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Friday, Dec. 4, 8PM
Saturday, Dec. 5, 8PM
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2PM

University Chorale of Boston College 
and Boston College Symphony Orchestra
John Finney, conductor
       Annual Christmas Concerts
     Trinity Chapel, Newton Campus
           Admission: $10, available at Robsham Box Office
        T: 617-552-4002

Miras 12.6 concert

Sunday, December 6
7:30 p.m. – Stokes S195
The Miras Project – Boston College Middle Eastern Ensemble
Kinan Idnawi, director

Department and Faculty News

Aesthetic Exercises: Engagement, Empathy, Ethics

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

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Bach's Cantata 147

BC Violin and Chamber Music faculty member Anne-Marie Chubet will be the featured violin soloist in a performance of Bach's Cantata 147 at Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston.  The performance will take place on Sunday, December 6 at 3pm.

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2015 Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council

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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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

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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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