Research

Musicians, Theorists, and Historians Uncover the Truth in Art

Imagine yourself huddled into a muddy trench on the western front with the rest of your bedraggled platoon. It’s been a long, grueling year fighting for your life in a war that seems to have no meaning, but you and your brothers are aiming to lift each other spirits tonight – and perhaps pester the Germans that can certainly hear you across the artillery-ploughed field.  With a bit of amateur conducting by a young officer, you all break into a chorus of Land of Hope and Glory to fill the night with song.

CFA Professor Named Associate Editor of Music Therapy Journal

The Journal of Music Therapy is a forum of current music therapy research and theory, including book reviews and guest editorials. All papers for publication are selected on their quality and contribution to existing knowledge with around 30 percent of the submissions chosen for publication.  

The CFA Hustle, Summer 2018

School of Music Professors Release a New Album

CFA School of Music Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of trombone, Bradley Kerns, along with piano professor Dr. Jacob Coleman recently released an album of Brazilian music. Splotch Ecology, a collection of original compositions and arrangements from Brazilian composers for trombone and piano is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, or you can download it from Dr. Kerns' CD Baby Profile.

UK Art Historian Curates Mail Art Exhibit for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Beginning in the 1960s, mail art (alternatively called “correspondence art” or “postal art”) emerged as a form of artistic practice in which an international network of participants used the mail to make art and share it with others. Mail artists circumvented traditional, elite modes of display and distribution — such as museums and commercial galleries — in favor of the more accessible space of the modern postal system.

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