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Jessica Bush Accepts Director of Music & Liturgy Position at Christ the King Catholic Church

Author: Matt Haines

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Congratulations to 2nd-year MSM Jessica Bush, who recently accepted a full-time position as Director of Music and Liturgy at Christ the King Catholic Church in South Bend. Jessica is excited to use her training at Notre Dame and Ball State to deepen prayer in the community and and develop the music ministry at this parish, which will include developing choirs, training cantors, and directing a children's choir. She feels that she has a calling to serve the church with her musical skills and knowledge, and is thankful for all of her mentors and supporters.…

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Notre Dame Vocale Receives Major Award from the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music

Author: Matt Haines

Notre Dame Vocale, the research and special project ensemble of Sacred Music at Notre Dame, and its artistic director Professor Carmen-Helena Téllez just received news of the prestigious award by the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music.  Notre Dame Vocale joins some of the most prestigious professional and academic ensembles of the country who have been previous recipients of the award, including The Crossing of Philadelphia, directed by Donald Nally, Cantus of Minnesota and Dr. Téllez's former ensemble, NOTUS: the IU Contemporary Vocal  Ensemble, now directed by Dominick DiOrio.  In this grant cycle, Vocale is joined by Volti, the San Francisco new music ensemble. Dr. Téllez and Vocale have commissioned a cantata on Dante's Paradiso

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Peter Jeffery to Speak at the "Catholic Social Thought for the Idea of a University" Workshop

Author: Matt Haines

The Center for Social Concerns is hosting a discussion forum on implications of Catholic Social Thought for the idea of a University. If we were to run a University according to principles of Catholic Social Tradition (CST) what would that mean?

This question is, of course, also related to the discourse on the idea of a Catholic University, but goes further than that. The encyclical Laudato Si is addressed to “every person living on this planet,” hence the invitation to consider the values of Catholic Social Tradition is meant for all. But what does that mean?…

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"A Catholic University is a Refuge of Hospitality", an Article by Peter Jeffery

Author: Matt Haines

Professor Peter Jeffery was featured in Notre Dame's newspaper, The Observer, where he wrote on the importance of Notre Dame keeping the Catholic faith while providing an edcuation and reserach opportunities for students. 

"Fr. Hesburgh used to point out that many American colleges were founded by religious denominations but have lost their religious affiliation over time. Notre Dame strives to maintain its Catholic identity, convinced that a Catholic university can also be a great university. Many of our students come here looking for a strong Catholic education, including some who feel their pre-college Catholic formation was not all it should have been.…

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Pierpaolo Polzonetti Awarded the H.Colin Slim Award

Author: Matt Haines

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Pierpaolo Polzonetti has been awarded the H.Colin Slim Award for his essay "Tartini and the Tongue of Saint Anthony".

“The H. Colin Slim Award honors each year a musicological article of exceptional merit, published during the previous year (2015) in any language and in any country by a scholar who is past the early stages of her or his career and who is a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States.” (http://www.ams-net.org/awards/slim.php

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Prof. Carmen-Helena Téllez Conducts Anniversary Performance in New York City

Author: Matt Haines

Last October 23,  Professor of Conducting Carmen-Helena Téllez led a portrait concert in honor of the 80th birthday of American composer John Eaton. The concert included Mass II, a work professor Téllez has recorded with Aguavá New Music Studio, and El Divino Narciso, a cantata based on the allegorical poem by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.  The concert was produced by the American Composers Alliance in Symphony Space, in 

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Job Posting: Voice Position, Department of Music, University of Notre Dame

Author: Matt Haines

Voice Position, Department of Music, University of Notre Dame
 

The University of Notre Dame, Department of Music is conducting a faculty search for the position of Professor of the Practice (open rank, non-tenure track, full-time regular faculty), for a soprano, mezzo-soprano, or contralto voice, the position beginning August 2016. The successful candidate will be an exceptional artist (with an active performing life beyond the campus) and pedagogue with a thorough knowledge of opera, oratorio, art song, and concert literature. The Music Department is part of the College of Arts and Letters, and successful candidates will have the skills and desire to incorporate performance and teaching into a liberal arts context and also to contribute to the Program of Sacred Music and the Graduate Studio in Voice. Candidates at various stages in their careers are encouraged to apply, and we welcome minorities and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity; Notre Dame is an EEO/AA employer. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2015

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Stephen Lancaster & Daniel Schlosberg to Perform WFMT/Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert on August 19th

Author: Matt Haines

On Wednesday, August 19, at 12:15pm CST, expert pianist Daniel Schlosberg & Stephen Lancaster will perform a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert song recital, including works by Gounod, Schumann, Brubacher & Ravel.

You may attend the recital at Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center

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Professor Carmen-Helena Téllez Participates in Two Events Dedicated to Latin American Music

Author: Matt Haines

Professor of Conducting Carmen-Helena Téllez was invited to present a lecture at the American Choral Directors Associations biennial symposium on repertoire, last June 12, in Austin, Texas.  The symposium was dedicated to the analysis and impact of Latin American musical styles in world choral tradition and was attended by conductors from the whole continent, including representatives from Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, and several universities of the United States. Dr. Téllez discussed her work as Director of the Indiana University Latin American Music Center (1992-2012) and the Missa Brevis and the Stabat Mater by Mexican composer Mario Lavista, compositions she premiered and recorded before joining Notre Dame.  Soon after her return, on June 18 and 19, Dr. Tellez hosted at Notre Dame a colloquium of scholars, composers and producers to discuss the future of creative exchanges between musicians of the United States and Latin America. This colloquium was supported by the Global Midwest program of the Mellon Foundation, with administration by the University of Illinois and support of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at Notre Dame.

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A Recording by Professor Carmen-Helena Téllez is Reissued in Mexico.

Author: Matt Haines

The Tempus Clasico label, specializing in masterpieces of the Latin American repertoire, has reissued a recording by Notre Dame's Professor of Conducting Carmen-Helena Téllez of Mario Lavista's Stabat Mater, alongside other sacred music works by the composer. The original recording was produced by Indiana University's Latin American Music Center in 2012. Tempus Clasico serves the large Mexican and Central America recordings market. This is the third time that it has reissued a recording by Professor Téllez, having published the 

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Support Sacred Music for Notre Dame Day!

Author: Matt Haines

Donations and Voting for Notre Dame Day begins Today!!!!! Please support Sacred Music at Notre Dame and the Notre Dame Children’s Choir by making at $10 donation and casting your FIVE votes for SACRED MUSIC. Your $10 donation will be magnified by donors up to an additional $100!
 
Spouses and parents can donate from the same credit card and each will receive FIVE votes to give to Sacred Music at Notre Dame. See the attached flyer for details.…

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