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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.