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Celebrating Pep Band’s 100-Year History

Recently, Georgetown University showcased the incredible 100-year history of the Pep Band. “Since 1922, the band has played for U.S. presidents, in DC parades and at…

October 25, 2022

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Album “Acorn” by Prof. Jay Hammond’s collective Trippers and Askers reviewed in Guardian

Led by Georgetown University Music Program Professor, this US collective impress with a subtle, ambient debut inspired by Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower. Read the July,…

August 13, 2021

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WTOP: Annapolis Symphony launches free youth orchestra for 60th season

A new article from WTOP discusses the upcoming launch of Orion Youth Orchestra (new window), a free youth group, for the 60th anniversary of Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (new…

June 1, 2021

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NPR: Composer Bernard Herrmann Showcases His Range On ‘PostClassical Ensemble’

Congratulations to GU Music Program Prof. Angel Gil-Ordóñez, music director of PostClassical Ensemble, whose CD of Bernard Hermann works was reviewed on “Fresh Air.&; …

June 1, 2021

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Georgetown College’s Tropaia 2021 Student Award Winners

Every year, Georgetown College honors its top academic achievers in the annual Tropaia ceremony. Congratulations to our two Department of Performing Arts seniors who…

May 27, 2021

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GU Music Program Prof. Carlos Simon Named as Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence

Georgetown University Music Program Professor, composer, and arranger Carlos Simon will join the Kennedy Center in 2021-2022 as its new Composer-in-Residence. During his three…

April 7, 2021

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Looking back at Fall Semester 2020: A Virtual Semester with Real Impact

https://performingarts.georgetown.edu/fall-2020-a-virtual-semester-with-real/ …

March 5, 2021

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GU Chamber Music Ensembles Program Students Perform Digital Concert, Continents Apart

On the evening of November 18, 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the GU Music Program presented a pre-recorded digital concert featuring the students of the GU Chamber Music…

November 19, 2020

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GU Music Program Prof. Benjamin J. Harbert Receives American Musicological Society’s 2020 Best Essay Prize in Popular Music

Congratulations to Georgetown University Music Program Professor Benjamin J. Harbert, who just received the American Musicological Society’s 2020 Best Essay Prize in…

November 16, 2020

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The Hoya: Georgetown Hip-Hop Community Creates Art to Honor the Marginalized

The Hoya examines the links between hip-hop and racial justice on Georgetown’s campus, featuring insights from Professor of Music Carlos Simon, hip-hop artist in residence…

November 6, 2020