Jacobs Receives Guggenheim Fellowship
School of Music professor becomes first ECU Guggenheim fellow
East Carolina University School of Music composition and theory professor Edward Jacobs has received a prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. The foundation recognized Jacobs on April 4 for his work as a composer.
Pirate Profile: Chris Short
Chris Short is a junior from Apex and is double majoring in vocal performance and music theory/composition at East Carolina University. He is involved in the ECU Opera Theater, ECU Chamber Singers, ECU Students for National Association of Teachers of Singing and is vice president of ECU chapter of the Society of Composers Inc.
Alum Marshall awarded Yale graduate Presser award
Florrie Marshall, East Carolina University alum (BM, Performance, ’15; Certificate of Advanced Performance Study, viola performance, ’16) and Yale University first-year graduate student in viola performance, has been awarded the Yale Presser Foundation Graduate Award.
ECU music education major selected for national achievement award
East Carolina University senior music education major Lauren Lewis has been selected as one of this year’s recipients of the Shannon Kelly Kane Scholarship and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Collegiate Professional Achievement Award.
ECU International Summer Guitar Festival's 22nd year ...
Classical guitar performers, instructors and students from around the world will converge in the A. J. Fletcher Music Center at East Carolina University in Greenville for the ECU International Summer Guitar Festival starting July 15 through 18.
ECU student composes music for installation
The installation of Dr. Cecil Staton as chancellor on March 24 will feature a world-premiere performance of a composition written for the ceremony by an ECU music student.
Serving Through Music
ECU alumni provide vital service in Army bands
From reveille to taps, music is an essential part of military service, and alumni of East Carolina University play a vital role in providing musical inspiration to the U.S. Army.
ECU Freshman Wins Best Vocalist
A first prize for best overall undergraduate woman performer highlighted a strong showing for East Carolina University vocalists at the 2016 North Carolina National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions.
ECU Quartet to Perform at National Convention
The Stranded Silver Flute Quartet has been invited to perform at the 2016 National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, California, on August 13.
ECU cellist and pianist release CD
East Carolina University faculty members Emanuel Gruber, cello, and Keiko Sekino, piano, have released a CD of Robert Schumann's music titled "Fantasy and Romance" on the Delos label.
Alum wins 2015 American Prize in Composition
East Carolina University School of Music alum Travis Alford (BM, ’05) is the winner of The American Prize in Composition 2015....
TREASURED TUNES: 2011 - 2013
Welcome to East Carolina University's Treasured Tunes, a podcast series in which professors from the School of Music offer commentary about selected musical compositions and performances. From state-of-the-art facilities, to world-renowned music professors, the School of Music is one of the premier music schools in the Southeast. Let Treasured Tunes offer a glimpse into the fascinating world of ECU's musical prowess. Please sit back and enjoy the music.
Subscribe to the podcast series on ECU's iTunes U. Stream the podcast, read a Q&A with each professor, and access transcripts below:
Episode 11featuring Emanuel Gruberpublished on 10/11/2013
Emanuel Gruber, professor of cello and chamber music, offers insight about his lifelong love of classical music and comments on selected works of three composers.
Episode 10featuring Andrew Scanlonpublished on 02/19/2013
Andrew Scanlon, professor of organ and sacred music at the ECU School of Music, and organist-choirmaster at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, shares his commentary and performance.
Episode 8featuring Christine Gustafsonpublished on 8/21/2011
Christine Gustafson, professor of flute at East Carolina University, shares a jazz-inspired duet between flute and piano.
Episode 7featuring Scott Carterpublished on 7/21/2011
Scott Carter, director of the School of Music Symphonic Wind Ensemble, shares and conducts a composition inspired by Superman comics.
Episode 1featuring Elliot Frankpublished on 1/18/2011
Dr. Elliot Frank, guitarist and music professor at ECU, shares his thoughts about a recital of classical guitar pieces written by South American composers.
Episode 3featuring Jocelyn Nelsonpublished on 2/23/2011
Professor Dr. Jocelyn Nelson, who specializes in renaissance guitar performance, offers commentary on a selection of pieces from her most recent CD, Ma Guiterre je te chante.
Episode 5featuring Catherine Garnerpublished on 4/5/2011
Dr. Catherine Garner, professor and pianist, leads the way in sharing the accomplishments of women composers throughout history.
Episode 2featuring Tom McCaslinpublished on 2/7/2011Tom McCaslin, professor of tuba and euphonium, shares his commentary and performance on a piece written by one of his mentors.
Episode 4featuring Mark Richardsonpublished on 3/11/2011
Professor Dr. Mark Richardson, teacher of music theory and composition, sheds light on the inspiration behind his composition Moonscape.
Episode 6featuring Christopher Ulfferspublished on 5/3/2011
Christopher Ulffers on bassoon, along with the East Carolina University Chamber Singers, premiered a piece written by Norwegian composer Egil Hovland.