GW Department of Music

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Have you ever heard about the Danish composer Carl Nielsen?

He grew up on the countryside on the island of Funen and ended up being one of the greatest classical composers in the history of Denmark.
For the first time ever Carl Nielsen’s complete work for violin and piano will be recorded and put together on one disc.

Behind this project are the Danish violinist Hasse Borup and the American pianist Andrew Staupe. They have performed these pieces all over the US including the Embassy of Denmark here in Washington, DC.

Carl Nielsen Museet & Carl Nielsens Barndomshjem, Carl Nielsen International Competition, The University of Utah, University of Utah School of Music, The George Washington University, GW Department of Music, of Virginia Naxos, Naxos of America, ODEON, The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Salt Lake City, Utah, Odense Kommune, Det Kgl. Bibliotek, Kulturministeriet
Calling all songwriters! The fifth annual Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards is searching for the best songwriters in the DMV. The adjudicated contest will award one talented songwriter a Grand Prize of $10,000 and a young songwriter (17 yrs. or younger) $2,500.

Entries must be received by Monday, November 5, 2018 and all finalists will be invited to perform their songs on March 8, 2019. Online application available at
Check out Eric Boulder and Scott Dolgov playing Mr. P.C. by John Coltrane! Come to our next "Fridays at Five" on November 3rd to see more performances like this. Via GW Department of Music.
Songwriters! The Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards deadline is 3 weeks from today. Apply now for the opportunity to win $10,000 + 25 hours of studio recording time. $2,500 will also be given to a young songwriter.…/bernard-ebb-songwriting-awards
Neural responses while playing piano in different systems of readout.
Digital Conception Project
Kids in modern world should receive the most effective education they deserve. They are capable to perceive information faster, with cross-modal processing, activating all senses at once : visual perception, audio analyzers , neuromotor functions.
The research Project " Reflection " gives us fundamental explanation in this direction and raises the topic about of the necessity of applying of Digital Key in Primary Music Education
Digital Online Lessons - Numerical Cognition
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Ode to Joy Ludvig van Bethoven
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NeuromusicLab Reflection Ukraine
Focus on the beat, not the bank with these 10 scholarships:
Hello all! I am a new violinist and am looking for a student that would be willing to do private lessons. If you're interested, please message me!
DC area composer looking for horn section for some recording and possibly follow-on work - trumpet, tenor sax, trombone, and bari sax. Please message me via Facebook if you're interested. I have charts - bring your chops and enthusiasm.
Americana Soul band "The Dustbowl Revival" will be bringing their free-flowing and joyous live show to The Hamilton in Washington, DC on February 10th. With the recent release of their new track and music video "Busted," this eight person band is excited to present their fresh and exciting new sound to the stage. You'll hear Bluegrass, gospel, New Orleans Swing, and Blues inspired Americana Soul music. The Dustbowl Revival plays a melting pot of American music. LA Weekly named the Best Live Band in Los Angeles.
Americana Soul band "The Dustbowl Revival" will be bringing their free-flowing and joyous live show to The Hamilton in Washington D.C. Friday Feb 10. With the recent release of their new track and music video "Busted," this eight person band is excited to present their fresh and exciting new sound. You'll hear Bluegrass, gospel, New Orleans Swing, and Blues inspired Americana Soul music. The Dustbowl Revival plays a melting pot of American music. LA Weekly named the Best Live Band in Los Angeles.
How to Play Indian Sitar Raags on a Piano


Hallo, I'd be grateful if you could share this with your students if appropriate - it is my brand new 258-page book of 24 Indian Sitar Raags completely reinvented for piano, plus a whole load of instruction and musical examples.

Here's some blurb: It is designed to be enjoyed by good amateur pianists through to virtuosic professionals. It is suitable for any pianist who enjoys discovering new music, or who has an interest in music from other cultures, or who knows the pleasure of jazz noodling and wants to explore a rewarding and fresh (but centuries-old) form of improvisation.

Indian raags have an extraordinary musical heritage dating back several centuries (from the area that is now India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) - a truly unique musical genre of fascinating melodic beauty and rhythmic intricacy – freely combining elaborate composed melodies with carefully rehearsed improvisation.

