News Archive



Zach Borichevsky

Department Alum Zach Borichevsky Earns His Met Debut

February 25, 2015

The Department of Music is very excited to hear that Zach Borichevsky (Class of 2006) will be making his Metropolitan Opera debut next spring as Edmondo in Puccini's Manon Lescaut.

Jordan and Vijay

Jordan Williams Performs at Vijay Iyer Masterclass

November 06, 2014

GW Music student and Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Jordan Williams, performed in a masterclass coached by world-renowned jazz pianist and composer, Vijay Iyer, at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD.

DC Vernacular Music Archive

Local Music Experts Join Prof. Kip Lornell for Launch of the DC Vernacular Music Archive

October 17, 2014

Gelman Library celebrated the opening of its new exhibit, Hear in D.C.: The DC Vernacular Music Archive, with a symposium featuring local music icons: DC Music Salon founder Marc Eisenberg, Dischord Records co-founder/Fugazi, Minor Threat, The Evens frontman Ian MacKaye, Folklore Society of Greater Washington foundinmusic.g member Andy Wallace, and folk musician and author Steven Wade, as well as Archive organizer Prof. Kip Lornell.

Professors Watson and Scarlett with Student Samuel Lee

Department Represents at 2014 IMF Meetings

October 13, 2014

As world financial leaders and executives converged on GW for the Annual Meetings of the Work Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, the Department of Music showcased their diversity and talents at several performances. Faculty and students performed on the University Yard and outside IMF Headquarters over several days.

Professor Ahlquist to Lead Session at GW’s The Sulgrave Symposium

October 09, 2014

This Friday GW is hosting The Sulgrave Sumposium, an afternoon of discussion, live music, art, and free good celebrating the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent - an event that ended the War of 1812 and began long-lasting peace and friendship between the United States and Great Britain.

DCist Covers MUS 1104: D.C. in the History of Punk Music

September 26, 2014

“[M}usic can relate to other disciplines, whether it’s culture or history or politics,” explains Professor Eugene Montage in the DCist article by Toni Kerr, “Out of Step: How A GWU Professor Is School Students in D.C. Punk History.” This past summer was the first year the Department of Music taught MUS 1104: D.C. in the History of Punk Music.

Prof. Montague at Confrence

Prof. Montague Presents Research in Belgium

September 22, 2014

Eugene Montague was the co-convener for a special session on Musical Agency in Performance at the eighth European Musical Analysis Conference at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. Seven presenters and a respondent, representing four different countries, presented at the day-long session, which included Montague's paper "Towards a Phenomenology of Agency in Performance."

GW Chamber Choir

Chamber Choir and Troubadours Take Part in GW Remembers 9/11 Ceremony

September 12, 2014

The GW Chamber Choir and Troubadours took part in GW’s remembrance ceremony to honor those lost during 9/11, including nine GW alumni. The evening following the September 11, 2011 attacks more than 3,000 people gathered in the University Yard to honor the victims. This tradition has continued every year in the 13 years since the national tragedy.

Samuel Lee

Fall Performance Calendar Announced

September 10, 2014

The Department of Music is excited to announce its Fall Performance Calendar.

Looking for Piano Players to Join Research Study

September 09, 2014

Prof. Montuge is looking for students to join his research study, “Agency in Piano Performance.” The study investigates the phenomenology of performance through surveying practicing musicians of all abilities. Taking part means:

Department of Music Partners with NBC4’s Wednesday’s Child

July 17, 2014

The Department of Music had a special visitor this past week – Dechell, an engaging 15-year-old girl who loves the visual and performing arts.

Performance at the Kennedy Center - Photo Credit GW Today

GW Today Covers SPCMI Debut at Kennedy Center

July 15, 2014

On Thursday, July 11, the students and faculty-artists of the Summer Piano & Chamber Music Institute performed a recital of chamber music on The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.

Joan Marcus - Phantom of the Opera

Alumna Joan Marcus Receives Tony Honors for Excellence Award

June 12, 2014

GW Alumna and prestigious theatrical photographer, Joan Marcus, was a recipient of the 2014 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre, awarded this June. The Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre are awarded annually to institutions, individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories. Marcus has photographer almost 300 Broadway shows, as well as hundreds of Off Broadway productions across the country. She has also served as the house photographer for the Kennedy Center.