Stories

School of Music



Alysia Tromblay ’83 helps people “wake up” their whole selves. by Greg Ryan '08

It’s not often that a job perfectly mirrors a person’s passions. It’s even less often that it empowers someone to live out her most deeply held beliefs.

Alysia Tromblay ’83 is one of the fortunate few: she makes a living doing both what she loves...

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Global Frederick Startup '56 is "sort of like Santa Claus" to kids in South and Central America and Africa.  by Greg Ryan '08

Frederick Startup ’56 didn’t want to leave, and Ruddy Acebo, the eight-year-old girl clinging to his leg, didn’t want him to leave, either. She, her parents, and Frederick had just enjoyed an afternoon of sightseeing,...

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My husband, Matthew Jenkins ’96, and I have been following the story of the retirement of Dean Arthur Ostrander (ICView 2008/2).

During our time as students in the School of Music, Dean Ostrander was a visible and vital part of everyday life in [what was then] Ford...

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Recent grad takes top honors in the annual competition.

Music-anthropology double degree holder Travis Knapp ’07 won first place and a $10,000 scholarship for his song “Before You Go” in the BMI...

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The longtime School of Music leader leaves a vigorous program.  By Karin Fleming ’09

Years before the James J. Whalen Center for Music became a reality, music dean Arthur Ostrander was working to make it one. Facilities in Ford Hall had become cramped and...

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