Music Department

Eleven Faculty Members Promoted with Tenure

From plate tectonics to molecular ecology, from the history of jazz to Asian Communism, from game theory to the French Revolution, the candidates span a wide variety of subjects.

ICYMI: The Problem with ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’

The Arctic air and the bomb cyclone that followed on its heels have buried campus, the Brunswick area, and much of the region in a frozen tundra. A staple among Christmas songs, though not about the holiday at all, has gotten a rather icy reception itself given the climate across the country regarding sexual harassment.

Racer X: Professors by Day, Rock Stars by Night

Tearing it up on guitar and lead vocals was Associate Professor of Music Vineet Shende, while English professor Aaron Kitch played keys and also lent a hand on vocals.

Bowdoin Orchestra Performs Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite

Watch the Bowdoin Orchestra performing Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.

Lopez Performs Russian Music in Conjunction with Museum’s Soviet Poster Show

The program included works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich. In this video clip, Lopez performs the first movement of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, the Promenade.

Beatboxer John Galusha ’20 Competes in National Tournament

Bowdoin has a rising beatbox champion in its midst. For his first-ever beatbox competition, John Galusha ’20 traveled to New York City in November to perform in the 8th Annual American Beatbox Championships.

Maine Youth Rock Orchestra Performs Arrangements by Sam Kyzivat ’18

Senior Sam Kyzivat’s compositional labors came to life recently when thirteen of the fourteen pieces he arranged were performed by the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra when it played a big folk concert at the Portland House of Music and Events.

Middle Eastern Music to Jazz: Recent Student Performances

The end of the semester at Bowdoin always brings many live student shows, in which ensembles often perform music they’ve been working on throughout the fall.