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UChicago’s Middle Eastern Music Ensemble

The ensemble, lovingly known as MEME, was established by the Music Department in 1997, to provide a performance space in which students, faculty, staff, and community members’ theoretical, practical and historical interests in Middle Eastern music could be explored. 

Maybe somebody should start a MEME meme? 

UChicago Motet Choir
A 40-member premiere choral ensemble on campus, the Motet Choir, is going on tour this winter break! Check out their website and Facebook page for more information, and here are their (free!) tour dates and locations:
Saturday, December 14 | 8 PMPittsburgh, PACalvary Episcopal Church315 Shady Ave | Pittsburgh, PAJoined by the Fox Chapel Area High School Madrigal Singers
Sunday, December 15 | 6:30 PMWashington, DCHearst AuditoriumNational Cathedral School3612 Woodley Rd NW | Washington, DCIn collaboration with the men of the St Alban’s School Madrigal Singers (D.C.) and the Barker College Choir & Orchestra (Sydney, Australia)
Tuesday, December 17 | 7 PMPhiladelphia, PAThe Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill8855 Germantown Avenue | Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, December 18 | 7 PMBoston / Cambridge, MAFriends Meeting at Cambridge5 Longfellow Park | Cambridge, MA
Thursday, December 19 | 6 PMNew Haven, CTSt Mary’s Priory Churc5 Hillhouse Ave | New Haven, CT
Friday, December 20 | 8 PMNew York, NYChurch of St Mary the Virgin, Times Square145 W 46th St, between 6th & 7th Avenues | New York, NY
Saturday, December 21 | 8 PMNew York, NYJames Memorial ChapelUnion Theological Seminary3041 Broadway at 121st St | New York, NY

UChicago Motet Choir

A 40-member premiere choral ensemble on campus, the Motet Choir, is going on tour this winter break! Check out their website and Facebook page for more information, and here are their (free!) tour dates and locations:

Saturday, December 14 | 8 PM
Pittsburgh, PA
Calvary Episcopal Church
315 Shady Ave | Pittsburgh, PA
Joined by the Fox Chapel Area High School Madrigal Singers

Sunday, December 15 | 6:30 PM
Washington, DC
Hearst Auditorium
National Cathedral School
3612 Woodley Rd NW | Washington, DC
In collaboration with the men of the St Alban’s School Madrigal Singers (D.C.) and the Barker College Choir & Orchestra (Sydney, Australia)

Tuesday, December 17 | 7 PM
Philadelphia, PA
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue | Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, December 18 | 7 PM
Boston / Cambridge, MA
Friends Meeting at Cambridge
5 Longfellow Park | Cambridge, MA

Thursday, December 19 | 6 PM
New Haven, CT
St Mary’s Priory Churc
5 Hillhouse Ave | New Haven, CT

Friday, December 20 | 8 PM
New York, NY
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Times Square
145 W 46th St, between 6th & 7th Avenues | New York, NY

Saturday, December 21 | 8 PM
New York, NY
James Memorial Chapel
Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway at 121st St | New York, NY

New Jams
D2fjams began as a way for its cofounders, Jane Handorff (Dartmouth ’17), Andrew Reilly (UChicago ’18 [gap year]) and Glinskis to share inspiration and found tracks with each other. “We found most of our stuff through huge binges on soundcloud and bandcamp. Eventually we started to share it with friends, which spread to various social media platforms.”
Read more about them here, and find new jams here. 

New Jams

D2fjams began as a way for its cofounders, Jane Handorff (Dartmouth ’17), Andrew Reilly (UChicago ’18 [gap year]) and Glinskis to share inspiration and found tracks with each other. “We found most of our stuff through huge binges on soundcloud and bandcamp. Eventually we started to share it with friends, which spread to various social media platforms.”

Read more about them here, and find new jams here

This is music to our ears.

Riot Fest 2013
This past weekend another Chicago music festival took place: Riot Fest. Artists such as Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy headlined the show. Were any of you in attendance? Who was your favorite?

