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Upcoming event(s):


World Premiere of Ralf Yusuf Gawlick's Imagined Memories 
Hugo Wolf String Quartet, Boston College Artists-in-Residence    

Featured events & student news:


Meet Michael Rolincik, (MCAS ’16), a music major and one of the recipients of the 2016 BC Student Art Awards.



An Evening of African Music
Balla Kouyaté performs on the Mande balafon                    
Ronan Tynan master class


Department and Faculty News

Scene from 'The Magic Flute' Family concert

BC's Family Concert series marks 10th anniversary. Click here to read more.

Aesthetic Exercises: Engagement, Empathy, Ethics

New CORE class to be offered in Music by Professor Daniel M. Callahan! 

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The Eternal Feminine

Professor Ralf Gawlick recently premiered his monumental song cycle Kollwitz-Konnex at Boston's GuitarFest

Click here to read a review from


2015 Artist Fellow 

Congratulations are in order for Associate Professor of Music, Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, as he was recently named a 2015 Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for Music Compisition.

This is the second time in six years Professor Gawlick has received a fellowship from MCC (he won in 2009, as well). The awards are highly competitive, and it is rare for artists to win two awards in such close proximity.

More information is here.

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Daniel M. Callahan Joins Music Faculty

The Music Department is proud to welcome new Assistant Professor Daniel M. Callahan to the full-time faculty. His research focuses on choreomusicality, or the interrelationship between music and dance. A graduate of Columbia and New York Universities, Professor Callahan most recently taught at the University of Chicago, where he was the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Music and the Humanities. Learn more about Professor Callahan.

Boston College to Attract International Musicology Scholars for July Conference

An international group of musicologists will convene at Boston College to discuss the sonic cultures of Early Modern Catholicism (c.1500–1750). 
Scholars from nine different countries will demonstrate the unique insights that can be gained about Early Modern Catholicism from the study of music and sound. 
Keynote addresses will be offered by John O’Malley, S.J. (Georgetown University), and Robert L. Kendrick (The University of Chicago).
The conference will also feature a round table (chaired by T. Frank Kennedy, S.J.) concerning the role of the Jesuits and their networks in the creation of Catholic soundscapes.

More information on the conference.

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What's New in the Music Department

In the past year we've celebrated our 25th anniversary as a Department, performed together at Jordan Hall in a concert celebrating BC's susquecentennial, and congratulated alumni on their accomplishments as future scholars in top graduate programs in music and the humanities! Learn more about the past year!

Professor Noone in Toledo

Professor Michael Noone will perform April 7 at the Spanish Primatial Cathedral in Toledo, Spain, directing his professional Ensemble Plus Ultra in the Misa da Réquiem by Cristóbal de Morales. He was interviewed by the Spanish press about his research, upcoming performance, and importance of saving the cultural heritage of Spain. Read the entire interivew from La Tribuna de Toledo.


The University Chorale travels to Ireland! Click here to read more about the University Chorale.

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