Faculty Notes


Bohlman, Philip V.

October 12, 2011

I’ve been fortunate to begin a year of leave in 2011-12 on the road, working mostly in Berlin, where Christine and I now have a second home. Several new projects at the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv keep me occupied here, first, the assessment of historical recordings of Jewish music in Eastern Europe during the 1930s and 1940s, […]


Briggs, Amy

October 21, 2010

Amy Briggs is beginning her second year at the University of Chicago, and looking forward to the 2010-2011 season.  Features of the past summer included a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Trio Opus. 1 No. 3 on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven festival, and a live radio broadcast performance of Edgar Varèse’s Amériques for piano eight […]


Butler, Melvin

October 15, 2009

2008-09 was an exhilarating academic year for Melvin Butler as he and his family transitioned from Virginia to Chicago. Along with settling in Hyde Park, he has been working steadily to complete the first of two book projects exploring music and charismatic Christianity in the Caribbean and its diaspora. The bulk of his writing this […]