A Peek Behind the Scenes of an Orchestra and a Glimpse into the Future

A summer internship with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra introduced music major Hunter Hess ’22 to new career possibilities and inspirations.

The Sanctuary of Songwriting During SARS-COV-2

Shant Arakelian with his bassoon

While people were baking homemade sourdough bread, adopting pets and remodeling bathrooms to make the most of being stuck at home during the pandemic, music performance major Shant Arakelian ’21 was composing a six-movement sonata about his life.

Ensembles Perform ‘Treasure Chest’ of Music by Black Composers

Gordon’s Department of Music aims to advance the work of Black composers beyond Black History Month through performances and in-depth studies of the musical styles.

Changing the Tune of Representation in Classical Music

Embracing being Black has been a lifelong journey for Michael Ellis Ingram, who moved to Germany in 2010 to pursue a career in music. Read about his personal journey and revelations.

How the Pandemic Changed the Tune for Gordon’s Musicians

COVID-19 protocols posed a challenge to the Department of Music’s daily rhythms, but their creative adaptations meant they reached more audiences than ever.