It has been another exciting and productive year at the Heights! I hope you enjoy a look at some of the highlights in the Music Department:
- This past fall renowned tenor Ronan Tynan visited BC as an artist-in-residence. He led two master classes and welcomed an all-day flow of students for individual lessons.
- Daniel Callahan is teaching one of the new core pilot courses with Associate Professor of Theology Brian Robinette.
- We graduated three remarkable majors last year and have a near record-breaking class of 16 graduating this May.
In other news, Michael Noone led a concert in the sacristy of Toldeo Cathedral, surrounded by paintings by El Greco and Titian. Tom Lee's Percussion Quartet premiered last summer and had its debut at BC this March. Ralf Gawlick's song cycle Kollwitz-Konnex is available on the Musica Omnia label, and the Vienna-based Hugo Wolf Quartet will be premiering his string quartet Imagined Memories in April, including a performance in New York City at Carnegie Hall. Sandra Hebert keeps an ever-expanding pool of undergraduate musicians active, with 17 student concerts scheduled for this spring.
Our personnel and offerings are expanding yet again. We're currently conducting a faculty search for a specialist in some aspect of American music.
We encourage you to stay in touch and, if you're in the area, to drop by the department. In the meantime, please enjoy the Christmas video made by the University Chorale.
Chair, Music Department