Announcing the Joyce Castle Campaign for KU Opera. With this effort, we have a fantastic opportunity to create a permanent fund supporting the opera program at KU. In doing so, we honor an extraordinary champion of this vital program in the School of Music. Read more...
- General Information for Spring 2021 music students: music.ku.edu/safety
- Protocols for ensembles: Band, Choral, Jazz, and Orchestras
- Details on the university’s protocols for re-opening campus can be found at Protect KU.
Among the finest music schools in the United States, the KU School of Music offers comprehensive programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For generations, the School of Music has provided the soundtrack to KU's rich traditions. Our students perform on the world's biggest stages, learn from leading experts in their fields and take their studies beyond the classroom to concert halls, clinics, schools and hospitals.
Sara McClure (PhD candidate, musicology) was recently awarded the Graduate Student Research Travel Grant from the Hall Center for the Humanities. She'll be using the award to research concert life in 19th-century St. Louis, Missouri, particularly at the Missouri Historical Society and Gaylord Music Library at Washington University, for her dissertation.
Petar Smilev is a Macedonian clarinetist working on his doctorate of musical arts degree at the University of Kansas, studying with one of the most prolific clarinetists in the world Dr. Stephanie Zelnick. He previously studied with Stojan Dimov and Stojo Miserlioski, while he was pursuing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music at the Ss Cyril and Methodius University and Florida Atlantic University.
Brock Babcock, KU School of Music sound engineer, was the recording engineer in Swarthout Recital Hall for the recording of Paulina Leisring and Domingo Pagliuca's album Eternal Gratitude, which won in the category of best classical album at the Latin Grammys in November. Babcock received the physical Latin Grammy award this week.
Stephanie Zelnick, professor of clarinet, recently presented a virtual lecture and recital at Yale School of Music; additionally, she recently taught clarinet masterclasses at Michigan State University, University of Costa Rica, and the University of British Columbia, among others.