Ronald Radano earns a Berlin Prize Fellowship

Ronald Radano, a professor of African Cultural Studies and Music, has been named a 2018-19 Berlin Prize Fellow, the American Academy in Berlin announced. The professor will analyze colonial-era African recordings in Berlin’s Ethnographic Museum. 

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UW-Madison announces teaching assistant award winners

Fifteen graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been honored as recipients of the 2017 Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant (TA) Awards. They will be joined by families, friends, colleagues, and the university administration at the award ceremony on February 20.  

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People taking note of music hall construction and its surprising features

The facility will handle a wide range of performances — from intimate recitals, to ensembles, to groups of 100 or more musicians and singers. And what look like wagon-wheel windows are actually not windows at all.

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Synching science and music

Luke Valmadrid has forged a rigorous path pursuing degrees in chemistry, biochemistry and violin performance — and the dedicated senior wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Graduate student Paran Amirinazari in Madison Magazine: The student becomes the teacher

Perhaps the only thing Paran Amirinazari hasn’t accomplished in her academic/professional career is the completion of her doctoral degree. That academic pursuit led her to Madison four years ago. But her focus since has been playing first violin with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and serving as concertmaster for the Middleton Community Orchestra as well as founder and artistic director of the Willy Street Chamber Players. She is also director of Madison Music Makers, an educational outreach program under the auspices of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra (renamed WYSO Music Makers).

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New Faculty Focus: Alicia Lee

Alicia Lee is an associate professor of clarinet.

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UW-Madison spinoff helps libraries help local musicians

Rabble LLC, a Madison startup with UW–Madison roots, offers software to libraries that presents the sound of local musicians in an easy-to-access format.

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UW-Madison Arts Institute to honor 2017 Awards in the Creative Arts recipients

Each spring, the Arts Institute recognizes achievements and professional service along with supporting future creative endeavors and research. L&S honorees are Ron Kuka from the English Department's Creative Writing Program and Beverly Taylor from the Mead Witter School of Music.  

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Leckrone back with the band after double bypass surgery

Mike Leckrone has a secret. Eagle-eyed fans may be wondering why the iconic band conductor has been missing from University of Wisconsin sporting events, especially NCAA basketball tournaments. “I had double-bypass heart surgery,” explains Leckrone, 80.

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