Posts By: dharper2

Alumni Kudos | A new EP, on TV, and in AZ

Julia Lougheed is attending Arizona State university for a Master’s degree in clarinet performance. She recently commissioned and premiered a new work for clarinet and trombone. For Spacebomb Records, Matthew E. White produced a new EP Black History featuring the Richmond-based ensemble Resound. Alden Bean was recognized by her principal for exemplary teaching at Randolph… Read more »

Faculty Kudos | Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue

Tony Garcia’s latest book Jazz Improvisation: Practical Approaches to Grading was published this past fall. Garcia is interviewed by VCU News. Darryl Harper has been named the Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Professor at Amherst College and will spend the 2017-18 school year in residence there. Susanna Klein released the new CD “Mosaic”… Read more »

Student Kudos | Law School, the Czech Republic, and NATS

Junior Rachel Lustig won a Dean’s International Study Grant to travel to the Czech Republic and study the music of contemporary Czech composers. Senior Danielle Gibbons has been accepted by the law schools of the College of William and Mary and University of Virginia. The following students won placements at the Virginia chapter of the… Read more »

VCU Music’s Fabulous Faculty – Yin Zheng

Coordinator for Keyboard Studies Dr. Yin Zheng talks about her work, including her research on all the sonatas for violin and piano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, to the RVArts Passport class. The students in the Passport course attend events throughout the School of the Arts and around the City of Richmond and engage with arts leaders.

Langston Hughes Project Residency

The Langston Hughes Project (LHP)  returns to VCU for a residency February 20-21, 2017. LHP is a multimedia concert performance of Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite. Ask Your Mama is Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. It… Read more »

Rex Richardson wins top university grant to produce new music

New opportunities arise in different ways. For Virginia Commonwealth University professor Rex Richardson, a $50,000 grant from the VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund gave him the opportunity to produce four new major works for solo trumpet and large ensemble —such as wind ensemble and brass band — created with composers Anthony Plog, David Sampson, Andy… Read more »

The Value of a VCU Music Degree

“Our graduates know how to frame problems, how to develop strategies to solve them, how to collaborate with others, how to teach themselves things they don’t know. These are the skills you learn at VCU Music. Our graduates are great adaptors; they are determined; they are optimistic; they are highly skilled; and they love their… Read more »

Dean’s List – Fall 2016

The dean’s list is a recognition of superior academic performance. A student is automatically placed on the dean’s list for each semester in which a semester GPA of at least 3.5 is attained, based on a minimum of 12 semester credits, with no grade below C. The following students have made Dean’s List for Fall… Read more »

Recent Graduates

Paul Hickey, B.M. Education 2016 is currently serving as the General Music teacher at Mayfield Intermediate School in Manassas, Virginia, where he teaches general music and two classes of beginning band. “I approach General Music as an exploratory class. I want to give students an opportunity to challenge their own ideas of what music is while… Read more »