Shaw GS wins Pulitzer for composition - News
| April 16, 2013
Caroline Shaw GS, who is studying composition in the University’s Department of Music, has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music. The award, which was announced Monday afternoon, recognizes her composition “Partita for 8 Voices,” — a piece that University Director of Graduate Studies in Composition, Daniel Trueman called “striking and unusual.”
Rap on the rocks - Opinion
| April 15, 2013What music says to others is a large portion of its identity. This is why I listen to several different genres. Though instrumentals and texture are extremely important parts of music, I find that lyrics are typically the tipping point of a song. And I suppose this is why I find myself more and more disappointed with the direction of rap.
Famed composer and professor Babbitt passes away - News
| February 04, 2011Former music professor Milton Babbitt GS ’92, one of the most influential and controversial composers of the second half of the 20th century, died of natural causes on Jan.29 at the age of 94.
T.I. sounds 'Dead and Gone' on new album - Street
| December 16, 2010T.I.'s new album, 'No Mercy,' could not have been released at a worse time. The rapper has just been sentenced to another 11 months in prison.
‘The Beginning’ of ‘The E.N.D.’ - Street
| December 09, 2010
The Black Eyed Peas follow up the blockbusting ‘The E.N.D.’ with ‘The Beginning,’ which is heavy on the electro-dance beats and auto-tune vocals, but unfortunately light on memorable songs.