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It’s a new semester at SJU!  I’m teaching the second semester of our yearlong music history survey as well as a course about J. S. Bach.  I’m also busy working with my piano students and preparing for my first faculty recital at SJU this March, which includes solo works by Brahms and Janacek.

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SJU Schubertiad

This Friday, November 18, at 7:30 PM in the Chapel of Saint Joseph, SJU students present a Schubertiad, an evening of music to celebrate Franz Schubert.  Student vocalists and pianists, along with a few faculty members, will perform works by the great Viennese composer.  This is the first event of this kind that SJU Music has hosted and promises to be a wonderful night of Lieder, poetry, and piano music.  Please join us!  You can e-mail me at emorgan@sju.edu for more information!

This Friday evening (10/28) at 5:30 PM, pianist Yu Xi Wang will give a masterclass at Saint Joe’s to five students working on pieces by Franz Schubert.  The event is free of charge and promises to be very exciting.  After working with each student, Yu Xi will perform Ravel’s La Valse for the group.  All are welcome to attend this event.  Please e-mail me at emorgan@sju.edu for more information.

Next week I’ll be in New York for “Counterpoints: Nineteenth-Century Literature and Music,” a conference sponsored by Fordham University and 19th-Century Music.  I’m presenting a paper on a panel on Friday morning on British domestic novels of the early 1800s and accompanied sonatas, focusing on the work of two women: the author, Maria Edgeworth and the composer, Maria Hester Park.  The conference also includes a recital of piano works related to the theme of nineteenth-century literature and music; I’ll be performing pieces by Haydn and Ryan Francis on the recital.  For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/6hjwvzs.  All events are open to the public.

This is a work in progress!  I look forward to adding new pages and keeping this website updated with news about performances and events.  Check back again soon!