But now the amazing world of Indian raags has been opened up in this sympathetic but thorough reinvention for piano solo (or duet or two pianos).
12/28/16 (DC): Hannukah's Extra Flame (annual Shindc pgrm) w/ Concert Feat Syria's 1st Internationally Renown Opera Singer-Lubana. Here singing Bach: her prayer for all tormented souls on earth & those in . Register: Lubana al Quntar (Bach):
Like music AND social activism? Join the Youth Service Opportunities Project on October 14th at 7:30 p.m. for Songs for Service and hear acclaimed American tenor Nicholas Phan perform "Gods and Monsters" in a beautiful pre-Civil War church near Metro Center. Tickets and information available at

A very beautiful & expressive rendition of Rachmaninoff's Vocalise performed by Michelle Ho and Jessie Ku.
Happy Birthday to our good friend and GW Department of Music Director of Jazz Studies, the incomparable Peter Fraize!

Want to wish him a happy birthday? Go check out his new album, "Facts and Figures", on his Bandcamp page!

Welcome to the official page of The George Washington University's Department of Music! The Department of Music offers a B.A.

The George Washington University Department of Music takes advantage of its location in the nation’s capitol, a musically and culturally diverse city, to challenge students to achieve in the musical performing arts. From ensembles, theory and history classes, world-renowned guest performers, and an accomplished staff, the department provides opportunities to GW students to explore and appreciate t

Operating as usual

Photos from GW Department of Music's post 02/20/2021

From ballads to sonnets to soul to sonorous harmonies Blues Alley Jazz has something for everyone.

Ms. Alison Crockett (Alison Crockett Artist Page) rounds the “Love Month” out on Monday, February 22nd at 8 PM by singing the songs of her father.

From Britain to Motown to Brazil Blues Alley has got you covered. So, sit back, light your fire, pour yourselves a glass of something special and listen with your lover to the syncopated sounds of Blues Alley Jazz.

Subscribe to the "LOVE IS IN THE AIR" Streaming Series here!


Have you had notable experiences since graduating from the Corcoran? Do you want to share recent accomplishments with our community? We are working on our annual “Alumni Class Notes” spring newsletter for the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. We would love to hear from you! Let us know what you have been up to—in one or two sentences—and we will include it in our upcoming issue.

Submissions are due by Thursday, February 18.

Submit your stories here:

Solo — Ning Yu 05/08/2020

Solo — Ning Yu

Professor Ning Yu's solo album titled “Of Being” is out today, May 8!

“Of Being” is released by New Focus Recordings and has three premiere performances of works written for Prof. Yu by Wang Lu and Emily Praetorius, and a pre-existing work by Misato Mochizuki. Check out Prof. Yu's website for more details on the composers and their works.

Downloadable digital version is available on Bandcamp or Apple Music, and if you would like a physical copy of the CD, they are available through Amazon.

Prof. Yu's website:

Links to the Album:
Apple Music:
Amazon (CD):

Solo — Ning Yu Of Being - To be released on May 8, 2020 on New Focus RecordingsAlbum Art and Design by Mark Reigelman Find out more about the album


Volunteer/Internship Opportunity
Dupont Underground

Dupont Underground is seeking to build an outstanding team of committed and experienced volunteers and interns for a variety of activities that will help support the Arts, Cultural, and Community Events that take place at Dupont Underground.

Internships require 2-3 days/week availability and a 3-month minimum commitment; volunteers can work for specific events as they are available. All volunteers will get FREE admission to events or exhibits on the days that they work.

For internships, send your resume and cover letter, including your previous related experience and current weekly availability, to [email protected] (Include "INTERNSHIP" in email subject line).

For volunteering, send your current weekly availability to: [email protected].

For more information about Dupont Underground and these opportunities, visit


Prof. Eileen Guenther will be performing at First Baptist Church on October 6 as part of their Virtuoso Organist concert series.

In addition to teaching at GW, Prof. Guenther has served a long tenure as Minister of Music and Liturgy at Foundry United Methodist Church, alongside her teaching at Wesley Theological Seminary. Prof. Guenther has also served three terms as president of the American Guild of Organists. In addition to performing over 250 organ recitals in Europe, South America and the United States, she has also taught in Africa several times: at Africa University (Zimbabwe), in Uganda, and Cȏte d'Ivoire. In January, Prof. Guenther led her 9th group of students from Wesley Seminary on an intercultural immersion trip to South Africa.

Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.
1328 16th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
Near Dupont Circle Metro Station


John Cage: Music for Merce
Margaret Leng Tan, Toy and Prepared Piano

The Kennedy Center is welcoming renowned toy pianist and John Cage interpreter Margaret Leng Tan to perform in John Cage: Music for Merce in the Skylight Pavilion of their new REACH campus on October 2. Tan, whose work embraces theater, choreography, performance, has been hailed as the "diva of avant-garde pianism" by The New Yorker. She is renowned as a pre-eminent John Cage interpreter (her mentor of eleven years) and for her performances of American and Asian music that transcend the piano's conventional boundaries.

October 2, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Skylight Pavilion, The REACH
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington DC 20566
Shuttle from Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station

Discounted tickets are available for $15 through the Kennedy Center website with the discount code 366473. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Kennedy Center box office or by calling the instant charge box office at (202)467-4600.


Welcome back to school, Colonials! Be sure to check out our Ensemble Auditions schedule for this semester:


Join the music department TONIGHT for the Yeskel Concert Series' The Voice of the Cantor.
7:30 pm Hammer Auditorium.

Cantor Gideon Zelermyer, GW Alum from the class of 1997 will be performing his extensive repertoire!

Can't make the concert? Catch the live stream here:

Photos from GW Department of Music's post 02/27/2018

We had a awesome guest speaker today Mr. Richard Golden!.
He is the host of GW Presents American Jazz.

Piano Masterclass with Silver-Garburg 02/09/2018

Piano Masterclass with Silver-Garburg
GW Performers:
Sheila Albertson
Tian Lu
Elizabeth Matthews
Alec Allee-Munoz Sabrina Zhu

With a Short Performance and Lecture by Silver-Garburg Duo


Photos from GW Department of Music's post 02/03/2018

Our current PSA Students are excited to help usher in a new class of musical talent. Good Luck to all the Presidential Scholarship in the Arts Candidates!

Photos from GW Department of Music's post 12/19/2017

Congratulations to Eric Chemtob, Sharon Yoon, Kayla Gamble, Claire Weitzner, and Isabel Bellino on their student recitals this semester!


The GW Music program and Theater & Dance program presents: Amahl and the Night Visitors next Friday, December 8th at 7:30 pm or Saturday, December 9th at 2 pm. Located at the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre!! Student/Senior tickets are $10, General Admission is $20, 16 and under get in FREE with paying adult!! Tickets can be purchased by going to or visiting the box office on the night of the performance!!

11/16 Jazz concert 11/17/2017

11/16 Jazz concert

Symphonic Salute 11/12 11/15/2017

Symphonic Salute 11/12

Photos from GW Department of Music's post 11/15/2017

Congratulations to the GW University Orchestra and Conductor Scott Wood on the Symphonic Salute: A Veteran's Day Concert. The Concert went well last Sunday November 12th.


Fridays At Five

Check out Eric Boulder and Scott Dolgov playing Mr. P.C. by John Coltrane! Come to our next "Fridays at Five" on November 3rd to see more performances like this!


The Fall semester is just around the corner! Stop by to register for classes, lessons, and ensembles between 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm in Phillips Hall B144. And if you're thinking about joining a GW Music ensemble, here's some helpful info!


In DC this summer? Come to the Mount Vernon Campus for a free recital being given by the faculty of GW's Corcoran Chamber Music Institute. Matt Richardson and Molly Orlando performs a Brahms viola sonata, and the Aelous Quartet perform music by Schubert and GW's very own Douglas Boyce. 5:00pm at Post Hall on the Mount Vernon Campus, Friday, July 21


We are excited for this evening's senior vocal recitals over at the Corcoran's Hammer Auditorium- Lindsay Mackinson at 5pm and Gabby Malek at 8pm! Remember that you need to bring your GWorld card or a photo ID to get into the Corcoran building. See you soon!

Timeline photos 04/22/2017

Sound checking today's concert! See you at 4!


The GW Department of Music presents "The Schumann Project: Clara and Robert." On April 23rd at 3:00 PM, come to the Flagg Building Atrium at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design!

Timeline photos 04/21/2017

Celebrate Earth Day with GW's Department of Music!!! On Saturday, April 22nd, come support GW's University Singers, Latin Band, and GW Five. This concert is located in the Flagg Building Atrium at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at 4:00 PM! If you can't make it, the concert will be live streamed on our department youtube page! This will begin at 4:00 PM as well.

