How 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.

An Inside Look at Prison Life in America

Six years ago today, Lee became a free man after 13 years in a medium-security prison in Norfolk, MA, and the world was not the same as he’d left it.

How a 20th-Century African American Composer is Shaping Classical Music Today

Florence Price was told she had no place in classical music as an African American woman. But against the many odds present in her day and field, the musical pioneer created a space for herself.

In Tune With Others: How Singing Together Can Help Us Navigate Hard Conversations

Eighty-one years ago, you could walk into a tiny basement club in Greenwich Village (a.k.a. “The Wrong Place for the Right People”) and hear 23-year-old Billie Holiday end her set with a song called “Strange Fruit.”

Music, Science and Faith Inform Award-winning Research

Alumnus Dr. Joshua Neumann’s innovative musical exploration of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau earned him the American Musicological Society Thomas Hampson Award for research in classic song.