Riot Fest 2013

This past weekend another Chicago music festival took place: Riot Fest. Artists such as Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy headlined the show. Were any of you in attendance? Who was your favorite?

Hyde Park Jazz Festival

If you’re in the Hyde Park area (and love great music) September 28-29, check out the 2013 Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Some of the performances will even be at the Logan Arts Center! Celebrate good music, good people, and good times.

For your listening pleasure.

Expert Spotlight: Martha Feldman
Expertise: Music (Opera, Classical, and history) and Humanities
Publications: City Culture and the Madrigal at Venice, The Courtesan’s Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, and Opera and Sovereignty: Transforming Myths in Eighteenth-Century Italy
Awards won: Bainton Prize of the 16th-Century Studies Conference and the Centre for Reformation Studies for City Culture, Dent Medal from the Royal Musical Association, Ruth A. Solie Prize of the American Musicological Society for The Courtesan’s Arts Gordon W. Laing Award

Expert Spotlight: Martha Feldman

Expertise: Music (Opera, Classical, and history) and Humanities

Publications: City Culture and the Madrigal at Venice, The Courtesan’s Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, and Opera and Sovereignty: Transforming Myths in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Awards won: Bainton Prize of the 16th-Century Studies Conference and the Centre for Reformation Studies for City Culture, Dent Medal from the Royal Musical Association, Ruth A. Solie Prize of the American Musicological Society for The Courtesan’s Arts Gordon W. Laing Award

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Studies show that singing creates similar heart beats and beat variations when people sing in a group. We have numerous a cappella groups on campus—they must really feel the beat!

Best of Chicago

Check out the Chicago Reader’s Guide to everything awesome in this city last year. Our favorite categories? Best Activist Hipster Magazine, Best Local Myth, Best Rendition of the Best Chicago Song. Yes. 

The Stranger
From the Best Portfolio-Study Abroad Photo Contest 2009-10
Photo By Lloyd L. Class of 2011 (Paris Civ in English)
For more information relating to UChicago Study Abroad go to their website or check out their Facebook and Twitter.

The Stranger

From the Best Portfolio-Study Abroad Photo Contest 2009-10

Photo By Lloyd L. Class of 2011 (Paris Civ in English)

For more information relating to UChicago Study Abroad go to their website or check out their Facebook and Twitter.

Seen on the Music Department’s website. Probably a forgotten placeholder, but hey, sign us up (or whatever).
For a full listing of the music department’s actual courses (Music in Western Civilization? Harmony and Voice Leading? 16th AND 18th-century Counterpoint? Awesome!) check out their course offerings here. 

Seen on the Music Department’s website. Probably a forgotten placeholder, but hey, sign us up (or whatever).

For a full listing of the music department’s actual courses (Music in Western Civilization? Harmony and Voice Leading? 16th AND 18th-century Counterpoint? Awesome!) check out their course offerings here. 

Scottish Ensemble with Alison Balsom

Mark your calendars. Friday, April 19th will see Alison Balsom grace the Logan Center and we can’t wait to hear her. This is part of an incredible University of Chicago presents lineup that you can find here. As for more details for Alison’s event, well, here you go

MODA Presents: Beatz
UChicago’s student style organization are making playlists now.
(Photo above from their 2012 Fashion Show, by Tom Tian)

MODA Presents: Beatz

UChicago’s student style organization are making playlists now.

(Photo above from their 2012 Fashion Show, by Tom Tian)

MuZiK!

Join the University of Chicago’s South Asian Sound Interventions as they host a week of events. The event is being hosted in conjunction with the Logan Center. More details can be found here

Monday-Concert- Hindustani Strings at the Borderlands

Tuesday-Workshop-Musical Instruments across the Bengal Borderlands

Wednesday-Workshop-Workshop with Amie Maciszewski (pictured above).

Thursday-International Symposium-Performing the ‘Bengal Borderlands’

Friday- Mehfil: Musicians in Movement across the Borderlands

It’s gonna be awesome!!!