Music

Woodstock at 50

During three days of Woodstock in August of 1969, Anthony DeCurtis of the School of Arts and Sciences was 18, growing up in New York City and obsessed with the music that would form the foundation of his writing and teaching.

Louisa Shepard

Stage presence

Senior music major Leo Sarbanes has become a leading voice on the little-known opera “The Love for Three Oranges” during his summer internship with Opera Philadelphia.

Louisa Shepard

A life of writing and song

Rosanne Cash, a Kelly Writers House Fellow, was on campus for a course taught by English Professor Al Filreis that focuses on three eminent writers each spring semester.  

Louisa Shepard

Musical magic

For 45 years, Penn Choral Director William Parberry has conducted thousands of Penn singers through hundreds of music scores, resulting in more than 270 concerts by his three ensembles.

Louisa Shepard

Seeing, hearing, and encountering post-apartheid South Africa

A Penn Global Seminar course taught by Carol Muller took the 16 undergraduates to South Africa to explore that nation's history and post-apartheid present day through music and culture. The students demonstrated the impact of the journey through final projects including a painting, a written paper, a poem, a film, a photo essay, a musical score—even a set of political cartoons.

Louisa Shepard



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

PhillyBloco to celebrate its first Brazilian summer carnival

Michael Stevens of the School of Arts and Sciences spoke about the upcoming PhillyBloco Summer Carnaval, which will feature a collaborative performance by Stevens’ Brazilian music band and students from the samba school he founded.

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