
Karen Jordan: assigned to the Music School of Delaware's satellite location in Hockessin.
Astrid Schween
Former Cello Lecturer Astrid Schween takes up her new position on the Cello faculty at Juilliard.
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.