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Stanford music scholar redefines the jazz and cabaret culture of 1920s Harlem

Friday, May 15, 2015

Research by Stanford musicology Ph.D. candidate Nate Sloan is highlighting the largely forgotten racist history of a legendary musical venue. A fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, Sloan is studying the ramifications of a major paradox of the Cotton Club and similar Harlem cabarets: While black musicians provided the club's entertainment, black patrons were altogether barred from the shows.

SSO musicians visit Catalina Island High School

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Catalina Islander highlighted the Stanford Symphony Orchestra's visit to Avalon High School's music class, part of the SSO's schedule leading up to the annual Holiday Symphony Concert at Catalina Island Museum. “This was a chance to meet young musicians on the island and to introduce them to our instrument groups,” said conductor Anna Wittstruck.

Stanford and Warners Make Music Leaders

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

For Stanford | Arts, Robin Wander of Stanford Communications wrote about a new collaboration between Stanford and the music industry that will cultivate the next generation of leaders in the music world.  Each year, a select group of students in their junior year of study will participate in this program by taking a course co-developed with Warner Music Group.

Stanford's new player piano collection brings sounds of history to life

Monday, October 13, 2014

Stanford Report recently highlighted Stanford's new player piano collection, The Denis Condon Collection of Reproducing Pianos and Rolls. Many rolls in the Condon Collection include major composers playing their own music, including Saint Saëns, Busoni, Bartók, Mahler, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Gershwin, and Joplin.


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