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Eric Tuan and Convivium consider the #MeToo movement Sunday, May 13

The composer and choral conductor Eric Tuan — currently the Department of Music's Choral Studies Program Administrator, as well as a Music alumnus — is the director of music at Christ Episcopal Church in Los Altos. In acknowledgment of the #MeToo movement, Tuan's choral group Convivium will perform a concert program at Christ Episcopal at 4:00 pm Sunday, May 13th.

James Bond book by Adrian Daub and Charles Kronengold appears in Greil Marcus's "Real Life Top 10"

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Last year's book by Stanford scholars Adrian Daub and Charles KronengoldThe James Bond Songs: Pop Anthems of Late Capitalism — a survey of five decades of music created for the James Bond film series — recently appeared in cultural critic Greil Marcus's long-running column, "

The Engineers in the Arts Scholarship: Music lessons for Stanford engineering students

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Andrew Myers of Stanford News recently highlighted the Engineers in the Arts Scholarship that provides partial music lesson funding for declared engineering students. Both Stanford Engineering and the Friends of Music at Stanford fund this scholarship. Persis Drell, the current Dean of Stanford Engineering, is a cellist herself; she is one of what turns out to be quite a few engineers who have found a place for music in their lives.

Rufus Olivier: Nutcracker Survivor

Rufus Olivier — principal bassoon for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, member of the Stanford Woodwind Quintet, and Department of Music Lecturer (bassoon) — shared his Nutcracker war stories in the San Francisco Chronicle's recent feature by Allan Ulrich that highlighted a number of SF Ballet Orchestra members, all with many years of service in the pit for The Nutcracker. Says Olivier about The Nutcracker's composer, Tchaikovsky


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