Music to my Ears: Class Recitals!!

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What’s good y’all!? My name is Deionte Appling, sophomore class of 2016 here at Brown, and I’m a music and psychology concentrator. Fun Facts: I sing in chorus, I occasionally perform operas with Brown Opera Productions, and I love Robert Plant! Music to My Ears is the prospective student’s gateway to the life of music at Brown, and I’ll attempt to show you the ins and outs of our music department to the best of my knowledge!

It is that time of the year where everything is coming to a close! Everyone is studying till death does them part and pulling all-nighters (you’d be surprised how many people you find in the library at sunrise). This is also the time music classes hold recitals. It is a great opportunity to take a look at what your fellow class mates and Brunonians have been working on and learning throughout the semester in their music classes. This past weekend, MUSC1010 (Advanced Musicianship) held its first of two recitals this year with a theme of pieces after 1900.  It was really interesting to hear how much classical music varied in such short time periods.  It was really emphasized because they were performed chronologically, and the first two pieces contrasted heavily (one being really Romantic and the other almost atonal).

There is also a computer music concert held around this time as well. Later on this week, MUSC1250 (Sound Design) also holds a concert in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center (the beautiful new building pictured above).  It details some of the cool creations MEME students put together and the application of what they’ve learned over the semester.  It’s amazing some of the “instruments” that are put to use or created.

Both 1010 and 1250 are advanced level courses, but the lower level courses (Theory of Tonal Music and Computers and Music) also hold recitals, but only at the end of the spring semester.

For those of you tickled by curiosity, would like to express your love for me, or simply want to chat about any and all things music, please feel free to email your questions or comments to Deionte_Appling@brown.edu and I’ll get back ‘atcha ASAP!

If it ain’t Baroque…

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