Posts by: krone

Roman Totenberg, virtuoso violinst, beloved teacher, has died at 101.

Was Still Teaching … Even On His Deathbed I am saddened to inform you of the passing of our esteemed colleague and dear friend, Professor Emeritus of Music Roman Totenberg. A survivor of two world wars, Roman offered the world hope and love through his extraordinary music-making. First guided in his art by 19th century […]

Bruce MacCombie 1943-2012

Composer Was Dean of the College of Fine Arts 1992-2000 I am sorry to announce that Bruce MacCombie has passed away after a long illness.  He served as dean of the College of Fine Arts (then School for the Arts) from 1992-2000. A distinguished composer and theorist, his works have been recorded on the BGS […]

Minister’s Questions: British MP David Lammy Addresses CFA Class

I was honored to have British MP and former Culture Minister David Lammy speak and take questions in my arts leadership class this evening.  The Labour party member who is expected to seek higher office, spoke of the transformative role choral singing played in his development as a young man. Lammy emphasized that art teaches […]

Opera Institute Graduate Morris Robinson in Showboat at Chicago’s Lyric Stage

A”perfectly cast ensemble performs some of the most enduring songs and theatre music ever written…Morris Robinson (Joe) sing(s) with touching realism and personal connection… No one should miss it”– Chicago Sun-Times See a short introduction of this lavish production by Renee Flemming and hear Morris Robinson sing:

Famed Parisian bookseller and BU alum George Whitman dies

CFA salutes George Whitman (COM’35, SMG’35), who died at 98 shortly before Christmas, founded Shakespeare and Company, a harbor for any writer from expatriate celebrities to drug-addled wannabes, in 1951. Bracketed by the Seine and Notre-Dame, the store, named after the French bookshop that was the Jazz Age haunt of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, attracted its […]

BU Virtual Concert Hall Launched!

Arnold Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw from BU School of Music on Vimeo. I am pleased to announce the launch of our newest web initiative, BU’s Virtual Concert Hall. We have decided to coincide the launch with the release of the video production of our most recent concert at Symphony Hall, which featured a great […]

Dean Juárez Speaks Out on Arts Budget Cuts

By the numbers: $1.68 = One grande coffee. $1.46 =  Amount of yearly U.S. (state and federal) arts funding per person. In a recent letter to the editor published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Benjamín Juárez, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, explains how arts infrastructure is being “dismantled” by shrinking state and […]

Governor Scott’s Shortsighted Proposal

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has proposed reducing state aid to educational programs that are not in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math. This is a bad idea. I support Michael Crow’s (president, Arizona State University) position that our graduates must have the “ability to understand the complexity and interrelatedness of our cultural, […]

My Letter To CFA Alumni

Dear College of Fine Arts Alumna/us: I have recently completed my “freshman” year as dean of the Boston University College of Fine Arts. My course of study, not surprisingly, was two invigorating semesters of what might be called “CFA 101.” I have learned many things—about the interests of my fellow faculty members, the ambitions of […]

CFA Saturday Workshops! All BU Students Welcome

Click on the poster for more information. Please urge your students to attend.