How I Got The Job: GW Alumnus Finds Connections in Customer Service | GW Today | The George Washington University 04/18/2017

How I Got The Job: GW Alumnus Finds Connections in Customer Service | GW Today | The George Washington University

Check out this article that stars a GW Music graduate!!

How I Got The Job: GW Alumnus Finds Connections in Customer Service | GW Today | The George Washington University Francisco Kilgore, a December 2016 graduate, says problem solving skills he learned as an undergraduate have helped him be successful at Tesla.


Tonight!! Head down to the Corcoran by 8pm for Duncan Stewart's senior recital in Hammer Auditorium. Join the crowd of the Corcoran's NEXT opening and don't miss what is sure to be a great performance!


All KINDS of music-making happening at GW this weekend. Get yourself to these concerts and recitals!

FREE student recitals:

**TONIGHT** 7:30pm in Phillips Hall B120: Jordan Williams, jazz piano and composition

*Sat 5pm in Phillips Hall B120: Peter Reiss, trombone and Zach Sanders, sax in a program of jazz and classical repertoire

*Sat 7:30pm in Post Hall on the Vern: Hannah Jeffress presents Ordinary Days, a musical by Adam Gwon

*Sun 2pm at Lisner: University Bands concert

*Sun 7pm at Lisner: GW Orchestra concert

Sunday's Band and Orchestra concert are both ticketed, but buy a ticket to one and it's valid for the other! $15 general admission/$10 students

Out of town and can't make it to the Band or Orchestra concerts in person? Head to GW Music Department's YouTube page on Sunday for a free live-stream!


It's the first Monday of the month... that means another Monday Musicale! Join the GW Department of Music in Phillips Hall B120 at 5pm today for free pizza and a chance to hear our student performers in opera, musical theater, and more! See you there!

Timeline photos 04/01/2017

Zach Borichevsky has a "sweet, lyric tenor voice that can thrill as much with a finely shaded pianissimo as with a high note hit cleanly without strain." Don't believe me? Come this Sunday to Hammer Auditorium at 3pm to see for yourself!!!!


Today, GW Music Department is hosting not one but TWO student recitals. Come to Post Hall on the Mount Vernon at 3pm to see Thomas de Lima and Paige Davis perform an excellent show. Then stick around to see Emily Carlin and Catey Rudoy perform at 6pm!! If you enjoy music and singing, these recitals won't let you down!!

Yeskel Memorial Concert Series: Zach Borichevsky, tenor 03/31/2017

Yeskel Memorial Concert Series: Zach Borichevsky, tenor

On Love: A Study in Recital... exactly 48 hours from now on Sunday, GW Alum and tenor Zach Borichevsky presents a program exploring the many sides of love. Together with soprano Kathryn Lewek and pianist Joel Ayau, the program ranges from the operatic depiction of new love in Verdi's "Caro nome" to the stunning intimacy of Richard Strauss's "Morgen."

You do not want to miss these stars of the opera stage bringing their talents to the Corcoran's Hammer Auditorium. Sunday, April 2, 3:00pm. FREE tickets. RSVP here:

Yeskel Memorial Concert Series: Zach Borichevsky, tenor Join the GW Department of Music as it presents one of its most distinguished alumni, rising opera star, Zach Borichevsky (class of 2006), together with acclaimed soprano, Kathryn Lewek, and pianist, Joel Ayau. Join the tenor at the Corcoran School's Hammer Auditorium for an afternoon of vocal music....

Timeline photos 03/27/2017

THIS Sunday, 3pm at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design's Hammer Auditorium: GW Music alum and rising opera star, Zach Borichevsky, returns to GW for a recital joined by soprano, Kathryn Lewek, and pianist Joel Ayau. Zach and Kathryn both perform lead roles at the New York Metropolitan Opera and other stages across the globe, and Joel is a graduate of Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Make sure to head over to Hammer Sunday afternoon for this free concert to hear some incredible voices making incredible music!

Timeline photos 03/24/2017

GW Music Department invites students to join the Art department for a very interesting live musical lecture/performance by renowned artist, Paul Rucker, this evening (Friday, March 24) at 6pm in Smith Hall 114.

Paul Rucker combines original cello compositions with data visualization and other media to illustrate the disproportional representation of young people of color in juvenile detention, the economics of the prison-industrial complex, the explosive growth of the US prison system, and the relationships among these trends.

Read more about his work:

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