Music Department

Museum of Art Patrons Enjoy First ‘Music in the Museum’ Lunchtime Chamber Concert

Music-lovers filled the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s Bowdoin Gallery on Thursday, June 29, 2017, for a lunchtime concert. This was the first of the “Music in the Museum” events being staged as part of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, featuring some of the young, talented musicians who are taking part in the festival.

Vineet Shende’s New Choral Work Offers a Fresh Take on Being American

Shende says his new work is in part inspired by “the rising level of xenophobia and anti-immigrant rhetoric in our recent political discourse. Such rhetoric strikes me as being deeply un-American.”

Vineet Shende’s New Work Aims at Genuine East-West Musical Integration

Whether you’re talking music or cuisine, music professor Shende says the phrase “East meets West” is over-used, with the “Eastern” ingredient often just a superficial offering. But with his latest composition, Shende aims for true structural integration of Indian classical music with western musical tradition.

Bowdoin Orchestra Flash Mobs Thorne Diners

The Bowdoin Orchestra surprised diners at Thorne on Wednesday evening with a quick concert.

Behind the Scenes of the Bowdoin Orchestra

When some members of Bowdoin Orchestra took a weekend retreat to the Coastal Studies Center, James Jelin ’16 followed with his video camera.

Video: Student Composes Piano Quintet for Summer Fellowship

Samuel Kyzivat ’18 wrote his string quintet specifically for classically-trained Bowdoin students to perform, and hopes to stage a public premiere in the coming academic year.

Miranda Hall-Aquitania ’18: Composing Music Fit For a Fairytale

This summer, Miranda Hall-Aquitania received a an Alan M. Christenfeld Fellowship from Bowdoin to focus on creating an original three-movement composition for violin, viola, and cello. The piece is influence by Gagaku imperial court music, and by Hall’s love for storytelling.

Remembering Steve Grover: Jazz Musician, Educator

Bowdoin faculty and former students pay tribute to jazz percussionist, composer and educator Steve Grover, who died earlier this month.