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Achievements & Awards

Paul Phillips, Director of Orchestral Studies, elected Vice President of College Orchestra Directors Association, Western Division

The Western Division of the College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) recently elected Stanford's Paul Phillips, Associate Professor of Music and the Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies, as their Vice President for 2020-21. Additionally, he will serve as President-Elect in 2021-22 and President of the Western Division for 2022-23.

Denise Gill awarded Stanford Humanities Fellowship for 2020-21

The Department of Music's Denise Gill is among the 33 humanities scholars who have been awarded fellowships by the Stanford Humanities Center for the upcoming academic year. Internal faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor). One goal of the fellowship selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. 

The Department of Music salutes 2020 Deans' Award winners

We would like to congratulate four winners of the 2020 Deans' Awards for Academic Achievement, each of whom have included the Department of Music in their Stanford activities while majoring in other areas: 

  • Léa Bourgade (upper left) is a senior majoring in Human Biology. Having played the violin for 17 years, she seeks to combine her musical background with her love of neuroscience to study the intersections between art and the mind. She studies violin with Stanford violin faculty Robin Sharp.

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert features Mahan Esfahani (Music, '05)

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani (Music, '05) appeared on a recently-aired episode of NPR's long-running in-studio music show, Tiny Desk Concert. Mahan's visit turned out to be the very first Tiny Desk harpsichord recital! His 20-minute program included works by Domenico Scarlatti, jazz pianist and composer Mel Powell, and Johann Pachelbel. | Watch Mahan Esfahani's Tiny Desk Concert.

 

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