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Q&A with Alumni Composer Andrew Maxfield

April 12, 2024 03:53 PM
BYU Alum and Composer Andrew Maxfield recently answered a few questions about his career and the Utah Symphony’s performance of his piece What About the Duck?
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The Philharmonic’s Annual Evening of Concertos

April 09, 2024 08:00 AM
Nine talented student soloists competed to perform with the Philharmonic in the annual Evening of Concertos. Read about the audition process they went through to be selected!
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An Inside Look at the Summer 2024 BYU Music Tours

April 05, 2024 08:00 AM
The BYU Singers, Synthesis, Women’s Chorus, and Wind Symphony will tour internationally this summer. Here’s a special look into where the groups are going and what the directors are looking forward to.
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BYU Outreach Choir Sings in Guadeloupe

March 29, 2024 08:00 AM
The BYU Outreach Choir, a 13-student ensemble, recently performed in Guadeloupe. Take a closer look at the impact they made in the French Caribbean.
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Finding Belonging Through Familiar Music

March 27, 2024 08:00 AM
In this article, read how a familiar piece of music helped one BYU student overcome feelings of loneliness and find belonging.
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BYU School of Music Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

March 25, 2024 08:55 AM
Get to know Kandis King Taylor, Janet Olsen, and Dave Egbert—the most recent additions to the faculty and staff of the BYU School of Music.
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February 2024 Journal

In this issue of the BYU School of Music Journal, learn how Dr. Jon Skidmore is teaching students to overcome performance anxiety, read about BYU alumnus Chance Thomas's experiences composing music in the video game industry, and see how two music ed students are sharing music with local elementary school students.
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January 2024 Journal

In this issue of the BYU School of Music Journal, learn about the School of Music’s Wellness Wednesday initiative, say goodbye to retiring faculty and staff, and learn about how piano students dazzled at the UMTA and MNTA competitions.
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December 2023 Journal

In this issue of the BYU School of Music Journal, get to know five new faculty members, read about Sam Clawson’s collaboration with The National Parks, view the Music building in 360-degrees, and learn about Stevie Dugdale and Brian Pappal’s time conducting Women’s Chorus. Plus, take a look at the accomplishments of some School of Music faculty!
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A Sneak Peek of Two Barlow Endowment Anniversary Pieces

March 20, 2024 08:00 AM
The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at BYU just celebrated its 40th anniversary, and here’s the inside scoop on two of the special pieces performed during the commemorative concerts.
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Music Faculty Present and Connect at UMEA Conference

March 11, 2024 09:00 AM
The UMEA conference gathers music educators from across Utah for a weekend of inspiration and instruction, and this year three faculty from the School of Music presented at the conference.
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Behind the Scenes of The National Parks’ Orchestral Album

March 06, 2024 09:00 AM
While Sam Clawson was a senior studying commercial music, he fulfilled a life-long dream to compose orchestral arrangements for one of his favorite bands: The National Parks.
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