Topic: Music

The Song Collector

The Song Collector

How folksinger Paul Clayton brought the music of Virginia to the world

Folk music traveled in the back seat of Paul Clayton’s beat-up car in the form of a tape recorder he used to capture the beautiful and obscure...

Spring 2010

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Professor interprets autism with music

Michael Rasbury is a sound designer, a composer and a professor of drama at UVA, and he co-wrote a play inspired by his son, a musical about a boy with autism named Max.

Winter 2009

Small Town, Big Acts

Small Town, Big Acts

University hosts top musicians

Renovated venues have helped bring an impressive assortment of musical headliners to Grounds.

Winter 2009

All Fired Up

All Fired Up

DJ Enferno joined Madonna on tour

Eric Jao worked as a network engineer while moonlighting at D.C.’s hottest clubs, until he was discovered by Madonna. Watch a video of him DJ.

Fall 2009

Music for the Silver Screen

Music for the Silver Screen

How a film score tells the emotional story of a movie

How a film score tells the emotional story of a movie. Plus playlists for your next event.

Fall 2009

Most Popular Recordings at the Music Library

Most Popular Recordings at the Music Library

Miles Davis: Kind of Blue Columbia, 1970s Total checkouts: 392 J.S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, performer) Virgin Classics, 1989 Total checkouts: 340 The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper...

May 26, 2009

Giving Us The Good Stuff

Giving Us The Good Stuff

Schuyler Fisk makes handmade folk-rock

Singer-songwriter Schuyler Fisk's (Col '06) debut album climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes folk charts.

Summer 2009

She Lives in Song

She Lives in Song

Rob Sheffield (Grad ’91) documents love and grieving in ‘Mix Tape’ book

After losing his wife, a grieving alumnus looked at his mixtape collection and saw a lifetime of love.

April 14, 2009

Heating Up

Heating Up

Sparky's Flaw on the rise, on the road

Sparky’s Flaw is a classic story of a high school garage band made good, and is as homegrown as they come.

Summer 2008

A Sound for All Seasons

A Sound for All Seasons

Cavalier Band builds tradition from ground up

Student leadership, always at the heart of UVA's band, is helping guide the group to a new level.

Summer 2008

A Musical First

A Musical First

An original path to a Ph.D.

Mary Simonson spent her childhood years in New Jersey doing normal kids’ stuff—taking piano lessons, competing in gymnastics and studying dance. Injuries and other interests led...

Winter 2007

Rocking the Troops

Rocking the Troops

Band hits high notes on Asian tour

Sons of Bill have adventures and misadventures during their July 2007 tour of Asia.

September 1, 2007

Musicians Without Borders

Musicians Without Borders

Arab-Appalachian, anyone?

Lassaad Hosni looks up from his brie plate with a scowl, insisting that cheese should be salty. Brennan Gilmore (Col ’01) urges him in fluid French to give the...

Fall 2007

Sounding Off

Sounding Off

The Virginia Center for Computer Music is Making Noise

A small outfit with a big reputation, this UVA program dispels the notion that computer music is nothing but monotonous bleeps and bloops.

Summer 2007

Klezmer Calling

Klezmer Calling

Joel Rubin keeps the tradition alive

“I have Yiddish music in my background,” says the bearded, soft-spoken Los Angeles native, “with my maternal grandfather playing Yiddish melodies on his guitar along with...

Summer 2007

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Highlights

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.

Engineering Entrepreneurship

Engineering Entrepreneurship

New efforts at the School of Engineering encourage engineering students to approach problems from an entrepreneur's perspective.