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The epidemiologist, recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute and HIV/AIDS expert, will also be awarded an honorary degree at this year’s graduation ceremony. Dr. Christopher Beyrer ’81, recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute, the inaugural Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights at the

Associate Professor of Music Mark Olivieri’s five-part composition reflects the darkness and strife of the pandemic, but the improvisational process of writing it became an exercise in solace. Music for a New Apocalypse,composed by Associate Professor of Music Mark Olivieri, premiered this month with a performance by pianist Andres Gomez-Bravo. The five movements of the

Sophomore plays nine instruments, writes and records his own music.  Between balancing schoolwork, a job at Wegmans and life as a college student, there are plenty of responsibilities competing for sophomore Ivan Malcolm’s attention.   Recording music, though, brings a little clarity.  “When I sit down and focus on the music, my mind just goes

Minor combines music and entrepreneurial studies, giving students tools to build careers. A new music administration and entrepreneurship minor offers students a unique way to pursue their passion for music while developing the skills necessary to translate that passion into a career.   Featuring courses in music and entrepreneurial studies, students will develop competencies in

In the fall, Matthew Nardone ’21 will attend Syracuse University to pursue a master’s in audio arts. Building on his double majors of biochemistry and music, Matthew Nardone ’21 looks forward to graduate work at Syracuse University’s Audio Arts program. “Part of me always wanted to work in the behind-the-scenes parts of the music industry, but

The founder and director of the Geneva Music Festival Geoffrey Herd reflects on musical education, the festival’s 10th anniversary and his 300+ year old violin. For 10 years, the Geneva Music Festival has presented acclaimed international artists in venues throughout the Finger Lakes and brought culturally diverse programming and educational concerts to local school districts.

This month, HWS will host a performance by singer and composer Mary Lambert, followed by a discussion on authenticity, mental health awareness and LGBTQ+ lived experiences. On Tuesday, April 20, Grammy-nominated singer and composer Mary Lambert will join the Hobart and William Smith Colleges community for a virtual performance. The event, titled “I Can’t Change”

Join the Department of Music for a virtual performance by award-winning saxophonist Alexa Tarantino on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.            As part of the Guest Artist series hosted by the Department of Music, saxophonist Alexa Tarantino will perform virtually on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. She will be accompanied by Philip Norris on

Liz Cost ’07 has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing at Sony Music Nashville. Previously a senior director of marketing, Liz Cost ’07 now serves as the Vice President of Marketing at Sony Music Nashville, overseeing the strategy, development and execution of targeted marketing campaigns and consumption growth for artists. “I work with internal

How do you follow up a strong first semester at Hobart College? If you’re Jacob Appleton ’23, you take a semester off to complete basic training to enlist in the U.S. Army Reserves. “I’ve always wanted to serve our country in some capacity,” says Appleton, a physics major who made Dean’s List. “My uncle was a green