Stephen Hinton wins Kurt Weill Book Prize

The 2013 Kurt Weill Book Prize for outstanding scholarship in music theater has been awarded to Stephen Hinton, the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Music.

Hinton won the award for his book Weill’s Musical Theater: Stages of Reform. Published in 2012 by the University of California Press, Hinton’s musicological study offers the most comprehensive overview yet of Weill’s output for the stage, according to a press release by the Kurt Weill Foundation. “In tracing Weill’s extraordinary journey as a theatrical…

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Stanford Arts Institute to pilot new interdisciplinary honors program

The Stanford Arts Institute will pilot a new interdisciplinary honors program in the arts during the 2013-14 academic year, an initiative intended to appeal to arts and non-arts majors alike. Students admitted to the program will participate in small workshops throughout their senior year while working towards the completion of a capstone project that reflects…

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Stanford Live’s Executive Director Wiley Hausam looks forward to 2013-14 and beyond

Success and lessons from the inaugural season in Bing Concert Hall inform plans for the coming year.

Wiley Hausam came to Stanford in 2012 as the executive director of Bing Concert Hall with a healthy performing arts portfolio under his arm. He was a Broadway producer, a presenter of classical theater and musicals, and the former executive director of two university performing arts centers where he excelled at developing younger audiences with…

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Art in the Metropolis

Arts Immersion: New York City 2013 gave Stanford students an insider's view into the cultural landscape of New York, from Manhattan to Harlem to Broadway.

“Art in the Metropolis” is a sophomore seminar  offered in conjunction with the annual “Arts Immersion” trip to New York that takes place over spring break and is organized by the Stanford Arts Institute.  The trip, now in its fourth year, provides a group of students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the cultural…

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The Stanford Arts Timeline unearths a vital legacy of tradition and transformation

The Stanford Arts Timeline invites you to explore the vital and dynamic presence of the arts on campus since the University's founding over a century ago.

On Friday, January 11, 2013 – nearly 121 years after Stanford convened its first class – Bing Concert Hall opened its doors. A culminating event for years of curricular and extracurricular arts activity on campus, this exciting moment has deep roots in over a century of Stanford arts – from one department focused on applied…

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Students from across campus bring Beethoven to Bing

With Beethoven as their muse, students in the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra will usher in a new era of performance at the Bing Concert Hall.

Alessandra Aquilanti is a fourth year PhD student in Italian whose thesis explores the humorist authors and magazines of fascist Italy. This is her fourth year as principal of the viola section of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and she also plays in the Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra.  Student musicians representing nearly every academic major will perform…

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